Interceding for Trinidad Bunster

2 months, 1 week ago by Carlos Rold in Other

Hare Krishna Gurudeva


Please accept my humble obeisances,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!


Gurudeva, I'm writing this letter to you because my heart is broken. On Sunday, March 31, a great friend of my daughter, Trinidad Bunster, 20 years old, the same age as my daughter, abruptly left the body. They had been friends since childhood and companions at school and in scouts. I always treated Trinidad like a daughter and she had a lot of association with me because she lived near us and the girls spent a lot of time together. She became a vegetarian by association with my daughter, she ate Prasadam many times, she always asked me things and took Srila Prabhupada's books.


It was in a car accident, there were two girls and two boys, the boy driving was drunk and speeding, they were probably all under the influence of alcohol. The crash was against a grove of trees at 1 am and Trinidad was ejected through the windshield and died instantly. The other girl, Agustina, finally left the body at 7 am.


Once Trinidad's mother called me on the phone to ask for guidance because the relationship between them was not good, the father was far away and apparently he had very little communication with his daughters, the mother also said "Trinidad told me that she would love to have a father like you are with your daughter.”


I want to ask you, please Gurudeva, to intercede for Trinidad to Sri Sri Radha Krishna and to Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Gauranga Nityananda so that she becomes a devotee in her next life. I know that you can communicate directly with Srila Prabhupada, please Gurudeva, ask Srila Prabhupada for Trinidad so that she becomes a devotee in her next life, please Gurudeva, I pray to you, I beg you.


Gurudeva, I ask you to forgive me if this request is not appropriate or is not the properly way, if there is I don't know how it is, I just let myself be guided by my heart, and I know that I'm offensive by nature, but I'm rehabilitating myself, Gurudeva, thanks to your mercy and Srila Prabhupada.


I want to ask you some questions that I know are complex, but if you know anything about it according to the information we have in the Sacred Scriptures and in the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, in cases like that of Trinidad who left the body instantly and She wasn't a devotee but she is very favorable, ate prasadam many times, asked questions and took with her some Prabhupada's books; I know that the soul leaves the gross body and remains within the subtle body and continues on this world for some time and she is always with Paramatma; what could have happened to her soul at the time of leaving the body?, Have the Yamadutas come to look for her immediately or the Vishnudutas or perhaps some ancestor to assist her?, When approximately does the soul take new birth in cases like this?, What is the most important thing we should do and know in these situations?, How can I help her from where I'm now to where she is now?


Please Gurudeva, I apologize again if the way I ask you these questions is not appropriate, but my heart is broken, even knowing that we are not this body and that life is eternal, it hurts me a lot and It's hard to understand or assimilate, I want to be able to help Trinidad and maybe her family. On the day of the funeral I gave a Bhagavad Gita to her younger sister who is 18 years old, she accepted it moved and with great gratitude.


On Monday, and like every Monday, I had to make garlands for Sri Sri Gaura Nitay and Srila Prabhupada, I made them with a photo of Trinidad behind me and constantly asking to my Eternal Lord for that soul very dear to me. On the day of the funeral I told this to her mother and showed her the garlands in action decorating Sri Sri Gaura Nitay; I told to the father that Trinidad was like a daughter to me, he responded "I know."


Abhirama Thakur Das called me on Wednesday am to ask me something related to H.H. Bhakti Bhusana Swami and his visit to Sri Sri Gaura Nitay Santiago de Chile Mandir, and he told me that on the seventh day I can do a bounded and simple Sraddha ceremony that consists of offering a Prasadam to a photo of Trinidad and then putting that Prasadam in a bag and throwing it into the river or the sea.


Gurudeva, I'm sending to you a photo of Trinidad.


Soon I will send to you another letter regarding my personal process. Thank you very much for everything, Gurudeva, this year marked 10 years since I met you, the first time I saw you, on January 21, 2014 was when I did that interview with you for Mundo Nuevo Magazine at the Government Palace of Chile, into a special interviews room, with a lot of your disciples and wellwishers, the day I met also my dearest godbrother Rodrigo Hernández Piceros who made the video recording, we liked each other that same day. And the first impression I had about you after the interview was that you are the most intelligent and humble person I have ever met in my entire life. I had already interviewed very interesting and important people from Chile and even other countries. A few months earlier I produced a conversation/interview event at Centro Cultural de Las Condes with special and main guest Don Humberto Maturana, the important internationally recognized Chilean scientist and philosopher who at that same time was holding meetings with you and he was even a spectator and guest of honor at one of your conferences that you gave in the Centro Cultural Casa Pablo Neruda, I was also at that conference. And coming back to our first interview, after almost 3 hours of conversation you went to give your conference in the main auditorium of the Palace, a very big event with very important people in the audience; since then my life is no longer the same, you gave me an opportunity to understand God and serve Srila Prabhupada; today my greatest desire is to be your eternal servant, please Gurudeva, use me in your service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cscq66Ec8qc&t=60s


Srila Prabhupada always said that this material world is a terrible place; everything he said and everything he did is the absolute truth for me.


