dtc 21(wed)

2 weeks, 2 days ago by hps in DTC

Hare Krsna!!


Long day.

Japa from 1AM.

Mangala arati, Japa in the Samadhi.

SB class.

Two hours chanting and recording in the Bhajana Kutir!!!!

Interview and lunch at Atul Krsna Das home.

Letters for Dr. Samaresh and Asiatic Society.


Eyes finished.

Hare Krsna!!!!

Hare Krsna!!!

So many other important letters in the Blog but could not get to them.

Hope you are going on shooting arrows in the Sankirtan movement until you die.

Marriage Arranged by my parents

2 weeks, 2 days ago by sriram in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Its been a while since i wrote to you and i apologize for that. I am chanting 16 rounds and following the regulative principles. I am current reading SB Canto 3 Chapter 25.

I have found a nice group of young devotees here in Atlanta and the sanga is wonderful. We have a book reading call every Monday and we just finished NoI a couple of weeks back and we have started Teachings of Lord Kapila and are in verse 5 now. We get together once or twice a week in person at someone's home and have nice kirtan and prasadam.

Balaram purnima and Janmashtami were celebrated in a grand manner in Atlanta temple.

I celebrated Radhashtami in Dallas at Srinath's home and Kalachandji's and it was wonderful.

My parents have arranged a marriage for me Guru Maharaj. The girl's name is Vishaka and she is from Chennai, India and is also South Indian Brahmin like us. She's also a very nice devotee and has been practicing Krishna Consciousness for a while now. She has also done BA Sanskrit and is interested in studying Sanskrit further. I have also spoken to her and feel she's the right person to be with in Grihasthashrama to help progress in bhakti. I believe i still have some material desires and attachments and Grihasthashrama will be the right vehicle to help me progress in Krishna Consciousness.

This is a talk she gave on the occasion of Janmashtami: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o2smSE7toZeEZ5wy6

The wedding date has been fixed for January 27th 2023 in Chennai, Guru Maharaj. Please bless us so that we can do this one last time and never again.

I have also booked my tickets to India and Vrindavan. My mother's Guru Maharaj - HH Bhakti Vikas Swami is having is Vyasa Puja in Govardhan from October 28th to November 1st. Me and my parents will be in Vrindavan from October 28th to November 4th. I am eagerly awaiting the day when i can meet you in Radha Kunda and take your association during Kartik Parikrama.

HpS - Seems like all good news. Maybe your good wife can contact Srinivasa and Sugopi and Mataji about Sanskrita studies in the USA.

Of course, this world is dukhalayam asavattam, so we can expect big changes at any moment.

We also hope to see you in Vraja.

We will leave India like 24th of January.

Hari Bolo!!!!

All repects to everyone.

Your humble servant

Srirama Krishna Das

Urgent / MKW / Hanuman - This is just to keep you informed

Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev,

  Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

  All glories to Guru parampara.

  Thanks you so much Gurudev for your confirmation about meeting in Vrndavan.

  we will reach in Vrndavan on October 09, 2022. HG Jibesh Das also.

 URL for HG Jibesh Das initiation & recommendation letter - https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/13371/

  As not aware what would be your India cell number so sharing my cell number so 

  that we can contact you once we reach in Vrandavan. It is +91 976....

  Please advise if any need to take care.

Your dependent,

Girivaradhari-Gopal Das

HpS - Thank you G V Dh Gopal Das. Our regular WhatsApp number is working pretty well.

Hari Bolo!!!

Vaisnava sign language

2 weeks, 2 days ago by Subhradevidasi in Special Category B

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,

With Lord’s, Srila Prabhupada, and Vaishnava’s mercy, we are very pleased to announce the release of Vaishnava Sign Language (VSL) videos on multiple topics that may help the communities in their spiritual progress. 

The channel on YouTube is called “Hare Krishna Deaf”

First video link is as below:

VSL 01 - Key Concepts [Vaishnava Sign Language]


We will be grateful if you can share with others who may benefit from this service, in UK and beyond. 

In service to Srila Prabhupada

Yours aspiring servants

Radha Krishna Deaf People Association (RKDA)

Hare Krishna 

Please support the Radha Krishna Deaf People Association produced by disciples of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami by subscribing to the YouTube channel, commenting, liking etc and spreading this message to other groups to support the KC Deaf community.

