Flow in Reading

2 weeks ago by harsh_horse in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Master,

PAMCHO (please accept my careful humble obeisances)

AGTSP


We have problem in reading? When we read we keep on analysing/inferring from diff angle the part to our best level.

and we have to volunatrily stop ourself from reading due to hours/minute we can devote in it.


ASA - Hmmm. Mother Yasoda stopped giving breast milk to Krsna to save his cow's milk on the stove.


on the second hand, we do systematic/timely studies , then we finish the task, but are not able to go in depth , hence feel hollow or guiltful.


HpS - It's a problem. Hope you can make some progress in solving it!

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It seems to us that above is debate between Raga and vaidhi and which again ABAT ( acintya bhed abhed tattva)


how do we balance or integrate them?


HpS/ASA - For us now, we can get a real feel of what is balanced, wholesome service in KC most of the time, and when we are confused it reminds us to chant HK, and the Holy Names inform us how to relate to our requirements in Karma, Jnana in serving little Gopal's interest.


Stopping and Chan Ting until you know what to do is always a great solution.

6 chakras

2 weeks ago by harsh_horse in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Gurudeva

PAMHO, careful obeisances.

AGTSP


Service:

You were searching for 6 chakras in class online from Radhakund to Nitaigaurasundra.

Here are some references where SP mentions 6 Chakra.


SB 2.2.20

SB 3.28.6

SB 4.4.25 ( I think you were trying to quote this)


Question:

What does sincere mean in the context of "sincere inquiry"?

are all insincere inquiries absurd inquiries


HpS - I understand it to mean, enquiries that lead to some practical improvement in Krsna's service, rather than mental gratification like mixing different Fruti flovors to serve the whims of our tongue.


Thank for being a transparent consciousness.



Ys

Hayagriva Avatar Das



little snippet in class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Q5eaCGAno



All species communicate thats the basis of life

transmit/receive

hearing / chanting,

question/answers,

perspiring/smelling


HpS - Jaya!!!

Latest Personal Devotional Affairs

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please kindly accept my most humble obeisances; all glories to his divine grace, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada-our founder acharya.


I had tried to access your blog here on a number of occasions in the recent past, but something kept popping up on my computer that said "sight not secure," and it wouldn't let me access your sight. By her kindness, Mother Kama Gayatri helped me to correct the issue, and so now I can once again reach out to you with my thoughts.


I did write some things in the black composition book that you had distributed and listed it on the "Special Categories" of your blog, but after a couple of months the site said that you still hadn't read it, which I thought strange. I chose to delete the both of the offerings, thinking that it would seem out of place due to untimeliness.


However, I do still have the compositions, if you feel it appropriate for me to submit my writings at any time.


HpS - It is very nice to hear from you! We are trekking through the jungle of north east india with Simba the lion and Boo Boo the baboon and 40-other devotees.


Sorry you had trouble with the BLog. Some times we can't answer everythng but we communicate that and ask everyone to send again!


Yes,, lobve to see hard copies. Back in USA like 24th.

Calendar in the Kapi Dhvaja.



At present I am cooking one day a week for the Deities at the temple. That means going on the altar to make the offering and then putting Their Lordships to rest each Thursday. My wife and I are able to maintain some sadhana with regular morning program, but my online classes came to a standstill. However, I am trying to revive them, beginning with a Srimad Bhagavatam class in the morning,at least 3 times a week. Japa is poor as usual, and my offenses seem to persist no matter what. I have had to come out of full retirement and return to work due to recently incurred dental costs running into the thousands on my part. Not wanting to return to work as a caregiver I have taken up driving for Uber, as it allows me to work when I want, quit when I want, and create whatever schedule I want. This makes it possible for me to structure my worldly realities around my devoitional practices.


HpS - 'ey, Mate, you seem to be hav'n some really good opportinities. Also Uber lets you meet a lot of people. Join'n the Jayananda Das sampradaya.


I still have a great struggle with my material desires. Consciously I am not motivated by these desires, but inwardly they never leave me alone. I guess it's very much like being haunted by ghosts. When I was younger I used to think that in my retirement years it would be easier to focus more clearly on my spiritual goals and practices due to years of accumulated wisdom in Krishna consciusness. But the reality is that I have come to sense how there really isn't any improvement in my character when it comes to rising above my material desires. I am just as sinful as ever, just as attached as ever and just as ignorant. The only thing that has changed is that I am older, and I am still not at all Krishna conscious. How it is that I am able to at all maintain any sadhana throughout all these years as a pretentious devotee is beyond me, especially given my ongoing offenses. I can only say that it by the causeless of your good self, Srila Prabhupada and all the acharyas, and the causelss mercy of Lord Krishna that I am still allowed to maintain some sadhana. And I wonder what sort of consciousness I will be in when it comes to die: an incident that I ponder more regularly as I continue to get older


although there is so much more that I have been wanting to share with you, I think I shall close here, as I have already taken up so much of your time. I wish to close by begging for your forgiveness for being so incompetent in my devotional service. I did try and reach out to you at the time of your Vyasapuja, but as I explained earlier, I didn't know how to access your blog. Fortunately I can once again reach out to you: thank God!


