40 Years Ago…

Tomorrow marks a very special anniversary for me. April 9th 1971 was the day my life changed forever.

Srila Prabhupada arrives Sydney 1971:

That date, 40 years ago, was when I met my Spiritual Master Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada for the very first time. I was a mere wisp of a boy, barely 18 years old. I’m there in the picture above taken at the Sydney Airport arrival greeting, peering out behind Caru dasa, who is standing wearing a brown sweater with his palms together.

The day after this photo was taken, as we sat around an ancient sacrificial fire pit in a room surcharged with mantra, smoke and incence, I became Kurma dasa.

In fact, 1971 was a special day for many others, and it is in this connection that I have spent the last six months arranging a very special festival to be held here in Sydney in two weeks time. Read all about it…

Posted by Kurma on 8/5/11; 7:13:05 AM

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