ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry is happy to announce to our ISKCON family that for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, the Damodara month has been a complete success. Thousands of people around the world have been introduced to Krsna consciousness through the simple act of lighting the lamp for Damodara. This has been made possible by the efforts of many devotees who sacrificed their time to give the opportunity to others to be connected with Krsna. Let us appreciate the immense benefit that everyone reaped this holy month when every devotional effort is multiplied a thousand times.
From house programs, where many neighbors, relatives, and friends got together for worship, to offices and colleges where entire classrooms and staff offered a lamp and participate in singing for Krsna, to improvised altars in parks, traveling vans, shopping centers where passerby would lit a candle to a Damodara altar; anyone and everyone that came in reach of the devotees have been touched by the mercy of Lord Damodara. Busy Grihasthas and Brahmacharis, mothers and children, working devotees, the young and old, everyone joined with the same consciousness of providing an opportunity to all whom they could.
Since the Damodara celebration is still fresh in our minds, it is helpful to review our results and be grateful for this wonderful opportunity and how can this festival be improved; what were our shortcomings and how can we overcome them. As Srila Prabhupada would recommend regarding ” doubling” book distribution, we should also try to double for the next year the number of souls that we have connected with Krsna during this month.
Now half of the job is done. The other half still remains to be completed; we must collect -as much as possible- all the contacts of the people we have reached in the past month and start cultivating them by inviting them to participate in tailor-made programs, like introductory classes, Kirtan yoga, home visits, retreats, etc, so their progress in spiritual life is further enhanced.
Many centers have shared their preaching results with us, which will be published shortly. We request that if you still haven’t, then please send it to us, along with some nice pictures.
Thanking you beforehand for your cooperation.
ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry
Central Office – Sridham Mayapur