Friday, June 30, 2017

Prabodhananda Sarasvati's Viveka-satakam Release


The book was published by the Bhakti Vikasa Trust and can be ordered HERE



Almost five hundred years after its composition, Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati’s Viveka-satakam (A Hundred Verses of Wisdom) has been published for the first time. Although an ancient manuscript of the text was listed among a private collection in 1883, its whereabouts was unknown for many decades. After locating the manuscript in the course of my research work, it was a joy to verify that it was at least four hundred years old. Upon analyzing the text, it became clear that it had many characteristics common to other works of Srila Prabodhananda. Yet there was a difficulty – it was a poor transcription into Bengali characters and a number of incorrect readings compromised the text intelligibility to some extent. I was fortunate to come across a manuscript in Devanagari that proved to be essential to determine the original readings.

In a quasi-autobiographical tone, Srila Prabodhananda tells us some of his experiences and impressions in life, his struggles in worldly affairs, his anxieties in family life and above all, his burning desire to give up everything to go to Vrindavan, which is glorified throughout the book. It is clear that at the time of composition the author was already an adherent of Lord Caitanya’s philosophy, as he expresses his desire to serve the Lord birth after birth, declares that Krsna, the Lord of Gokula, is superior even to Lord Visnu, and mentions Srimati Radharani’s name several times. He also mentions the name “Radha-ramana” a few times, which hints that this name had special significance to him.

The present edition features other two texts previously unknown among Srila Prabodhananda’s works: Caitanya-citrastakam and Nityanandastakam. Manuscripts of these texts were subsequently located in different places in India, and each of them is several centuries old. In these two texts, the author praises both Lords with selected poetical words.

This edition includes the original Sanskrit text in Devanagari, the transliterated Roman text with diacritics, word-for-word meanings, an English translation, a foreword by H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami, and an article by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura about the life of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati. It also includes an extensive introduction that presents recent findings about Prabodhananda, and addresses several misconceptions, such as the idea that he was previously known as Prakasananda.


Foreword by Bhakti Vikasa Swami


As if influenced by the worldwide dominance of sudra culture, very few Gaudiya Vaisnavas today have even an inkling of the tremendous scholarly heritage to which they are heirs. And even if informed of it, very few take interest, as if it has nothing to do with them. But factually, service to the literary contributions of the previous acaryas is a major area of devotional service that if neglected by the whole Vaisnava community constitutes a collective offense known as guror avajna, neglecting the gurus.

There is practically unlimited work to do in collecting, preserving, reproducing, translating, and commenting on old manuscripts, and in many other scholarly fields also. It is regrettable that much of the Vaisnava world today is more inclined toward adapting Krsna consciousness to mleccha society rather than understanding and embracing our own glorious and fully spiritual tradition.

Symptomatic of this is that despite the ongoing massive recruitment achievements of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his followers, only a very few within his community have shown serious interest in Vaisnava scholarship –  and most of those few have opted to pander to the largely agnostic secular academia. Hence appreciation is due to Bhakta Demian (Dr. Demian Martins) for dedicating his life to one major area of research—the legacy of Gaudiya Vedantacarya Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana—which he is conducting in the straightforward traditional manner of a committed devotee, shunning the pretensions and prejudices of secular academia.

From my own dabblings in scholarly research, I came to learn what probably all serious researchers have experienced: sometimes while exploring in one area, one stumbles across another huge field of investigation in related or sometimes even distant topics. Thus it is that Bhakta Demian has taken an aside from his life’s focus on Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana to publish this important book, which brings to light some largely unknown writings of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

Particularly valuable herein is Bhakta Demian’s research and analysis concerning the identity of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati, which sheds new light on a long-standing controversy by making clear that the contention of certain polemicists has very little credibility. Followers of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura glorify him as rupanuga-viruddhapasiddhanta-dhvanta-hari, “the remover of the darkness of faulty conclusions that oppose those of the followers of Srila Rupa Gosvami” – which he did by establishing sat-siddhanta (proper philosophical conclusions), down to the minutest detail. It is in this tradition that Bhakta Demian has compiled this book, and naturally in doing so he also glorifies Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati and the subsequent acaryas who have glorified him.

Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati’s poetic adoration of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Radha, Sri Vrndavana-dhama, and Sri Navadvipa-dhama, in his famous works Sri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi, Sri Caitanya-candramrta, Vrndavana-sataka, and Navadvipa-sataka, is unprecedented in its unique ebullience. Among his other works are Sangita-Madhava, Ascarya-rasa-prabandha, Sruti-stuti-vyakhya, Gita-govinda-vyakhyana, Kama-bija-kama-gayatri-vyakhyana, and a commentary on Gopala-tapani Upanisad.  The present book is actually a trilogy of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati’s writings which were so far unknown to the public. In the longest of the three works, Viveka-satakam, the author repeatedly expresses his ardent desire to go to Vrndavana. In Caitanya-citrastakam and Nityanandastakam he delightfully employs selected words of unalloyed ardour for his worshipable Lords. Typical of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati, his devotional ecstasy as if leaps from his heart into his words and therefrom to the heart of the sympathetic reader.

By traveling the length and breadth of India, often accepting very austere conditions in the course of undertaking perseverant, meticulous research, and by locating, translating, and publishing the manuscripts featured herein, Bhakta Demian has been able to perform this notable service of adding to the known canon of Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati. Gaudiyas should be grateful to him for these contributions. May our acaryas continue to bless him in his ongoing endeavours. We look forward to more such publications from him in the coming years.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

DIET LOG

To my own reference and to avoid bad feelings when I am invited for prasada, I started keeping a log.


Disclaimer: I neither seek nor give instruction on nutrition.  My diet, mostly of experimental nature, is a personal choice and was adopted out of my own accord, not by anyone else’s suggestion nor because of any ailment. I also do not have the slightest intention to instigate anyone else to adopt it. If anyone does it, it is at one’s own risk. I hardly ever feel hunger or weakness and have no diseases apart from an occasional flu, sore throat and cold related issues. My weight is stable (Body Mass Index usually around 19.0 = normal) and I never had any symptoms of anaemia, anorexia or any eating disorder.  If I feel like eating something, I may do it or not. I make no mystical claims either.

What am I up to? That is between Krsna and me. Yet the following represents a good part of it:

"The Gosvamis, they conquered over three things: nidra, sleeping; ahara, eating; and mating. These things are the clutches of maya. More we have sex, more we have eating, more we have sleeping, that means I am entangled. The more we conquer over it, we are free. That we have to try. Whether I am in the clutches of maya or not can be tested: whether I am sleeping more, whether I am eating more, whether I am more sexually inclined. He can test himself. And bhakti means vairagya-vidya, to conquer over these three things. So practice this."
 >>> Ref. VedaBase => Conversation -- January 26, 1977, Jagannatha Puri




2018 


March, 2018
1) 1 litre milk
2) Dry fasting for Gaura-purnima
3) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
4) 1 litre milk
5) 1 litre milk
6) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre milk, 300 ml tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
13) Water fasting for Ekadasi
14) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
18) 2 litres milk
19) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
25) Water fasting for Rama-navami
26) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
27) Water fasting for Ekadasi
28) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
29) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice


April, 2018
1) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre milk, 250 ml tetra pack juice, panakam
4) 1 litre milk, 250 ml tetra pack juice, panakam
5) 1 litre milk, 300 ml tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre milk, 300 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk, panakam
7) 1 litre milk, 150 ml tetra pack juice, panakam
8) 1 litre milk, panakam
9) 1 litre milk, 150 ml tetra pack juice, panakam
10) 1 litre milk, 150 ml tetra pack juice, panakam




Travelling. No records.


