HOW CAN I CHANT MY JAPA BETTER? - Cristina Zavala

11 years, 8 months ago by Cristina Zavala

AGTSP!!
Please, accept mis mas humildes y respetuosas reverncias.

Dear Maharaja:
At the moment Im chanting 5 rounds daily, but I know in an offensive way, because I dont follow the regulative principies extrictily. I want to talk to you abuot that especificly:
-Eat meat: cow meat: no, chicken anf fish, sometimes.
-Intoxication: drugs and alcohol: no, cigarrettes: yes
- Ilicital sex: sometimes, not to much.
-" Juegos de Azar": no
I think and hope, since more rounds I chant I will stop do this things, but at the moment is the best I can do. I know is to few, Im so " caida" and ignorant, please, give me your mercy.

Dear Maharaja, why when Im chanting my japa I feel so happy, and then, when I finish, sudenly, an emptyness comes in my heart, and then I have but thinkings? like ghost in my mind?? like remembers of my past? I dont understand it good, I remember one day Prabhu Kanu Pandit told me this: " when you start to clean your house, the dust come over, is it like that? I think is like that, because is that I fell, the ghost of my mind and my heart are going out because Im cleaning my heart?? can you explain me this?

19 March Goura Pornima in Chosica Mnadir!!
JAYA SRI CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU!!!
JAYA SRILA PRABHUPADA!!!
JAYA GURUDEVA!!!
With all my heart and devotion, your eternal sirvient Cristina ♥

HpS -  Jaya!   A G T S P ! ! !     I was wondering how you were.  We had not heard from you for some time.   We just got  back to Texas after three very, very, very intense days in Mexico.  Now we should be able to slow down a little bit.  We will be in USA for three months.
Yes, we have these addictions to stupid habits, and yes, the best way to get free from them is to chant Hare Krsna.   Of course, we should also try to stop them just because we know they are stupid, but real essence is getting higher kind of life.   While we are smoking for example we can chant, and then very quickly we will give up the habit.
I don't know the details of your life, but yes, it is  a sure fact that as we begin to get a higher life the lower life becomes more obvious.   One man said, "I can't stop smoking when every I want to.  I've already done it 18-times." <img alt="" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a04.gif" title="" />
Even with such a simple thing as smoking we don't realize how attached we are until we stop.  So then, when we start to examine deep things about our life: Am I a good person?   Have I lived my life in vain? Then we may start to see how shallow our life has been.

So, basic thing is to just chant as much as you can on beads.  Chant as much as you can at important moments.  Read some regular books.  Have lots of association with devotees.
Seems to us this Gaura-purnima Festival in Choseka is going to be something incredible.

my comprehension on a Representative of Srila Prabhupada

11 years, 8 months ago by Bhakta Joe Blow

HpS: Seems that some feel that the person giving names, beads, evaluating the candidate on behalf of Srila Prabhupada is a priest that deviates us from Srila Prabhupada for one moment but then we return to Srila Prabhupada afterwards.  On the other hand is the idea that we can see the above mentioned person as representative of Prabhupada before during and after the fire sacrifice.

What is your comprehension of this?

 

BJB: PAMHO AGTSP! If the initiator is as you say giving names, beads, evaluating the candidate on behalf of Srila Prabhupada and may also give relevant spiritual guidance to the candidate in line with Prabhupada then I don't see how the initiator could deviate the disciple from Srila Prabhupada. Such a Guru is linking him to Prabhupada. If he is deviating the disciple from Prabhupada then he is not a Guru at all! 

I like the, as you say: "the idea that we can see the above mentioned person as representative of Prabhupada before during and after the fire sacrifice." Prabhupada used the term "officiating acharya" and said in EJTOP's "become a spiritual master himself, just as a student becomes a monitor in class with a limited number of disciples." In the teachers absence the student is acting on behalf of the teacher.

Actually all this guru tattva stuff really makes my head hurt, I have tried to understand it from so many different angles for so many years but it is so difficult to understand, and confusing. I don't think it can ever truly be put into words at all. It is transcendental. I just had to go over all this with you and think about your answers for some time (the last few years) meditating on it deeply and trying to see if it felt right to me. But I think as of now as far as I can tell I feel pretty satisfied and am ready to move forward with this.

Thank you.

I hope I have not offended you in any way with my intense challenging or questions or whatever! I have great respect and appreciation for you.

Hare Krishna, Bhakta Joe Blow

HpS - AGTSP!   paoho.   Yes, I think it can give Srila Prabhupada a headache also.   I was also trying to figure this all out before I tried to become an "ISKCON Guru".   Then I had a dream and Srila Prabhupada looked at me a little disgusted and said, "Guru-tattva: You are following me and you are going back to Godhead. Anyone following you following me is goind back to Godhead. End of discussion. Get out on Sankirtana".
Is funny it might be so simple.

I understand that we can follow many people, the more the better, who are following Srila Prabhupada. One of those is connecting us according to the formality of rounds and principles.  We can also follow Srila Prabhupada through his books, his Murti, the Super soul.  We must put all these in proportion and in the end it is for us to accept and reject different representatives as they are connected or not connected at different times.
We hope to see you Wetware soon!  (Gross body).
Tommorrow back to USA!

