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Devotees feed 2000

Luke Rawalai
Monday, January 07, 2013

HARE Krishna devotees converged on Labasa town on Saturday gaily dressed, singing and chanting the name of Lord Krishna.

The joyous company ended their day on the town with act described by North Hare Krishna general secretary, Ras Bihari Das as an act founded on pure love as devotees dished out food for about 2000 people from all walks of life who were out and about doing their business in the Babasiga town.

Mr Das said the joyous activity was an event they observed on the first week of every new month.

"We are even involved in charity relief works for islands that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan," said Mr Das.

"Our work is all founded on the principles of the Hare Krishna movement which is love in its purest form without any partiality."

"We believe that God is one and we are all one therefore, the suffering of others and the problem of others should be ours too, thus, our active approach to relief works for the less fortunate," he said.

Mr Das thanked the rest of the devotees who had converged in large numbers to help out in the dishing of food to passersby last Saturday.

"There is something we have experienced and that is that the more we give the more it comes back to us double fold and this is a blessing that has a ripple effect," said Mr Das.

"For the devotees this is also our tithe that we always give to the movement we are giving a one tenth of everything that we have in our charity works," he added. Members of the public in town on Saturday made good use of the chance to have a meal as they crowded the market.