“My chanting is progressing slowly, but daily I push forward trying to break the chains of Maya.”
— Jared Race, inmate, El Dorado, TX
I was a lost soul wandering in this material world. I remember thinking, ‘I can’t find my way home.’ I didn’t really know the deep meaning of this, but that’s what I used to think as I would lie in bed suffering throughout the darkness of day and night. Though wanting help, needing it, searching for it for years, I had nearly given up my efforts to find assistance along the way. It was then, at my lowest point that I came into contact with Srila Prabhupada’s books.
Attendance: 3 inmates
Mahatma Prabhu and I headed out for a program in Varaždin’s Remand prison. In this prison it’s always very hard to tell who will attend the program. Mainly, the inmates that come are roaming Gypsies. However, sometimes it happens that somebody who knows something about spirituality and wants to know more comes. Three inmates came. One of them had come some time ago, the others came for the first time.