Archive for January, 2012


The Appearance day of Lord Nityananda

 

Hare Krishna

Dear devotees and friends

 

We are going to celebrate the appearance day of Lord Nityananda on the 5th of Ferbruary and it is going to be very extatic. If you understand who is Lord Nityananda you will know why… Just read what Srila Prabhupada told us about Him… And come in a very happy mood to serve the Lord and enter the realm of Saranagati (complete surrender in Love) to the lotus feet of the Lord!

 

 

 

 

 

“If you are actually serious about going back to home, back to Godhead, then please seek after the mercy of Nityananda.

Ahankare…
nitaiyer koruna habe, braja radha-krsna pabe,
dharo nitai-carana du’khani
“Please catch up the lotus feet of Nityananda.” Then he says, nitaiyer carana satya. One may think that as we catch hold of so many shelter, but in this material world later on they prove false, similarly, suppose we catch hold of the lotus feet of Nityananda; it may also prove false. But Narottama dasa Thakura assures that nitaiyer carana satya: “It is not false. Because Nityananda is eternal, His lotus feet is also eternal.” Tanhara sevaka nitya. And anyone who takes to the service of Nityananda, they also become eternal. Without being eternal, nobody can serve the eternal. That is the Vedic injunction. Without becoming Brahman, one cannot approach the Supreme Brahman. Just like without being fire, nobody can enter into the fire. Without being water, nobody can enter into the water. Similarly, without being fully spiritualized, nobody can enter into the spiritual kingdom. So nitaiyer carana satya. If you catch nitaiyer, the lotus feet of Nityananda, then you become immediately spiritualized. Just like if you touch electricity, immediately you become electrified. That is natural. Similarly, Nityananda is eternal happiness, if you touch Nityananda some way or other, then you become also eternally happy. Tanhara sevaka nitya. Therefore one who has in contact with Nityananda, they have become eternal.
nitaiyer carana satya, tanhara sevaka nitya,
drdha kori’ dharo nitair pay
So just catch Him very tightly. Narottama boro duhkhi, nitai more koro sukhi. At the last Narottama dasa Thakura, the composer of this song, he is appealing to Nityananda, “My dear Lord, I am very unhappy. So You please make me happy. And You kindly keep me in corner of Your lotus feet.”"

 

 

Sri Sri Gaura Nitay ki jaya!!!

Hare Krishna

your servant

Gopala Acarya dasa

 

 

 

Thank you for your support. Hare Krishna!

Hare Krishna

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

 

We would like to thank all well-wishers and the devotees for their kind offerings towards meeting our winter struggles. By Krishna’s grace the winter has not been too severe so far and our service to Their Lordships is going on smoothly. We still have few months to go before spring fully manifests it’s gentle nature, we welcome and appreciate your support. It helps us not only to survive the winter but also in preaching the glories of the Lord and bringing Krishna consciousness to others. So far we have  used more than 10 tones of wood to keep the temple and the ashram residents  warm and it was possible with the contributions from these kind souls:

Babu Rajendra Prasad Bodi ,Sonitra Singh, Aditya Vaishya, Kumara Rudraraju, Lawrence Chettiar, Alex Krasnakov, Olegas Trilupovas, Nigel Telford, Sabareesan Nair, Kevin Boyle, Sri Rupa das, Haridas Thakur das, Nandagrama Mahidhara dasi, Jaya Gauranga das, Jaggannatha Suta das, Simha Gaura dasa, Mitra hari das.

Thank you very, very much again and please remember that we are very happy to serve you here, so visit us at any time. We are open every day and we are meant to serve you with Kirtan, Krishna katha and Prasadam. If you cannot come and visit but you live in Ireland, we could visit you, if you so desire, just let us know…

You can also order Srila Prabhupada’s books from our temple. These are not ordinary books, they give an end to all material suffering and infuse the reader’s heart with inspiration and great feelings of purification! Just by reading these books, your life will be a success!

Thank you  very much again

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

May Sri Sri Radha Govinda and Srila Prabhupada bestow Their blessings upon you always.

 

Your servant

Gopala Acarya dasa

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS FOR PRISON LIBRARIES

I am undergoing a project to donate a selection of Srila Prabhupada’s books to the prison libraries of Ireland.

I will make personal contact with the librarian in each prison to ensure they are received and placed in the libraries.

Your help with this project would be greatly appreciated.

“we should feel for suffering humanity” —  His divine grace A.C Bhaktivedanta swami Srila prabhupada

DONATIONS NEEDED PLEASE!!

No amount is too small or insignificant.

Please contact: Annette Mataji

Eire (086)3234005 – Use 00 353 86 32 34 005 from outside ROI

E mail:   ballyfruit@hotmail.com

THANK YOU

HARE KRISHNA

 

Extatic service on Krishnaisland!!!

Hare Krishna
 PLease accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

 If any devotee from eu contries would like to come and live happily
 serving Sri Sri Radha Govinda, be careful, your heart may be captured by
 Their beauty...
 but if you are not afraid of that, we are open and welcome devotees who
 would like to serve in any capacity and help developing this place in the
 spirit of simple living and high thinking as per Srila Prabhupada's
 desire. It is of course a challenge to live on the island, but a blissful
 one! And it is definitely a shelter from the influence of Maya and the age
 of Kali. it is essential to remember that we follow full morning program
 daily and whoever wants to come needs to do the same.
 Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama
 Rama Rama Hare Hare

 If you want to know more, just contact me at: gopala.acarya.bvks@pamho.net
 or by phone : 0044 28 6772 38 78

 Hare Krishna