Introduction and Ongoings

4 days, 16 hours ago by srikrishnachaitanya in Personal Sadhana Reports

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.

Your servant,

Kelsey Watlington

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!

Questions questions and más preguntas

4 days, 16 hours ago by Piero Saavedra Torchio in Other

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada

Todas las glorias a Hanumatpresaka swami

Mis reverencias gurudeva

Tengo varias preguntas de hace un tiempo. Se las escribo en español para poder expresarlas bien.

HpS - ASA - Responderemos en inglés, pero será sencillo para que translate.google.com pueda hacer un buen trabajo.

Gracias por su ejemplo constante y apoyo.

Aquí van:

  • ¿Un alma puede reencarnar en el pasado ? (escuche de un devoto que lo leyó de un libro de uno de los goswamis. Esto tenía relación a encarnar junto a un devoto puro del señor al cual uno estaba apegado. Por lo que encarnaba en la época que él vivió)

HpS - I never heard of that happening. 😮

  • ¿cómo se puede lograr dormir menos para aprovechar el tiempo para avanzar espiritualmente?

HpS - Maybe you can't sleep less. Maybe you have already minimized it to what your body needs. If you do hard physical work then your body needs to rest and repair the machine. In general by learning how to eat and work better. It is individual and depends on the kind of service and body you have. Experiment.

  • ¿cómo librarse del deseo de distinción, ganancia y adoración?

HpS - By experiencing the natural happiness of giving distinction, profit and adoration to KRSNA!

  • ¿cómo librarse de ser egoísta?

HpS - Same as above. By getting knowledge of your real ego.

  • En el significado del 11.43 de la Bhagvad gita Prabhupad menciona “ha de saberse que las actividades de Krishna son diferentes a la de los demás. Lo mejor es seguir los principios de Krishna; eso hará que uno sea perfecto” ¿Cuales son esos principios?

HpS - For example, Krsna would take rest with 16,108 beautiful Queens but still get up for Brahma muhurta. We should not try to imitate His special activities by marrying 16108 beautiful women, but we should adopt the principle of getting up for Brahma muhurta even if our wife is beautiful.

  • ¿El señor en su forma original, Krishna sólo aparece en la tierra en este universo?

HpS - I think so.

  • En el verso 9.34 de la Bhagavad Gita ¿el Señor se refiere a adoración como adoración de la deidad?

HpS - Can be the Deity but also the Holy Names or Krsna through the Parampara or Krsna in Braja or Paramatma.

Maestro. Tú estas aquí para corregirme, enseñarme, guiarme. Disculpa porfavor mi ignorancia, mi arrogancia, mi egoísmo y todas las faltas que aún no puedo ver. Hare Krishna.

Una última pregunta. ¿Porqué de refiere a usted en plural?

HpS - Because I feel very stupid thinking of myself in the singular. I have not real existence without connection with Guru and Krsna. Whatever I do or say is the result of my, and other's, efforts.

Espero no quitarle más tiempo del que me merezco, ya le he hecho perder bastante.

Gracias gurudeva.

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

HpS - Now we go to our Hawaii class. Our back right molar aches rather strongly. It has happened in the past but gone away. Giving class with a diminished mouth. 😀

Thank you much!

Joan of Arc wonders

4 days, 17 hours ago by Andrea Ramirez in DTC, Personal Sadhana Reports

HARE KRISHNA

AGTSP

AGTGN

Please maharaja my must humble obeisances at your feet!

HpS - ASA -- AGTSP!!

Hoping you find yourself in good and wondering you whereabouts I salute and thank you for the time you take to answer to all of us!

Dear maharaja, I have to ask you something, because I found myself deeply sad about the fact of no having the opportunity of going to the temple in the daily program to learn in the BG and SB classes, so I'm wondering about a technique or tool to study by myself. Also you told me in one of your past answers to one of my letter that I " have to with ISKCON on a broader basis than Panama, maybe you (refering to me)* will go how a different country for a while"... my question is, what country do you recommend?

HpS - Jaya. No recuerdo haber hablado de ver a ISKCON más allá de Panamá, pero sí, si puedes, es muy agradable hacerlo. Por supuesto, México sería genial. Póngase en contacto con algunos devotos allí y luego visite y haga algún servicio.

Estudiar cuando no puedes ir físicamente a un templo se puede hacer al obtener un compañero de estudio. Haga un arreglo para leer las mismas cosas con algún devoto y luego póngase en contacto por teléfono una vez a la semana y discuta lo que lee, etc.

I sent you a report of my sadhana in an early letter, hopefully you get to read it.

Awaiting for your enlightening advices:

Andrea bhaktina.