June, 2018       
1) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice bottle
2) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice bottle
3) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice bottle
4) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
5) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice tetra pack
6) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice tetra pack, 400 ml lassi
7) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice tetra pack, 400 ml lassi
8) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice tetra pack
9) 2 litres milk, 500 ml buttermilk
10) Water fasting for ekadasi
11) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice tetra pack, 400 ml buttermilk, 400 ml lassi
12) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack, 400 ml buttermilk
13) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack, 400 ml buttermilk
14) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack, 400 ml buttermilk
15) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack, 400 ml buttermilk
16) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
17) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
18) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
19) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
20) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
21) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack
22) Radha-Shyamsundar/Vidyabhusana mahaprasada
23) Dry fasting for Bhima Ekadasi
24) 1 litre milk, 2 litres juice tetra pack
25) 1 litre milk, 1 litre juice tetra pack, 400 ml lassi
26) 1 litre milk, 200 ml juice tetra pack, 1 litre butter-milk
27) 1 litre milk, 400 ml juice tetra pack, pannakam
28) 1 litre milk, 600 ml juice tetra pack, pannakam
29) 1 litre milk, 400 ml juice tetra pack, 400 gm yogurt
30) 1 litre milk, 400 ml juice tetra pack, pannakam

July, 2018       
1) 1 litre milk, 400 ml juice bottle, 800 ml butter-milk
2) 1 litre milk, 800 ml butter-milk, pannakam
3) 1 litre milk, 300 ml tetra pack juice, pannakam
4) 1 litre milk, 800 ml butter-milk, 500 ml tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre milk, 400 ml butter-milk, 500 ml tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre milk, 500 ml tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre milk, 500 ml tetra pack juice
8) 2 litres milk, 400 ml butter-milk
9) Water fasting for Ekadasi
10) 1,5 litre milk, 500 ml tetra pack juice, 200 gm yogurt







2017


March, 2017
8) Dry fasting for ekadasi
9) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
10) 500 ml milk
11) 1 litre milk
12) Dry fasting for Gaura-purnima
13) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre milk
15) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk
17) 1,5 litre milk
18) 1 litre milk
19) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
21) Krsna-Balarama mahaprasada
22) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre milk
24) Water fasting for ekadasi
25) 1,5 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
28) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
31) 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt

April, 2017
1) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
4) Radha-Syamasundara mahaprasada
5) Water fasting for Rama navami
6) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) Water fasting for ekadasi
8) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
23) Water fasting for ekadasi
24) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
28) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
30) 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt

May, 2017
1) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
4) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
6) Water fasting for ekadasi
7) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
9) Water fasting for Nrsimhadeva caturdasi
10) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
22) Water fasting for ekadasi
23) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
28) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice


June, 2017
1) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
4) Water fasting for 108 Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana
5) Dry fasting for Bhima Ekadasi
6) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
20) Water fasting for ekadasi
21) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
28) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice


July, 2017
1) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
4) Dry fasting for Sayana Ekadasi
5) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre tetra pack juice
8) 500 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt, 200 gm condensed milk
9) 1 litre milk, 200 gm condensed milk
10) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 ml milk, 180 gm yogurt

From 11 July to 10 August, travelling. No records. Eating and drinking at random.

August, 2017
11) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 300 gm yogurt
12) 1 litre milk
13) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 200 gm condensed milk
14) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
15) Dry fasting for Janmastami
16) Water fasting for S. Prabhupada’s appearance
17) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
18) Water fasting for ekadasi
19) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
20) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
21) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 400 ml badam milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
25) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
26) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
28) Krsna-Balarama mahaprasada
29) Water fasting for Radhastami
30) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice


September, 2017
1) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
2) Dry fasting for Parsva Ekadasi
3) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
4) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice

From 6 to 30 September, travelling. No records.

October, 2017
1) Water fasting for ekadasi
2) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice, 500 gm yogurt
3) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
4) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
5) Water fasting
6) Water fasting
7) Water fasting
8) Water fasting
9) Water fasting
10) Water fasting
11) Water fasting
12) 1 litre tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre tetra pack juice
15) Water fasting for ekadasi
16) 1 litre tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk
26) 1 litre milk
27) 1 litre milk
28) 1 litre milk
29) 1 litre milk
30) 1 litre milk
31) Dry fasting for Utthana ekadasi


---Winter break. Travelling. Eating and drinking at random. ---


2016

March, 2016

17) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
18) 2 litres tetra pack juice
19) Dry fasting for ekadasi
20) Dry fasting
21) Dry fasting
22) Dry fasting
23) Dry fasting for Gaura Purnima
24) 600 ml tetra pack juice
25) 600 ml tetra pack juice
26) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 500 ml milk
27) 500 ml milk, 400 ml butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
28) 500 ml milk, 1 litre butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
29) 500 ml tetra pack juice, 500 butter-milk   
30) Radha-Syamasundara mahaprasada
31) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 1 litre butter-milk

