D i a r y
2011 Mar 1
1.15AM - R(4)
Hare Krsna, Muchachos y Muchachas,
Hare Krsna, Hare Rama!
How are you!
We are sitting in the Jita-prana Das' Flat/Temple in Brussels, Europe. We are in-transit. Flew yesterday from Madrid to here. Prahlada-nrsmha and Partha-sarthi Das met us at the airport and then we came here. We are traveling with Dingy Lingy, a nice duck whom we met two days ago at New Vraja-mandala. We only distributed like:
-Three "Light of the Bhagavatas", 10-each
-David Haberman, BRS, Introductions
-Dhanurdara Swami, Waves of Devotion
-Bhanu Swami, BRS
-Viola Spolin, Improv. for the Theater etc.
during these whole five weeks in Europe, but we hope we contributed to the book distribution also through our other programs, and those books are supposed to be the basis of more book distribution through LOB Symposium.
O.K. Let's chant some more rounds. We gotta be out the door by 6AM to continue our trip to Texas!
Stay with us?
1.24AM - R(4)
1.44AM - R(8)
Pretty good Japa. At five minutes per round, we might be skipping beads! We try to watch it and we will get better. Let's see if we can log on at the Hotel Blum connection across the street! . . .
2.15AM - R(8)
We connected with Patraka on Skype and discussed the VEDAS stuff, also short salutes to Paundrama and Janardana Prabhus in Mexico. Back to Japa!
2.45AM - R(12)
Some real pleasure in the Japa, but it is pleasure for us, sense gratification. Does it please Krsna? Also, 15-mantras without beads.
NOI 7: "We are sending sańkīrtana parties all over the world, and they are experiencing that even in the remotest part of the world, where there is no knowledge of Kṛṣṇa, the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra attracts thousands of men to our camp. In some areas, people begin to imitate the devotees by shaving their heads and chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, only a few days after hearing the mantra. This may be imitative, but imitation of a good thing is desired. Some imitators gradually become interested in being initiated by the spiritual master and offer themselves for initiation.
If one is sincere, he is initiated, and this stage is called bhajana-kriyā."
We consider that our mind, heart, is probably one of the remotest parts of the world. This Kirtana attacts so many of our inclinations. So we can expect that after even a few days of mechanically chanting we might be ready to be initiated into a new stage of Krsna consciousness.
Let's do some BhVai 100 Pages of Essays! We are on Varna-ashrama-dharma, Stri-dharma.
3.21AM - We followed our Index notes and it takes us to the conversation between Lord Siva and Sati about visiting her father, Daksa's house during a sacrifice. The Translations are very intense. You can feel the demonstration of a ladies nature. You can see how it is the psychology reacting, not the person. We did the chapter noted in our Index, but looks like we will have to continue, get to continue, on to the next chapter and conclude the conversation.
It is interesting doing these essays. We usually write them with Atul-krsna Prabhu in mind. He is a director of the Mayapura Institute.
O.K. Let's post this and then I guess we'll see you on the other side, Houston, Nila-madhava-dhama!!!!!