1. year 2009.
To whom it may concern,
There is this gentleman that I know. I have never met anyone like him. I would like to tell you a little about my journey and how he fits into my story.
I am a young woman from Nebraska. I decided to make a big change in my life and move to Santa Cruz, California to work and live on an organic farm. However, I had never moved out of state before and was a little nervous about my transition. I had no friends, no relatives, etc in Santa Cruz. I was just following my intuition. I met a man on ic.org (intentional communities) in all my research studies. I have a strong interest in organic farming but mostly tribal living and intention spiritual communities. I read his websites and watched an hour long video of him giving a talk on his dreams of pure vegan eco-villages. I was immediately entranced and inspired by this gentleman's love of the earth and helping others.
We befriended and started to connect. I immediately noticed his devotion towards helping others. He started by sending me links to websites of intentional communities and organic farms. He emailed and phoned me for countless hours of his time to educate me regarding opportunities for live/work programs, city jobs, connections to his friends, networking connections, etc. I was impressed by his willingness to serve.
I felt I could completely trust him and decided to listen to my heart and hop on a plane to Santa Cruz. He guided me the whole way with instructions to buses, cal-trains, etc. When I arrived in Santa Cruz he met me at the Bus station and greeted me warmly. He bought me dinner and helped me find a place to live with some vegan friends of his. He is very good at paying attention to detail as he made sure I was comfortable and welcomed in a vegan household, knowing that I am a vegan myself. I felt safe and well cared for.
That was the beginning of my journey. I have lived in Santa Cruz now for exactly three weeks. During this time period he took time out of everyday to show me around and continue to help me network for jobs, etc. He continued to network for me and still does selflessly. His giving nature is truly inspiring. He is extremely humble and easy going. I have rarely, if ever, seen him in a negative mood. He is continually positive and looks on the bright side of ALL situations. He has inspired me in more ways than one. Whenever I felt down or discouraged he helped me rise up and be grateful for all my blessings. He is truly amazing!
He has been of great service to me on my journey here. Let me mention that I have met several dozen people who he has also helped and guided around Santa Cruz county and beyond. This is his gift to the world!
Along with all his networking for me and others, he has guided me to spiritual events in the Santa Cruz area. Not to mention events that weren't in the area such as the Land of the Medicine Buddha, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Probably the most rewarding experience I had with him was when he guided me to my guru Amma in San Ramon, California. He not only guided me there but continued to serve me selflessly and camped by my side each night of the public program. I feel safe when he's around and probably wouldn't have made it all the way to San Ramon without his guidance. He is extremely trust worthy and gentle.
I owe a big thank you to him and wish to infinitely show him my appreciation. The list goes on as he has made sure I was fed well and had access to public transportation maps, maps of Santa Cruz, etc. He bought me, without question, a 50 dollar bus pass for the month of December.
All the networking, energy and time he has put into serving me doesn't even compare to all the energy he has put into being a devoted friend to me. I would say he is definitely my best friend and I wouldn't be here without him. We have had lots of fun adventures in our search for organic farms, new friends and new opportunities.
Also while camping he provided me with warm clothing, hats, gloves, sleep bags, etc to make sure I was as comfortable as I could be. He always puts others comfort before his own. He is a hard worker and dedicated to everything he does. He is respectful of peoples wishes and aims to please others. He is friendly and courteous to all persons he encounters. And exercises patience when dealing with grumpy or negative people.
His mannerisms are gentle and harmless. He lives a peaceful/connected to nature live style that will forever inspire me. He has also graced me with visits to all the little trees he has planted, as he knows I am a huge tree lover. He is continually working on conscious living through conscious action. His morals are pure and so is he. He is a vegan who is alcohol, drug and smoke free. He is very healthy and we have shared numerous healthy vegan meals together. He is just so willing to give and give and GIVE!
