> Haribol > > Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhu- > pada. > > I saw your article on the alt.punk. I'm surprized to see you > there. The article was well written. Thank you. I believe > that you are also on alt.vaisnava. I am too, you'll see my > articles under the name of Eric Krishna Cow. Does your > e-mail address have anything to do with the band Shelter? > And please excuse my utter disrespect, but when did you take > sannyasa? > > Haribol, > > your servant, > > Bhakta Eric (Krsna Cow) > Dear Bhakta Eric, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Thank you for reading the article. I actually replied to a thread in alt.punk.straight.edge which was cross-posted to alt.punk. I was interested to see what sort of response it would get. I've only been on the Internet for a couple of weeks and am just checking out the possibilities really. There's a lot of people out there! I have started a preaching organization here (in Australia) called Shelter International but it's really only me at the moment. It doesn't have anything to do with the band Shelter but I was in the States about four years ago and briefly met Bhakta Vic and Ragunatha. Very impressed with their preaching. I haven't kept up with what's going on over there. I get the feeling that the Straight-Edge movement is not as strong as it was, but I don't know. What do you think? There is nothing worthwhile in this material world except Krishna consciousness but the tragedy is no one is interested. We are being educated as godless demons by a society hell-bent on enjoying their senses to the maximum. They have no interest in God and worse than that they ferociously attack anyone who believes in God. Even the Christian discussion groups on the net are full of atheistic demons ripping the Christians to threads with their "scientific" atheism. Srila Prabhupada has given us the Srimad Bhagavatam which is scientific thesim. We owe it to him to seriously study it and become competent in preaching it and in this way we have to defeat the demoniac philosophy they are pushing. If we don't do it who will? I humbly request that (I'm sure you are anyhow but) you please chant at least 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare every day, strictly follow the four regulative principles, no meat eating, no gambling, no intoxication and no illicit sex life and read Srila Prabhupada's books constantly. The more we do these things the stronger we become in Krishna consciousness and the more potent our preaching will be. If we only preach but don't follow ourselves there will be no result, "Purity is the force, Books are the basis and Utility is the principle." Try and distribute as many of Srila Prabhupada's books as possible, it's the best way to preach, it's the best way to please Srila Prabhupada and pleasing Srila Prabhupada is the best way to please Krishna! As far as my sanyassa is concerned, I took sanyassa from Srila Prabhupada on Radhaastami 1993 in Vrndavana. I have been somewhat disappointed by the direction of ISKCON's preaching, it has become more directed to existing devotees rather than to the world in general, and I'm tired of the politics and arguments. I spent the last 12 months in Sydney publishing and distributing a small "Back to Godhead" magazine and now I am here in Tasmania (which is the little island at the bottom of Australia) investigating the Internet. If you are interested in the magazines I will mail them to you (old-fashioned postman style) if you email me a mailing address. Very nice to hear from you. All glories to your service! -- Madhudvisa dasa | | S H E L T E R I N T E R N A T I O N A L |____________________________________________ The Lord always looks to the welfare of all living entities.