Urgent / Banana : Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev

1 month, 2 weeks ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

Hare Krsna Dear Guru Maharaj,

  Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

HpS - My Lotus Feet are very covered. Now I have physical feet. They are clean but made of skin, bones, tendons. How are your feet¿

  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

  All glories to Guru parampara.


  Gurudev, i joined Triaksha Automation Technologies Pvt Ltd as a employee and  

  working for MPhasis. As per revised schedule i need to travel on October 1, 2019 and will

return on October 24, 2019 from UK, not sure if i would be able to meet you in India or not.

HpS - They are lucky to get you! When do you travel exactly? We get to Delhi on Oct 2nd and are there for five hours, then we go to Mumbai-GEV-


  Hope krsna will allow me to visit ISKCON London to see Srila Prabhupad stablished

  temple.

HpS - Yes, such and opportunity!! Read the Lila amrta?


  My Heart is full with sorrow as i am working materially. Time should have 

  been used for Krsna. Hope things will get settled soon as my heart doesn’t allow 

  working for material purpose but still doing.... 

HpS - Krsna is going to use you for His Sankirtana. At least you can distribute transcendental smiles. More than that you preach from Canto Two, Chapter One.


  My time is up, this life i spoiled without doing anything for krsna. But i am 

  committed to follow my vow till end of this life and life after lifes. i will

  live for Krsna's services only, can't live without him else die.

Committed vows are not enough for me to live, am not satisfied.

your fallen servant,

Girivara

HpS - Can be Niyama-agraha, no? NOI - 2. We have to purify WHY we are performing committed vows. Almost for certain it is from fear or desire in some degree. So that blocks our spontaneous relation with Krsna from manifesting, no?

Reading we see how to follow the rules spontaneously.

Hare Krsna Dear Maharaj

2 months ago by jibeshdas in Other

Hare Krsna Dear Maharaj,

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

All glories to Guru parampara.

Please accept me in your shelter for to serve Srila Prabhupada. i can assure you for good seva,

good rounds, good 4 principles and even am happy if i meet you once in a life will be

sufficient for my rest of life.


Will keep following as it is till last day of my life. I am not a well qualified person but i can assure you for my life under your shelter will SP rules.

your aspiring servant,

Jibesh Das

HpS - Hare Krsna. Srila Prabhupada is guru for all of us. You are his disciple because you are following his discipline. Initiation. Name. Receiveing beads. These are all a formality, but not a meaningless formality. We hope very soon you can take initiation formally, but in any case you are making eternal progress now, now, now!

FMP instruction

2 months ago by Carlos Rold in Other

Hare Krishna Maharaja!

Please accept my respectful obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

Today in FMP you said the following instruction: "listen a class given by Srila Prabhupada and write to the blog about it". So, here we go.

I listened through youtube a class about SB 3.25.43

jñāna-vairāgya-yuktena

bhakti-yogena yoginaḥ

kṣemāya pāda-mūlaṁ me

praviśanty akuto-bhayam

The yogīs, equipped with transcendental knowledge and renunciation and engaged in devotional service for their eternal benefit, take shelter of My lotus feet, and since I am the Lord, they are thus eligible to enter into the kingdom of Godhead without fear.

Now, I will share an abstract about what I understand in regard to what Srila Prabhupada said:

If you want to be not fearfulness, no more fear, you have to take shelter of the Lotus Feet of Krishna.

We are suffering because we forgot Krishna.

Srila Prabhupada talked about there are differents styles of gymnastic yoga that rascals like to practice. But the real procces is to concentrate the mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You can do it but meditation or do it 24 hours a day by practical application of your activities for Krishna. We just must to concentrate the mind on Krishna, and then naturally you become reluctant to the materials activities.

HpS - We must jump ahead here because so many more letters to answer. Your summary is very nice. Just a little more concentrated for this forum.

Srila Prabhupada also talked about every vaishnava must to become guru, and said that you become guru simply by advising everyone the instruction wich Krishna has given; and is not a difficult thing. Then you become fearless, "yes, I'm now under the protection of Krishna. I have no more fear."

Bhakti means surrender. Krishna is simple for the devotees, but not for the rascals.

Everybody is working day and night so hard only for obtain sense gratification. Finally their only happines is sexual intercourse. But, you can be free of this attachments only when you are perfectly Krishna conscious. Otherwise is not possible.

