Guru Maharaja

1 week, 2 days ago by jagatbd in Special Category B

Hare krishna dear guru majharaja, PAMHO AGTSP! I am eager to see you, I´ve got some questions about the Guru and Acarya, Who is the real guru?, Some gurus accept Vyasa Puja for them because they are gurus, even feet washing, then why you said that Vyasa Puja should be directed to the acarya if you are also guru? Others do not say that as far as I know. More questions when I see you. I have read that one devotee is making you strong and smart questioning about this theme. Don´t you absorve the karma when a fallen sanyasi or someone who has officialy fallen, chanted on your japa of diksha initiation?

Your fallen disciple, Jagat Bandhu Jagannatha Swami dasa Mexico, City, by the way, things are getting clear among god sisters.

HpS - Yes, we can talk of Guru tattva in Mexico. Basically Srila Prabhupada is Founder Acharya for you, me, everyone in ISKCON, no? Then he left over one-hundred volumes of instruction so why should we be confused, no?

Basic principle is chant Hare Krsna and be happy.

Haresvari dd

1 week, 2 days ago by haresvaridd in Other

Hare Krishna Maharaja, por favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias, todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

Le envié una carta have un par de días, pero no estoy segura si llego, ya que cuando reviso en my letters, no aparece nada, solo dice letter unpublished.

su sirvienta,

Haresvari Dd (JPS)

HpS - viajando. casi imposible responder a cartas. hay explicacion in the Kapi Dhvaja. Su URGENT letter fue perdido cuando trata de enviar a abhirama das!!! Lea la Letters to the Editor in the Kapi Dhvaja como comunicar con nuestra ser caido!

Urgent

1 week, 2 days ago by haresvaridd in Other

Dear Maharaja, I’d preferred if you don’t post this letter to the public 🙏

HpS - Wow! I started to read the letter and then saw how long it is. I am just a small human being. In this Blog I get like 150 letters a month and hours of personal meeting while traveling. So I can help a little, but communication with ladies has to be in the association of nice men. Will send you letter to Abhirama Das in Peru for his cooperation.

Personally it is not joke. I have been in very tough situations and just chant Hare Krsna, Hare Rama sincerely real gives a practical solution.



“Banana Llama” - Eagerly waiting for Initiation

1 week, 2 days ago by divya in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Dear Guru Maharaj

Please Accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you. All glories to Prabhupada.

 Guru Maharaj as you mentioned in the previous letter about the recommendation letter from the temple president, we spoke to Nithyananda Prabhu. He mentioned that he will give me the recommendation letter. I have mailed him the details and am waiting for his reply. I am in India now and I am unable to contact him. Srinatha just got back to Dallas from India and will talk to Nithyananda Prabhu.

Guru Maharaj, I have attached a copy of the ISKCON Disciples Course Certificate.


Guru Maharaj I am following the four regulative principles and chanting my rounds. In India sometimes it becomes difficult to maintain your sadhana, but I am trying my level best.


This time we visited Srirangam and got a blissful Darshan. We also got to see Jaganath deities which were made by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during his stay in Srirangam. Guru Maharaj this happened only because of your causeless mercy and blessings. 

It is very difficult to maintain Bhakti here without the association of the devotees. Life feels meaningless without dressing our deties at home and serving Tulasi Maharani and Sri Radha Kalachandji. Wishing to come to Dallas as soon as possible and continue my seva. I will be back on 18th December

Guru Maharaj please give me an opportunity to serve you.

Eagerly waiting to see you, get your association and get initiated as early as you think is right.

Hare Krishna

HpS - Thank you!! The letter is essential. Also, in the end the whole ISKCON movement may come down to one thing. Are you connected to Srila Prabhupda or not? Are you chanting 16-rounds daily and following the four principles. Of course, Radharani Herself will personally help you do this if you make this choice. O.K. Going to be a hero in the battle of Kurushetra? Draupadi will say, "She's a real lady!"?

clarification and "rittik" [ritvik] – representative of the acarya

1 week, 3 days ago by sacsingh in Special Category A

Dear HPS. Hare Krishna from Sacramento, California. AGTSP.