As I said at the beginning of this letter, I have never met anyone like little Star Thakar Sevadar! He has been a life saver, best friend, devoted and trust worthy tour guide and I owe him ALL of my gratitude!
I have learned a lot from him and still don't completely understand how one person can give so much. With no exaggeration I would say that he is the most giving, supportive friend I have ever had!
Please know, as you read my words, that you can trust Star with anything. He will never fail you in any way, shape or form. He is a servant of God and a holy saint! He cares most about sharing love with all and he's amazing at doing so.
I hope you get to meet him some day, if you haven't already. And please be grateful of his services to humankind because he is the total embodiment of love and compassion. I hope you are as blessed as I am to have Star in your life!
Thank you for taking your time and energy to read about Star. I hope this great reference serves all well.
Recommendation letter on behalf of Mr. Star * Sevadar:
I am an 18 year old young woman who heeded the classic pioneer call to go west for better prospects and self discovery. I am very glad I was able to connect with Star upon my arrival to Santa Cruz. I had very little and had escaped an abusive upbringing in Florida, and found solace and healing on the west coast, and a kindred spirit in Star. He is very passionate about veganism, and hopefully his vision for a vegan, alcohol and tobacco-free intentional community will be realized. He is very knowledgeable about fruit trees and happy to answer any questions. I was so happy to find such a friendly, easy-going person. He was incredibly courteous and kind and showed me a place to camp, and even let me borrow a tent and warm sleeping bag, and was incredibly generous in every other respect, even helping me do laundry. I was traveling with only the bare essentials, and he allowed me to feel very comfortable and cared for by offering free clothes and good organic local food. He provided a safe and truly pure environment. He even provided me with a whole page of notes and resources to help me on my own spiritual and educational journey. He also inspired me, and counseled me on good places to find work, even helping me search through wanted ads. If you are new to Santa Cruz, are interested in WWOOFing or becoming a part of a vegan intentional community, you may find a kindred spirit in Star too. He is a truly sweet, smart, sensitive and generous person.
Thanks again Star! :)
Samantha H., from Jacksonville FL
Regarding Star: childcare reference.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Airah Fae [ email removed by Star* to protect pal privacy. ]
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Regarding Star: childcare reference
To whom it may concern;
This letter is to confirm that Little Star Thakur Sevadar is of excellent character and a caring and loving child care provider.My son is seven now but a few years ago when Star cared for my son, Shaylon, I was very happy with how he was with my son. The fun, playful, innocent nature that he has is definitely saintly and I would trust him with my son at any given moment. I recommend him to be a care provider for any one with children. It is hard to trust people in today's world so it's nice to know there is some one to trust.
If you have any questions regarding Star, I am available on my cell phone at:
480-304-____ [ phone numbers removed by Star* to protect privacy of friend.]
Reference letters for Star
日期: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 08:53:37 -0700 (PDT)
发件人: "J MAR" <
To Whom It May Concern,
This is in reference to Starr ___________.
Starr is a most generous, caring and giving person who has helped me during a very difficult time in my life. He is reliable, trustworthy, honest, gentle, kind and sincere.
Not only did he generously give of his finances to assist me in my relocation to Santa Cruz but also provided a warm and safe shelter, food, bus fare and other minor expenses.
He enabled me to create, print and distribute flyers so that I could find room, board and salary here in Santa Cruz. He has taken precious time from his life to personally assist me in getting to know the area, health food stores, obtain food, clothing and make contacts with the right people.
He is a Saint who gives unconditional love and assistance to any pure soul in need.
Star is highly recommended as friend, worker and confidante.
Little star asked me to vouch for his trustworthy character so I am writing
this letter on his behalf. Starting three years ago and ending last august I
have been a half-time (20 hrs. a week) resident intern at a non-profit
organization in Palo Alto, California, called Magic Inc., which maintains a
residential community of about 14 folks. They are a combination of renters
interested in playing a part in the community, full time resident fellows
who run the non-profit, full and part time interns, and children. I got
acquainted with Little Star over the course of numerous over night stays he
made at Magic, on his way to other parts of California, or to the San Francisco International Airport. He had been a resident intern like myself
for at least a year I believe long before my time with the organization.
