I am a soldier in the US Army and thought you all might get a laugh at what happened the other day.
We had to do a 6 mile run for fitness. Its customary to sing during these runs to build soldier cohesion. So they asked me to sing. I agreed so we were running down the street, when the idea popped in my head to get them to chant. Now this wasn't 6 or 7 people, its was a total of 600 soldiers. And they were into it, for 3 miles they chanted the Maha Mantra as loud as they could and were really into it.
Amazing what the power of the Holy Name can do.
By Partha-sarathi dasa
Dear Devotees, Please accept my fallen obeisnace’s. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We were blessed with the facility to celebrate Diwali/ Govardhana Puja on Sat, Nov 10. I was invited by the Indian contract workers to come and give a short class. I had no idea what to expect, as I walked into a old airplane hanger, I was met with HARE KRSNA! And to my surprise there were 150 people waiting, eager for some taste of Krsna Katha. While, the preparations were not extravagant , the love and thought behind the event brought a tear to my eye. As I chanted Jaya Radha Madhava, I looked around and saw everyone in deep mediatation, and when the Maha Mantra was sung, I could see the love explode from their hearts. At the end of the class, I gave out over 150 of Srila Prabhupada’s books to hungry souls!
There are some pictures of the festival, http://www.dandavats.com/?p=4738 please continue to pray for us, that we can make a difference in someone’s life here and bring them to te lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada!
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