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ISKCON and the Internet

Hare Krsna!

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yes, we are in Second Life! We have created virtual temples there and have a wonderful devotee community. There are a couple of temples all in the same neighborhood–Bhaktiville, Janas’ Hare Krishna Temple, and Khandita’s grove for Gaura Nitai. The other night, after our Japa Period, we had devotees from Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, India, and Brazil. Prabhupada’s books are there, as is his murti. Sri Sri Radha Krsna, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladev, Lady Subhadra, and Srimati Tulasidevi are there. We have Mayapur TV streaming, as well as ISKCON Hawaii classes streaming, and Vaishnava music streaming from YouTube. On Sundays we have an average of 20 visitors, both new and regulars.

We’ve celebrated Janmastami, GauraPurnima, and Govardhan Puja. For Govardhan Puja we had Little Lord Krsna holding up Govardhan Hill with a huge storm all around. Devotees were invited to come take shelter from the storm, under the hill with Him. Divali was celebrated with fireworks and devotees offered diyas for the month of Damodara. Kartik was celebrated with a parikrama around the grounds. Small temples were put up each day with a Vrndavana destination, pictures, and a notecard of information. A giant Kaliya snake appeared one day in the harbor and Little Krsna came to save Bhaktiville. We have all sorts of things around the grounds, for information and meditation. We even have a kitchen where you can roll chaptis and find some nice vegetarian recipes.

For devotees unable to attend a temple, for whatever reason, Bhaktiville offers a community anyone can be a part of. Although it’s hard to always be there to greet all the devotees in all the different time zones, we have created friendships and share our joys of devotional service.

For myself, it’s also about manasa seva. I can think of something nice for Krsna and the devotees, and then I can make it for them, virtually. Whether it’s a cow-herding staff for the Lord or a cushion for a devotee to sit on, it is my service in the virtual world. Please come and visit us sometime. You’ll need to download the software and create an “avatar” but it’s worth it. Just follow this link: http://world.secondlife.com/place/be16cc88-4c81-99ed-a9d2-91be2834bcab If you’d like to see what it looks like, search for Bhaktiville on YouTube.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Your servant,
Satya devi dasi
aka Dasi Lane (in SL)

Comment Posted By Satya devi dasi On 13.01.2011 @ 03:18

London Rathayatra Will Be Streamed Live

Hare Krsna! Please let us know the web address. This is very exciting. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Comment Posted By Satya devi dasi On 17.06.2010 @ 12:17

Krsna-Balarama’s Kitchen Requests Your Help

Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

This is undoubtedly a very naive comment from me. I admit it. But, I have to say it anyway. Don’t the Deiites have cows? Don’t the cows supply milk to the temple?

I am (again, naive) shocked that the temple is using store-bought ghee. Aren’t there people in the community who can cook the butter to make the ghee? Isn’t this the kind of bhakti industry that Srila Prabhupada was looking for in us? He even wanted people to grow the grain and mill it to ensure the purity and bhakti of the flour.

I lament.

Your very naive servant,
Satya devi dasi

Comment Posted By Satya devi dasi On 11.08.2007 @ 22:35

Is there a listing of devotee communities that are distant from the temples?

Try the listings at http://directory.krishna.com/index.php
Your servant,
Satya devi dasi

Comment Posted By Satya devi dasi On 24.06.2007 @ 12:57

Keeping the Faith

Hare Krsna!
Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
What a wonderful photo with this posting. Look, women in saffron! I once was giving a little impromptu class at the San Jose, CA, Temple and was talking about what it was like when I lived in the LA Temple around 1971. When I was telling them that I always wore saffron saris, a brahmacari actually fell over with laughter. He thought it was the funniest thing he had ever heard. When I explained to him that I joined ISKCON as a monk and was very serious about my sadhana, he became very sober and apologized.
Thank you so much for this picture and the wonderful memories of so long ago. Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!

Your servant,
Satya devi dasi
(ACBSP)

Comment Posted By Satya devi dasi On 11.10.2006 @ 00:47

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