Jayapataka Maharaj in SJMKL, 17thSep
Posted by iskconklnews on September 23, 2009
By Bhakta Gautam
Sep 17th, 2009
Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur.
All Glories All Glories to Sri Guru and Gouranga!!!!
Beating the mad rush of the upcoming Hari Raya festival in Kuala Lumpur the devotees gathered in Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur to witness the public darshan of HH Jayapataka Swami. All assembled devotees enthusiastically welcomed Maharaj in the temple and were inspired on one side and sad on other. After the stroke last year maharaj is physically not very well but his enthusiasm and motivation to preach is unparalleled. It’s so amazing to see Srila Prabupada’s very dear disciple still continuing to give his all for us to carry with our devotional service.
Maharaj started with his trademark kirtan and then sung Jaya Radha Madhava. Maharaj even though physically not fully fit showed how his consciousness is perfect and always alert in service of dear Lord Krishna. Maharaj touched on the topic of remembering Krishna at the time of death and pointed it is not that we will suddenly remember Krishna without practicing Krishna consciousness. Maharaj also eagerly answered all the questions and was very eager to make devotees ask questions for the welfare of all.
HG Amoga prabhu also graced the occasion with his auspicious presence. We also had leaders from different yatras in Malaysia also grace this auspicious event. HH Jayapataka Mahara in the end made a very pleasing announcement that they are planning to make Malaysia as the base and continue preaching program from here. All the devotees were very jubilant at the news and loudly confirmed there appreciation by showering 3 loud haribol’s.
After the class Maharaj distributed the most auspicious Jagannatha Maha prasad and thus allowed us to take his blessings and get his close association. We thank their lordships Sri Jagnnatha Baladeva and Subhadra mai for showering mercy in the form of Guru kripa and thus allowing us to draw inspiration and serve Maharaj. We also pray that Maharaj has a speedy recovery and whatever little association and service we can perform is truly his compassionate nature.