Banana Llama!!!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!! All glories to HH Hanumat Presaka swami Maharaj!!

Please accept our obeisances at Your Lotus feet.

Hare Krishna dear Guru Maharaj,

Since the last 2 days we had been reading out the SB to the few of us coming regularly to the temple. Today we were 5 of us. Yesterday we were just 3 of us. Thank you for Your mercy Guru Maharaj ...we feel so good. We are not at all qualified but we have an intense desire to serve you dear Guru Maharaj. We are in SB 3.13.43.

HpS - ASA -- Lord Boar!!!! Prabhupada said that even in 100 years one could not study all of this books thoroughly. Pick them up anywhere and they will gradually be the guide to systematic reading!! We hope you and your team becme a solid rock that the whole world and stand on.

HH Haridasa Goswami Maharaj is at Myanmar for preaching. Maharaj will be back here today.

On 2nd Dec. we joined 82nd Vyasa Puja of HH Swarupa Damodara Swami Maharaj . Thank you dear Guru Maharaj...You gave us the mercy to prepare Bhoga offerings for Radha Damodara at Toubul, the birthplace of HH Swarupa Damodara Maharaj. Thank you so much.

HpS - Wow! Maharaja is ten years older than us. I never cooked for him..

We are trying our best to distribute as many BG as we can....we pray for Srila Prabhupada's mercy to help us distribute them . Since the last 3 days we have distributed 33 copies of BG. Thank you again dear Guru Maharaj.

HpS - Wow. We are distributing Solaris but plan to distribute three cases of books during Houston visit.

We had been promoted as the Head of the Department (Physiology) since this September. Lots of teaching for the Medical students , Dental and Nursing students.

HpS - We liked so much our two semesters of physiology. Selkurk and Ganong was the text. Still used, no? One French poet wrote that any young man who wants to get married should first study physiology and then dissect at least three corpses. I think the study and seeing one surgery live is enough! Ha! Ha! Hare!

Our Japa continues ..as promised to Guru Maharaj. Please help me to chant with more love and devotion. We shall remain forever indebted to Guru Maharaj for all the love and kindness that You have bestowed upon us.

We have a strong desire to dance for Krishna at Peru.....

Your ignorant servant ,

Sarada Gaurangi DD

HpS - Peru = Manipur Friendship Society!!!!! O.K. More letters!!!! Respects to Hari dasa Swami et al.

Thank you so much dear Guru maharaj

All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Guru Maharaj Hanumat Presaka Swami!

Please accept our humble obeisances at Your lotus feet.

Hare Krishna Guru Maharaj,

We feel so happy to be connected with Guru Maharaj in so many ways. With Your mercy....we made it . You made us dance for Krishna.

Kapidhvaja Prabhu lost his father few days back, otherwise he seems to be fine. Requested him to write on the blog

HPS_ AS LONG AS WE ARE CHANTING HARE KRSNA WE ARE CONNECTED WITH EVERYONE!

We are attending 2 classes in the morning. After mangal arti we have Caitanya Caritamrita classes with HH Haridasa Goswami Maharaj . We are reading Antya Lila chapter 3. Then we attend regular SB class . We are reading SB 3.13.3 . Can we start reading CC while we continue with SB or should we start CC only after reading SB?

HpS - Is O.K. Read from all the books every day is you can!!

NOI has magic in itself. We will try to bring out a better reprint next time Guru Maharaj. We tried our best . On the first day of release we distributed 2 books. Yesterday we managed to distribute 24 more. How should the money from book distribution be utilised Guru Maharaj?

HpS - Can print more books, better!

We are sending few pics . With the copies of NOI.

Your ignorant servant,

Sarada Gaurangi DD

HpS - Devotees in Peru are mentioning you and Manipur. Please use the Priority Code in the Kapi Dhvaja. What are you doing in the university? How is your Japa????? We made it to Peru yesterday. We are very low on energy internally, but running smoothly. We just want to be dogs in Lors Caitanya's Sankirtan!! Waiting for your next letter.

Saranagati Dasi México

1 week ago by sarahii in Personal Sadhana Reports

Haré Krishna Gurudeva

Seguimos cantando nuestras 16 rondas, 4 principios y poniéndonos más estrictos en cuanto al canto del Gayatri en ocasiones por las labores de casa se me llega a pasar el horario del medio día. Pero estamos trabajando en eso..

