Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Voice From Prison Inmates
Here are just few samples showing how interested the prison inmates are in receiving correspondence especially related to spiritual matter..
"I have been interested in Buddhism.. Now from your books and teachings, I'd like to know more about Krishna.. Please help me by sending whatever you think that will help me.." - Shelly Keeney
"How do I receive a devotee name so that I can feel truly part of the pure bhakti yoga movement? How do I, and can I receive initiation while I am in prison? How do I explain the meaning of the maha-mantra to my fellow inmates?.." - Stanley Lingenfelter
"Thank you for mailing me the nice books. It is so good to know about incarnation and mainly about Krishna..." - Manuel Guittierrez
'Thank you for the holiday greeting card.. I am still unable to receive books. I have read about Siddha Yoga, and like to know more about Krishna" - Mark Walsh
"First, I want to say thanks to the books. I received 3 books and the 'Govinda Lila' and all are jewels.My remembering KRSNA throughout the day as wells as early in the morning and before bed has increased dramatically..-Alan
'Salam! My background is that I am a Muslim. But I am very interested in receiving books and letter about Krishna consciousness. I refuse to give up hope." - Abdullah ibn Muzzamil Al-nafi
"I have interest in communicating more about spiritual life. I am very open to spirituality ... I have a lot of questions and need help.." - Jessica Smith
"I consider only you all as my real FAMILY..Thank you for the cute holiday greeting card.It is great to hear from you and receive books..Sincerely a friend, brother and family.." - James McIntosh
"Thank you for your letter and invitation to participate in vedic Studies with your group. I am looking forward and my goal is to grow in Krishna Prema and bhakti and our merciful lord is supplying me with that opportunity.." - Gary Winters
".. I have many questions and desperate in looking for answers.. Thank you for your letters and books.." - Eric D. Wells
".. Sending my continuous love and gratitude.. Smile..I bow to all your auspiciousness and I am so much indebted to your love and support.. Just please continue to write to me.. hearing from you guys makes my life meaningful now in prison.. - Satya Krishna Dasa
"I enjoyed reading Bhagavad Gita that you sent to me. I never knew that there is so much in it.." -Brent Ince
... and many more...
Here is a Poem from a Prison Imate!
How can my love for you, O Lord Grow and not consume me? My heart, my soul, have become Inflamed, burnt by passion. There is no room for another You, O Lord, are my everything I surrender to You, and beg Please! Let the fires Of Your love consume me. I have given my heart to Krsna Laying everything else aside Body, mind, and speech, I serve Him. Accepting only what he provides He is my keeper, my light My lover and king Every moment of my life KrsnaÕs praises I shall sing All glories to You, O Syama! All opulent and supreme All glories to You My eternal Lord and King.