Friday, 25 February 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Room
Mayapura India

The walls of the conference room where meetings are being held are adorned with gorgeous sketches of our Guru, Srila Prabhupada. Other than a map of the world his piсtures are the only visuals to grace our presence. There is also a murti (statue) of him with fine detail on the face. His all-pervaisive pressence is most appropriate here. It is in this room that brainstorming takes place on this top floor of the conch building. Devotees from all over the world are converged each day for strategic planning. Those great souls who have all proven themselves through responsible undertakings are here to encourage, nurture and inspire each other in the mission of the guru. For a break-off session I was linked to co-ordinating a Creative Arts initiative. Our group of seven decided on a name "Vande" which stands for "Vaishnava Arts for a New Devotional Era." We even came up with a vision statement within a relative short amount of time. Things are moving along so far as visionary dreams are concerned. There is still a long way to go. My feeling is one of confidence in the mission department. Our aim is one -to please the guru and to affect a change in soceity improving the spiritual quality of life. As he wrote in his seven purposes "to check the imbalanced lives" of today. And the method is to inform about the virtuous pastimes of Krishna. There is nothing fancy about the conference room used by Krishna delegates who come from around the world but there is definitely beautiful work going on within the walls of this special place.

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