Letter Recommendations to First and Second Initiation from ISKCON Chile

8 months ago by jagad.guru.das in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Dear Guru Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

The blog is our home for a lot of us. Some of us have been travelling a lot in the last months, far from home, but still, we use our consciousness to find our safe place, which is here.

Now, I'm coming back with my new service as Temple President of Santiago Mandir and the Head of ISKCON Chile.

I have sent to you (attached by other means that allow it) the official recommendation letters for the second initiation to Sripati das, and to the first initiation to Diana Sanchez and Estafania Colella.

We take more time to send this letter because we are just arriving at this service, and we have created now a committee dedicated exclusively to checking every one of the applications to initiation. Actually, the letters are signed also by one of the representatives of that group, Manjuali devi dasi.

Please, keep me as one of your apprentices.

Hare Krishna Guru Maharaja.

HpS - Thank you! We got the hard copies from Asta sakhi Devi Dasi and it was an excellent ceremony. I think Krsna is telling us, "No more Hari-nama Diksa". Time to retire as Diksa guru. We wrote about it in the current Kapi Dhvaja. Talk with you soon.

Kapi Dhvaja 23-04-07

8 months ago by hps in Hot Topics

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our web server is out so temporary copy of this K Dh is here,

Kapi Dhvaja

2023 April 5

Visnu-Purnima (5.2)


● Sankirtan Babble of the Anjana Suta Academy (ASA), www.JayaRama.US, a pioneering branch of ISKCON, Founder-Acharya, His Divine Grace, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.


● GBC Zonal Secretary – H. G. Virabahu Das.


● Editors - Tom Brown, Buck White et al.


● Branch Head - H. H. Hanumatpresaka Swami.


● Published - Each New and Full-moon day.                                                                               

Wandering Miscreants


The Sun is at 5.36PM,

Nila-madhava Dhama,

Houston, Texas, USA

2023, April 6th, Thursday.


AgtSP (paoho)!

This last fortnight started with us still camping at New Govardhana near Monterrey, Mexico.

H. G. Gadadhara-gosai Das and family et all still hosting us, with so many devotees eg. Aristasena Das, Asta-sakhi and Subhadra-mayu Devi Dasis, Karuna-shakti Devi Dasi, Dhruva, Dhanesvari and girls, Arya-strestha and Saccinananda Das’ and so many others working on the ASA Sankirtan!

We continued with the Friday night Caitanya Cinema Circles watching Oscar’s Universal Form and then summary extract of Brother Son, Sister Moon.

For last four nights we moved to Gadhay-gauranga’s restaurant and guest house in Monterrey. Simple but great. Continuous rush of backpackers reserving rooms. We also had huge Harinama to the Lion’s Garden around the corner where they have given use of their ancient garden for Sunday and other festivals.

In general, Hari-lila Das, Mataji, Kuvera et al appreciated that there are fantastic preaching opportunities in Mexico. People seem to be simple, warm-hearted (but also can become angry like children sometimes too).

In Monterrey we did big cultural program at one of the oldest and most prestigious language schools. Bhakta Guillermo was the Master of Ceremonies, contact. Harilila Das did Intro to Sanskrita Language and HpS did Hamlet and Arjuna.

·     Everyday Mangala arati and Gaura arati. Local bhaktas coming for classes

·     Accommodations rough like campinggg.

·     Complicated packing and travel to Mexico City. Shuffling luggage, wrong Terminal, Guest Lounge…


Arrived. First class apartment with Janardana and Arya Srestha as roommates. Formal arrival lunch with 10,000 devotees, tamales and frijoles!

Evening meeting with Diksa candidates (All in Spanish!). Gaura arti…. Rest….


·     11.30AM – Diksa with Bh. Sundara Goswami

·     2-4.30PM – National Congress and Assembly of Deputies, Commission on Cultural Relations, Session on Relations of Mexico and India with Ambassador of India (ICCR), Minister of Culture and five more top rank Mexican Dignitaries, television, first class Indian Dance (Subhadramayi DD et al), Abhirama Thakura (Hector Behara).

Nios was certified by the Indian participants, Hari-lila Das, Ranchor, as being first class representative of India, and by the Mexican participants, symphony direct Ricardo, Govinda-pramodini Devi Dasi et al as being first class representatives of Mexico, Latin America.

Ambassador said that NIOS had organized in three weeks what he had been trying to do over 15-months. So many practical and spiritual questions from the heart for HpSwami.

1.  First, they will laugh at you,

2.  Then, they will try to kill you,

3.  Then, they will expect solid example and knowledge to follow.

We have come to the third phase. Now so many challenges to be grown up institutionally.

… After the intense program in Assembly Room Seven (El Chuachasumach), they took us right into the Main Hall with 500 national Deputies, debating laws and referendum, walked us down through swirling mass of Delegates, standing and meeting in the aisles, greeting our sponsor until we were all sitting in the first row. Then our sponsor (tall as a regal tree) passed a note to the Directoress of the Assembly (twenty feet above the Assembly Fooor) and she smiled and gave us “The most warm welcome for the NIOS/International Delegates from India just coming from the workshop on India/Mexico Cultural Relations, with sincere wishes for all success in our work! Hare Krsna!”

