A Plug-In for Drama
We arranged for an appreciation party for those who acted and danced so well for our opening of the year 2017. The production called “Mr. Puri” highlights the events of a monk who strolled into the sacred town of Vrindavana, where he met young Krishna. So, with today’s blog entry, I’ll refrain from extolling the glories of walking, but copy a letter penned by our guru, Srila Prabhupada, to a student in New York. It’s about the power of drama. (Dec. 22/1971)
“I am especially pleased to hear that our KC drama program is being developed by you nicely. We have got unlimited stock for such dramas, so go on in this way, improving more and more, and Krishna will give you direction so that one day, very soon, all your dreams will come true and you will be acting our KC dramas on Broadway. Everyone enjoys play-acting, only there is at present a dearth of proper material for elevating the general mass of people to the proper standards. Practically, the whole world is going to hell. There is no decency, no gentleman anywhere. So we have to portray to the people of this fallen Age of Kali-yuga what is the right standard for their behavior. When they see that, Oh, here is such nice activity, such nice people, they will automatically become changed, simply we have to engage their senses in the right taste. So this drama-playing is very good presentation for attracting their attention and displaying Krishna Consciousness very beautifully. Make everything very simple, without too much fancy costumes, and the real message will come out very nicely.”
May the Source be with you!