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Movement Says Rain Comes With Chanting

The group sings Hare Krishna Maha-mantra around the world A group of seven devotees from the Hare Krishna Movement, who visited Fiji in December have returned once again, “..to benefit
21 Jan 2016 08:30
Movement Says Rain Comes With Chanting
The Hare Krishna Movement members (back) with children during their previous visit.

The group sings Hare Krishna Maha-mantra around the world

A group of seven devotees from the Hare Krishna Movement, who visited Fiji in December have returned once again, “..to benefit people of Fiji”, they claim.

The movement is known as International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Group leader said Tomas Petrovic said: “When we found out that Fiji was undergoing a dry spell due to the onset of the El Niño effect, we planned our visit.”

The lead devotee is known by his colleagues as Vishnujan Das.

To substantiate his claim, Vishnujan quoted a verse from the ancient Vedic text Bhagavad-gita Chapter 3 Text 14:

annad bhavanti bhutani

parjanyad anna-sambhavai

yajñid bhavati parjanyo

yajñad karma-samudbhavah

Translation: All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rains. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed duties.

According to the weather report the drought or dry spell was to continue till February or March 2016.

From the scientific weather forecast there was no expectation of rain during December 2015 and nor during January and February of 2016.

Mr Das said: “The whole nation practically saw that when we performed the congregational chanting of God’s holy names in all major cities and towns in Viti Levu as well as Vanua Levu, it resulted in breaking the dry spell.”

He further said: “We have had similar experiences –our chanting has been followed by rain in the numerous countries and cities all over the world wherever we go to sing the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra.

“Whether one claims to be a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or Jew—if one simply chants the holy name, which is the prescribed sacrifice for this age given in scriptures, the Supreme Lord will award the results of this sacrifice by sending forth rain and our necessities of life will be met,” he said.

The visiting group of youths who are musicians, are on a continuous tour of the world to perform the public singing of the Maha-mantra for the benefit of all mankind.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Translation: Krishna means the all attractive person, God. Hare means His pleasure energy, Srimati Radharani. Rama refers to the supreme enjoyer.

In conclusion, Visnujana said that the rain is a secondary benefit. He explained that the real benefit awarded by practicing this mantra chanting is that it can award freedom from nasty and selfish natures such as lust, anger, envy, illusion, madness and bestow devotion to god.

Source: International Society for Krishna Consciousness

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