Friday, February 3, 2012

Bhagavad Gita - Universal Kiwi Edition

Bhagavad Gita , Universal Kiwi Edition, is complete in three parts. Part one, "The Art of Living" is complete and available online.

Part two and three are coming soon.

Hari Bolo,

Raivata Das

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blooping With Style

From the urban dictionary:


its the verb past tense version of the word blooper...
someone makes a mistake or something that is slightly embarrassing

In the Hare Krishna community the word bloop is used when someone breaks some rules or leaves the community. 

Devotees often bloop. From small-time Bhaktas (uninitiated devotees) to big-time Gurus. It's a fact. A very evident fact.

The point that I want to make is that blooping is normal, standard-practice for the majority of Hare Krishna's at some point during their devotional career. It should not be treated with any taboo, secrecy or harshness.

With a more relaxed, realistic and candid attitude to the phenomena of blooping it is possible to reduce the impact of the bloop. Bloopers that are ostracised, treated harshly or are excessively hard on themselves are much more likely to go out in flames, start anti-cult blogs, assassinate their gurus, drown themselves in the Ganges or perform some other ridiculous things that are in fact unnecessary.

Perhaps you could not resist the advances of a sexy woman, perhaps the ashram leader is an asshole, perhaps you've just taken your vows in front of a thousand people. The important thing to remember is that blooping is normal behavior. Behavior that is to be expected from normal people that aspire to high ideals.

And when you find yourself blooping, please, don't be a dick about it. It's not the end of the world. There is no need to loose your cool. You don't need to make a speech or start a blog to justify your actions to the rest of us, and there is no need to go into hiding like a deformed hunchback. Just admit you are human, bloop and then carry on.


raivata dasa

Monday, May 11, 2009

Narasimhadeva Play

Narasimhadeva Appearance day performance, 2009, Christchurch, New Zealand