Exactly 2 weeks ago from today, my mind began wondering, for the umpteenth time, whether there really is only one true religion in the world, and maybe I’m in the wrong one. So I thought let me pray. First, I prayed to Krishna to please reveal Himself to me. Then I prayed to God, without any hint of sectarian beliefs or distinction between religions – just the God of this creation, asking to know Him and worship Him the way He would like me to. I asked to be shown what the truth is and what the truth isn’t, so I would be able to distinguish which religion is bonafide.
So I logged on to http://www.krishna.com and there was a verse quoted:
So I had a thought recently about devotees praying for one another. Someone I know was talking about how devotees pray over one another in churches. Also, I’m familiar with how preachers, pastors, as well as ordinary people pray over one another in churches and God works through them to heal others and help change others’ lives.
Last Saturday, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a program by HG Govardhandhari Dasa. My gosh, there’s just something about his kirtans I swear!! His kirtans are just beautiful. He barely sings the first 2-3 lines and I’m already struggling to hold back tears. I first met him on Wednesday. He sang the Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya mantra thrice, and by the time he started singing the Hare Krishna mahamantra, there were tears in my eyes! He sang some songs that I had never heard before, but am absolutely in love with now. One of them was ‘Jaya Yashoda Nanda Dulal’. It’s just beautiful! There’s a bit in it where you need to sing ‘Gopal Gopal Gopal’. That was just insane!!!! All of us just let ourselves go and called out to Gopal. Govardhandhari Prabhu just knows how to make our hearts yearn for Krishna. Everyone was on such an emotional high during his beautiful kirtans. My heart was literally crying out to Gopala thanks to Prabhu’s beautiful kirtan.
I was working on two reports for university last night. They weren’t due today but I wanted to submit them as I have holidays starting tomorrow and I didn’t want to spend them stressing out about my reports that were due. So I was working late into the night. I took a shower at around 2 AM and I was absolutely planning on not chanting for the day as I was just wiped out. I was really exhausted and literally braindead. I thought that I would just go ahead and chant anyway. But I was way too sleepy. I was contemplating all this while I was in the shower. I was telling myself not to break my routine and that I should just go ahead and fight the sleepiness and chant. However I was seriously tired and didn’t feel like I had it in me to chant.