Karma is a bull when there is an unfair fight

As a follow-up to my last blog article about fighting, there is one so-called “sport” that stands out amongst all others as the dumbest, most barbaric, ego-centric display of brutality — bullfighting. This cruel spectacle of blood and gore continues to flourish in Spain, Colombia and other countries. It is presented as a contest of conviction…

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How I learned to respect the art of fighting

The legendary Gracie dynasty, master of jiu jitsu I have been a fan of martial arts from the first time I watched a Bruce Lee movie. However, before that, I followed boxing and watched every championship bout broadcasted on television. My father was a fight fan and he always encouraged us to stand our ground…

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A poem for Bhimal — a blessed birth

You were conceived in Nepal — in room 433 At exactly 3:44 am — it was mangal arati. An auspicious time — Lord Brahma’s divine hour,  We prayed for a yogi of considerable power… A devotee of God — a servant and sage, Someone that could do wonders in this dreaded iron age. We chanted…

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When a woman births a child, she also births a father and the power of prayer.

In a nutshell…my wife is a champion, just like every single mother in the world today and before — all of them are just amazing. To give birth to a child is a miracle and my wife personifies everything that is amazing about mothers. Giving birth to a child is the most powerful experience a…

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How to Serve 2 million meals a day and change the world

My interview on the Yoga Talk Show on July 17, 2014, with Lucas Rockwood. Lucas Rockwood:  “In this Show, You’ll learn: Why Paul is called the “food yogi” and what it means to him. How Food for Life is serving millions of meals to people in need. The easy and hard things of having been…

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If only more of us took the time to praise others

Praise goes a long way We need to work harder to see the good qualities in others and let them know how much we admire and appreciate them. We’ve become accustomed to finding faults in others because it takes the focus away from our own faults. This is the same reason why bad news sells.…

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Happy Anniversary Juliana – POEM

On the occasion of our first wedding anniversary (November 22) My dearest Juliana, I can hardly believe — a whole year has past, like a lightening rod — it went so fast,  You captured my heart — in the blink of an eye,  As the clouds parted — revealing a starry sky. And when a…

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A poem for Dana – the Rebel with a heart.

There’s a young maiden called Dana — with Latin origins like Santana,  Who turns 18, on this very day! She is shy to the bone — and happy to be alone,  But if you called her, she’d say, “hey” Walking by your side — with a confident stride, She dances with music in her ears,  A…

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Complete Welfare – POEM

NOTE: I wrote this poem when I was a monk to capture and explain the essence of what Food for Life was. Yes, I have been with the charity a long time, beginning in 1983. A Vaisnava’s compassion knows no limit, it is said, “Oceanic and sweet—distinguished as gold, not lead. Such compassion you’ll not find in…

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So today it’s my birthday – POEM

(Sung to the tune of John Lennon’s, “So, this is Christmas“)  So, today it’s my birthday, So what can I do? I’m now one year older…and I want to boohoo, But it’s time to be happy, A time to rejoice, A day to remember…that I have a voice, To express my opinions, To say what…

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