Hare Krsna Respected Guru Maharaj

7 years, 10 months ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

Hare Krsna Respected Guru Dev,
    Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

           HpS - ASA - We still have to advance from clean feet to lotus feet, but by Acharya-kripa, Srila Prabhupada's mercy, we are progressing!


     All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    All glories to Guru parampara.

    We know you are not good health wise. We saw your recent photo; you are looking very very tired.
    we will pray to our Lord for your good health.

HpS - Ayurveda analysis seems very correct.  Pita out of place.  In the throat and mouth.  Now much better, but still some problem.    >>>   Change our way of living.    You have same challenges..

     We are in process of fund collection for 'Janamastami 2012'. Study & sadhana is as usual (no change) at my end.

    Question - When 'Vairagya' comes in heart?

    Guru Dev, can we see the world, which comes after material word. I mean, how we can develop the  eye to see the world which comes after material world.

    I have realized, whenever we see things at body level we are always attached. but whenever we are able to see at soul level there is no attachment or attraction. So need an eye to see across the
    material layer.

    So can we not develop that eye, with leaving in this material world? What will be the process to
    start?

your servant,
Girivaradhari-Gopal Das

HpS - ASA -  AGTSP   pamho.    There is no "new news" from Goloka everyday neither.      Everyday just take the cows out and come home for bath and dinner...    Haw!      Haw!      Haw!                  Maybe the devotees in Santa rasa see it like that?     No, Krsna's flower garland is in Santa-rasa.   It sees  soooo  many wonderful changes everyday.     Improvement everyday.

So, we can see Goloka, as we apply NOI 3.    We have to increase our enthusiasm.    It follows as a natual result of the determined Vaidhi bhakti.  Are you applying the suggestions in NOI 3?        Of course, by meditation (Japa) every day and SB every day, how can we not increase our intelligence.  1st canto, 2nd canto...    the lessons are more and more deep!

How is local temple, association?    Do you have big responsibility to influence the consciousness?          Are you doing Bhakti sastri studies with interesting devotees???????                      Next    is second initiation...    then third.....

Report From Valparaíso.

7 years, 10 months ago by Vanamali Dasi in Other

<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />All GLories to Sri Sri GOura Nitai<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />

<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />All Glories to Srila Prabhupada<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />

<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />Dear Gurumaharaja<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />:<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a38.gif" title="" />

Has long wanted to write but I had the courage to do. I went through a bad time<img alt="sad" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/sad_smile.gif" title="sad" />. Disappointment of some associations, but such is life in the material world. <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/17.gif" title="" />I was ill with cervical problems, pinched nerves, because making a botched force, a lot of weight and poor posture. I am sick of many things<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/26.gif" title="" />, defenses down, lose weight. I find healing for my sadness and my body. During this time, my rounds were not well, not finished, there were days when not chanting<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/02.gif" title="" />. Despite all this, Krishna never left me in a moment<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />, always i had a moment to remember Krishna<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />. I question many things<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/06.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/06.gif" title="" />, I searched good association to help me<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/60.gif" title="" />. It was a time to grow a little, Rethink everything and continue, Feeling more chanting maha mantra, to go by feel and not by duty, To be happy to serve the Lord<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />. So in that search, I found Krishna, rescued me and made me feel his infinite love for a few eternal seconds, the second most beautiful of my life<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />. At that moment I felt for the first time, truly no longer wanted to be in this world<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />. I realized that Krishna is always there, despite everything that may occur<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a37.gif" title="" />. Krishna always sends someone, devoted, or himself, somehow, to heal the heart.<img alt="heart" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/heart.gif" title="heart" />

Currently, I follow the Bhakti Sastri our tutor (Patraka Das) with Raman Reti Devi Dasi, and other devotees<img alt="smiley" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/regular_smile.gif" title="smiley" /><img alt="cool" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/shades_smile.gif" title="cool" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/05.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/18.gif" title="" />. On Thursday, we make a small program of spiritual cultivation in Quillota, chanting Hare Krishna we read the Bhagavad Gita and take prasadam<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />. Very nice. I attend programs that take place in Viña del Mar, at least 1 or 2 times a month, which are often carried out. I'm still working in schools with children with language problems, hearing, mental retardation and autism. With a child with autism, six years, looked a picture of Radha Krishna on my computer and I said:  “Is a party, a big party!!!!”<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/18.gif" title="" />.

