URGENTE!!! Nuevo local para el Yatra de Arequipa

7 months, 1 week ago by raya_ramananda_das_hps in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna,


Su Santidad Hanumat Presaka Swami

Amado Gurudev

A nombre de la Asociación Cultural Bhaktivedanta, tenemos el honor de comunicarle acerca de la próxima inauguración de nuestro nuevo local para Templo de ISKCON, en la ciudad de Arequipa, Perú.

Esta ceremonia será llevada a cabo el día de hoy sábado 18 de junio del presente, a las 15:00 (hora de Perú); lugar, Cruz Verde 411, Cercado. Se adjunta programación.

Vamos a transmitir en vivo a través de nuestra página de Facebook: @iskconarequipa, donde podrá apreciar virtualmente la ceremonia. Pero sobre todo, quisiéramos contar con su cordial saludo y bendiciones para nuestro renovado emprendimiento espiritual de servicio a la Suprema Personalidad de Dios, el Señor Krishna. Por tal motivo, le solicitamos nos pueda hacer llegar un saludo por este medio, o al correo [email protected] o al WhatsApp +51927718398, para poder compartir con todos los devotos del Yatra de Arequipa e invitados; y posterior publicación en redes sociales y en nuestra página web www.harekrishna.pe

Muchas gracias, Guru Maharaj

Arequipa,18 de junio del 2022

Suyos en servicio,

Ramalila devi dasi


Raya Ramananda das



Hare Krishna,


His Holiness Hanumat Presaka Swami

Beloved Gurudev

On behalf of the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Association, we have the honor to inform you about the upcoming inauguration of our new ISKCON Temple premises, in the city of Arequipa, Peru.

This ceremony will be held today, Saturday, June 18, at 3:00 p.m. (Peru time); place, Cruz Verde 411, Fenced. Schedule is attached.

We will broadcast live through our Facebook page: @iskconarequipa, where you can virtually appreciate the ceremony. But above all, we would like to have your cordial greetings and blessings for our renewed spiritual endeavor of service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna.

For this reason, we ask you to send us a greeting by this means, or to the email [email protected] or WhatsApp +51927718398, to be able to share with all the devotees of the Yatra of Arequipa and guests; and subsequent publication on social networks and on our website www.harekrishna.pe

Thank you very much Guru Maharaj

Arequipa, June 18, 2022

Yours in service,

ramalila devi dasi


Raya Ramananda das

Vice president

HpS / ASA - Hare Krsna!! Yes, AGTSP!!! paoho.... This news makes us very happy! We are sorry that our mail-clerks, TB/BW could not get to this earlier, but there was no Priority Code from the current Kapi Dhvaja or FMP in the Title field, so they did not look at it immediately.

Still, very nice. Also Cusco has new center?? Very, very nice.

Very nice!

We found a picture on Google Maps. Is it correct? Green wall!

What makes a sacred space, sacred?

Sacred dialogs within the space.

Nice Chanting-Hearing-Chanting in Mangala arati. SB classes. Sankirtan!

Send us regular, interesting reports. Please make ASA a Sankirtan partner with your Hari Krsna center!

Rattling Mind Question

7 months, 2 weeks ago by jaynityananda in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna, Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

HpS - All G L O R I E S to Srila Prabhupada.

In our previous conversation you commented the following:

"At the same time I'm eager for their blessings, but wanting to be recognized is this annoying voice in my mind that keeps on rattling."

"HpS - It will probably be there until the day you die, but if you engage in devotional service you will not be bothered by it."

What I would like to know is how this works in more detail. I was diagnosed as having ADD by a psychologist. And I do have the symptoms that are used to describe it. Does this mental attitude only last for this lifetime, which is how i understand your answer? Like as in the higher authorities turn off a button when the allotted time for punishment is done.

HpS - As I understand from psychology in the broader world and our Sampradaya, it is like having a banana shaped nose. You will have it until you die, and the mental attitudes are even more durable than the physical ones. They are the basis of the gross ones.

NoI 6 - Tad gada mula hantri, our Yoga is starving the root of the mental and physical "banana noses".

We are developing extreme love for Krsna. We begin to love our Deities. If someone where to steal Them we would not be able to move. We would collapse and stare at the floor. We don't realize how our WORK is developing an attachment to Krsna ('s Name, Form, Pastimes, Associates).

I always had the notion that this kind of mental state is only over when it is purified by my own efforts or by grace. I kind of lost my hope that it will be taken away as a mercy by the Lord in this life. [and i am not sure if i knew what to do with myself if He did. I wouldn't recognize my own mind anymore].

HpS - It will adjust as far as possible. Maybe go away, but it might stay, but then it will be insignificant. A cactus in the neighbor's back yard.

I argue that idea also by what i understand from the notion that we carry our desires and convictions with us in our subtle body from one body to the next. That is a kind of mental state too. What about an ADD kind of mind? That could actually stop?

HpS - Don't know. They may be inaccurately describing a banana knose as zuccini knose.

Looking forward to your reply.

🐱 Oink - Written by Sriman Buck White after consulting with HpS.

Hari Bolo, Hari Bolo!

