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Diary — ದಿನಚರಿ — दिनचरि — 2021

2021–07–06 | ಜ್ಯೇಷ್ಠ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ | ज्येष्ठ कृष्ण द्वादशि

Bhagavan Ṡrī Kṛṣṇa is decorated by a Vanamāla garland. It has 5 flowers. What are they?

Tulasī, Kunda, Mandāra, Pārijāta, Sarōruh

Source: Swami Raghavachary’s discourse on Bhaktamāla

5 types of devotees:

  1. Sakhya - as a friend
  2. Vātsalya - as a parent or child
  3. Ṡānta - like that of a jn̄āna-yōgi
  4. Dāsya - as a servant
  5. Ṡṛṅgāra - as a lover

2021–07–01 | ಜ್ಯೇಷ್ಠ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಸಪ್ತಮಿ | ज्येष्ठ कृष्ण सप्तमि

A “liberal” from Swatantra.org/LibertyAffairs.in argues that price gouging (i.e. charging exorbitant prices than it costs to provide service) by private hospitals during the times of COVID is necessary(!).

Fact: There are 5 patients looking for a hospital bed but only one is available.
Question: Who should the hospital give the bed to?
Him: It should go to the one who pays the most.

Fact: There is only one ambulance but 5 patients are asking for it.
Question: Who should the ambulance be offers to?
Him: It should go to the one who pays the most.

Silly Me: But why not offer it at normal price to whoever calls in first, instead of auctioning it for whoever pays the most?

Yeah right, because “big pharma” wants more profits, even at the cost of human lives. “Pay me more, pay me more…”. The “invisible hand” of the markets is working so well at exploiting the gullible poor because they are acting in their “self-interest” as expected. Typical neolib/laissez-faire logic, because morality begone.

This is one of the reasons why I’m a Centrist social liberal and don’t go bonkers with liberalism.

2021–06–22 | ಜ್ಯೇಷ್ಠ ಶುದ್ಧ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ | ज्येष्ठ शुक्ल द्वादशि

Many believe that the idea of Radha-like conjugal love towards Lord Krishna has its origins in “Gita Govinda” of Jayadeva or Gaudiya Vaishnavism or in the Bhagavatam. However, it is much older than Bhagavatam. Here’s a verse from the Mahabharata

% 3.123.4 % After 4, S ins.: 03@0598–01 namna caham sukanyeti nrloke’smin pratisthita 03@0598–02 saham sarvatmana nityam bhartaram anuvartini

Mahabharata 3.234.4–7, the love (sarvdtmandmdn bhajati or bhartrbhakti, bhaktir bhartari) of a wife for her husband “should be adopted toward Krsna himself.”

Southern recension of Kumbakonam:

etadyaśasyaṃ bhagavetanaṃ ca svārthaṃ tadā śatrunibarhaṇaṃ ca. mahārhamālyābharaṇāṅgarāgā bhartāramārādhaya puṇyagandhaiḥ .. 3–235–12