There is a difficulty about disagreeing with god. he is the source from which all your reasoning power comes: you could not be right and he wrong any more than a stream can rise higher than its own source. when you are arguing against him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.
I'm amazed at how much my writing is improved when i step away from the computer, even in small amounts. If i'm stuck, i vacuum the living room or walk the dog. I'm amazed at what comes out of that... We have to realize that part of the writing life where we're sitting down at the computer is harvesting the crops, but you have to have planted them and watered them and created fertile soil - and that's a life.
I've always enjoyed prasadam much more when i've been at the temple, or when i've actually been sitting with prabhupada, than when somebody's brought it to me. Sometimes you can sit there with prasadam and find that three or four hours have gone by and you didn't even know it. Prasadam really helped me a lot, because you start to realize "now i'm tasting krishna."
Because...beacause it's so good, and there's only one chance to read a book for the first time, and i want it to last. that experience. i'd finish it in a day otherwise, and that'd be like...like eating a carton of ice cream in one sitting. too much richness over too quickly. this way, i can draw it out. make the book last longer. savor it. i have to since they don't come out that often.