Gita Nagari Prophecy
Conception of Gita Nagari
Srila Prabhupada’s Conception of Gita Nagari was published in 1956, in Back to Godhead. So, we can see his vision began very early. He admits: “Before I came to your country, I was thinking to establish an ideal Vedic community.”
The residents of Gita Nagari relate to God through loving devotional service. They practice bhakti yoga – the yoga of love and devotion. They utilise their abilities, intelligence, talents in service to the Supreme Lord, and in this way they are able to serve each other and the needs of a farm community.
The community residing at Gita Nagari Farm is an intentional community, which Wikipedia defines as:
a planned residential community designed to have a much higher degree of teamwork than other communities. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and are often part of the alternative society. They typically also share responsibilities and resources. Intentional communities include cohousing communities, residential land trusts, ecovillages, communes, survivalist retreats, kibbutzim, ashrams and housing cooperatives. Typically, new members of an intentional community are selected by the community's existing membership, rather than by real-estate agents or land owners (if the land is not owned collectively by the community).
The spiritual vision held by the residents is the goal of understanding our relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. When we understand this, we align all our activites to achieving this goal. The residents understand that their primary identity is as servant of the Supreme Lord. This encompasses service to all other individuals, both within and outside of the community.
Living With Krishna
Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the centre of all the farm activities. Every resident understands himself/herself to be a servant of Krishna and offers his/her service at every moment in this spirit. There are no "chores" on the farm, just simply loving service to each other and Krishna.
All endeavours are an offering to Krishna, the Supreme Lord, for His pleasure.