Dhanurdhara Swami May 24th, 2002
By speaking here for a week my relationship with the devotees has grown. It is my next to last day, so the day is mostly spent meeting with various devotees.
A middle-aged lady who has been coming to my evening classes introduces me to her daughter?a 19-year-old who is not a devotee. The lady says that her daughter has questions. With very deep sadness her daughter cries, “I find no meaning in life. What is the meaning of life?” Her desperation and utter sincerity certainly invokes a deep compassion within me. With urgency, I try to help her. I explain the principle of what gives things meaning. I explain that in all bona fide traditions, saints and mystics have dealt with this question. I describe the Krishna conscious view of life. I give her a “Science of Self-Realization” and ask her to read it with an open mind and to write me if she has questions. I lament that I can’t always see all those forgetful of God with this compassion. I glorify Srila Prabhupada whose fathomless compassion imbued him at all times with the urgency to preach and help others.