- Thursday, 30 November 2006
- Last Updated: Thursday, 30 November 2006
November 20 - 23, 2006
Srila Narayana Maharaja arrived in Taipei, Taiwan on November 20th, for a stopover en-route to Hawaii. He was met at the airport by devotees from Hong Kong and China, along with a delegation of the Chinese Yoga Society based in Taiwan, and Mr. Tuen-Ping Yang who had invited Srila Gurudeva initially. The Chinese Yoga Society has 40,000 members throughout Taiwan, and they lavishly hosted Srila Maharaja and the devotees during his visit.
On the morning of the 21st, Srila Narayana Maharaja met with many of the directors of the Society, who warmly welcomed him to Taiwan, and he answered many ques tions about bhakti yoga.
Then, on the evening of the 22nd, Srila Narayana Maharaja held a press conference with reporters from The China Times newspaper, from a very popular magazine, and from another well known Taipei newspaper. Through the constant flashing of cameras one reporter asked why was it that even famous persons like the Beatles (referring especially to George Harrison) and others around the world had taken to Bhakti Yoga. Srila Maharaja explained that they had come to understand that without bhakti no one can be happy, even though one is wealthy and famous, and they realized that by chanting the maha-mantra and following bhakti yoga they could find true happiness.