Forty-four years ago this year, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left this world for the divine abode of Sri Krishna and His pastimes. During his empowered life as a preacher of Krishna consciousness from 1965-1977 he accomplished more than practically any acharya in history, bringing the opportunity for the highest attainment of Goloka Vrindaban to millions of souls throughout the world. We are brought to tears no longer having his association in our midst.
“Harassed life after life by the laws of nature, the living entity wanders throughout the entire universe in different planets and different species of life. Somehow or other, if he is fortunate enough, he comes in touch with a devotee who reforms his entire life. Then the living entity goes back home, back to Godhead… The difficulty is to obtain a bona fide spiritual master and Krishna. Therefore the duty of a human being is to capture the opportunity to come in touch with Krishna’s representative, the bona fide spiritual master. Under the guidance of the spiritual master, the spiritual father, one can return home, back to Godhead.”
For those who have “captured the opportunity” and realized the great gift which Srila Prabhupada gave to the world, there is no option than to repay him through our surrender, service and sacrifice, whether he is here physically or not. Our debt of gratitude to our acharya is eternal and constant, and focused on the fulfillment of his order to spread the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu to every nook and corner of the earth, and even beyond. As his servants it is our bounden duty to give all we can for this purpose.
The TOVP project represents the culmination of his expressed projects during his physical presence. He had clear vision that this crest jewel of his ISKCON society would be the greatest preaching tool for bringing the message of Godhead to the world on a large scale. As a matter of fact, he saw the world beating a path to his TOVP: “我的想法是吸引全世界的人来到玛雅普尔”.
On this most glorious yet sad occasion, let us renew our commitment to our own emancipation by “capturing the opportunity”, and to the TOVP project, as well as to Prabhupada’s far-reaching vision. We are the pioneers of Krishna consciousness in the modern world and are part of this grand, transcendental and most rare opportunity he has given us. As he said, “Just give this one life to Krishna, and He will bring you back to Goloka”.
我们谦虚地请求所有奉献者利用这个吉祥月份的机会，当精神活动增加效力时，支持 TOVP 建设的完成，以便寺庙能够在 2024 年按时开放。我们最新的筹款活动开始于9 月，随着印度政府的发布。铸造帕布帕德 125 周年纪念币。我们只是提醒奉献者，他们可以从 TOVP 获得这些稀有硬币之一，这将作为他们家族的传家宝世代相传。
硬币可用于 $1,250 / 1,250 万卢比 / 1,250 欧元 / 1,250 英镑.两年分期付款计划是长期付款的一种选择。那是支付 $50 / 3700 卢比 / 85 欧元 / 每月 37 英镑 两年。