Poem for Jul 23

Personal Stanza

Today is the day our group goes
in two cars to the Hudson movie theatre
to watch the matinee of Yadubara’s film:
“Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement,
and the Swami Who Started It All.”
I have not seen the movie yet,
but several of the devotees going with us
have seen it as many as four or five times.
They want to catch all the nuances
in the film by repeated viewing.
At lunchtime, Haryashva said
the movie gives you a human viewpoint
of Srila Prabhupada. We know him
as the founder-acarya of ISKCON
and the preeminent siksa guru
of all the devotees in the Movement.
But he is also a “person,” humorous
and intimate with his disciples.
He was never condescending or proud,
but faced everyone with equal vision
as a pure servant of Radha-Krishna.

I am making some major editorial changes
in Looking Back, Volume 2. The changes
have been churning over in my mind, and
as I considered them and kept reading on,
I got a headache. But I think I have made
improvements. I am going to ask
Nandarani’s help with the changes.

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