DTC 6 March - Houston

8 years, 5 months ago by hps
 

D i a r y  of a
Traveling Creature

6 March 2011  -    Houston, Texas

NILA MADHAVA DHAMA
Hare Krsna!  Prabhu's   AGTSP!     Paoho.   Here we are, Monkey, Piggy (us), Uncle Gismo et al in the USA.   It was a long hard struggle but we made it here and we are getting a little settled.
We had a program Friday with 20-medical doctor residents, one more year to go until they are "Street Legal".   Mostly Indians and INTENSE questions about our philosophy, comparison with Advaita, how to practically control lust, how to talk to collegeaus et al.
Saturaday was Tamal krsna Goswami's disappearance anniversary and this is his Temple, his disciples.  Ooof!    So intense.  SO INTENSE.    He who says that Vaisnava's die is a bucket of blubb!    Maharaja is always chastising us while we are here.   He is an Austrian aristocrat.   Is possible that our Grandfather worked for his Grandfather.
The Kapi Dhvaja went out.   We really liked it.
We had Skype conversation with V.E.D.A.S..\
Our Net book crashed, no screen.  We try to give it to Gopinatha Prabhu tonight at the Sunday Feast.  He works for HP.

And so on and so forth!           This Blog works pretty well, no??   O.K.   We look at the Yahoo Mail and then have a meeting with Guru-prasad Swami about Peru and such and then the Sunday LOVE Feast!

Radhe Radhe Shyam!!

8 years, 5 months ago by prananathdas

PAMHO                                                                                                                                      AGTSP

Dear Gurumaharaj!

Today after finish my humble offering to Sri GourNityananda, I've read the last text of the first Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, I'll take a few days before to starting the next Canto to think about what I've read of the First one.  Is almost noon so I'll prepare my self make abishek to Sri Salagrama, to do kirtan, and offer some inciences to Sri GourNitayji.

1sth think after wakeup: "Obeisances to Sri Guru and GourNitay".

2th think after wakeup: "Become a good person, become a better candidate for devotion, chant your rounds!"

I'm very greatful for the recieved mercy Gurudeva, I know that we receive some mercy only if Sri Krsna want it, blade of grass doesn't move if Sri Krsna dont want it, so I'll do my best effort to thank that I've received.

I wanna beg your forgiveness if I dont write you regularly, is just I dont want to add another letter to you. I'll try to write you almost once mountly with all my doubts in one.

I hope the madness will not catch me off guard and can still remember the shelter of your lotus feets, the shelter of Srila Prabhupadas feets.

Your eternal servant

Prananath das

HpS -  Jaya!    AGTSP    paoho.    Did you send your e-mail address to Yahoo?      I have to check that mail yet.       Is big challenge being a Brahman so far from a Temple community.   But this is Kali yuga so you should expect special mercy.    Don't be surprised is one wonderful thing after another happens.

Hare Krshna!!!

8 years, 5 months ago by danielfrozero

DearGuru Maharaj!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada and the Devotees
My most humble obeisances to you
I´m Bhakta Daniel from Argentina. I want to say that was a nectar classes that I offer in my country in December 2010. I was able to record them and got on a blog
http://hpsclases.blogspot.com/2010/12/hare-krsna.html
I am one of the aspirants to his refuge when he had come to my country (I'm quieter, ha).
It has to flow the relationship over time and you can know me well, so I continued to write and tell how it goes here.
I was very lucky to meet people as Vishnupriya devi dasi and Ramananda Raya das, they give me their partnership and friendship, and inspire me a lot.
Thank you very much for reading my letter
At your service

Daniel

Hare Krsna!

HpS - AGTSP   pamho.   We talked in front of the Temple after the Sunday Feast several times, no????       You are "quiter???"       Some problem keep all the Sadhana?
Thank you for the link.
We are also trying to maintain communication.
What is news from Argentina (devotees)?

bhakta isaac

8 years, 5 months ago by B.Isaac

Querido  Hanumat Presak Swami

Maharaja, porfavor acepte mis mas humildes reverencias a sus pies de loto.

¡Todas las grorias a Srila Prahupad!

Por este medio trato  de acercarme más a usted ya que quisiera algún verlo  personalmente para poder tener la misericordia de que me instruya acerca de mi vida espiritual. Actualmente vivo  en  Guadalajara, México y asito regularmente al  templo de Nueva Nilacala, donde me asocio con algunos devotos.

