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1 day, 22 hours ago by Bhaktin Fernanda L. in Personal Sadhana Reports

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Hare Krishna Gurudev please accept my humble obeisances, hope this letter find you fine

My apologize for not send a report before.

HpS - Considering how negligent we are in our relationship with Srila Prabhupada, how can we criticize you?!

We have some news, we came to live to Laguna Verde, V region of Valparaiso, its a wonderful place, forest and sea, we feel here that simple living and high thinking it's more possible to us, our livelihood comes from prasad and book distribution, we moved since 5 month approx, in the first period we didn't have internet, that's why it was more difficult to write you. We "bought" a piece of land and we are in the process of building a house, with our own hands and some help from good friends and devotees. We really want to build a house for the Lord in this beautiful place, and in the process we want to become consequent in all aspects... Learning how to live in harmony with nature, recycle our garbage, our children learn the names of birds spontaneously, and play with earth ...etc

16 rounds ok, 4 principles with improvements in the standard.

We really want to collaborate with the propagation of Krishna Consciousness here, with your blessings, we know its an ambitious project, but anyway we could not live in Santiago anymore, so take the risk was our best option. We are a little bit further from devotees association than before, but Krishna have been so much kind with us, now there is a cultural center in Viña del mar with saturday programs, (1 hour approx from our house)

Gurudev and finally i wanted to ask you a question, we were reading about Druva Maharaja pastime, and i was wondering ... in the beginning he was acting by materials motivations, which are like weeds in the bhakti lata, and hinder its growth. So how he could attain the perfection in his spiritual life? i mean i know we all have material desires in the beginning but my doubt is because in this case his motivation for the spiritual practice was a material goal... so it makes feel confused about it.

HpS - Because he was not offensive. If we approach Krsna for material things then Krsna satisfies our desires in such a way that we lose our interest in the things and just want to be with Him, but if we are offensive, "God did not give me what I wanted immediately", then the taste diminishes. In NOD Eastern Part as we remember. Bhava-abhasa

well, waiting anxiously for your visit,

your fallen servant and aspirant disciple

Indu lekha devi dasi

HpS -Thank you very much. So many ways to live happily in the country now. Japanese developing nice hand driven machines to make gardening very productive!

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1 day, 22 hours ago by harsh_horse in Personal Sadhana Reports
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hare krsna maharaj, PAMHO, AGTSP.

Its nice to see we have written 6 reports (every ekadasi {+ 7 days margin}). Good to see you still find us intelligent. We are able to get 16 rounds done somehow, four rounds among them must of quality. 1 page krsna book is add on for last seven days.

it is tough to practice KC in adverse environment. But krsna is the ability in man.

please bless us that we can be determined in a humble mannner, not a warrior manner.

Pancha-tattva prabhu from Mardel Plata is visiting India, he might meet us.

salute,

Horse


HpS/ASA - Jaya!! The Victory Horse! 16-rounds and one page of Krsna book! Was it a good result? We are struggling just as hard. For years we are offering and eating pizza when we [Brother Ass] want to eat it. (10PM?), not really asking Srila Prabhupada what he wants to eat. He accepts our "Karma yoga" and suffers! We are stopping torturing our Guru because Krsna arranged a big picture of Prabjhupada (Photo attached) sitting in front of it. It is a gift of one nice devotee artist. Little by little. Look for the chances and take them. Pancha tattva et al in Noida.

Next report tell us about how many nice gifts you got for Mataji.

What was the benefit of the Japa vrata (if any).

Mis primeros pasos

Hare Krishna.

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

Acepte por favor mis reverencias.

Quiero agradecerle por responder esta carta, y la alegría inmensa que esto provocó en mi, siempre es una inspiricacion y una bendición el poder tener alguna asociación con un ud.


Leí lo q ud me mando, y quería contarle que si hace mas de un año canto todos los días canto mis 16 rondas, no puedo negar que tengo una mente inquieta que lucha contra esto.


Que sigo los 4 pincipios hace ya un tiempo. 

Tengo la fortuna de poder participar de sus programas del SB a través de Go meeting, dado a no poder hacerlo físicamente con los devotos, por obligaciones de trabajo.

Si poder leer todos los días un poco del conocimiento que nos dejó Srila Prabhupada.

Quiero contarle que no me encuentro en la ciudad de mar del plata.

Y que asisto con regularidad a programas de Krishna West, dados por prabhu Garuda das, quien es encargado aquí en Bs As, y que intentó asistir a las fiestas de domingo en el templo de aquí en Bs As.

Tmb quiero contarle que voy a iniciar este domingo un curso de Introduccion al Bhakti facilitado por  Prabhu Citrak Das.


Espero poder ayudarlo en su misión y que pueda guiarme en este conocimiento.


Su fiel aspirante.

HpS - Muy bien! No puedo recordar Vd. exactamente!!! Conductor de trenes???? Aparece que esta en el sendero correcto. Solamente tiene que incrementar su velocidad. Tooot! Tooot! Haz su regresa a Krsna mas rapido, pero no deja el sendero!! Es un arte.

Libros y más Rondas de japa!!

3 days, 1 hour ago by Gadai in Personal Sadhana Reports

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada!!!

Hare Krsna Guru Maharaja, reciba mis respetuosas reverencias, seguimos aquí en Huancayo - Perú, sigo con la distribución de libros de Srila Prabhupada, solo salgo en las mañanas hasta la 1 pm.

HpS - Fijado!

