Posted on September 28, 2015
I want to share with you a special experience I had with Srila Gurudeva a few years back that deeply touched my heart.
I remember one day in the New Braj (Badger, California) during his Harikatha festival, Srila Gurudeva requested me to make an announcement about book distribution and the art (posters and Giclee distribution). At that time all of the money received from the posters and Giclee sales would go towards constructing his temple in Navadvip Dham. This Navadvip Dham Temple Project meant so much to him. I knew what I wanted to say about book distribution but I didn’t know what to say about the art, so had the desire to ask Srila Gurudeva a question for inspiration.
As he was walking towards the Harikatha pandal, he stopped in front of the pool and I asked him, “Why is this Navadvip temple project so important to you?”
He paused, looked at me with a confused face, and with one eye brow raised he said, “Don’t you know? When Radha and Krishna’s love comes together as one and becomes very thick, this is Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He has come and is giving love freely to everyone without any consideration.”
Then his eye’s opened wide and while raising his arm he said with a tone of urgency, “I want to make a place for the whoooole world to come so they can collect this mercy.”
He walked away and I just stood there in shock. I never forgot the feelings I had in that moment. I felt overwhelmed by his compassion, by his love, and by his desire to serve and save the whole world. He wanted to personally invite everyone from everywhere to come and stay in his home. He wanted to feed them, offer them a place to sleep, a place to hear of Mahaprabhu’s glories, serve Him, and meet with Him to receive their deliverance.
My heart melted by his words and mood.
He built a house for the whole world to stay, and now, as his disciples, it is our turn to build him a house. We can see that Srila Gurudeva decided to stay there, in that special beautiful place where Mahaprabhu freely gives love to all, Navadvip Dham.
Now we have the opportunity of a lifetime to offer a donation that represents your heart, so he can see that the walls surrounding him are filled with our love. There is more work to do in order to finalize this project. The work is going on quickly, so this is the time to be involved.
Please donate now to construct your Srila Gurudeva’s Samadhi. Here are the different ways you can donate:
[Note: Please donate as much as you can and as many times as you can. You can donate weekly, monthly, or just this once.]
So how can you get involved?
STEP 1: Donate by clicking "Donate Now" button on this page.
STEP 2: Write your name and a message. You can do this by clicking "Return to Youcaring" after making your donation.
STEP 3: Share this fundraiser with your friends and family! Write a personalized message or status update (on facebook) to encourage them.
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When you donate we would like to give back to you. We would like to give you a tax write off receipt for your donation. So after you donate, email us at [email protected] letting us know you would like that, and we will send it to you :)
Other Donation Options
Here are the other ways to donate:
- Wells Fargo Bank deposit or wire transfer:
You can go to any Wells Fargo Branch in the US and directly deposit your donation or you can also wire transfer to:
Email us at [email protected]
so we can send you our bank details.
You can send the donation via paypal to [email protected] or to even make it easier you can click on the link on this page.
PayPal gives you the option to do a recurring donation so if you feel inspired to donate monthly to assist during this whole project you can choose that option by clicking the box on “Make this Recurring (Monthly)”
- Western Union or Moneygram:
For a Tax-Write off send the money to the Wells Fargo Account:
Email us at [email protected]
so we can send you the necessary details.
Once you complete the transaction send me MTCN or reference number , Your legal name as you entered when sending the money, Your Location city and country you are sending the money from, as well as the Amount you sending and once of our team members will be able to retrieve your donation.
OFFICIAL SRILA GURUDEVA SAMADHI PROJECT FUNDRAISING TEAM
The Bhakta Bandhav Team is taking full responsibility of Srila Gurudeva's Samadhi Project. It is important to know who to give donations to so that your money goes directly to the project. Here is the list of names of the official Srila Gurudeva Samadhi Project Fundraisers. Which means, if you see a video, email, etc from these people, they will give 100% of the money to this project. I will also provide links to their facebook pages so you know who they are since so many people have the same names.
- Venu Gopal dasa- Manager of project (India - https://www.facebook.com/venu.gopal.946?fref=ts)
- Gaurasundar dasa - Manager of the project (India - also known as Gaur Gopal Prabhu)
- Radha dasi (https://www.facebook.com/rdasi?fref=ts)
- Radhika dasi (https://www.facebook.com/radhika.manchanda?fref=ts)
- Bhavani and Indulekha dasi (from Russia)
- Anandini dasi (https://www.facebook.com/anandinidasi.mathura?fref=ts),
- Anapurna dasi (fom Russia)
- Yamuna dasi (from China)
- Gokul Chandra Brahmachari (Brazil)
- Pundarikaksa dasa (Brazil)
- Radha Kanti dasi (https://www.facebook.com/radhakanti?fref=ts)
- Gangamatas (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bhakti-Yoga-Centre-London/135963996477589?fref=ts)
If you have any questions about this project please feel free to send us an email :)
Together we can do this!
Srila Gurudeva Ki Jai!!!