Woman is mad after man, and man is mad after woman. But when you really see Krishna, then there will be no more suffering of the piercing arrow of the cupid. And that is called Akuto-Bhayam, no more fear. And this way begins renunciation of the material world.

Finally, after listen this class I realized that I'm so fool, because after my last romantic relationship I was very hurt during a long time (even affects my relationship with Abhirama TD because I went to his home with this woman, so I know their don't like me anymore, and it's ok, I deserve this, it's my fault, but I'm still suffering because of this), and always it have been the same to me, but I still desiring women and sexual activity, even knowing that I will suffer, even knowing that one moment of material pleasure and that kind of sense gratification pays with a long time of suffering.

Please Maharaja, forgive me. I feel so tired of this. I've got less energy and less intelligence than before. Anyway, I keep trying to do my best and trying to follow you, because you are my only hope.

I read your letter to Srila Prabhupada on His Vyasapuja, and it's so beautiful, so inspiring.

Thank you very much for your words, each time you say some direct word to me, something magic happens. This is real.

Your aspiring servant,

Carlos Rold.

HpS - Why are we attracted to sexual relations? It must be the emotions mostly. What is the emotional attraction? It is perverted. While we are smoking Marajuana, engaging in sexual relations with donkeys or devatas, chant Hare Krsna, and with that little perspective we will see things as they are VERY quickly and move to the real life.

Thank you for your efforts.

Pula 02.09.2019. report

2 months ago by Namacarya das in Other

Dear Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I am little hesitant to write because you wrote that you have 30-something un-answered letters. On the other hand, I see that you usually, if not always, encourage people to write here on the blog.

HpS - Yes! We must get the energy to answer letters properly. Please don't hesitate. At the end of each day the Monkeys would reassemble and recall the days experiences in searching for Sita, Sankirtan.

I do not want to give you more burden on your eyes, etc. 

~~~

Work - there is one more month of the summer season and renting to go. As for now, we are satisfied with the results (income). The other, let's call it no-summer-job - I was accepted in another elementary school. School and contract start on the 9th of September. It happened that there were at least two elementary schools which wanted that I worked for them. It felt nice to be wanted. In contrast when experiencing going from one job apply to other and be rejected.

HpS - What do you teach?

~~~

In your previous letter, you asked how I know devotees from Serbia? From cca. 2000. to 2005. I was visiting there for a few festivals. Also, many devotees from Serbia were coming to Pula for our summer camp and they used to stay for a few more days after the camp, so we had some quality time together. 

Programs in Pula, in our local center/temple, are more sporadic than regular. However, these programs are sweet and heartful, in my opinion. 

~~~

In one blog letter, you wrote that "historically in Gaudiya movement, there have been deviant branches, "gurus" who did things that we can't even discuss.". Is it too much to ask you to say something more about it? I am aware of the after-Caitanya era with sahajiya "bhakti groups" about which Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote. Did you thought about that, or something else, a little more close to today?

HpS - There is an academic group of ISKCON professors in Gaudiya Vaisnavism that Saunka rsi Das organizes. I went to one of their meetings and they were making academic presentations of their work. I started to write one of the incidents that they have passed here and realized that it is just took terrible.

Of course, there is the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown is an example of Christian deviation. If you want to hear of Gaudiya insanity, past and recent, then call us.


For Balarama-Purnima I read about Him. A question or observation appeared. When Balarama was intoxicated and he invited Yamuna to come to him. She did not want to. And Balarama got angry. In our life, we try hard to control anger (lust and greed too). And all-powerful God goes angry because a river does not want to listen to Him. Sure, it can be explained that it is a lila (pastime). Or that God is God and He can get angry wherever and whenever He wants. I will not argue with both of these. Still, the idea stays that He gets angry if somebody does not want to do what he asks to be done. We, on another side, go through life trying to not get angry on many things that happen to us. I am trying to find the connection/inspiration.

HpS - Beat me! Beat me! If Lord Balarama becomes angry with us it is wonderful. Usually all we get is strick reactions from Maya like a machine. If it will benefit us then He acts that way. Hiranyakasipu would honly relate to Krsna in anger, so Krsna related that way. "Their is a very thin line between love and hate", said Bhisma?

"Yes," Said Amba.

Another incident is how he fastly killed Romaharsana Suta just for not giving him respects. Imagine it happening in the local temple. There is God arriving in some local assembly. One person does not offer respect and God kills that person right away. Of course, we have all-merciful Lord Nityananda! Who tolerated being hit in the head with a bottle by drunk "brahmanas". Ohh, ahh, paradoxies in gaudiya vaisnava siddhanta... Well, at least, they make me think about God, Absolute Truth from different angles of vision.

HpS - Gotta know the details! Gotta be there! Tenth Canto... We want to be kicked. We want Mommy and Daddy to take away the candy sometimes. Yes, Lila, lot of details. Anger is expression of intense love.

