All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!
sadhu-sanga sadhu-sanga sarva sastre koy, laba matra sadhu-sange sarva siddhi hoy
(CC, Madhya lila, 22.54)
All revealed scriptures proclaim that by association of devotees, even for a moment, one can get all perfections.
Ultimate perfection for the jiva (living entity) is to attain pure love for Supreme Lord Sri Krishna and His devotees. This perfection is already within every jiva, it doesn't have to be borrowed or gotten from somebody else. It only has to be awakened in the heart of jiva, by the association of pure devotees, i.e. with those in whose hearts this love has already awakened or manifested. For example, in the wood, potential of fire is already present, but it will not ignite just by itself. But if you touch this wood with burning fire, than that fire will ignite or manifest fire from that wood. We feel greatly fortunate and thankful to our Most Merciful Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Srila Gurudev to send us Their own associates to bless us with their association here in Slovenia.
Some of them came unexpectedly, like Srila Bhakti Alok Paramadvaiti Maharaj along with his followers (Vrinda Mission); some came for the first time, like Srila Bhakti Vedanta Tridandi Maharaj (BHAKTI International); some came as regular visitors to Slovenia, like Srila Bhakti Kamal Tirtha Maharaj (Hungarian Vaishnav Mission), Srila Bhakti Vedanta Sadhu Maharaj (Munger Raj Mandir), Srila Bhakti Swarup Sridhar Maharaj (Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission) along with Srila Bhakti Alok Tapasvi Maharaj (Radha Gopinath Mandir – Croatia). In the association of such sadhus, hearing, chanting, remembering, worshiping etc, of Sri Krishna and His devotees is a spontaneous activity. Such activities purify our heart of all selfish desires and awaken desire to exclusively love Sri Krishna and His devotees perpetually, only for Their satisfaction, which is the ultimate perfection and happiness of our lives.
With Srila BK Tirtha Maharaja we organized a public Vaishnava program, which was the first one after the registration of Gokul (Global Organisation of Krishnachaitanya's Universal Love) at Slovenia and a few programs for devotees. We were very happy to unexpectedly receive Srila BA Paramadvaiti Maharaj for a few, but devotionally very intensive hours. On the request and help of Srila BV Sadhu Maharaj, who was also here at that time, we managed to quickly organize a meeting with the president of Slovenia, Dr. Janez Drnovsek, in which Srila Paramadvaiti Maharaj presented a WVA recognition certificate (a patron for the welfare for humanity) to the president and afterwards they also discussed on many spiritual topics for about an hour.
With Srila BV Sadhu Maharaj we also organized a public Vaishnav program, few programs for devotees and a private meeting with the president of Slovenia in his own house, on presidents own desire and request.
With Srila BV Tridandi Maharaj we organised a program for devotees and a meeting with the president at which they discussed for two and a half hours on different spiritual topics. Both the president and Srila Tridandi Maharaj, as well as me and the secretary of the president were highly spiritually delighted at this meeting.
With Srila BS Sridhar Maharaj and Srila BA Tapasvi Maharaj we organised a few programs for devotees, and in cooperation with Spd. Lalitkishor Das Prabhu (disciple of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj) also a public Vaishnav program near his home town in Nova Gorica.
At the end of September we are expecting Srila Bhakti Bichar Bishnu Maharaj (Vice president of WVA) and at the beginning of October Srila Bhakti Kamal Govinda Maharaj (both are succesor acharyas of Srila Bhakti Vaibhav Puri Maharaj) to bless us with their holy association. We hope that with them we will organize public programs, programs for devotees and also meetings with the president of Slovenia, as he has now, in his own words, after first meeting with Srila Sadhu Maharaj, developed interest in Sri Krishna.
Some members of Gokul Slovenia will then visit India to observe Kartik vrata in holy association of our most beloved Srila Gurudev, Founder of Gokul, Om Vishnupad 108 Sri Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.