Faith Is Our Real Wealth

Shrila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj From the Archives Ashé Journal #3.2, 2004. Why does our consciousness come down and cannot have a higher conception of higher spiritual existence, but our attention is drawn to some material thing? We think some medicine, or some intoxication can help us. When I cannot raise my consciousness to the fine […]

For the Love of God

Variations of the Vaisnava School of Krishna Devotion By Phil Hine From the Archives Ashé Journal #2.4, 2003. Western pagans seeking for queer-positive themes & representations in Indian mysticism have tended to focus on popularized notions of Tantra, possibly due to Tantra’s supposed emphasis on ‘sacred sexuality.’ In this essay, I will outline some of […]

Recollections of Srila Prabhupada in Hawaii, 1976

Letter from Syamasundara dasa From the Archives Ashé Journal #2.3, 2003. Please accept my best wishes, and most humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Where would any of us be had He not so mercifully come to the West? What would any Westerner know about Krishna, Vrindavan, the Maha […]

Nirvana To Rasananda: ‘From Zero To Ecstasy’

Q&A with Swami B.V. Tripurari. “Buddhism leads us from negative numbers to the peace of zero, while bhakti leads to the ecstasy of positive numbers. Try to understand the gift of Sri Caitanya. Buddha is one of his avataras.” Q. Since the Absolute is unlimited and has seen fit to provide us with numerous paths […]