They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so if you can get to a man's spirit soul by eating, and it works, why not do it? There's nothing better than having been chanting and dancing, or just sitting and talking philosophy, and then suddenly the devotees bring out the prasadam. It's a blessing from krishna, and it's spiritually important.
About halfway through i broke down crying, which i hadn't expected. i was a little ashamed, but only a little;it was her, you see, and she never taxed me with the times that i slipped from the way i thought a man should be...the way i thought i should be, at any rate. a man with a good wife is the luckiest of god's creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, i think, the only true blessing of their lives that they don't know how poorly off they are.
The evacuation of petersburg and richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace whose joyous expression can not be restrained. In the midst of this, however, he, from whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated.
A single good government becomes... a blessing to the whole earth, its welcome to the oppressed restraining within certain limits the measure of their oppressions. but should even this be counteracted by violence on the right of expatriation, the other branch of our example then presents itself for imitation: to rise on their rulers and do as we have done.
The world will not help, the people must help themselves. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it, we may wage the battle of our life the others in the past years have not had the blessing of the almighty - of him who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in his hands the final decision. Lord god, let us never hesitate or play the coward.