Sunday, August 31, 2014

LIberated Moment

Liberated Moment
Identifying with the spiritual Absolute
Watching the mind churn out thought after thought
Witnessing this random thinking and not
Being that, or its manufacturer, nor the body
Which contains the mental factory
Is the key to liberation, free from the suffering
Of life and its phenomenally appearing modifications!

Witnessing eternally, not attached to anything at all.
Freedom is within our grasp, just a moment away from
Abominable Kali yuga horror stories which fill the pages
Of today's news media in color with internet links and
Editorials and video footage which shocks and sells more
Of the same to the already stunned public who feed on this
And live the warring of everyday life, and curse the weather
On planet meltdown, and fret constantly over the economic
Unpredictability, and the millions of displaced worldwide cannot
All be accommodated  in a shelter, and they all have to eat.

The avatars are due: Krishna as Vishnu's 10th manifestation Kalki on the white horse brandishing a flaming sword to vanquish the
Demoniac and return the world to righteousness, and also
Maitreya Buddha is due for an appearance, and the awaited
Second coming of Christ.  No wonder all of the yogis are
Applying themselves to practicing mindfulness and being free.

Craig Louis Stehr, August 30, 2014
Telephone messages: (510) 529-4420

Turning 65 Amidst the Battling of Global Adharmic Forces

Warmest spiritual greetings, Please appreciate that as of September 28th, I am officially a "senior citizen".  Tomorrow, I have an appointment at the North Berkeley Senior Center with the HICAP group to determine what additional benefits I might receive.  Secondly, my advanced-in-yoga friend who is giving me shelter, has offered me a couple more nights on his living room floor to take rest. 

Beyond this, is the most critical need to be victorious over the demoniac adharmic forces on planet earth, particularly the multinational corporations and their ilk, who are driven to control this world and make the rest of us their economic slaves.   It is my most sincere wish to return to Washington D.C. and form a group for the expressed purpose of spiritual direct action!  Please give me any and all cooperation to do this.  I'm ready.  Are you ready?

Everybody is invited to be involved in this global spiritual war.  Welcome to the future, and let us all be brave of heart, cooperate and love with one another, and succeed in returning this world to righteousness.

Craig Louis Stehr, August 25, 2014
Snail mail: POB 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406

48th San Francisco Ratha Yatra "Festival of the Chariots" Sublime Success

The 48th annual San Francisco Ratha Yatra "Festival of the Chariots" began promptly at noo
n in Golden Gate Park.  The highly decorated and flower bedecked chariots, pulling Lord Sri Krishna and other deities, slowly made their way to the meadow below "hippie hill", where an afternoon of staged music and dance, plus a FREE vegetarian feast was served to all.  Hundreds of bhakti yogis took turns pulling the chariots with ropes, played traditional Indian instruments, danced ecstatically, and chanted vigorously.  The overall effect was a deeply peaceful, sublime experience for all participants.  The general public lined the route and joined in with chanting the mahamantram, clapping to the beat, and urged the devotees onward!  This is precisely the energy needed to counteract the hopeless, depressed, sinking situation which materialism and postmodernism in general represents.  Bhakti yoga offers an elixir; spiritual direct action is an idea whose time has come.

To all of my spiritual associations: Please know that an advanced bhakti has hosted me at his place following my return to California from New Orleans. On Saturday I enjoyed the SF Mime Troupe's play "Ripple Effect", which encourages everyone to fight back against the multinational corporations and their ilk, who seek to control this world and make economic slaves of the rest of us. I am available for spiritual direct action, particularly in Washington D.C.  Please contact me.

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar has passed

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar has passed on.

 Amazing experience when I visited his teaching center in Pune, summer of 1994. Spent an afternoon on the roof with the glass encased murti of Hanuman, discussing the Ramayana with one of his earliest students, and my host, affiliated with Sri Aurobindo.  News coverage 

Everthing that You Need to be Blissed Out Forever

Bhagavad Gita...Chapter 18, Verse 66
sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma sucah

Additional bliss courtesy of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaj: 

Wisdom from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do

"The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.  He lives only in what is."

 --Bruce Lee, from Part 6, "Beyond System--the Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do" (1997)

Poem by Hafiz

Why all this talk of the Beloved,
Music and dancing,
Liquid ruby-light that we can lift in a cup?
Because it is low tide,
A very low tide in this age
And around most hearts.
We are exquisite coral reefs,
Dying when exposed to strange
God is the wine-ocean we crave-
We miss
Flowing in and out of our
--Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi

Poem by Basho

Summer grasses:
all that remains of great soldiers'
imperial dreams

Crunch Time in America

Warm spiritual greetings, I need some solidarity from you.  It is time for me to leave New Orleans, and I need to either go to Washington D.C. for spiritual direct action, or return to California.  I did the absolute best that I could, but am not receiving any significant responses from anybody to do anything further at all, in terms of peace & justice/radical environmentalism.  It is truly unfortunate that postmodern America is adrift.  I didn't do it!  Please help, Craig Louis Stehr, July 22, 2014

