glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
world needs a spiritual guide
in order to achieve peace
Rivera González / El DICTAMEN
December 01, 2004
the Hindu world leader, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, acknowledged
that the ethic, religious and spiritual values of the society
are being lost more and more all over the world as time goes by,
Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, the national leader, pointed out
that society needs a spiritual guide to put a curb on the bellicose
and violent acts that are going on in some parts of the world.
At the end of the inauguration of the first Hindu Temple of its
kind in our country, celebrated along with His Divine Grace and
the Mayor of Veracruz, Jose Ramon Gutierrez de Velasco Hoyos,
when the national leader of that religion was interviewed he pointed
that in order to achieve peace it is important for society to
have a representative of God (and to accept a Spiritual Master).
He stressed that as someone needs a teacher
in order to learn carpentry or other skilled jobs, or as someone
needs a university in order to learn from a teacher to become
an engineer, so we need a spiritual guide for living in peace
The interviewee pointed out that this religion
is present in more that sixty countries in the world, and added
that these Temples work independently and they don't get any financial
suppport from aboard.
The national leader explained that this religion
is registered in Mexico with the Government Secretary with the
registration SGAR (which means Government Secretary, Religious
He said, "This is the first temple constructed
in Mexico, and I think this will be the starting point which will
give inspiration to all the members of our institution in Mexico
for erecting their own churches in each and every city for activities
to promote and encourage our religion."
The interviewee clarified that within the country
they have buildings where the religious activities are done, but
previously there was not a Temple like this that is specifically
built for the purpose of worship and carrying out the proper religious
formalities and activitives.
When informing that throughout the country
this religion is doing activities in ten cities, the interviewee
said that each year they have an attendance of five thousand people
at their various programmes.
He explained that this religion has its roots
in India, but it's a mistake to say that this is a foreign religion
because all religious current has its basis in God's word.
He added that this teaching has its roots in
India, as the Christian gospel has its origin in Jerusalem where
Lord Jesus appeared.
He pointed out that the members of this religion
are sincere and humble, "leaving aside pride and without
discrimination of colour, race or social position, they make the
maximun use of the gift God gave us, which is life."
is worth mentioning that at the opening ceremony the plaque was
unveiled, where it is pointed out that the land where the Temple
is erected was donated in the administration of the Mayor Jose
Ramon Gutierrez de Velasco Hoyos, an action that was much appreciated
by the religious representatives that attended the inaugural ceremony,
in particular by His Divine Grace.
At the ceremony they had religious chanting
and it was attended by a great number of people practising that
religion in Veracruz, among them, Mrs. Maria Luis Loyo Wolf (Srimati
Madhuchanda Devi Dasi), the local representative of this spiritual
This Temple has two storeys, and is located
in Juand de Dios Peza, between Ignacio de la Llave y Collado in