Sai Baba Magick and Puttaparthi Mountains
31st of March, 2008 - 12:33
A few days back, as our route took us to Bangalore, we also spent a few days in Puttaparthi, the ashram of Sathya Sai Baba, the famous Hindu teacher, considered by his followers to be an avatar.
Taoist-Maoist Indiana Jones
31st of March, 2008 - 12:29
The gurubhai seers of Radhakund have now realized that I have become a Tantric and a Buddhist Sannyasi, and concluded that my fame deserves to be spread...
Theravada 4 Eva
27th of March, 2008 - 13:41
To adopt a new conceptual framework, to revise the old, or neither, or both? Thoughts in principle on evolutions, revolutions and renunciations, on current emphases and future possibilities.
Shankara, Bhagavata-purana and Advaita-vedanta
25th of March, 2008 - 4:08
The first installment in exploring earlier themes of Vedas, Advaita, Buddha, Brahmanas and so forth in some further detail.
24th of March, 2008 - 16:14
With my recent writings on the evolution of my views on Hinduism, featuring a departure that to many is irreconcilable and to some also unforgivable, expressions of anger have again become a theme of some contemplation to me.
Question to Readers
23rd of March, 2008 - 5:30
I don't really have a very clear picture of the demographics of the current Vraja Journal readership. Here's a question to the readers.
Gods Forsaken, Paradise Lost
22nd of March, 2008 - 19:44
Being a Buddhist means I no longer believe in god. Right? Well, let's be a bit more nuanced here.
Buddha, Vedas and the Brahmana culture
21st of March, 2008 - 13:30
Buddhism earned the nastika (atheist or infidel) label owing to the Buddha's rejection of Vedas. However, rejecting the Vedas isn't as black and white an issue as one might assume. This is a look at the Vedas the Buddha knew of.
From the Sahajiya Watcher
20th of March, 2008 - 13:03
A gem from recent feedback from Harry Krishna, a self-appointed sahajiya watcher.
18th of March, 2008 - 10:45
I wish to write a few words on the "exclusive devotion" theme of an earlier entry to clarify my views on bhakti.
16th of March, 2008 - 10:41
Yesterday, Advaitadas commented on my exit in his blog. These are some reflections on his message.
16th of March, 2008 - 5:52
Following the change of spirit, the form of the journal has undergone a due transfiguration.
Vraja Journal - Disclaimer
15th of March, 2008 - 15:57
What's the future of Vraja Journal? It'll continue, albeit in a somewhat different spirit. Please read this disclaimer before reading any further.
14th of March, 2008 - 18:37
Many readers of this journal have been wondering about the evolutions in my slant on things and my spiritual direction in general. Time has come to address matters in definite terms.
Vilasa Kunja Status
12th of March, 2008 - 16:13
I'm aware Vilasa Kunja and the rest of the sites (except for Vraja Journal) are down. Here's the latest on that.
Asubha: Meeting Corpses and Death
9th of March, 2008 - 16:51
Walking around the ghats of Varanasi, death is a common sight. The large piles of firewood tell their story of the volume of corpses daily burnt.
Our Shared Journey
4th of March, 2008 - 15:03
There was an earlier blog on misleading, commenting on the feedback of someone who came forward in a rather pointed manner about it. This is something, slightly retouched, I wrote to a friend who asked whether I truly felt I had misled someone.
Delhi to Varanasi
1st of March, 2008 - 13:25
Reaching New Delhi, booking train tickets, killing a few extra hours, observing the ominous Buddha-presence, moving towards Varanasi...
From the Sahajiya Watcher
Posted: 20th of March, 2008 - 13:03
The following letter gives you a good idea of the elements I pray I'll never ever have to be in contact with again. I wouldn't ever publish feedback from people who identify themselves; the (attempted) anonymity of this person is a different deal. However, I should note that the bulk of the feedback I have received has been in the neutral to positive range, and some even outright encouraging — and this broad-mindedness from friends and fellow folks has been heart-warming.
I have been following your journal blog.
Man, you are one mixed-up fool.
I guess your Vaishnava-aparadha has finally come home to roost and now you have gone stark-raving mad.
What is the matter, you pissed-off because your squeeze Malati dumped you for some other sahajiya?
Dude, your devotional creeper has been destroyed by Vaishnava-aparadha.
You need to go back to point #1 and start rectifying your offenses to Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Swami.
Nobody wants you to come back to Radha-kunda and commit your offenses anymore.
Stay away from Gurudeva!
You aren't amusing or funny!
You are pathetic!!!
So, now you have become asura and offending the "foundational acharyas" of the Gaudiya sampradaya.
Your recent antics are proof that you have NEVER tasted even a glimpse of a drop of bhakti-rasamrita.
If you had ever tasted even one molecule of bhakti-rasamrita you wouldn't be in the pathetic condition you are in now.
You are a hoax, a fool and the worst pretender that ever called himself a Vaishnava.
You have now garnered the ill-will, ill-wishes and ill-regard of every Vaishnava on the planet that knows about your pathetic existence.
Grow up fool. Quit playing yogi and surrender to Lord Nityananda you idiot.
Have a nice day punk!!!
stay in touch....