Many Moons


Many Moons: Reflections on Departed Vaishnavas

Hardbound, 358 pages, 9 chapters, 16 pages of color photos. Foreword by Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami. Published by Torchlight Publishing.

In prosecuting the Hare Krishna movement all over the world, Srila Prabhupada was looking for just one moon–one devotee to be trained and engaged in dissipating the darkness of the Age of Kali, the darkness in people’s hearts–in accordance with the Sanskrit maxim “Innumerable stars cannot dissipate the darkness, but one moon can illuminate the night.”

In spite of so many difficulties and disappointments, Srila Prabhupada persisted in his mission–to get one moon. That was his great desire. But would it be fulfilled? And if he did get such a moon, would we even be able to recognize it?

After some years in America teaching his new devotees the philosophy of Krishna consciousness, instructing them in the pure chanting of the holy name, and training them in the loving service of Krishna Chaitanya, Srila Prabhupada disclosed his heart. He explained, “Our propaganda is to create one moon. But fortunately, by Krishna’s grace, many moonlike boys and girls have come to me–many moons.”

We were not even sure of one moon, but Srila Prabhupada, out of his extraordinary mercy and power–and by Krishna’s grace–created many.

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