If you remember when you were in Sacramento I did this recording link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkT5JnZufgE

HpS - AGTSP! It is always very freaky when we see ourselves in videos!

Thank you for your replies. Now I need some things clarified according to what I have read, so I am quoting your replies from the other conversation.[https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/10619/]

ASA - Yes. The Six Goswami's would meet and discuss philosophy, strategy, no?

HPS: As far as I know Jayathirtha chanted on my beads, Bhakta Das recommended me for first initiation and Nita Das chose my name. Whose disciple am I. Ha! Ha! Ha Ray!!

Question: This means that Srila Prabhupada authorized his senior disciples to do your initiation on Srila Prabhupada's behalf. Does this also mean you had a "rittik initiation" [ritvik] – representative of the acarya"?

HpS 2109 Dec 1 (191201) - The problem for us is that we have never seen Srila Prabhupada us this word Ritvik one time in any Purport, so we don't see it as a word with any depth. I am a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Anybody who is intiated by his disciple is his disciple. They are also diciples of Narottama Das Thaura and Lord Caitanya. Disciple means one who follows the discipline. Prabhupada's comment.

Who is your Diksa guru? I would say that I am the diksa guru in connection with Prabhupada. If I fall down from my connection with Srila Prabhupada or I just die at 76-yers old, there is no need to take Diksa again. You were connected to Srila Prabhupada, no?

HpS ._. Answered above, no? We are not opposed to people having as much direct relationship as they can with Srila Prabhupada. We are just trying to act as one channel. If that involves be a link in the formality of initiation. O.K. If that involves explaining the books O.K. but our only desire is to just be a transparent via media to Srila Prabhupad and Krsna.

Question: So HPS as an official ISKCON Guru, is following the same system of initiation on behalf of the Acarya? So the initiate is actually a disciple of Srila Prabhupada as per the letter below and HPS is just doing the formalities, explaining the books, inspiring, setting a good example, etc.. and most importantly connecting the initiate to Srila Prabhupada? I want to know what is the consciousness or mentality of HPS!

Or HPS thinks that person HPS is initiating on behalf of Srila Prabhupada is HPS disciple, meaning that HPS is initiating and HPS is the authority, not Srila Prabhupada? You get it..where I am going with this..very subtle.

For example: if HPS says something that contradicts Srila Prabhupada's version, we can accept Srila Prabhupada's version (error on side of caution) and neglect HPS version..

HpS - Certainly, but trnad api sunicena... we try to discuss it with HpS and so often he says, "Oh, wow, thank you!".

Srila Prabhupada uses the word my disciple over 89 times in his letters, so him being the Acarya he can claim because without him I won't be here. but the officiating person cannot claim because he has no rights, he is acting under order.

HpS - One thing, as far as I know Prabhupada never authorized the letters to be published. There is even a letter to Brahmananda where Prabhupada says not to distribute his letters unless they are specifically for wide distribution, but Hansadutta Das, one of my principal, Siksa gurus, got a hold of them and published them so I guess the BBT had to follow. I like reading letters, but I belong to the Jayadvaita Swami school which puts the in a different category from Bhaktivedanta Purports.

Then, I don't understand your reasoning very well. From one perspective we can say that Srila Prabhupada has no authority of his own either. He is just acting under the aurhority of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta.... back to Krsna is the original Guru.

I like Sridhara Swami's comment... Trnad api sunicena... amanina manadena... our goal is not have as few Guru's as possible, but as many, to see everyone as our Guru, but... the proper style.

I can be a Madhyama adhikari and accept disciples but unless I do it in connection with Srila Prabhupada it has no meaning. Of course, we only accept people as disciples, students, who have a clear idea of who is Srila Prabhupada in ISKCON and who are we. BG 10.10-11. The Paramatma is Guru... That doesn't change with the fire sacrifice.

O.K.???


