[DTC] Priya Sakhi Devi Dasi, Chile.

16 hours ago by priyasakhi in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Guru Maharaja.

Favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias.

Todas las glorias sean para Srila Prabhupada!


Espero se ecnuentre muy bien. La clase de hoy estuvo muy interesantey agradable, muchas gracias.

ASA - TlgaSP!!!! Pfanrh.... Cual dia??? Cual clase!

Hice una pregunta en el chat de Gotomeeting, pero no leyeron mi pregunta, quizá era una pregunta para el Blog.

Para el Curso de Bhakti Sastri se utilizan textos adicionales para mejorar el entendimiento de los libros que se estudian, como el "Ríndete a Mi" para el Bhagavad-gita y "Olas de la Devoción" para el Néctar de la Devoción. Mi experiencia al usar estos libros es muy buena, pero también me enfrento a muchos desafíos para entender las explicaciones, ya que a veces discrepan en algunos puntos con Srila Prabhupada o son muy intrincados (intricate) o elevados como para comprender.

La pregunta es:¿tenemos que dar como libro de apoyo para el estudio, estos textos a los estudiantes, o debería ser un material solo para el profesor?

HpS - It is very individual. In some cases you want the students to have them, but I think that they are to advanced for BhS. But it is nice if the teacher is studying Bh Vai. while S(he)it is teaching BhS. and S(he)it uses those texts. I like them a lot and I also think there may be some errors in them and the points are not always clear sometimes, but in general they are so, so good!

¿Es suficiente basarnos solo en el estudio de los libros de Srila Prabhupada, y planificar de manera "pedagógica" el estudio de estos, sindepender o apoyarnos con estos textos adicionales?

HpS - But then you are adding your pedagogical analysis, so you are adding a kind of study guide. The teacher always to add his realization, no? Even study partners will discuss what they are reading.

Tengo otra pregunta. En el CC Madhya Lila 4.169, dice en el significado, que los alimentos que tienen una gran cantidad de proteína se consideran NO vegetarianos. Nombra dos tipos de legumbres, y un amigo devoto dice que se trata de la lenteja roja (foto mas abajo). Yo cociné por primera vez esa lenteja sin saber esto. La pregunta es: ¿por qué los alimentos con mucha proteína se consideran No vegetarianos?, ¿"rompemos principios" al comer esos alimentos?.

HpS - One of them is "urad dhal". We use it in festivals for Bharatas. You can feel that so much protein agitates your senses for sexual gratification etc. Sexual agitation. Violence. So we take then for festivals. The Red Dhal I think never, but Urad dhal sometimes. Like too much cheese!

Agradezco Sus respuestas Guru Maharaja.

Acá seguimos con 16 rondas diarias 98%

Principios regulativos estrictamente 90%

Gayatri mantra 80% (esforzándonos por mejorar)

Seguimos con los cursos online y estudio de Bhakti Vaibhava (5° capítulo del primer canto)

Distribuyendo libros online. Hasta ahora 2 Bhagavad-gita y un libro de Ayurveda.

Su aspirante a sirviente

Priya Sakhi Devi Dasi

HpS - Thank you for your questions!? How is your family?

Gandharva das from Lima (KDPC)

Hare Krsna dear Gurumaharaja

Please accept our humble obeisances

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!!!

HpS - ASA -- Jaya! Jaya! JAYA!!!

I hope you are well. Indira Sakti and I are fine, at home, working, studying Srila Prabhupada's books, attending to our deities and, because we have no opportunity to perform a practical service in the temple, we try to use time in something more thoughtful.

hPs - !!!! Boom!!!% No opportunity to perform ... in the Temple????

The work has been very strong in recent weeks. Confinement has opened an opportunity for distance education and I have been busier at it than usual. Sometimes I think about leaving my teaching career behind but I really like it, I am passionate about it and the environment in which I develop considers my efforts and stimulates me. It's my Maya: art history, theoretical research and guiding my students through the path of sensitive and critical reflection of themselves and others (as human artists) and the world (the universe of art objects), attracts and satisfies me a lot and I don't know how favorable it is for my devotional life or how deceiving is ("the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched???).