Thank you very much Gurudeva, please accept my humble and respectful obeisances,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

All glories to H.H. Hanumatpresaka Swami!!!


Your aspiring servant,

Carlos from Iskcon Chile.


HpS/ASA - AgtSP. Paoho. Of course, Krsna is attentive to anyone who is trying to follow His devotee. You are trying to follow Srila Prabhupada, 16/4 etc.

So, the basic answer is that she has gone up

She was aware of the relationship that you had to her, the consciousness in that relationship, the Bhava,

Krsna is helping her.


Where is she?


Where is the car?

Same answer, so many details involved that would take time to find out.

Keep her picture where you can see it.

Chant some Japa for her.

If she is very close, she will experience it and it will help here even more.

Offer Mahaprasada to the picture.

Observe celebration on anniversary of her changing body.

Maybe you will have contact with her in dreams!

She has gone up and many opportunities and being presented to her.

Thank you.





Gaura Purnima 2024

2 months, 2 weeks ago by nkd1010 in Other

Dearest Hanumat Presaka Maharaja,

   Please accept our respectful obeisances unto the dust of Your Lotus Feet.


hps - 🐷 🐖 🐖 🐖


All glories to Srila Prabhupada!  All glories to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most magnanimous, munificent, merciful Lord of the Universe!


HpS - 👍


    Would You please kindly bless us by speaking about Lord Gauranga, here at Murari Sevaka, on Gaura Purnima evening, March 24?  We have been hankering for Your presence, and meditating on Your merciful association since Your visit last August.  Please kindly fulfill our desires by agreeing to come; as we believe this will be very pleasing to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.


    For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.  There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.

    (Bg 18.68-69)

             Your eternally aspiring 

              servants of 

              Murari Sevaka Dhama 


HpS - We apologize for being so slow to get to this Blog post! Yet by God's arrangement we went and everyone had a topmost Gaura purnima festival. Leaders of ISKCON.

We only hope to be involved with Murari community more and more.

We RSVP ed to the poster number!

if we do not respond to any Blog posts then please draw our attention to them through WhatsApp.

Thank you!!!!

When you leave the material world

2 months, 3 weeks ago by Gopal C Biswas in Other

Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev,

  Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

HpS - Lettuce feet.

  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

HpS - !!!

  All glories to Guru parampara.


  Gurudev, I was thinking what will happen once you left [leave] this material world.

  And then how we have to continue spiritual journey further and meet your 

  expectations.


  So thought to seek couple of points with you:

  1. What we have to follow once you left this world. Means, do we need to follow

    any karma kand activities.

HpS - Maybe some rituals. Eg. Nitai-gaurasundara Das is the offical Executor of Our Last Will and Testament. There we have asked to have our body cremated and the ashes put in the Yamuna or Ganges.

There seem to be nice devotees in ISKCON to do these simply.

In general it seems nice to have photo of departed devotee in front of us and chant Hare Krsna. Maybe photo at Sunday Feast and offer Maha-prasadam.


  2. Do we need to follow any thing specific as per Srila Prabhupada's guidelines.

HpS - Same as above.

  Please guide.  


Your dependent,

Girivaradhari-Gopal Das


HpS - In general, we can always be connected by our participation in Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtan.

We hope we can develop those relations more and more. This Blog is good tool for that, no?

Thank you!!!

ISKCON x3

3 months ago by i8themaha in Other

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Please accept my humble obeisances,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!


🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅🔅


Hare Krishna, Gurudeva,


HpS - AgtSP!!!


So I finished reading "The Gopis attracted by the Flute", and now I will try to relate that to the three levels of Iskcon.


When I think about ISKCON, I think that Srila Prabhupada has given us a house in which we can all live. He is serving Krsna, and here in ISKCON we can all serve Krsna together.


The chapter mostly describes everyone's relationship with Krsna. I think of sambandha, abhidheya, and prayojana.


But the challenge is that there is no mention of ISKCON in this chapter. So, I can ask, "Who am I?", "Who is my spiritual master?", "Who is Srila Prabhupada?", and "Who is Krsna?". And then, "What is my relationship to all of these people, and the Supreme person?"


Is this is the link, everyone taking the role of servant?


Srila Prabhupada has given us this great opportunity to explore our service options. Then, after obtaining the actual service position to the spiritual master, we can prepare ourselves to not just leave the bodily concept, but to actually leave the body, right? Out of his infinite kindness, the spiritual master is here-- guiding and enlightening us-- with the torchlight of knowledge. Aren't we always connected through serving his instructions?