Regarding Guru Nanak:

"Common man should accept the ācāryas. They must follow. Ācāryopāsanam. Just like in India the Sikhs, they follow Guru Nanak. So Guru Nanak says, "Yes, Kṛṣṇa, incarnation of God." So they should accept, that's all. Not that every Sikh is expected to be unlimited as Guru Nanak. That is not expected. But they should follow Guru Nanak. Then they will understand. Guru Nanak says, "Kṛṣṇa is incarnation of God." The all the Sikhs should accept, "Yes, Kṛṣṇa is..." Then it is all right. It is not expected that every Sikh will understand Kṛṣṇa. Mahājano yena gataḥ sa panthāḥ [Cc. Madhya 17.186]."

HpS - Thank you!!

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Letter to: All G.B.C., All Temple Presidents—
Vrindaban
9 July, 1977
77-07-09
To All G.B.C., and Temple Presidents
Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your feet. Recently when all of the
GBC members were with His Divine Grace in Vrndavana, Srila Prabhupada
indicated that soon He would appoint some of His senior disciples to act as
"rittik" [ritvik] – representative of the acarya, for the purpose of performing
initiations, both first initiation and second initiation. His Divine Grace has so
far given a list of eleven disciples who will act in that capacity:
His Holiness Kirtanananda Swami
His Holiness Satsvarupa dasa Gosvami
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
His Holiness Tamala Krsna Gosvami
His Holiness Hrdayananda Gosvami
His Holiness Bhavananda Gosvami
His Holiness Hansadutta Swami
His Holiness Ramesvara Swami
His Holiness Harikesa Swami
His Grace Bhagavan dasa Adhikari
His Grace Jayatirtha dasa Adhikari
In the past Temple Presidents have written to Srila Prabhupada
recommending a particular devotee's initiation. Now that Srila Prabhupada
has named these representatives, Temple Presidents may henceforward send
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recommendation for first and second initiation to whichever of these eleven
representatives are nearest their temple. After considering the
recommendation, these representatives may accept the devotee as an initiated
disciple of Srila Prabhupada by giving a spiritual name, or in the case of
second initiation, by chanting on the Gayatri thread, just as Srila Prabhupada
has done. The newly initiated devotees are disciples of His Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, the above eleven senior devotees acting as
His representative. After the Temple President receives a letter from these
representatives giving the spiritual name or the thread, he can perform the
fire yajna in the temple as was being done before. The name of a newly
initiated disciple should be sent by the representative who has accepted him or
her to Srila Prabhupada, to be included in His Divine Grace's "Initiated
Disciples" book.
Hoping this finds you all well.
Your servant,
Tamala Krsna Gosvami
Secretary to Srila Prabhupada
Approved: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

HpS - Thank you again. For me it is simple. I am following Srila Prabhupada and I am going back to play with Krsna and anybody following me following Srila Prabhupada will also go back. Back to your service in the Sankirtan movment at any level and it will all become very clear.

Photo of us attached.

part of village

1 week, 3 days ago by harsh_horse in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Maharaj , PAMHO, AGTSP.

hope your "letter answering" marathon is going great, monkey and piggy must be helping you even though they are tired.

ASA -- Whoop! Whoop! Oink! Oink! agtstp..... paho...

trying to get local help, but somehow not fruitful as expected, still we are continuing.

we take your instruction very seriously [i] if we can solve our problem in particular circumstances then 10000 people will follow us.. na dhanam na sundri,, may be we want janam... anyways we hold our position with this perspective..

[ii] if you can get big position at university, that will help a lot..


we wanted to ask more elaboration on " be part of village" in

[Try to get your marriage part of a village]


what should be priorities of criteria of village selection

HpS - I don't think priorities, rather understanding the postion of the people in the village. eg. S(he)it is a vikarmi. Recomends more Ballywood and Bombay Pilsner to improve family relations. NOI 10... Then associate with them. Horses are social animals, no.

[i] local dialect\culture [ii] religious culture [iii] professional growth..

HpS - Of course, death. Unless we wake up the soul, what is the use of any of this? If they do wake up the soul then they are useful, dialect, job, religious practices!

salute,

monnkey

HpS - What is name of your new school??? Who are your associates there??