Everyone wants to feel good, me included! What makes me feel good is when I see a lot going on in the temple/ashram or when I see a lot of devotional activity taking place outside the temple/ashram as a result of enthusiasm to serve.
In our mission, we are poised to please the guru. The guru in our mission is Srila Prabhupada,and he has set the bar for us in the way of sharing kirtan chanting, sharing books from the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, an sharing prasadam, blessed food from Krishna.
I was very happy to observe that our kirtan group, Gaura Shakti, performed at Canada’s landmark castle, Casa Loma, preceded by a yoga lesson from our very own monk, Deva Datta. Simultaneausly there were two groups of ours who organized themselves in the downtown bustling areas, sharing books and prasadam while two kirtans took place in these two vicinities. Meanwhile, I took a chef’s approach in the kitchen and the outcome was very satisfying to people who consumed with great relish.
In the temple premises more than normal attendance was found in Govinda’s vegetarian dining. The evening was reserved for a satsang at the home of a devotee, Shukadev. All in all, a lot of ‘busy like a beehive’ mobility was going on. And as a general rule when people are busy especially engaged in devotional activity the atmosphere becomes light and enlightened.