(Now saying “Hare Krsna” is like saying “Salam alekham” to some Muslim friend.)

The building was an example of the greatest architecture in the world with six story vaulting ceiling.

Marched out, back to our Ashrama while talking with Ricardo about his symphony conduction in Carnegie Hall and our contacts with Havi Das, (Ilan Chester) and Symphony of the Soul.

·     Quick evening Prasadam and run to the temple (fighting chest pains) for the Rama-navami evening program with 600-devotees.


Ayee de mi!  Caramba!  Chihuahua!


Every day was like that in Mexico City. Can look at Monkey’s Diary of a Traveling Creature. Big picnic in the park, premier of Spanish subtitled DTC-UT-Peru. Screaming, complicated rush to airport (fighting chest pains), dumped into the USA at Customs.

“Welcome home”

“Oh, my God, thank you. God bless America”.

Now we are just putting our feet on the ground. Adjusting things in the Big H(ouston) and well head back to our Base Camp in Nashville (Murfeesboro).

“Where are you going after this???”

We don’t know. We need to sit down in our Base Camp at 903 Hillcrest, TN 37129, considering things with Abhiseka and Nitai-gaura-sundara Das and then plan for the Final Months.

If developing a NIOS Campus is progressive, then we can see never leaving Nashville again. Otherwise, sort the few boxes of stuff there and maybe go to Houston and Mexico.

Very unlikely we’ll go out for another Mexico, Richmond, Boise tour.

We need to settle down for our last days.

Brother Ass go back to India, Yamuna bath, in a clay canister. (Haw!  Haw!  Haw!)


The Sun is as 6.43PM. We had to review Monkey’s DTC, collect the notes for its Preface and then write this (with little chest pain, and eye strain).

Now, lettuce (let us) dress up and go down the lane from the Sannyasi Place to Nila-madhava’s Alter for Gaura-arati and three last rounds.

Will we come back and finish this???


http://www.jayarama.us/kd/cal.htm (revised 2022 July 13).

Now Sripad Surya-narayana is at 2.18Am, 23-04-07. As usual, after FES we could not do anything practical. Had fruit and nuts for a late night supper.    {Arrrgh!}  Now we have zero-rounds done from today, but finished three we had left from yesterday.  L

Lettuce, TB/BW, finish this KDh quickly and post it.


·      11th about noon we SWA to Nashville, (BNA), then we skedaddle to The Boro, 902-Hillcrest.Then we  work to get out Base Camp in order.

·      Tonight Srinivasa Das, Mother Guru-bhakti Devi Dasi, Jaya-hari Das, Abhaya-joshi Das et al are arranging a sneak preview of DTC-US (USA)  {Tada, Tada, Tada!!}    in The Gauranga Hall.

·      Next Kapi-Dhvaja would be April 19th



8th = Katy with Devendra-krsna Das with Mataji and family.

9th = Sunday Festival.

10th = SB class.

11th = Hou to BNA.


Again, plan to settle in our Base Camp and look at everything with NgD/AsD et al and plan our next move.

Uncle Gismo


In Goloka, every step is a dance, every word a song, and the sound of Krsna’s flute in the dear-most companion.

$$$ - ASA

There has not been too much activity. We closed our ASA accounts from 1 January to 7 March but we see we did not summarize them. We will make a note [ttd] to do that and post it in the Blog. The mad USB robot is subdued but [ttd] must work on this more when we get back to The Boro.

ABC (American Bhagavata Curriculum)

·     Full Morning & Evening Service (FM & ES), Sankirtan Classes etc, we are trying to share through www.gotomeeting.com (737-859-341). Watch for news at Twitter and ASA Blog.

·     Tava Pache Pache (The book) - Is available at https://www.amazon.com/Tava-P%C4%81che-Instruction-C-Bhaktivedanta/dp/0984861149/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C815I1W1M0J0&keywords=tava+pache+pache&qid=1656835432&s=books&sprefix=tava+pache+pache%2Cstripbooks%2C77&sr=1-1. We are presenting it as we travel and ArtDas brought 20-copies in Spanish from Peru!

·     Diary of a Traveling Creature (The Movie) – Is available at: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dtc1/708063883 . That’s the first movie. The second, USA, is also done.    Jaya!!!!      We are still working with Jagat-guru Das on sending the link in the Blog and by Twitter.

·     Waves of Devotion (Spanish Translation), has no more news.

·     Tweeting our Vedabase.io TLC, Ramayan, and Kindle Carl Jung readings!

·     Solaris (NIOS periodical) editing of the Award Ceremony article from Asiatic Society has gone from Govinda and Subhadra Devi Dasi’s to ArtD. We only wait for news from them now.

Wherever you go, whomever you meet, chant Maha-mantra for their hearing and let It preach

LOB, NOI, TLC etc.


No Blog reports this fortnight but personal discussion with Smt. Karuna-krsna Dasi about ASA Carnival, Srinivasa Das, Govinda/Ranchor, et al about NIOS.



