If you weren’t lucky enough to grow up in Krsna consciousness, you may remember trying hard to enjoy (bhoga) on the weekend after trying hard to study (tyaga) during the week. At the Mayapur Institute, the pleasure of bhakti-rasa,devotional service to Krsna, never ends; only the pace changes. After intensely worshiping the Lord by their intelligence (Bg.18.70) during the week, the students take the weekend to relax on* parikrama*–or right on the MI courtyard grass.
Relax on the grass? How long can the students do that without falling asleep? Not a problem when they’re listening to Hari Sauri Prabhu transport them back to the days when Srila Prabhupada walked this earth, expanding Krsna consciousness everywhere with every step. Last Sunday, drawing from his Transcendental Diary, *expanded by Prabhupada’s vast *vani, HSP gave everyone an introductory taste, then asked us to vote which theme we’d like to hear him continue. The Power of Association won hands-up, so for two more hours HSP regaled us with the power of Prabhupada’s sanga during his worldwide travels with His Divine Grace.
After questions we all retired to the Lotus Building for tasty Ekadasi prasadam. The limitless flavors of bhakti-rasa *will continue through the semester, as the students overflow with sastric realizations in the classes, then relax on weekend *parikramas, or soak up Prabhupada-*katha *with Hari Sauri Prabhu. Who could ask for more?