Preguntas - PMD

1 month, 2 weeks ago by piyari_mohan_das in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

please accept my obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Thank you for your prompt response, I hope you can soon receive the letter you asked me to do to clarify my situaton in the institution.

I have a few questions in my mind:

  • I heard in one of your recent classes that one should not go beyond the Guru's instruction. I have already received different instructions from you and have tried to follow them. In relation to this, this question arises to me: What is the essential service to which I must dedicate myself to serve Srila Prabhupada in this life?

ASA - AgtSP! Of course, that is to chant Holy Names under the shelter of Srila Prabhupada's guidance. In term SP's guidance is clear: Chant Holy Names 16-rounds, while following 4-principles strictly. Chant them as Kirtan during Mangal arati etc.

Jaya! Hari bolo.

  • In which Varna does the area of ​​communication fit? Brahmin, Kstariya?

ASA - ???? Even birds communicate? All four Varna's communicate but according to their natures.

Now questions about mental health

  • I remember that in a class you commented that one of your disciples who works as a geriatric psychiatrist said that you shouldn't talk to your patients about ghosts. I have also repeatedly heard that in India they associate mental illness with the possession of ghosts. What is the relationship between mental illness and ghosts?

ASA - As far as we understand psychopathology is caused by disturbed prana, intellectual misunderstanding and/or agitation from ghosts or other similar subtle beings.

  • Having a mental illness can interfere with the understanding of the stages of bhakti, I think, such as believing that you are advanced due to the symptoms you may have, such as confusing material madness with spiritual madness, it is complicated. What do you advise to be clear and not get confused on these issues?

HpS - Develop relationships with devotees that Krsna sends and follow the rules of Vaidhi Bhakti.

Keep a little history of your Bhoga offerings and send to us!

Your servant

Piyari Mohan das


Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Por favor acepte mis reverencias

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada

Gracias por su pronta respuesta, deseo pronto pueda recibir la carta que me pidió hacer para aclarar mi situación en la institución.

Tengo unas preguntas en mi mente:

  • Escuché en una de sus recientes clases que no hay que ir más allá de la instrucción del Guru. Ya he recibido diferentes instrucciones de su parte y he intentado seguirlas. En relación a esto me surge esta pregunta ¿Cuál es el servicio esencial al cual debo dedicarme para servir a Srila Prabhupada en esta vida? 

  • ¿En qué Varna se adecua el área de la comunicación? ¿Brahmana, Kstariya?

Ahora preguntas sobre salud mental 

  • Recuerdo que en una clase usted comentaba que uno de sus discípulos que trabaja como psiquiatra gereátrico decía que no había que hablarle a sus pacientes de fantasma. También reiteradas veces he escuchado que en la India asocian las enfermedades mentales con la posesión de fantasmas. ¿Qué relación tienen la enfermedad mental y los fantasmas?

  • El tener una enfermedad mental puede interferir en la comprensión de las etapas del bhakti, eso creo, como por ejemplo creer que se está avanzado por los síntomas que se pueda tener, como confundir la locura material con la espiritual, es complicado. ¿Qué aconseja para estar claro y no confundirse en estos temas?

Su sirviente

Piyari Mohan das

Urgent / MKW / Hanuman - Need approval to meet

1 month, 2 weeks ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev,

  Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

  All glories to Guru parampara.

  Saw your India schedule on google spreadsheet and it is looking very busy

until October 03, 2022.

  Please advise, where we can meet and HG Jibesh Das can get initiation. Once we receive

your comment will book tickets accordingly.

Your dependent,

Girivaradhari-Gopal Das

HpS - Thank you!!! Maybe to busy with things while in the first three weeks. Traveling with movie team and scientists, but after that we hope to be in Radha Kunda until January 25th. Good time to meet then, no? Of course, need to talk with Jibesh personally. Also, need letter of recommendation from ISKCON Temple President with whom he is working.

Still think that might be best for us to be Siksa guru but take Diksa from nice ISKCON devotee in his community.

Thank you.

Back in the Saddle again...

1 month, 2 weeks ago by chas d lind in Personal Sadhana Reports

 Dear Maharaja Hanumat Presaka Swami,

please accept my humble obeisances, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Been awhile since writing and a lot has happened since moving from Texas to Florida.

HpS/ASA - Same for us!!! We went on a city tour with the Mayor of Brihuega.

Two months now and still unpacking boxes, though the essentials are surfacing, details and the office are still incognito.

The community is diverse, we are only 5 minutes away from a great variety of disciples & visitors. Getting used to the summers is the real practice of equanimity...I thought Houston was Hot!

HpS - Crododiles just submerge in the swamp with their noses sticking out, no?