Finally, <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />I have to thank you for your dedication to the mission of Srila Prabhupada, to distribute Krishna consciousness, for the inspiration every day. <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />Thank that wonderful space of the Japa chanting, Japa Joe is great, a blessing, a precious gift. Now I'm happy chanting my 16 rounds, and following the 4 principles. 

Sorry for not wrtiting before. <img alt="sad" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/sad_smile.gif" title="sad" />

<img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />My obeisances at your lotus feet. <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" /><img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />

Her foolish servant, <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a37.gif" title="" />

Vanamali Dasi <img alt="" src="http://www.hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a37.gif" title="" />

ASA - HpS  -  AGTSP   paoho.   So,  very nice to hear from you.  We miss your association, your father, Cynthia, everyone very much.   Your report of the progress in your journey sounds very nice.  Very heart touching.

Continue!    Krsna has a big responsibility for you.  There is no doubt of it.  You can help a great, great deal, but first you have to do just what you are doing. You have to get your basic connection adjusted in terms of your regular religious duties and then you can start to take bigger responsibilities from Krsna.

opinion vs aparadha

7 years, 10 months ago by sriradhedd in Other

Dear Maharaja,

PAMHO, AGTSP!

Thanks for your answer. It's not so easy to find the golden mean.
If i tell negative things about somebody even if i'm right chanting the Holy Name will be more difficult.

HpS - AGTSP, pamho.  No. look at SB 1.9.    There's the whole explanation by Bhismadeva to Yuddhisthira why it was right to kil 640,000,000 men.


What is the limit of the opinion and criticism or vaisnava aparadha?
Thanks a lot.

Your insignificant servant,
Sri Radhe dd

HpS - SB 1.9...  Our standard developed out of our INTENSE experiences on the Vraja-mandala-parikrama.   Walking 10-15 KM/day barefoot.  Sleepin on the ground in tents wit 200 other devotees....   Sometimes you want to explode, but we got this Mantra, "In Vrndavana only Krsna and Balarama kill demons!".

O.K.     We just call, "Hare Krsna!!!!        Hare Rama!!!", and then come with Their logs and beat the rascals, the Putanas, the Aghasuras...    But is They want us to do some work for Them like Yuddhisthira then They will empower us.  It will come from intelligence deep and clear, and maybe faster than we can control, and everybody will be please with the violence!    Jaya!    Good luck with your Battle of Kuruksetra!!!

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7 years, 10 months ago by Namacarya das in Other

www.jayarama.us/archives/brs/nod-2.docx

PAMHO . Guru Maharaja, link does not work.

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ASA - Buck White - AGTSP   paoho  Thank you for your rapid and precise attencion.  We were going to upload it at the end of today's work, but we have done it just now to match your speed!             As you see the Calendar, today, Wed/11 . We are doing Area One.  It will be a Sumarry of the Course  and Introduction of David Haberman's introduction.    We will update the nod-2 with a specific study guide for the reading assignment for this first meeting.

Monkey - Yeah!

AGTSP!!!

7 years, 10 months ago by Bhakta.PabloA.B in Other
All glories to Sri Sri Nitai Gaura-to Srila Prabhupada and You ...
 
Please accept my most respectful obeisances Guru Maharaja, the latter one time I wrote you asked me to tell you about me and I was not very clear who I am, I know it's my responzabilidad not write as often as it should. Well, my name is Pablo, I'm 25 years old, I live in Santiago-Chile, I know the movement 9 years ago and since then I'm attending the temple, my fixed service in recent years has been cooking on Friday on the feast of Prabhupada. I Studied Graphic Design for several years, I learned to tattoo and with that I keep my expenses, even with my family alive.
I love art, I'm always doing something, write songs, draw, paint, take pictures and that sort of thing.
 
    ASA -  AGTSP      Wonderful!
 
Something that might help you remember who I am is that the last time he came to Chile, I did a service for you to design an envelope for a DVD of his film "The Bhagavata Person."
 
ASA - Mmmmm!   Yes we have some memory of that but cannot keep clear your picture!!!           Thank you!
 
