Carta publica a mi guru y comunidad vaisnava.

1 week, 6 days ago by Nadiya Nivasi Dasi in Other

Todas las glorias a Sri Sri Guru y Gauranga.

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

Hare krishna Gurumaharaj, acepte mis sinceras y respetuosas reverencias.

Escribo esta carta pidiendo disculpas a Usted y a la comunidad vaisnava por haber generado mucha incertidumbre, especulaciones e infamia hacia mi persona, pido perdón de corazón empezando por srila prabhupada, Usted y a todos los devotos por generar ansiedad.

Usted ha sido muy amable y comprensivo conmigo que se ha comunicado conmigo personalmente y con mis dos hermanos espirituales mayores que siempre me protegieron como verdadera familia y amigos de verdad.

Y he declarado mi verdad ante usted.

1. Intenté en conocer al devoto Milan Rai por 3 meses y luego tuve la decisión firme de rechazar el matrimonio con El.

2. Nunca he recibido ningun tipo de dinero de parte de El.

3. Jamas El me ha presentado a su familia para un compromiso de matrimonio.

4. Jamas me he reunido con el devoto Milan fisicamente.

5. No he roto ninguno de los 4 principios fisicamente despues de mi separación desde hace 2 años y he estado cantando mis 16 rondas y haciendo puyari en templo de san borja y templo de brasil como un año y medio.

5. Usted sabe los detalles donde estoy y con quienes estoy y que estoy haciendo, y hasta el dia de hoy mis 4 principios estan intactos y mis 16 rondas.

6. No estoy tratando de defenderme en redes sociales y dando explicaciones a los devotos de donde estoy y que estoy haciendo y con quienes estoy por mi protección y porque sé la idiosincracia de Perú sobre los chismes y juzgar a un devoto. Y tambien porque es un mes muy auspicioso donde no pretendo pelear con los devotos ni generar vaisnava aparadha, y porque no es mi naturaleza ser vengativa apesar de las cosas que ha hecho el devoto Milan.

7. Mi verdad solo he informado a las autoridades de perú y de brasil y a usted y hermanos mayores.

8. Y ahora tambien pido perdón al devoto Milan por haberle rechazado su propuesta de matrimonio, pero es mi libre albedrio decir No. Y le deseo de todo corazon que avance en su vida espiritual y material que le vaya muy bien.

Querido Gurmaharaj me postro ante sus pies y le pido perdón por haberle causado tantos problemas, de corazon le pido perdón, esto me ha enseñado en no confiar mucho en las personas y me está acercando más a krishna, solo deseo refugiarme mas en krishna y en srila prabhupada y usted, y con mas fuerza seguiré en conciencia de krishna, jamas quiero abandonar su refugio de sus pies de loto, y todo lo que me está pasando lo tomo como una purificación y karma.

Gracias por su tiempo y energía en preocuparse por mi.

Nadiya Nivasi Dasi.


All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Hare Krishna, Guru-maharaj, please accept my sincere and respectful obeisances.

I write this letter apologizing to you and the Vaisnava community for having generated a lot of uncertainty, speculation and infamy towards me, I apologize from the bottom of my heart starting with Srila Prabhupada, you and all the devotees for generating anxiety.

You have been very kind and understanding to me that you have communicated with me personally and with my two older godbrother and godsister who always protected me like true family and true friends.

And I have declared my truth before you.

1. I tried to meet the devotee Milan Rai for 3 months and then I had a firm decision to reject marriage with Him.

2. I have never received any kind of money from Him.

3. He has never introduced me to his family for a marriage commitment.

4. I have never met the devotee Milan physically.

5. I have not broken any of the 4 principles physically after my separation for 2 years and I have been chanting my 16 rounds and doing pujari in San Borja temple and Brazil temple for about a year and a half.

5. You know the details of where I am and who I am with and what I am doing, and to this day my 4 principles are intact and my 16 rounds.

6. I am not trying to defend myself on social networks and giving explanations to the devotees about where I am and what I am doing and who I am with for my protection, and because I know the idiosyncrasy of Peru about gossip and judging a devotee. And also because it is a very auspicious month where I do not intend to fight with the devotees or generate Vaisnava aparadha, and because it is not my nature to be vengeful despite the things that the devotee Milan has done.

