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7 years, 10 months ago by LalitaMadhavadas in Personal Sadhana Reports

All glories to Srila Prabhupada !
Jay Sri Vrindavam Dham !
My respect and secure service at your lotus feets dear guruji.
News of his fool student
what im doing:
-16 rounds
-4 regulations
-2 to 3 times per week worship to deities.
-1 Time a week cooking deities  
-Sunday feast
-12 Hours kirtan once a month, meet in June one year!   Jaya(few godbrothers participating, but continue)
-Musical benefit to the temple( April 21 )   Many musicians doing service,many friends.
-Considering Vraja as my only home.

Im doing wrong even:
-Chant the Gayatri mantra with concentration
-I do not read every day
-Im mentally offensive
-and much more...

For now I will stay in Chile, but that has consequences.I hope to remain single until you get someone really indicated and if not expressed, it is also good for me.
Many times if i dont hear his advice, i dont know what i must to do.

Hope to be useful in some for you.
Pranams and Dandavats gurudeva.
Jay Jay Sri Radhe !
Lalita Madhava Das
 

HpS -  ASA    ---    AGTSP         paoho         It is very refreshing to hear from you!     Please write more often as you can.     Your schedule sounds, good.    You just need to get a taste for reading Srila Prabhupada's books.       That needs association.     What about making a little association to read and discuss Las "Ensenanzas de Caitanya Mahaprabhu"?         Find one study partner.  Divide the book in to little sections and then read them and discuss then together at the Temple or other place.   Can make small notice about your group and invite others to join your reading circle!!!!!

After you get taste for reading then you will be able to advance the theme of Ashrama dharma: B'cari, Grhastha, Vanapra', Sanyasa.      Vraja is only for the Sannyasis.   Ha!          Ha!                          H a r e !

Hare Krishna

7 years, 10 months ago by jaynityananda in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Hanumatpresaka Swami,

Please accept my obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada.

                . . .

Legal affairs are progressing; our lawyer gave us two options for arranging M's documents [for marriage] that seem propitious, so we are moving forward with hope. This situation makes me realize that, among many other things, prudence is needed in life! Krishna and His amazing energies... Yay!

May you be blissful and in good health and spirits.

Kind regards,

R v D

HpS - ASA -   Jaya!     Yes!   That is text three of Upadesamrta, no?  Dhairyat. Patience!   But entusiasm is more important.  Go ahead to try to arrange things with enthusiasm, intelligence, but keep some patience!!

update on chanting

7 years, 10 months ago by Raulmontreal in Personal Sadhana Reports

AGTSP

Dear Maharaja

This is an update from my previous letter.  Today I tried something to begin fixing japa issue. Woke up at 6:00am, went to park near by (looks a lot like Central Park in NY) and chanted(sung) the Holy names for an hour.  Went back home cleaned house and recorded guitar track for maha-mantra song (Radha-Krsna Temple - George Harrison style)  then read Iso and went back to park for more solo sankirtana, chanted with small karatalas for 40 minutes.  Felt really good.  I plan to keep this as part of daily schedule.  Need lots of will power and mercy from the Lord !   

eternally grateful

Raul

HpS -  Jaya!  We wrote to you in another letter also!    !!

HareKrsna Maharaj

7 years, 10 months ago by gayathri in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Maharaj.

Please accept my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

By Vasihnava and Krsna's mercy, I'm still continuing my sadhana, study of Bhakti Sastri. Continuing to have your association in the medium of your notes, through your disciple. Thank you so much Maharaj! In our BhaktiVriksha we are discussing NOI.  You're one of my most inspiring person in making me take up the Upadesamrta seriously.  Whenever I hear or read about you or your realizations, I know the path is far yet reachable if I follow the guru parampara. I'm fortunate to have your precious association in this life time. as the sastras say, lava matra sadhu sanga sarva siddhi hoy... that few little association with you in Boise has taken me long way in Krishna Consciousness. Still quite a far away from the Supreme Goal.

I'm trying and praying to Krsna to bring about the real change in heart.  Lots of impurities from many births and trying to japa more sincerely and attentively.  

We are eagerly waiting to see Chicago in your calendar. I constantly check your calendar to see if you're coming and have your association. 

Although insignificant, my sincere prayers to Nrsimha deva to protect you always Maharaj.

Your lowly servant

gayathri (chicago)

HpS - ASA   -   AGTSP.                Jaya!  So nice to hear from you, Mata Ji!    We are in Peru.   Hot semi-desert farm lands.  Mosquitos, canal water, rice, devotees!    We saw one Vice-Dean of Arquitecture in Chile. Born same year as us and we were so similar.   It was like Krsna was showing us what we would have beocme if we had not met Srila Prabhupada.   By SP's mercy we seem to be doing a little something.   We hope we can continue and become more pure.   What is the news from Chicago?  Kishor Kishori?   What are they doing???   Photos??

