yeah
i

am
not afraid of

being

a person again since i
never

stopped being one

like
this

in

the

first
place it is
time

to

go

home sure sure call me

a

cab

if

that's what it

takes

to make you smile again

and
again
i

said so and

sure

enough there was one right

around

the block nearly

knocked

a little six

year

old block off as it

stopped
for me so

to

speak that was about a
half

year

before

i chanted Hare Krsna actually
in
a

round

about

way
it was early

yes
fairly early in the summer
of
'57
there

was free will
too

you

know
though

it

can
not

happen here even as one

is

maintaining
this

peripheral
vision
one is real

insecure

and

self-conscious

about the mass

of

innuendo
it

is

the

very
idea

you know one
can
get

the

wrong

idea

like
it

is an aspect of Krsna

consciousness
where there is

no

place for one to be
so

so gentle like a man

from
now

on
actually
there

is

more

than likely one
way

to

be

Krsna conscious as space makes
sense
even as one

moves

very

very

slowly from this

security

to your secure
place

in

time
dear there is no place

for

one as gentle

as

this
to

stop

and fail to get the

hint
naturally

Krsna

consciousness

is

not artificial like
some

imposition
on
the

mind

should the experience

of

having

peripheral
vision gag you
as
too
much

is being intimated
not

really
not

in Krsna consciousness
dear

and what is

in
your

wildest

dreams out of
Krsna

consciousness
surely

one

isn't expected to be out

of

Krsna consciousness soon like an

absent
minded one out of patience
sitting
in
a
car thinking nothing

is

moving and nothing can move

like

this
dear

hearing Krsna is

an

aspect
of

one consciousness and you know one needs

Krsna

as
much

as

one
has

heard

of
getting

this way there is no

need
to

get

uppity

you

have heard of Krsna consciousness

enough

already to know
who

is Krsna conscious

like
this

but
this
is

no

place
for
one

to get ahead of oneself

that

way

dear yes dear we are
glad

you
are

Krsna conscious really but don't

push

it don't try to pass

it

off

as
something

else
either

we

are

not

amused when there
is

the
audacity

to deny it

once
or twice by

acting

in a way that makes
it

not

this

like this you

see
Krsna

consciousness

is

beyond
it

as

quickly as it

gets
that
way

now

this

is next in Krsna consciousness for sure
no

one is denying that

either

but

always
one

has

been

better

off next as compared to the one
that

is

lost

to oneself due
to
a lack of

patience

manifesting
as
maya
don't
forget Krsna always

remember

Krsna
will

be

around jaya Radhe !

yes

yes you know

all
of

us

being

around

have a life
to

give and a life taken
from

us

with
every
song

He
sings

with every song He sings
jaya

Radhe

jaya Radhe and we sing
too
every

song

takes
so

much

life
but

we

are
around
we are all

around
and
free

will

is

cool
i mean there is plenty to go

around

with us all warming up like this

even

now
there
is

more

than
enough

free will to go around
actually

more

than

enough

of
this
too

where space makes
sense

there
is
always enough to go around all the

way
around
yes

because
Krsna
is

around

singing jaya Radhe all the
way
around

you

have
heard

and because you have heard
a

little

more

about
Krsna

there

is
so

much

free

will
enough yes enough

so

you feel more
than

ever

free

to
sing
jaya Radhe too

verging on the ridiculous what

i
do

for

a buck hasn't changed nor is the

fact
of the matter

all
i

am

making out of it is

loose
change

there

is every likelihood

one

could do better or just as well
begging
on

the

street

using

disingenuous

techniques similar to the so

called

old
days

one such as one fine

shouldered
self

could
pull

away

with a few hundred in an

afternoon
anyhow i am

mad

have been quite curious for

Krsna

all the time

really
there

were

contributing factors along

the

way so to

speak
like getting smashed right in the face

by

a taxi about
a

half
year

before i chanted the Hare Krsna mahamantra

like

this
round

about July of 1957 yes

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

i

can
play

music anyway yes and i

am

glad you are

a
real

musical
one

too

dear
art

is interesting you

know
one

one
yes one mentioned art as well and

well

i

wonder
if you have an eye for the

divine

that

way
these
days

there

are

some
links
to

heart

warming pictures of the divine posted on the home

page
of
their

web
site

that break me

that
make

me
feel

bankrupt
as
a

dancer

but

of course one

can't

really

dance
with a murti but you

know
what

i

am

saying
don't you yes if i

don't

dance at all i am a crying

shame

anyway
there

is the art

one
terms
super

realism no one

has

as yet brought

to
Krsna
consciousness

for

one

reason or another and well i

wonder

how much more

realistic
one

can

be in the art of loving
the
divine

through
the

visual

arts these days

how

do

you

visualize the divine these days
i

wonder

how

Srimati Radharani looks in your heart of

hearts

can

you
imagine really holding

Krsna

in your heart and not
dancing

somehow

or

other
painting

must

be like dancing

in
Krsna
consciousness
yes
hari

hari

bol !

of course being in a

material
body

one

is

howsoever
one

experiencing

the

same
thing

that

is
suffering

on

time

as
a

lesson or as

quite
simply
a

blow

to

the

self
in ways you

don't

need

to
imagine

as

real forever no
it

is

just

real and real

temporary
but

yes
just

so you know

it

is
real

like

you
when it is

like

you to be

in

a material body yes being in a

material
body is real

enough

to

convince
you

of
what

is

happening on time
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