Preaching, Sadhana Report plus Seeking Blessings

5 days, 18 hours ago by manjuali@hpsgurumaharaja in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna, Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.


hps/asa - lettuce feet.


All glories to Srila Prabhupada. [!]

All glories to you Guru Maharaja. 


Guru Maharaja, I have opened my X account and followed you and I am now seeing your every post on X, it’s all by your mercy upon this fallen servant of yours.

I am also regularly reading Kapi Dhvaja facebook group updates and attending your classes too on GoToMeeting and ASA Carnaval (either by live or after the live session). 


HpS - Please help us become pure devotees!


Guru Maharaja, I have requested many disciples of yours from Tripura, Manipur and Assam to regularly read your monkeywarrior blog posts. They were really unaware about submitting the annual disciples’ reports. They have submitted the reports very lately by somehow or other. I was also unaware about submitting the report because of my negligence of reading the blogposts regularly before.


HpS - We try to communicate it clearly before initiation. 💪🐵


Please kindly forgive me for that.

My mother Padamashri Devi Dasi doesn’t know English and she also doesn’t have any idea about using Email, Blogs, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc.

Because of that her annual disciple report was submitted from my sister Ratnavali Devi Dasi’s account in the last week of January.

My mother Padamashri Devi Dasi, my sisters Kalpalatika Devi Dasi, Ratnavali Devi Dasi, Sachimata Devi Dasi, my cousin sister Rupamanjari Devi Dasi, my neighbor grihastha devotee Indravahan Das and myself, Manjuali Devi Dasi, we all are your disciples.


HpS - Even if we fall down, like Maharaja Bharata et al. Please do not desist to be a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who is associate of Gauranga, no?!


Indravahan prabhu’s annual disciple report was submitted very lately from my account because he also doesn’t know English and doesn’t have any idea about using Email, Blogs, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. I am humbly requesting you Guru Maharaja to kindly include all of us in your disciple’s list. 


HpS/ASA - I think Krsna has already done it, and we will try to do it also!

Very nice community. Seems Krsna may glorify you in front of the whole world.


I am continuing Srila Prabhupada’s book distribution (2-3 times a week) regularly, Guru Maharaja. Recently, I have distributed Bhagavad-gita Bengali (3 copies), NOI Manipuri (8 copies) and other 3 small books. 


HpS - Boom! Boom! Boom! 😁


Guru Maharaja, because of my stupidity and laziness, I was not giving time for reading Srila Prabhupada’s books before. However, after keeping in touch with you regularly through the Blog posts and classes, I am now regularly reading Krishna book, Srimad Bhagavatam and Prabhupada Lilamrita with some other devotees through conference call over mobile phones.


I am reading Prabhupada Lilamrita on a devotee’s insistence. That devotee said if we read Lilamrita, our love for Srila Prabhupada would be increased a lot. Is it ok to read Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita Guru Maharaja?


HpS - It is super. It is different than Srila Prabhupada's direct books. You have to just understand that and then it is perfect window on to Srila Prabhupada.

Actually you are living Lila-amrta.


Guru Maharaja, my greatest weakness is my mode of ignorance. This is affecting my sadhana a lot, daily routine and seva of Gaura Nitai. How to overcome this, Guru Maharaja? Please kindly guide me on this matter. 


HpS - Bhisma say, "By prowess! Rising up!". Just open your mouth and say, "Krsna, Krsna, Hare Hare"!

Then go on!

Gradually, Sattva guna becomes our habit.


Even though I am unfit for your Vapu and Vani seva, still I have strong desire and love for rendering my humble services at your lotus feet.


Whenever and wherever, Guru Maharaja is in India, please kindly allow me to render some Vapu seva of yours.


Please bless me Guru Maharaja so that I am able to follow your Vani very rigidly.


I am a teacher by profession.


I get very minimum holidays in a year.


Despite that, I will make myself available for serving your Vapu whenever and wherever Guru Maharaja is in India. This is my humble desire. 


Thank you Guru Maharaja. Please give me Krishna prema in this lifetime. Hare Krishna. 


Your humble servant

Manjuali Devi Dasi

Kaptanpur, Sichar, Assam, India


HpS - Krsna, Subhadra Devi, will make all the wonderful arrangements for our physical circumstances, meetings etc in Krsna Consciousness.

