Volume 5

Offering to Srila Prabhupada

Volume 5, Chapter 30 November 14, 2004, Poland. Dearest Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my most humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. Today is the anniversary of your disappearance from this world 27 years ago. You once said that when the Lord disappears from the world, He simultaneously appears elsewhere in some other [...]

Hidden Glories

Volume 5, Chapter 29 October 16 – November 01, 2004, Poland. I returned to Warsaw from my month-long preaching tour in Russia and immediately set out for another tour in Poland. After a night’s rest, Sri Prahlad das, Jayatam das, and I headed south, stopping on the way for a house program in Kelice attended [...]

Blood Brothers

Volume 5, Chapter 28 September 25 – October 15, 2004, Russian Federation. As I continued my travels throughout Russia, crisscrossing from city to city, I wrote to my astrologer friend, who had warned me not to set foot in the country at that time. I told him I had not experienced any life-threatening situations apart [...]

My Chest Swells Up With Pride

Volume 5, Chapter 27 September 12 – 24, 2004, Russian Federation. This year’s summer tour was especially successful, with over 300,000 people all together visiting our programs, including the Woodstock festival. It was a sad moment indeed when the tour came to an end and most of the devotees packed up and headed home to [...]

Vyasa Puja Offering 2004

Volume 5, Chapter 26 September 11, 2004, Hungary. Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my most humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Your Divine Grace. I have traveled a great distance to be with your devotees here at New Vraja Dhama in Hungary for this wonderful event. By the Lord’s [...]

Shoot for the Rhinoceros

Volume 5, Chapter 25 August 01 – 30, 2004, Poland. After the Woodstock festival, we returned to the Baltic coast to resume our summer festivals. But no sooner had we arrived than Maya’s forces dealt us a blow. We had chosen a town near our summer base and had signed the contract with city hall [...]

Up on the Hill

Volume 5, Chapter 24 July 25 – 31, 2004,The Woodstock Festival, Poland . As I work on this chapter of my diary, I am at a loss as to how to begin and how to finish. The great Woodstock festival has just concluded. I don’t know how to put it into words – Krsna’s Village [...]

Nerves of Steel

Volume 5, Chapter 23 July 16 – 24, 2004, Poland. When we woke up on the morning of Monday July 12, we couldn’t believe our eyes. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Devotees ran outside just to have a look. For weeks on end, we had struggled with the [...]

A Lesson from an Old Cleaning Man

Volume 5, Chapter 22 July 11 – 15, 2004, Poland. Since the beginning of our summer tour it has rained every day, and unseasonably cold weather has prevailed. One couldn’t imagine more unfavorable circumstances for outdoor festivals. Advertising the programs has become a cat-and-mouse game with the weather. Each day we start Harinam under threatening [...]

On the House

Volume 5, Chapter 21 June 28 – July 10, 2004, Poland. I flew back to Poland from Baku, and as soon as I arrived, the tour committee held its last meeting for the summer festivals. The first order of business was security. “I found three security companies we can choose from,” Jayatam began. “Which one [...]