Archive for October, 2006

Oct
21

I had to go out in it to take my cold bucket bath at the hand pump at about 3.30am

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Dear disciples and friends,

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I last wrote to you about 10 days ago from the Rome airport, on my way to Dubai. I arrived there around 1 in the morning on the 10th, and went to the flat of my aspiring disciple Bhaktin Karin from Estonia, her husband Sandip, a Gujarati finance and investments expert, and their two sons Gopala and Keshav.

Dubai is in the middle of the desert and is an extreme Arab/Muslim country.
I had to come in in disguise, as they do not allow devotees to enter in traditional dress, and the first thing I noticed was how gruff the man on the visa counter was. He asked me “where are you staying? Hotel?” I replied “Maybe”, and he said “Which hotel”. I told him I didn’t know where I was going to stay, and he just stamped my passport and told me to go. Not very welcoming…

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Oct
10

One of the men was jumping so wildly that his dhoti fell off!

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Dear devotees,

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am writing to you from the Rome airport. Since I last wrote I have spent some days in Omsk, in Siberia, and then come to Prabhupadadesh near Venice in Italy, where a special meeting of the GBC Body was held.

The flight to Omsk was during the afternoon, and was quite pleasant as there was hardly anyone else on the plane. However as we flew I noticed that for the whole 3 hour flight, under the plane there was solid cloud cover over the ground, meaning unpleasant conditions below. Sure enough, when we landed it was raining, and was only around 10 degrees Centigrade…

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Oct
04

He then invited me to come and stay as a guest, and I came a few days later and moved in, never to leave.

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Dear disciples and friends,

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am writing to you on a flight from Moscow to Omsk, in Western Siberia. It is the final leg of my Russian tour for 2006, and is quite out of the way for me, but some disciples there have been asking me to come, so I am on my way.

A few days ago I wrote to you from London, which is where I joined Srila Prabhupada’s movement on January 7th, 1973. Whenever I go there I feel a little nostalgic, remembering the times we had in the pioneering days of ISKCON, in the company of my Godbrothers who were at the time young brahmacaris like me, but many of whom have gone on to become great leaders in our movement…

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