Report from India 02/03/14
Reverences to all.
We are going to begin today's chat with a report from Risikesh. Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay , Srila Gurudeva Atulananda Acarya ki jay, Srila Harijan Swami ki jay, Sunday chat of Vrinda family ki jay!
At this moment Gurudeva is in very good health and went to Risikesh to participate as an activist for PMC, promoting the project . At this time there is an international yoga festival organized by Parmarth Niketan where he invited the theater group of Vrindavan to participate to spread the message about the current state of the rivers.
Rishikesh is the land of the yogis, but now many have forgotten the true meaning of real yoga, it has been converted into a mass business market. Srila Gurudeva guided by the constant effort of taking the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to every site, came all the way here to distribute awareness about the importance of protecting Mother Bhumi. He is being accompanied by two the sannyasism B.V. Vamana Maharaj and B.V. Padmanabha Maharaja , in addition to a group of 20 devotees and mothers from different parts of South America.
It is a costume group of plays on the current situation of our planet. Srila Gurudeva and the devotees headed out March 1 in the middle of the night towards Rishikesh. On the way there Srila Gurumaharaj directed a meeting of services with Vrinda Kunja.
Gurudev spoke about the importance of appreciating serving in Vrindavan, emphasizing commitment to it that must a member of the Vrinda family does in Seva Dhama, even if it is a service that has been done for one day or several years. Gurudev is always insisting that our main service in the Dhama is to become catalysts in the message of Sri Mahaprabhu, whether it be in cleaning the Dhama, in the WVA, in theatre plays, in the office ... etc.
On another note, Srila Gurudev has been working on the plan for next festival where we will be celebrating 30 years of the Braj Mandal Parikram of our family. It will be held from Kartik and extending up to another month.
In the next few days Srila Gurudeva will be traveling to Sridham Mayapur for the Sri Gaura Purnima festival to offer to the lotus feet of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada and all of the vaishnavas, the newest productions of the WVA: the magazine is in honor of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta and his life in service. It will be launched March 10 at the samadhi of Srila Bhakti Pramod Puri Maharaja in Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math.
Because of the different activities in Rishikesh it is more than likely that Srila Guru Maharaj will not be present in today's chat and vecause of this we will like to share some nectar from the lips of our Gurudeva in the form of instructions
" Sraddha ( faith ), Smaram ( remember Krishna ), Asraya ( the true refuge) are what will bring us to the loving service of the Lord and His devotees."
"Grhasta : do no worry solely for your family, better yet become occupied in extended your family by preaching to all those souls who come into your life"
"I left everything in this life to seek the Supreme Absolute Truth"
Gaura Prema Nandi!