My Passion

I ask the question: What decisions did I take as a youth that have most radically directed the course of my life? My decision to study Sanskrit, my decision to become involved in Hindu spirituality, and my decision to move … Continue reading

Research in India II

Wednesday, February 4, 1987 Birnagar Success! We were able to see and photograph the manuscript pages of Svalikhita Jivani. In addition we got the 2nd volume of the Poriade. This alone makes our trip a success. The Jivani was in Bhaktivinoda’s own handwriting. I … Continue reading

Research in India I

February 2, 1987 Calcutta Bhagbazar: In India the outside is always bad and the inside is good. The streets are filthy. Garbage, no organization, defecation everywhere, pan expectorate in every corner, yet inside the homes things are generally clean and … Continue reading