It’s after the temple’s Sunday feast. Packed into our van, the children laugh and jostle one another as we head for the gurukulato watch a video of Krsna’s pastimes. Nimai, the four-year-old brother of one of our students, starts singing the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. He sings quietly at first. Then his singing builds in volume and picks up a clear rhythm and melody. Eleven-year-old Visnujana starts to play the mrdanga drum he’d brought to the feast. Soon all the children are singing together. The singing is their pleasure, and they taste the spiritual sweetness of the Lord’s name.
A Taste for the Lord’s Name