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Rathayatra makes devotees

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 / Published in Book distribution / 3,635 views

By Ian Somerville

Submitted by Sunanda das, Baltimore ISKCON

Hello, my name is Ian Somerville. I am a devoted young man in search of true enlightenment. Throughout the course of my life I have personally studied and practiced many world religions. But the one that ignited that withered flame was Krishna consciousness.

During my spiritual journey I have read many religious texts, but none can compare to the Bhagavad Gita. This book is not a Shakesperean playwright or a book of dreamy poetry, but a book in which Krishna, the supreme being, god of all gods, truly shows us how we can gain a life of spiritual perfection. Within the boundaries he has set in place for us He shows how to separate our material and spiritual worlds. Without a spiritual world, there can be no material world.

Let me give you a brief tour into a recent miraculous event that occurred for me. Recently, I had checked out a copy of Bhagavad Gita from the library. Following that I prayed ‘God, please give me a sign that this is the path I should pursue’. Two days later I happened to be walking down the Baltimore Inner Harbor and as I turned around I saw a sign that read, ‘Festival of India’. So I walked to the event, turned around, and before my two eyes I saw the sign, ‘Bhagavad Gita’! My prayers were answered almost immediately.

Everyone who has grown up has to find an identity, not only that but a personal faith. May Krishna bless all.

Don’t ever forget to chant:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

2 Responses to “Rathayatra makes devotees”

  1. varahanarasimha says :


  2. Akruranatha says :

    Most of us probably remember some time in our life where we could see Krishna personally intervening, putting books and devotees in our paths.

    It inspires us to think that, unless we are out there putting on festivals, doing harinama, distributing books and maintaining temple programs and classes, how will those who are looking for Lord Caitanya’s sankirtan movement find it?

    We have this assignment: to get out there and meet these people, to act as Krishna’s instruments in answering the prayers of these sincere people.

    The complete satisfaction that everyone is really looking for can only be obtained by fully engaging in Krishna’s devotional service. Some fortunate people are ready to look in the right place.

    We owe a debt of gratitude to those devotees who helped answer our prayers. We can only be pay that by doing our part to help answer the prayers of others.

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