Krishna Kshetra Swami (ACBSP, 1972) has, in addition to several published articles, written two books published by academic presses, namely, Attending Krishna’s Image: Caitanya Vaiṣṇava Mūrti-sevā as Devotional Truth (Routledge 2006) (based on his Oxford University doctoral dissertation) and Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), an Open Access book in the publisher’s Animal Ethics monograph series. He has also co-authored two books with Radhikaramana Das (Prof. Ravi M. Gupta) on the Bhāgavatam, published by Columbia University Press, namely, The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Sacred Text and Living Tradition, and The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Selected Readings.
Write and Be Happy: Voicing Our Way to Krishna Through the Written Word
From early on, Śrīla Prabhupāda encouraged his followers to write—to express one’s understanding and realization of Krishna consciousness through the written word. Writing is empowering—it forces us to clarify our thoughts, and it brings those thoughts to a wide audience, enabling us to move others to change for the better. In this presentation, after briefly reviewing Prabhupāda’s statements on writing, we will go through some “who-what-when-where-why and how” questions in relation to writing, with particular attention to discussion on how we can contribute meaningfully to the enrichment and spread of the Krishna consciousness movement. Whether you are a seasoned writer, a wannabe beginner, or somewhere in between, please join us for an hour of reflecting together on the richly rewarding art and craft of Vaiṣṇava writing.