To primarily instil spiritual wisdom in those facing the consequences of COVID, five monks from ISKCON Gurugram cycled to Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, carrying 100 spiritual books – from the Bhagavad Gita to a few written by ISKCON founder Acharya Srila Prabhupad – and no money.
Led by Padasevan Bhakta Das, 30, the team comprising Kamal Madav Das, 40; Pankaj Syam Das, 25; Parmatama Hari, 25; and Anup, 22 started from Gurugram at 1 pm on December 2 and returned on December 4 at 3 pm. Pankaj, who filmed the trip and the video is up on ISKCON Gurugram’s YouTube page, speaks about the 48-hour journey. Edited Excerpts:
Why did you decide to take this trip?
I had heard a story from my mentor about the Radha Damodar bus party in the US, many years ago, where they had distributed millions of books to people. That inspired me. I feel if you can serve Krishna through adventure, it is even more fascinating.
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