Thank you 🙏

HpS - Super!! We have been commenting and feeling that learning some Sign Language would be great for all devotees in ISKCON. We speak so many different languages but a few common signs would allow us to communicate at festivals etc.

Ameican Plains Indians, Chinese nations, faced the same challenge and made the same response.

Thank you for sharing this.

Urgente desarrollo de calendario México

2 weeks, 2 days ago by Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi in Calendar Development

Querido Gurumaharaja

Por favor acepte nuestras respetuosas reverencias.

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada! 

Estuvimos atentos a sus reportes desde España, muchas gracias por enseñarnos a servir a Krsna en medio de las dificultades del cuerpo. Nuestras humildes oraciones al Señor Nrisimhadeva para que lo proteja y por favor perdone nuestra carga pecaminosa. 

A través de varios devotos nos llegan fotos con noticias del viaje por India, todo parece una fuente inagotable de esfuerzos y éxitos por la misericordia de Śrīla Prabhupada.

Respecto a la visita a México (Monterrey)

1ero al 26 de Marzo 2023 

(Aún no tenemos datos de vuelo).

HpS - ASA --- Hare Krsna!!! Gracias su atencion a nuestra humilde servicio a Srila Prabhupada. Nos anima mucho.

Espero el suyo es similar.

Pienso es bueno comprar boleto Houston-Mejico-Houston como cinco meces antes, como fin de Noviembre.

Vamos a ver si hay un guerra nuclear antes.

•Ceremonia de iniciación

Entendemos que algunos vaisnavas de otros países vendrán a verlo con el deseo de recibir primera o segunda iniciación, nos gustaría poder servirles proporcionando fechas aproximada de una ceremonia de fuego para que tramiten sus permisos y vuelos con tiempo. 

Una ceremonia en el festival de Gourpurnima es una gran oportunidad pero talves haga que el festival sea más intenso en actividades, si Usted no tiene inconveniente y lo propone está muy bien.

HpS - Si, aparece bien. Solamente devotos de Chile estan pidiendo Diksa, como yo entiendo.

También podría ser el Miércoles 15 (aparición de Srinivasacarya)

HpS - Ambos bueno para nosotros.

•Calendario de visitantes:

Estamos trabajando en una plataforma de inscripción para los visitantes, que nos permita hacer una buena planeación y atención a los vaisnavas. En los próximos días la estaremos publicando por este medio, si Usted nos permite.

ASA - Si, desculpa ser lento hacer cosas. Muy occupado cada dia con esta viaje y grabaciones, pero esperamos muy buen resultado de mucho materia en cine.

•Asimismo estamos analizando algunas propuestas de predica para poder presentarlas durante su estadía en el Radhakunda, entendemos que el Sankirtana viajero es intenso.

•Las películas DTC, todas tienen un contenido de motivación, la de India siempre será de gran impacto, ojalá pueda estar lista para proyectar en México.

•Construcción y desarrollo ecológico de la Finca Nueva Govardhana:

Prabhu Gadhadara Gosai y familia están trabajando entusiastamente con el apoyo de un grupo de jóvenes que se están formando en la vida espiritual y cuidado con un sadhana completo y servicios en la agricultura vedica y bio construcción y un día a la semana Sankirtana, porsupuesto es una experiencia que se puede compartir con los vaisnavas interesados en unirse al equipo para un aprendizaje personal e institucional. Pueden contactar a prabhu Gadhadara Gosai por favor.

Se enviará un reporte más completo y fotos en Octubre.

Quedamos atentos a sus instrucciones. 

Que el Señor Nrisimhadeva proteja su Sankirtana y a los viajeros.

Vuestra aspirante a sirviente

Asta Sakhi dd

HpS - Aqui somos con Govinda y su esposo y Vrajendra y su estimada esposa Rusa de Mexico.

Urgent! Checking in and update on our situation here

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please accept my humble and respectful obeisances. All glories to Prabhupada!

First, I would like to apologize for not writing here sooner. I’m starting to understand that it is just a service that I need to do consistently. I have written so many things to you actually but never sent because I got too caught up in perfecting something or trying to impress you. A big realization I had when you were here in Boise is that there is a difference between trying to impress the spiritual master and trying to serve the spiritual master.

