(Dandavats.com) – By Cintamani dhama dasi
Hare Krishna dear devotees. Even though I am most insignificant, I have a message which I am burning to share with you. Following the principle that a wise person can take gold even from a dirty place, I pray you will give some consideration to it and not be prejudiced by my lack of qualification.
First, allow me to tell you a little about myself. I joined in London in 1981. By 1995, I was married with three small children, and my husband, Krishna Dharma prabhu, had opened and was running a Hare Krishna Centre in Manchester, UK.
By late 1995, I was experiencing many problems in my life, and the cumulative effect was that my faith in Krishna was shaken. One day I sat in our kitchen considering the idea of leaving Krishna Consciousness, when an internal voice warned me that if I left, I would suffer greatly. The little voice urged me to study Srila Prabhupada’s books. Thankfully, I paid heed to this advice. When my children were asleep, I began systematically studying Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Over the course of the next five or six years, this personal study developed into daily discussions with my husband. At first our discussions were argumentative and unpleasant, but by listening to Srila Prabhupada’s lectures, we heard instructions which helped us to improve how we interacted with each other in our discussions. We have compiled many of those instructions and shared them on the ‘Principles’ section of our website: www.improvingsanga.com .
After many years of discussing Bhagavad-Gita using the principles we share on the above website, I made an incredible discovery, which I would like to share with you today. The discovery is regarding Srila Prabhupada’s two opening sentences of his Bhagavad-Gita purports, which I cite below. Please take a moment to follow what I share, as I am sure you will benefit greatly.