7. My truth is that I have only informed the authorities of Peru and Brazil and you and my older brothers.

8. And now I also apologize to the devout Milan for having rejected his marriage proposal, but it is my free will to say No. And I wish him with all my heart that he advances in his spiritual and material life and that he does very well.

Dear Gurmaharaj, I prostrate myself at your feet and ask for your forgiveness for having caused you so many problems. I sincerely ask for your forgiveness. This has taught me not to trust people too much and is bringing me closer to Krishna. I only wish to take more refuge in Krishna and in Srila Prabhupada and you, and with greater force I will continue in Krishna consciousness, I never want to leave the refuge of your lotus feet, and everything that is happening to me I take as purification and karma.

Thank you for his time and energy in caring about me.

Nadiya Nivasi Dasi.

HpS - ASA -- Thank you! AgtSP. Paoho..... You may see the letter from Milan Ji also posted here. Also, this has of course also brought us to contact Mathuresa Das in trying to contact the National Council in Peru. We did not know that formal complaints were filed in terms of these dealings. That was a mistake on the part of the National Council and Mathuresa Das apologized very sincerely and will try to help us in being in better contact with the Council.

He mentioned some of the documents submitted, and actions taken, and comments, made, but that is something that we can discuss in our more focused group.

A basic principal seems to have been that from the vey beginning we were not able to give some general advice in developing these relations. We apologize as we may have made these mistakes.

Is Kali yuga and women, children and old men are especially unprotected, but the good thing is that Krsna personally, personally, takes charge of our protection because this is the situation, and that protection is 16/4! Fight, fight, fight to chant nice rounds and follow four principles strictly physically, verbally and mentally!

Jaya. Thank you.

Hope to get more of your association.

Fav bag redo

3 weeks, 1 day ago by i8themaha in Other

Hare Krishna dear Guru Maharaja!

I think I was having technical difficulties...

I'll try again!

And this is my favorite picture of Srila Prabhupada because he's playing the gong.

TB - Gong back home, back to Godhead!

SP's dynamic in translating and the effects from it

3 weeks, 1 day ago by Namacarya das in Other

CC Madhya 11.57

bāhya-jñāna nāhi, se-kāle kṛṣṇa-nāma śuni,

āliṅgana karibena tomāya ‘vaiṣṇava’ ‘jāni’

bāhya-jñāna nāhi — without external consciousness; se-kāle — at that time; kṛṣṇa-nāma śuni’ — by hearing the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; āliṅgana karibena — He will embrace; tomāya — you; vaiṣṇava jāni’ — taking you to be a Vaiṣṇava.

“Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu will be in a mood of ecstatic love, without external consciousness. At that time, as you recite those chapters from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, He will embrace you, knowing you to be a pure Vaiṣṇava.


Dear Guru Maharaja,

In Bengali wordings says kṛṣṇa-nāma śuni. Synonym says by 'hearing the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa'. Translations says 'recite those chapters from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam!'

I appreciate how SP is giving purport(s) already in the translations and also how, on spiritual plane, some activities looking different from outside are same from inside (exoteric and esoteric?). There is no mention of SB in the verse, even though, there is mention about it before in context of a whole situation.

Another phrase from the verse āhya-jñāna nāhi — without external consciousness. In translation SP adds in a mood of ecstatic love.

From these situations, I remember Bhaktivonoda Thakura who wrote something like: we should understand the spirit of sastra and not (just) words.

Could you comment on this?

HpS - AgtSP. Thanks from everyone here for such nice questions. It is big topic. We hope we can add a little to your investigation in trying to know Srila Prabhupada, his words.

It is very clear to all scholars, external or internal to ISKCON, that Srila Prabhupada's Translations differ from what is in the WFW. Srinivasa Das brought this up in a class in Boise and then Radhika-ramana Das, our Oxford Sanskritist, commented with enthusiasm that Srila Prabhupada tends to translate with the commentaries of Sridhara Swami and write the Purports with the commentary of Jiva Goswami.

So, Translations may be in context of the surrounding verses, maybe they include the comments of our Acharya's like Visvannatha, Bh. Vinode Th, Bh. Siddhanta Maharaja.

Maybe, maybe, maybe Srila Prabhupada's personal ecstatic visions.

That's what I know and how I go ahead with my study of our ISKCON Acharya. We listened to the dictation tapes for the KRSNA book and it was enlivening to see the editing to the first big KRSNA book. Now there are later changes.

Radhika-ramana Das has been on the like 10-man committee that is going through looking at each book and making final edits that then should be the official ISKCON version.

