All Glories to Parama Karuna Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra

Ladies Class in Caracas

Quinta Parama Karuna, Caracas, Venezuela

Summary by Madhavi Devi Dasi
of Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi's class, November 2004, during
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 21st World Tour
My dandavat pranams to the devotees and my thanks for giving me the opportunity to do this service. My thanks to the devotees who have made this web-site. Please forgive my offences and ignore any errors that might be presented in this summarized commentary. The moon in Caracas is not full, but in the heart of the devotees the moon is full by the presence of our dear and efulgent Srila Govinda Maharaj. He arrived in Venezuela during these stormy black days to liberate us from the tensions in the environment.

The love of his devotees is like a boundless, tumultuous, overflooding river. Quantities of devotees arrived to this beautiful temple. It has been built of hope and the walls contain many silent stories. Parama Karuna Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra appear delicately dressed and adorned. The air is full of joy and tons of prasadam has been distributed. Many devotees have been initiated by our Srila Gurudev in Purujit Prabhu's house. This abode is encircled by gardens in a place filled with affectionate warmth and peace. His Divine Grace's health appears to be getting better in spite of of his unstable physical condition.

All the devotees rejoice in happinness with an affectionate, and amicable attitiude towards each other. Yesterday morning Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi personally gave all of the ladies a class. Her goal was to lovingly resolve all of our insecurities and restlessness and covered many points: to be able to recognize our Gurudev despite his physical form; the Gayatri mantra for women; the importance of chanting japa; following Srila Govinda Maharaj's instructions; the ladies with children should not feel left out but should understand that their service at the momment is to raise their children to become devotees. It is their most important responsibility. They should cooperate with each other and take turns caring for the children during festival times by engaging them with some Krishna conscious activities.

We would all like to be sanyasinis like Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi but this has very little probability. However, what is really important is our sincerity and the compromise we must follow with every decision and every step we take in our life.

Bhakti Lalita closed her darshan telling us about how she met Srila Gurudev and telling us that Srila Gurudev will never leave us alone because in one mystic way or another he makes himself present. It is true, the moon is full in our hearts because our beloved Gurudev will never abandon us.

Your servant,
— Madhavi Devi Dasi

on pilgrimage from Colombia


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