Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Sita Ram
Below are some pictures of our Sunday program today to hear about, glorify and discuss the Transcendental appearance of Lord Ram, who appeared on this planet over 2 millions years ago-BUT who is still being heard , glorified, and sung about by pious souls today. We met at Kanhaiyas ashram in Marysville Wa for about 4 hours, at which time we had arotik, kirtan, bhajans, a poem by Anubhavananda, class by Damaghosa with lively discussions later, followed by more kirtan and then a sumptuous feast to the satisfaction of all. Yesterday on saturday morning when I customarily polish all our Deity paraphernalia for the week, I was cleaning and polishing Lord Nityanandas silver shoes and thinking about how Lord Bharata , when Ram returned to Ayodhya brought, out from the palace the royal slippers or shoes of Lord Ramachandra on His head as a sign of respect for His older brother. So these same shoes of Rams, that Lord Bharata was holding in His Hands on His head, I also was so fortunate to be holding these same shoes in my hands since they belonged to my Lord Nityananda-- who is non different than Lord Rama. Balarama, Rama and Nityananda, Prabhupada has told us are ALL the Same Rama. I felt very very lucky to be doing this humble service for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, something which Lord Bharata Himself did for His Divine Brother Lord Rama. So something as simple as polishing the Lords silverware is the same as directly serving the Personality of Godhead Himself since He and His paraphernalia are the same, non different and connection by service with these objects frees one from sinful life and puts one in blissful Krsna/Rama consciousness.. Such a simple thing, yet such a wonderful benefit. Only a devotee can understand these descriptions.
Hari bol Damaghosa das Sri Sri Gaura Nitai-Sedro Woolley Wa