During 16-21 of abril I had the pleasure of hosting here in Brasília the BBT Trustee, Hanuman Prabhu, and the two BBT auditors, the couple Krsnanaam and Amrtanaam Prabhus.
Hanuman Prabhu is from Spain and has some 27 years of BBT experience. He is very, very hard working, serious and dedicated. He has been an inspiration to many devotees in Brazil, and has increased sankirtan here by his efforts. As director of the Brazil BBT, I’ve been working with him for some years now.
Krsnanaam and Amrtanaam Prabhus are wonderful devotees from the Chowpatty Temple, both disciples of Srila Radhanatha Swami. Krsnanaam Prabhu is CFO of the Chowpatty Temple, Co-CFO of the Mayapur Temple and BBT auditor. He’s an example of a very professional coorporate executive doing full time service for Srila Prabhupada’s mission.
On Sunday I invited them to preach to our humble local congregation.
Amrtanaam Prabhu started by chanting a nice kirtan. Then Hanuman Prabhu gave us a 30 minute talk focused on sankirtan. He quoted Srila Devamrta Swami, who said that two things keep us very close to Srila Prabhupada: reading his books and distributing his books. These two things have a special place in our spiritual lives, giving us great advancement and enthusiasm.
Krsnanaam Prabhu then spoke 20 minutes on the importance and special bliss of vaishnava association. He reminded us how wonderful it is to be able to travel around the world and immediately share a bond of friendship and love with other ISKCON devotees one has just met for the first time. He then explained the core principle at the heart of the Chowpatty Temple success: looking after every devotee of the Lord with great love, pleasing the Lord by pleasing His devotee. The talk was very, very sweet and our little congregation was greatly moved.
Srila Prabhupada ki jay!