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Krsna appears in the darkest regions of the material world: the prisons

by Syama Priya d.d.

Posted October 16, 2004

Letter from inmate to ISKCON Prison Ministry:

Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

Dear Mother Shyama Priya:
Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

Mother Shyama, I'd like to share something with you: Last night my neighbor and I stayed up till 4:00 in the morning talking about Krsna and the Bhagavad-Gita. His name is Jose. He was asking me many beautiful questions and I answered many of them.

Jose was back here for 10 months waiting to be transferred to Mule Creek State Prison, after one night of hearing and learning of Krsna he was transferred. He just left at 10 am. Hare Krsna! I know now I was placed here for a reason! To get deeper in touch and speak more about our Lord Sri Krsna.

I gave him your address so that he cam learn more from the real teachers. He's real interested in Krsna consciousness and learns pretty quick. If and when he writes to you please let me know.

I need to ask you a favor-can you please send me the following 3 pictures-Radha-Krsna, Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya so that I can construct my altar here in my cell.

I must close for now but I pray the Lord keeps blessing and teaching all of us!

My Best of Wishes! Hare Krsna!

Your Humble and Devoted Student,
Bhakta Ricardo, Soledad CA

(Ricardo Ontiveros
K63599 D8 AD/SEG
Salinas Valley State Prison
PO Box 1050,
Soledad CA 93960-1050)

Many of us can remember the first time we met a devotee or the first time we heard about Krsna. It was a very exciting time! The first time I met a devotee I stayed up all night and listened to Krsna Katha. It was so amazing to me. I thought how does this person know so much about God? Also the person speaking may think, "I'm so fortunate to have someone who is interested in hearing" It is such a wonderful experience, "someone to hear and someone to speak Krsna katha. So one becoems guru by bringing someone to Krsna.

Shyama Priya

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