Me toma 1 hora en carro llegar al centro de la ciudad donde tengo que hacer sankirtan, hay gente muy buena, pero la mayoría están atraídas al desarrollo económico, eso los vuelve muy duros de corazón, pero igual sigo y trato de mantenerme refugiado en los santos nombres de Krsna, pensamos en que mientras aumentemos nuestras rondas podremos distribuir más libros.

HpS - Si! Puede buscar gente mas favorable, pero en cualquiere sitio encontramos comunicar conciencia de Krsna a nuestros vecinos. Krsna es el sabor de agua!!

Tengo un problema con un tío paterno, es un problema de terrenos, bueno, no puedo decir muchos detalles por este medio, solo esperamos que pueda haber alguna ayuda divina de parte de Krsna,

HpS - Hari Bolo!

solo podemos refugiarnos en el santo nombre y en los libros de Srila Prabhupada, en el sadhana, en atender a las Deidades, solo hacer Servicio Devocional, no hacer esto para logros materiales, solo para satisfacer a Srila Prabhupada.

HpS - Los Pandavas tambien luchando acerca de terreno con la familia.

Mi esposa Nadiya Nivasi esta bien, cumplimos 10 años estando juntos, de los cuales 2 años fueron de noviazgo y 8 años de casados, bueno, mi esposa esta trabajando en una entidad privada acá en Huancayo. Ella en una carta le contara los detalles.

HpS - Llego su carta pero no contenido. Una buena esposa es muy raro encontrar!!!

Nuestra rutina a cambiado, nos levantamos a las 3 y 30 am, algunas rondas de Japa hasta las 4 y 30 am de ahí Mangal artik , bueno, nosotros empezamos a cocinar el almuerzo a las 5 am pues por la rutina mi esposa tiene que llevar su almuerzo al trabajo, nos turnamos para cocinar, un día cocina ella y al día siguiente yo, a las 6 am atendemos a las Salagramas Silas y Govardhana Sila, un día yo, un día ella, lectura Srimad Bhagavatam (canto 3, Segunda Parte, capitulo 23 "La lamentación de Devahuti", Texto 1). Cuatro principios regulativos.

Prabhu Adveita Takur estuvo por aquí, Huancayo, hicimos sankirtan juntos, fueron como 4 días agradables, estuvimos haciendo planes de sankirtana viajero, pero todo quedo en planes, ojalá pueda viajar nuevamente con Prabhu Adveita takur Dasa.

También seguimos en tramites de documentos de la doble nacionalidad italiana, arreglando y corrigiendo mi partida de nacimiento, hay una pequeña falla, pero es corregible, bueno, pensamos que sera interesante tener doble nacionalidad, esperemos todo salga bien, Sankirtana por Europa.

Bueno Guru Maharaja, me despido, que Nrisimha lo proteja mucho, ojalá algún día podamos volver a conversar en persona, una abrazo de parte mía y reverencias de parte de mi esposa Nadiya. Hare Krsna.

Gadai Gauranga Dasa

HpS - Gracias su noticias! Nunca deja su Sankirtan, aun que hay resultados pequenos. Por Sankirtan viene inteligencias como aumentar esta Sankirtan misma. KRSNA va a arrelegar todo para Vds. Italia, Tios....Nos vemos en Octubre!

Gracias!

Personal Sadhana and Mandir Report

6 days, 23 hours ago by Yamuneswar Das in Personal Sadhana Reports

All glories to A C Prabhupada, Sripada Marsha and HpS Maharaja!

Radha Krsna Ki Jay, Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu Ki Jay. Goura bhakta brinda Ki Jay

Dandavat Pranam,


Please accept my humble obeisances unto Guruji Maharaja's padamachran that I am so sorry, that I could not write and response timely. Now we are planning to form a new committee after expire of the old committee period. Next Sunday, the Nanda Utsav day we will go and try to form the new committee. We had requested time and again but the Secy. is not take up the necessary formalities for conducting a general body meeting.

HpS - It is Kali yuga! Even in Treta yuga there was Ravana!!! Ooof! But Vibhisana was a devotee and had his Sanga even in Lanka. He said that being a devotee of Visnu in Lanka was like being a tongue surrounded by sharp teeth. How are our disciples, your daughter and son-in-law.

My chanting activities is improving and continuing 16 or more rounds. Sometimes tearing in my eyes remembering the wrong deeds in my life and requesting for pardon.

HpS - Yes, and not do more stupid things now!! I feel same way. AGTSP!!!

Now, I am reading 10.33.6 ; Purport - Srila bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura states that Devaki, besides being the name of Vasudeva's wife, is also a name of mother Yasoda, as stated in the Adi Purana "The wife of Nanda has two names - Yasoda and Devaki". Please explain the underlying ideas.

HpS - Oooof! I do not know! I've heard that they are such good friends that they have almost the same name. It means like worshippable by the Devas?


  • What about the janma lila of Subhadra, the sister of Krsna and Balarama? From which book we may get the interesting story of Subhadra? Is She the wife of Arjuna?

HpS - Yes, she is Maha maya if we are bad and Yoga maya if we are good. I only know of Her as she is mentioned in the Krsna book. She was born from Yasoda and exchanged with Krsna.

  • How to improve the last one of the 10 nama aparadha ?

HpS - Prabhupada one time said that we should just do it!! Many techniques. See what works, walking while chanting is good for attention for some, not for others. Of course, more attention early in the day! Just try and good ideas will come!

Yours fallen servant,

Yamunesvara Das

HpS - You are so kind to write to us. We really hope to see you soon. Now we go!