Your lowly servant,

Balabhadra dasa


HpS - So, good to hear from you! I feel like you in many ways. My K.C. in a large degree is finally seeing my material attachments clearly, and having the determination by Guruu kripa to take up the task of removing them by "HK/HR" even if it takes several life times.


Please tell us of your Deity service at home?

Bht. Rukmini from China

2 weeks ago by rukmini in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Hanumat Preshak Swami Maharaja

Please accept my obeisances to you

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

My name is Wang Pan and I am born in China. As our Chinese names are difficult to pronounce and remember by foreign devotees, devotees gave me name Rukmini. Last year,I moved to Ashram in Dali,Yun Nan Province, southwest of China. I was engaged in various temple services but mostly menial service. I am residing in Ashram now for more than a year and got a whole load of services to do that ultimately gave me pleasure. With reading Srila Prabhupada's books daily and attending Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam'classes regularly,I started chanting and being into Krsna Consciousness. I get up at early morning finishing chanting 16rounds daily. I have been an vegetarian for over 6 years. I don't use any illicit drug. And I get married to a devotee who is from Europe and he has been a devotee for over 20 years.He came to China in early 2012 and is residing here from then serving the China mission. He is first devote I met and he was my guide from beginning. He/We are planing to serve mission in China. Maharaja,I have known you because my husband is keeping watching your classes online and he talks about you with me. Then we started to watch your classes together. And I become dropping into your personal charisma and your simple lifestyle. There are two Diksa gurus in China who don't come to the area we live. And there are so many differences between you and them. I dont know how to say it, with all respect, but I remain indifferent while hearing their classes. Maharaja,you are so inspiring to me. If I could take shelter at your lotus feet,that would be a big mercy for me in Krsna Consciousness. And I hope I could get the chance to serve you, the guru from my heart. My husband told me to try to keep it simple and straight forward to not take too much of your time and at the same time try to be clear. I don't know if I succeeded in that.

Aspiring to be your servant

Bhaktin Rukmini


HpS-ASA -- Madam Wang Pan, thank you for your letter.

I was born in Guam and I think I was Chinese monk in my last life.

I love China.

Of course China also has bad things but I love the color, Tang Dynasty poetry and Sun Wu Kong and Wu Bhaje.

We have to make them ISKCON devotees!


Please offer my respects to your esteemed husband.

What is his name and history in Krsna Consciousness?


Are your parents related to Krsna consciousness at all?

Are they still on earth?

I think that people are regaining interest in ideas and practices of Confuscius, no?


Please read this document. It gives our idea of initiation. We don't have lotus feet. We try to be a proper connection to Srila Prabhupada for people:

http://jayarama.us/kd/guru-tattva.txt

Personal Sadhana

Hare Krsna, Dandavat Pranam,

Please accept my humble obeisanses unto Guruji's padmacharan that in the quotation of A.C. Prabhupada on 4th Jan. 2023 " When one becomes Krsna conscious, he loves everyone. If you chant loudly Hare Krsna, even the ants and insect who is hearing, he'll delivered, because it is spiritual vibration" but in other books it is mentioned that among the three types of chantings, chanting in the mind without sound is the best. Which one is the best for the bhakta? Please answer and highlight my darkness.

Your fallen servant

Yamunesvara Das


HpS - In the Kali-yuga it is dificult to meditate in the mind, do fire sacrifices or elaborate deity worship, so chanting in regular voice with beads or loudly with kirtan and sankirtan is very practical.

Of course, as we do this our heart becomes fixed in Satya yuga and we can naturally beging to chant internally.


For our 16-rounds, at least the tongue and jaw should move.


Also, chanting with others, even ants, is especially recomended for this age, so that means we have to chant loudly enough for others to hear.


It has been so nice to have your association in Vrndavan, Imphal etc.

Please teach many people to chant and dance.

In the van!

Hare Krishna,


Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!


Dear Maharaja,


We just had a fantastic kirtan 50 festival in Dallas. Devotees were chanting for three days straight, and then it all ended with showering about 3,000? 10,000? Different colored rose petals onto Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji!! They were up to Their necks in beautiful petals.

And as usual the Maha Prasad was distributed to everyone in the temple and we all had a flower fight! Flower shower.


Then the day after that I joined Paramesvara Prabhu in Sankirtan van!

I'm slowly learning what to say, but today I was distributing books and chanting the Maha mantra with new people. It's pretty blissful!


Thank you for everything, MaHarRaja!!!


Also I'm still okay with the sadhana.


Looking forward to seeing you in Houston!


Your servant,

Jaya-hari Das


HpS - Really super! Yet, we did not see any reason for the FESTIVAL!


Super!


You are leading us all to Srila Prabhupada!


Hope our news is also coming through!