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“Krishna consciousness is a benediction to humanity. …So if one gives some amount of his money to persons involved in distributing Krishna consciousness, that charity, given to spread Krishna consciousness, is the greatest charity in the world.” [Bg.11.54 purport]

 

“Just by starting construction of a temple for the Lord, sins committed in seven births are removed. If one ‘s forefathers are suffering due to sinful reaction, they will be delivered.” [Skanda Purana]

 

“A person who builds a temple of Lord Vishnu will get the same results as performing the Rajasuya yajna and the Asvamedha yajna. O best of the brahmanas, as many atoms as there are in the temple so built, for that many thousands of years will such a person be able to reside in the heavenly planets.” [Vishnu Dharmovara]

 

“A person who can arrange for the service of the Lord in the same way that a king is given service by his attendants is surely elevated to the abode of the Lord after death.” [Vishnu Rahasya]

 

“My dear Arjuna, he who engages in My pure devotional service, free from the contaminations of fruitive activities and mental speculation, he who works for Me, who makes Me the supreme goal of his life, and who is friendly to every living being—he certainly comes to Me.” [Bg.11.55]

 

“…this verse is considered to be the essence of Bhagavad-gita. …This is work for Krishna. Instead of constructing a big building for his sense gratification, he can construct a nice temple for Krishna, and he can install the Deity of Krishna and arrange for the Deity’s service, as is outlined in the authorized books of devotional service. This is all Krishna-karma. One should not be attached to the result of his work, but the result should be offered to Krishna, and one should accept as prasadam the remnants of offerings to Krishna. If one constructs a very big building for Krishna and installs the Deity of Krishna, one is not prohibited from living there, but it is understood that the proprietor of the building is Krishna. That is called Krishna consciousness.” [Bg.11.55 purport]

 

“Just as in business one requires a place to stay, some capital to use, some labor and some organization to expand, so the same is required in the service of Krishna. The only difference is that in materialism one works for sense gratification. The same work, however, can be performed for the satisfaction of Krishna, and that is spiritual activity. If one has sufficient money, he can help in building an office or temple for propagating Krishna consciousness… This voluntary service to the cause of Krishna consciousness will help one to rise to a higher state of love for God, whereupon one becomes perfect.” [Bg.12.10 purport]

 

Volunteer Day

Written by govindas. Posted in News

A big thanks to all the hard working volunteers who spent hours on Saturday at Govinda’s Sanctuary.  Dead trees went down, yard was cleaned and a lot of preparation work has been done to accommodate the remodeling process. If you would like to volunteer, here is more information.

Ajit Joshi in action

Ajit Joshi cutting down dead trees