dulal-chandra-400So, who am I and what qualifications do I have to be writing and speaking on a subject as lofty as self realization?

My name is Dulal Chandra dasa (Howard Dale Fawley) and I currently live in Mill Spring, North Carolina. I and a group of friends are working on the development of a spiritual community and yoga retreat center, called Saragrahi, in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Foremost, however, I am devotee of Krishna Consciousness and a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and a siksha disciple of Swami BV Tripurari.

Although I lack any personal qualification to speak on the lofty subject of self realization, this presentation is my humble attempt to repeat what I have heard from my spiritual master and pass it on without adulteration. In this way I hope to serve the desires of my guru and provide you with some gems of transcendental wisdom that will hopefully spark an interest in ending your entanglement in material existence and becoming firmly established in your eternal spiritual position.

I present myself before you with a straw between my teeth, begging that you will read and listen to what is presented here with an open mind and heart. The transcendental wisdom which is presented here is of the upmost importance for everyone wishing to advance to the topmost platform of spiritual awareness. This knowledge is descending through an unbroken chain of self-realized spiritual masters directly from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Although I am a simple hillbilly from the back woods of southwestern Pennsylvania, my life has been fully enriched by these teachings of ageless wisdom despite my lack of high education and cultured lifestyle. So just as I have gradually become more and more spiritually enlivened by associating with the saints and sages of this tradition, I hope you also accept these benedictions and come to fully realize your eternal transcendental position.

Falling at the feet of my ever well-wishing spiritual masters, I humbly offer this preaching service for their pleasure.

Your humble servant,

Dulal Chandra dasa