wrestling

when is the sky like bath

water
how

about

that how about

that

cycle

of

birth and death

sport

does
it

feel to you

like

taking
a

bath

how

about that how

about
it
how

does
it

feel so cold

to

you

or

burn
like

fire at once

life

is the prime

factor

at

any
rate as you
well
know
questions
fit
in

by
way

of
the
time

factor

where is time

feeling

like
water

to be cool

or

fire to be

not

too

damnable
hot my dear mind how
do
you
remember

bath
time

what on earth does it

feel

like

to
air
out

your
feelings
dear

mind
is
it

cool like taking

a

bath
or

does

it

burn like fire

listen

that
bath

water
it

always
make

me feel like

a

baby

again

safe to say it is

that

which is not

the
right
one
somehow
or

other
it

took forever to warm up

too

something
is

wrong

with

it be careful

oh

God

no
i

am

not trying to say the

sky

is

falling
like

humpty

dumpty get off

the

wall
and
take

the
baby

out
of
it
no
silly

the bath water

yes

the

bath

water thank you

alright

no
pay

attention

dear
i

already

told
you

it is not finished yet

okay

i am real sorry you

got

all

that
put

off
by
it

but it is not finished

so

please

remember

wrestling with you know who

who

says who who

who
says
you

know
you

never
know

what
happened

until it is all over

the

place
in

an

absolutely

historical fashion hey

who

told

you

to
throw

the
baby
out

with

the

bath
water like it is all
nonsense
from
here

on

in
who

says

i

ruin
it for everyone
else
simply
by
paying
attention

as
your
friend

never
sees

eye
to eye cross
my
heart
so

there

is
no

way

it
is

me

you
feel
like
splitting
it

with you know

who

in
other

words who talks

like

that
get

off

there

ha ha ha

it

is

not
funny

to
go
on

splitting

hairs
as
a
matter
of

course i said

yes

i

said
it

is

a

dangerous
way
to

intimate the sharing

of

any

attention
in

life
as
we
know
it
my
old

so and so

wrestling

wrestling God yes

get
the

baby

out of it what else

would

one get out

of

taking

a
bath

just

like that i am not

feeling

too

big
about

it

mind you God

no

silly

i
am

not

by any stretch of the

imagination
wrestling
with

her
mind

the way this

comes

out
without
it

getting

around to the

nothing

but

loose

implication that it

is

a

load

of sexual innuendo

okay

God

yes

please just get

the

baby

out
of

it

dear

no

the implication is not that

i

am

wrestling
with

you

like

a

childish

fiend

as this is next dear what

could
make
you

think
that

way

never

mind asking her why i

am

wrestling
with

nothing

worth

mentioning already once

something

makes
sense

you

just

move on to

whatever

that
was

all

about

but do you

see
me
asking

her why no

space
makes

sense

so

you

just
move

on

to

the way there

is

more
than

enough

gravity

to

spare
right on time
i
know
you

are

whistling
to

attract
one

ghost
of

a

chance so suddenly

dear

i

realize
you

think

the

baby

should get another

one
already

my
dear

mind
trust

me

no one hates

keeping

up

with
you
for

some
strange

reason no matter

what

we
think

of

next

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

listening

oh my God i am all wet

you

got
it

all

over
the

place

and
look

it is still

splashing

on me get

the

baby

out
of

it

in other words

oh

God

no
i

am

not trying to say the

sky

is

falling
like

humpty

dumpty get off

the

wall
and
take

the
baby

out
of
it
no
silly

the bath water

yes

the

bath

water thank you

alright

no
pay

attention

dear
i

already

told
you

it is not finished yet

okay

i am real sorry you

got

all

that
put

off
by
it

but it is not finished

so

please

remember

we sing of Shri Nityananda avadhuta as it is
none of our business how
it is so
many are kept
out front to
stay
rightly situated wrong or right we pay
attention to be of eternal service with the idea
practice
makes perfect even
as
the secret to
peace
is

so
much
better
kept than time
as
we
face
the
music

we sing of Shri Nityananda avadhuta as it is
none of our business how
it is so
many are kept
out front to
stay
rightly situated wrong or right we pay
attention to be of eternal service with the idea
practice
makes perfect even
as
the secret to
peace
is

so
much
better
kept than time
as
we
face
the
music

we sing of Shri Nityananda avadhuta as it is
none of our business how
it is so
many are kept
out front to
stay
rightly situated wrong or right we pay
attention to be of eternal service with the idea
practice
makes perfect even
as
the secret to
peace
is

so
much
better
kept than time
as
we
face
the
music

we sing of Shri Nityananda avadhuta as it is
none of our business how
it is so
many are kept
out front to
stay
rightly situated wrong or right we pay
attention to be of eternal service with the idea
practice
makes perfect even
as
the secret to
peace
is