We just appreciate them as they happen.


Join us!

Gajendra Moksa [GM] 2

1 week, 1 day ago by hps in Personal Sadhana Reports, Special Category B

[From https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/14761/]


NANDA-RAJA DAS - Yes, Mahārāja, I went through this. But, I don't see any good in switching to Grihastha ashram either. I'll lose many opportunities for services and a lot of time will go in earning money. Besides, controlling senses would be tougher there. I don't see a willingness in me unless that's the only option.


I always think of bouncing back. I've lived a joyful brahmachari life but that was with my brahmachari friends. Now, I only aspire for it.


HpS/ASA

AgtSP

Paoho 🐒🐒🐒🦍

Wonderful!


What happened to your brahmachari friends? Make new ones? Join our ASA Sannyasa aśrama?


What about Vanaprastha? Vaisesika, Virabahu Das, PM Modi? No kids. One kid, a Ray of Visnu? Your brother stuck in a female body. No, minimal physical contact just emotional stability. Meet once a day, week, year - both preparing for next ashrama, Goswami? She maybe even more serious, humble than you?

Wife raises dogs to sell as pets, working dogs, with enough income to cover all her, extra grhastha expenses.

Thank you.this nice dialog.


Hare Krsna. Hare Rama 🙂.

gajendra moksa

1 week, 2 days ago by hps in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Kṛṣṇa Mahārāja.. Danḍavat pranāmas. 

I am in distress and need advice from you. 


I'm not finding peace of mind in Brahmachari āśrama partly because my brahmachari friends have left and partly because I'm unable to keep my initiation vow of following 4 regulative principles. 


When I consulted seniors here, they say marriage is no solution. 

Personally, I like to teach and preach and this opportunity makes me attached to Brahmachari āśrama. 


Maharaj, you're a liberated soul, a pure devotee. Kindly advise - if I should continue in brahmachari ashram with my struggles or accept grihastha life with different other challenges. I'm in dilemma. 

Your servant 

Nanda-raja das.


HpS/ASA - Hare Krsna... Hare Rama... Have you contemplated this verse, pastime: https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/8/2/30 ?


Hansadutta Swami told us that SP said that 'Every psychological circumstance we can encounter is in the SB'.


Some other thoughts but guess this is first point of clarification.


News from Chile

1 week, 6 days ago by dpsanchezm in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Guru Maharaja, PAMHO, TLGSP 


PAMHO!!! TLGSP!!! 


A fantastic second half of the year in the service of Krishna, great progress in my Krishna consciousness process. Below is a summary of activities/services: 


Since several months passed and I couldn't find a job,

Nityananda Prana das me (NPD) proposed that we live together so I have everything that I need and get married as soon as possible.


He is a mathematics and computer programming teacher for children and his economic situation is good.


Gurudeva, the truth is that it was a complex decision for me due to the implications of living together without being married,

but since it is a serious relationship I accepted.

To get married we are waiting for a second document that arrives from Brazil and reconfirms his divorce.

Of course you, Tom Brown, Piggy and Buck White will be our guests of honor. 


What seemed difficult to me at the beginning has turned out to be quite favorable. Gurudeva,

I feel that my house is a temple.

With NPD we have an altar with deities of both that we serve as best we can (RK, GN, Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subadra, Krishna Balarama, a sila called Kamadeva and a murti of SP).

We do pujari shifts at home to serve all your lordships with a lot of love and devotion.


We go for a walk early in the morning to sing the rounds, let them be enthusiastic rounds with the early hours of the morning. 


Something we share is the pleasure of having guests at home, so we hold regular meetings with our devotees and non-devotees friends who are interested in learning about Krishna consciousness. And with this Gurudeva I have achieved: 


- Participate in two study groups (Sat Sanga and Tusyanti ca ramanti ca): in both groups we participate with disciples of HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Bhakti Bhusana Swami, HH Mahatma das

we meet 2 times a month and do programs at home that include: Govinda Arati, reading and analysis and prasadam.

My spiritual brother Piyari Mohan das participates in one of these groups, who accompanies us with his guitar and his devotional songs.

In some cases the program lasts two days and I am really happy sharing and serving the devotees and their families. Attached photos. 


