Jungle dispatch



David Icke

Hi. After ten years living off grid in the jungle of Hawaii with dial-up as my only internet access at home, I got satellite internet a few months ago and broadened my sources of information. I found videos by David Icke on YouTube, and I watched many of them. I approach people like him with […]


The Western Mind and Universalist Radha-Krishnaism

“The best intellectual history of the West in one volume I have ever seen.” –Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (PWM) by Richard Tarnas gives an engaging presentation of the vast sweep of western thought through the ages. In […]


A Survey of Radha-Krishna Devotion

A Contemporary Scholarly Survey of Radha-Krishna Devotion Several years ago, I read Vaishnavism: Contemporary Scholars Discuss the Gaudiya Tradition, Folk Books, 1992 edited by Steven J. Rosen, foreword by Edward C. Dimock, Jr.. I benefited from it, and wrote an essay in response that I published on my website. I reread the essay in 2013 […]


Science and Religion

I read a couple of physics books and am preparing articles on them that deal with consciousness and cosmology from a quantum perspective. I present my position on science and religion in general before I publish these articles in  this excerpt from my Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural Devotion; A Practitioner’s Handbook, pp 106-109. […]


Universalist Radha-Krishnaism–An Axial Perspective

Rereading The Great Transformation: The Beginning of our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong, I saw an affinity between Universalist Radha-Krishnaism and those great ancient traditions. She writes about what “Karl Jaspers called the Axial Age because it was pivotal to the spiritual development of humanity. From about 900 to 200 BCE, in four distinct regions, […]


The Tastes of Love

Shloka 2. Bhagavad Gita 4:11: In whatever way one worships me, I honor him in that same way, for in all their various ways men do follow my path, Partha. 19 [Saying] ‘My son, my friend, the lord of my heart’–he who has pure bhakti toward me in these bhavas, 20 who feels himself superior, […]


The Beautiful Women of Braj

68 The Brajadevis are of various natures and forms; they are her [Radha’s] kayavyuha forms and causes of her rasa. 69 Without many consorts there is no enjoyment of rasa; therefore there are many manifestations of lila-companions. 70 There are, in Braj, many different kinds [of women], with many different kinds of bhava and rasa, […]


The Way of Passion

14 The purpose of this avatara [Chaitanya] was to taste the sweetness of the juice of prema-rasa, and to propagate among people the bhakti of the raga-marga. 15 Krishna, the crest-jewel of rasikas, the epitome of mercy and grace, [descended] in the desire to be the source of these two things. 16 “All the world is […]


Developing the Spiritual Body

Natural devotion includes practitioners meditating on their spiritual selves in relationship to Radha-Krishna in the eternal Braj. The identity we develop depends on our unique eternal nature. In the conditioned state, our spiritual identity remains dormant in a seedlike state. As we progress in devotional practice, that seed begins to germinate and grow in consciousness. […]


Radha-Krishna’s Desire

12 “For a long time I have not given the gift of prema-bhakti. Without bhakti the world has no stability. 13 In all the world they have vidhi-bhakti for me. [But] in vidhi-bhakti there is no power to gain the bhava of Braj. 14 All the world is involved in knowledge of my divinity. But […]