Harinam at Cairns for about 90 minutes, on the occasion of “le quatorze juillet 2013”, the French national anniversary day of the liberation of the Bastille prison in 1789, with Rupa Ragunath Prabhu, a disciple of HH Tamal Krishna das Goswami and Vishnupada Prabhu, a spiritual descendant of His Holiness Sridhara Maharaja, the celebrated Godbrother of the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, while Rathayatra was going on in full swing in Brisbane. Similarly Krishna Consciousness is also a struggle and fight with maya for liberation from the prison house of the material world.
We crisscrossed the town and went through Rusty’s markets also. Later I heard that Mr. Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, also visited the markets after us. It sounded like we missed him only by a few minutes. The reception was just excellent. We picked up two chanters along the way and at one point we had a group of ten back packers chanting and dancing with us. Innumerable bystanders, including children, were waiving back to us, smiling brightly and rocking their bodies in unison with the chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Cairns is a “natural” Harinam City. Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Sankirtanam!