- Reading from Krishna Book No.1, NOI, Tava Pache Pache, The Glories and pastimes of Srimati Radharani and SP Lilamrta (chapter 4) 


- Since I now live far from the temple, I have not participated in my garland service, but I still have small flowers in my garden that I use to make the garlands of my deities. 


- I have celebrated all the important holidays at home and with devotees who are in a similar situation and who, like us, live far from the temple. 


- In Santiago, we had a nice Ratha Yathra, again a great experience  


- I have received an invitation from Fr. Abhiram Takura das to participate in NIOS, of course I am happy about it. Likewise, with Arjuna das and Havihsara dd we are meeting to give impetus to NIOS Chile with local activities. 


- Continuous studying Bhakti Sastri 


- I learned to ride a bicycle, after several hits (ouch) I made it (hahaha) 


For 2024, the most important goal is to continue with firmness and determination in Krishna consciousness, continue with the programs at home, participate in NIOS and get married with Nityananda Prana das. That is a priority. 


Thank you Gurudeva, thank you very much for his mercy and for being that light in the beacon that guides me. 


Your little servant,  

Damni devi dasi


HpS - Thank you for this little movie of your life.

Of course, the technical standard is 16-nice rounds and 4-principles strictly. Then where we live, with whom, what Ashrama are details.

Of course, we can't chant enthusiastic rounds if we are not engaged in the other aspects of the Sadhana eg. Mangala arati 1-1/2 hours before Sunrise, Kirtan, SB.

Etc.

Very best wishes to you all.

Maybe Nityananda-prana Das can also enliven us with his history of spiritual life.

Thank you.

Such nice photos!

Indu Lekha dd from Chile

1 week, 6 days ago by indu-lekha-dd in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna dear Gurudev, please accept my humble obeisances


i wrote you a letter in the annual report but I don't know if it sent alright because I had problems with my session, even had to create a new one


I'm chanting my 16 rounds every day and strictly following the 4 principles


I got divorce since 2 years now, and it's been difficult... like been in a limbo without ashram, but trying to focus all my attention in raising my children the best i can, growing in spiritual life and work


 On the other hand in the end the whole situation has been good for my spiritual life, i feel that there is no other option for me than taking shelter in Krishna, so i'm trying to accept as a mercy in that way


I'm living in Valparaíso, Horcón ...far away from the association of devotees.

This past year with a little group of devotees we start a preaching project, that has helped me to feeling part of sankirtan movement and don't feel too much isolated.

I'm distributing books once or twice a week and then we keep contact with people of sankirtan through a Bhagavad-gitā studying club... And meeting in person some times for chanting together

I will send you photos

please accept my service as a sincere offering to assist your sankirtan to srila Prabhupada, despite all the defects please receive my efforts to please you


Your aspirant servant

Indu Lekha dd


HpS/ASA - Hare Krsna! Ooof! So sorry to hear about 'divorce'. Actually in Vaisnava culture there is no divorce. Maybe polygamy, but once you are married, it is for life. Of course, there is living separate and even after six years if husband is dead, or spiritually dead, like drinking and smoking, then O.K. remarried, but is third class, but is progressive.


We are 6th class people getting mercy of Srila Prabhupada!

Then everything will adjust!


We will have unlimited love for everyone.


Your Sankirtan etc. sounds great!

Very Great.

Send us news!

We like distributing TLC and have reading groups on it!!!

Hope Blog, Twitter, FMS, Kapi Dhvaja are of service to you.

Hare Krishna

1 week, 6 days ago by mercurio3 in Personal Sadhana Reports

PAMHO AGTSP!!!

All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!!


Hare Krishna Maharaj! How r u?? How have you been? I’ve been following some of the classes you gave at Houston’s temple.


I really like hearing you! I maybe never told you, but I first met you like 20 years ago at the Buenos Aires‘ temple, I was so impressed when I heard your preach. I was always thinking of you at first and for many many years I heard your classes.


I used to cook in my kitchen during morning time, and hear to some of your preachings, back then there was no YouTube, all I had were mp3 files in the computer and the cell phone.


Well all my life was going fine, more or less, and some time ago I began experiencing some personal issues, they are so intimate I cannot even write them down here.h


But since you are a pure devotee I know your words in reply will help me a lot.


Is there any way in which I can write you a private email??


Hope everything’s OK over there!!

HK!


Federico Molnár


HpS - https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/14744/

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