Name / Initiated name
Murari Das Das
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
1988 A friend presented me with Prabhupad's books after attending a hall program. I was raised as a Roman Catholic, so awareness of spiritual life was already established and furthered by association with Vaisnavism. My attraction to Krishna led me to join the temple as a full-time serving devotee in 1991. Despite my current worldly responsibilites I have deeply imbibed Krsna Bhakti as the only worthwhile endeavour.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Brisbane Shyamarani Devi Dasi Raktak Dasa Murari Caitanya Dasa
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I'm married to a nicely cultured woman from Delhi. We have a small alter in our home with Gaura Nitai and Gopal deities,a murti of Srila Prabhupada, and various other pictures and paraphernalia. We both work day jobs and visit the temple occasionally, most commonly for the Saturday Feast. We live a relatively simple life with lots of quiet nights at home and very much appreciate the upliftment of association with devotees.
What are your expectations from this community?
Another facility to network with devotees.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
Brahma Samhita 5.30 venum kvanantam aravinda-dalayataksam barhavatamsam asitambuda-sundarangam kandarpa-koti-kamaniya-visesa-sobham govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami "I worhsip Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adedpt in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals with head decked with peacock's feather, with the figure of beauty tinged with the hue of blue clouds, and His unique loveliness charming millions of Cupids."