Many years ago the GBC changed the name to “The Prabhupada Marathon.” That was appropriate, since Srila Prabhupada was on a constant marathon to please Krsna and save us, literally sacrificing his life. We go on only a short marathon. What an example he set for us! This is a marathon to please Prabhupada, to showsome gratitude for what he has done for us and for the world. He wanted everyone to hear about Krsna, and we want everyone to hear about Krsna and Srila Prabhupada.
In the Bhagavad-gita (9.29) purport he says, “When a diamond is set in a golden ring, it looks very nice. The gold is glorified, and at the same time the diamond is glorified. The Lord and the living entity eternally glitter, and when a living entity becomes inclined to the service of the Supreme Lord he looks like gold. The Lord is a diamond, and so this combination is very nice.”
During this Prabhupada Marathon let’s meditate on giving these valuable jewels to as many souls as we can so that they can also become golden and bright-faced. This is the Iron Age of Kali, but we are within Lord Caitanya’s 10,000-year-long golden age.
World Enlightenment Day is on Saturday December 11th
9.30am Departure from the Temple
10.00am – 1.00pm Sankirtan and Book distribution
1.30pm Prasadam at the Temple