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Title: Gauranga Dharma on MySpace.com
User: Nitaipada_Maharaja Date: 2007-01-05 13:05:51
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! All glories to Shrila Bhaktivinoda, Shrila Prabhupada, my most beloved Shrila Gaurangapada and all Vaishnavas. Please accept my humble obeisances and blessings. I pray that this meets you well and in the service/mercy of Shri Guru and Shri Gauranga.
At the encouragement of a devotee friend, I started a page on MySpace.com. I was indeed fearful of starting a devotional page because of all the material minded individuals on MySpace. Sex is flaunted in such a horrid manner, with no regard to any moralistic principles. As I began my journey on MySpace, I was immediately bombarded with video offers to view such terriblely mundane material that my heart felt as if it would break.
After a few days of suffering through this materialist mental torture, I took this situation to the lotus feet of Shri Nityananda. I simply asked Shri Nityananda what I should do, and He immediately responded that I should continue with my page and when I received these requests to simply tell them that I was a devotee of the Lord and did not endulge, encourage nor condone such behavior. After thinking on this, I went through several of Shrila Prabhupada's teachings on the subject of material sex life and came up with a wonderful reply to these individuals.
I was amazed that after I received such requests, that if I replies as Shri Nityananda instructed, inviting them to a life of devotional service that such requests immediately stopped. I found out that several individuals that did subscribe to such pages contacted me requesting more information. It seemed not to matter what their background was. Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Pagans, all seemed to come to this little page of light in the darkness of MySpace (I changed the name to MayaSpace) and begin asking questions concerning devotional service.
After such a short period of time, I have many "friends", but what suprises me is the number that respond to my blog and have joined the group I started named "Gauranga Dharma". There are several individuals that are constantly asking questions, especially the chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga.
I have met many devotees on MayaSpace. Many belong to other Insititutions, but I tell them upfront that I will not become involved in Institutional situation, I will not commit offense to any devotee of the Lord, nor will I discuss Institutional politics. While some have left because of my stand, I quickly realized that they didn't want my association, but to simply complain about what was going on in their own asramas and desired that I agree with them. This I will not do because no matter where a devotee is serving, they are a devotee of the Lord and I will not place an offence at their lotus feet. Others continue to come and have become devotees of the Lord more deeply, wishing that they too could become "non-institutional" in their thinking. I even have two wonderful devotees who have given up their offenses to the servants of the Lord who walk certain asramas and taken to the Manta-Rajas with full devotion.
I see now why Shri Nityananda desired for me to stay on MayaSpace. Over the past month many have voiced their pleasure that I have started a space, telling me that my page is a refuge for them in the darkness of this world. I pray that Shri Nityananda Prabhuji will continue to shine His mercy upon this section of cyber-space through me so that many more will take to the chanting of the Holy Names.
Your eternal servant;
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