Is this an offense? Urgent

5 months, 3 weeks ago by candra108_mukhi in Hot Topics

Hare Krsna Beloved Gurudeva AGTSP PAMHO

I saw the picture that I am attaching in Facebook I commented that this is an offense against Lord Jesus Christ

Please tell me

Thanks

Your servant

Cmdd

ASA - Hare Krsna. We cannot see the picture without answering the letter. So we will "Publish" our answer and then maybe edit it after we see the picture.

Seems O.K. to us. Of course, we don't know any details, but our Lord, Jesus Christ, was gentle like the rabbit, and the Hare, no?



El Burro Akinchana Krsna das

5 months, 4 weeks ago by denukha108akd in Hot Topics

Querido Guru Maharaja. Por favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias. Jaya Srila Prabhupada Jaya Jagannatha

Nos estamos acercando reciénteme al blog; después de la necia actitud de sentirnos caídos y por ello alejados del mismo. Nos esforzamos en cantar nuestras rondas, aunque aún no de la mejor manera ni muy temprano.

Quiero infórmale un asunto que me ha causado mucha ansiedad y creado cierta polémica en el templo de México. Hace unas semanas, estuve hospedado en casa de Bhakta “D” pues por distintas razones me quede sin hogar, Él estaba de peregrinaje en India; su novia me prestó su bicicleta y al yo usarla me la robaron. (La deje con cadena y candado; afuera de un restaurante y la robaron); cuando Bhakta “D” regreso de India, yo le dije que le pagaría, pero el quería el pago inmediato, era mucho más cara de que lo que yo imaginaba ($1,000 Dlls aproximadamente). Como no tenía yo el pago, enfureció, mi Madre estaba enferma yo viaje a Guadalajara y el argumento que estaba huyendo, llego al templo (Junta de Ratha Yatra, pues participa en el comité) con una Patrulla en busca de mi persona. Por fin pudimos llegar a un acuerdo y estoy dando a la semana un pago de $50 Dlls a la semana, (lo cual ha sido una gran austeridad para mi, pues tengo problemas, me quede sin empleo).

Por fortuna el comité tuvo una actitud neutral, y sigo participando como lo he hecho sin interrupciones por 17 años. Pero algunos miembros de la comunidad dudan de mi persona, pues Bhakta “D” afirma que yo robe la bicicleta. Yo juro ante Ud Gurudeva y ante Sri Jagannatha que no la robe. Ya he pagado un 40% aproximadamente y seguiré hasta cubrir la deuda. Pero quería informar la situación a su Santa Persona.

Aprovecho, para disculparme por no avisar de los cambios en Ratha Yatra, tres donadores dejaron de participar y la fecha (normalmente es en Mayo) se pospuso hasta el 31 de agosto y 1 de Septiembre.

postrado ante sus pies de loto, su eterno aspirante a sirviente. Akincana Krsna das

HpS - Gracias su carta. Gracias su peticion de Whattsapp buscar la carta. Normalmente deumuramos tres dias responder a cartas como no convierta a un diagolo. 😀 Pero con peticion extra mas rapido.

Es un bicicleta caro! No tengo experiencia de Vd como ladron. Pienso una esfuerza comprar nuevo bicicleta es solucion suficiente, no? Y en el futuro tener claro cuanto cuesta cosas que toma en prestamo, no?😀😀😀 Si adelantamos la vida espiritual, austeridad. La vida material sigue bueno! Yo tambien necisito recordar esto!

URGENT - Piero from Chile report and questions

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

All glories to Hanumatpresaka swami

Obeisances

Here, Piero from Chile.

I am in good health and with enthusiasm to stay in the spiritual war. 

I wrote two month ago about my situation in the temple of Chile.

I was commander of the temple for one month. It was much for me, i am so obsessive and very immature spiritually and materially. It was much responsibility that i can hold. I was sick with nerves and then with indigestion. I wanted stay in the service, but my body stopped it.