HpS - Thank you for that! I will try to apply it!

So I want to serve you and please you by doing my duty with integrity.

HpS - We are really like a carrier pigeon in terms of being a servant of Srila Prabhupada.

I have a long way to go but I see a small light at the end of a tunnel that leads to another and then to another tunnel..there is no end or final destination but the path is laid out and you are my connection to the path of Bhakti. Your example and your mood continues to inspire me and give hope and fresh new meanings to the most elevated topics.

I have felt some deep separation from your physical presence but hearing your online classes, watching your movie! and reading your poetry has provided some solace.

Aja and I are singing the Nrsinga Dev prayers for you every morning on the way to school and I am praying for your protection.

I had a pretty successful tour through California recently and got to sing some Hare Krishna to some decent hearted people every night.

Got to visit many temples in California as well and had some really nice association. It gave me strength to go on stage and face the crowds each night.

I still always question if Krishna wants me to do this or not.

HpS - Mother Yasoda is trying to figure our if she should continue to give her milk to Krsna or save His cow's milk from boiling over.

Nice purport!

SP gives answer to your question.

I'm really trying to put my rounds first before any artistic or creative endeavors. The result is always better but this is very difficult at times.

HpS - For me too, but learning.

This was one of your first instructions you gave me actually. I’ve made some progress.

So things in Boise have been going well despite our dire need for a pujari (more on that later). There is a nice group of devotees that are coming to the morning program pretty regularly. Krishna Lounge continues to bring new people in. And the ones who show a lot of enthusiasm we are trying to inspire them and engage them further so that they don’t just become life long loungers lol. We are talking about starting a Krishna House on the board level.

Kalakantha Prabhu is willing to help and possibly send us a full time ashram leader. I’m praying for a “home grown tomato” that might be able to help on the altar some day.

I’ve been giving class more and more at KL but also on Sundays and I’m starting to enjoy doing it for the first time. I thought I would never give class so Krishna is surprising me by giving me these opportunities.

It’s very humbling actually and what I like most of all is the intense pressure and push it gives me to read and internalize things and before I give class I also tend to be more serious and determined to chant my rounds well. I have a long long way to go. I feel like a baby learning how to walk or something. 

HpS - Then it is internalized for external presentation.

So our head pujari is getting a job so he will no longer be doing his services starting next week so I have offered to do some pujari services only if I get your permission and blessings first. What do you think?

HpS - Answered in post from Anandi radha Devi Dasi.

To be honest it is not something I feel especially inclined towards but it seems like it’s the right thing to do because Anadi might get very burnt out on it and we really really don’t want to lower our deity standards. There are also rumors that

Anantarupa Prabhu might take the deities away if They are not worshiped properly so this gives us much anxiety. You said once that we should experiment with different services because we don’t really know what we will get into until we try it. So I have thought about this in regards to me trying the pujari service out. I think that I get really stuck on my particular archetype or persona of being a Sudra/musician/ carpenter person but I see that with your mercy coming down through the Parampara…anything is possible. What ever Krishna wants we can do if we are willing and if we make our selves available to receive the mercy. I see how following the four regulations strictly is a big part of this. I’ve known that you have to follow strictly of course for a long time but recently the subtle elements have become more apparent. Like I heard recently that speculation is subtle form of gambling. So I am trying to speculate less but it is difficult. 

So much more to say but I will leave it at that…

I hope your travels are going well. I wish I could see you in India. Please come back to Boise. 

Your aspiring servant,

Nitisara Dasa 

P.S. We were very enlivened by watching your documentary. Particularly the scenes by the ocean and the sound track. Looking forward to the next segment:) Hare Krishna! Oh and I planted a garden at the temple inspired by your talks on the industrial revolution ending and it is giving us lots of squashes, rosemary, zucchini’s for Radha Bankibihari and soon we will have pumpkins…🌱🕊🐣🪷🎶💐🌀💎🦁

HpS-ASA - Very nice letter, report ... (little long) ... but very nice!

Very nice work.

ISKCON lives or dies on the service in the Boise Temple.

Respects to Anantarupa Das!!

More News soon.