Ever since, the resident fellows have welcomed Little Star to use Magic as
an over-night way station. He has always respectfully called ahead to see if
space was available and in my opinion has maintained the relationship with
folks at Magic by aiming to be very considerate. (Nothing stolen, not an
intrusive or demanding presence etc.) On first meeting him I was a bit
nervous because of his intense gaze. Three visits later we talked in more
depth. I told him about my aspirations to do good. He respected that. He
spoke with enthusiasm about a man he had taken on as his guru and about his
spiritual path. He was sensitive enough not to push his spiritual world-view
on me. Our conversations since then all in passing have been congenial, and
now we run in to each other on occasion at the UC Santa Cruz library where I
go to school.
If you wish to contact me directly with any questions you can e-mail me at
email@example.com or call me at my home phone whose number is (831)
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 From: Granolaveg@aol.com
Subject: Re: Please recomendation 4 *?!
To Whom It May Concern:
Star came to visit my son and I in Mexico. He was there for a week or so, and he was courteous, trustworthy, and helpful. We felt safe with him visiting us, although we had not met him in person before this.
naomi heyoka wrote:
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004
From: naomi heyoka
Subject: Re: Please ref recomendations for me*
this letter is to attest that I, Naomi Gongola, have
had the chance to get to know Brother Little Star
Sevadar and can positively state that he is a true and
I had the joy of sharing a living space with him for a
few months, and within that time, his service was so
great that i don't know what i would have done without
Not only did he help me clean my house, but he helped
with my chores and drove me to the airport at an
insanely early hour with no complaints or expectations
of any favors. When the time came for us to move out
of the studio, he found a storage space and graciously
let me keep my things in it free of charge.
THese are just some of the things he has done to help
my life, and the things he has helped me with on an
emotional, psychological, and spiritual level are
quite frankly, hard to describe in words.
If he is looking to live at your place, or on your
land, i will attest to his hard work and dedication to
preserving and sustaining the earth. it is his
If he comes off as an assertive type, or a little too
talkative, I assure you it is out of his deep desire
to do right and save sacred things from destruction.
I have also known him to be very quiet at times,
saying very little, and respecting my needs for
silence and space. He would never hurt anything.
Thank you for your time and consideration in helping
out one of my lifelong friends.
p.s. I am a school teacher and musician living in
aptos, CA, if you were wondering how credible my word
is. hopefully, these two peices of information can
shed a little light about my own life. namaste
Steven Streufert wrote:
I could write a brief letter. Would that be good enough?
"To Whom It May Concern:
Brother Little Star is the most sincere and committed, spiritually inspired and dedicated person I have ever encountered. He has given his entire life over to the pursuit of truth and a righteous living. He seeks only the betterment of humanity in everything he does. Of course, he also needs the betterment of his own living circumstances, so as to be in a more appropriate environment suited to his pursuits. He seeks to live in a way which is an alternative to the violent, destructive and exploitative means practiced generally in the modern world. I would recommend him for membership and inclusion in or residence at any community which would meet the requirements of a higher and better life and lifestyle.
He means no harm. He aims singularly to practice the Good. I have known him since 1979, and this has always been the case.
All the best,
P. O. Box 1167
Willow Creek, CA 95573 USA"
lonney omichaels wrote:
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 From: lonney omichaels
Subject: MYSTIC STAR
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
I LONNEY OMICHAELS HAVE KNOWN MR.STAR FOR 10 YRS. AND
HAVE FOUND HIM TO BE A VERY PATIENT TOLERANT KIND HEARTED FELLOW
MYSTIC VISIONARY FOR A BETTER;KINDER; GENTLER WORLD!!!
