Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 03:30:08 GMT
From: Hari Kirtan Das <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Worldwide prayer today for Srila Govinda Maharaj's health
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
Dear Devotees and friends world-wide,
Humble obeisances to you all from ourselves, Hari Kirtan Das and Vaishnavi Devi Dasi, from Venezuela.
Today, Tuesday 28th August, is the Appearance of Sri Baladeva and is a very good day for remembering the Spiritual Master.
We humbly invite you along with your friends and family to join us in a beautiful seva, a worldwide simultaneous prayer for our most valuable jewel and guardian, our most divine well wisher: Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
It is going to happen in different places at the same time as far as possible: many voices in one prayer, different minds in one thought, our faith combined in just one hope, many hearts in just one love. We will raise our voices asking affectionately to The Supreme Lord to protect and heal our most beautiful and wonderful Spiritual Master and friend.
He is sacrificing himself for all of us, and we are asking as many devotees as possible to sacrifice just fifteen (15) minutes of your whole heart's time to focus on a prayer for his health. Srila Gurudev is in Bangkok, so we have selected 7 PM Bangkok time for this prayer. He's been loving us for free, and is now again, despite poor health, trying to make a grand World Tour for us.
So please join us in one hope, in one faith, one love in just one voice at once for Srila Gurudev's health.
Our suggestion is to do it in a very simple way and first chant this invocation from the Rig Veda:
om tad vishnoh paramam padam
sada pasyanti surayo diviva chakshur-atatam
Second we pronounce the pranam mantras to our Srila Gurudevas, then the Pancha-tattva Mantra followed by the Hare Krishna Mahamantra - loud or soft, and in full mood of prayer for the Lord to give His merciful glance for the well-being of Srila Govinda Maharaj especially during these days of his travels abroad.
Let us all try to set aside 15 minutes for this and through this prayer let our love and affection travel and reach our Srila Govinda Maharaj's heart.
Places and times are indicated below, corresponding to 7 PM in Bangkok where Srila Gurudev is now:
Bangkok: 07:00 pm
Bogota 07:00 am
Brisbane 10:00 pm
Brazil(Sao Paulo) 09:00 am
Calcutta 05:30 pm
California 05:00 am
Caracas 08:00 am
Italy (Rome) 02:00 pm
Johannesburg 02:00 pm
London 01:00 pm
Malaysia 08:00 pm
Mauritius 04:00 pm
Moscow 04:00 pm
New York 08:00 am
Philippines 08:00 pm
Turkey 03:00 pm
Ukraine 04:30 pm
For other places (and the current time in Bangkok) please see the chart: http://scsmath.com/BangkokTime.html
We also hope to make a similar prayer on September 4th, Sri Krishna Janmastami, at the same time.
With our obeisances and prayers,
-Hari Kirtan Das and Vaishnavi Devi Dasi
The Appearance Day of Sri Baladeva
28 August 2007