Have two carpenter jobs, one for Pancha Tattva prabhu (a good friend of Maharaja Jayadvaita Swami) building a pump-house frame for his well and left on good terms, the second job is on-going for now, and that’s helping with the Bhaktivendanta Institute (BI) in Gainesville. Their facility is a Colonial Cross-Gable Georgian Mansion, built in 1929 (going on a hundred years soon).

Brahma-Tirtha Prabhu has hired my services and am working under Gaura-Vani Prabhu, our Brazilian project manager over the complete facility. Gaura-Vani has been a carpenter since he was 10 years old (he is 2 years younger than I). Very great opportunity to expound my skills and get good association, Sri Bhagavan is most merciful.

ASA - Man of wood.

Similar to your journey of filming your dedication to education and work, my journey I feel is in this current restoration project for the B.I. The skill set is high, my tools are still sharp, even after a 10-year hiatus in carpentry, so let's go for the job and all the wonderful association, best job I think I’ve had.

Great way to meet devotees.

Now finalizing packing for another journey for the San Francisco Ratha Yatra (SFRY)… what is amazing is that I can take the days off at B.I. and return to full time employment with no qualms. Lord Krishna fulfills my needs again, so much mercy in His plans, though I am not sure about next years seva, 2021 SFRY was strenuous but survivable, then after 2 days back a right inguinal-hernia popped out and was in emergency care four days. Guess best see if I survive 2022’s first and at least Jagannatha Swami Prabhu’s getting mellower after all these years. Will keep you posted on this.

Am wrapping up this meager correspondence at the USO rest-stop here at the Hobby Airport (didn’t know they had one!) Having a short lay-over on our journey to New Jagannatha Puri, then 6 days of Berkeley seva, please offer me some blessings, this could be intense.

Have discovered a focus in reading the Maha Bharata (started Krishna Dasa's write again), the "gaze of the Lion", or "Simhavalokana." A practice of fully injecting intentions in vision or other practices with spontaneity, seems to enhance my end results in projects.

Off to our next airport, hope to see you again soon!

All glories to the Vaisnava’s!

ASA - Super. Photos of the Rathayatra and Krsna-Balarama's visit to Braja from Dvaraja!

(((Nrishimha Bhoga))) Reporte JPJR dd

1 month, 2 weeks ago by Radha Japa in Personal Sadhana Reports

My Highly Remembered Gurudeva Please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances at Your beautiful lotus feet.

HpS - Lettuce feet. AGTSP!!

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Govinda!!! to the gopis of Vraja and the residents of vrndavam dham!!!

ASA - Photo of Radha kunda at Sunrise attached.

All Glories to Patita Pavana Srila Prabhupada!!!

All glories to You my dear Gurudev!!!

Please forgive me for being late in answering the question in Your last letter and for being late in my report.

ASA - We are also late in service Srila Prabhupada. Only his mercy makes our late offerings useful!

A lot of discouraging things happened regarding the festival...that left me perplexed...and I didn't want to bother you...until I understood things a little better myself...

ASA - What festival? Did you mention it before? We can take obstacles as inspiration for personal improvement or discouraging, no?

...I saw some close friends get very sad...and they wrote you a letter commenting that they were useless in ISKCON, only to clean floors. Then they told me they didn't send that letter because they said it was too depressive.

I was very surprised!! reading it because it reminded me a lot of an old letter I wrote to you, when I was not allowed to take second initiation. I didn't send it to you either.

But now they have recovered and thought it's just bad karma he has.

Very happy to see them better.

Here we have good news that Franco is dedicated to building a small space that will be a small temple to serve the last deities of Jagantha Baladeva Subadra that he carved.

HpS - Very nice! What has happened to Amala karuna Das in Cusco???

They are kept because where we live is very small and there is no place to care for them. We will put there all the deities that have come into our lives.

I think that perhaps this place had to be first so that Lord Jagannatha could go for a walk from here and then not keep it due to lack of space but continue attending to it.

In response to your question, the photo you sent me of Sri Jagannatha, Sri Baladeva and Srimati Subhadra is so beautiful!! Thank you very much! I find Lord Jaganntaha very gallant and charming. Like a teenager very well groomed and ready for his meeting with His Sri Radha!

When you wrote to me: look at the photo of sri jaganntha We think about how is your life?? This must be a great adventure!!

This reminded me of a letter I sent him telling him that I was worried about our life in Cordoba, etc... and since I realized that I wrote to him with the illusion that I can control my life, I deleted it.

I understood that she was worried about our life instead of worrying about Lord Jaganntha's life!! And how to make him happy! GURUDEV I thank you immensely!!!

Sometimes my faith in His protection gets weak but that's when I'm confused. When clarity comes to mind then I am happy knowing that He always protects us.

