Jananivasa Prabhu Speaks About the TOVP
El lugar de la ceremonia fue al este del bhajan-kutir en el lado sur de nuestra tierra. Estaba a unos cincuenta metros del bhajan-kutir. En ese momento, teníamos solo nueve bigas de tierra, tres acres, que era la parcela original que Tamal Krishna Maharaja había comprado para Srila Prabhupada. El edificio de loto estaba construido en un extremo y el camino Bhaktisiddhanta era el otro. Donde ahora está el edificio largo estaba el límite norte.Later in 1977, the last time Srila Prabhupada was here in Mayapur, it was presented to him that now we have more land on the eastern side, and it would be a much better location for the temple; not so close to the road and more space. Srila Prabhupada sanctioned that, but he never personally went out to the foundation laying ceremony. That was done on the edge of the little forest that is out near the Gurukula. Srila Prabhupada’s disciples laid that foundation and Anantadeva. But that very night, someone actually came and dug up the hole and stole Ananta Sesa. It was a very isolated place at that time.
Right now, we just had the ground breaking ceremony with Ambarisa Prabhu and Bhavananda Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada told Ambarisa to fund this temple, there’s footage of that, some film, and he has stuck it out all these years and is here right now and is coming up with the money. And I would say that Bhavananda Prabhu probably had more instruction about this Temple of the Vedic Planetarium than anyone else. Because he was always here, he was the co-director of Mayapur and he stayed here for many years while Srila Prabhupada was here. So Prabhupada would often tell him what he wanted. He wanted the temple with a big dome and the chandelier inside, the universe should be moving. There should be escalator, moving staircase. He gave the height and everything like that. He instructed Bhavananda that he wanted big Radha-Madhava and asta-sakhi, and Panca-tattva should be there, seven feet tall. And also Srila Prabhupada wanted a parampara altar. So he was telling so many things to Bhavananda about the temple. And Bhavananda is here after so many years. It seems like the original people that Srila Prabhupada entrusted with this work, somehow or another they have come together and it is starting to happen after all these years.Había una carta de Srila Prabhupada a Dinesh Babu en la que describe nuestro proyecto Mayapur. Dijo que obtendremos ayuda del gobierno, necesitamos tanta tierra y gastaremos tanto dinero. Entonces el dijo,
Los planes y contemplaciones están sucediendo en diferentes fases, ahora, cuando Caitanya Mahaprabhu esté complacido, se retomará.
Srila Prabhupada Una carta a Dinesh Babu
Así que incluso si teníamos el dinero, todavía se necesita la sanción del Señor Supremo. Sin su sanción, nada puede suceder. Entonces parece que la voluntad del Señor Caitanya está ahí ahora. Se despeja el terreno, se acepta el modelo, se ha iniciado el pilotaje de prueba. Todos están de acuerdo, al menos todas las autoridades. Está sucediendo ahora, el deseo del Señor Caitanya está ahí.
This is a very auspicious time, and historically important also. Finally, after all of these years, this temple is being built. There are predictions given in the Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya. Lord Nityananda Prabhu told Srila Jiva Goswami that after Mahaprabhu leaves, the Ganga will come and flood the whole area for a hundred years. Then for the next three hundred years, the Ganga will move around and all the pastime places get washed away. Then He said, after that, again the task of revealing the dhama will begin again in earnest. So that corresponds to exactly the time when Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was here and he rediscovered the birthplace of Lord Caitanya. Then Nityananda Prabhu says many bathing ghatas will be built on the Ganga, which we are seeing happening now. Just a few days ago, I think it was the day of the ground breaking ceremony, we received confirmation from the Ministry of Tourism that they will spend several crores of rupees to build a nice ghata where Prabhupada’s ghata is. This is to promote tourism; bringing people by speed boat from Calcutta and other places. They were going to build it at some other location, but when they saw that everyone is coming to ISKCON anyway, they said if you give us the land we will do it for you. So this also seems right on time, and everything appears to be very auspicious. This is the prediction of Nityananda Prabhu, so it is happening.
…I would say that Bhavananda Prabhu probably had more instruction about this Temple of the Vedic Planetarium than anyone else. Because he was always here, he was the co-director of Mayapur and he stayed here for many years while Srila Prabhupada was here.
HG Jananivas Prabhu
Y el Señor Nityananda también dice que muchos edificios residenciales surgirán en Mayapur. Esto también lo estamos viendo. Tan pronto como llegue a Mayapur, podrá ver. Están surgiendo cientos de casas, y todas son devotas. Nityananda Prabhu dijo que todos tendrán deidades en sus casas. Si vas a cualquiera de estas casas, verás que todas tienen Jagannatha, Mahaprabhu, Nityananda o Radha-Krishna. Y siempre oirás la kértana viniendo de sus casas. Entonces esa es otra predicción que está sucediendo ahora.Entonces el Señor Nityananda habla de este adbhuta-mandira. Prabhupada nunca mencionó esta palabra adbhuta. Pero en realidad lo dijo en inglés. Adbhuta significa asombroso o maravilloso, y Prabhupada dijo maravilloso.
Ustedes, muchachos europeos y estadounidenses, están acostumbrados a hacer algo maravilloso, así que vayan a Mayapur y construyan un rascacielos.
Esta fue su explicación del adbhuta-mandira. Es un proyecto muy, muy maravilloso.
Y Nityananda Prabhu dijo: gauranga nitya-seva haibe vikasa, that from this temple, service to Lord Gauranga will spread all over the world. How do you serve Gauranga Mahaprabhu? By chanting Hare Krishna. This is the main service. He has come to give this, the holy name. So from this temple, the chanting of Hare Krishna goes to every town and village of the world. Prabhupada described it as a flood of love of God. He said in a Sri Caitanya-caritamrita purport, “In Sridham Mayapur there is sometimes a great flood after the rainy season. This is an indication that from the birthplace of Lord Caitanya the inundation of love of Godhead should be spread all over the world, for this will help everyone, including old men, young men, women and children.” It will happen from this temple. So we have to build this temple, at least we can do that much. Then it is up to the Lord when the holy name spreads to every town and village. Of course, that is the ambition of every devotee in ISKCON, or at least it used to be. We are just longing for that day. This is our ambition, our dream.
Srila Prabhupada said that actually this temple already exists, Bhaktivinoda Thakura saw it. He said the Lord desires something, and by His iccha-sakti it automatically becomes manifested. But it exists spiritually. Bhaktivinoda Thakura could see. But we have to go and put the bricks and cement and everything. We have to build it up. Prabhupada said that just like Krishna showed Arjuna on the battlefield that He had already killed everyone, but Arjuna had to go out and fire his arrows and be the instrument. In that way he would get the credit. So Arjuna did that, and became the hero of the battle of Kuruksetra. So Prabhupada said in the same way, you have to go out and build this temple. If you don’t do it, somebody else will go out and build it later on, and they’ll get the credit. But better that you build it and get the credit. Prabhupada gave this instruction to establish this temple, and we can expect it to happen. It is all happening according to the predictions given.
Lo más probable es que este sea uno de los mejores proyectos de predicación de nuestro tiempo. Siguiendo los pasos de Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, quien estableció el primer templo en Sri Dham Mayapur, esperamos que todos “contribute their mite” for the successful construction of Mahaprabhu’s temple.