Preaching At the Llama Fest
Posted July 19, 2007
Originally, the festival held at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork was conceived simply as a fund raiser and community relations effort. Tongue in cheek, to prove devotees could go a whole day without proselytizing. However, visitors followed the devotees around asking so many philosophical questions they were impeded from the smooth organization of the festival.
Some years ago Jai Krishna was designated to sit on an elevated seat in the
2 floor temple room with a microphone, answering any and all questions about
Krishna Consciousness. "Of course, the most commonly asked question was:
"What do llamas have to do with your religion?" Once that was cleared up
("nothing"), there were hundreds of other inquiries.
A gratifying number of Gitas and other small books are purchased in the gift store.
Llama Fest is a great example of "less is more." Sometimes, when not pushing the philosophy, people fall over each other to reach out and grab it.
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