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English to Hindi: Translation of a Chapter from book "Diary of a Traveling Preacher" General field: Art/Literary
Source text - English Introduction
Tuesday May 16, 1995
I have decided to keep a diary, not for myself but for my disciples and well-wishers. When I was young I always thought people who kept diaries were egocentric. I couldn't understand why someone would want to record for posterity what was mostly misery. But now I feel obliged to share my joyful experiences and sober realisations as a travelling preacher with my disciples, especially those who don't get to see me often.
The diary will replace the "Gurudeva" newsletter produced by my disciple Nrsimha Kavaca dasa, because I find it easier to write about my experiences myself. Owing to my busy and often unpredictable schedule, further instalments of the diary will be published whenever possible, rather than at regular intervals.
Translation - Hindi भूमिका
मंगलवार मई 16, 1995
मैंने एक डायरी लिखने का निर्णय किया है, स्वयं के लिए नहीं अपितु मेरे शिष्यों और शुभचिन्तकों के लिए। अपनी युवावस्था में मैं हमेशा सोचा करता था कि जो लोग डायरी रखते हैं वे आत्मकेंद्रित होते हैं। मैं यह नहीं समझ सका था कि क्यों कोई अपनी भावी पीढ़ी के लिए वह सब लिखना चाहेगा जो अधिकांशतः दुख ही है। किन्तु अब मुझे लगता है कि एक भ्रमणकारी धर्मप्रचारक होने के नाते मुझे अपने आनन्दमय अनुभवों और गम्भीर आत्मसाक्षात्कारों को अपने शिष्यों के साथ बाँटना चाहिए, विशेषकर उनके साथ जिनसे मैं कभी-कभी ही मिल पाता हूँ।
यह डायरी "गुरुदेव" समाचारपत्र का स्थान लेगी जो मेरे शिष्य नरसिंह कवच दास द्वारा प्रकाशित किया जाता रहा है। कारण यह कि मुझे अपने अनुभवों के बारे में स्वयं लिखना अधिक सुगम लगता है। अपने व्यस्त तथा अकसर बदलते रहने वाले टाईम टेबल के कारण, डायरी के आगामी अंक एक नियत अंतराल की बजाय यथासम्भव समय पर प्रकाशित किए जाऐंगे।
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