Your aspiring servant,

Raghava Pandita dasa

[[[Nrsmha Bhoga]]] Balaram

7 months, 3 weeks ago by pnd in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Dear Gurumaharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glorie to Srila Prabhupada.

Our son got born recently. His legal name is Balarám.

Balaram and my good wife Madana Priya dd are already back home for a more week. We are adjusting new everything :) So far everything good, wife is recovering although sleeping randomly due to care as he is active more during night.

We already took him to the temple for darshan of Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Candra. I read first going outside and for temple should be after 3 months, but in Slovakia we need to go often to doctor for checkups with him already from first days, so we took him to the temple of Ekadasi.

From brief look in astrology he may have some ksatria qualities and will love to analyse things. And seems he will be big eater and short temper after father. 🙂

Please give him your blessings so he will be good devotee and will assist in Srila Prabhupada's mission.

Your servant Prahlad Nrsimha das

HpS - Hare Krsna. ASA - Hare Rama. Oh, my gosh, what have you done! Another PnD. Grand parents, pleased.

Hare Krsna, Hare Rama.

So nice!

...but who knows who he is and what is his Karma.

Abhimanyu was a WONDERFUL son. Arjuna was so attached to him and then... ... . !!!

We are no longer in the external story. We are in the internal story.

Be pure so you can give him purity!!!!

Thank you.

Be on you continent about 21st July.

Thank you very much.

All respects to Mataji.

Interviewing with Vedic Inquirer

Dear Maharaja

please accept my humble obeisances - all glories to Srila Prabhupada

i wonder if you remember me. We met in 2013 at the GBC, guru sannyasi sanga. We were in the same breakout group. I was the facilitator.

I hope you are well.

I run a Facebook group called Vedic Inquirer. It’s all about child protection. We have had a few ISKCON leaders interview to give their thoughts on the topic. Would love to invite you to interview.

Hare Krishna

Damodara dasa

HpS - No, I don't remember your good self. It is painful!! Where are you? How are you? What are?

Yes, we can participate.

Can we get a copy to use for our own distribution?

Good service.


Jay Maharaj

11 months ago by mercurio3 in Hot Topics

HK Maharaj Dandavats Pranams!! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!!

How are you? How’s your health? Where are you now? I’m writting you Maharaj because I sent you a letter like 40 days ago and haven’t received any reply yet.

I also have a question, recently I read in the Bhagavatam that Prabhupada says demigods are all devotees, and I’ve heard from the devotees that they fall to the intermediate planets when their sukriti ends, so the question is how can it be that their sukriti ends, if they are all devotees, aren’t they gaining new sukriti all the time?

If a person gets access to the celestial planets by worshipping a demigod, I understand that he gets to the demigod planet, but he or she falls when the sukriti ends, so he came to be a devotee there?

Thank you very very much!

best regards!!



Thank you very much for your letter!!!

Unless you put the FMP or Kapi Dhvaja Priority Code in the Title field you won’t get Tom Brown’s attention and it may be after we are all dead and in Goloka that you get an answer to your letter.

You can find the Priority Code at the seccion Letters to/from the Editor from our blog MkW.

Hare Krishna...Hare Rama...

Candidates for Second Initiation

Hare Krishna Gurudeva:

Reciba Ud. Mis reverencias y respetos personales. El motivo de esta carta es para pedirle su misericordia para otorgarme 2da iniciación. Estos 3 últimos años he estado haciendo servicio de pujari en Wilson Lima Mandir entre otros servicios así mismo he terminado estudios de Bakty Sastry y de Arcana. Me encuentro muy entusiasmado por su respuesta y recurro a esta carta ya que estamos en pandemia. A través del Prabhu Abhiram Das le hice llegar la carta de recomendación de mi autoridad, así como unas fotos de mi servicio. Las cuales también se las reenvió por este medio. Le envié también mi reporte annual con todas mis actividades


Hare Krishna, Gurudeva:

Receive my obeisances and personal respects. The reason for this letter is to ask for your mercy to grant me 2nd initiation. These last 3 years I have been doing pujari service in Wilson Lima Mandir among other services, I have also finished Bakti Sastri and Arcana studies. I am very excited about your response and I turn to this letter since we are in a pandemic. Through Prabhu Abhiram Das I sent him the letter of recommendation from my authority, as well as some photos of my service. Which also forwarded them by this means. I also sent him my annual report with all my activities.

HpS - Karuna Krsna Das has recommended three or four devotees for second initiation on Nityananda Trayodasi, February 14th or 13th.

  1. Tarangaski Devi Dasi,
  2. Mitravida Devi Dasi,
  3. Janapavana Das,
  4. Abhirama Thakura Das,

Some of them have some specific requirements to meet but in general

  • I need to talk individually with each candidate.
  • They all must have passed the ISKCON Disciple Course and show there certificate to us.
  • All need be fixed in the mode of goodness in their service eg. Mangala-arati and full morning program regularly.
  • Be announced as candidate for second initiation on Yatra media one month, or whatever is the GBC standard, before the ceremony.

Hope to talk with you soon.

Post any recommendations here.

Thank you.

You seem to have many of the qualifications for second initiations.