Free Write Journal #23

December 31, 2018 5:15 P.M. Talking with Manohara about the year’s end. He said that we devotees, because of our sadhana, are not much affected by worldly changes. I remembered 19 years ago, the Y2K phenomenon. Many people believed the change in the millennium would bring about catastrophic events; the computers would break down, communications […]

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Free Write Journal #22

December 24, 2018 Tonight, Christmas Eve, we are going to a neighborhood gathering of devotees at Saci-suta’s house. It is mostly a social event, no lecturing and maybe even no kirtana. Just exchanges of gifts and honoring of prasadam. All grhasthas with children. It is a friendly group with no pressure, and all devotees. Last […]

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Free Write Journal #21

December 17, 2018 This is the twenty-first week of the Journal. It gets posted weekly on two websites. Should I compile them and publish as a book? Then I have Prabhupada Reflections, the daily entries I wrote during 2016, the 50th anniversary of Prabhupada’s coming to America. They are substantial pieces, reflections on Srila Prabhupada. […]

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Free Write Journal #20

December 11, 2018 There are about one and a half weeks left for Christmas shopping. We have purchased most of our gifts for Stuyvesant Falls neighbors. Keli-lalita puts on a kind of Christmas party with special prasadam and exchanges of gifts, which are wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree. Keli’s oldest daughter, Kaulini, has […]

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Free Write Journal #19

December 5, 2018 This is the 19th week of the Journal. On Vyasa-puja day I learned that many disciples don’t read it. In some cases they don’t know how to operate a computer, or they are too busy, or they never heard about it. An exiled devotee wrote me and said he appreciated the Journal, […]

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Free Write Journal #18

November 28, 2018 This is the 18th week of the Journal. Today is Wednesday, November 28th. My Vyasa-puja occurs in three days on Saturday, December 1st. This week’s Journal won’t be posted on the websites until Vyasa-puja has already come and gone. I’ll have my lecture typed, and I will read it. It is all […]

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Free Write Journal #17

November 24, 2018 5:43 A.M. There is little time to write in. You have to stretch out. Visitors coming today, Visnu-Aradhanam, John Endler, Kirtana-Rasa and Alena. Plus others. The table will be crowded. Should we read C.c. or just have conversation? I’d rather have a scripture reading, but the guests might prefer conversation. That usually […]

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Free Write Journal #16

November 18, 2018 We are reading Chapter Three of Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, “The External Reason for Lord Caitanya’s Appearance.” It is “external,” but it is not unimportant, material or anything like that. It is Lord Caitanya’s introducing the mission of chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, the only religious sacrifice for the age of Kali. That is […]

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