A current unfortunate situation in Eastern Europe touches each of us no matter how close or far we are geographically. Many of us may feel heart-wrenched and helpless, not knowing what we could do to help those suffering. Myself amongst them. Therefore I asked His Holiness Bir Krishna das Goswami who answered;
"As far as the war is concerned, we should be manifesting compassion to all those affected by it.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura writes in Jaiva Dharma,
"A natural human sentiment, compassion finds its highest expression in the works of devotees of the Lord. The tenderness of the heart experienced toward Krishna is known as bhakti. All other jivas are servants of Krishna. When one experiences tenderness of heart toward them, it is known as daya, compassion. Therefore, compassion is included within bhakti."
Gratefully in your service,
Madhuri Radhika dd