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Here’s some ‘time management’ from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura…

7:30-8:00 PM – take rest.
10:00 PM – rise, light an oil lamp, write.
4:00 AM – take rest.
4:30 – rise, wash hands and face, chant ‘Hare Krishna maha-mantra japa.
7:00 – write letters.
7:30 – read.
8:30 – receive guests, or continue to read.
9:30-9:45 – take rest.
9:45 – morning bath, breakfast of half-quart milk, a couple of chapatis, some fruits.
9:55 – go to court in the carriage.

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HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

He would wear a coat and pants to court, with double-size Tulasi neck beads and Vaishnava tilaka [religious marking on his forehead]. He was very strong in his decisions; he would decide immediately. He did not allow any humbug in his court; no upstart could stand before him. He would shave his head monthly.

10:00 – court began.
1:00 PM – court finished. He’d come home and bathe and refresh.
2:00 PM – return to office.
5:00 PM – translate works from Sanskrit to Bengali.
Then take evening bath and a meal of rice, a couple of chapatis, half a quart (half a liter) of milk.

He always consulted a pocket watch and was always accountable for keeping time very punctually.

Oh, and he had a wife Srimati Bhagavati Devi and 10 Children…

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