Isvari*s Report (little urgent)

1 week, 2 days ago by Isvari devi dasi in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare krsna Dear Maharaja,

PAMHO, AGTSP!

All glories to sankirtana of Sri Caitanya!

May your love for Krishna always grow and deepen.

It is amazing how Krishna teaches and guides us. 2 weeks ago you recommended us to hear a SBG class from Srila Prabhupada, and I did this (class of SBG 1.2.6).

Too, I read your offering to SP.and thanks to those 2 events I could understand the importance of to realized Srila Prabhupada. That SP disappears would be a catastrophe for ISKCON, we would be a dead body.

Now I understand in greater depth the vital importance of partnering with SP and of seeking at all costs to be pure and this as you sometimes mention it is not an option is a necessity.

If we do not do SP we will not be able to keep ISKCON devoted to SP. Thank you very much for allowing me to understand this, I do not want to overwhelm you with so many words, more thanks to you I understand the really important and urgent: If I realized SP, he will always be with me and I can share SP with others.

HpS - "Hello. I want you to meet my grandfather!"

Regarding my sadhana, lately I have not been able to get up at 4am. I have felt very tired in part to the excessive use of the computer and I was loaded with activities that exceed my capacity. I am now organizing to do what I can really do.

HpS - Have the same problem, but not so bad that we don't get up.

For now I have left pujari services, I am concentrating on other services among which is preaching and supporting Gandharva das in the tasks he considers I can do.

I finish my rounds even more, I must improve the concentration, it is a fact that if I get up at 4am my concentration will improve.

The last time you came unfortunately for me I could not interview you, I hope this time I come I can do it.

HpS !!! Con el otro mitad de la naranja.

In conclusion, I am very grateful to you. Despite all the problems I feel optimistic. Here in Lima the administrators have many problems and fail to harmonize, when I found out about this, I felt very sad. And thanks to you I understood that Time is short and the disciples of SP will soon leave, if we do not value the disciples of SP and turn our gaze towards him, he will have lost a great valuable opportunity.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to his good disciples that lead us to him!

May Sri Nrsimhadeva always protect you.

with much appreciation and respect

ys Isvari dd

HpS - Brahmanas have to protect and inspire the Administrators.

Initiation Barcelona

1 week, 2 days ago by arina in Calendar Development

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

PAMHO! AGTSP!!

About my initiation, in Barcelona, i will be there 27th and 28th and the only possible day to do it is saturday 28. I have talked with Sadhya Sestra, the brahmana who will do the jagya and he olny can on saturday. It is good for you to do it that day?

HpS - Seems fine... We need letter of recommendation from Temple President. You have been following four principles, chanting 16-rounds, participating in ISKCON for one year and passed the Disciple Course.

Matriculate into the Bhaktivedanta Shool of Brain Washing.


URGENT - Dhruva Checking in, Education and Sacred

Dear Maharaja,

Pamho agtsp agthps 

Checking in...

Dr. Mabbett 

Dr. Mabbett and his good wife kindly welcomed me into their home. I was in their association for nearly 4hrs. Dr Mabbett and I recorded an interview for 1hr and 20 minutes about Dr. Mabbett’s history and experience in education, as well as some philosophy and a discussion of what is sacred, and pedagogy in general. Then they fed me vegetarian risotto and chocolate cake. One of their friends heard I was coming and came for lunch also. She was with us all the first time we went to visit Dr. Mabbett together in 2013. The mood was very friendly and they have invited me back next time I visit Melbourne. After all Dr. Mabbett years of study and education, he sees family as sacred and his message to leave behind is that as educators we need to find ways to get people out of the boxes they are trapped in due to technology (smart phones) and group think.

HpS - Super!!!!!! Are you going to edit the movie??


Education and the Sacred 2019

I have been requested by Sriman Abhirama Prabhu to write an article for this year’s Solaris, on Education and the Sacred. Usted requested me to interview your friend Dr, Mabbett on this topic. What would you like me to do for the Solaris article; would you like me to write about Dr. Mabbett, or would you like me to write up my own presentation? 

