December Marathon: Run faster than you can.
When someone speak the word ‘marathon ‘we immediately think it to be the type of race. In fact marathon is the racing competition. In material world we see throat cut competition in each and every fields. That’s why the present world despite of being narrower due to technological advancement ,has been highly defragmented into pieces due to dirty competition. The scripture rightly calls this age to be the age of quarrels and hypocrisy.
Not only in material worlds there are competitions but there are competitions even in the spiritual world. The only difference is that completion in material world are dirty but that in the spiritual world are fair. In this world competitions are practiced with the central view of harming other but in spiritual world competitions are aimed at benefitting both sides. Examples ? Of course the supreme lord Krishna competes spiritually with his cowherd boys in Goloka .
Then what is ‘December Marathon ‘ ? December marathon is such type of marathon which lasts not for one day , not for two days , not for three days and not for a week but it lasts for entire December month. Anyone can participate in this fair competition. It is the competition to please supreme lord ‘ Krishna ‘ who spoke Bhagavad –Gita , the most important Vedic scripture to his dear friend and devotee Arjun around this time 5000 years ago in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. As lord personally gave the most important summary of entire Vedic civilization to us via Arjun in this month , devotees compete to distribute Bhagavad – Gita in the world. Devotees compete to distribute this song of God more than other in order to please lord. Everyone should be benefitted from the nectar of Bhagavad-Gita. In this month every devotees should fairly compete to distribute more books. Thus December Marathon is the Bhagavad-Gita distributing marathon observed and participated by the devotees of lord Krishna worldwide.
( In ISKCON , many devotees around the world try their best to distribute more number of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada . As far as authenticity is concerned Bhagavad –Gita As It Is is preferred by great great scholars as well. This book should be distributed everywhere as the eternal gift to the peoples who are suffering in this material ocean of birth and death since time immemorial . )