Temple Taxes and the continuity of miracles by NIOS in Chile

All Glories to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada



Now, I came here, dear Guru Maharaja, just to tell you that we had a great accomplishment today in the SII (Servicio de Impuestos Internos) in Chile.


HpS - Like, agtSP, IRS in USA.


We get a tax debt write-off of 7.000 USD, that ISKCON generated since 2017 due the devotees`s repudiation of debt in the past.


After the good response after months of visits, hours invested, irritating Internet and physical red tape, today, in our happiness with the team, we discovered that our new and diligent accountant is a new devotee, who actually met the devotees along with her husband in their participation of several days of the "El Arte y Lo Sagrado" events in Las Condes and iF Chile.


ASA - 🐵 ❗❗❗Amazing. Even a gorilla can take part and dance in ecstacy. We just talked. You arranged the program.



So thank you Guru Maharaja. Thank you NIOS. We used to get in contact with different kind of people in NIOS events, like the psychologist and currently astrologer, your disciple, Mandara Sakha das.



Our accountant

Her name was shared with you privately.


Sometime ago, after staying boring in bed for 6 months because a complicated pregnancy, so she read the "Bhagavad Gita as it is" twice and start the Bhagavatam. 


Then she had an horrible miscarriage. Her child came with problems too. 


Afer they arrived to their home, in sad disappointment and sorrowful, and after the whole procedures that almost left her without uterus, inmediately she invited her husband, who has deep respect for Krishna due to a couple of intense experiences with him, to a read a random Bhagavad Gita sloka to get solace.


They opened the book randomly, and they open tbe book in the following three verses:


TEXT 20: For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.


TEXT 21: O Pārtha, how can a person who knows that the soul is indestructible, eternal, unborn and immutable kill anyone or cause anyone to kill?


TEXT 22: As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.


They encountered calm and even happiness after that.


Now, she's is a 6 months pregnant again but without any problem. The physician said.to them that is a regular pregnant woman now. She even came today to this government office to this last step of a process for ISKCON in this regard. And she's planning the next steps to get donations officially and under de ISKCON DNI in the country.


Please, bless the devotees in Chile who miss you so much. And the new bhaktas that didn't have the good fortune to know you better.


Hare Krishna Guru Maharaja.


HpS - Really, Chile is our Sankirtan base. All along the wall widows were pictures of Rama lila, Asoka van! Chile leads the world in so many ways.

All respects to the heroes there.

16/4 >>> pure servants of Krsna. The chariot driver of Arjuna.

Canciones devocionales - PMD

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Please accept my obeisance

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada


While we were traveling back to La Perla from Chosica you gave me one of your most beautiful instructions: “compose songs based on the songs of the Acaryas.” You said that this instruction was the instruction that Srila Prabhupada gave to George Harrison. Later in the Blog you guided me more on how to carry out this activity.


The detail you gave me is that you can change things like “a lotus flower” to “a rose” and not omit the details.


I shared with you two songs that I had created, but neither convinces me in terms of the type of music I compose. I also feel that for it to be musically attractive enough, it would need help from other musicians.


I feel that there are many things that people will not understand and on the other hand several poems are long and it is difficult to maintain that length for a pop song that is around 2 to 3 minutes, generally in a song like this the lyrics are short and a lot of repetition.


I honestly think it would be more attractive to take the essence of the poems and then adapt it into a song that is attractive to many people, both musically and poetically.


HpS-ASA = AgtSP!.... Seems that shorter songs with repetition of basic phrases is also something that the Acharay's do, no? Some of their songs are long Ballads eg. https://kksongs.org/songs/y/yaditeharipada.html


The shorter songs can fit together as a cycle, that deal with the different aspects of the same idea gradually. SB does that in 18,000 verses and many stories, no?


It is difficult to generate rhymes having already created lyrics. I think that if I compose a poem based on the poem and the Vedic conclusions it would be more effective, parts would be omitted but the central idea would be preserved.


ASA - Yes.


The core concepts are maintained, but it is presented in a way that is easy for most people to understand.


I know that this is distorting the instruction, but I have composed in this more simplified way that I propose and I consider that it can have a better effect for the preaching.


But to follow your instruction, I can do a side project in which I translate the songs in a literal, but musically attractive way with the help of other people.

Your servant

Piyari Mohan das


ASA - Hear their songs then write your own song. Of course, KRSNA is very involved with everybodies songs.

How are your relations with everyone in the Temple and community in terms of the violence and chaos that your mind created a few months ago???

Invitation to participate in "The Late Morning Program With Namarasa"

Hare Krishna Gurudev,


Pamho


AGTSP,


I'm writing to you now as PR or Media Producer of "The Late Morning Program With Namarasa". In spanish is "Productor Periodístico". Getting interviews for the show.


The host is Namarasa Prabhu, a sincere ISKCON devotee who likes to cover interesting topics inside the Krishna Consciousness movement. 


He wants to invite you to his podcast "The Late Morning Program With Namarasa". So, of course, his question is what he needs to do to get you to his house in New Jersey (10 minutes from ISKCON Towaco, NJ temple) before you travel to Spain, in your stop in John F. Kennedy International Airport. 


Could we have a short online pre-interview to discuss what main topics can be covered in the conversation to broadcast? My first proposals have been Carl Jung and his contact points with our philosophy, your approaches to the Jungian community as an area to explore more for ISKCON devotees in the future of preaching, Psychology in our movement, etc. But it depends a lot on this first interview.



The show

This podcast program has over 150 episodes and is called the #1 Hare Krishna Podcast. His audience is probably the largest in its kind and is the most active in social media in years in a row.


For example, your disciple, Radhika Raman Das, was interviewed last month (picture attached, Namarasa is on the left there). 


His wife is the kirtaniya, Tulsi Harrison, his father-in-law is one ISKCON Guru, Kripamoya Maharaja, his sister-in-law is the kirtaniya Jahnavi Harrison. All of them appeared already in the show too.


Here you can find more about it:


[The Namarasa Podcast - https://namarasa.show/


Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/@NamarasaPodcast


Facebook:

https://web.facebook.com/TheLateMorningProgramWithNamarasa


Thank you, Guru Maharaja. We await your response, and if is possible to you, to begin making arrangements for the logistics and other details.


Hare Krishna


HpS/ASA - He should talk with Subal sakha Das: I'll whatsapp his number, about a schedule or tele conference.

jung x bh, siddhanta!!!

Chosika flash and an offering to you

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Jayananda Prabhu! All glories to you! 


Thank you so much for all of the links to the songs and the lyrics. It’s been a great source of inspiration and study. Deeper perspective and illuminations on songs I already knew(or thought I knew) and then songs I hadn’t heard before like PPM’s hymn and PS’s wedding song!!


Susan Boyle (bolo) was a real shocker and very inspired by her down to earth/realness and sincerity, particularly in that TV show setting. Reminds me that amazing artists and musicians are everywhere and connected to the source(Krsna). Also, you have inspired me to dive deeper into Phil Ochs. He definitely takes the observer roll in his writing to great heights and has so much sincerity/depth. 


Also, really appreciated the It’s a Beautiful Day song you played in class yesterday about Time. It was an exciting answer to prabhu’s question. Relating all of these songs to our teachings is very enlivening for us because I always knew there was something there in them before meeting devotees and now I am beginning to see more of the full picture as a listener but also as a writer my self.


Music and writing has always been a call and response type of thing for me. Hearing fully with one pointed attention then responding. Responding like it could be my last breath informed by the mood of the call. Kirtan. This is what I love and have always loved and you are helping me understand more and more. Got a long row to hoe though!


Maharaja, here is a link to a music video and song I wrote. It’s pretty silly but has some meaning perhaps. There is some really nice puppetry we got from Lokantha Prabhu that is featured. 


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IAsqxkXCz9I&pp=ygULbmljayBkZWxmZnM%3D


hps/asa - great/ like 7.5/10! hard to hear the lyrics. instru. loud for us.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U93NR-t9ZH4&t=5s

abraham lincoln on power.


https://www.acton.org/research/lord-acton-quote-archive

lord acton.


run the quotes as visuals??




Actually Maharaja, this whole album that’s coming out in July is dedicated to you and is my offering to you. The music and the album art. Sound and form. But I would say it’s only 20 percent Krishna conscious maybe (lyrically and also Maha manta and Nitai Gauranga made it into a few songs).


60 percent spiritual preservative and maybe 20 percent just karmi music lol. Any amount of the depth in it is because of you and Parampara. I’m pretty happy with how it all came together.


About 4 years of writing, producing and praying to God to allow it to happen and that it may have some worth. Always a little nervous that it was “over-endeavoring for mundane things that are very difficult to obtain”.


Lastly, morning program is going very well.


Sometimes it’s just me and Madhava Prabhu but later in the week and weekends we’ve been having a couple new devotees and the new devotees who live here now. Dina Tarani and Dayalu Prabhus. They are in their early 20s but have so many talents and strengths to offer our community. Kalakantha Prabhu and Radhika Ramana Prabhu have both had instructed me to mentor Dayalu prabhu. It’s very challenging and purifying but have been having really good classes and discussions in the mornings. Class every morning! With rotating schedule thanks to Anadi TP. Also, I have been taking more and more guidance from Madhava Prabhu here(our head Pujari). That relationship is expanding with the help of your last letter guiding me to NOI text 5.


Thank you Maharaja, I could write you a novel but am trying to keep it short and more frequent. It’s so wonderful to hear your classes everyday (past and present). Thank you. 


Please pray that Aja doesn’t forget about Krishna in the onslaught of teenage years. He’s having a very rough time to say the least.


HpS - Canakhya Pandita writes like, every young man's years from 18-25 are his greatest battle with his senses, but whatever he can win from the war are his greatest assets for the rest of his life. 😄

Best wishes to him and hope we can even be of some inspiration.



All the best with your travels to Huston and celebrations of Jayananda Prabhu and Lord Nrsingha Dev installation !! 


Your aspiring servant, 

Nitisara das 


P.S. There will be vinyl records, tapes and CDs made and it will be available on all streaming platforms. When I get the physical copies we will be doing more of a formal offering to our deities, Prabhupada and you. In the liner note credits it is dedicated to you and an old songwriting friend that left his body last year. Here is the album art: 


asa- good art. a picture of you after biting a lemon?



Sunday Festival & YouTubePlay List

asa[e] sankirtan, world classical literature; youtube play list.


Hare Krishna Maharaja, please accept my humble and respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 


Maharaja, you answered so much of my question about becoming too institutionalized this morning in class. I’m just trying to understand how to use my karma in service still. It’s a difficult bajan! 


I haven’t been attending Sunday love feast program for a month now. I’ve been leaving before the program starts but still doing all my services and cooking sometimes. I just want to do other things for Krishna and the program has been really difficult for me on so many levels. It feels like it’s out of humility (knowing where I am at) but then it could be escaping the battle or coping out. I think I like being more behind the scenes but once again I don’t know if that is just my comfort zone I need to break out of. How do we know the difference?


hps - one way is to be associating with Srila Prabhupada through his books... and process... and initiated disciples who are worshipping the Deity.

NoI 5.

"sādhu-vāda-nikaṣaṇāya — to the Lord, who is like a stone for examining all the good qualities of a sādhu;" , https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/5/19/3/


I’m so much more interested in the morning program and it’s going well. Krishna has sent a really nice new devotee (ex Christian/going deeper into Christs teachings with the help of Lord Nityananda:) that texts me great questions every single day and he is coming to Mangala aarti regularly. I feel like he is helping me out more than I am helping him! Bhakta Conar. And we are having so many good discussions during SB class with Madhava Prabhu in the mornings. Pushes me forward into the hectic days with strength.


Maharaja, I would really like to see you and serve you somehow this year. Are you able to visit Boise if we can arrange some nice programs for you? And could I travel with you again? I’m really good at doing the 24 hour check in now for SWA:)


HpS - Sri Hari Das is coming April 3rd, wednesday. we hope more calendar clarity after that. your current class, blog etc participation is very useful.


I hope the weather in Murfreesboro warms up soon and the sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy.


ASA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sbTHMP0Ig


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMF5numTEkU

Sunday morning, very bright, I read Your book by colored light

That came in through the pretty window picture.

I visited some houses where they said that You were living

And they talked a lot about You

And they spoke about Your giving.

They passed a basket with some envelopes;

I just had time to write a note

And all it said was "I believe in You."

Passing conversations where they mentioned Your existence

And the fact that You had been replaced by Your assistants.

The discussion was theology,

And when they smiled and turned to me

All that I could say was "I believe in You."

I visited Your house again on Christmas or Thanksgiving

And a balded man said You were dead,

But the house would go on living.

He recited poetry and as he saw me stand to leave

He shook his head and said I'd never find You.

My mother used to dress me up,

And while my dad was sleeping

We would walk down to Your house without speaking.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNPEX7bY-k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sP0_7ware8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUHImtxGuuI read the description. 1/2million people. boxer's song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk

Her number is 432 (= 4 x 108).

Susan Boyle ( susanbolo)

She comes across in the beginning as an absolute looser, but when they push the button, the world was never the same.

128Million hits. The YouTube crashed.

2.31 - Amanda knows that this is the musical point. This is the hard, HARD, impossible note to hit and ... she pegs it!


She picks such high class songs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables_(musical)

I dreamed a dream in time gone by

When hope was high and life worth living

I dreamed that love would never die

I prayed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

And dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night

With their voices soft as thunder

As they tear your hopes apart

And they turn your dreams to shame

And still I dream he'd come to me

That we would live the years together

But there are dreams that cannot be

And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be

So different from this hell I'm living

So different now from what it seemed

Now life has killed the dream, I dreamed


We can imagine Srimati Radharani singing something like this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEm67QbgEGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uGlL0xafP8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow

o dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest to follow that star

No matter how hopeless, no matter how far

To fight for the right without question or pause

To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars

Still strove with his last ounce of courage

To fight the unbeatable foe

To reach the unreachable star


After 2.18 I don't know if it is worthwhile.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFAfbkOeOPs&t=442s

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement

Has the moon lost her memory?

She is smiling alone

In the lamplight, the withered leaves collect at my feet

And the wind begins to moan

Memory, all alone in the moonlight

I can dream of the old days

Life was beautiful then

I remember the time I knew what happiness was

Let the memory live again

Every street lamp seems to beat

A fatalistic warning

Someone mutters and the street lamp sputters

And soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise

I must think of a new life

And I mustn't give in

When the dawn comes, tonight will be a memory too

And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days

The stale, cold smell of morning

A street lamp dies, another night is over

Another day is dawning

Touch me, it's so easy to leave me

All alone with the memory

Of my days in the sun

If you touch me, you'll understand what happiness is

Look, a new day has begun


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJRg35dTIGE

Suzanne [GURU] takes you down to her place near the river [Yamuna]

You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night beside her

And you know that she's half-crazy but that's why you wanna to be there

And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China [Braja]

And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her

Then she gets you on her wavelength

And she lets the river answer that you've always been her lover

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind

And then you know that she will trust you

For you've touched her perfect body [Siddha Deha] with your mind


And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water

And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower [Cross]

And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him [Materially Exhausted]

He said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them

But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open

Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom [Jnana] like a stone

And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind

And then you think maybe you'll trust him

For he's touched your perfect body with his mind


Now, Suzanne takes your hand and she leads you to the river

She's wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters

And the sun pours down like honey on our Lady of the harbor [Statue of Liberty]

And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers

There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning

They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever

While Suzanne holds the mirror

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind

And then you know that you can trust her

For she's touched your perfect body with her mind


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

The lyrics are like self confessed religion in the mode of passion, but the chorus is just the name of God, hallet jah = praise jehovah. Artist is alone with God and the Holy Name.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE

Brahmacarini? 😎


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PjkKLhKcAk

Funny.


All this stuff is like a partially reflection of what is clearly in the Krsna book. Volume Two of Two. Big edition.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toYfeN0ACDw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YnfCH7LNcM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyJRsp5t9mA

this is maybe the top?? We did a power-point to it with BBT art of Mother Yasoda and grown men where wiping away the tears.

Comments say that it can be a young girls lament in separation or a prayer to God.


etc. etc.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dXoh12er88

Both Sides Now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70-1b9SCj0
Radha??? Had to close our eyes to some of the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9fWjzYiRUE

So much Phil Ochs is nice. Also L. Cohen, but Ochs seems more sincere??? Why do we look for these artists, because we think some of them, their communities, can appreciate the KRSNA book, Volume Two of Two. Srila Prabhupada's Maha-mantra Kirtan.

Then it all merges into transcendence.

A Sannyasi should travel and report to the GBC where there are good places to open ISKCON Centers.


Gauranga!




Your aspiring servant, 

Nitisara das 

Gita Govinda

Dear Maharaja,

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


I hope this email finds you well.


As you requested I have attached the information about the subjects and speakers for the Radhadesh ISKCON Europe Communications conference which will be held from the 25th -28th May: by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, I am presenting the service of my Guru Maharaj at the United Nations and the Gita Govinda on Sunday the 26th.


I would like also to share the following video (4 min) about a summary of the Gita Govinda presentations that we performed at six ISKCON temples in Delhi last February 2024:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB9Swemxt-M


Begging for your blessing to continue serving the Vaisnavas.


Your servant,

Bhadra Rupa Dasa


HpS/ASA - Thank you, agtSP, so much. I am sorry that it took us six days to post this. We were in Texas with hurricanes and Sadhu Sanga of 3,000 people.

Please, PLEASE, P L E A S E ! Send us more news on these topics as you can.


Peruvian culture has a unique mode for presenting Bengali, Caitanya Vaisnavism.

So nice.