I noted a few sentences in the passage:

"... while looking toward Krsna playing His flute, (the gopis) saw the reddish kunkuma on the ground and immediately smeared it on their faces...In this way they became fully satisfied, although they were not satisfied when their lovers touched their breasts. All material lusty desires can be immediately satisfied if one comes in contact with Krsna Consciousness."


What this means to me is that the relationships with people here in the material world are not ultimately satisfying. True satisfaction only comes in relating to Krsna. When the calves were drinking milk, they stopped feeding, struck as though dumb. The sage-like birds appeared only to hear the flute. The deer perked up their ears to hear the flute sound.


So I can only guess that the three levels of ISKCON are 1) exploring the service relationship to Krsna through Srila Prabhupada as the pre-eminent siksa guru; 2) serving the spiritual master who is serving Srila Prabhupada; and 3) then after serving the instructions of the spiritual master in this material world, we get to leave it and serve the servant of the servant in the spiritual world, while simultaneously being with there with Krsna.


Then we might also get a chance to hear His flute!



What do you think Guru Maharaja? Am I even close?


Your servant,

Jaya-hari das


HpS/ASA - For us:

  1. The Gopis are all good citizens of Nanda Maharaja's village, the Institution. They pay taxes, haggle over the sales price of their milk products. Point out problems in the administration and try to help correct them.
  2. They have their circle of friends quite independent of the King's heirarchy. The King's closest friend may be his cook! In the institution we need to develop our friendships based upon NoI.
  3. They all directly experience a personal relationship with Krsna (through so many transparent via media). We have to have a DIRECT EXPERIENCE of Srila Prabhupada's thoughts about us, instructions for us etc.

O.K.

Institution

Friends.

Prabhupada!

[Sunday Festival ] – some questions

3 months ago by Cruz Santa in Other

Hare Krsna! Querido Guru Maharaja, por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias

¡Todas las Glorias sean a Srila Prabhupada y a todos sus fieles seguidores!🙇🌺

 

Orando siempre para que su energía se encuentre estable y sea favorable a su sankirtana,🙏

me disculpo por importunarlo, no había querido escribir para evitar cargas innecesarias a su vista. Ahora, me permito hacerlo porque durante FMS usted sugirió que le hiciéramos algunas preguntas en el blog…

 

1- Una pregunta que surgió fue: ¿Krsna y Radharani tienen mascotas?

Recuerdo que hace algún tiempo usted dio una clase titulada "¿Krsna tiene un perro?"

En aquel entonces no teníamos buen equipo de grabación por lo que no quedó registrada, si a usted le parece bien, seríamos muy felices de poder escuchar más sobre este tema.

 

2- En relación al Tava Pache Pache: 

A) Usted menciona que “En una ocasión repaso el NOI, anotó todo lo que Srila Prabhupada dice sobre ISKCON y luego lo presentó como una ofrenda de Vyasa-Puja” … No hemos logrado encontrarla. Por favor, podría mencionar ¿De qué año es esta ofrenda? ¿O quizá compartirla con sus sirvientes? Muchas gracias. 

B) También menciona que “Está tratando de escribir un ensayo titulado ´Bachelor Beans´” Sobre como cocinar, ofrecer y honrar prasadam”… humildemente quisiera consultar sobre este ensayo, pues tengo algunos problemas para controlar la lengua así que seguramente será de gran ayuda para su sirviente. 😊

 

3- Cambiando de tema, en su respuesta a mi carta anterior, usted dijo: "¿¡Tienes deidades de Gaura-Nitai!? Son hijos naturales de los devotos. Habla con Ellos sobre todo."

 

Respuesta: Sí, ellos son mis compañeros desde hace varios años… Intentamos complacerlos, atenderlos, hablamos con ellos y, me avergüenza decirlo, pero en ocasiones presentamos algunas quejas ante ellos… frecuentemente me parece "escuchar en el corazón" sus respuestas (algunas veces me reprenden)... y regularmente algo o alguien lo confirma… Por supuesto, creo que es posible que solo sea producto de mi especulación, pero también meditamos en que solo la infinita misericordia sin causa de Srila Prabhupada, de Usted y de los vaisnavas podría hacer posible esos intercambios.

 

Gurudeva, luego de su respuesta, medité mucho en la relación Madre-Hijos y también medite en mi relación con mis Señores, concluí que tengo mucho por aprender para servirlos como mis hijos, quisiera amarlos más y demostrarles ese amor como lo hacen las buenas madres. Yo, por el contrario, muchas veces abuso de su misericordia, tal como una madre que acude a sus hijos mayores en busca de guía y protección. Así que puede ver, lo mucho que tengo que mejorar, pero también observé detenidamente un poco del carácter particular de nuestros Señores ¡ellos tienen formas insospechadas para manifestar su infinita misericordia sin causa, incluso para un corazón de piedra como el mío!.