April: travelling in Rajasthan

May, 2016
15) 1 litre butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
17) Water fasting for ekadasi
18) Radha-Syamasundara mahaprasada
19) 800 ml butter-milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
20) Water fasting for Nrsimha Caturdasi
21) A lot of caranamrta at Sri Radha-Ramana Mandir
22) 800 ml butter-milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
24) 400 ml butter-milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
25) Radha-Syamasundara mahaprasada
26) 1 litre milk, 400 ml butter-milk
27) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 500 ml milk
28) 800 ml butter-milk, 400 ml lassi, 500 ml milk
29) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
30) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
31) 500 ml milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice

June, 2016
1) Water fasting for ekadasi
2) 1 litre milk, 400 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice
3) 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi
4) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi
5) 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
6) 800 ml butter-milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
7) 600 ml tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
9) 800 ml tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre milk ,1 litre tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt, 400 ml butter-milk
12) 1 litre butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
13) Krsna-Balarama mahaprasada
14) Water fasting for 108 Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s disappearance
15) 1 litre milk, 800 ml butter-milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
16) Dry fasting for Bhima Ekadasi
17) 1 litre milk, 800 ml butter-milk, 400 gm yogurt, juice
18) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
19) 600 ml milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
20) 600 ml milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
21) 800 ml butter-milk, 400 gm yogurt, 200 ml tetra pack juice
22) 400 ml butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
23) 500 ml milk, 400 ml butter-milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
24) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
25) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 400 ml butter-milk
26) 400 ml tetra pack juice
27) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
28) 400 ml tetra pack juice
29) Radha-Syamasundara mahaprasada
30) 400 ml tetra pack juice

August-September
Travelling

October, 2016 (Kartika)
16) Water fasting
17) Water fasting
18) Water fasting
19) Water fasting
20) Water fasting
21) Water fasting
22) Water fasting
23) Water fasting
24) Water fasting
25) Water fasting
26) Water fasting
27) Water fasting
28) Water fasting
29) Water fasting
30) Water fasting
31) Water fasting

November, 2016 (Kartika)
1) Water fasting
2) Water fasting
3) Water fasting
4) Water fasting
5) 1 litre tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk
10) 1 litre milk
11) Dry fasting for Utthana Ekadasi
12) 1 litre milk
13) 1 litre milk
14) 1 litre milk


2015

May 2015
1) 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre milk, 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
3) Water fasting for Nrsimha caturdasi
4) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice, several glasses of caranamrta at Radha-Ramana mandir
5) Bel juice, 500 ml tetra pack juice
6) 1,8 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre tetra pack  juice
8) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
9) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre tetra pack juice
11) Bel juice, 800 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 200 gm condensed milk
13) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
14) Water fasting for ekadasi
15) 1 litre milk, 500 gm yogurt, 400 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice
16) 800 ml tetra pack juice
17) Krsna-Balarama rajabhoga mahaprasada
18) 1 litre tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
20) Some mahaprasada snacks around Vrindavan
21) 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
22) 1,7 litre tetra pack juice
23) 1,5 litre tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
26) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
27) 1,1 litre tetra pack juice
28) Radha-Syamasundara/Baladeva Vidyabhusana mahaprasada
29) Dry fasting for Bhima Ekadasi
30) Bel juice, 600 ml tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice

June, 2015
1) 1 litre tetra pack juice
2) Some mahaprasada snacks around Vrindavan (Jala-yatra)
3) 400 ml tetra pack juice, 500 gm yogurt
4) 500 ml tetra pack juice
5) 700 ml tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre milk, 900 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk, 1,5 litre tetra pack juice
10) Prasada at Govinda’s
11) 2 litres tetra pack juice, 600 ml flavoured milk
12) 1 litre milk, 1,4 litre tetra pack juice, 200 gm yogurt
13) Water fasting for mahadvadasi
14) 1 litre milk, 500 ml buttermilk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
15) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 100 gm condensed milk
16) Water fasting for Bhaktivinoda’s disappearance day
17) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
18) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
19) 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
20) 1,3 litre tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre tetra pack juice
23) 700 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
24) 900 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
26) 700 ml tetra pack juice, 300 gm yogurt
27) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
28) Water fasting for ekadasi
29) Some mahaprasada snacks
30) Some mahaprasada snacks