Hace unos días mi familia y yo tuvimos la oportunidad de asistir al Ratha Yatra de Guadalajara, en esta ocasión conseguimos algunos muñecos de Nrsimha Deva, Jagannatha Baladeva y Subhadra y Radha y Krishna... Mis hijos han comenzado a querer hacerles puja y ahí entra mi duda si esto es correcto yo los adquirí con el propósito de que ellos se apeguen a la forma del Señor en lugar que a otro juguete mundano, pero como nos ven adorar a las Deidades ellos quieren hacerlo también, no sé si ésto sea correcto o mejor dirigirlos a qué adoren a las Deidades de casa directamente? Aún son muy pequeños y quiero que ellos se apeguen a hacer las cosas correctamente y sin que yo los presione usted que nos recomienda?

HpS - Aparece muy bien! Puede hacer a lo limite de sus capacidadas, limpieza, punctualidad, ritual simple.

Cada vez faltan menos días para que usted llegue y estamos tratando de hacer un pequeño servicio a nuestra limitada condición que le ayude a su Sankirtan.

Disculpe por favor si esta carta no es de mucha importancia.🙏🙏🙏

HpS - Es buena carta! No hay otro mas importante. Cambiando vidas en la juventud es el servicio mas importante. Nos vemos pronto..

Su aspirante a sirviente

Saranagati Dasi

Isvari request (urgent)

Hare krsna SS Hanumat Presaka Swami,

I hope Welcome to Lima and I hope that your sankirtana and love for Srila Prabhupada will always grow.

I want request With all due respect please ask if you can grant me an interview

either Friday at 10am or Saturday 11am.

Or in any case you at what time of Saturday can you?

Thanks a lot

ss Isvari dd

HpS - Hare Krsna. Muy bien oir de Vd. Sabado a las diez hay clase on-line regular. Si puede hablar con el Abhirama thakura Das y nosotros podemos entrar en la llamada y trata fijar una hora, pero Somos sumamente occupado con esta Sankirtan, pero pienso es completamente posible reunir.


Deseo de estar en contacto con usted

Hare Krsna maharaja

Por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias a sus pies

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada

Mi nombre es Damián, vivo en Traslasierra, Córdoba, Argentina. Soy vecino de su discípula Campakalata dd y de otros buenos devotos que viven en el barrio.

Para recordarle, la última vez que tuve la fortuna de tener su asociación fue en Córdoba en casa de prabhu Madhavendra y Yasoda.

Tomé el valor y me decidí a escribirle, ya que hacía un tiempo quería hacerlo y no me animaba.

Quisiera contarle que desde hace 2 años aproximadamente me dedico a la distribución de los libros de Srila Prabhupada por la zona de Traslasierra y a veces en la ciudad de Rosario, que es mi lugar de nacimiento.

Hace algo mas de 4 años que tuve la fortuna de conocer a los devotos y desde hace 3 años y medio estoy intentando cantar los Santos Nombres y estudiando los libros de Srila Prabhupada.

En el mes de diciembre empieza el maratón de Sankirtana para felicidad de Prabhupada y me gustaría poner los resultados a su nombre, si a usted le parece bien.

HpS - Recuerdo Vd con gran alegria! Mejor ofrecer los resultados a Srila Prabhupaday describiendo su experencias en Sankirtan aqui. Por favor lea nuestra News en nuestra Blog en www.jayarama.us y utiliza el KCP (Kapi-Dhvaja Codigo de Prioridad) o sus cartas puede ser perdido, comido, for El Serpiente del Tiempo!


Le agradezco la oportunidad de este contacto.

Espero que usted se encuentre muy bien.

Bhakta Damián

¡Le anexo una imagen junto a S.S. Krsna Ksetra Swami cuando visitó nuestro barrio!





KPC - Checking in

Dear Maharaj,

Hare Krishna PAMHO AGTSP! AGTY!

Maharaj I am writing to give some updates on our journey to find our service in Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtan movement, Sadhana Report and to ask of you something.

We recently held the first Festival of Gratitude (piggy backing off the Thanksgiving holiday with the extended weekend) here in Boise. The Festival of Gratitude's mission is have an event that will increase devotees appreciation/gratitude for Srila Prabhupada and the process he has given us. With that increased appreciation devotees will be more enthusiastic to follow the process SP has given us and share it with others.

The theme of the festival is the 5 most potent devotional services; Deity, Devotee, Nam, Dham, Bhagavatam. Our focus was a nice Krsna Katha seminar on one of the 5 devotional services, nice Prasdam and nice Kirtan. We where very fortunate that Radhaka Raman Prabhu appreciated the spirit of the event and agreed to give his seminar on the Glories (Appreciation) of Srimad Bhagavatam.

We started Thursday with a huge Thanksgiving day Prasdam feast. Sri Sri Radha Bunkibihari had all homemade tofurky, nutloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed veggies with cheese sauce, fruit salad, pumpkin pie, cherry pie and apple pie.

HpS - Only God could survive that! Guess the rest of us can just look at it and offer our small service.

