It’s raining outside and the acacia trees are in full bloom. It is spring: a new season and the blossoming of new books in the making, in production, or being printed. And some special Nava-vraja-mahimā news.
What are the books in the making? Volume four of the Hungarian Nava-vraja-mahimā is going to the printers soon. English Śrī Dāmodara-jananī is in the process of editing, and will be in hand before Kārttika. The Varṇāśrama Compendium Volume 1 is being printed: a batch has been sent to the UK and is available from Varṣāṇā Devī Dāsī, and it will be available for sale or order worldwide within some days. Also available within some days is a small English rendering of the verses of Vilāpa-kusumāñjali. Readers may have seen photos of both these books being offered to Rādhā-Śyāmasundara over the festival weekend. They were advance copies, and when the printrun is final they’ll be available.
And once I finish re-reading the manuscript of Śrī Dāmodara-jananī, I will start on a new book. Surprise! I am not saying what that is yet.
OK, here is the special news on NVM: the English version, sold out in print, is now an e-book, and available one volume at a time. It will take perhaps a couple of weeks for it to be available in stores and downloadable, but it’s in the process and we’ll give full details on the pod and in the next newsletter when it happens.
Now, let’s conclude with some nectar. When Dāmodara was running in fear of Mother Yaśodā, the demigods above became worried, “If He is afraid of His mother, how can He protect us?” And when Kṛṣṇa was caught and He saw that Yaśodā was serious about tying Him up, He was so irritated He wanted to spit in disgust. But he didn’t, because He knew that His punishment would increase for such misbehaviour. Jaya Rādhā-Śyāma.