From Dānavīr Goswami to Çréla Prabhupäda
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-sväminn iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
To my dear beloved Guru Mahäräja, Oà Viñëupäda Paramahaàsa Parivräjakäcärya 108 Çré Çrémad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda,
I offer my most respectful obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories, all glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace on this most auspicious day!
I am pleased to report that, in the past three years, Rüpänuga Vedic College (RVC) twice placed second in the annual North American book distribution results. RVC continues to publish new volumes of books such as the Garga Saàhitä and cosmological texts, as well as a highly acclaimed DVD called “Vedic Cosmos.” Great strides have also been made by our cosmology research team of devotees, comprising fifteen PhD’s and PhD candidates, who are proving the accuracy of the Sürya-siddhänta’s astronomical calculations and formulas.
My next project, with your blessings, is to construct a themed village for presenting Vedic sciences to the Americans. Originally the idea began with the thought of constructing a three-dimensional domed theater to display the fascinating workings of the universe according to the Vedic scriptures. Such a theater could also be used to show movies about transmigration of the soul (“Cellular Bodies”) and other Kåñëa conscious topics. The logical choice for a location is Orlando, Florida, near Disney World, where the climate is good all year round and millions of tourists visit annually.
Outside the domed theater, tour guides will show visitors the full-sized replica of King Jai Singh’s observatory. At the planned Forbidden Archaeology Museum, anomalous artifacts and high-tech gadgetry will be used to show how Darwin’s theory of evolution is flawed. The Bhaktivedanta Institute Pavilion will house many other Vedic scientific exhibitions and host science symposiums at the conference center.
A major attraction of the planned theme village will be a Vedic Eco farm demonstrating how to live without modern technology. Visitors will learn how the devotees produce their own food, clothing, etc., using the land, oxen, and cows. Through the varëäçrama system of simple living and sustainability, we hope to provide a viable alternative to modern industrialized lifestyles.
As a memorial to Your Divine Grace, we plan to bring the original Jaladuta (or its replica), which carried you across the Atlantic to America in 1965. Onboard, it will display your lifelong achievements in museums, theaters, plays, 3D exhibits, and picture galleries. Visitors will be able browse or buy any of your books in all of the more than eighty languages in which they have been published so far.
Other attractions will be a replica of Våndävana, sacred rivers, diorama/animatronics, dramas of the Lord’s transcendental pastimes, a magnificent Rädhä-Kåñëa temple, restaurants, and devotional gift shops. To accomplish all of this we are working with the best theme park designers in America.
The planned themed village will provide housing for devotees and education in the form of gurukulas and a Vedic college. Guests will be accommodated in our own guesthouses.
In short, we wish to showcase everything that Kåñëa consciousness has to offer in the most attractive, interesting, and beneficial way. Dear Çréla Prabhupäda, our fervent desire is to please you. Kindly guide us in the right direction.
Your most insignificant servant,
Dänavér Goswamihttp://danavirgoswami.com/vyasa-puja-2009/Vyasa Puja Offerings to Srila PrabhupadaFrom Dānavīr Goswami to Çréla Prabhupäda nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale çrémate bhaktivedänta-sväminn iti nämine namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe To my dear beloved Guru Mahäräja, Oà Viñëupäda Paramahaàsa Parivräjakäcärya 108 Çré Çrémad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda, I offer my most respectful obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories, all glories, all glories...Robert LessengerRobert Lessengerdgservant@rvc.eduAdministratorDanavir Goswami