ASA - Wow! That is one of the longest sentences I have every seen! Can you read the whole thing in one breath??

On the other hand, I must protect and support my mother who no longer has a job, despite having always been a very hard-working and brilliant woman. Teaching is a sure livelihood for me. In short, it is the glass of water in which I often drown.

Recently, someone said that my service as a Ministry representative is undeserved because my spiritual advancement is far below the responsibility that I have.

ASA - Ha! Ha!

HARe!

hAW hAw!

It must be true, but the comment discouraged me. Devotional service depends on meritoriousness? Anyway, another glass of water to drown in.

HpS - Why are you being discouraged in any way. At least as you present it, it is such a STOOPID comment. Regional Representative can be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class devotee, no? You seem like you are reasonble "advanced spiritually". I mean, you don't chew tobacco, do you?

I have been informed that you require additional work on the questions for ASA on the second Canto (in my case, Chapter 3). I haven't been able to connect much to SB classes because of work. Please tell me what you need to serve you Gurudeva.

HpS - Ah!! Can you look at the questions now after several weeks and evaluate if they are all good for the questions bank, what category, or need editing, or eliminating. Can you answer them.

Your silly servant.

Gandharva das

HpS - It is so nice hear from you!!!!!! So, nice. Please offer our respects to the women folk and everyone. Can you get a peak of Radha Madana-bihari!! We will go back to Goloka very soon. What kind of house do you wan there?

I want to live in a tree with a fire place.

Bhadrasena das reporting

1 day, 19 hours ago by bhadrasena das in Personal Sadhana Reports

Pamho agtsp

Hare krishna guru maharaja

Bhadrasena das reporting from buenos aires. Here the lockdown is very strong ,so its a great oportunity for me to focus on reading, chanting and worship the deities. Also doing sankirtan to previous contacts .

I hope you are in good health

HpS - You can also take up knitting sox for rhinocerouses. There feet get cold in the winter!

Una aspirante a sirviente desde Santiago de Chile

1 day, 19 hours ago by nicole_silva in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Maharaja, todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada. Por favor, acepte mis humildes y sinceras reverencias.

Me gustaría presentarme. Soy Nicole Silva, de Chile. Estudio Ayurveda y Yoga en la escuela Dhatri con Visvanath Chakravarti Thakura Dasa y su esposa Gita Vali Dasi.

Estudié Ingeniería Civil en Obras Civiles, y trabajo part-time en una empresa que se dedica a la instalación de sistemas solares térmicos y fotovoltaicos.

La primera vez que lo conocí, fue en el 2012, en una conferencia que se realizó en la Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez organizado por Madhumangala Dasa, donde adquirí mi primer Bhagavad-Gita el cual usted firmó.

Desde ese entonces comencé a seguir, o más bien, intento seguir, el proceso que nos presentó Srila Prabhupada.

En ese entonces seguía siendo estudiante, y decidí pasar mis vacaciones de verano en el templo. Allí experimenté cosas maravillosas, que las atesoro a cada momento.

He estado presente en muchas de las conferencias que usted a impartido en Santiago; su humildad, austeridad, prédica y sentido del humor me inspira muchísimo a seguir en este maravilloso camino.

En relación a mi proceso, he estado cantando 16 rondas desde el 2012 con periodos en donde se han visto interrumpidas. Sin embargo, durante los últimos 4-5 meses, he cantado mis rondas todos los días por la mañana antes del amanecer, y me esfuerzo a cada momento para que sean buenas y entusiastas.

Hace ya casi 3-4 meses ingreso a sus clases por GoToMeeting, especialmente a las de Srimad Bhagavatam, y asisto al FMP hace ya 1-2 meses. Me inspira mucho el poder escucharle hablar de Krsna, y me ha entusiasmado a leer el Srimad Bhagavatam, lo cual hago a diario, aunque sea un verso. Usted siempre me ha inspirado y ha provocado que mi corazón salte de emoción, Maharaja, pero nunca antes me había atrevido a escribirle, hasta ahora.