Now i am living in a apartment with devotees. I wake up at the 4 AM (some time a litter late for tamo guna but i fought). Then i go to bathroom and then i make a litter mangalartik, just 15 minutes. Chanting my rounds with Srila Prabhupada recording. Then two hours of study Gita and Bhagavatam, breakfast and going to sankirtan.

HpS - AGTSP paoho. You must have been a monk in you last life.

My health quickly got better, and now i take an another service in the temple. Prabhu Amara asked me to be a secretary and i agreed.

Like a Kshatriya i work better like a secretary than a commander. My dharma is more intellectual than a warrior in the battlefield, i dislike the fight.

It matches with the instruction that you give me in Buenos Aires, be a reporter for the temple and do things like a secretary. I like it.

We are doing many things, organizing meetings and typing this, see problems than we have to improve, planning a census of devotees and many other things.

On the other hand in the comunicate department we still doing the bulletin all the Ekadashi. Now we let's go back to do “perspectivas”. Short interview of devotees in a short videos. I want do another interview to devotees but written and with the goal to heal and unite to the congregation.

I want to learn good english, all days i tried to learn a new word.

HpS - Read the Krsna book in English.

My passion make me an a desire machine, but now i tried that all going connected with Krishna.

My idea is clean myself this year, taking some therapies for be more strong, like metagenealogy, yoga, psychotherapy, to know me more than now.

My heart now is more connected with you, but my mind still is a bad dog.

I have some questions. First the question that i did in gotomeeting.

  • Paramatma is connected with the intelligence?

HpS - Intelligence in Sanskrita is "Buddhi". It is in the heart. It is perspective, attitude, meditation. On the basis of our intelligence we think, plan. That is "manas". It is discussed again and again in the Gita and SB. You will understand. It is material. The paramatma is the 'Hand of God". He is especially discerned in the intelligence. We have inspiration to do this do that. That is the paramatma talking through our material intelligence. Read, chant more, you will understand.

  • When Krishna said to Arjuna than never after he see the universal form His refers of this planet or in all the universe?

HpS - We don't understand. Maybe in Spanish. Exact place where it is spoken in the Gita. The universal form is the whole universe. This planet (plane et) is just part of it.

Thank you gurudeva, your simple servant, Piero Saavedra Torchio.

HpS - Thank you. Also look at your other letter.


Final Report about EPV Chile

6 months ago by abhimanyu_das in Hot Topics

AGTSP, PAMHO:

Dear Gurumaharaja, I am writing on behalf of the entire Vaisnava protection team.

We have made a public statement and informative of all things that have happened in our attempt to do something in relation to the problems that you know we work.

We have become tired and worn out seeing that there has been no progress so we made the decision to send all the information to our community to end our effort. At the same time we want to inform you by sharing the same statement. If you wish, you can edit, publish, or delete it, as you will undoubtedly know what is most appropriate.

Finally, we thank you for all your support and help, thank you very much.

HpS - AGTSP paoho. Hey, if it is your service, don't give up. Srila Prabhupada had a lifetime of effort, preparation, then Krsna used it all. We wish we could do more.

We just ran it past us. It is very very long. I will erase it and then you send a summary.

Urgent: The Origin of the Jiva - Drama

6 months, 4 weeks ago by Dhruvānanda DAS in Hot Topics

Dear Maharaja and esteemed Vaisnavas,

Please accept my (aspiring to be) humble obeisances. 

All glories to Jagat Guru Srila Prabhupada. 

Near my home is a forest. When my children are at school, I sometimes take a break from writing and I go there. There are some very nice young boys that play there on occasion. 

Yesterday I went out chanting japa, looking for them, and I got distracted by my own reflection - I fell down. But I learnt a lot. 