HpS - Estuvimos en viaje y no pudimos leer todas las cartas. Esperamos oir mas de Vd. despues de unos dias. Lea las cartas a las demas devotas. Tiene desafios similar, no? 😀

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

4 days, 17 hours ago by trivikrama das in Personal Sadhana Reports

AGTS

PAMHO

Dear Gurudev

I am Trivikrama das, sorry for the delay in my response, based on the last letter that I sent to you, yes, I currently with my girlfriend, but it’s doesn’t simple, I had to take this to take of her, she had a complicated situation with her family at . specifically a situation of violence with her youngest sister, the topic there was increasing, first it was only verbal violence, but the culmination was when she was attacked by her sister, their parents were not in do something about that, then I felt it was my duty to protect her, I’m totally aware about this situation involves the factor of "sanctions", Nevertheless I continue following the regulative principles, I sing my rounds and I worship the deity in my home every day, beyond the formality of marriage, as a couple we continue working in our spiritual life.

your eternal servant

HpS - Thank you for the news. As you describe the situation we have to fold our hands and offer all respects to you, but ... be careful. . .  https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/5/8/23/.

Krsna is the bhoktarama, enjoyer of all sacrifices, mahesvaram, owner of everything, suhrdam, and everyone's best friend.

If we think that we alone can save someone then we are separating them from their ultimate friend Krsna.

However, if Krsna wants us to do something for him for others He will supply the resources. Jaya! We arrive in Madrid on the 15th of September!

vyasapuja letter 3

4 days, 17 hours ago by nara narayana rsi das in Special Category A

This is a letter that i sent to you on your vyasa puja day but it was lost on the blog, it is the third time I it. I read the administrator reporting some bugs on the blog so, I will try again.

All the Glories to Sri Sri Gaura nitai

All the Glories to Srila Prabhupada

All the Glories to you Guru maharaja

Dear Guru maharaja , here nara narayana rsi, from Cordoba Argentina. I hope this letter find you well.

Yesterday we celebrated his transcendental vyasapuja, jay ! was very nice, really, very good sadhu sanga, kirtan and prasadam. We meet disciples, aspirants and friends in the of madhavendra puri prabhu. It was very good we also saw the movie that you produced with some devotees from Peru, i can´t remmember de name now.

Below my vyasa puja letter 


Dear Guru Maharaja, Hanumatpresaka swami

I am very happy to write you this letter on this special day of your Vyasapuja 2019.

I am very happy to be able to serve at your side and at the side of your disciples, my spiritual brothers.

In this special and auspicious day I want to thank you because you are of great inspiration to me and also because same you are far away you are also near, to me , to us.

Gurumaharaja

Your service to Krishna and Srila Prabhupada is very special, great and high quality. I thank you for teaching me with the example.

utsaha niscayad dayryat

enthusiasm, trust, patience are all present in you

tat tat karma pravartanat

Your activities are favorable for your devotional service and also to all who are near.

sanga tyaga sato vrite

you abandons the association of the non-devotees but even so you favors them with your joy and compassion. following the steps of the previous acaryas.

sadvir bhaktir prasidiaty

for all this you are an inexhaustible source of devotional service and I am very grateful for allowing me to learn from you.

your sincere servant

nara narayana rsi das

HpS - Thank you. Maybe not lost on the Blog. Do you read the Kapi Dhvaja? Patraka Das translates it into Spanish. You can get his link for that in the "Peru" link on the www.jayarama.us page.

Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare!

We were posting there that while traveling we meet so many people that we cannot keep up with our mail and only answer Blog Posts labeled, "URGENT". Your report is super. We will be in Argentina at the start of July for three weeks. We are fixing the travel plans now. I think mainly BsAs, but short trip to Mar de Plata. Cordoba???

Hari Bolo!!!! Become more pure daily.

Agradecimiento

5 days, 9 hours ago by Jiyada Nrsmha in Personal Sadhana Reports

T.L.G.A.S.P.

Nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale srimate Hanumatpresaka-svamin iti namine.

Querido Gurudeva:

Me encuentro hace mas de una semana en España bajo las ordenes de Maharaja Yadhunandana, estoy como uno de los tantos pujaris que tiene el templo de la Finca Santa Clara (Nueva Vraja Mandala) en Brihuega-Guadalajara.

Gracias a su sabio consejo me encuentro en la embajada del mundo espiritual, no se como agradecerle y reciprocar todo lo que hace por mi, me cuida como un padre y siempre vela por mi salud devocional, en verdad muchas gracias querido Gurudeva.

Atte. Su humilde y eterno sirviente a sus pies de loto, Jiyada Nrsmha Dasa.

HpS - Muy bien. He estado preocupado por ti, no verte en el Full Morning Program. Esta es una noticia maravillosa. Nuestros respetos a Venu-dhara Das y a todos. Enviar noticias!