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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

By Bhakti-lata Dasi

Sometimes, devotees ask me if the inmates are grateful for the support IPM provides to them. You can find this answer loud and clear, in the quotes below:

“ Hare Krsna. Please accept my humblest obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

And Devotional Service Begins…

by Bhakti-lata dasi

Almost every week I receive letters from inmates who just came in contact with Krsna through Prabhupada’s books. Some of these letters are brief, others more extensive, but all reflect a genuine desire to know the truth; all are from inmates who are reaching out, excited, curious, hopeful. Eric’s letter (below) is a good example:

“To whom it may concern,

“I can see the purifying effect of the maha-mantra”

Sharing Krsna consciousness with the inmates is always enlivening, but, as in like any other preaching, it is even more ecstatic when the recipient is particularly receptive and appreciative. Bhakta Richard is such an ideal candidate and he is reaping the benefit of his sincere practice of bhakti-yoga. Please take the time to enter his world and you will see how Prabhupada and Krsna are reciprocating with his desire to please and serve Them.

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Dear Bhakti-lata, Hare Krsna!
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

ISKCON Prison Ministry Gives Inmates the Key to Freedom

Originally published by ISKCON NEWS at: http://news.iskcon.com/node/3407

Article writtten by : Madhava Smullen

Bhakti-lata Dasi is typing away busily at her laptop, absorbed in composing one of the 15 to 40 letters she writes to inmates at prisons across the US every month. But she looks up, smiling, happy to talk to ISKCON News about the service she’s been dedicating the bulk of her time to in the past two years.

Her office is a cosy room at the back of her Alachua, Florida home, dedicated solely to ISKCON Prison Ministry, an organization established in the USA in 1988 to bring Krishna consciousness to those who need it most.

More Hearts Come Closer to Krsna by Bhakti-lata Dasi

What is so EXCITING about volunteering for IPM is that miracles become an everyday fare! No one can come in contact with Krsna consciousness without seeing his/her life changed for the better. I was just listening to a Prabhupada lecture today and he was reiterating that if one spend one hour rendering devotional service, his life is a success, but that even if one spends millions of lifetimes in material life, there is no gain. I immediately thought of the inmates and how
exhilarating it is to witness inmates putting their heart into Krsna consciousness, reading, chanting, and giving Krsna to others. Despite being in the most deplorable material position, they are making great spiritual advancement.

What is so EXCITING about volunteering for IPM is that miracles become an everyday fare! No one can come in contact with Krsna consciousness without seeing his/her life changed for the better. I was just listening to a Prabhupada lecture today and he was reiterating that if one spend one hour rendering devotional service, his life is a success, but that even if one spends millions of lifetimes in material life, there is no gain. I immediately thought of the inmates and how

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