MR.STAR IZ A MOST UNIQUE CHARACTER FROM THE FUTURE AND ...
A GREAT ADVOCATE OF A PURE SIMPLE VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE AND ...
HE IZ ONE WHO SO NICELY ENCOURAGES ME TO MEDITATE MORE AND ...
HE ALSO HAZ CLEAN SENSE OF HUMOR AND A GREAT ADVOCATE FOR
THE TEECHINGS OF THE MASSTERS AND IN MY HUMBLE OPINION ...
I HOPE YOO ALSO SEE HIZ GREAT LITE!!!
W/ BEST REGUARDS;
o-o-o-o-Here you "GO BRO"!:->>
Thursday, July 22, 2004
To whom it may concern
I confirm that I have known(of):Brother
Little-Star for 17 years.We have been(personally
acquainted) for 6 years.We meet through our mutual
membership in the:Natural Hygiene Community Network.We have worked on many/various Utopian Intentional Community projects,socialized and traveled together during that period.
At all times I have found Brother Little-Star
Sevadar to be: dependable, reliable, hard-working,
conscientious, honest, peace-loving,
courteous,resourceful and a tireless champion of
ethics/morales and Utopian virtue.
I'm happy to provide further information if
Very Truly Yours
Theodore H Schmidkonz
"Have a Great Day":->>...!
Ann Hyland wrote:
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004
From: Ann Hyland
Subject: Re: Please ref recomendations for me*
July 22, 2004
3445 Clairborne Way Abingdon, MD 21009
RE: Integrity of Brother Little Star
To Whom It May Concern:
I have known Brother Little Star a.k.a. "Star" mostly
through email and phone conversations over the course
of two years and have spent a brief amount of time
with him in person while I was living in San Diego and
he was travelling through. Although his granola type
exterior with long hair, [vegan-Light-hiking-boots] and hiking gear
may appear a little shocking to conservative corporate
America, I know from my time spent with Star that he
is a rare gentle-man with integrity who lives a simple
nomadic life sharing his message of love,
spirituality, meditation and vegan lifestyle. Yes he
may seem a little "out-there" for the mainstream, with
his ramblings and conversation tangents, however, his
actions and how he lives his life by example are based
on the strong spiritual practices he dedicates his
When I have been in transition and many others, Star
has generously recommended and shared his treasured
resources for vegetarian living and passion for
ecovillages and his compassionate ear.
I hope this clears up any misunderstandings about
Brother Little Star's way of being.
Subject: letter of recommendation
To: brother Little-Star * Sevadar
To Whom it may concern,
> From the short time I have known Brother Little Star he has won my heart over due to his saintly qualities. He is simply an individual with principles and compassion from another planet. He has treated me with the utmost dedication, generosity and a place of pure friendship. Brother Little star will go out of his way for his friends to an extraordinary level. He has assisted me in finding a job and with my personal affairs by spending countless hours with no expectation of anything in return. He is a man that undeniably keeps his word. I have experienced how when he says he will do something for me, he will do it right away. For example getting a flight for me to see him. In person, he has treated me honorably and politely. From my observation of his conduct, honestly, compassion, and saintliness, I would say Brother Little star is to be trusted 100%. He is one of the most integral people I know and always puts other people's interests ahead of his. He is also a very pragmatic individual and has practical solutions to everything. I also highly recommend him to work with children because he has a lot of energy, patiences and love for children. I know this because of the way he speaks about wanting to be a dedicated, wise and generous father someday.
Sincerely, [name removed to maintain privacy].
From: "Scott Erickson"
Subject: RE: Please send good ref recomendations for me*
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004
Hear ye' hear,
Star has always been super nice to me. He has introduced me to musicians,
devoting himself to developing community, who I have interacted with and
also introduced to other friends. I don't know a whole lot about Star,
except that he has never been anything but kind-natured and well-intentioned
towards me. He has showed me notices for all sorts of events, although I
have never gone yet, they all seemed pretty fun (I'm just not very
available). Well, that's all I can say. Peace be with you,
-Soup (Scott Erickson)
brother CHRIS wrote:
From: "brother CHRIS "
Subject: RE: Chris. RE: Please send ref recomendations for me*
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004
Ok star, you are a nice guy who has helped me before.
