Bhaktivedanta Hospital – Bombay A

February 23rd, 2001

Bhaktivedanta Hospital – Bombay

A phone call comes and an argument of sorts ensues. It?s not a heated argument; in fact, the call is from a respectful person seeking advice. For me to help him, however, he needs to recognize some of the mistakes he has made. He is resistant and it leads to a long and absorbing discussion. After the call, I realized that during the call I had completely forgot the discomfort of my body.

It’s so clear that the identification with the body is just a mental conception. Why was I so absorbed in my body for the last few days? Why didn’t I transcend it more for kirtan and krishna-katha, like I did for a simple phone discussion? I lament.

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