Kirtan, your guidance and association

Dear Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glory to Srila Prabhupada and your glorious service unto him.

I sincerely apologize for my foolishness and for not replying and checking to reply to your responses because I was not checking my Gmail because of it being full of too many emails. It is my great misfortune that I forgot to check my Gmail for your responses. I missed your Vani darshan due to my foolishness and ignorance.

In your previous emails you instructed me that I should do Kirtan to improve my married life spiritually. I find your guidance to be so perfectly apt for me because when I did kirtan with students in our programs at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, I felt emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. We were very fortunate to have held our programs in the university student union building ball room and invited students and several students came and we held nice Kirtan and Bhagavad Gita reading programs after which we had Prasadam in a student’s house. Now our students are planning to incorporate our Vedanta club as an official registered student organization in our university. I have attached photos of our events also.

I am also eagerly awaiting to take your auspicious darshan when you are next in Houston. I hope I did not miss your Houston visit this summer because I was in India and out of the country. This time I hope to be of some service to you as last time I was not able to serve you as I aspire to. I feel dead in my spirit without devotee association and I need a connection with Devotees and a way to connect with them is to engage myself in services under your guidance. I hope to when I next obtain your Holy association in Houston.

I beg to just be able to gain darshan of your holiness and get your Holy Association.

Still learning from my mistakes,

Your most foolish and aspiring servant,

Aja Govinda Dasa

HpS - ASA - And you are married. Small thing. Ha! Ha! Ha! What is you good wife's name. Introduce here to everyone. I'm sure they want to know all about her.

Our visits to Houston, etc. will be in the Calendar by Friday. What is your calendar? When retrurn to USA:??

Arina Initiation

5 days, 4 hours ago by arina in Other

<pre class="ql-syntax" spellcheck="false">Hare Krishna dear Gurudeva, PAMHO, AGTSP! I have spoken with Gino, to do the initiation ceremony both together in Madrid on the 22nd. It is better for me to go to Madrid from Valencia than to go to NVM. Is it okay for you to do so? HARE KRISHNA </pre>

HpS - You have to check with Jayanta Das. I think Madrid temple didn't want fires in their building?so it was scheduled for NVM. Barcelona??

Standards for Jagannath

5 days, 4 hours ago by Sugopi Radha dd in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Gurudeva. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I had a question about JBS deities. In the past, people have asked us to have Jagannath but we weren't ready so we did not accept.

On Saturday, someone brought them to our house. My parents think we are still not ready to worship them because our standard is not enough. I was wondering if you could enlighten us on what standards Jagannath requires and if you think we could be qualified to worship him. Thank you very much 🙏

Your insignificant servant,

Sugopi Radha dd

HpS - AGTSP.... paoho.... Very nice question for everybody. I don't think we have any perfect knowledge on the subject. JBS are 80% merciful as I understand. Gaura-Nitai 100% except for Vaisnava aparadha. Radha Krsna, very strict. Love, Cleanliness, Punctuality, Paraphernalia-Rituals.

Those are the priorities.

You can keep Them in the house and don't have to worship Them by Arcana. There are pictures of JBS in Srila Prabhupada's books.

On the altar, if you are following Japa vrata and 4-principles and can keep Them clean and have regular offerings of Incense, Flowers, Lamp, and Bhoga, then that would be nice worship.

Mangala arati, Evening Arati.

It can be simple eg. Incense, Lamp, Flower.


Fechas para Mexico

5 days, 4 hours ago by Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi in Calendar Development

Querido Gurumaharaja:

¡ Por favor acepte nuestras respetuosas reverencias! 

¡ Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada! 

Ayer leimos la noticia de la compra de los ticket que incluye México. 

Nos gustaría saber horarios de vuelos para México si es posible por favor.

El día domingo tuvimos una primera reunión para iniciar las propuestas de itinerario.

Hasta el momento las propuestas generales son: 

1- Entrevista en la radio.

2- Diálogo interreligioso 

3- Conversatorio "Educación y lo Sagrado" 

4- Algunos programas en el Templo que se irán definiendo.

5- Sadhu sanga: Excursión con discípulos, aspirantes y bienquerientes al pueblo mágico Tepoztlan ( a una hora y media de la Ciudad de México) 

Que Le parece Gurumaharaja?

