Please accept my obeisances
All glories to Srila Guru Maharaja, Srila Atulananda Acharya and Srila Harijan Maharaja
Srila Guru Maharaja and Srila Atulananda Acharya can be found in Peru at Eco Truly celebrating the International Vaishnava Mela.
Several devotees from different parts of the world have come to Eco Truly Park to share in this wonderful festival. Celebrating 30 years together as Vrinda Family. Thirty years is a considerable amount of time.
Our family has entered a mature stage, where many pioneering projects have already been consolidated and expanded very efficiently.
Our Guru Maharaja spent 40 years preaching the message of Srila Prabhupada without stopping and 30 years of the Vrinda Family are the fruition of that tireless and loving preaching.
Our Guru Maharaja and our Gurudeva Atulananda have devoted much time and effort to serve Srila Prabhupada through their service to all mankind. The examples of the great Vaishnavas that we receive from the scriptures are present in the daily service of our Gurudevas. In them we see all the qualities of a devotee, without exception. They are the light that removes all traces of ignorance. They are the refuge that soothes the hearts of the devotees in difficult times.
Srila B. P. Puri Goswami Maharaj appeared in this world on a day like today, and His Vyasapuja is celebrated in every corner by members of different Vaishnava missions. He was the first president of the World Vaishnava Association, and that position he accepted with great humility following the request of our beloved Guru Maharaja. Our Guru Maharaja accepted Srila B. P. Puri Goswami Maharaj as his siksa guru after Srila Prabhupada's departure in 1977 and the departure of Srila Sridhar Maharaj in 1988.
Srila Guru Maharaj always shares very sweet pastimes about his relationship with Srila B.P. Puri Goswami Maharaj.One of them is the purchase of the Temple of Gopinath Gaudiya Math (the mission founded by Srila BP Puri Goswami Maharaj). Srila Puri Maharaj had been looking for a place for his temple in Vrindavan.
After Srila Guru Maharaj had bought Vrinda Kunja in the 90's, Srila BP Puri Goswami Maharaj approached our Gurudeva and asked him what he had done to get such a nice place so quickly, as he (Srila Puri Maharaj) had been looking for long. Srila Guru Maharaj told Srila Puri Maharaj that he had been trying several times to get places for a temple, but without any good results, until someone told him that for that to be effective, he would have to seek the blessings of Sri Gopesvara Mahadeva. So Srila Guru Maharaj followed the instruction as he was told and went to Sri Gopesvara Mahadev to ask for His blessing to find a place where the family could set Vrinda so to offer a humble service to the Dham and to the feet of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Sridhar Maharaj and all Vaishnavas.
Shortly after, Srila Guru Maharaj was walking through the market and a vrajavasi offered a land that day which later became the beautiful Vrinda Kunja, which today is the main temple of our family in Sri Vrindavan Dham.
Today, in the same "Dauji Mandir",the Vyasapuja of Srila BP Puri Goswami Maharaj was held and all the devotees from Vrinda Kunja were invited to participate in the festival. It was a very nice celebration, full of devotees from different missions of the Gaudiya Math and other Vaishnava sampradayas. Thanks to the mercy of our beloved spiritual master, our family members can participate in those beautiful celebrations that are a reflection of "unity in diversity" that characterizes the World Vaishnava Association.
Srila B. P. Puri Goswami Maharaj was a promoter of "unity in diversity", he agreed to become president of the WVA yet he said he did not feel qualified to be. And today, the WVA continues to work under the same slogan of bringing all the Vaishnavas together in order to create an open platform which can the support the preaching of Sanatan Dharma around the world. Once again, thanks to the mercy of our Gurudeva, Vrinda family members from around the world have been involved in various services offered to the feet of all the Vaishnavas.
For example, Saksi Gopal prabhu,who at the beginning of the World Vaishnava Association was responsible for organizing the melas and meetings in addition to printing several WVA publications. Bhagavatamrta prabhu from Colombia, Gour Kesava prabhu from Germany who to this day maintain the Vaishnava page news www.vina.cc and actively participates for many years in the publication of WVA magazines and books. Pancatattwa prabhu who has also spent several years maintaining web services and communications for the World Vaishnava Association. Arup Govinda Das from Mayapur, who has been a great reporter of events for the different Maths in India. BV Madhusudhan Maharaj from Ecuador, who was for years directing Vrinda Ashrams in India and supporting all WVA services. Dasavatar prabhu from Argentina who in recent years has been dedicated to maintaining the most visited page of the WVA called "News from the world from the perspective of the Vedas", which has been a service greatly celebrated by Srila Guru Maharaj. Prem Kumari dd from Brazil who, for some time, supports and participates in maintaining multiple web services in WVA. Dina Bandhu prabhu from Chile, who from Yamuna Kunja in India supports and participates in public relations with the various temples of the WVA. And so many devotees and mothers of our spiritual family who have had the opportunity to make designs for the WVA such as Sarasvati Dasi and Damodarastaka Dasi from Colombia, Brahma Samhita Das from Sweden, Tulsi Dasi from Bulgaria, Radhe Shyam Dasi from Australia, among others.