HpS - I think Solaris has reached its deadline for submissions this year, but we will be publishing lots of stuff. I would suggest that you just send the above description of your visit to him as news and then included explanation of the future of the recorded interview. Give little bio-data of Dr. Mabbet.

Quick, simple, off within 24-hours.


Local relations

I have been doing service in the pujari room for 3months, once per week. Its in the evening, cleaning paraphernalia. Very nice, quiet time. We steal Krishna’s heart by stealing the hearts of the devotees. We steal the hearts of devotees by serving Krishna along side them. 


On Prabhupada’s appearance day I finally sat with the Temple President for 30-45min. Actually I was watching my daughters in the play ground at the time and he came and sat with me, starting a conversation about how quick children grow up. His only child is currently leaving the nest at 17 years old. 


I told him how, for two reason I investigate popular knowledge paradigms; the first is to deal with my own doubts and test if I truly have the highest knowledge and the second is to learn how the world thinks the way it does. I explained that what I do is I study a people until I find what their philosophy is standing on, paying careful attention to their language and concepts and then do three things; once I see that their philosophy is but a part of Prabhupada’s I gain conviction and confidence that my path is the highest, I defeat their philosophy using their own langue and concepts, and I present Krishna consciousness in their own language and concepts. For example, I can present acinyta bedha abheda tattvain terms of panentheism, which is a theology that developed out of A. N. Whitehead’s process philosophy. Temple President was very pleased and he pulled out his homage to Srila Prabhupada, in which he mentioned that currently ISKCON is lacking in the area of making sure we are understood by the public and that’s because we haven’t taken the time to understand them. We spoke about a great many things, relating to Prabhupada and his movements changes over time. Prabhu mentioned how Srila Prabhupada changed his tactics six times before Hare Krishna explotases. He also said that many devotees join due to one aspect of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings but then they cannot adapt with the time place and circumstances being too attached the the aspect they joined for. 


It was a very productive conversation. My generation must find ways to connect with the generation above us for a smooth transition into the future ISKCON. 

HpS - Wow!!!! Socrates and Plato? Need beards and togas!

Brahmin initiation 

Recently I received an email from my gurumaharaj offering me the opportunity to take second initiation. Although I am extremely unqualified, I will not miss this opportunity to progress on the path of Bhakti.

HpS - ..... jayatam dvijate..... keep your eye on the ball.... the whole game is to wake up....

Family 

Currently everyone is doing well in our family. Dhanesvari DD is maintaining her weekly service at the temple with the accounting, as well as maintaining our children nicely. My in-laws are in good health and enjoying their retirement. My daughters are thriving in all aspects of child life. 


Japa

My sadhana is going on but it always can be better. When I am under a heavy load from university, work, family etc. I meditate on HH Jayananda Goswami building ratha carts and just try to focus on how what I am doing is service for guru and Krishna, minute as it may be in comparison. 


Public engagements

I have been giving yoga philosophy talks at New Govardhan’s Krishna Village yoga school, and yesterday even my good wife and I drove to Brisbane to speak at the same Urban Monk program that usted spoke at in 2017. It was a great program with 25 quality guest who were engaging deeply with the content of my talk. The talk was title “Life after ego dissolution”, in which I spoke on BG 7.4-5 and took the guests on a journey down into the death of the false-ego and then a reawakening of the true self in Bhakti. Even my youngest brother, who is currently studying maths and physics at that university, came with his girlfriend, which was very good for our relationships. Also HH Lakshmi, Sriman Raktak Prabhu’s eldest daughter, was at the Urban Monk program. It was so nice to see her there full of spiritual shakti while she studies at university. 

HpS - It is so nice to see people becoming devotees inspite of any material defect.

Final thoughts

Thank you very much for everything maharaja. I would not have about 95% of what I have in my life right now if Krishna did not arrange my meeting you.

HpS - Srila Prabhupada is keeping after us through so many inept tools.... we can only hope that you mature your path more and more. very scrutinizing to perfect your self quickly.

There was Indiana Jones!

Now there is Australia Dhruva!

Cultural Anthropologist from Hell!