La distribución de libros están planeadas en todas las actividades. 

Estamos muy felices, después de tiempo tendremos la fortuna de mas dias de asociación vapuh.

Quedamos atentos a Sus instrucciones.

Muchas gracias por Su infinita misericordia. 

Sus sirvientes de México 

HpS - ASA --- Aparece muy bien. TlgaSP! Paoho. Sankirtan. Sankirtan. Vamanos a enviar las detalles del transporte un poco despues. O.K? Si olvidar hacer los, recordar nos!


5 days, 4 hours ago by abhiramdas in Special Category A, Calendar Development

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

All glories to Hanumatpresaka Swami!!

Please excuse the delay of this report, the donkey is still low on energy, but, by his mercy and Sadai Nimai-Nitai we are improving. Next, there is an estimated budget for the realization of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: EDUCATION AND THE SACRED, the LOB exhibition and the KALA KENDRA Fair.




4 videos from 1 to 1.30 minutes: 600


General Advertising (2 gigantography of 5mt x 3.5mt, 8000 flyers,

2000 16-page hand programs, 100 posters): 700

Kala Kendra Fair: 540

LOB Exhibition: 380



Stay and lodging: 650

Buffet + Decoration: 480

Simultaneous Translation (1 day): 400 


Image and sound recording and summary videos: 500


Artists and instruments mobility: 250

Bhoga for event week: 160

Mobility for exhibitors: 80

Total = $4,740


As responsible for the organization of these events, I have signed a document of commitment to the administration of the university assuming that any damage to the auditorium or esplanade during the realization of the Symposium, exhibition and Fair are our responsibility and we have to fix it.

Annex, I send you the letter of the Vice-Rectorate for Research and the Center for Asian Studies CEAS, approving the realization of the events and the letter of the Dean of Administrative Sciences authorizing the use of the Auditorium for the Symposium and the esplanade for the exhibition and Fair.

HARE KRISHNA GURUDEVA, your useless servant, Abhiram Thakur das.

HpS - ASA -- AgtSP. Paoho. Is good your body is better. Thank you for the budget. Yes, is a little late to make decisions now, no? Also there is $800 for Solaris and maybe $1000 for Oscar Natars?

Also, the four short videos - maybe just one now? We can use it next year also and make more, no? $1,200 for LOB and Kalakendra, what is that for?

San Marcos and the fairs are only three days and one week, no?

The other days that Radhika and his family are there, will we do programs with other institutions? Have we sent invitation to Wilson, Chosica, San Borjes ISKCON to host marvelous programs?

Thank you.

Por favor disculpa la demora de este informe, el burro todavía sigue con poca energía, pero, por su misericordia y de Sadai Nimai-Nitai estamos mejorando. A continuación, va un presupuesto estimado para la realización del SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL LA EDUCACIÓN Y LO SAGRADO, de la exhibición LOB y de la Feria KALA KENDRA.



4 videos de 1 a 1.30 minutos: 600


Publicidad general (2 gigantografías de 5mt x 3.5 mt, 8000 volantes,

2000 programas de mano de 16 pp, 100 afiches): 700

Feria de Kala Kendra: 540

Exposición LOB: 380


Estancia y alojamiento: 650

Buffet + Decoración: 460

Traducción simultánea (1 día): 400


grabación de imagen y sonido y videos de resumen: 500


Movilidad de artistas e instrumentos: 250

Bhoga para la semana del evento: 160

Movilidad para expositores: 80

Total = $4,740

Como responsable de la organización de estos eventos, he firmado un documento de compromiso con la administración de la universidad asumiendo que cualquier daño al auditorio o explanada durante la realización del Simposio, Exhibición y Feria son de nuestra responsabilidad y tenemos que arreglarlo.

Anexo le envío la carta del Vice-rectorado de investigación y del Centro de Estudios Asiáticos CEAS, aprobando la realización de los eventos y la carta del Decano de Ciencias Administrativas autorizando el uso del Auditorio para el Simposio y de la explanada para la Exposición y Feria.

HARE KRISHNA GURUDEVA, su inútil sirviente, Abhiram Thakur das.