A lovely new day

I have had a wonderful day today. The temperature got up around 70. The sun was out. I got my flute back from the shop where it was completely overhauled. I got a shipment from Vedic Resources which included [I]Bhajan Rahasya[/I] by Srila Bhaktivinoda, “The Divine Couple” by Jadurani, and “Ocean of Mercy” by jaya laksmi. I am just enchanted by “The Divine Couple.” It is one of the most beautiful depictions of Radha and Krishna I have ever seen. It practically took my breath away when I first saw it on line.

“Ocean of Mercy” is one of the best devotional CDs I have ever heard. jaya laksmi is a beautiful young woman with a beautiful voice and a lot of musical talent. Her singing also shows her beautiful soul and love for Krishna. I had to grab my flute and play along. My wife also has the CD “Krishna Wah” which I also enjoy a lot and have danced and played along on mridanga. This is the way to spread love of Krishna. Beautiful, sensuous women’s voices which evoke the sound of the gopis are so much more appealing than the strident male voices of ascetics. Let women be the main teachers of love. The men have certainly failed miserably in our generation. Our line from Bhaktivinode Thakur started with a woman, Sri Jahnava Devi.

Listening to “Krishna Wah” one day, I thought how great it would be if I could have a place in Hawaii, where I’m moving, with that kind of music playing on a good sound system (or better, a group performing live), people dancing and singing along like a techno, trance dance rave, serving smoothies and other healthy soft drinks, offering classes and individual instruction to those who want to learn more. A general atmosphere of openness, no presure, friendly inviting atmosphere, what a way to adapt to Western culture with pure spiritual energy.

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