Here’s the video to prove it. 

https://youtu.be/iYNpAasKS38

Aspiring to join Lord Krishna’s Drama Party

Dhruvananda Das

HpS - Hare Krsna! Very nice video. Very funny. Who was the camera man while you were on scene?? More! Before there was Crocodile Dundee, now there is Brown Bull Dhruva!

Urgente LAD: "Nobody is a prophet in his own land".

6 months, 4 weeks ago by laksmana-agraja in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna, dear Gurumaharaja, Pamho, AGTSP!

"Nobody is a prophet in his own land".

My friend Om Purnam made this comment when I published an article on Facebook that told how well I did on my tour of Cuzco. Then followed Cochabamba and La Paz. It was a tour of the south that lasted 25 days. 15 programs in 25 days; between classes, workshops, seminars, etc. Fairly good. More preparation or reprinting of several ppts, readings, etc to prepare me, were quite a few hours of work. But, I felt happy, loved, useful. It's not that I'm too worried about success and fame. Actually I have always been between fame and infamy all my life. I worked several institutions, so I know how is like. In summary it was a successful tour.

And I returned to my reality. Once again I realized, again, that I am not the savior of Chosica, of Peru. I have been in limbo for several weeks.

The point is that I want to preach inside and outside of ISKCON, and in Peru the doors are closed. I have applied to various institutions and nothing has happened. Then, the phrase that I started with took on a new meaning. By the signs, it seems that destiny is sending me to other places.

Some friends recommended me to go somewhere else and I think they are right. They do not need me here anymore. In education there are enough people to develop it in ISKCON Peru. In addition there is not much demand, but outside, in society, there are many people who are looking for alternatives. After my experience in the university and some talks outside, it seems to me that work in the cultivation of the human spirit is a good preaching work.

It occurred to me to talk to P. Mathures (he invited me to Bolivia), that apart from being my authority I consider him my friend and I asked him to see if there are opportunities outside, in Bolivia or anywhere required. A place where I can serve the devotees and do some work, preaching, outside. I do not want temple life again, I already went through that experience and it's beautiful, but I feel that outside there are many people who are waiting for something.

I finished my master's degree, but I am missing the thesis and that can be completed at any time, and resources are needed that I do not have at the moment. Nothing really tie me up here. Here I feel useless, I know that I have a lot to give and I need to go to a place where I can do it.

Well, Gurudev, thanks for listening. I did not write before because I know you are busy and also I did not have things clear. Well, in reality the only thing clear is that there is nothing here for me. I hope that when you return to the USA you will have some time to talk and help me clarify my ideas.

Because of your mercy, my sadhana continues to be good and that keeps me alert and without being carried away by frustration. I could have thought ... I gave ISKCON many years, I stopped working outside to help the gurukula, then the ashram and the temple, I did not worry about my future, nor my maintenance, now I'm old and they do not want me anywhere anymore because They don't accept older people, who have not worked lately. I have no bank account, no opportunities, I live in my mother's house. It would have been simple to have these ideas, in fact many people have left ISKCON with this feeling or are simply full of resentment. Neither do I want nor am I ready to accept sannyasi's order. It would be ridiculous. Prabhupada speaks of those who take the order out of frustration. I want to be useful in the world, to help people from their realities. Cultivation of the human spirit.

Anyway, I know that behind everything there is a Krishna´s plan. Please, help me to figure it out.

ss LAD

HpS - Hare Krsna. Thank you for your letter. AGTSP. Paoho. We are just little Monkeys collecting little fried peas from off of the rocks at his feet. When he calls us and wraps a scarf with a message around our neck and says, "Lalita, Lalita!", or "Subala, Subala!", we hop up and down and chant, "Krsna, Krsna!" and take off running, swinging.

Krsna is such a greedy person that He always has so many ideas about how Krsna can enjoy some new adventure that we are naturally engaged night and day. Chant, chant, chant. Vidya-vadu-jivanam. Krsna will give you the intelligence how to carry out his mission and where to carry it out!

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