 
And I can also tell that I participate in a band where I try to preach in some way people listen to us, wrote a song about you but the music does not sound very spiritual letter expresses the gratitude I have that you are in my life .
 
Hoping to serve you always, Paul Bhakta, Santiago-Chile
 
HpS - ASA - O.K.   More news, from time to time!               Japa?

Hare Krishna~!

7 years, 10 months ago by Reb 'Revati' in Other

 

Hare Krishna maharaja,

Please accept my most humble obeisances & All glories to Srila Prabhupada~!!!!!!!!

Maharja... please forgive me for not writing for so long... There has been a lot going on for me in my life and in my mind... I have a lot I want to discuss with you. May I have your e-mail address? Sri Hari prabhu directed me on where to find it, but I couldn't find it.

How are you doing? I pray that you are always well and happy :)

your aspiring servant,

reb :)

HpS - ASA -   Jaya!  Hare Krsna.    We cannot give much specific consultation, because we don't know your good self in specific detail.  That's just natural.

In life, we have to make the effort to cultivate a circle of natural counselors, Aunts, Uncles, friends, relative,   KRSNA!        People with whom we have natural contact.              To give specific advice we have to live in the same community. Know the same people. Othewise all we can give is general advice, which is also very useful, like these ideas.

We are like flowers floating on the water of the river that is Krsna's pastimes.  Sometimes He puts them together, sometimes He separates them, sometimes He lets them make decisions.

Before this Blog we were trying to maintain, 400-500 letters a month!!!    Killing letter load.

So, use, a Psuedo-nym, like "Fairy Princess of the Yellow Potatoe" and present your ideas for our humble discussion, or in a general manner, and we can help maybe.  (Maybe not (actually we are pretty stupid)), but the basic principle is do not worry so much.  God is good.  He is your great friend.  He likes to play.  If you have got yourself into a great pickle, then get your self out and laugh at it all.

We are young.

We make lots of mistakes, but we can correct them and be good friends again with everybody and go ahead making those relations more and more deeper.

If Krsna, wants in this perspective, sure we can offer a little specific advice, but that is up to him.  We are just flowers also, and now atleast we have this Blog.

(Pretty stupid answer, but I think you can get the gist of our stupidity and maybe we can be of some help to you in your efforts to help and entire generation of people like you all!!!)                  AGTSP..

 

Hare KRISHNA!!!

Please accept my most humble obeisances and All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

Thank you maharja, I understand completely. I wasn't sure if it was too forward for me to ask for not. I have been getting feedback from the community, but I guess the most difficult thing is that I am very new to this community. I have some close relations, but no one really knows me so well yet. That more or less goes for your relationship with me, too. I don't really like to indulge in my "problems" because I don't want to be a bother to anyone. And, like you say, ultimately I just can realize that these things are all an arrangement for some reason or other and is kind of funny in different ways. 

I guess I just wanted to get some advice from you about what to do, but, again, I don't really know what my situation is exactly either. In that regard.. I hope I don't offend you when I ask you this, but what then should the role of the guru be to the disciple? 

I appreciate everything, maharaja.. you are very inspirational to me. I hope I can one day be of some service to you...

your aspiring servant,

reb :)

HpS - Jaya!    AGTSP    Balarama is the first expansion of Krsna.  Krsna is the Supreme Personallity of the the Godhead and the Balarama.  Balarama is the original Guru, so we can understand that there is no limit in understanding Guru. It is almost the same as understanding God.  So then there are many relations and we have to discover these.

The parents are the first natural Gurus.  Is natural. So you should be keeping good contact with your parents about your sitiation.  The King and his wife are natural Gurus, so you have Caru and Vaibhavi.  The paramatma is Ceta guru. Very important to follow our conscience.  Like that there are so many.   The Diksa guru, like I am doing, initiates, Baptises, according to the proper process, and we follow our vows in his associatoin.

THe principle Siksa guru, consuling guru, like this, usually becomes diksa guru also, but one can and really should have several siksa gurus, only one diksa guru.

So we can answer letters like this and as we get to very specific issues that we can answer we can discuss them more individually.  But really you have to get to know local people to get local solutions.

There is no alternative.

O.K?     Again, go ahead.  Be happy.  You have such a nice Acharya in Srila Prabhupada, he is yours, and then so many nice followers. I think nice family.  Work on how you can help Lord Caitanya!