“I never lived on a farm before, but I always wanted to,” says Krishna-bhamini-devi dasi. “It’s the perfect setting, especially for children. You can do everything here–planting, building, beekeeping, artwork, writing, publishing–so many things are going on. And when you’re so close, there’s a community feeling, a satisfying feeling. If you’re aware, each day’s a festival.”
Everywhere you look there are so many names. Names for packages, names for signposts, names for places, names for plants, names for people. Names are convenient, and maybe a little confusing.
Many observers feel that with corruption so common and scandal nearly standard, society is in a bad way and getting worse. What’s really happening, and what to do? India’s Bhavans Journal interviews His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Professional “deprogrammers” forcibly abducted her. For five days they threatened her with physical torture, confiscated her prayer beads, and derided the Bhagavad-gita. On the sixth day she escaped.
Krishna said, “Look at this wonderful place!”, the bank of the Yamuna River, “This is an ideal place to eat our lunch. Afterward, we can play on the soft, sandy river bank.
New Mayapur has had instant appeal, here the atmosphere is so peaceful and alive that spiritual living comes naturally. At a place like this, people can feel themselves becoming spiritually transformed.
Near Port Royal in central Pennsylvania is a spiritual farming community called Gita-nagari, literally “a transcendental village where the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita are lived and sung.”