~~~

In my regular Bhagavatam reading, I am at Siva, Sati, Daksa situation. When Sati went to Daksa's yajna alone and got not respected (nor Siva nor her), she told Daksa, her father that "I am going to give up this body which connects me to you". It looks like she was giving much importance to this bodily relation. I mean to say, from when she was born, her body changed at least a few times until that moment. [from BG: Since every living entity is an individual soul, each is changing his body every moment, manifesting sometimes as a child, sometimes as a youth and sometimes as an old man. ] Still, she felt the connection to father strongly and wanted to relinquish it. And had done that. So I wonder, Brahma gets illusioned, Balarama gets angry, Sati kills herself because her father does not respect her husband (who is also a great devotee), Dhruva kills way too many Yaksas even after getting darshan with Visnu and being fully (or almost) purified. And then I am here at the beginning of Kali-yuga with all my shortcomings trying to improve my character.

HpS - A Ksatriya to our understanding is not so self controled. He is a man in the mode of passion. He expects his companions, wife, Brahmana counselors to really push him to act this way or that way. So Dhruva got into the combat with the Yaksas. They didn't have to fight. They came out and charged, no? So Maharaja Dhruva just got into the immediate scene and yes, his grandfather slowed him down. A Brahmana is selfe controled. Lonely guy.

We see Krsna, Narada Muni did, but still we got attachments. The Darshana is not complete, though very high. So Krsna arranges pastimes to stimulate our down and dirty attachements to get them up and out. SOmetimes in dreams, sometimes is actual physical scenes, no?

~~~~~

These are just a few thoughts here in this report. Apart from that, we still have the roof above the head, a bed to lay on, kingly feasts to offer to Krsna, and we are very much thankful for that and many more blessings (vaisnavas, guru, Bhagavan compassion) in our life.

Thank you!

Your servant, Namacarya Das

HpS - Hey respects to Mataji. Does she help with the rentals?

Arina Initiation

2 months ago by arina in Other

<pre class="ql-syntax" spellcheck="false">Hare Krishna dear Gurudeva, PAMHO, AGTSP! I have spoken with Gino, to do the initiation ceremony both together in Madrid on the 22nd. It is better for me to go to Madrid from Valencia than to go to NVM. Is it okay for you to do so? HARE KRISHNA </pre>

HpS - You have to check with Jayanta Das. I think Madrid temple didn't want fires in their building?so it was scheduled for NVM. Barcelona??


FMP instruction

2 months, 2 weeks ago by Carlos Rold in Other

Hare Krishna Maharaja!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Please, accept my respectful obeisances...

Today you gave this following instruction through FMP: "send to the blog the menu you cook today to offer to Krishna"

Well, I'm living right now in a place without kitchen, so I offered apple and avocato. I send you a picture of my makeshift altar.

Thank you very much, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I was reading here in the blog some letters between you and Rodrigo, very deep feeling I felt... Some times I miss him...

What about me? Only problems, with my origin family, with my spiritual family, with my job, with people around... especially I've got conflicts with me or myself... I'm so tired... but it is so wierd because I can feel the Krishna's presence. I don't know what to do... so I just trying to get shelter in the Maha Mantra.

Your aspiring servant,

Carlos Rold.

HpS - Thank you. Thank you for your constant association, intelligence. Avacado. Can use a rice cooker. They work anywhere. Avacado and rice for Krsna!!

I am in a tornado of stuff too. Srila Prabhupada was in the same tornado preaching in Bombay with no money before he came to USA, but each evening after his Sankirtan he would recollect his intelligence, bathe, cook for Krsna, Sing for Krsna, Dance for Krsna, and take Krsna's Prasad!! Happy life.