Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Little Drops of Nectar - 1

From the very beginning of his preaching in America, Prabhupada used to encourage his devotees to take part in the devotional ecstasy of chanting and dancing. On morning walks, he would sometimes ask each devotee, “Were you chanting last night?” referring to the congregational kirtana in the temple.

“I tried to, but there wasn’t any room.” one devotee replied.

Gargamuni said, “No, because I was afraid I would cry.” No doubt these remarks by his disciples contained neophyte emotions, yet Srila Prabhupada replied seriously. “When you are with ordinary people,” he said, “then you should not cry, because they will not understand. But when you are with devotees, you can cry, because the devotees will know that you are crying for Krsna.”

From the Nectar by HH Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

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