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.
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.
Madhavi Devi Dasi
pilgrimage from Colombia