|Gaura Nitai deities of Vincent family|
'Now everything is going on very easily, offering voga dishes to the deities and chanting Hare Krishna Maha mantra and may more' said Suzan Merkx mataji in a email to us sending these fotos below. Her husband, Vincent prabhu, came in contact with the Hare Krishna culture through a visit to Radhadesh. many years before their marriage. He served for the Ratha Yatra work and found the association very wonderful. After marriage, he did not have much time to remain in this association. It is natural that the family circle increases and keeping intact with both the cultures needs a considerable time in the Netherlands as a period of acceptance and transit. They have now three
children, eldest one is a daughter. She likes gopi dress and is fond of vegetarian prasad meal. Her little brothers also pronouces 'Hare Krishna' and sings this melody loudly when going to school making others surprise,comments Vincent. This is really a happy family.
|Suzan mataji serving the Lord|
A year earlier Suzan mataji saw Sri Gaura Nitai deities on a cupboard in the Amsterdam temple along with other devotee need items for sale. When they visited there many months later, the deities are still there. She got attracted to the deities. In their later visits, the deities are there as usual looking mercyfully at them. It is something special, they thought and talked about the deities to have them at home. And when they phoned the temple authorities if that particular deties are still there, they got the answers saying; 'yes they are still here. They are truly the Lord in this form and they choose go on their own to whoever they would like to engage and bless'. Hearing this, Suzan mataji decided to bring these deities to her home and that was done on the holy Ascension Day. The family is brought up in Catholic tradition and Hare Krishna science has become thier supplementary spiritual emancipation for the life's satisfaction.
|Vincent and his daughter Annet |
at Naamhat Boxtel
On this auspicious day, Naamhat Boxtel was invited to support them serve the deities. A Together we offered pancamrit abhisekh, recited the prayers offered by the grand father of the mankind, Brahmaji- the Brahma Samhita nd ofcourse kirtan. A nice bhoga was offered and then we did the arati. Suzan mataji was very ecstatic and rubbed here tears of happiness.
We thought, the Lord Jesus, having made his Ascension sojourn, came to reside in this form- Sri Gaura Nitai in this family and make their human form of existence very much divine. Hare Krishna community respects the Lord Jesus as much as any pious Christians would do.
By putting the Lord Gaura Nitai, the most mercyful incarnation form of the Supreme Personality of Goadhead Sri Krishna, the father of the lord Jesus, it is sure that the life becomes easy and blissful, as Suzan mataji experiances.