Craig Louis Stehr
Telephone messages c/o Bork: (504) 302-9951
Permanent email address:
Snail mail: 333 Socrates Street, New Orleans, LA 70114

Wumen Huikai: "The Great Way"

"The Great Way has no gate;
there are a thousand paths to it.
If you pass through the barrier,
you walk the universe alone."
~Wumen Huikai (1183-1260)

Fourth of July Mahamantram Chanting & Mayapur Voice

Please join with me by chanting the mahamantram on the Fourth of July.  I am still in New Orleans...waiting to get my $290 reimbursed from the Earth First! Caffrey for Congress campaign attempt.  

Also, I have received nothing from anyone in Washington D.C. in terms of my going there and initiating a beltway action, (i.e. circumambulating and chanting and much else, to counteract the bogus energy emanating from inside the beltway). 

MEANWHILE, A MEDIA GROUP IN INDIA NAMED "MAYAPUR VOICE" HAS ASKED MY PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MY CALLOUT FOR CIRCUMAMBULATING AND CHANTING IN AREAS OF NESCIENCE, TO COUNTERACT BOGUS ENERGY!  So how is it that I am being ignored in postmodern America, and appreciated in Mayapur, India?  Please know that I am packed and ready to leave New Orleans...let's do something creative soon here in the U$ me at (504) 302-9951.  Let's go!!  What are we waiting for?

In recognition of real spiritual liberation, and true freedom and democracy on the fourth of July...please chant the mahamantram:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Craig Louis Stehr
Telephone messages: (504) 302-9951
Permanent email address:
Snail mail: 333 Socrates Street, New Orleans, LA 70114


July 1, 2014

Warm spiritual greetings, I am available for more selfless service on planet earth right now!  First, I need my travelling money and therefore please help by clicking on this link: 
Secondly, I am ready to leave New Orleans now that Bork can go it alone without me.  Therefore, I want you to contact me to keep me frontline socio-politically active.  I am eager for more selfless service, in opposition to the abominable Kali Yuga hysterics.  Please contact me;  please make use of my free offer for more direct action in the name of radical environmentalism/peace & justice.  WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?????

Craig Louis Stehr
Telephone messages: (504) 302-9951
Permanent email address:
Snail mail: 333 Socrates Street, New Orleans, LA 70114

"Nothing Left But OM" Published Online

There's hope, even here in materially-mesmerized postmodern America.  Check it out at:

Craig Louis Stehr is accepting cooperation to return to California, and is accepting a place to go to indoors upon arrival.
I want you to appreciate the fact that after seven months of helping Bork out in New Orleans, she is now fully capable to go it alone without my assistance.  Please telephone her at (504) 302-9951; no doubt that she would love to hear from others in solidarity with her heroic peace and justice political activism. 

Craig Louis Stehr's New Email Account, (June 26, 2014)

To contact Craig outside of his Hare Krishna email account, please email him at
Thank you, keep OMing on the outbreath, and perform all actions from there.
You have nothing left to achieve!  ;-)

NOLA...The Truth Revealed

Warmest spiritual greetings, In the month and a half since I have been assisting my friend Jamie "Bork" Lougner in the Algiers west bank neighborhood of New Orleans, (because the police beat her mercilessly after tazing her four times, while she attempted to prevent the unnecessary demolition of the public housing), I have had the ultrarare opportunity to be hosted in the region by individuals whose families have been here for generations.  

This has given me a profoundly different view, travelling under the radar with Nellie driving Swamp Rat Jack's truck, taking me to places such as where the Ku Klux Klan meets, or informing me of the horror that thousands experienced who were incarcerated in the Saint's metrodome for days after Hurricane Katrina, before they were shipped out to Texas, also being asked not to return because it conflicted with the government's master plan to turn The Big Easy into a tourist friendly southern Las Vegas.  

Or directing me to the place where, against all probability, the stongest levies broke on two sides of the ship canal, flooding the economically poorer wards instead of the French Quarter and adjacent wealthy garden district where the water was in fact headed, after it breached the concrete containment along the Mississippi River; and how this improbable structural failure occurred just after the questionable Blackwater group was contracted to be there, in spite of the fact that there was no shortage of U.S. military personnel.  

THERE ARE A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA!  And you thought that it was all about the environmental questions of how much global warming contributed to the intensity of the storm's wind speed?

 For more information, and what the national media did not tell you, feel free to make contact at or call Bork directly at (504)302-9951.  Meanwhile, I have to explain to Jack why the alligators that he hunts are unlikely to become a part of my diet, no matter what creole sauce Nellie makes to simmer the meat in.

Craig Louis Stehr
January 11 ,2014
Algiers, Louisiana, USA