 

Muchas gracias por su misericordiosa guía Guru Maharaja, gracias por aclarar nuestra verdadera posición y empujarnos a avanzar desde ahí.

 

Eternamente agradecida y siempre a sus órdenes.

Su aspirante a Discípula

Karuna-Sakti Devi Dasi

 

PD: Envío algunas fotos de hoy de Nuestros amorosos Señores, yo misma confeccione su ropita, pelucas, coronas y joyería, suelo ser muy simple para alternar colores, así que ruego que ellos estén complacidos. 


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Hare Krsna! Dear Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances

All Glories be to Srila Prabhupada and all his faithful followers! 🙇🌺

Always praying that his energy is stable and favorable to his sankirtana, 🙏

I apologize for bothering him,


ASA - 😲

No bother!!!


I had not wanted to write to avoid unnecessary burdens in his sight. Now, I allow myself to do so because during FMS you suggested that we ask you some questions on the Blog…

1- A question that arose was: Do Krishna and Radharani have pets?

I remember that some time ago you gave a class titled "Krsna has a dog?"

At that time we did not have good recording equipment so it was not recorded, if it is okay with you, we would be very happy to hear more about this topic.

ASA - 🐵

🐖

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On our Calendar!


2- In relation to Tava Pache Pache:

A) You mention that “I once went through the NOI, wrote down everything that Srila Prabhupada says about ISKCON and then presented it as a Vyasa-Puja offering”… We have not been able to find it. Please could you mention what year is this offering from? Or perhaps share it with your servants? Thank you so much.


ASA - Oooof! If you could not find it, then we certainly can't. Isn't too hard of a project for a young man to do. Look for all the citations eg, "ISKCON", "this movement". It is very nice fundamental understanding of our Institution.


B) He also mentions that “He is trying to write an essay titled 'Bachelor Beans' “On how to cook, offer and honor prasadam”... I would humbly like to ask you about this essay, since I have some problems controlling my tongue so it will surely be of great help for his servant. 😊

ASA - This would fit into the ASA[e], Anjana Suta Academy Encyclopedia. Maybe ASA Carnival can have a meeting and develop the Encyclopedia.

 

3- Changing the subject, in your response to my previous letter, you said: "Do you have Gaura-Nitai deities!? They are natural children of the devotees. Talk to Them about everything."


 Answer: Yes, they have been my colleagues for several years... We try to please them, serve them, we talk to them and, I am ashamed to say, but sometimes we present some complaints to them... I often seem to "listen in my heart" to their responses (sometimes rebuke me)... and regularly something or someone confirms it... Of course, I think it is possible that it is just a product of my speculation, but we also meditate that only the infinite causeless mercy of Srila Prabhupada, of You and of the Vaisnavas could make those exchanges possible.

ASA - We think so. Basically when reach level of 2nd initiation can begin to respect our intitution.

 

Gurudeva, after your answer, I meditated a lot on the Mother-Children relationship and I also meditated on my relationship with my Lords, I concluded that I have a lot to learn to serve them as my children, I would like to love them more and show them that love as good mothers do. . I, on the other hand, often abuse her mercy, just like a mother who turns to her older children for guidance and protection. So you can see how much I have to improve, but I also carefully observed a little of the particular character of our Lords. They have unsuspected ways to manifest their infinite causeless mercy, even for a heart of stone like mine!


 

Thank you very much for your merciful guidance Guru Maharaja, thank you for clarifying our true position and pushing us to move forward from there.

Eternally grateful and always at his command.

Your aspiring Disciple

Karuna-Sakti Devi Dasi


 PS: I am sending some photos today of Our loving Lords, I made their clothes, wigs, crowns and jewelry myself, I am usually very simple in alternating colors, so I pray that they are pleased.


HpS - Wonderful! In Catholic church they have little deities of Mary, Jesus, Saints on the altar with clothes?


They need nice altar with sides, roof! Pray for it to come!

Hanuman en el altar

3 months, 1 week ago by piyari_mohan_das in Other

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Please accept my obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada



I am sorry about your dental problem, I hope that upon receipt of this letter the pain has subsided.


HpS - It seemed like loud noise, high pitched noise. Body resonates and control of other organs is lost, but now is almost gone.


A question Gurudeva, soon I want to make a piece of furniture for my altar.


I have a murti of Hanuman that belonged to Rodrigo Piceros, the poet. My question is:

Can I put Hanuman on my altar?


HpS/ASA - Yes!



Thank you Gurudeva

my obeisances


Your servant

Piyari Mohan das


HpS - Sorry took two weeks to answer!

Yes, put Hanuman on altar with Krsna and Gopis. He likes Vrndavana.

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