iMonk Archive: 2008

Free to travel again after getting his travel documents in order, in the latter half of the year the iMonk returns to the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, in Navadwip, India.


September 29th Going to the holy dham

The iMonk meditates on his upcoming trip to the holy dham, mindful of the pitfalls, and hoping for good fortune once more.


October 7th Prasadam revisited

After going too long without Srila Gurudeva's association, we begin to forget the charm of his simple but effective philosophy.

October 14th Srila Gurudeva's grace

Srila Gurudeva is so incredibly humble, it is sometimes too painful to see. (Knowing when to ignore Srila Gurudeva's advice.)

October 19th Preparation

Preparing for Srila Guru Maharaj's Vyasa Puja celebration at the Union in Separation samadhi mandir in Navadwip dham.

October 23rd Guru Maharaj's prasadam

Even though Srila Guru Maharaj entered into samadhi two decades ago, he still nourishes us with his prasadam every day.

October 24th More prasadam

More mercy, unexpectedly, at Srila Guru Maharaj's birthplace in Sri Hapaniya dham.


November 7th Staying in the holy dham

Forewarned is forearmed. Familiarize yourself with the ten offenses to be avoided during your stay in the holy dham.

November 9th Just a minute!

An occasional series to give you pause: It's no big deal if we eat grains on ekadasi, right?

November 21st Mea culpa

When Srila Gurudeva is admitted to the hospital, the iMonk examines his own culpability for Srila Gurudeva's tribulations.

November 30th Past associations

With so many lost clusters of data stored in subliminal fragments of our memories, how will we remember Krishna when we die?


December 5th Banished

When we are sent away from the shelter of Srila Gurudeva's holy lotus feet, we feel as though we have been banished.

December 7th Banished... to Navadwip!

We feel we are being punished when Srila Gurudeva sends us to the holy dham, because His Divine Grace will not be there.

December 10th Banished?

Being "banished" to Sri Navadwip dham might not be such a bad thing, after all...

December 14th Vyasa Puja questions

Probing questions when Srila Gurudeva is too ill to attend his own Vyasa Puja, but the biggest question is personal.

December 15th Bamunpara & Nadanghat

Annual pilgrimage to the village where Srila Gurudeva was born and the town where he lived prior to coming to the Math.

December 16th Nityananda Prabhu's mercy

A pilgrimage to Lord Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace, Ekachakra, to pray for the mercy of the Lord of the Dham.

December 31st Wasting time

Another day, another year. Time is short but, yet again, a rare and valuable gift is wasted on procrastination and idleness.


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