Of course I would love for us to do a Ratha Yatra!!! take them out for a walk and may Lord Jagannatha be happy! Hopefully we can make a magnificent festival for them! Not just one year but every year that we can see them here. May gopal, many children and new people meet and enjoy this festival! It is my greatest wish that it be so.

Many people from the past festival ask me for another festival! Even a girl wants to help by typing the permit!!!

Franco disarmed the mobile home to make a chariot for the Lord with it! !!! I suppose that when I finish making the temple, we can return to the float and the festival.

Spring is also coming and time to grow. Franco is always busy, sometimes I worry seeing him so tired. I hope this is the last build I do. I go out to make sales and I come home exhausted and with leg pain because I walk a lot. But I will help you as much as I can.

Regarding the Dance of Radha and the Bee, Franco downloaded many songs and one of them inspires me a lot for the final part of the dance... I hope you like it too. I plan to do it in three parts so I'll use three songs.

First part: The gopis see Udhava's chariot and talk among themselves. (only flute music)

Part Two: Udhava Approaches and Radha Goes Away (Musica Krsna premi mayi Radha by Ramya devi dasi)

Part Three: Radha talks to the bee. (Radhe Radhe Bolo from Madhava's)

I am always happy to hear your valuable opinion.. I am sure you were not mistaken when you wrote me about chapter 17 where krsna swallows the fire... It may be that you want dances of this pastime until the chapter Radha and the bee?? I hope life and energy will reach me to be able to do them..!!!

HpS - Do not remember Chapter 17?? Just Message of the Bee. Very happy.

I am very sad because Tulasi was growing beautiful... and suddenly tulasi has already left...and the other I am trying to revive... Here we have no association with devotees. And the Tulasi association makes me very, very happy. Now I feel that I cannot live without her anymore. Please Gurudev give us Your blessings so that we can always have the company of Srimati Tulasi devi. I think I know why she left.. I am begging Krsna and Her to help me move forward..but I cannot move forward without Her..I am begging Her mercy. Tulasi devi Maharani ki Jay!!!!

HpS - ASA - Hare Krsna.

Gopalito is growing well and healthy. You know that you are in Spain. Listening to Franco and me speak different types of Spanish, always practice😊 He knows that in Spain a different type of Spanish is spoken that he learned by listening to his class Radha y la bee with prabhu Jayanta Also because we see the cartoon: the Mayan bee that they say was my favorite as a child. I did not know that in the future my spiritual name would be related to bees and bumblebees😁😍

Thank you Gurudev. I wish you are happy in your beautiful sankirtan! May your movie turn out wonderful!! And make it a nice sermon!!

I was very happy to see the trailer of His movie and I hope to acquire the wonderful book tava pache pache soon.

Please accept obeisances from Franco and Gopal and please pray for us that despite our limitations we can take Lord Jagannatha out for a walk!!!! And let us always have the association of Tulasi Devi maharani!!!

Trying to please her beautiful lotus heart: Japa prati jalpa Radha devi dasi

P.S. Pics:

The photo where I am dancing in chosica was Her vyasa puja 2010 when I tried to do Radha and the bumblebee I wanted you to guess what that hobby was... apparently it didn't go well. We will try this 2 times. (It is a very high feeling to do it in Dance.. can I ask Sri Radha and Her friends to dance through us? It also seems very high to me.. I will do what I can..

Photos of the second event at Adi Sakhi's house.

franco when he lived in the temple ashram of buenos aires.

My Radharani puppet💖😍

And the construction of the small temple!

HpS - Awk! Only 42-minutes to prepare for reunion con Atul Krsna and Board of Examinations. Very inspiring your news. You are just as much of a Sannyasi as are we. Respects to the family. Look for big help from Krsna.

I am always confronted with obstacles from Godbrothers and devotees in ISKCON. My salvation is my personal relationship with Srila Prabhupada (for many transparent media, but direct experience). Tell your friends that they must get this. Then they can understand how to help the other ISKCON members.

Manual de la conciencia de Krishna

1 month, 2 weeks ago by muraridas in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Hare Krishna querido Gurudeva

pamhoo AgtSP

muchas veces haciendo mi servicio y viendo que las personas que vienen al templo van disminuyendo me pregunto porqué .Si hay motivos externos pero ahora ya las actividades vuelven a l normalidad pero no para el templo y

mi pregunta es si no estamos predicando correctamente

escucho la clase dentro del altar y oigo

porque Ditarastra es ciego pero no solo ciego materialmente sino espiritual también.salgo y una señora ciega con el bastón es ayudada a levantarse e irse

que la degradación de la sociedad lleva a la homosexualidad etc el grupo que venía de estudiantes no volvió etc etc

he encontrado este antiguo manual de la primera etapa es del año 70 y creo que hace mucha falta actualizar la prédica y antes de que los discípulos de Srila Prabhupada se vayan para no perder la esencia se revise se explique quien es Radha Lord Caitanya etc