He leído el artículo "Guru Tattva", me lo ha recomendado Jagad-guru Dasa. Eso me removió mucho el corazón, y es la razón gatillante por la que le escribo actualmente Maharaja, porque me gustaría refugiarme en sus pies de loto, si usted me considera suficientemente apropiada como discípula para ayudarle en la misión de Srila Prabhupada.


Agradecida de su tiempo

Sinceramente,

Nicole Silva, aspirante a sirviente.

HpS -ASA - Your Spanish, AGTSP!!, is so simple and clear that we don't need any translation. If you read the 'guru-tattva.txt' then you should understand our humble conception of our role as guru in ISKCON. Have you been chanting 16-nice rounds and following the four principles for six months now??? How is your relation with the Temple and Amara-gauranga Das et al in Chile.

All of this is rather superficial. Behind all of this Krsna is ALWAYS playing with the external scene. Joking. Boop oop e doop, Haw Rey!

La vida es un gato soñando con carreras de camellos en el desierto?


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Hare Krsna Maharaja, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. Please accept my humble and sincere obeisances.

I would like to introduce myself. I am Nicole Silva from Chile. I study Ayurveda and Yoga at the Dhatri school with Visvanath Chakravarti Thakura Dasa and his wife Gita Vali Dasi. I studied Civil Engineering, and I work part-time in a company that is dedicated to the installation of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems.

The first time I met you was in 2012, at a conference held at the Silva Henríquez Catholic University organized by Madhumangala Dasa, where I acquired my first Bhagavad-Gita which you signed.

Since then I started to follow, or rather, I try to follow, the process that Srila Prabhupada presented to us.

I was still a student back then, and I decided to spend my summer vacation at the temple. There I experienced wonderful things, which I treasure every moment.

I have been present in many of the conferences that you have given in Santiago; your humility, austerity, preaching and sense of humor inspire me a lot to continue on this wonderful path.

Regarding my process, I have been singing 16 rounds since 2012 with periods where they have been interrupted. However, for the past 4-5 months, I have sung my rounds every morning before sunrise, and I strive every moment to make them good and enthusiastic.

Almost 3-4 months ago I entered to your classes by GoToMeeting, especially those of Srimad Bhagavatam, and attended FMP 1-2 months ago. I am very inspired to be able to hear you speak about Krsna, and you have inspired me to read Srimad Bhagavatam, which I do daily, even if it is only one verse. You have always inspired me and caused my heart to jump with emotion, Maharaja, but I have never dared to write to you before, until now.

I have read the article "Guru Tattva", it has been recommended to me by Jagad-guru Dasa. That stirred my heart a lot, and it is the triggering reason why I am writing to you today Maharaja, because I would like to take refuge at your lotus feet, if you consider me appropriate enough as a disciple to help you in Srila Prabhupada's mission.


Grateful for your time

Sincerilly,


Nicole Silva, aspiring servant.


Govinda Ji!...Happy Guru purnima. Bhakti Charu Swami, Jay!...Pandaveya Spain.

1 day, 19 hours ago by PABLOPARIKRAMA in Personal Sadhana Reports, Other

Feliz Guru Purnima Guru Deva!!!!

Jaya Sanatana Goswami!!!!

Jay Bhakti Charu Swami!!!

Jay Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara!!!!


I hope He is laughing right now with his Guru Deva, Srila Prabhupada.

ASA - Or maybe crying in relief to meet again.

I hope that You find yourself the best, Guru deva, in all aspects.

HpS - Only death is good. Then real life can start, unless we use the things in this world to preach ie. lead people to die.

I have been very saddened by the departure of Bhakti Charu Swami, I had his indirect association on a few occasions in Spain and India, and much for his classes. It has been one of my references to advance within Krsna consciousness. There are people with a sweetness in their personality that surprise me a lot, a little like milk is surprised by oil.

I have no doubt that he is with Krsna, Prabhupada and all the rock. I am almost certain that in a little while he will return to care for the devotees, and preach.

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I would like to tell you about an experience that I have had in relation to the departure of Maharaja, I am sure it is because I know that he was very critical for days, but even so I really liked the experience.

Perhaps, by singing a few rounds for Him, and the austerity of a full fast in ekadasi honored for His pleasure, perhaps, my subconscious was very sensitive to His person.