I have met Little Star a couple of times at Meditation retreats I go to In Oregon. We both follow the same spiritual path that is based in love, unity acceptance and harmony. It is a path to achieve MAstery over our souls and become saints, if possible in this lifetime. Little star has been following this path I trust for many years and has the best intentions for himself and his brothers. He is as human as any of us, so I dont expect perfection from him or anyone, but I do know that he is a good guy with a big heart.
I have also done some business interactions with him, selling him some of my artwork. Even though he was in California and I in Montreal, he kept to his part and paid me for it with no delays. I have trust in Little Star and I hope you do to. Love and Light, Chris
So I dont know how much more to write, I havent really known you for more than a few weeks here and there...
love and light, Chris
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004
Subject: good*recomendation from raw vegan jill ahlgren who met star* Re: Reference
Jill Ahlgren wrote:
Dear Sir or Ma'am,
I have know Brother Little Star for about a year and a half now, and want
you to know that he is a sincere, intelligent, and unique person. We got to
know eachother through several long phone coversations and met through an
advertisment that he had posted for intentional communites online.
Brother Little Star knows many people! He is a networking wizard. He
speaks with a beautiful and firm voice of his ideas and dreams. He is a
dreamer and a poet who knows how to make things happen.
He is kind. I had the privelege to finally meet him in person in California
in December 2003. I was on a journey to a raw food retreat, and he brought
me grapefruits to eat while I sat at the halfway point of my journey at SFO.
He is giving. He came all the way from the Santa Cruz area to do so!
Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions about
this wonderful person. I am happy to be a reference for Brother Little Star's character.
Very Truly Yours,
Jill Marie Ahlgren, M.A.
245 Freeman Road Cloquet, MN 55720
Vlado Tomljenovic wrote:
From: "Vlado Tomljenovic"
Subject: reference for Brother Little Star
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 14:25:37 +0200
Dear future hosts of our good brother Little Star * Savadar
We, my wife Vera and I Vlado Tomljenovic, D. N. from Croatia give to our friend and Brother Little Star best possible reference and highest recommendation. Little Star was our gentle trustworthy guest at our extended - family farm home in rural Hrvatska (called CROATIA in English)
we are peaceful vegetarian peaple practice spiritual TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION for over 30 years, and our Brother Star fit in naturally to the farm chores Lifestyle here. Star was helpfull with the classic archetypal farm chores of "water and wood" Star wqas efficient with hand tools such as axe for chopping fire-wood. It was a great joy to bi in his presence of humility and humor. He received room & board for 3 weeks, and he did participate and contribute more than safficiently to be well worth the hospitable support. So if if You are befriending Star to have him visit with You and Your Land projects etcetera - than wew encourage You to relax in full faith of his good human virtues and believe he will be positively a helpful harmless HOLY MAN with honorable ethical integritiy and caring moral character. Star has a good attitude for S E V A - service and is happy to put in his fair share of time being of assistence as a pleasant guest and friend +of the hole family. He is also aware of being quiet and graceful around elder family members as well as being a clean & sober good rate model on family farms where children of any ages may be present.
We wish our best friend and brother safe journey and happy travels in his future planet Earth adventures , and so we hope You will also enjoy being his kindly generous hosts as we have enjoyed his friendly visit in our homeland Croatia.
Our best regards, VERA & VLADO TOMLJENOVIC D.N. 32100 VINKOVCI,CROATIA, NIKOLE TORDINCA 45. tel.. 385-32-306 179, or a cellphone - 385-91-762-1450 on behalf of the eight (8) extended family farms members.
Peace and our Blessings to You.