“You may not always be called upon to be successful, but you will always be called upon to be trustworthy.” Mother Teresa.
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” Norman Vincent Peale.
“You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford.
I had been asked by organizers of these ISKCON Leaders Meetings to begin the two sessions of each day with warm-up exercises, both vocal and physical. It worked out marvellously for me, because I felt like I was contributing something. What I offered was much like what I do for theatre arts workshops, or what we do for warm-up exercises before we get into the play practices that I conduct.
"It's 6:30 a.m."
My response was: "I
Jay and I and a group of local devotees, including a father and daughter from New Brunswick, took to the sidewalks east of the centreville, to catch some good but cool air, and accompany ourselves with the maha mantra, and chanting on beads. The walk was in the prime of the afternoon,
It's evening and it's past the Christmas/New Year period. You can still greet people with a "Happy New Year" and it won't be out of line. Yes, folks are out and about. Shopping never stops. Appetites never die. Bars and pubs are alive. Churches, Islamic and Buddhis
Our minutes there lapsed, and we moved on t
Nirakula comes to visit us every six months, along with her husband, Vaisesika, to encourage the sharing of wisdom. It is significant at this time of year in December, when the ‘giving spirit’ is the strongest. Classes are lined up, beginning with today, to express the joy of giving. Some devotees from different cities have come to hear how to best achieve the act of giving.
It was today, before I went for a five kilometre walk, that I received a call from a bhakti follower from Canada, who
Nice person! He travels. So do I. It's good to be back though. The air is fresh. Lots of real prana in the air - life force. The sn
Personally, I have been hacking, or chiseling, away at this stubborn entity, on and off. Today, I asked Radha Madhava, the person whom I stay with in Calgary, to finish it off. So I handed him a rasp-type instrument suppli
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