It was rather stimulating sharing the spot by Zoom as part of a panel discussion with Vaisesika and Kalakanta, with Anuttama as moderator. We went for an hour’s duration on the topic “Books Are the Basis.” We took the time to reflect on something that is very foundational to our spiritual lives. Had we not the books to read we would be nowhere.
The angle that moderator, Anuttama, approached me on was how the books of author Prabhupada have formed the basis of my script writing. I am not a great playwright by any stretch of the imagination, but I do what I do for community theatre which is the harvest of the book’s contents.
Also foundational to Krishna Consciousness is the chanting of the supreme mantra, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.” Serious members of this consciousness chant for a good two hours each day, which is a type of spiritual communication with the Supreme Person.
I caught Krishna Chandra on the camera chanting this maha-mantra on beads, as he makes it a priority to connect with divine powers. He sat there in his white dhoti in the lotus position allowing himself to be immersed in the mantra. He was connecting.