Krishna and Animation

7 years, 2 months ago by Bhakta Reilly in Other

Hare Krishna, please accept these humble obeisances

All the glorification goes to Srila Prabhupada and Gauranga!

Greetings Maharaja, I am not sure if you've seen Little Krishna, the 3d animated series of Krishna's pastimes depicted in our current mode of human technology. Animations like that involve advanced animation programs such as 3ds Max, Blender, and Maya (Maya is a real animation programs name, LOL).

I believe there was some problems with Little Krishna's production the team had to answer to regaurding one of Prabhupada's letters on animation + movies: 

1)    Are you aware that Srila Prabhupada did not want Krishna to be represented as a cartoon character?

Ans: Yes we are aware of the letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1971.

Srila Prabhupada wrote to Madhusudana, “The point is that these drawings should be realistic. Not that you make Krishna a cartoon character and therefore laughing stock. And hippy ideas shouldn't be used either. Whatever technique is there, make it realistic. That will be nice.” Srila Prabhupada letter (Aug 18, 1971)

So in your opinion Maharaja, what do you think should be the standard of a 'realistic' 2d animation of Krishna Consciousness subject matter nowadays? (Something like Ramayana: Legend of Prince Rama) Or likewise?


HpS - AGTSP  Pamho   I think Little Krsna and the Japanese Ramayana were of quality.   We have the BBT paintings as a standard.   The thing is that Little Krsna is fine for devotees who have read Prabhupada, but for new people it will mostly stay as how it is presented, no: The Legend Of Krsna?    Yet, it is a positive legend the are presenting.  Can think of good and bad aspects?

Bhvai canto 3 and 4

7 years, 2 months ago by harsh_horse in Other

Hare Krsna Maharaj, AGTSP,PAMHO,
we were thinking to write current letter for quite long time but were hesitant. maharaj one year back you gave us personal classes for 5 months in first year of Bhvai..

Can we still continue bhvai canto 3 and 4...

we can stil give our second semester deliverables to you.. my march end we can give all essays and exams....we know we are very late in saying this.. but you invested so much for your personal time on us, we think can atleast reciprocate by continuing the course. with you....


HpS - AGTSP    This is interesting area. Should we have formal students and informal students in the BhVai classes.   We don't know how to mix this.   Right now we are in the planning stage.  Srivasa Pandita Das should have an announcement for registration soon.  We will discuss with him, but for sure you have BhSastri Program with Sri Hari Das.   As older Grhastha I think he will be super nice associacion for you in many ways.

Hare Krsna - Update on initiation letter

7 years, 2 months ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

Hare Krsna Maharaj,
    Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    By your blessing, I had two rounds of interview, first with our Temple President H G Radhe Shyama Pr
    and second with temple committee members, yesterday for initiation.

    After interviews, i have been informed that we will received letter in a day or two by email.

Your aspiring servant,
Gopal Biswas

HpS - Jaya!   AGTSP  Pamho     So, let us talk more when the letter of recomendation comes.

Bhaktina Analia

7 years, 2 months ago by Bhaktina Analia in Other

Todas las glorias a srila Prabhupada
Todas las glorias a HPS
Acepte por favor mis reverencias

Espero me recuerde,el año pasado en Bernal los queridos vaisnavas Lalita y jiva Goswami me llevaron ante usted para pedirle refugio ,contandole que yo hacia servicio alli cocinando y sirviendo a los devotos que venian a los programas de los Sabados.Como es de su conocimiento el Dham ya no pertenece a Isckon por lo tanto he venido desde un tiempo a esta parte realizando servicio en el templo de Buenos Aires donde  residen Sri Sri Goura Nitai.Al parecer siempre relacionado con el prasadam ya que he servido durante las fiestas de domingo el prasadam a los devotos y tambien he realizado servicios espontaneos.Trabajo en el Restaurant del templo  hace varios meses donde tambien trabaja mi hijo (21).Tengo un hijo mas ,Conrado (19) y Luna Azul(15)los tres viven conmigo.Tambien trabajo como profesora de pilates y de personal trainer.
Desde hace 3 meses estoy cuidando a las deidades de una amiga que viajo a India, a quienes cuido,baño,despierto,acuesto,adorno,visto con cariño.
CAnto mis rondas,no todas las que deberia ni tan buenas como quisiera.Leo el BG y ahora estoy haciendo un curso con prabhu Mahahari los sabados sobre Harinam.
Participo de las reuniones de hermanos espirituales a veces indirectamente ya que no puedo asisitir,pero como Krishna sabe de mis deseos de servir ,siempre me hace llegar un servicio..!!!tal es asi que al parecer consegui el auto para buscarlo al aeropuerto!!
Querido Guru Maharaj agradezco a los devotos que me han animado a escribirle y quisiera decirle que no me preocupo si no me recuerda porque espero que krishna me de la posibilidad de servirlo a usted y a los devotos que tan sincero lo sirven, de manera tal que no solo me recuerde sino que ademas me bendiga otorgandome su refugio y guia.
Acepte mis reverencias!!!!
Su aspirante a sirviente
Bhaktina Analia de Buenos Aires

