Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī (Durgā Dāsī) born in 1950 became a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda in June 1973 in Paris, France. She was instructed to paint for the movement which she took up as a service with the BBT for many years and continues to this day for various publications on Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava philosophy. Due to her initial correspondence with Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahāraja in 1992, Narasiṅgha Mahārāja came to the USA and inspired many householders to move to South India and establish an aśrama there with him. Currently she resides in the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram in Vṛndāvana.
In 'Conquering Anarthas' Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī answers the question 'what are anarthas and how do we rid ourselves of them?'. This article explains the nature of anarthas, the erratic mind, and how to remove unwanted desires from the heart.
Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī discusses examples of famous Vaiṣṇavīs in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava history, and in particular describes the life and example of Śrīmatī Kṛṣṇamayī Devī, one of the foremost disciples of Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja.