Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I am writing this message to you during a solemn yet joyful time when we recall the disappearance of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. It is solemn because of the very heart-wrenching reality that Srila Prabhupada left our presence forty-five years ago this year, yet joyful because we know he departed back to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna and Caitanya Mahaprabhu after having fulfilled his divine mission in this world.
It is my constant prayer and hope that as the years pass we continue to hold fast to his teachings and instructions in the line of Rupa Goswami, because that will empower us to continue to expand his mission even further, as he desired. This is a time to contemplate these thoughts in earnest and to reaffirm our commitment to serve his lotus feet.
As we all know, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium was Srila Prabhupada’s dearmost project next to book distribution which, unfortunately, did not manifest during his years with us. It has taken some time, but finally the light is at the end of the tunnel, and we can see the TOVP manifesting before our eyes by the Lord’s mercy.
I invite the reader, especially during this most auspicious time of Kartik, to make a deep commitment to Srila Prabhupada to put the TOVP FIRST for the next few years leading to the three-month long Grand Opening ceremony from December 2024 through Gaur Purnima 2025, and to pray for its timely completion.
To offer your financial support simply go to www.tovp.org and take advantage of the seva opportunities that are available for the Nrsimha Wing opening in 2023 and the TOVP 2024 Marathon. Even if you have already made a donation, I humbly beg you to please consider making another pledge.
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga! Hare Krishna.
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