Navine Shyam

Navine Shyam (Bhaktivedanta Academy, Alachua, USA) | Bhakti-śāstrī Course (Men)

It was without a doubt the most wonderful experience of my life. I’m sure that either systematically studying Srila Prabhupada’s books or residing in Sridhama Mayapur for a few months fully engaged in service would have been transcendentally enlivening, but the combination was exponentially ecstatic. I very much appreciated Atul Krishna Prabhu’s enthusiasm, expertise and mood, Jayadvaita Maharaja’s patience and thoughtfulness with all our questions, and Hari Sauri Prabhu’s dedication and expert intertwining of his experiences with Srila Prabhupada. Although I’ve practically grown up reading the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, I felt like I read it for the first time at the MI.

Best of all was the association of the students. It seems like Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself screens who is allowed to come (how I snuck in I don’t know), because everyone was so sincere in their desire to deepen their Krishna consciousness and better equip themselves to spread the Lord’s mercy.