Name / Initiated name
Nikunja Bihari dasa
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
2009 I met devotees from ISKCON Denver on Harinama and they invited me to come back to the temple with them. I stayed for a week then came to temple regularly.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
I lived at Rupanuga Vedic College/ISKCON Kansas City for a year and a half and was bhakta leader there. Before that I did a year and a half of traveling book distribution for RVC. Now I am back at ISKCON Denver service in the brahmacari ashrama.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Neophyte, struggling to cultivate basic qualities of austerity, purity, etc. Performed well for my first couple years but am now having to face material desires. Still I hope against hope that I can become fixed in the service of the Vaisnavas and bring pleasure to Lord Caitanya by spreading His glories world wide.
What are your expectations from this community?
To connect to the greater devotee community for spiritual resources. ISKCONdesiretree has so many wonderful things.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I just pray that I can do the right thing and surrender asap for Krishna's pleasure, my sake, and everyone's sake. I don't want to be a source of suffering for myself and others any more. I pray for the strength to carry out my Guru's instructions and act according to Krishna's will.