Hare Krsna

11 years, 9 months ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

     Oh...., you will not come for Kartika.
    But, How can i meet you, Maharaj. I know, whenever i chant, i get connected to you.

    i will wait for you.
    Question: How can i get 'Vairayagiya'?

Your aspiring servant,
Gopal Biswas

HpS - ASA - AGTSP!!!    When we get back o USA on 27th we will try to fix the travel, but feels pretty sure that we will visit Manipur and Kolkatta for 2-4th weeks of May.

Vairagya comes from Jnana. Once we know what is this world we become detached.  Look at "vasudevi bhagavati ..." in SB 1.2

Thank you.

Bad Impressions

11 years, 9 months ago by Bhakta Reilly in Other

Hare Krishna Hanumat Preshaka Swami Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories go to Srila Prabhupada and Gauranga!

Maharaja, I was thinking the other day of giving bad impressions in Krishna Consciousness, Prabhupada, I think stated somewhere we should wear Tilak 24/7 even in our Karmi Clothes and at work, etc. But I was wondering, if I'm stuck with the material half of my family in the City Mall, and my little brother and sister are screaming and trying to wrestle with me on the resting benches<img alt="" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/17.gif" title="" /> <img alt="" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/a11.gif" title="" />, I have a visible Sikha, Tilaka, bead bag, etc etc, I think people will often see the 'Hare Krishnas' as some crazy typical biblical brainwash satanic cult or something crazy; all the chanting and marble deitys and books(Forgiveness! No real offenses!!) Thats how I sort of viewed it when I first came in, then the genuine authenticity and goal of the whole thing sunk into me: Krsna Prema Bhakti. Then I was like "Oh! Wow, I get the whole point now! Theres steps, a practical process, etc.."

So should I just wear a hood to cover the sikha and wipe off Tilak in Public scenes to avoid making bad impressions on people? With Tilak on, people tend to treat me oddly enough, or sometimes make fun of me in public .. I just don't want to, scare them away from the movement <img alt="" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/15.gif" title="" />

I often worry too if people will threaten me with violence too; I know it's probably rediculous to worry about, but o I react if I get some people coming up to me with fists or weapons, am I supposed to just be like Ahimsa, or run away, run away?

HpS - ASA  --    AGTSP!     Esteemed Bhakta Reilly.  For Sankirtana, I think Srila Prabhupada siad that marking the Tilak with water was O.K.    Personally, I think that you are right in many cases. People don't understand it and they have a bad impresssion. On the other hand their ignorant reaction is one thing and their spiritual benefit is another.
Many different aspects.
It also protects us, no?     Because we are wearing it people won't approach us for materialistic reasons. So, I would say that the important thing is to be always hearing and talking about Krsna and Tilak is good if you can do it. You can even wear India dress rather than Dhoti and then it may not seem so strange.

What do Gopal and Sri Hari Das say?


11 years, 9 months ago by radhikas in Other

Maharaja Hanumat Presaka Swami. Porfavor acepte mis reverencias. Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada. Querido Maharaja : Usted me pregunta cual es mi negocio, my business. Es enfocado en la salud, como medicina alternativa. Detox foot bath, Swedish massage, Skin care like facial treatments, steam . La chica que fue a vender la biblia se hiso un masaje para aliviar su dolor de espalda por el esfuerzo de vender tantas biblias. Ella estudia en una universidad de cristianos que son vegetarianos. Era bien joben 22 años y parecia una Angel , como yo le regale el bhagavad gita ella me regalo un libro de las profesias y me conto que ina compañera de viaje les gusto el Bhagavad Gita tambien estuboeron leyendolo . Aunque me gusta ayudar a la gente y en especial necesito criar a mis hijos,siempre me gustaria que mi ocupacion fuese complacer a mi autoridad espiritual. Espero que se encuentre bien, Su eterna sirvienta Maha Bhava Cintamani dd

HpS - ASA  --  Jaya!    TlgaSP!     )pfanrh))        Gracias.     Muy bien.    Claro Murari Gupta estuvo un medico. Dice que el cura los enfermidades espirituales de su clientes en la misma tiempo que cura sus enermidades fisicos.

Krishna and Animation

11 years, 9 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

11 years, 9 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

11 years, 9 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.