No phone coverage and a slow internet connection redefine life whilst on the farm. Everything seems to go slowly here so you are tired very early at the end of a very long day. It is a blessing.
I’m headed for an early night. In the next hour I’ll be studying Chapter Seven of Hari Nama Cintāmaṇi and the next few ślokas of the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam from where I gave class on Tuesday. I’ll be back in Melbourne to give the class at Kṛṣṇafest on Tuesday and Bhāgavatam Class Wednesday morning.
Even though it is quiet here I am looking forward to doing extra reading and catching up on a lot of work which has been neglected whilst I’ve been in Melbourne the last few weeks. Temple life is busy and it’s nice to be engaged in day to day matters but it sometimes means long term projects are neglected while I am caught up in the thick of thin things. Here I can take a little more broad view of my projects and catch up on those that need more attention which they might not ordinarily get.
You sleep well at night here. It is very quiet. Only the sounds of the frogs to sing us to sleep but somehow even they disappear in the depth of night. As a consequence one sleeps very deeply. The goal is to retire early and rise likewise in order to enjoy the chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa. What a luxury!