Greetings Dharmaraja. Welcome to the forum. Feel free to jump in whenever you want to. If you want, you might tell us a little about yourself. I at least don't recognize you from anywhere. At any rate, hope you enjoy the forum.
Greetings Jijaji. Welcome back. Look forward to your participation in the forum. Whether I agree or disagree with you, I must admit your postings are generally interesting and funny. How the heck did you find that old picture of me as a truck driver?! I thought that was well buried.
Post by Bhakta Dharma on Jul 7, 2008 14:01:14 GMT -6
Haribol, my name is Dharmaraja and am very much interested in both Christianity, esoteric and the esoteric aspects of Chaitanya Vaishnavism especially rasa tattva. Interested in Gauranga Nagara too and also Iskcon shennanigans, history etc. Also into Vaishnava biography and also like to compare Gaura Krishna literature with European litterature, like faery story, Bardic lore, Tolkien, CS Lewis and other Inklings. Now and again I chant, read a hell of a lot, greedily and am writing a book called The Chess Story Machine (fiction) which ties in chess with a machine that makes stories using the devotional and literary traditions of the world, mainly focusing upon Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Christianity, Grail Troubadours, Mary Magdalene, faery story etc etc etc. Took rtvik initiation after spell in Iskcon, looked deeper, thanks to sites such as Gaudiya Repercussions and Gaudiya Discussions and whatever else I could get my hands on on internet. Here to learn, ask questions and get into Gaura Katha. Also association with like minded folk too is another motive. I am currently swinging from a Gaura Krishna universalism to a Christian universalism, sometimes pray and chant to Gaura Krishna, sometimes to Christ. Been swinging between the two for years and seek harmony between both. Love and respect. Hare Krishna
Thanks for the intro, Dharmaraja. Sounds interesting. Look forward to hearing more from you, more detail on your line of thought. Questions are always welcome, especially ones we might be able to answer. But the other kind are good. too.
Feel free to try out a piece of your book on us in the Members Fiction section of the forum. It would be interesting to see what you are cooking up.
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Post by Bhakta Dharma on Jul 18, 2008 8:19:32 GMT -6
Thank you vaishnavas for this wonderful site which is a pleasure to hook up with! I have recently posted parts of my novel in process and I have today re-placed a better grammatical and more fuller version of Mystical Love Chess. Hare Krishna. Dandabats.