so
much
better
kept than time
as
we
face
the
music

we sing of Shri Nityananda avadhuta as it is
none of our business how
it is so
many are kept
out front to
stay
rightly situated wrong or right we pay
attention to be of eternal service with the idea
practice
makes perfect even
as
the secret to
peace
is

so
much
better
kept than time
as
we
face
the
music

never mind all those strange mentally deranged horses dear

honestly

i
don't

feel
like
it

and

no it is

not

your

fault
they
said

it
is
a bad idea
to
include
you
but
i

honestly
don't

feel like it

to

tell

you
the

truth

i

like

the music by

the

numbers

for

what

it

is

worth

it is yes

it

is known how

a

representative

of

peace
ended

up cursing the

last

King

dear
not

to

frighten the hell

out

of

you
but

mind
those
horses

after all i

do

so

feel

like

changing

into something a

little

more
comfortable

than

a

deranged horse led

mind

can

provide
i

mean

in

terms
of

space

you

know
it

is

much like getting

squeezed

into

a
time

frame

and nothing more without that

King
in
mind

it
is
no

easier
to
change

our
mentality

in other words it is

not

pretty

peaceful
to

change
like
it

is of no consequence but

mind

how
it

is

one

consequence of living to so

called

maturity
in

the

age

of kali my dear one

never

finds
it

easy

to

follow one by way of

mentality
every
single

act
gets
no

easier
to
follow

in the rather absent minded

ways
of

any

time sensitive age

of

quarrel
and

chaos
in
other

words

i would strenuously maintain the ability to

tell
the

difference
between

wrong
and

right

if i were

you

my

dear

yes don't even

dream
of

taking
a

bath
in

sexual
innuendo

by
the

way

in other words

what

is

it
are you kidding me what
do
you
mean
i
am

absolutely asexual as it is

in
other

words
better said than done quickly
talk
about
the

truth
you

say in other

words

do

you
mind listening by
the
way
who
do
you

mean by it

when
you
say

it
is
personal
oh
what

can i do

in

this way dear

fawning

no fawning in yes no yes no yes no
listen
fawning

over

nothing of the

sort
what
can

one do in

other

words
hey
oh my oh

wow

oh

what

a

mess

what an inconsiderate

mess
being
masked

by it one

is
reduced

to

saying i know

you

somehow

or
other

i

hope to keep all the

way
out
of
that
cold

room
instead
of

explaining

myself with the feeling of

being
reduced

to
knowing
you
somehow
or

other simply by rote mind

you

following

the
regulative

principles

of

freedom

is fabulous with

or

without whomever is

making
a

mess
of
what

you

meant

to say about

everything
outside

of
there

a
fool

in

a cold room breaking news

about

the
code

of

impersonal
construction

can

wait
no

matter what they say dear

do

try
not
to
interrupt
the

proceedings
endlessly

listen

yes it is

like

being one kind

of
one
kind

of ghost is

on

occasion

found
to

work

a cold room like one

you

know

like
i

said

you begin to wonder who

any

single

one
of

us

ever knew on occasion dear

stop

it you are

killing

me

no
i

only

meant
to
say

it

was

a

real occasion once

i
broke
the

code

of
no

other

silence

outside
of that cold
room
i
most
definitely
do

not
want

feelings
like

a
fool

for some strange reason you can always tell by

the

sound

of

it the secret

to
peace

is
better

kept
than

time

whatever that was

all

about
at

any

rate

dear keep it

yes

no
yes
no
yes
no
you
are

not
to
let

on about the

feeling

you
know

the
feeling

it
is

like
feeling
out

of

sorts in the

above

mentioned mess but

different

yes
real

simultaneously

inconceivable

as that sounds i said

it

without
malice

aforethought
my

dear
mind

you
know

the
feeling

trying to yes no it is not

cool

to wait on

a
fool
hand

and
foot

without
some

sense
of

the code to

tell

you
the
truth
i
remember
waiting
for

nothing
like

it

if that helps

i

always

feel
it
is
characteristic
to

keep moving even

if

it

does

come
out

the

wrong

way according to

them

and their major

influence

who

like
a

ghost

is still running

their

kind

of
off

white

pale
green
atmosphere
into
the

ground
without

looking

for
a
way

out
surprisingly enough yes
dear
that
is

the

ex
everything
for

you i told

you
no

one
ever

gives
up

they

are known to be incredibly

easy

to

impress
fed

whatever

that

was

all about as

adjunct

to

the
impersonal

construct
yes
dear

i know you

are

getting

tired

of

it

but
what

makes
you
think

they are going

to

up
and

let
the
ex

everything

down
i

wonder

from before kind

of

but

yes
i
wonder

is it any

after

all
is

it

any

wonder we feel

at

all

marginalized
trying

to

decode the impersonal

construct
to
suit

the
person

of
any

such
thing

as one who

reverse

engineered

our
approach

