ISKCON in Ukraine is an historical monotheistic non secular custom primarily based on the Vedic scriptures and numbering tens of thousands and thousands of followers in India and around the globe. In 1965, the Society’s Founder-Acarya, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, transplanted this historical non secular custom to Western soil. Followers of Krishna Consciousness profess the cultivation of affection of God, compassionate therapy of each residing being as a baby of God, and respect for different non secular traditions as totally different paths to the identical God.
During the conflict, devotees of Krishna in Ukraine made a big contribution to the welfare and strengthening of the nation by way of the next applications:
FOOD FOR LIFE
Srila Prabhupada wished there can be no hungry individuals inside 10 kilometers of ISKCON temples. As a part of the charity program FOOD FOR LIFE, our volunteers have distributed 2,300,000 meals in a 12 months and three months because the starting of the conflict. Refugees, quickly displaced individuals, individuals within the de-occupied areas, and kids – all weak – have acquired meals. Our Society has arrange greater than 100 meals distribution factors in additional than 20 cities in Ukraine. Every day we’ve distributed and proceed to distribute tons of meals, as much as 13-14 thousand meals. Since our faith professes non-violence and compassion for all residing beings (ahimsa), we eat and distribute lacto-vegetarian meals.
During probably the most intense moments of the conflict, members of the Society in Ukraine and Europe organized and coordinated the evacuation of hundreds of individuals from harmful areas the place hostilities occurred.
One of the principle areas of exercise was distributing mandatory clothes, energy provide techniques, primary requirements, and medicines to Ukrainian residents and medical establishments. Our volunteers have offered humanitarian support to tens of hundreds of residents, no matter their non secular preferences.
As a results of the conflict, thousands and thousands of Ukrainians have misplaced their relations and buddies, their houses, have been wounded, and gone by way of different merciless conditions, struggling deep emotional and non secular traumas. People want a phrase and information that may revive them and provides them hope for the longer term.
Faith in God has at all times been and stays a basic element of private identification. In religion and the Sacred Scriptures, an individual finds refuge in probably the most difficult moments of 1’s life. An individual with unshakable religion can’t be shattered, nor can a group wherein such persons are the bulk. For this motive, the members of ISKCON unfold non secular information and supply emotional and non secular assist and comfort to others.
We consider that the Ukrainian society will overcome all challenges and troubles by working collectively!
Head of the Center of the Communities for Krishna Consciousness in Ukraine,
Achyuta Priya Dasa