Final Results of MSF of killing the Ravana within
By Sri Krishna Purusottama das
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
On behalf of Team ISV, we have gathered here for the very first time at ISCKON OF SILCON Valley Mountain View location , on the most auspicious occasion to offer the results of Rama Navami MSF which is “The Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of MSF of killing the Ravana within”, conducted over two weekends to honor Lord Sri Ramachandra .
suro ‘suro vāpy atha vānaro naraḥ
sarvātmanā yaḥ sukṛtajñam uttamam
bhajeta rāmaḿ manujākṛtiḿ hariḿ
ya uttarān anayat kosalān divam iti
Therefore, whether one is a demigod or a demon, a man or a creature other than man, such as a beast or bird, everyone should worship Lord Rāmacandra, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appears on this earth just like a human being. There is no need of great austerities or penances to worship the Lord, for He accepts even a small service offered by His devotee. Thus He is satisfied, and as soon as He is satisfied, the devotee is successful. Indeed, Lord Śrī Rāmacandra brought all the devotees of Ayodhyā back home, back to Godhead [Vaikuṇṭha].
– S.B 5.19.8
The best purpose of human life can be fulfilled by worshiping the ṣaḍ-bhūja-mūrti, the form of the Lord with six arms — two arms of Rāmacandra, two arms of Kṛṣṇa and two arms of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. (SB 5.19.8 – purport)
Srila Prabhupada, our beloved Acarya mentions in one of his letter about Door to Door book distribution:
“I have also heard that you are making plans for a very large order of my books from the BBT to be sold on a door to door basis on the style of the encyclopedia sales. If you can do this it will revolutionize our book distribution and afford greater spreading of Krsna consciousness than any book distribution thus far. I want that every respectable person has a full set of Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta in his home. I have given some suggestions how this book distribution in the homes can be done to one of my secretaries, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami and you can consult further with him as well as with Ramesvara and Tamala Krsna Maharajas.”
Taking this instruction from Srila Prabhupada, and following in his footsteps, Team ISV organized this MSF of killing the Ravana within to spread Krishna consciousness throughout the Bay Area.
Goals of this MSF were:
Recite the entire Ramayana by Lord Rama’s appearance day
Distribute books at an event
To realize these goals, devotees participated in reading and discussing sections of Ramayan
Retold by Krishna Dharma Prabhu. These readings were led by HG Vaisesika Prabhu , Gandharvika Mataji and Sraddha Mataji over phone conferences and temple programs.
Team ISV spread the vibration of the holy names during the Harinaam Sankirtan at Palo Alto and did massive book distribution door to door distributing Srimad Bhagavatam sets and also installed at homes.
Highlights of this MSF are:
· Both Adults (including Motel Gita team) as well as kids from Sunday school participated in this MSF. In addition, books were also distributed by the Smart-box team through smart boxes placed in various locations in the Bay Area.
· Team ISV participated at Cherry blossom festival in Japan town, San Francisco and distributed many books
· Team ISV also participated in South Indian music festival at Palo Alto and also distributed books in bay area hospital.
· Team ISV broke the record by distributing 6 SB Sets going house to house in 5 hours. They not only distributed, but installed Srimad Bhagavatam book set deities in those houses.
· Team also participated in travelling sankirtan on Interstate 5 distributing books motel to motel.
· ISV Sankirtan devotees performed a skit on Srimad Bhagavatam at Sunday feast program with the theme of skit and Sell
As we make this offering of the MSF results, we were pleased to report that all the goals had been successfully met and surpassed.
• More than 30 devotees participated in book distribution
• Team ISV distributed 5451 in book points, including 17 Srimad Bhagavavatam sets
• Team ISV raised $ 4637 in Laxmi (including donations and sponsorships)
We thank all participating devotees, donors and Sankirtana leaders who contributed to this MSF, and last but not least we express our deepest gratitude to HG Vaisesika Prabhu for inspiring and guiding us at every step of our Sankirtana!
We pray at the lotus feet of Lord Chaitanya and the Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan and Sri Sri Laxmi Narasimha dev to continue to shower their mercy upon us. Remembering Voice of ISV H.G Rasika-sekhar Prabhu.
MSF of killing the Ravana within Ki Jay!
Jay Sita rama Lakshmana and Bhakta Hanuman Ki jai
Thank you very much
-Sri Krishna Purusottama das
ISV Sankirtan team.