HpS is getting 16/4 done daily but struggling to not eat too much at improper times. Watch the Blog for the list of recently initiated devotees from Asta-sakhi Devi Dasi.

Letters to/from the Editor


·     Blog (www.monkeywarrior.com) is caught up. We look at it daily, usually in the afternoon.

Category A is stuff for this current Kapi Dhvaja Twitter (huber_robinson):

Where is Sita?

. . . . Here is the Ring!

 . . . Back to Rama, Back to Rama!

Piggy’s Parting Pearls

Hare Krsna. Hare Krsna. 2.42AM.

(No chest pains, little eye-strain, breathing little smothered, HK, HK!)

We feel that Krsna is instructing us that basically this is the last time we will do initiations. From what we know, Radha-krsna Das in Houston, Swami Yadunandana in Spain, are acting very nicely as ISKCON Diksa gurus, and very compatible with out ASA efforts.

Lord nRSMhadeva will go back to the Boro, but Lord jagannAtha will stay in Srinivasa Das, Su-gopi, Sundara-radhika Devi Dasi’ AzrAma.

This may be the last Kapi Dhvaja.    We find ourselves more and more riding a Donkey3 (Half-dead, Half-deaf, Half-demented) or maybe we are making spiritual progress.

Yet, this morning, for the first time, we got the feeling that we might stay until 84-years old, but just as a Hari-nama San-Kirtan leader.

(Unless Putin and Nato toss a few tactical nukes at each other in the Ukraine, and then we will be publishing Kapi Dhavjas in Goloka. Jaya!)


Hari Bolo.

Srila Prabhupada Singing Maha-mantra (as Bhajana),

Simple form at: 



Graphic enhanced form is at:


We listen to it every day when we take our morning bath etc. We can check our consciousness, Bhava, attitude, against the absolute standard of love of God!


¡Hanuman Ayudaaa!

8 months, 1 week ago by piyari_mohan_das in Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Please accept my obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I ask you please not to publish the content of this letter. It deals with a topic that only you should know.

ASA SAUC - AgtSP!! Then you should not send it here, rather ask how we can discuss it confidentially with only one or more other devotees who are practically concerned.

We have extreme doubts about "Topics that only we should know", because we know that we are 99% fools.

Yet, we will look at it and if necessary confidentially share it with appropriate devotees.

Thank you, so much.

I wish you are well, I have followed you on social networks, but... ... Thank you very much Gurudeva

Your Servant

Piyari Mohan das

HpS - Was very nice letter, but really nothing that needs to be confidential. You are doing what every real devotee does.

Can you just look at it, maybe edit it a little bit and then send again. Then we can comment. We would like to comment. Is good report.

Thank you.

Response to previous letter about candidates for initiations

8 months, 2 weeks ago by maha-anandini-radha-dd in Hot Topics

Hare Krsna Maharaja please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!!

Sorry for my late response, I have gone through many material things, entrance to the school of the Narottam brothers, an emergency operation of the appendix. uff!!!

With respect to your questions in the previous letter, here I answer.

Narotam has successfully completed the disciples and bhaktas course and the test stipulated by H. H. Jayapataka Swami. Both mother Alankriti and prabhu Parasuram have successfully passed the test for 2nd initiation created by HH Jayapataka Swami and both are taking the online bhakti sastri course. These 3 candidates are with all the times of service, courses and tests accepted.

I heartily appreciate all Maharaja, I will always be in your debt. Your humble servant, always attentive to serve you, Maha Anandini Radha dd.

HpS - Thank you!!! We were dying for this.

We need letters from the Temple President or his or GBC authorized agencies. Thank you. Hope your donkey, body, is teaching you good lessons to finish your material attachment very soon and wake up to your full self.


8 months, 2 weeks ago by divya@108 in Hot Topics



HpS/ASA --- 🙈 🙊 🙉 Then, according to the Standards of Communication for the Blog, which we have to repeat again and again and again and again, we, HpS, TB, BW, UG et cannot read it.


Hare Krsna!!!!


We are Brahmacaris and Sannyasis here and cannot have private discussions with members of the fair sex.

Yet, we are very enthusiastic to help if there is a responsible Grhasta in the dialogs.

So, please send us the name and Whatsapp phone number of such a one and we can make a group chat in Whatsapp. [Of course, these are maybe $5/word. (Financial grants available)]

We will not publish the number of Such-A-One.

2nd Drop in the Ocean

8 months, 3 weeks ago by chas d lind in Hot Topics

please accept my sincere obeisance’s, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Thank you for your quick response, I know you’re quite engaged in service.

The question on our “8.3” number is parallel and self-encumbered, I was referring to the World population which is currently at 8.3 billion of all nations, then you refreshed my memory of 8.3 million gyrations in the species of material existence. So many cycles, and growing primarily out of tama-guna.

Murfreesboro sounds like a plan, we’ll need to get on your journal page to find the perfect stage for the visiting our Sage.

Will do my best to keep the responses going to you, not taking any chances, for now we may yet be blessed in your Spiritual quests

Hasta Luego Maestro Grande!  

HpS - 🐷 🐷 🦍

We have some letters for you when we get back to USA!

Are you doing service at New Raman-reti?