KDPC - Jaya kapi dhvaja

3 weeks, 4 days ago by aja.govinda in Other

Dear Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and your service unto him.

HpS - Paoho... and your service to Him, Lord Sri Krsna, parampara!

Reading your Kapi-dhvaja, I realized how much materialism I am stuck in. I also realized how transcendentally elevated you are that you are able to sustain yourself with such simple prasadam.

Brown and White - Popsicles are not everything there is in life, but afar as offerings to Lord Nrsmha Devi, we consider them far ahead of whatever is in second place.

Your austerity makes me realize how much attachment I have to tasty Prasad.

B/W - Cherry, Orange, Grape, Peach, Root-beer!

I also realized how hard you are working and that sannyasa does not mean just doing nothing but it means to render the greatest work for the Lord.

ASA - Hey, we are working, but loafing a lot too!

You are the perfect example of Bhagavad-Gita,

ASA - https://vedabase.io/en/library/bg/16/11-12/

. . . the perfect renunciation where you are not wasting your time but you are using your time most efficiently in the service of the Lord.

I also realized that sincere Devotees like you have no worries about financial issues and rely completely upon the Lord who does provide and facilitates all your needs.

It is the duty of householders like us to serve the Sadhus like yourself both by financial and other services.

I also realized how merciful you are upon me and my wife and family. I am blessed to have your association through the Kapi-dhvaja. I just realized how important it is to associate with the spiritual master. I really look forward to your next visit to Houston so that we can again obtain your holy association.

I’m starting to realize how important it is to follow the instructions of the spiritual master and how simple the life of spiritual process is - simply follow the instructions of the spiritual master. The test of our spiritual progress is how well we are able to chant the holy names of the Lord and this is the test for how much we are detached from our material entanglements.

Thank you for providing the escape from this material misery through your holy association and literature.

Your aspiring Servant,

Aja Govinda Das

HpS/ASA - We are 77% pure bunk, and the rest is doubtful, but Srila Prabhupada is very, very, determined, so he can make a silk purse out of a sows beard!

What the Dickens are you teaching there? Molecular biology? Nanobots? How many Nanobots can dance on the point of a pen?

What does Mataji do???

Viplavah article

4 weeks ago by purnamasidevidasi in Other

Hare Krishna Gurudeva:

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

Ok, I will write a short article for Viplavah. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. It is only because you are asking me to do it that it is going to be possible for me to accomplish it.

HpS - I could only ask you because the request was given to me from above! 👇

If you think it is ok, I would like to talk about a future where Education is different for boys and girls. After some years working with kids, I am completely sure that boys and girls need different ways of education.

HpS - SUPER!

And with this affirmation, what I mean is not only that they should work on different subjects (also some of them in common, of course) but they should have also a different approach to them.

This Covid-19 situation is being a proof for students and teachers in a moment when Education can not exist without new technologies. I think this is going to make a difference in the future too, in different ways.

So, Gurudeva, this is the idea (first brainstorm) about what I could, humbly, write about. What do you think? How many words should have the article, more or less?

HpS - "A man's leg should be long enough to reach the ground" - Abraham Lincoln. For Viplavah about two pages, maximum.

Now that I am writing to you, this morning, in the SB lecture, you talked about a song, wrote by Bhaktivinoda Thakura, with 20 verses, that we could find in KKS website. Could you please, tell me the title of this song?

ASA - http://kksongs.org/songs/y/yaditeharipada.html It is a SUPER SONG. I think Bh. Vinode Th. worked on it for several months and when it was published it was like a hurricane hit the island! More that one lifetime to appreciate it. Hope you can use it.

Sorry for being so unsuitable.

Your aspirant to be your humble servant,

Purnamasi devi dasi

1. Dr File; 2. Professor Dr. Samaresh biography KDPC from Santiago de Chile

4 weeks ago by Carlos Rold in Other

Hare Krishna dear Maharaja!

please accept my respectful obeisances

AGTSP!

AGTHPS!

I hope you are in good health or as is good as is possible. I suppose you are very busy coordinating the "Karuna Virus world wide online tour". This is a very clever thing.

