Saturday, May 14, 2011


ON SPANISH ISLAND BY 'PROPHET OF GOD' - A Man has beheaded a woman in front of stunned shoppers at a supermarket on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife.  The suspect, a 28-year-old homeless Bulgarian, was chased, tackled and detained by security guards after he fled the store brandishing the head in his hands.  Britain's Foreign Office confirmed the 62-year-old victim was a British citizen but were yet to contact her next of kin, who is believed to be an expat living in Tenerife.  The killing took place at 10.30am local time on Friday in the southern town of Arona, 15 kilometres north of the beach resort of Los Cristianos.  Colin Kirby, a local magazine reporter, spoke to an English couple who claimed they saw the man walk in to the shop and stab the woman repeatedly with a sword-like blade.  After the attack, the bloodstained man reportedly ran on to the street carrying the victim's head, telling passers-by: ''This is my treasure.'' He also yelled: ''God is on Earth.''

Some witnesses presumed the man was carrying the head of a mannequin.  Kirby, who was outside the shop, said: ''I heard people shouting and screaming and making a commotion. A Hispanic-looking guy, very scruffy, was walking behind me muttering to himself, carrying what I thought was a joke head by the hair, with blood. It made me think of Clash of the Titans, gorgons. I thought, 'It's a joke.'''  
Mayor Jose Alberto Gonzalez said the attack appeared to be random and had been recorded on the supermarket's security cameras. Police confirmed the alleged killer had previous convictions for violence and had been in a psychiatric hospital.

A man randomly attacks and beheads a British 60-year-old woman in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  The woman was shopping when a 28-year-old Bulgarian man stabbed her to death while claiming to be a “prophet of God”.   He then hacked off her head and ran from the store carrying it by the hair.   At every step there is a danger waiting for us.  There is no safe place in this material world.  Only the chanting of the Holy Name of Krishna cleanses the mirror of the heart and extinguishes the fire of misery in this ocean of birth and death. 

Just as the evening lotus blooms in the moon’s cooling rays, the heart begins to blossom in the nectar of the Name, and at last the soul awakens in full knowledge of its real inner treasure - a life of love with Krsna in the highest mellows of devotion. Again and again tasting nectar, the souls dive and surface in the ever-increasing ocean of joy.  In this way, all phases of the self are fully satisfied and purified by bathing in the nectarine mellows of the Holy Name of Krsna. Therefore, let the Sankirttan of the Holy Name be victorious. ... We are forced to come into creation and again die. The mundane wave catches the soul which mingles with that vibration in different stages.  That is stopped by the second effect of Sri Krsna Sankirttan and we become liberated ... from the great conflagration of threefold miseries.

Śrīla Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Mahārāja :
“Our Inner Treasure : The Spirit of the Name”
Bhaktivedanta Memorial Library

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