Each morning for the last few weeks, a sheet has been put on the Vyasasana. They are mysterious because they face downwards so they make us curious to find out just what’s written on them.
Devotees giving class have been very merciful: sensing the eagerness of the assembled devotees to find out what’s on each sheet, they reveal it before starting the class, saying: ‘Marathon sankirtana scores for the pleasure of Radhe-Syama and Srila Prabhupada.:-)
The brijbasis flooded Hungary and Europe too on November 7th and they’ve been distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books since. 6-700 pieces daily!! The mood has captured NVD. One morning even Radhe-Syama put on Their ‘Book-dress’ and Govardhana-Lal also filled His trolley with books.
What else could we do than just serving Them that way? We place Them on the lotuses of our hearts and go out to do books with Them! We do it at the weekends at the parking lot of Kaposvar: Radhanama, Panni, bhn.Gizi and Vaidarbhi go out regularly. Radhanama sold a book even to the security guy!:-) Last weekend 5 of us joined them! Kaposvar residents couldn’t complain that they didn’t get much spiritual association!:-) That day re-ignited the sankirtana spirit in Karnikara’s heart so now she wants to go out every Sunday!:-) She is doing better each time.
There are some impatient souls who can’t wait any longer to meet a sankirtana devotee: inspite of fog and cold, they knock on the door of the Divine Couple’s residence for spiritual enlightment. So we serve Them in the temple too. 2 weeks ago, while Cintamani and Raghunatha were sweeping the floor, all of a sudden they were forced to transform into sankirtana devotees. An enthusiastic man from a nearby place wanted to distribute BG to people in his village so he was gonna buy 50 books. There were only 42 availevable in the temple shop:-) Unfortunately I was in Eger at that time so couldn’t invite him for Gita-jayanti.
Last week it happened twice that while I was chanting in the temple room Radhe-Syama arranged to engage me in some different service. They must have found me chanting inattentively. On one occasion 3 well-dressed genltemen entered the temple-room. They were on their way from one town to the other for a meeting and stopped to take darshan of Krishna. Did they think that would make the meeting go well?:-)
On the second occasion a young woman and her daughter arrived early afternoon. Asked them where they were from. Was surprised to find out they only drove here from Budapest to see NVD! The woman asked me if we had some fairy-tale like book on Krishna for kids. ‘Yes, sure’-I said. ‘The Krishna-book’. But first I needed to find one! Got 15 minutes for that while they were visiting the Goshala. Called Vaidarbhi, afterall she’s our book stock keeper. Sure enough she didn’t answer the phone! She wasn’t at home either. Just at that time I needed to pick up some printed pages from the office so I dropped by. Who do I see there? Vaidarbhi! In a deep conversation with Radha Radhya prabhu. Had to figure how to get that book in 5 minutes. Asked her what about starting her next day sankirtana with a Krishna book. She didn’t object.:-) Was glad to hand the book over to the woman after the 4 o’clock arati.:-)
Syamasundara came to this world in the form of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and absorbed in the mood of Srimati Radharani, He chanted and sang the Holy Name and spread Krishna’s glory. His bhava has been captivating devotees ever since and they join the sankirtana like metal gets pulled by a magnet. Their devotional service inspires Radhe-Syama to join to this unique pastime which in turn attracts more and more devotees to the sankirtana. We preach Their glory on the wavelenght of love and hope, from the bottom of our hearts that the personal association, the hearing of the Holy Name and Srila Prabhupada’s book will ease the suffering of people in this material world and they become happy by finding out their spiritual identity and reality.