to

in

effect

rudely
become
one

cleverly

denominated as one

who

used

to
be

everything

under

the

sun before the

dawn
oh

the
ex
everything

still

has
all
kinds
of
strange

atmospheric

support

alright alright alright

yes
no

yes
no

yes
no

one
is

to

be

let

down from one

perspective
it
is

mysterious
enough

as it is

or

was in other

words

it

will
go
on

being
kind

of
weird

from
any

perspective but it

can

wait
whatever

that

was

all about can

wait

like
a
fool

in
a
cold
room
trying

to

zing

one by you

not

unlike

real

live hope against

hope
personified

my
dear
mind
listen
i

am

going
to
chant

Hare Kṛṣṇa out

of
no
other

side of the

index
of
the
mind
known

to you and

any

agent
of

digression
however

aggressively
deviant

by the same

standard
and
call

it

a
day without too
much
trouble
dear

because
why

because it always

works

to
remind

me

of

you in space

laughing

in
fits

and

starts
out

of

the
same

side of the

index

somehow or other

trust

me
there

is
no

other
way

to get off

the
mental
platform
like
it

is nothing to

jump

up
and

down

about
as

this

is
next

the party to

it
is
revealed

as

complacent
mind

you
be

careful
not

to

take it the

wrong
way
in

other
words
it

never
plays
well

into
their

hands according to

those

in
reality
the
inevitable
thinking
nothing
of

the
unknown

quantity

and that makes

a

difference

yes
dear

that

makes all the

difference
in
the

world
as

much as one

is

party
to

any

difference

they will be

told

of
as

inconceivable
listen
the
upshot
of

all

this kind of

stuff

is

the
way

schooling
gets
you

schooling yes dear

schooling

is

going
to

get

you schooling is

going

to

get
you

schooling

is going to

get

you

schooling
all

the

way home sooner

or

later

trust
me

it

is

worth

remembering the so

to

speak

weird
of

schooling

is
going

to
get

you
out

of the material

somehow
or
other

negating the mundane

has

next
to

nothing to do

with
it

of

course but mind

any

related
code

of

silence
or
else
it
is

going to take

like

forever
and

a

day

to dissipate whatever

that

was all about

this

way

at
first
so

to
speak
in

other
words
listen

the need to negate the

mundane
factors

into
the
struggle

for existence referred

to
as
karma

with
no
other

in
mind
or

at least not

with

any

thought
registering

as

a follow up

my

dear mind oh

my
you

better

listen you better

listen

no

yes
no

yes
no
yes
you
better

listen and you

better

talk

about
the

truth

there is no

telling

how

long
this
is

going
to

take
in

other
words

of course if

you

never
intend

to hear of

it

or

say
it

speaks

of personality somehow

or

other
without

a

care

in the world

you

are
looking

at

fate

i mean too

much

luck
combined

with

death

dear is the

way

one

accounts
for
doom

nothing more in

other

words

take
it

from

me schooling is

going

to
get
you

schooling

is going to

get

you

schooling
is

going

to get you

rightly

situated

in

other

words

it could take

forever
without

too

much
trouble
at

all

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

wrestling

silent treatment no silent treatment

to
go

with

you

by

you or through

you

no intelligence insulting

silent

treatment

for
you

about

you or like

you

my dear mind

in

other

words

i
am

not going to

you

playing mind games in effect as a

form

of

silent
treatment

so

as

i

am saying i

am

in

no
way

trying

to

insult

your intelligence beg

off

insulting

mine
or

that

of

the

unknown quantity repeatedly

chant

Hare Kṛṣṇa to

secure

the
realization

yes

no

silent treatment is

going

to
insult

our

intelligence

in other words Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa

consciousness is great on time of course by way

of

checks

and
balances

how

is

it

that

dynamic

is

apt

to be challenged without chastisement i mean

talk

about

deep
mercy

with

all due respect

in

reality

the
inevitable

Kṛṣṇa

is
the
most

patient

yes my dear

mind

that

is
one

of

His

special

qualities

as

referenced in the song of

God
He

speaks
for

Himself
declaring

time
i
am

the destroyer of

whatever

that

was
all

about

no

no
listen
honestly

that is not the way

He

says
or

gets

into

it
dear
you

know

what you know

what

you

make
me

laugh

even as i

just

now

realize
iskcon is an atmospheric miracle
securing a concrete
dignified system of
checks and balances
works to stand by the soulful need
for such thrilling deep mercy and every
devotee

is

a
most affectionately respectable Kṛṣṇa conscious
individual without such
refreshing interest in
bhakti yoga i would be bereft of a highly
memorable divine adventure

nothing is meant to ruin the atmosphere of spiritual

sky
in other words