was the first to arrive. I knew without a doubt that several
other devotees would visit from neighbouring countries,
but I had no idea to what extent. I was surprised that
the next devotee, Nitai Sundara Prabhu, arrived all the
way from the United States. Following over the next few
days were groups of devotees from Hungary, UK, and other
parts of Italy… a truly beautiful international
gathering comprising more than six countries of origin,
excluding states and provinces.
Goswami Maharaj arrived later on the same day I did, on
Monday 15th May. From the first moment when we welcomed
him at the airport, he began to inspire us with his preaching
- telling various stories and explaining philosophy -
providing the Krishna-katha to quench our thirst.