ISKCON News is proud to announce a brand new and galvanizing interview collection, a brand new look into the world of residing the Bhakti Yoga life. In this interview collection, we discuss to the devotees of New Vrindaban, West Virginia to ask them how they really feel residing totally immersed in devotional life.
Today we introduce you to Divyangi devi dasi, a well known New York Harinam ebook distributor who’s now a New Vrindaban resident.
Where do you hail from initially?
Divyangi Devi Dasi: I’m initially from Minsk, Belarus.
How lengthy have you ever lived at New Vrindaban?
I’ve completely moved right here in September 2021.
Oh so pretty new, what’s it like residing at New Vrindaban?
In my expertise, daily one thing wonderful occurs right here in New Vrindaban, inwardly and outwardly. Living right here is transformative, I at all times study so many new issues about myself and my relationships with devotees. I really feel like for me personally, it’s a good place to work on my boundaries and recognition of my bodily and psychological limits. At the identical time, this place uncovers many abilities and it’s simple to become involved and luxuriate in one thing I’ve by no means accomplished earlier than.
What are a few of your favourite issues about staying at New Vrindaban?
There’s at all times one thing occurring right here, within the temple, or in devotees’ homes or exterior. It’s sort of like in my childhood, wherever you go there’s journey all over the place.
I like residing in nature and have a chance to simply take a stroll to the forest once I really feel like I want it. I additionally like that it’s fairly distant and it feels good to have the ability to come again to a peaceable place after Book Distribution on the town, for instance.
I additionally like how encouraging devotees are to begin new initiatives and interact others in them.
Do you suppose residing in New Vrindaban helps your bhakti?
It undoubtedly helps my religious development. This development will not be at all times nice and cozy, however encountering all types of conditions right here, helps me to grow to be extra accountable and severe in my religious follow and my relationship with devotees.
What service do you do there? What are a few of your favourite companies?
I’m a pujari, and like it a lot!
It’s fairly widespread to arrange ebook/prasadam distribution occasions, which I get pleasure from a lot too. Recently I began serving to with social media. And I completely love gardening companies; though it’s laborious to seek out time to do all the pieces right here when this chance truly comes, I admire it quite a bit!
Are you concerned in any particular tasks or initiatives there?
I’d say so. Every devotional competition within the temple is a particular venture right here, as a pujari I’m concerned in all of them. Also, I’ve began serving to with social media tasks.
Do you are feeling you studying any specific abilities there?
I’d say I’m consistently studying about Deity Seva and the artwork of relationships with devotees.
Thanks a lot for sitting down and speaking to us as we speak, Is there anything you want to add?
I really feel and see how New Vrindaban is a Holy Dham, which is usually will not be simple to cope with, it brings up the very best pleasure, in addition to the deepest anarthas in me. Like different temples is an excellent place for purification, as we are saying, but it surely works higher for a devotee who seems to be for such purification. And I do. Absolutely great place to go to and see what your expertise can be like!
Stay tuned for extra Interviews with the residents of New Vrindaban each month completely on ISKCON News. To ebook a keep at New Vrindaban go to newvrindaban.com/lodge