July, 2015
1) Feast in the temple
2) 600 ml tetra pack juice
3) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 400 gm yogurt
4) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
5) 900 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
6) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
7) 700 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 200 gm yogurt
8) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
10) Krsna-Balarama rajabhoga mahaprasada
11) 1 litre milk, a few mahaprasada sweets
12) Dry fasting for ekadasi
13) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 200 gm yogurt
14) 700 ml tetra pack juice, 200 ml mango shake, 100 gm custard
15) 700 ml milk, 900 ml tetra pack juice, a few mahaprasada sweets
16) 1 litre milk, 700 ml tetra pack juice
17) 900 ml tetra pack juice, 500 gm yogurt
18) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
19) 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 200 gm yogurt
20) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 600 gm yogurt
22) 800 ml buttermilk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
23) Radha-ramana rajabhoga mahaprasada
24) 700 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
27) Dry fasting for ekadasi
28) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice
29) 700 ml tetra pack juice, 600 gm yogurt, 100 gm condensed milk
30) 1 litre milk, 400 ml buttermilk, 400 ml tetra pack juice

August,  2015
Travelling. No records.

September, 2015
1) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 200 ml buttermilk
2) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 600 ml buttermilk
3) 600 ml tetra pack juice, 600 ml buttermilk
4) 1 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice, 600 ml buttermilk
5) Dry fasting for Janmastami
6) Water fasting for Prabhupada’s appearance day
7) 2 litres of water
8) Water fasting for ekadasi
9) 1 litre of water
10) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 1 litre buttermilk
11) 1 litre buttermilk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
12) 1,2 litre tetra pack juice, 500 ml milk, 600 ml buttermilk
13) Milk and fruits
14) Milk and fruits
15) Milk and fruits

From 16th September to 26th October: Travelling. No records.

October, 2015, Kartika
27) 1 litre tetra pack juice
28) 1 litre tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre tetra pack juice

November, 2015
1) 1 litre tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre tetra pack juice
3) 1 litre tetra pack juice
4) 1 litre tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre milk
7) Water fasting for ekadasi
8) 1 litre milk
9) 1 litre milk
10) 1 litre milk
11) 500 ml milk
12) 1 litre milk
13) 1 litre milk
14) Water only
15) 400 ml tetra pack juice and coconut water
16) 600 ml tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre tetra pack juice
19) 1 litre tetra pack juice
20) 1 litre tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre tetra pack juice
22) Water fasting for ekadasi
23) 1 litre milk
24) 1 litre milk
25) 1 litre milk

From 26th onwards: travelling extensively, drinking and eating at random. 



2014

May, 2014
1) Milk, lassi, buttermilk
2) 1,5 litre milk
3) Milk, lassi, juice bottle
4) 1,5 litre tetra pack juice
5) Milk, buttermilk, lassi, 100 gm srikhand
6) Milk, 2 badam milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
7) 1,6 litre tetra pack juice
8) 2 litres milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
9) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
10) Water fasting for ekadasi
11) Bel juice, half-litre milk, 400 gm yogurt
12) 200ml tetra pack juice, 1 litre milk, 400 gm yogurt
13) Water fasting for Narasimha Caturdasi
14) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice, several glasses of caranamrta at Radha-Ramana mandir
15) Krsna-Balarama raja-bhoga maha-prasada
16) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice, 1 litre milk
17) Bel juice
18) 1 litre milk, 800 ml buttermilk, 600 ml juice bottle
19) Half-litre milk, 600 ml lassi, 600 ml tetra pack juice
20) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
22) Bel juice, 400 gm yogurt
23) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi
24) Water fasting for ekadasi
25) 1 litre milk, bel juice, 400 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
27) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle
28) 1 litre milk
29)  Gaura-Nitai raja-bhoga maha-prasada at Gauridas Pandit’s temple, Kalna
30) 1,8 litre juice bottle, 600 ml flavoured milk
31) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle

June, 2014    
1) Some snacks at Govinda’s.
2) 1,5 litre milk, 600 ml juice bottle
3) 1,5 litre milk, 500 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 360 gm yogurt, 240 gm condensed milk
4) 2 litre milk, 500 ml juice bottle, 160 gm yogurt
5) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle
6) 2 litres milk, 700 ml lassi, 160 mg yogurt
7) 1,5 litre milk, 750 ml lassi, 600 ml flavoured milk, 1,6 litre juice bottle, 160 mg condensed milk
8) Water fasting for Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s disappearance day
9) Dry fasting for Pandava Ekadasi
10) 2,5 litres milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
11) Lord Jagannatha maha-prasada, Puri
12) 600 ml juice bottle
13) 2 litres milk, 1 litre lassi, 1,2 litre juice bottle
14) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle
15) Saksi-Gopala maha-prasada
16) 1,5 lassi, 600 ml juice bottle, 80 gm yogurt
17) 1 litre milk, 750 ml lassi, 200 tetra pack juice
18) 1,5 litre milk, 500 ml lassi, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 160 gm yogurt
19) Tota Gopinatha maha-prasada
20) 500ml milk, 500 ml lassi
21) 1 litre milk, 160 gm yogurt, Ksiracora Gopinatha’s khir, a hand full of rice, 2 sweet balls
22) 2 litres milk, 400 ml flavoured milk,  600 ml juice bottle, 250 ml lassi, Ksiracora’s khir
23) Water fasting for ekadasi
24) Alarnartha maha-prasada
25) 500 ml sugar cane juice, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 1 coconut water
26) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 500 ml sugar cane juice, 500 gm yogurt
27) Dry fasting for Bhaktivinoda’s disappearance day
28) 2 litres milk, 200 ml lassi, 500 gm yogurt
29) 1 litre milk, 2 coconuts water
30) Radha-Madhava maha-prasada


July , 2014  
01) A few slices of cake and some snacks
02) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
03) 2 litres milk, 1 coconut water, 1 litre tetra pack juice
04) 1 litre milk, 1 coconut water, 1 litre tetra pack juice
05) 1 litre milk, 1 coconut water, 500 gm yogurt
06) Radha-Madhava raja-bhoga maha-prasada
07) 1 litre milk, 1 coconut water, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm ice cream
08) 0,5 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 200 gm yogurt
09) Water fasting for ekadasi
10) 1 litre milk, 600 ml juice bottle, 200 gm yogurt, 4 sweet balls
11) 1,5 litre milk, 1,4 litre juice bottle
12) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle
13) 2 litres milk, 1 litre juice bottle, 160 gm chips
14) 1 litre milk, 2 litres juice bottle, 400 ml lassi, one cookie maha-prasada
15) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 200 ml cold drink
16) 2,2 litres milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
17) 1,5 litre milk, 500 ml lassi
18) 1 litre milk, 400 ml lassi, 600 tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
19) 1,5 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
20) Krsna-Balarama raja-bhoga maha-prasada
21) 1 litre milk, 1 litre milk beverage, 400 ml tetra pack juice
22) Water fasting for ekadasi
23) 1,5 litre milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
24) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 200 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
27) 500 ml milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
28) 1 litre milk, 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre milk, 200 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 200 ml lassi, 600 ml tetra pack juice

