Founder Acharya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Prayers for Kazakhstan
By ISKCON News Staff   |  Jan 08, 2022

As many are aware, Kazakhstan is currently in turmoil and regional army troops have been sent to quell the social unrest in the region.

Russian devotees that we spoke to relayed to us that they have not heard from the Kazakstan devotees in approximately two days because cellular service and internet are currently turned off there. They are concerned for their safety, but it has been explained to us that Sri Vrindavan Dham Farm, although located in Almaty, is in a rural region far enough away from the city’s violence.

“We haven’t heard from them in two days. Two days ago there were some Facebook and Instagram stories being shared and devotees were saying there were safe.”

A senior devotee* of Kazakhstan wrote on their Facebook page earlier today:

“Two hospitals were occupied, and all the restaurateurs of Almaty decided to feed all patients, doctors, nurses. There are those who just went out to the streets and start to clean them up because there is so much debris. Yesterday I met a neighbor and saw her eyes. We’ve seen each other a million times, but here she said, “Good morning!” She was so happy to see that I was alive, and then she said: “Did you go to the store?” “And it was such a freshness in the relationship, just can’t put it into words.

It is said that if you want to know a person, cover them, and their contents will be isolated from them. And life – it’s overwhelming. If you press on lemon, lemon juice is good. And we are being pressed now and what is the result of us? This is certainly an amazing experience. Nothing has passed yet, I wanted to go outside this morning, and there were a gunshot near me, very close gunshots

Thank you so much, I know you all are praying, thank you for your prayers. I wish we would not have to wait for such horrible events. Please give warmth to your loved ones, call those you haven’t talked to in a long time. Please go and just see your neighbors, because these simple human interactions make our present life and future depend on what we do in present.”

We here at ISKCON News are asking devotees from all over the world to pray for the safety of the devotees, Sri Vrindavan Dham Farm,  and all the people of Kazakhstan. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Kazakhstan.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krisha Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare



*= due to the political nature of the region, all quotes are posted anonymously for the health, safety, and protection of the devotees of this region. 

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