Sunday, 21 October 2012

Russian and Ukrainian prabhupadanugas address for European ISKCON Inc festival

Dear followers of Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

We, Srila Prabhupada's devotees from Russia and Ukraine, are inspired to have this opportunity to congratulate all the devotees assembled in Zargeb with this historical event--the first ever prabhupadanuga festival in Europe of such kind. We are fortunate to live up to this point and see how Srila Prabhupada's glorious movement is getting the much awaited renewed momentum and blessings of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya and we hope that the meetings under ISKCON Inc. will bring us closer together and to Lord Krsna, our real center, through the service to his empowered representative Srila Prabhupada. His Divine Grace says:

Since the sons of King Pracinabarhisat were all united in Krsna consciousness, the Lord was very pleased with them. Each and every one of the sons of King Pracinabarhisat was an individual soul, but they were united in offering transcendental service to the Lord. The unity of the individual souls attempting to satisfy the Supreme Lord or rendering service to the Lord is real unity. [...] Actually, in Krsna consciousness there cannot be two opinions. There is only one goal: to serve Krsna to one’s best ability. If there is some disagreement over service, such disagreement is to be taken as spiritual. Those who are actually engaged in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot be disunited in any circumstance. This makes the Supreme Personality of Godhead very happy and willing to award all kinds of benediction to His devotees, as indicated in this verse.
S.B. 4.30.8, purport

Now, we have by Krsna's Grace built up something significant in the shape of this ISKCON and we are all one family. [...] The test of our actual dedication and sincerity to serve the Spiritual Master will be in this mutual cooperative spirit to push on this Movement [...].
SPL to Babhru -- Los Angeles 9 December, 1973

Whatever imperfections and discrepancies may exist, if you all agree to my directions and cooperate in the right spirit then everything will turn out, but it will require everyone involved to be responsible and cooperate in executing and following the instructions of the Spiritual Master.
SPL to Gurukrpa, Yasodanandana -- Los Angeles 25 December, 1973

That is cooperation. And we must exist on such cooperation, otherwise the whole thing is doomed if we simply go on fighting over some small thing. So try to organize things and preach together in this spirit, and that will please me very, very much.
SPL to Madhumangala -- Hyderabad, 18 November, 1972

We hope that your meeting under Srila Prabhupada's original ISKCON Society--ISKCON, Inc--will set the example that will be followed by others. Although we are not close to you physically these days, we are with you in our minds and hearts.
Please accept our heartfelt wishes that you fulfill all the goals of your festival and we beg you to wish the same for our meeting in November and invite you all here in Crimea, Ukraine. Hare Krsna!

Your servants
From all the devotees of ISKCON INC affiliated centers Russia and Ukraine


  1. wowowooooo, this is so SO nice :) I can feel the spirit of Cooperation overtaking my ego, Jaya Prabhupada,I also beg and beg all devotees to please read again and again these words from our spiritual master and take them in deeply and consciously. Devotees if we can do this, and YOU CAN, we will see and experience miracles. Both Srila Prabhupada & Krsna are waiting to unleash such a disply of mercy but we are allowing our false ego to block such an exhibition of power.

  2. Bowing deeply to all the Vaishnavas in Russia and Ukraine for their blessings and sending all our love an devotion and blessings back for their Prabhupadanuga festival i November ____0_ <3 AGTSP <3