So, “The Road To Braj Is Strewn With Thorns”? Aha, uhm… if you say so. Thing is, I have no idea what or where Braj is, so my first impression of the blog was: confused.
Being confused, however, usually arouses my curiosity. I started my investigations of this blog with the usual visit to the “About Me”-page, which says the blog author is Satyavati devi dasi, a disciple of “His Holiness Indradyumna Swami”. Frankly, learning this didn’t do much to enlighten me, in fact, I was even more confused now.
Reading on, I learned the blog was initially just for “preaching purposes”, but has evolved into a mix of daily live reports, philosophical rants, recipes, and much more.
Now, I have to be honest here – I’m not having any problems with Krishna-people, but I also don’t know much about them, so it’s human I started reading the blog entries with some scepticism, maybe even prejudices.
Much to my surprise (and joy), I found several entries that kept me entertained, made me think, and, most important, gave me the chance to have a glimpse through the eyes of someone who lives a life totally different from mine – altough I frankly don’t understand all religion related posts, the author usually does a good job in explaining her world.
Concerning the design, and other superficial things: It’s a fairly simple, but easy to read layout; lot’s of posts are illustrated with pictures. The navigation is a fairly standard (established) bar on the right hand side, with the usual blog roll, archives and misc. links.
Summing it up, I’d say this site is surely worth a visit for open-minded people, and an interesting read even for agnostics or atheists like me.
It’s a bit hard for me to give a numerical rating because there’s so much content that’s too far away from my world, but considering the blog entertained me after the first confusion, I’d give it a four – it’s good, but it’s not gonna be a dialy must for me.
Oh, and I still don’t know who or what Braj is… 😉
The Road To Braj Is Strewn With Thorns