August, 2014
1) 1 litre milk, 1 litre milk beverage, 400 ml tetra pack juice
2) 0,5 litre milk, 400 ml badam milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
3) Krsna-Balarama raja-bhoga maha-prasada
4) 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre milk, 600 ml lassi, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
6) 2 litres milk, 600 ml juice bottle
7) Water fasting for ekadasi
8) 1,5 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml soya milk, 400 gm yogurt
9) 0,5 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 200 ml lassi, 400 gm yogurt
10) Water fasting for Balarama’s appearance day
11) 1,5 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice, 1 sweet ball
12) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre milk, 400 ml badam milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
14) 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre milk, 500 ml juice bottle, 400 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre tetra pack juice
17) Krsna-Balarama raja-bhoga maha-prasada
18) Dry fasting for Janmastami
19) Water fasting for Prabhupada’s appearance day
20) 2 litres milk, 800 ml tetra pack juice, 100 gm milk sweet
21) Water fasting for ekadasi
22) 1,5 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
23) 2 litres milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre milk, 1,4 litre tetra pack juice
26) 1,8 litre tetra pack juice
27) 1,6 litre tetra pack juice
28) 1,8 litre tetra pack juice
29) 1,6 litre tetra pack juice
30) 1,6 litre tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice

September, 2014
1) Krsna-Balarama raja-bhoga maha-prasada
2) Water fasting for Radhastami
3) 2 litres milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
4) 1 litre milk, 1,2 litre tetra pack juice
5) Water fasting for ekadasi
6) 2 litres milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
7) Water fasting for Bhaktivinoda’s appearance day
8) 500 ml milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 200 gm Radhastami sweets
9) 400 ml tetra pack juice, 100 gm Radhastami sweets
10) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre milk, 200 ml tetra pack juice
12) 400 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 400 gm yogurt
13) Krsna-Balarama maha-prasada
14) 200 ml tetra pack juice, 400 ml lassi, 160 gm yogurt
15) 1 litre milk, 600 ml tetra pack juice
16) 1 litre milk, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 400 gm yogurt
17) 1,5 litre milk, 250 gm srikhanda
18) Maha-prasada from a few temples in Udaipur
19) Water fasting for ekadasi
20) Nathji maha-prasada
21) 600 ml juice bottle, 100 gm sweets
22) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 100 gm condensed milk
23) 1 litre milk, 400 gm srikhanda
24) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 200 gm srikhanda
25) 1 litre tetra pack juice, 100 gm condensed milk
26) Temple prasada
27) 1 litre milk, 200 gm srikhanda, 100 gm condensed milk
28) 500 ml milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 600 ml juice bottle
29) 500 ml milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 300 gm srikhanda
30) 1 litre milk, 1,6 litre tetra pack juice, 400 ml milk beverage, 250 gm yogurt

October, 2014
1) 1 litre milk, 1 litre lassi, 2 laddus from Govindaji
2) 1 litre milk, 800 ml lassi, 400 ml tetra pack juice, 2 laddus from Govindaji
3) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice, 600 ml juice bottle, 400 gm yogurt
4) Some maha-prasada snacks
5) Dry fasting for Maha-dvadasi
6) 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre tetra pack juice
8) 10 hours dry fasting due to lunar eclipse, 1 litre tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre tetra pack juice
14) 1 litre tetra pack juice
15) 1 litre tetra pack juice
16 ) 1 litre tetra pack juice
17) 1 litre tetra pack juice
18) 1 litre tetra pack juice
19) Water fasting for ekadasi
20) 1 litre tetra pack juice
21) 1 litre tetra pack juice
22) 1 litre tetra pack juice
23) 1 litre tetra pack juice
24) 1 litre tetra pack juice
25) 1 litre tetra pack juice
26) 1 litre tetra pack juice
27) Water fasting until night for S.Prabhupada disappearance, 1 litre juice
28) 1 litre tetra pack juice
29) 1 litre tetra pack juice
30) 1 litre tetra pack juice
31) 1 litre tetra pack juice



November, 2014
1) 1 litre tetra pack juice
2) 1 litre tetra pack juice
3) Water fasting for ekadasi
4) 1 litre tetra pack juice
5) 1 litre tetra pack juice
6) 1 litre tetra pack juice
7) 1 litre tetra pack juice
8) 1 litre tetra pack juice
9) 1 litre tetra pack juice
10) 1 litre tetra pack juice
11) 1 litre tetra pack juice
12) 1 litre tetra pack juice
13) 1 litre milk, 1 litre tetra pack juice
14) Radha-Syamasundara rajabhoga mahaprasada

15/11/14 to April, 2015, travelling. Eating and drinking at random. There is not much fun in keeping a daily log…