As he describes it, it is going too slow, yet expects good results.


Changing the subject - You tweeted on 8th Nov: 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class dust? May I ask what you mean by that, in context of the pastime and / or generally? What comes to my mind is that different kinds (energy) of mercy is received from and by different devotees. But cannot connect that to the specific pastime.

HpS - Yes, that is what we were thinking. We can take the dust, offer our respects, listen submissively to devotees in terms of their advancement.

Then NoI-5 gives how much each different level is authorized. Eg. at annual Rathayatra for our Temple we se Bhakta Beauford who we know is a very nice guy. Comes to temple, chants some rounds on his beads, but not 16, has some attachment to marijuana etc.

He asks, "Hey, Nama, what's this I hear about Krsna Das (temple president) getting to loose with the ladies".

Nama Swami answers: "There are problems everywhere and devotees are analyzing the situation in a pretty sober way. Hope there is some publich resolution about things for everyone's well being soon that you and I can hear".

If it is Madhyama Adhikari asking then we can discuss in more intimate detail judging their position.

If it is Srila Prabhupada asking then we tell him whatever we know without reservation.

You can bottle it and sell it: 1st, 2nd and 3rd class dust form the feet of Vaisnavas?

Thank you!

Your servant Namacarya Das

HpS - May all your cottages be rented!!! 🙂 More mercy as you can,

Favorite Japa bag

3 weeks, 1 day ago by i8themaha in Other

Hare Krishna Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Here is a picture of my favorite bead bag. It's got Radha Kalachandji on it!!

Jaya Radha Kalachandji!!

Plus the wrist pouches look cool!

HpS - AgtSP. We were asking for Photos of My Favorite Bead! 🙂

It may show up on V' on our screen as the previous paragraph.

[FMS questions] Karuna-Sakti DD

1 month ago by Cruz Santa in Other

Hare Krsna Querido Guru Maharaja, Por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada que nos muestra el camino para regresar a casa y Todas las Glorias a usted que nos guía en esa senda. 🌻

Orando diariamente para que su energía sea buena y favorable a su sankirtan. Le agradezco mucho por el FMS en línea, es un gran impulso para despertar 😊 Frecuentemente las demandas del cuerpo son muy fuertes, pero su ejemplo y nuestro deseo para participar del FMS en línea, nos ayudan a regularnos paulatinamente. 

Gurudeva, hoy, durante FMS usted dijo: "we finished all four DTC[UT] movies last night. now is there reason to hang on to this body and mind any more?" 😰

Su pregunta me dejó congelada, medite un poco e intente buscar distintos motivos que presentar…

Los primeros motivos que acudieron a mi corazón, respondían a nuestras propias necesidades: Nuestra inmensa necesidad de su instrucción y guía; tantas cosas que nos falta por saber, entender y vivir; pensé incluso en algunas correcciones que pudieran ser necesarias a sus discípulos mayores que abusan de menores, menores que menoscaban la posición de mayores, riñas interminables entre algunos de sus discípulos etc… Pronto me di cuenta que usted, ya nos ha otorgado esas instrucciones, lo ha hecho una y otra vez de múltiples maneras. Pero yo, estudiante tonta, sigo actuando neciamente, abusando de su misericordia, desperdiciando los instantes valiosos en vuestra presencia, me avergüenza decirlo, pero así es. (por favor perdóneme)🙏

Luego Usted dijo: “Podemos dejar NIOS Campus, Nueva Asokavan a ustedes ¿no?”

Entonces recordé las palabras que usted expreso durante su participación en la sede del parlamento de México, y pude ver -un poco- de la confianza que usted tiene en sus discípulos para que continúen el trabajo... Gurudeva, usted sigue los pasos de su divino maestro -nuestro poderoso Acarya- y en consecuencia sus dignos discípulos, se esfuerzan por seguirle según su propia posición. Pensé en muchos buenos discípulos que le siguen, más allá de cualquier deseo de poder, prestigio o reconocimiento y concluí que personalmente tengo mucho trabajo por hacer,🤔

¿Cuándo podré ser digna estudiante de tan exaltado maestro?

Por favor Gurudeva, perdone a su tonta estudiante. Nos esforzamos sinceramente por ser discípulos dignos, pero nuestra cubierta es muy densa y fallamos una y otra vez. Confiamos en que, por su misericordia sin causa (que nos conecta a Srila Prabhupada) algún día podremos ser miembros útiles en su trascendental ejército.

