Chakra Announcements

New Website for Struggling Devotees

by Srutadeva das

Posted June 20, 2009

We are hoping to start (if Krsna desires) a new website to be called "FOR STRUGGLING DEVOTEES - for Vaishnavas struggling with sexual issues." We are in need of someone to volunteer to help us with the design, creation and technical aspects of starting this website as we have no experience in this area.

There are numerous secular and Christian sites online to help people with problems of a sexual nature. But as of yet, there is nothing for Vaishnavas. Of course, we realize that this is a sensitive and often embarrassing topic and in one sense Srila Prabhupada has already given us everything we need to overcome lust. However, online pornography is extremely easy to access and sexual addictions are rampant. Unfortunately devotees are not immune to these and other such problems.

For a devotee with a sexual compulsion, just having another devotee to talk to, to reveal their mind to and somewhere to go for resources and encouragement can make all the difference in the world. It could have a significant positive impact on their spiritual lives. Lusty desires are the greatest impediment for a devotee trying to advance in Krsna consciousness. As Srila Prabhupada says, it is the shackles that Maya creates to keep us in illusion. And what a POWERFUL illusion that is. Hare Krishna!

The website would need to include sections with resources from Srila Prabhupada's books; links to other sites; articles from other sites; suggested readings; a section on prayers, sadhana; and practical advice on dealing with these problems. Practical both from a secular and Krsna conscious viewpoint. Devotees would have the opportunity to correspond with other devotees struggling with the same issues. We will also be working to adapt the 12 Step program from Sexaholics Anonymous and Krsna-ize it for devotees.

So if you have experience creating websites or know someone who is in this field and would be interested in possibly helping, or if you just need someone to talk to, please email: ForStrugglingDevotees@gmail.com. Thank you very much. Hare Krishna.