Posts Tagged ‘Radha-Krishna’



Reflections on the Demise of Vrindaban, Braj, India 2010

As I read reports of rapid highway infrastructure  development accompanied by destruction of traditional sacred spaces in Vrindaban, Braj, India which leads to ending the traditional lifestyles of many residents, I am saddened for those who live there and are traumatized by all this. I would also be saddened if such changes occurred here in […]


The Daily Meditation

I have posted  ❦ “The Daily Meditation” (PDF) on stevebohlert.com. This is a draft of my adaptation of Radha-Krishna’s pastimes drawn from Krishnahnika Kaumudi and Bhavanasar Sangraha. It is the final chapter of my upcoming Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Natural Devotion. Read it here.


The Tao of God-dess

Although sourcing from progressive Christianity its outlook on personal revelation, and from Gaudiya Vaishnavism its enchantment with all-attractive God-dess, in its heart and mind Universalist Radha-Krishnaism is closest to ancient wisdom of Taoism than to either Gaudiya Vaishnavism or Christianity, for it refuses to share their predominantly outdated worldviews.


From Where You Dream

I’m reading a very interesting book, From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert Olen Butler. It seems the process of writing literary fiction is quite similar to the process of natural devotion in which we enter into a loving relationship with Radha-Krishna. They both involve a daily entrance […]


How I Learned This Process

NEW ❦ “How I Learned This Process” (PDF): is a 65 page draft section from my second book, Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Natural Devotion. It is an except from my autobiography, Full Circle. It portrays the years 1971-1974 when I became the first Westerner of my generation to receive initiation into the process of […]


Excerpts from Ujjval Nilmani

I just posted a draft section of my new book, Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Natural Devotion, in pdf format. It is available here: http://www.stevebohlert.com/Writings.htm. I’m open to comments and suggestions. Aloha.


Experiencing Radha-Krishna: A Guide for Entering Into Their Play

For many months now, I’ve been working as an editor and publisher getting Universalist Radha-Krishnaism ready for release. I’m just waiting for Zvonimir to finish his wonderful design work, and it will be out soon. Meanwhile, it feels really good to be working as a writer on my new book titled Experiencing Radha-Krishna: A Guide […]


New Book Started

I just started my second book which will expand upon the final chapter of my Universalist Radha-Krishnaism book, “Remembering Radha-Krishna Throughout the Day.” I gave the philosophical basis and an introduction to the praxis of natural devotion in Universalist Radha-Krishnaism. Now, I will give a detailed explanation of the practice of involving ourselves in the […]


Inner vs Outward Practice

I used to be quite an ecstatic dancer in kirtan, but now I don’t do that. I think it’s a cultural practice that just isn’t part of the culture I live in. Now kirtan is my wife and I chanting sitting before our home altar. Just as the Orissa devotees moved from loud kirtans to […]


Radha-Krishna, the Divine Couple (Part 4)

Thus, we arrive at a point where the highest human conception of God-dess and the highest service one can render them is for them to be a loving young couple, with us as their friends and lovers, totally unaware of their divinity. Deep, intense love remains the key element.