Thanks, Cynthia

11 years, 8 months ago by Cynthia24

Thanks for encouraging us in our way

You have some mail to send letters or just the wall, I'm sorry this took shape over time,hoping that Sri. Narayana protect their ailments, thanks for your mercy gurudeva, your words will never forget his great love for Srila Prabhupada and us unconditionally ...you may think in the way of Sri. Narayana Kavacha? in this age of kali with theirutpatti-laws and samhara-Nyasa Nyasa, respectively. It may work? Can you give mehis blessings to invoke the protective form of the Lord?

 Hare Krishna gurudeva! reverence

HpS -  Jaya!   AGTSP   pamho.  Your letters in English are exotic.  I think you are using Babel Fish to translate them.   You can write in Spanish if you like.      Please  be very careful.   Kali-yuga is very dangerous for ladies, old men, children and animals.     Are you chanting some Japa everyday for Krsna?

Soy José de Madrid

11 years, 8 months ago by bhaktajosemadrid

TlgaSP, Acepte por favor mis más humildes reverencias soy José de Madrid que estoy intentando algun dia poder servirle como discípulo aunque sea totalmente incapaz

En el templo estamos recibiendo la visita de Rupa Raghunath Prabhu por lo que estamos recibiendo más invitados en la clase de Srimad Bhagavatam, yo canto las rondas hasta las siete; aunque depende del dia y me pongo a cocinar. Hechamos de menos la visita inspiradora de Hanumat Presaka Maharaja ki Jay. Toco un poco el bajo eléctrico, escucho clases de Prabhupada, y hablo un poco con los invitados; incluso con algún Mayavadi. Esperamos pronto la visita de Tota Gopinatha Prabu y de Yadunandana Swami.

   Mis mejores deseos para Hanumat Presaka  Maharaja ki jay y gracias por todo. Hare Krishna.

HpS - ASA -  Jaya  TlgaSP!    Pfanrh.  Bienvenidos de Blog de ASA!!  Muy bien sus noticias.   Mas, Mas!   Cada dos semanas un reportaje!   Muy pronto podemos ser util para Srila Prabhupada!

READING / CRITICISM

11 years, 8 months ago by visnupriyadd
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Please accept my humble obeisances...all glories to SRILA PRABHUPADA!!!!!!!
 
Gurudeva, I am writing to ask/tell you two things that are in my thoughts:
 
1-I usually read Srila Narayan Maharaja's books, you know that. But I have never ever asked you if you allow me to do that. Naturally I got the books, i love Maharaja's katha, I feel really inspired, so I conssider him my siksa guru. What do you think?
 
2- I don't want to hear harsh criticism against devotees  who have done harm to others, inside of Iskcon GBC, and anyhow, sometimes I hear devotees criticize them harshly, and not finding a real solution, which, for me, it is to belong to Srila Prabhupada's Iskcon and to serve without duplicity and love. I think that hatred doesnt lead anywhere, and years and years of scorn won't change anything. My question is: what can I meditate on so that these things don't hurt me so much? is there anything I can do? I had to tell you these things gurudev, because they are in my daily bhajan, interfering-
 
thanks for your time!!! my rounds are ok!!! :D thank youuuuuuuuu
 
at your feet:
Visnupriya devi dasi
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HpS -  AGTSP   pamho.   My advice would be that it is alright for you (but maybe not some one else) to read Maharaja's books as long as you are also reading Srila Prabhupada's regularly.
An Uttama adhikari spontaneously avoids being contaminated by blasefemy.   A Madhyama adhikari can avoid it by being careful.
"A good horse runs even at the shadow of a whip". Zen
So you have to become more and more expert at avoiding blasphemous remarks. Chant Hare Krsna and retreat from the situation. Try to get people to change the subject.   Preach to them...     but avoid getting hit by the garbage!
These are great topics for the Blog.   You can always use a pseudo nym if you feel embarrassed to ask them using your real name.
"Red Angel of the South"
"The Crimson Light of Truth"

JAYA HPS!!

11 years, 8 months ago by Sananda

Dear gurudeva,

Pamho, agtSP!!, all glories to HPS!!

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.
By your mercy.

Thank for replying, I know you have many letters from soo many nice godbrothers/

sisters.

Internet Sankirtan! Jaya!!!

Visit Peru!  I really want to go there, next year, and join NIOS, and follow you,

if that is ok.

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.

Please!!!, I already gave him my new e-mail : [email protected]

By the way I wanted to thank you for choosing such beautiful name, I am very

very,happy.

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

KD is getting better and better, I love the presentation with the pictures,

and I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE AND INDIA!! you say ask for details in the blog...

your "happy to be insignificant" servant.

Sananda dd

HpS - ASA >>>   Jaya  AgtSP!    We will be back in Europe in September.  We can make more plans then.  I think you should just communicate with Candramuhi Devi Dasi a lot.  She knows everything! <img alt="smiley" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/regular_smile.gif" title="smiley" />  If she doesn't then her sister's dog is pretty intelligent!