HpS -  Muchas gracias por su carta. Aparece muy bien su situacion. Claro, podemos morir en cualquiere momento, entonces es mejor no ser apegado a cual quiere situacion, y constantamente canta Hare Krsna!   Nos vemos pronto en BsAs.         Aqui somos para servirle a Vd.     Aparece que esta casi bien situado en su relacion con Krsna que tiene planificar fuerta mente en tomar iniciacion.

A fool's ramblings

Dear Guru maharaj,

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

I hope this finds you in good health. 

This past weekend, our Bhakti Lounge preaching center had a small retreat for the guests that have been coming regularly to the center. It was the first time I have been in charge of kitchen duty; cooking prasadam for about 20 people is not as easy as it sounds. Some tears, chastisements, burnt granola, sour curry, and vegan lasagna were a few of the highlights; however, it was worth it. A good experience by all means. I'm not sure if I would do it again!

On another note, in my my last post I told you about the dakshina that I collected for you. Your reply was baffling. I might have to cook a lot of potato and squash for Krishna. I apologize for doubting your instruction because I'm a fool. Are you sure you don't want it sent to you? If it is you request that it be used for bhoga then I humbly comply. 

Sadhana is... there. Minimum 16 rounds, 4 regs, not too much reading I regret, sankirtan in some form or another- not neccesarily book distribution. Life is moving along in the temple. My tulasi service is my main concentration although I feel my effort in it is lacking. Do you know how to eliminate spider mites and white flies? There seems to be a slight infestation of both culprits in her leaves.

Jaya Nitai!!! Our bhakti lounge crew meets on Sundays for Srimad Bhagavatam classes. On Nityananda's appearance day, I gave my first ever class which lasted 10 seconds. Speaking in such a way is very scary for me. I did not do a good job. I prefer to sing in public than to speak. I prefer to go out on book distribution than to give class any day. Anyways, too much rambling. It has been a month so I have alot to say! :D

In conclusion, I figured out that Prabhupada is absolutely the boss. I like getting the service to wrap his chaddar around him before he goes to sleep. He is boss :)

Jaya Prabhupada!!

Your aspiring servant,

Rasa-mandali dd

HpS - Jaya!   So nice to hear from you.    Our reporter from Toronto, aye?   No, don't know how to get rid of the white flys but I hear there are manuals.    Devotee in San Jose California has a 9 foot tall tulasi that started from nothing.  In San Jose usually no more than 2 feet tall.

Invest the money in books and then distribute them and whatever income there is we can keep that for Anjana Suta Academy Toronto, a branch of ISKCON!

Very good luck in all your service.

Are you investigating Grhastha ashrama?

Bhaktina Diana

7 years, 2 months ago by dianita lalita in Other

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada!

Todas las Glorias a HanumatPresaka Swami!

Por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias

Querido Maharaja: 

¿Como esta Usted? ¿Como esta su salud?

HpS - Hay noticias en el DTC!

Falta muuuuy poco para Su visita, aqui estamos todos super felices y organizando todo para Usted, es muy emocionante ver a los devotos tan deseosos por complacerLo!!!!

Tratando de seguir con Sus instrucciones respecto a mi servicio en la recepcion del Templo, y eternamente agradecida y emocionada por sus consejos, muuuuuucha misericordia para ésta humilde sirvienta!!!!!!!!!!!

Ansiosa por servirLo a Usted, y mediante Su misericordioso intermedio a Sri Sri Radha Krishna.

pd. le envio un regalo de parte de GastonStone, uno de sus dibujos, a mi entender el maaaaas lindo, espero que le guste!!!

Por favor disculpe mis ofensas

Tratando de alcanzar el polvo de Sus pies de loto, Su Sirvienta Bhaktina Diana.<img alt="" height="18" src="" title="" width="18" /> 

 HpS - Jaya!      Nos vemos pronto!   Aparece como buen dibujo....