Hare Krishna maharaj.
Please my humble obeisances.
I have been following your sites and lectures for some time now. They are giving me such bliss. I am in contact with some great devotees here in Richmond, VA. I have been so blessed in this way. I have been given the service of writing articles for the temple so that we can get more publicity, as you know we are very small. My two closest mentors have been in Vrindavan for the past few weeks, and are returning in a couple of days. Soon they will move to DC, which (although it's not too far away), has been very painful for me. Because of them I have always had positive role models in Krishna Consciousness. I have been serving Tulsi Maharani while they have been gone. These services have been very purifying for me.
I'm working on my bachelor's degree, but there are some complications because I had to take a break (for some health reasons) and wound up owing the college some money. So I am paying it now and taking courses at community college until I transfer somewhere else to finish. They have my transcripts on hold. I also work. It's supposed to be part-time at the , but it has really turned into a full time gig. All of this, and cooking for my husband has become difficult to balance with my sadhana. But I am not giving up. I think Krsna may be testing me.
I have also started Bhakti shastri here just recently. We are on the third module of Bhagavad gita. It is also very purifying for me.
I have noticed that when I chant, sometimes my heart's desires are revealed, even when I am trying focus. So I have uncovered a strong desire to have Gaura Nitai deities at . So I am chanting and praying for that. I am also praying to increase my japa, so that I can become a nice initiated and serve Srila Prabhupada in that way. I am working very hard materially, but I am looking to truly the spiritual platform.
Please come to Richmond soon. I am eager for your association.
HpS - ASA --- Thank you for the letter. Kelsey. SOrry that it has taken us so long to answer. As we reach 72-years old we have to admit that we can only spend limited time on the computer and we are also lusty and lazy so that our mail suffers.
You seem to be doing great!
No disciple can take everything that the spiritual master is offering, so you, we, have to set priorities eg. maybe Bh. Sastri as a formal course is too much now. Talk with super soul, holy names, other devotees and then you can figure out your service priorities. Jaya!