recierdo en la nueva Vrajamandala un devoto explicando quien eran las deidades que Radha tenia quince años y estaba casada y se escapaba por las noches ha escuchar la maravillosa flauta de Krishna y la confusión en la cara de los invitados

la situación es que si estamos en la situación de enseñar tenemos primero saber que nivel tienen las personas que escucha el mensaje y que nivel de información podemos dar

es mi deseo que un día se haga un protocolo de predica antes de que los devotos antiguos se vayan

veo un vídeo en YouTube sobre las glorias del el Ekadasi y dice

no solo tenemos que ayunar de granos sino incrementar el ayuno el servicio las rondas y reducir el dormir .perfecto

y famoso brahmacary muy entusiasta

pero cuando uno broadcast esto que yo sepa va a tres tipos de audiencia

devotos que viven en el templo minoría y ya lo saben , devotos que viven fuera del templo mayoría que como le explica a un devoto que trabaja en la construcción que haga así el Ekadasi se siente mal por no llegar ha ese estándar

y el tercero es alguien que quiera conocer la filosofía y … sorpresa todos los puntos que los gobiernos avisan que es una secta or cult

oro por la misericordia de Gurudeva nos ilumina para continuar con el legado que nos dejan pero necesitamos que se arreglen estas debilidades y que ahora que hay facilidades para mítines se aborden la necesidad de revisar el manual

no suelo escribir querido Gurudeva y hermanos pero cuando empieza a salir la planta de Tulasi aveces le ponemos mucho entusiasmo y mucha agua y muere con la prédica también

su sirviente

murari muriendo das


Hare Krishna, dear Gurudeva

pamhoo AgtSP

many times doing my service and seeing that the people who come to the temple are decreasing I wonder why. If there are external reasons but now the activities are back to normal but not for the temple and my question is if we are not preaching correctly

I listen to the class inside the altar and I hear because Ditarastra is blind but not only blind materially but spiritually as well. I go out and a blind lady with the cane is helped to get up and go that the degradation of society leads to homosexuality etc the group that came from students did not return etc etc

I have found this old manual of the first stage, it is from the year 70 and I think there is a great need to update the preaching and before the disciples of Srila Prabhupada leave, so as not to lose the essence, it is reviewed, it is explained who Radha, Lord Caitanya is, etc.

I remember in the new Vrajamandala, a devotee explaining who the deities were that Radha was fifteen years old and married and would sneak out at night to listen to the wonderful flute of Krishna and the confusion on the faces of the guests.

The situation is that if we are in the situation of teaching, we must first know what level the people who listen to the message have and what level of information we can give.

HpS-ASA - That is very interesting. We look at the Preface to Srimad Bhagavatam by Srila Prabhupada. It is like a Preface to his whole life and mission. How does he start it?

With example the same focus you are describing.

it is my wish that one day a protocol of preaching will be done before the old devotees leave

I see a video on YouTube about the glories of Ekadasi and it says

We not only have to fast from grains but increase the fast, the service, the rounds and reduce the sleep.

Perfect and famous very enthusiastic brahmacary but when you broadcast this, as far as I know, it goes to three types of audience devotees who live in the minority temple and already know it, devotees who live outside the majority temple who, as he explains to a devotee who works in construction who does this on Ekadasi, feel bad for not reaching that standard and the third is someone who wants to know the philosophy and … surprise all the points that the governments warn that it is a sect or cult

I pray for the mercy of Gurudeva enlighten us to continue with the legacy that they leave us but we need these weaknesses to be fixed and that now that there are facilities for rallies the need to revise the manual is addressed

I don't usually write dear Gurudeva and brothers but when the Tulasi plant starts to come out sometimes we put a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of water and he dies with the preaching too

your servant

Dying Murari Das

HpS - ASA = Thank you Murari Das. We have to use com. We have some spider bites and I think that our body is fighting some virus-poison that they have put in our blood. This is the common situation in the material world, no? You are preaching with a damaged body. All of our readers have same situation.

Wars are not won by perfectly healthy soldiers, but by wounded soldiers who go on fighting.

I think your observations are correct in principle. How to apply them to detailed situations? How to evaluate the effectiveness of the preaching? These are things that we understand require local knowledge as well as broad theory.

Build your Sankirtan partners in your Yatra.

It is not just a mental adjustment. It is by the nature of the internal potency that your Yatra is the leader of the Sankirtan in ISKCON and you are its leader.

Give the best leadership you know. Do the best service you can for your Deities. Listen to the Sankirtan of your other Yatra members and chant to inspire them to higher potencial.

So much more in the SB!

I have never heard of this Manual before. Where is it from? Who?

Thank you, Hare Krsna.