Actualemente llevo  acabo  los 4 principios regulativos y canto mis rondas todos los dias.

Tengo  planes de ir a vivir a Santiago de Chile para los meses de junio o  julio y  poder tener asociación con mas  hermanos espirituales.

su  humilde aspirante a sirviente:Bhakta Isaac  

HpS - TLGASP!    pfanrh.     Es un honor encontrar a Vd.  Encontraremos antes Vd y yo?   Desculpa castellano horrible.        Martes hast viernes estamos en Mexico, DF!     Esperamos nos vemos!!! 

 

Jay Srila Prabhupada! Jay Hanumatpresaka Swami!

8 years, 5 months ago by Sananda

DEAR GURUDEVA,

PAMHO, AGTSP!!, AGTHPS!!,

I HOPE YOUR CHEST, KNEES, AND EARS ARE BETTER.

I HAVE SENT THE JAPA JOE TRANSLATION TO CANDRA MUKHHI, BY THE WAY I ASKED HIM ABOUT

LIVING IN PERU NEXT YEAR AND JOIN NIOS.

THANK YOU FOR ALL MERCY,SERVICE, GIFTS, INSTRUTIONS, I HAVE NO TIME TO

LAMENT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE

(EVEN THOUGH THE HEART ACHES) SO MUCH WORK TO DO!!

JAMBAVAN WILL SHOW ME HOW TO DISTRIBUTE BOOKS ON THE INTERNET.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN DO ANYMORE TRANSLATIONS FOR YOU OR ANYTHING YOU MAY NEED.

FORGIVE, PLEASE MY OFFENSES, DUE TO MY STUPIDITY.

YOUR SERVANT, SANANDA DEVI DASI

HpS -   Jaya!    Hare Krsna!     So nice to hear from you!!!!!  So, nice.   Thank you for all your association while we were in Europe.   Each time we admire how nice our beads look, restrung, we thank you.
Very nice to hear that Krsna has you so engaged.

Internet Sankirtan!

Visit Peru!

In next few days I want to write to Jayanta about a Light of the Bhagavata symposium in Spain in September.  Then, if it is O.K, we will include you as part of the effort.

Sri Krsna Sankirtana, Ki Jai!            How did you find the lat Kapi Dhvaja?

B. Cristian Barrera (chile) Report and Q

8 years, 5 months ago by Ananda Shyam das JPS

AGTSP & to Sri Sri Guru Gouranga.
Hare Krishna Guru Maharaja! He had not written since your Vyasa Puja.
I felt the need to write to record my spiritual process.
I continue my service as a cook at the Fridya party ,  along with Gopal BhadraSyama Rasa and Bhakta Paul. I'm fine with my 16rounds sung in the period of Brahma Muhurta and my 4 regulative principles.
Earlier this year I'm "trying" to give BG Classes twice a month in the temple. I have been very happy to get closer to Prabhupada's books and try to understand that we are not this body and that we are servants of Krsna.

Questions:
- I can not assimilate that Krsna is the SupremeController of all. I have the "false ego" of feeling"sometimes" I handle situations in my life and favorable results are the fruits of my own efforts.
How I can change the "look wrong" to see that my material and spiritual life are the fruits of my ownwork?
 
Hoping that he's in good health on your travels, says goodbye
Your servant
Bhakta Christian Barrera
Chile

HpS - Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!      Thank you for your association.    We are back in USA.  Our computer just crashed, screen doesn't work, so we are using Nadulal's.     I think you must have been a Yogi in your last life.     Then it is natural to do these austerities.   So many nice devotees in Chile.   Should be easy to feel Prabhupada's presence in their association.    We are setting our Calendar for a visit to Chile like in July.
I remember your name, but forget your form, pastimes and associates.   Ooof!    In general, this cyber world but also at 63 years old you have to associate with people for long time to remember them. Please continue to write and include little bio-data with each letter!

Best way to realize you aren't the controller is to chant Hare Krsna for Krsna well.  You will always see that you senses and mind don't do exactly what you want.  In your heart you have idea of what is good Japa, Kirtana, but trying to express it is a struggle.
"Oh, Nimai, Oh, Nitai!    Please help me to chant Radha Shyama!"
Another thing is that Krsna will give you experiences. Advaita Achayra, will give you experiences to instruct you in you real size!   But we have to accept them and let go of illusion and embrace reality!
You have a nice, spiritual name!