Siempre tenemos el deseo y la necesidad de su Vapu, siempre hay cosas por aprender y por ofrecer… por la misericordia sin causa de Srila Prabhupada, usted nos ha salvado en tantas ocasiones que nuestra bendita deuda con usted es impagable, así que siempre tenemos mucho que agradecerle. Humildemente le rogamos, ¡Por favor otórguenos su Vapu tanto como sea posible!

bhavad-vidhā bhāgavatās    tīrtha-bhūtāḥ svayaṁ vibho

tīrthī-kurvanti tīrthāni        svāntaḥ-sthena gadābhṛtā

(SB 1.13.10)

Siempre a sus órdenes

Su aspirante a discípula

Karuna-Sakti Devi Dasi 


Hare Krsna, Dear Guru Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances.

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada who shows us the way to return home and All Glories to you who guides us on that path. 🌻

Praying daily that your energy is good and favorable to your sankirtan. I thank you very much for the online FMS, it is a great impulse to wake up 😊 Often the body's demands are very strong, but your example and our desire to participate in the online FMS help us gradually regulate ourselves.

HpS/ASA - Without, agtSP, the association of all the devotees there we doubt how we would be able to get up so regularly ourselves!

Achinta Bheda abheda: We must do our our unique service in the association of devotees, no?

Gurudeva, today, during FMS you said: "we finished all four DTC[UT] movies last night. now is there reason to hang on to this body and mind any more?" 😰

Your question left me frozen, I thought a little and tried to find different reasons to present...

The first reasons that came to my heart responded to our own needs: Our immense need for your instruction and guidance; so many things that we need to know, understand and live; I even thought about some corrections that might be necessary for your older disciples who abuse minors, minors who undermine the position of elders, endless fights between some of your disciples, etc... I soon realized that you have already given us those instructions, which It has been done over and over again in multiple ways. But I, foolish student, continue to act foolishly, abusing your mercy, wasting valuable moments in your presence, I am ashamed to say it, but that is how it is. (please forgive me)🙏

HpS - I can stand before our Vyasa-asana picture of Srila Prabhupada right now and repeat every word you said, to him as my own!

Then You said: “We can leave NIOS Campus, New Asokavan to you right?”

Then I remembered the words that you expressed during your participation in the headquarters of the parliament of Mexico, and I could see - a little - of the trust that you have in your disciples to continue the work... Gurudeva, you follow in the footsteps of your divine master - our powerful Acarya - and consequently his worthy disciples, strive to follow him according to his own position. I thought about many good disciples who follow him, beyond any desire for power, prestige or recognition and I concluded that I personally have a lot of work to do,🤔

When can I be a worthy student of such an exalted teacher?

Please Gurudeva, forgive your foolish student. We sincerely strive to be worthy disciples, but our covering is very thick and we fail again and again. We trust that by his causeless mercy (which connects us to Srila Prabhupada) we can one day be useful members of his transcendental army.

We always have the desire and need for your Vapu, there are always things to learn and to offer... by the causeless mercy of Srila Prabhupada, you have saved us on so many occasions that our blessed debt to you is unpayable, so we always have plenty to thank you. We humbly request, Please grant us your Vapu as much as possible!

bhavad-vidhā bhāgavatās tīrtha-bhūtāḥ svayaṁ vibho

 tīrthī-kurvanti tīrthāni svāntaḥ-sthena gadābhṛtā

(SB 1.13.10)

Always at your service

His would-be disciple

Karuna-Sakti Devi Dasi

HpS/ASA - Hmmmm! I don't think you or I have too much choice in the matter, no? You almost died from your bodies weakness in the last few years, no?


Of course, we all like to have diseases, threaten to die, so we can get attention, affection.

Just like little children.

Yet, with the chest pains and headaches of late we really see that we can go at any moment.

Hare Krsna!

Same for you?


Srila Prabhupada says that he never felt separation from B. S. S Prabhupada as long as he was sincerely engaged in his service.

Of course our problems of friendships and separation in ISKCON are really very small. The real problem is that some one has come from Mathura??? His name is Akrura... ??? What does he want?

Could not find this with English subtitles. Is even worse with the subtitles!

We think we have problems with separation in this world, but it is certain that whatever problems we have, the problems that the Braja basis have are so much worse!

Let us help them.

Then we are all together.