A Blooming Sanga

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Anita dasi

It is beautiful watching the Amabala sanga bloom. We have been making a book table at the annual Bhagavat saptaha for about 6 years. Every year I see how their appreciation of Srila Gurudeva’s books increase. The first years they mostly took small books. One year everyone suddenly wanted a song book. This year we saw them take volumes of the Bhagavatam and Gita Govinda amongst other books.

Every year, there is a Ratha-yatra through city center the before the saptaha starts. I was so happy to see several of the youth from the community with arms full of books approaching bystanders and shops along the route.

They are building a matha in their city. We visited the construction site. It looks like it could be ready by next year. They told me they plan to have a book shop in the matha. With books, harikatha and enthusiasm so much can be built in the community and in people’s hearts.