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Friday, May 4th, 2007

dramatically transforms consciousness

I went out a little yesterday. Nick Cave was singning his heart out in my head on the way there. I wondered where it came from… it’s been about ten years. After approaching some people and giving out some books I noticed that he had been replaced by the mahamantra in a particularly sweet tune with no effort on my part.

removes material desires and pacifies the mind completely

two immediate effects I experienced very clearly yesterday.

Book distribution is not included in my service, but I realized again why I want it to be. The solution: whenever I have a spare moment in between other services I will go out. I managed on my own yesterday, so I can continue like this.

Just take shelter of sankirtan Lilamayi…

Srila Prabhupada’s Book Marathon

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Yes, the December book marathon is in full swing. We’ve had some far-out experiences. Unfortunately I missed a couple of days – my body attacked me. But I’m back and have discovered, just today, indoor distribution – shopping malls!

I have been noticing, during the last 9 days, an increase of focus and determination in my daily practice of Krishna Consciousness. I have also observed how all the devotees that have been going out regularly seem somehow connected in consciousness – something powerful is happening, very softly and gracefully. Full engagement in spreading Krishna Consciousness is a sure-fire way to lift you out of stagnation. I definitely want to include more book distribution in my daily service roster after this marathon – there is something in this service that I don’t want to miss out on any longer. Who wants to float around when you can go real deep? The deep end has always appealed to me.

Saturday Night Harinama

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Last night we went on Harinama in the streets of Cape Town. We started in Kloof Street and made our way down Long Street and back again. It was ecstatic – some people joined in the chanting and one group danced with us for quite a distance.