I'm writing to you cause of two topics.

First: meeting with Cristián Contreras AKA Dr File. I wrote to him last wednesday and during thursday we share some words and I think he is available but he ask me for specific dates, so I said we are thinking about the last days of april. The idea is to make 2 meetings, one private as a "working meeting" or intimate friendly etc... just between you and him to join forces, for example, a publication together or ask to him to write for the upcoming Solaris, or whatever you want...

HpS - This is good. First we could talk about what we are both doing and see if we can give each other some direct help! Of course, he can join us in any of these online programs we are doing.

and 2. coordinate a video conference through Zoom (or other) about a specific subject matter (I think about Sankhya Phylosophy) between you both and with online audience... only you and Dr File talking about it and by the end answering the people online just some selected questions. Are you agree with this? what dates are the best for you to hold both meetings? or, will be better to coordinate just a single meeting?

HpS - I don't know him well enough to know if this would work. I think that we might need more personal contact and discussion before we go for a public program. We could organize that at the end of this month. Teleconference where we could share our screens with you and maybe two more devotees. (Who?). Some one from our international community. Eg. Aja-govinda Das. He speaks English well enough to make that the media of the talk, no?

Second: about wikipedia and Dr. Samaresh biography. The problem was that wikipedia tracked down the NIOS page where Dr. Samaresh biography is, the original text, so posting the same text violates Wikipedia's rules. So, the solution is that someone to write another biography about Dr Samaresh's life and legacy, a new and original text. Of course, I cannot be that person, that person must to be someone close to him and qualified. The good news is that when the new text is available, we will ready to start again the whole process of publishing it on wikipedia.

HpS - Thank you. This has been so much work, but it is so valuable. Thank you.

Thank you very much for your daily association, thank you very much for your mercy with this fallen dumb one...

Your aspirant servant,

Carlos.

HpS - Krsna is conquered by the love of one who has conquered his senses. This verse is a challenge for both of us!

Hare Krsna Maharaj

Hare Krsna Dear Maharaj,

All Glories To Srila Prabhupada!

Please Accept My Humble Obeisances!

Thank you so much for your everlasting wisdom and knowledge. I am very grateful. I always love your responses. You just know what to say.

HpS - AGTSP!!!! 🙄

Family is good!! Everyone is enjoying quarantine life. Devaki and I have been jamming guitar a lot lately. I think I am improving slowly. I can play many songs now, not perfectly, but you can understand. I just figured out how to play Jaya Jagannath today. It's so fun.

HpS - 21st Century Bhajan Band!

I am trying to improve my chanting. I did a nice Japa walk today. I think this is the best way. To productively do something while chanting. Is it okay to chant while driving?

ASA - Awk! Chant always, but the 16-rounds with the primary focus. If you chant on beads while driving, DON'T have them in your bead bag.

Directly know two devotees in accidents because of that. Hang them around your neck and then you can drop them quickly if you have to use your right hand quickly to negotiate your vehicle through a pack of wild Australian rhinocerous.

I drop my sister off to work and I chant while driving :0 I hope this is not bad. I know many devotees who do. Perhaps it is not the most focused method...

HpS - Chant, praying for ability to chant better!

I don't have a burning desire to become rich hahah. Although it'd be nice to have money to buy what I need. Although usually what I need, Krsna always provides. If I had so much money I think I could open a restaurant. Or even a temple. And perhaps I design it.. hahah. Who knows?? Or perhaps it's best I don't come in contact with too much good so that I don't lose faith or become greedy or corrupt. Although I don't think I will. But we never know...

ASA - "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely, and all great men have almost always been bad men", Lord Acton. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dalberg-Acton,_1st_Baron_Acton)

Only Krsna knows. Hopefully he will guide me to my path very soon.

HpS - We hope so. You are too good of a person to waste in less important stuff.

Enrollments are open uni and I will need to apply soon before they close for the next semester. Otherwise, to be honest, I think I can figure out a lifestyle without completing a degree. I mean I have a diploma in business already and I have enough common sense for things. But to satisfy my mother and I guess the norms of society I should study something.

