Future Preachers

Future Preachers

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Girivaradhari das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Dandavat pranams ! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev!

This is from Prabhupada's Nectar.

Interviewer: I notice that most of your followers, at least in this temple, are young, like in the college age or in the teenage. Is it because Krishna doesn't attract the older generation, I mean, your self excluded?

Prabhupada: No. Krishna attracts everyone. Just like magnetic stone attracts iron. But the iron is covered with too much muddy things, the magnetic force does not work. This younger generation, they are not too much dirty; therefore they are very easily attracted. You see? It is like a magnetic force. The same example, that magnetic force attracts iron. That is natural. But if the iron is too much rusty and covered with muddy things, then it does not act. So older generation means they are convinced in some way. They cannot accept any new thing. You see? They are in the last stage of life. Whatever they have understood, they cannot forget. But younger generation, they have got capacity to take new things. Just like nobody goes... No old man goes to school because they are unable to receive education. But younger generation, they go. So there is a age to receive. So this age is recipient. Therefore naturally 'it is nice thing' they are receiving. (end)

We often find this happening, when we call some one for the program they very coolly say "Yes I will join your group after I retire". Till then they will be attracted to MAYA not knowing YAMA is awaiting to behold him.

Our spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj always insists on giving Krishna to Children. As these children one day will become future preachers.

We have already lost half or more than of our life but these children are fortunate enough to associate with Prabhupada's transcendental books from their tender age.

Children are very clean by heart. That's why they are able to memorize slokas so quickly. They grasp stories nicely. And Krishna has shown us so many pastimes to prove his supremacy. If we tell these pastimes of Krishna and Rama to children they will not be attracted to the latest editions of maya like Superman, Spiderman, Pokemon and what not.

Prahlad Maharaj says in S.B.7.6.1,

kaumaara aacaret praajno dharmaan bhaagavataan iha
durlabham maanusham janma tad apy adhruvam arthadam

Prahlad Maharaja said: One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life-in other words, from the tender age of childhood-to practice the activities of devotional service, giving up all other engagements. The human body is most rarely achieved, and although temporary like other bodies, it is meaningful because in human life one can perform devotional service. Even a slight amount of sincere devotional service can give one complete perfection.

Lets all join hands to develop the children in Krishna consciousness sincerely by Srila Prabhupada and our spiritual master's blessings.

Hare Krishna!
Your humble servants,
Girivardhari das and Abhira kanya devi dasi
Abu dhabi.