Witness to a TempleThe Hare Krishna Movement in Auckland New Zealand, 1972-2004
This book is classified as being limited in availablity.
The story conveyed in this book, meticulously researched by Mādrī devī dāsī, is not exclusively about the temple. Indeed, we find ourselves entering, deeply at times, into the lives and challenges of the devotees. The book also illustrates the many interactions with the public at all levels.
Witness to a Temple describes the struggles, the truths, the diversity, the determination, tolerance, sincerity, endurance, tenacity, excitement, adventure, faith and the love of many devotees, over a span of three decades or more, from the day the devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness first set foot in these ‘South Sea Isles’. It gives us a chance to savour the mysterious adventures of young, inexperienced ‘spiritual warriors’ venturing into the unknown, fuelled by their determined faith in Śrīla Prabhupāda and the power of the holy names.