Tuesday May 22, 2012
at 6 pm in Soquel
Please join us to honor the anniversary of the day that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj installed Their Divine Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari in Soquel, California. The following is an excerpt from Srila Govinda Maharaj’s discourse that day, May 19, 1996:
“The manifestation of the Deity gives us love for the Lord because the Deity’s manifestation is very near and very close to our mental position. Within this mundane environment we are habituated to be with our relatives. Now the Lord, in his manifestation as the Deity, is present here among us in the form of our relative. The Lord is so attractive and so sweet and so beautiful and so ecstatic and He is very near and very dear to human society, human beings and human experience.
Within human society and within the human form, love and affection are most developed. Why is the highest development of love and affection found only in the human form? Because the human form is the original form of the divine Sweet Absolute.”
To read the whole discourse click here: The Highest Development of Love and Affection.