• "Here in this world there are thousands of newspapers and magazines reporting the stale, repetitious happenings of this limited space. So for reporting the news of the unlimited spiritual realm, concerning the eternal, ever-fresh Supreme Personality of Godhead, we could publish a newspaper at every second, what to speak of daily."
    - Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Bala Gopala's Mrdanga : An insignificant attempt (by an insignificant entity) to render service to this instruction.

17/11/06

The Mayavadi Blues

Categories: Humour, Podcasts

This is a song by a different Ekendra das. You can download the mp3 or, if you have broadband, listen to it here (5.2MB ) :

Once upon a time, I elected myself king
Told my pizza chef, "make me one with everything"
then I went out shoppin' didn't buy nothin' at all
I couldn't tell a t-shirt from a cotton ball
bought a ticket to Topeka but I landed in Duluth.
"All things bein' equal," I wish it was the truth

chorus:

I got the Mayavadi Blues
Yeah, the Mayavadi Blues
You know that I feel like I'm gonna merge
Yeah, it's all one now, baby
The subject and the object are one and the same.

Well, they sent me off to college, but it was all in vain.
I asked the teacher, "what is knowledge?"
He told me that there ain't no knower, no knowin', no thing bein' known
I said, "thanks a lot for nothin' I shoulda just stayed home"
That night, instead of string beans, Mama fed us dirt
She said, "It all comes from the same place, eat your dinner, it won't hurt."

(chorus)

My baby said she loved me She called me "honey child"
Then I found out I was just another station on her dial
She said, "It ain't nothin' personal. Nothin' ever is.
I just gotta keep on movin', gotta follow my bliss."
I said, "I'm shavin' my head, I might as well become a monk,
if all I'm gonna get from you is that Mayavadi junk."

(chorus)

So if you're feelin' upset and your feet can't find the ground
Gettin' treated like an object? Gettin' the runaround?
Well, you ain't the only one- I been there and I'll attest
It ain't no fun bein' an impersonalist
'Cause if everything is illusion, then I'm only pretend
This ain't no song and there ain't no end to my Mayavadi Blues

22/03/06

Classic Photo

Categories: Humour, Podcasts

Here's a shot of Kurma Prabhu getting hauled off the streets of Melbourne in the earlier days of the Hare Krishna movement. Classic photo isn't it? 4 cops and one sandal missing. I believe the whole incident worked in our favour in terms of generating publicity and sympathy from the clergy.

This picture goes well with this classic Australian number by Matt Taylor. Enjoy! :) [download]

12/11/05

Lord Balarama's Intoxicated Ranting

Categories: Humour, Sastra

In the Lalita-madhava it is stated that Lord Baladeva, intoxicated from drinking excessive quantities of honey, once began to address the ants, "O you kings of the ants! Why are you hiding yourselves in these holes?"

At the same time He also addressed the King of heaven, "O King Indra! You plaything of Saci! Why are you laughing? I am now prepared to smash the whole universe, and I know that Krishna will not be angry with Me..."

Then He addressed Krishna, "My dear Krishna, tell Me immediately why the whole world is trembling and why the moon has become elongated! And O you members of the Yadu dynasty, why are you laughing at Me? Please give Me back My liquors made of honey from the kadamba flower!"

Srila Rupa Goswami prays that Lord Balaram will be pleased with all of us while He is thus talking just like an intoxicated person...

The Nectar of Devotion

11/11/05

Mahaprabhu's Joking And Laughing Qualities

Categories: Humour, Sastra

Lord Caitanya is known as the one:

- hasya-kari & hasya-yuk ==> who laughs & jokes

- hasya-priya ==> who is fond of joking

- hasya-nagara ==> who is the hero of those expert in speaking joking words

- hasya-grami & hasya-kara ==> is expert at joking

- pushpa-hasa ==> whose smile & laugh are as charminng as flowers.

Lord Gauranga's smiling & laughing qualities ki...

P.S. One of the qualities of Srimati Radharani is that she is very expert in the art of joking.

04/11/05

Harinama Shakti !

Categories: Humour, Inspirational

Dear Devotees
Pamho agtSP

I am a soldier in the US Army and thought you all might get a laugh at what happened the other day.

We had to do a 6 mile run for fitness. Its customary to sing during these runs to build soldier cohesion. So they asked me to sing. I agreed so we were running down the street, when the idea popped in my head to get them to chant. Now this wasn't 6 or 7 people, its was a total of 600 soldiers. And they were into it, for 3 miles they chanted the Maha Mantra as loud as they could and were really into it.

Amazing what the power of the Holy Name can do.

your servant
Partha-sarathi dasa

19/10/05

And They Save We Have Blind Faith ???

25/06/05

Vaisnava Etiquitte for Dummies

Categories: Readings, Humour

Here's an idea for a book that I had:

10/06/05

Another Version of Devolution

Categories: Humour

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare