Jaya Prabhupada!!! - Utah

11 years, 9 months ago by Reb 'Revati' in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Maharaja!

Please accept my most humble obeisances and All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

Jaya! How are you doing?

HpS -  AGTSP   Right now very weak but we will answer letters and then go to Arati!  Jaya!

Always wishing you are well.

As Adrian prabhu has probably mentioned to you, we attended our first Bhakti Sastri course this past Sunday headed by Sri Hari prabhu in Boise. It was very nice and I am excited to continue learning more! Already, we've only been through the preface of Nectar of Instruction and learned quite a few things I did not know before!

We're on our way up to the Salt Lake City temple today to stay in the house across the way. We're just waiting for Tracy prabhu with the truck to transport everything. 

Personally, my chanting has been kind of slow lately.. I've been feeling a little under the weather, but I am getting my rounds done and reading little here and there.

Adrian has also mentioned to me that you've been stressing our marriage situation. We are both aware that it's not bona fide to be living together without being married. I'm sorry for doing like this, but we are sincerely trying our best to do what will be good for our spiritual lives and to be together helps both of us. Again.. I am sorry, no excuses, just an explanation, I suppose. Tracy's presence is also good for the both of us. We have some things to consider that maybe you can give us some more insight on. We haven't known eachother for a very long time, but we both feel that we can help eachother and have a strong commitment to Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness. On a more mundane level, too, we share common interests, although we are slowly weeding those things out. 

So for these reasons, it is in our plans to get married this year, but we are both still unemployed, which may be causing some insecurities on the matter for both of us, as well as dealing with our parents. We're both quite young in our bodies, but we communicate very well and are able to resolve any issues in a very mature manner. These personal dealings are hard to relay and allow sufficient grounding and security with our parents, especially since mine live so far away and haven't really gotten to know Adrian that well. Anyway, we will get married, but the rush might make our parents feel uncomfortable, which is a concern for the both of us.

I was also reading about marriage in ISKCON and saw that Srila Prabhupada really wanted devotees to have marriage counseling before and after the marriage ceremony. Do you feel that this is something we should do? How long does counseling last for? I was thinking to inquire from Caru prabhu here, see if he would be willing to assist us in this endeavor. 

There are many other things running through my mind regarding the marriage subject, but I am always remembering to just keep chanting :) !!!

I really appreciate your guidance always. I hope you are well and happy in your travels and preaching!!! Jaya Maharaja! Hare Krishna!

your aspiring servant,

reb :)

HpS - Jaya!  AGTSP   paoho  Sounds 1/2-way sane.  Wow!  That's quite and accomplishment in Kali yuga.  Usually Krsna will solve the work situation in a nice way also.  Look into the Grhastha Vision Team of ISKCON.  I think they have a web site.  They are very nice people.  I know them.  They have good counseling help!


11 years, 9 months ago by dianita lalita in Personal Sadhana Reports

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada! Todas las Glorias a HanumatPresaka Swami! HARE KRISHNA!!!!!

Querido Maharaja por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias 

Maharaja, ya falta sólo una semana para que Usted llegue a Argentina. Estoy muy feliz y a la vez siento una mezcla de sensaciones.

El lunes rendimos el exámen de iniciación, y todo es muy emocionante, me siento frente a un compromiso que deseé mucho y èsto me genera un poco de ansiedad o temor. Por suerte cuento con el apoyo de hermosos devotos y devotas que fortalecen mi corazón, pero ya necesito estar frente a Usted, recién ahi voy a sentirme en paz.




Le había contado anteriormente que me encontraba frente a muchos cambios y mucho stress, ya todo está mejor, los cambios fueron positivos.

Soy instructora de Hatha Yoga hace 10 años y ahora estoy comenzando un nuevo proyecto, en otro lugar que se llama  "Dharma" y tratando de poner mi energía en ésto. Espero Su bendición por favor. Tengo la sensación que recién ahora estoy encontrando mi camino, pudiendo tomar mis propias decisiones, y que todo está por empezar..... 

Mi servicio en el Templo me hace muy feliz, Prabhu Mahahari me va a prestar el libro que Usted me recomendó, "The Purpose Driven Church" Deseo mejorar mi servicio dia a dia y de ésa manera complacerLo a Usted.

En un mes comienzan las clases en la facultad, el último año y me recibo de Psicóloga...todo está por comenzar....y sé que Usted podrá orientarme con ésto también.

Rondas mejorando, cantando con Usted y los vainavas en Japa Joe, cantar los Santos Nombres en Brahna Muhurta hace la diferencia!!!!!

Maharaja perdón por mis ofensas. Rendida a Sus pies de loto, su Aspirante a sirviente, Bh. Diana.<img alt="" src="http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/40.gif" title="" />


HpS - ASA   O.K.   TlgaSP    Estamos en transito a Peru.  Internet no good!!




11 years, 9 months ago by PABLOPARIKRAMA in Personal Sadhana Reports, Other

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada!

Todas las glorias para Sri Caitanya y Sri Nityananda!

Por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias!


Soy Bhakta Pablo del Parikrama, de España.

Espero que se encuentre muy bien Maharaja.

Solo queria comentarle que estoy en el templo de Madrid ahora, mis padres me han dado sus bendiciones para que intente solucionar mi situacion estando aqui en Madrid. En la granja hay tanto trabajo que no me iria nunca. Espero que todo vaya bien.

Respecto a lo de un capitulo, una pagina, un verso..., estoy intentando ponerlo en practica  en mi estudio. Voy a empezar el Bhagavata-gita, esta vez con una intencion de estudio sistematico, ya le comentare como me va.

La larga introduccion del SB Cap 1, es solo para una semana??...no he podido aun imprimirme sus guias, con solo que pueda lo voy a hacer.

Mis mejores deseos.

Su humilde sirviente.

Bhakta Pablo.


HpS - ASA -  Jaya!  Hari Bolo!    TlgaSP.  Si, porque es basicamente Bio-grafia y simple para leer.  Estamos en Miami.  En ruta a Peru.  No computer access!

Book of Mormon-Bhakta Adrian

11 years, 9 months ago by BhaktaAdrian in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna,

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

Actually, I never did read the book of mormon. I was thinking about that question, and perhaps it would prove useful if I did know more about what most of the people here believe when I do these preaching programs. Thanks for the good idea. 

Next week!? I would love if you were able to come here by then, however, I don't think I would be able to come up with the money to sponsor your flight out here by then. I am still unemployed. 

We are planning to get married near Tulasi Vivaha this November. I have been told that is an auspicious time for marriage. That is what Revati has set her heart on I think; to get married then. 

Your servant,

Bhakta Adrian

HpS - AGTSP   Of course, to be living together without being married is something about which Srila Prabhupada made strong statements from the begining of ISKCON.  Of course, the best way to adjust these things is to pray to Krsna with the chanting of the Maha-mantra and follow the other progressive rules of hearing and chanting as much as we can.


I have personally experienced this. These moral irregularities then get resolved, of course, we can't be attach to the negative things, but as Krsna makes arrangment for progress we have let the negative things go, other wise it is like trying start a fire while pouring water on it!

Hare Krishna

11 years, 9 months ago by Manuel Poblete in Personal Sadhana Reports



Dear Gurumaharaj, I hope you are fine. I am reading Krsna book and resuming my Bhakti Sastri´s studies with Patraka. Principles, rounds and service.

Gurumaharaj, which is the best way to interact with other Vaisnavas? Consult him because I have a close association with Atulananda Maharaja, I consider it a great devotee who has helped in my spiritual life. I have clearly that my home is ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada is our acarya. What think about this?

Your aspiring servant

Bhakta Manuel

HpS - AGTSP   pamho    I have only visited Atulananda Maharaja in Chile one time, so I cannot make any detailed illumination of his situation. Basically we are seeing Srila Prabhupada as bonafide Acharya and his comment is that anyone who is TRYING to avoid his ISKCON and become KC is living in a great illusion. So we may be separated from ISKCON. Some prominent GBC, Sannyasi, Guru devotees have been in that position, but as long as we WANT to reconcile things then we certainly cannot be rejected out right.

Make your decisions about with who to assoaciate based upon good Japa and Kirtan, books of Prabhupada, and association of devotees. In this respect there are nice devotees in ISKCON and our management structure with Temple President GBC et al, Sannyasis and Brahmanas).    With these three sources we can judge everyone and everything!

report: amavasya of feb-2

11 years, 9 months ago by harsh_horse in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Maharaj, AGTSP , PAMHO

in the letter http://hps-d6.monkeywarrior.com/node/1322  thy  asked us "Are there not any devotees where you are physically situated. They may be Ramanuja Sampradaya. Tha is still fine?"

-there are devotees, from chowpatty temple,  it is handled by Disciples of Radha Nath Maharaj.
we can give his details at ur mail id if  thy need it .he is in movement for about 15 years. he has intiated wife. they have very nice home and deities...
we goto there place for morning prasad...  association is there of  unmarried boys and students, only proff is married for 6 years, it seems he  is just to there to preach inside campus.... as it seems again he does/will not have child.
so difficult to find any grhastha association locally who can help us..with whom we can implement "guhyam akhyati pracchati"

our pyscho physical nature ,situaion and nature are completely and radically  different[ such though could be trick of  mind ], therefore we dont develop thick relation with any one. we have taken small vow of going to SUnday feast [as sabbath day].

we are sorry to privde you details.... but we thought its better to give information then to hide it

thank you for genuine concern. thy are our well wisher indeed.....

regards, unbriddled horse

HpS - ASA -   AGTSP      We see nothing to "hide".   You efforts seem very nice. Just have to keep up with them.  We have been in similar situations from time to time. They are arrangements of Krsna.    We have to become simply determined to follow the iinstructions of Lord Caitany, Harer Nama eva kevalau..., no?    Then little by little our complications will reduce and we wil see our path very scientifically. Of course, materialist or spiritualist that path leads to death!