(Excerpt from a letter from Sacipita. I never knew it but although he had permanent resident status for 50 years, he never became an American citizen. He was recently returning from a trip to his native Holland, and was arrested and is incarcerated pending a deportation hearing.)

“…I just pray to Krishna to always keep me in the association of His devotees and let me serve Radharani’s lotus feet. I’m not a very poetic person, but I wrote this the first few days I was here:

Radharani ki jai, Radharani ki jai,
Please don’t leave my mind’s eye.

Radharani ki jaya, Radharani ki jai,
Your smile is the light in my eyes.

Radharani ki jai, Radharani ki jai,
My love for You and Krishna is what keeps me alive.

Radharani ki jai, Radharani ki jai,
Your effulgence lights up my sky.

Radharani ki jai, Radharani ki jai,
I want to serve Your lotus feet until the day I die.”