There was also cranberry sauce with paneer, candied yams, banana nut muffins, stuffing, pasta with cheese, celery with cream cheese or peanut butter and a few other dishes. I will attach a picture of the lay out the devotees took Prasdam from below.

Friday and Saturday we started the day with Guru puja and Srimad Bhagavatam classes given by Anantarupa Prabhuji with emphasis on appreciation of Srila Prabhupada. Then after breakfast Prasdam, Radhaka Raman Prabhu gave his seminar from 10:30am until 1:00pm. Even though it was 2.5 hours it seemed like 45 mins. It was such a wonderful seminar. I myself have recommitted to reading and studying SB and I know other devotees where also inspired. It was an amazing seminar.

Then in evening we had 2.5 - 3.5 hours of Kirtan and Dinner Prasdam. Saturday we finished with a family fun night and had Root beer floats, popcorn, reading from Gratitude tree and Srimad Bhagavatam charades. My wife, Alicia, did the kids program that went on during the seminar and that program was based on appreciating SP.

The kids and her initiated the gratitude tree which tree had some branches, then people wrote on a leaf about what they are thankful for and then tied the leafs to the tree. They encouraged the adults to write their own leafs. It was nice, there is also a picture of it below.

She also designed the shirts we gave as gifts to devotees, you will see a picture below of the sweatshirts. We gave sweatshirts to Anantarupa, Radhaka Raman, Anadi Radha as extra special gifts for helping so much with the festival. Also something very nice was that throughout the whole festival Sri Sri Radha Bunkibihari, Jaganatha, Baladev, Subadra, Guara-Nitai, Laxsmi-Narsimha and Srila Prabhupada all got nice fresh garlands (also pictured below). Normally everyday except Sunday only Sri Sri Radha Bunkibihari and SP get flower garlands.

We learned a lot from this science experiment, we learned more about ourselves in our abilities and weaknesses, what we could do better next time and how we can improve our organization. All to help improve our offering to SP. The devotees appreciated the festival, they encouraged us to continue the project and we agree its something we should continue. Anadi Radha Mataji, Nitisara Prabhu's wife, put a extreme amount of effort in to this festival and although it was almost too much she agrees that its something we should continue again next year.

We also were contacted by ISKCON News for an interview about the festival and did about an hour interview with them. Anantarupa Prabhji was pleased, he says Krishna was pleased because we had unexpected guest come to the festival and we were requested to do the interview. Radhaka Raman Prabhu was also pleased and was very encouraging to us.

Mahraj, is there any instructions you have on the Festival? What can I/we do better to please SP? What is my service in serving SP's sankirtan movement?

HpS - Hare Krsna. AGTSP. I don't think there is much we can say. It is so complete. I think it will expand automatically if you do it again. Maybe only a little focus on the four principles and sixteen rounds. Chanting Japa together. Seems super human to us.

Maharaj, I have been instructed by Srinvasacharya Prabhu to write and ask you to except me as a disciple soon as you will allow. He knows my heart in desiring to be your disciple. He gives his blessing and said to tell you that he believes I am ready for initiation. He said to ask if I maybe initiated in Huston while you are in the USA here in December for you Vyasa Puja celebration.

For more then one year I have been following the 4 regulative principles, chanting 16 rounds each day, getting up before 4 am (currently 3:30am), attending mangala arati and reading SP books (currently I am on 1.9.46 SB in my personal reading of SB). I have been begging Srila Prabhupada for his mercy to please except me into his family, please allow me to do some service and to please let me be formally initiated. I also have been reading your blog and KD regularly. Ananturupa Prabhji says that he will give me a letter of recommendation when and if you have given word that I maybe initiated. Srinivas said he would give me the disciples course whenever necessary so that I maybe initiated.

Maharaj, Will you please allow me to be your disciple and take diksa Harinam initiation from you? If you will accept me when may I take initiation? I will take care of the formalities needed like the TP letter and disciple course. I will fly to wherever necessary. Srinivas Prabhu also encouraged me in getting initiated as soon as I can, citing the story of the devotee who was to get initiated but his spiritual master left his body just before getting initiated.

Please bless me Maharaj that I may do some service for Srila Prabhupda and yourself, please bless me that I may become an exceptable offering to lie down at Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet.

Your aspiring servant,

Bhakta Nathen

HpS - If you have the Disciple Course and letter from Ananta-rupa Das then initiation seems fine. If you want to come to Houston we could do it then, but it might be rather quick to do it. Other option is to send your beads and then Anantarupa Das can organize the program there and we can be present by Skype etc. Other is wait until we visit West Coast, Boise, in January or February.

It is a formality, not without meaning, but the sacrifices you describe are the performance that has won Krsna, no? Respects to your good family!