Eternally in debt

Your servants 

Team Cholo Kangaroos. 


Questions disturbing me ( little urgent )

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

Hare Krsna gurudev.

Dandavat pranam at your lotus feet.

HpS - ASA --- Lettuce feet. AGTSP..... so so so so nice to hear from you!!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada The founder acharya of ISKCON .

Respected Srila Gurudev H.H. Hanumatpresaka swami Maharaj

Hope you are doing well. I am also OK physically . Sorry for not writing . I had nothing to say and was guilty that i cannot follow the basic standards.

HpS - We are all struggling to come up to the next standard. Feel proud that you made this our that effort.... and got this or that result. Report. Got 55% on the test. 60% was passing. Last exam I got 45%

My mind is always troubling me . I am tired now of fighting against my own self . If i follow strictly then i start seeing the bad around myself . I remember you said people in Syria have more challenges than me ..but I am not in Syria.

HpS - In India? You know that there are people in India with worse situations than you. Some worse, some better. Start from where you are, no?

I have few questions that i humbly ask you . Kindly help me understand .

1) Why did you initiate me knowing that i am a complete failure in spiritual life ? ( i had never hidden anything from you )

HpS - As far as I knew you were following the standard for first and second initiation given by Srila Prabhupada when you were initiated into that level of class. You certainly seemed sincere then and you even seem sincere now. Ajamil tried to avoid fall down but still he did and then after a long time he achieved SUCCESS, maybe quick, may be slow, may be 4-hours and 15-minutes but it is our own individual path so here we go!

2) why after chanting and everything still i am not able to control my senses and mind permanently .When will the higher taste arise?

HpS - Again. It is very individual. Look at how many stories there are in the SB! Many different paths. As long as you are chanting you are making progress. Of course, the more you can introduce other techniques, eg. mangala arati.... the more effect the Chan Ting, Ting, Ting will have.

3) Why cannot i be a nice person ? What's wrong with me ? I am always critical of everyone and myself .Even after trying very hard i cannot seem to control my critical mind.

HpS - Maybe because you are perfectionist? I just don't know in detail.... but there is a reason .... and "kalau dose nidhe rajan...." harit kirtan destroys even the Karma of the biggest monsters. maybe you are Jaya or Vijaya taken birth in Iskcon. Maybe one day you will meet Jaya! Some enchanted evening you will see him standing.... Ha! Ha! Ha! (Twirl your mustache).... Chant. Chant. Chant and be happy. May not be perfect, but it can be progressive. Are you a psychiatrist yet?

4) what did you consider before initiating me?

HpS - Our conversations and recommendations of others whom I trust.

Other than this i am fine . Currently again in shillong (choose to study anatomy - was getting ENT but with my health and rest of the things...it would be too much to do so much hectic work ..anatomy is more relaxed. No night duty)

HpS - Very nice. I hope you find some nice friends with whom you can find a sane niche in ISKCON. I have seen such people.

My parents are also OK. (my mother also wanted me to ask you this questions .)

Sister is slowly becoming vegetarian .She plans to shift to USA for her residency . Planning to give USMLE step 1 next year .


Thank you for your austerities for our sake . I am sorry that you suffer because of me .Thank you for the kindness .

Rturaj Krsna das

Shillong , meghalaya.

HpS - Reading any exciting stories???? Got any nice places you like to go? Any sane friends??? Of course, in the material world we would have to ask, "Any half way sane friends."

UGENTE - Radha y su misericordia

1 week, 6 days ago by Piero Saavedra Torchio in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Todas mas glorias a Srila Prabhupada

La pregunta del día

¿Qué podemos hacer por Radharani hoy?

Gracias Maharaja.

Su aspirante a sirviente

Bhakta Piero.

HpS/ASA = TlgaSP. Pfanrh. Podemos cantar rondas entusiastas, seguir estrictamente los cuatro principios etc. Y aunando hast media dia, entonces buen festival media dia.

Puede cantar, memorizar Radha-stava, "Radha, Jaya Jaya Madhava dayite .." y la oracion en el Brahma samhita para Ella, "ananda cin maya rasa prati..".

O.K.?