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Our News April 21, 2016

The Joy of Devotion
ISKCON'S Theme of remembering Srila Prabhupada on the 50th anniversary of his founding this great society reminds us to bring joy to every effort we make to celebrate our Founder/Acarya.      
Let us remain strong in our commitment to ISKCON and it's mission of spreading Srila Prabhupada'sgifts to everyone we meet.
In the Ādi Purāṇa there is the following statement by Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, addressed to Arjuna: "My dear Pārtha, one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee.No one can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly [Cc. Madhya 13.80]. One must approach Him through His pure devotees."
A similar statement is found in the First Canto, Nineteenth Chapter, verse 33, of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam: "There is no doubt about one's becoming freed from all reactions to sinful activities after visiting a devotee or touching his lotus feet or giving him a sitting place. Even by remembering the activities of such a Vaiṣṇava, one becomes purified, along with one's whole family. And what, then, can be said of rendering direct service to him?"
Upcoming Events   
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Penn State Leads In Action
A dedicated group of Penn State students will travel to Gita Nagari on their day off to help us push forward the many projects in action on the farm.  We cherish their selfless attitude and willingness to put sweat and muscle power into assisting others in making their dreams come true.  We request our community members to help us engage them and host them in a way that gives them a great experience of "Simple living, High thinking".  Specifically, we need two people to serve out the lunch to the retreatants at noon on Sunday.  We also need help preparing the lunch on Saturday at 3pm, and 2 people to assist with clean up Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.  Please call Snana yatra das at717-527-0256 for more details.
Krishna House Visit
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
A bus full  of our favorite devotees will stop by for an overnight stay at Gita Nagari.  This is another service group the really "gets it".  They roll up their sleeves and get busy helping us improve the farm.  We will use their enthusiasm to help us complete the kitchen remodel and finish the Youth Leadership Center.  We need a photographer to capture them in action.
Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva  
Friday, May 20, 2016
Fast 'til dusk
Gita Nagari will host an evening program beginning at 6 pm Friday, the 20th of May.  Kirtan, a class followed by a feast will be shared by all.  We need volunteers to cook the feast, give the class, and participate in a"roaring" glorification of The Lord's Holy Names.  Most of us pray daily to Lord Nrsimhadeva for protection from the dangers of the material world.  Please bring your favorite pastimes of when you were kept from harm by the Lord's mercy.
Prayer Requests
Krishna has promised that His devotee will never be vanquished, and that He will carry what we lack.  Help us to call out to Him in prayer by submitting your pleas to Him for yourself or others.  Let us join together to remember the countless times Krishna has blessed us with His mercy in response to our prayers.  You can drop off your request at the Temple or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Have a wonderful Krishna Conscious week!!!
 
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