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Soquel Seva Ashram

Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj

Returns from his visit to India

29 April 2007
Web-page by Vaidehi Devi Dasi

Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj went to Sri Nabadwip Dham to associate with His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Association with a pure devotee is the most auspicious thing and as Jagadananda Prabhu once told us here, "We are like crystals, we reflect whatever light we are around." So Sripad Janardan Maharaj, after having taken shelter in Sri Nabadwip Dham in the association of Srila Gurudev has returned to share his enthusiasm and affectionate energy with all of the devotees in Soquel.

This boy walks the three mile road to spend his Sundays at the Ashram.
Dyutisundar Prabhu.
Srutasrava Prabhu to the right, two days before leaving to Europe to participate in the distribution of Krishna consciousness. As Sripad Goswami Maharaj once said: "Self improvement through distribution." There is so much wealth in the process of sharing Krishna consciousness.

Sripad Madhav Maharaj from Russia once asked a few devotees that had gathered around him after a slide-show presentation in Nabadwip, "What is the best way to make progress in Krishna consciousness?" Some said to do service, others said to surrender, etc. and he replied: "Sravanam, kirtanam, sravanam kirtanam. Like rowing a boat. Sravanam, kirtanam."
Looking over Maharaj's shoulder....
Left to right: Emily, a student from the local community college and an aspiring bhakta; Satyabhama Devi Dasi who also just returned from India; Adi Keshava Prabhu; Hari Vallabha Prabhu; and Lena, a regular attendee and aspirant.
Harindhu Prabhu.
Left to right: Hladini Shakti Devi Dasi, and Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj dancing with Jai Gauranga Prabhu in the kirtan. Of course, as soon as he noticed the picture being taken Maharaj, in good humour, hid from the camera.

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