Viraha Bhavan


new item2January 24 When we woke up this morning the house was frigid. There was no heat in the heater and it was below zero outside. It wasn’t until ten o’clock that we were able to get someone to come out and put fuel in our tank. Most of us bundled up in our coats and sleeping bags and slept and waited.... from #201 read more →

new item2January 23 Once the family members of Lord Krishna and... from #200 read more →

new item2January 22 The description of the destroyer reminds me something of a small or medium ISKCON temple. I served aboard a Navy destroyer escort for two weeks at sea. My main impression of it ... from #199 read more →

new item2January 21 I have to tell my readers that I’m not up to speed in keeping my journal. Going to the hospital and then worrying about colonoscopy have knocked me off the track.... from #198 read more →

new item2January 20 There was not much snow on the road, and we got to the hospital early. My anxiety about getting there was needless. ... from #197 read more →

new item2January 19 I don’t want to pray to Krishna that the snow stops because that’s not a proper prayer, and yet I feel inclined to do it so I don’t have to endure two days of fasting. Is it right to pray for something like that?... from #196 read more →

new item2January 18 It snowed in the early hours of the morning and built up to about three inches and then stopped. Still, there is a considerable accumulation out there. The municipal trucks have not come and scraped the roads yet. School is closed.... from #195 read more →

new item2January 17 Srila Prabhupada had a talk about the stresses of war with Professor Durkheim in Germany. Professor Durkheim told Prabhupada he was four years in World War I. He was on the foremost front, and he was one of two officers in his regiment who was not wounded... from #194 read more →

January 16 We are starting to read the quarrel that Krishna had with Rukmini. It was not really a quarrel but just Krishna teasing Rukmini and saying He wasn’t worthy of her and she should get another... from #193 read more →

January 15 Indra did not react like the Italians who had been liberated by the Americans, with grateful... from #192 read more →

January 14 The road is icy. You have finished your sixteen rounds, and they went pretty good. Someone predicted a big snowfall for tomorrow.... from #191 read more →

January 13 I had made a 9-1-1 call to the police, and they finally arrived. Even after they arrived, the fighting didn’t immediately stop. But they finally quelled it and arrested the attackers and took them to jail.... from #190 read more →

The walk photo

January 12 5:30 P.M. It snowed all night, and it is still snowing heavily. The municipal plow trucks have not even come out to plow the roads, and the roadway is piling up.... from #189 read more →

January 11 Saci came for breakfast this morning. He said he’s feeling much better. He will go to work today and go to manage his basketball team in the early evening. I was glad to see him better. No one in the neighboring houses is very sick any-more. Tomorrow more snow is supposed to come.... from #188 read more →

January 10 5:04 P.M. Don’t be a slouch. Chant Hare Krishna from the heart and be happy.... from #187 read more →

January 9 Satrajit once allowed his brother to wear the Syamantaka jewel around his neck and go riding on horseback in the forest. A lion attacked his brother and killed him and took the jewel. News of this reached the gorilla king Jambavan who lived in a cave. Jambavan went... from #186 read more →

Archive of The Yellow Submarine 2009-2010:

July 3 3:55 A.M. Last Entry: I’ve chanted eight rounds so far, and I am feeling satisfied although I know I am lacking in perfection. At least my mind is fixed on what I am doing and not wandering to other subjects.... from #486 read more →

Yellow Submarine - 484, Morning log





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At the Yamuna shore. Photo by Bhurijana Prabhu.




Q: In facing difficulty and adversity what is it that sustains you most and gives you so much courage?

A: In facing adversity I try to accept that what happens is the arrangement of providence. Somehow there is something good to learn in the adverse situation. At least we have the opportunity not to despair but to depend on Krishna . Everything is happening to us by his will even if we cannot understand it. We should not think we are victims of unfair treatment by the Lord, but take shelter in Him and beg him for the courage to survive the adversity.... More  Part 1 → Part 2 →

 Who is Satsvarupa dasa Goswami:

   While laboring as a social welfare worker in New York City's Lower East Side, Steve (soon to be initiated as Satsvarupa dasa) met his teacher, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (later known as Srila Prabhupada), a modern day saint from India. Srila Prabhupada was giving classes in a humble storefront on 2nd Avenue that he passed by every day on his way home from work. Entering that storefront changed his life forever. more →