Easy Input of Diacritcs
September 13, 2019
Typing characters with diacritical marks the easy way. I designed a keyboard layout for exactly this purpose. This is for anyone who needs or wants to write transliteration of Sanskrit and other Indic languages reguarly. (Or likes to use diacritics even in online communication) You will need a computer running Microsoft Windows with a keyboard of any English language flavour. If you like to give it it try, the download link is below. The package is rolled into a so-called ZIP-Archive (.zip)...

April 16, 2019
I don’t think that there is a need for yet another font and typeface. And yet, I felt inspired by the typed letters of my spiritual master to create a font with the charm that only worn mechanical devices are able to deliver. Please find all information in the image of the typesheet. Please note that this font is still in Beta-testing. I will make it available as soon as further real world tests have been carried out.

Text-Vorschau
March 31, 2019
Das Jaiva Dharma von Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhakura in deutscher Sprache. Die ersten vier Kapitel meiner Übersetzung stelle ich hier zum Download bereit. Nähere Information findet Ihr auf Seite 2 des PDF-Dokuments. Ich habe mit dem 5. Kapitel begonnen, stelle jedoch fest, daß es Unstimmigkeiten zwischen meinen vier englischsprachigen Vorlagen gibt. Außerdem muß ich für die nun folgenden Kapitel einiges verifizieren. Es wird also eine Unterbrechung beim Übersetzen geben.

March 29, 2019
“Die Göttliche” is German for “The Divine.” I needed a font for a book project. None of the existing fonts with diacritics (including my own) fit the bill – for design and technical reasons. So here is „my“ new typeface and font family “Die Göttliche” based on the original Garamond that stood the test of time for five centuries, and counting.

January 06, 2019
Note: As the title of this post implies I wrote this for my not so computer-savvy godsisters and godbrothers, devotee friends, and whoever else might be interested. By no means do I want to insult anyone’s intelligence. However, after communicating with devotees on the subject I realised that a little guidance would be in order. Many devotees still seem to be struggling with a whole existing load of inconsistently encoded documents – legacy Vedabase encoding – side-by-side with the...

December 06, 2018
Not much text here to add – it is all in the images. These statement relate to a number of discussions on facebook in regard to ciriticism, judging, and discrimination.

November 06, 2018
After I released my most recent videos and the feedback I received I realized a few things that I would like to share here in plain text. No pictures, no video, just plain text. 1) Thoroughly honest devotees – honest with themselves and others – are a rare breed indeed. And it is a splendid thing that they do exist. I am tremendously grateful for that. 2) I am more and more convinced that most devotees – although basically nice people – are in denial even when confronted with...

November 06, 2018
Dear ISKCON leaders, in my recent posts about your mundane “inspirational” talks I think I was a bit harsh to you, for which I apologize. I realized that you are doing the right thing by concentrating on mundane topics. You deserve credit for that and I congratulate you on following your own nature. Speaking about the Absolute Truth was never natural for you. You are just not very fond of the truth in general – not even in your day-to-day dealings. I have one request, though – please...

Quote for September 2019

tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo

bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam

hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk

 

My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.

(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.14.8)