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Title: Well Loved Home

User: Nava Gauranga dasa  Date: 2006-09-01 05:49:38


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

Dear Swami Gaurangapada and assembled devotees,

please accept my humble obiesances.



I found this verse from the Rig Veda singing the glories of Lord Vishnu. The preceding verses are singing of Vishnu who took three steps that crossed all creation.


One lifetime to receive the mercy of a devotee community, and to be able to live in community and have a fully God centred approach to life, is my humble prayer.


After years of searching and reflection it is five years ago this month that I was fortunate to buy Shrila Prabhupada's Chaitanya Caritamrita and Shrimad Bhagavatam sets. At this time I decided almost intuitively, without really knowing why, that I wanted to become a Hare Krishna devotee. To begin the gradual progression toward self realisation and love for Krishna.


Five years ago this day I celebrated Radhastami with devotees in Iskcon Melbourne. I feel so grateful today that devotees expressed kindness and warmth, and encouraged me to become a "Hare Krishna". Surely everything is dependant upon descending mercy. Jaya Radhe! Jaya Radhe! Jaya Radhe!


from the Rig Veda:

   "Fain would I reach that well-loved home,

    Where god-devoted men are steeped in joy,

    For that is kith and kin of the Wide-strider,-

    The honey's source in Vishnu's highest footstep!"



                                              Nava Gauranga dasa.


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