3 days of break !! The long weekend ! Australia is celebrating their “Australia Day” on 26th January, which marks the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, the start of British colonisation here. Since, 1818, the country has been holding this as an official event and these days about 7 million people attend the various acts of celebrations across the country.
As I was reading the national newspaper, THE AUSTRALIAN today, I chanced to see this piece which took my interest :
A PRAYER ON THE BARBIE
“………more than 2000 Christians are expected to pack Melbourne Town Hall to pray for the nation. The gathering, which will feature former treasurer Peter Costello giving a special greeting, is planning to pray for the federal government, the economy, the armed forces, farmers, indigenous people and for the stimulation for the business community.”
What do you think about the nature of the prayer being offered?
Suta Gosvami answers (SB 1.2.6): ‘The supreme occupation (dharma) for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.’