The day he left, like an hour or two before I knew anything about his death, I think I was singing a few rounds, I think the mid-day rounds, I could see him in my heart and in my mind, in the rounds, and I greeting and said goodbye to him. Tears came out of my eyes remembering with him good moments in Malaga and Mayapur, he was also very excited and surprised, I imagine that because of the affection I felt for him. I guess he didn't expect it ... When we said goodbye, I gave him dandavats and pranamas, and when I touched his feet and put dust on my head from the path of his feet, I started to jump like a monkey and I ran in the opposite direction, chanting Hare Krsna. I think he was very surprised to see a devotee go into mental ecstasy thinking about the dust on his lotus feet.

A few hours later I saw that he had passed away, and I wondered if he was saying hello to everyone on his farewell journey.

HpS - When the sun rises it smiles on everyone!

I hope he is very happy in his future service. It makes me a little envious, good, to think how he is enjoying the fruits of his intense devotional service to his Gurudeva, Prabhupada, and Radha Krsna.

He is a person who makes my heart softer and softer.

I hope you have a very good day, especially this auspicious day of the Guru.

My humblest obeisances Guru deva.

Accept my humblest respects and surrender.

I hope you have a very intense day with your Guru deva, Srila Prabhupada.

Hare Krsna.

HpS - More in the foreground we can try to learn more and more of his practical projects as they relate to us and how we can push them with our personal abilities. Of course, this is development of eternal relationships in the Traveling Road Show. AGTSP! Paoho.

KDPC Tarangaksi dd

1 day, 19 hours ago by Tarangaksi Devi Dasi in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna. Gurudeva.

Please accept my humble obeisances

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With a lot of happiness, I write you after a long time. I hope you are in good health and with the protection of Lord Nrisimhadeva.

After the return of Mataji Rukmini dd from USA, we had stayed together in quarantine. That was a great opportunity to share realizations and experiences of life. Also, we had the opportunity to make a bio-garden at home. Mataji Rukmini grew texan zucchinis, tomatoes, red peppers, lentils, beans and potatoes.

With mataji Gauri and Devahuti's help, we're taking care the bio-garden and chanting Hare Krishna to the plants. We're learning about the natural cares for the plants, without insecticides, pesticides neither chemical agents.

We hope this could be an incentive to other people to make a bio-garden.

After the harvest, all will be offer to the Owner of everything in our altar Nimay Caitanya Candra (You named our deities).

Dear Gurudeva, we're trying to connect daily to FMP program and have your merciful association. We like so much to listen your classes and sometimes, when I have a doubt, I ask to my elder god-brothers. We have the desire to continue learning and take Krishna Consciousness with maturity and knowledge, under your guidance and through your instructions and realizations.

Now, I work and do service from home. During the week, by phone callings I'm talking with relatives, friends and friends of my friends about the cares of the physical, mental and spiritual health.

I'm applying some ayurveda knowledges that Rupanuga Prabhu taught me. I usually talk with him and I share him the classes, commentaries and realizations that you transmit us.

Guru Maharaja, all over this time that I know Krishna Conciousness (that is more than 20 years), I'm recently understanding the importance of being in constantly purification (each moment) through the Sadhana Bhakti, rounds and progressive study. In addition, I'm trying to have an appropriate life style with enthusiasm and with a deep desire to raise Krishna Consciousness in ourselves and the others. I'm trying each day (it's a constant battle) to serve with love, sincerity, humility, balance, detachment and in general, surrender to Krishna. Also, I'm trying that my thoughts, words and actions head towards goodness, and by the mercy of Guru Krishna to the transcendence.

Dear Gurudeva, thanks a lot, thank you infinitely for all your mercy that you give us in each moment, for all your constant effort and dedication... all of this is admirable!!! I wish to be always at your service with love and without conditions.

Please, take care a lot. May Nrishmadeva always protects you.

Trying to serve,

Tarangaksi Devi Dasi

HpS - Hmmm? Zucinni and potatoes? What is your source of edible oil? Will you fry anything? I think Lord Nrsmhadeva likes fried potatoes, zucinni etc. Hare Krsna... Hare Rama. Your potential is unlimited!