The pictures do it again
I met Sue at the Rotorua night market. She comes up to our table and says that she got a book from a monk when she was seventeen in London. At the time she didn’t understand what the books were about, but she was captivated by the pictures.
I presented the Bhagavatam set, she was interested, but couldn’t afford it. She took a Bhagavatam 1.1 instead. As she’s flipping through the pictures, she keeps repeating, “These are the pictures. I’ve seen these before.”
She leaves for about five minutes, then returns and says, “As I was walking away it just came to my mind that the book I got from the monk was called Sri Isopanisad. As soon as I started walking away this memory just flooded my mind. That’s so weird!”
I was recently reading a letter from Srila Prabhupada: “Krishna never forgets the service rendered to him by the devotee, and once tasting the
nectar of devotional service to the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, it is not possible to forget Him.” I thought it was amazing how Krishna re-entered her life and reminded her of Sri Isopanisad and her past connections with Srila Prabhupada’s books. It’s very encouraging when I think about how all this happened just by her seeing us at the market.
I told her about our different centers in New Zealand. She comes to Wellington often for work, and she said that she will definitely stop by our Bhakti Lounge.
Madhuapana-lila Devi Dasi