Family Background of HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaj


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He was a minority. At that time the African American people living in the Gatos the chances were 99.99% that they would live, suffer and die in the Gato. That was a very rare hope against hope that they ever get out and be successful in any field of life. So, he was poverty, broken family, minority, persecuted but that’s not all. When he was a young boy, he had a speech defect called stammering where he couldn’t speak, sometimes it will take him, he told me three or four minutes to speak one word. And when he was a little boy in school and would be called on to speak. If he was asked to speak he would try to say my house- my ha… ha.. hau… ha.. hauu… and he be in so much anxiety and he would be slapping his hand against the desk and stamping his feet trying to say the word and all the classmates would be laughing at him and joking against him. Very difficult! He was a ridiculed even by his own people. That had a great trauma for a small boy but at the same time whenever he would speak from the Bible, the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ, he would never stammer. He would speak eloquently. And his Bible studies teachers took note of this and were amazed and soon he became a child evangelist. He was preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ even on television and radios. And for years he took classes on speech therapy. And little by little gradually overcame his defect. It was obvious that he was not born in this world to speak about anything material. He was born in this world to glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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