Currently, the WVA is hosting a new exhibition of the Museum of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, this time in Vrindavan during the month of Kartik. This exhibition is a humble offering to our spiritual master, to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Thakura's lotus feet, and all the Parampara of our line. For this exhibition, devotees and mothers of our family are actively involved. This exhibit was designed with the help of Vishvakarma prabhu and Stoka Krishna prabhu from Colombia, who are graphics experts. Sarasvati Dasi did all the research and compilation of pictures with the help of Brahma Samhita Das from Sweden who compiled the texts of each graph.Ramesvari Dasi from Peru revised and corrected each of the texts in English. And Mahatma prabhu along with the Vrinda Kunja team is organizing all the details of the exhibition which will be inaugurated onby the mercy of Srivatsa Goswami Maharaj, who is Acharya in service of the Sri Radha Gokulananda temple in Vrindavan.
So, devotees of our family have had (and still have) multiple opportunities to offer service at the feet of the Vaishnavas of different missions. All thanks to the mercy of our spiritual master, who is a faithful representative of the acharyas of the past. That is the characteristic of the Vrinda family: Being an instrument of service to mankind under the guidance of our Gurudevas; and it is thanks to them and their mercy, who teach us about the distribution of the message of love to all souls of Sri Caitanya; it is thanks to their mercy that we can celebrate together in the various temples the 30 years of life of VRINDA.
Now devotees gathered at the Mela are celebrating with great joy and many service plans, these 30 years.
As part of that celebration, yesterday at the Eco Truly Park it was launched the "Review of 30 years of Vrinda," which was the result of the unified effort of a group of devotees and mothers from different countries and it came out just a few days ago. The SEVAS managers will be making copies of this magazine to later distribute them to all the temples, then to be distributed to all family members and friends who want to know more about our Mission.
Along with the launch of the magazine, these days we inaugurated a new hall in Eco Truly Park called "The chacana" which aims to become a meeting and working place of UDSA (University of Ancestral Wisdom) which is quite q development project in which Srila Gurudeva is putting a lot of energy with the help of devotees from different countries. The UDSA's objective is to create an educational platform open to all people, where they can share traditional teachings of various ancestral people and cultures who share the same ideals of love and respect for all living entities, which are of the same ideals to those of the Vaishnava culture of India. Now the UDSA will have an important place in the Eco Truly Park in Peru, where you can strengthen your service to humanity.
At this time, Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudeva Atulananda and the devotees accompanying them are returning to Lima to celebrate Rasa Yatra along the streets of the capital of Peru. That is why Srila Guru Maharaj could not send his weekly message today and rather we have shared with you this little commemorative report of 30 years of VRINDA and it service to humanity. We also share with you that within the next few days Srila Guru Maharaj will be making his arrival in Vrindavan Dham alongside the company of Srila Gurudeva Atulananda, where they will also celebrate 30 years of the Vrinda family and 30 years of Vraja Mandal Parikram.
Devotees and mothers from Vrinda Kunja Ashram have been working hard in recent months for this celebration.
Already more than 100 devotees and mothers from our family have confirmed their participation during the parikrama, which is a great joy for the devotees who do service in Vrindavan Dhama.
Sixty devotees have already arrived at the Dhama from South America and in the coming days there will be more and more arriving. All of them are very happy to participate in this beautiful Vaishnava celebration. The home team will do their best to convey the daily morning conferences of our spiritual masters and to share every day the parikram nectar through photographic and video reports.
In the coming days details of the transmissions will be announced. Thank you very much to everyone for participating today in the Sunday report.
Please, excuse any offenses and disadvantages.
Thanks to Dasavatar prabhu for translation into English and Laksmi Priya dd from Antofagasta (Chile) for later editing and publishing the report.
Please accept my obeisances again.
All glories to Srila Guru Maharaj!