HpS - Try some theater classes. Psychology 1A B, Psychology third year - Perception. Look for good teachers and take whatever classes they are offering, not important the subject.

Although, everyone tells me we need to be properly educated, with a degree. That's okay. I'll figure things out. Sorry for always whinging. Please forgive me. I am just thinking out loud.

Thank you again for always guiding me. I'm sorry for always bothering you.

Hare Krsna.

Your servant,

Lakshmi

HpS - Et al! Thank you! Our respects to:

Your Papa,

Mama,

The Bhima, The Little Sister

Uncle, Aunt... The Dhruva/Dhanevari!!

Vyasa Puja Offering, sorry for the delay

4 weeks ago by Bhaktin Carolsita in Other

Dear Guru Maharaja:

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Krsna

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

All glories to you

Please accept my humble obeisances


Immeasurable, is the word I choose to describe my gratitude to you, to your instructions, to your service. Undoubtedly, the debt to the spiritual master is priceless, but I plan to dedicate my life to trying to settle it. No one ever gave me what you have given me, such a high purpose to live for, the determination to want to serve Srila Prabhupada under any circumstances, in addition to such a loving and patient guide in my spiritual life that makes me feel that I am blooming. Day after day you encourage me to serve the mission of Lord Caitanya, and instill in me a deep desire to want to improve my service.

When I see him singing the holy names, dancing in ecstasy, singing and playing musical instruments I feel very happy, happy that you are my spiritual master, of being able to serve you and of being part of this sankirtan movement.

Thanks to you, I remember every day the ultimate goal of life, Krsna prema. I have no doubt that under your guidance I will achieve that goal.

I celebrate the glorious day of its appearance with great enthusiasm, the joy that its existence causes me has no comparison.


Your servant

Kirtida Devi Dasi

HpS - Thank you!!! AgtSP!!!!!!! paoho. Send some current news to the Blog using the KDPC listed in the current Kapi Dhvaja (Letters to the Editor). Thank you. We cannot be in Chile physically, but now we are focusing on it electronically!!!!!

Hare Krishna

1 month ago by purnamasidevidasi in Other

Dear Gurudeva:

Please, accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

How are you?

HpS - ASA -- Brother Ass has a headache, but finds happiness and stimulation is the association of devotees like the superhuman Spanish Yatra.

During these lockdown days, I am trying to get connected to some of your programs in GotoMeeting. I have to thank you for this opportunity to listen to your explanations.

This is the week 6 inside the house. For me, it has been a difficult task at first, but now I am getting used to it, and I am realizing that I can spend more time reading, chanting or playing the harmonium.

I am still working. Everyday, from 9 to 14, I have online classes with the kids, and after that, some meetings. It’s been a little bit more difficult to talk to them about Krishna because I only have 20 minutes with each of them, but, for Ramachandra, we made an origami flower.

HpS - I think Sita Rama must have thought those were the best gives They got from anyone!

Every Sunday, we continue to do the Matajis Sanga on Skype (chant one round, read Krishna Book, talk about something interesting that any of us read or heard about Krishna and then we share some recipes).

On Tuesday, we meet with other devotees to read and extract a verse of Srila Prabhupada’s books. And, Friday, another meeting with devotees where we sing and Jayanta gives a lecture.

This is what I am doing right now.

HpS - More, more!!! Come out of the closet, this body, wake up to the big world of Vaikuntha!

Thank you again for your online meetings and this Blog.

Your aspirant to be a humble servant,

Purnamasi devi dasi

HpS - Can you write a short article for the next Viplavah? Send a little summary by next week and then we can get it finished by 15th? It will be read by educators all over ISKCON and interested people. When you are an old, old, lady what do you hope, expect, to see as the result of your educational efforts with primary school kids? Both with individuals and the utopia system that might develop?

You can write it in Spanish or English. We will edit the English if need be. Other topics are fine. Your own choice or another one would be what are the special aspects of education as people grow up until 12-years old? How is primary education different for boys and girls?....