Rasa-mandali devi dasi

Dear Guru Maharaj,

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

I can't remember where you are now. South America perharps? You seem to be in many places at once.

HpS - ASA   -   AGTSP    paoho.   We are in Ferrenafe, Peru, with fan roaring and sill be bitten three diferent places by one determined mosquito.   Takes the blood. Shares with a female and produces more mosquitos!  Hare Krsna!!

In regards to your reply from last post, Yogendra and I started reading about Devahuti and Kardama muni. We found out some interesting things. In one of Prabhupada's purports, it is described what the roles of a husband and wife are. Something about one taking care of household affairs and another controlling some sense gratification. I have a difficult time remembering things I read. But we're slowly moving along with the pastime.

HpS - ASA - Jaya!   We remember things within the heart when we actually have to apply them!

Our Toronto Ratha Yatra is on the 14 and 15 of July. It would be so nice to have you here and all the devotees would appreciate your visit very much. 

ASA - Drat!   That is exactly in the middle of our visit to Houston.  Planned for two months now!!!

Also, Yogendra and I would like to ask for your blessings and your permission if we can get married in September. To be exact, the 15 of September. We have been taking some guidance and advice from Mother Praharana dd who is a god sister of yours and is part of the Grihastha vision team. She's very kind and super amazing. We trust her words and has experienced a lot in her life. You are invited to the wedding, of course!!

HpS - ASA  -   Jaya!   Please go ahead as necessary.  It is on our calendar!

I will keep this short. 17 rounds, 4 regs, some reading( I really need to regulate it), some sankirtan (althought any kind of preaching counts- as I have been told), temple seva.

Please forgive any offenses I have comitted.

Your aspiring servant,

Rasa-mandali dd

HpS - ASA --  Very nice...   Will you be doing puppet shows soon?

Cakori Radha Dd, Sri Vrindavan Dham.

7 years, 10 months ago by Cakori Radha in Personal Sadhana Reports

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Krishna

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Dear Guru Maharaja, please accept our respectuful obeisances at your feet.

We hope you are in good health, we know you are in Chiclayo with Patraka and Candra Mukhi.

 It's been difficult for us to use the computer, we are not allow to use it if we are with baby Madhu, and that's all the time! Our life it's pretty much the same. We are waking up earlier, to be able to do things while the children sleep. Grihastha life it's a nice way for learning that we are not the star of this movie and to learn that we are not the doer. Life in Vrindavan is hard and so beautiful, so full with wonderful contradictions.  The lord keeps us busy, other wise our mind will explode. we are still very much in the mood of passion. We try to help devotees in all the ways we can, we have taken that service, we are thinking in opening an information center/travel agency. at least we have 3 visits a day of devotees that need seva. We are talking with some devotees to see if we can organize festivals at the temple and start a theater group. there should be so nice plays in Vrindavan!

ASA - AgtSP!        Also puppet shows are nice!   Even simple "stick-puppets" but with nice dialog from behind the curtain!

We want to do Chinese shadow puppets.

ASA - Oh!    We did those.   Can be sophisticated to make the puppets.  Require special light.

We are expecting a new baby, we are almost 4 months. We are going to Chile next month for 3 months to visit family and friends. our mother wants to retire and leave her busines to us. so we will see how that goes. We want to start a reading group. Guru Maharaja, for us will be very important to be able to participate from the skype programs.  We are always asking to the Lord so all is good. Thank you for taking time to write to all of us.

We will never give up, we are very stubborn, one day we will grab Radharani's feet and we will never let go,  We will chant one day and have the taste for it. we beg for it.

Trying to clean our heart, Cakori Radha Devi dasi.

p.s: Our husband made in China a series of Gongbi paintings of the Light of Bhagavata inside glass bottles by a nice artist he knows. He was telling me we could make a special edition of The Light of Bhagavata with hand painted pictures is best quality paper. it would be expensive i told him. do you think someone could be interested on it?  We where thinking to send it to colleges and institutes.

 HpS - ASA  --   Would be very difficult to work with the BBT to get the copy rights etc.   Also, you mean each edition has it's own hand-painted pictures?     Might make selected paintings with few words and distribute in connection with the BBT book???

So you will return to Vrndavana when you are 7 months pregnant?   P'pada said that Mother should not travel after like 4th month I heard!

Thank you for your news.   Association!    We are in Delhi 9th May, Glory of India Temple, intiation etc!  Next day we go to Kolkata, Manipur.