Peregrinaje por Vrndavan y sus peligros

3 weeks, 2 days ago by YugalaKD in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

ASA - Sigue una carta del gran viajera Yugala Kishora dasi!!! No tiempo ya leer pero pasando. Que pasa Yugala???

Peregrinaje por Vrndavan y sus peligros

Todos los deseos se hacen realidad en Vrndavana. Por arreglos de la divina providencia encontré a latinas viviendo en Vrndavana, escuche decir que Vrndavana es para devotos puros, seguramente estas personas que son tan bondadosas llegarán a serlo. Estas dos amigas en especial, son mis protectoras y acompañantes, Krsna las puso en mi camino. Con ellas realizamos la mayoría de parikram a templos principales. Después de casi dos meses en el dham, empiezo hacer caminatas en solitario, y recuerdo que utilizar el cuerpo en ir a lugares sagrados es también un servicio para Krsna. Después de ir acompañada a Vrndavana Parikram, decidí ir sola a los templo, por ese recorrido. Un día decidimos ir al templo de Radha Raman, pasamos el Yamuna, pero el templo cierra por intervalos cortos, entonces por evitar a monos y posible lluvia pensamos ir antes a templo Radha Gokulananda, en el camino preguntamos y un Vrajavasi muy amable nos llevó, pero también estaba cerrado. Vrajavasi nos quiso mostrar otro templo, a pesar de todas las advertencias de no hablar en la calle con vrajavasis, lo seguimos con un ojo muy alerta, algo me decía que debía irme, muy cerca había un templo lindo con una vista increíble del Yamuna y templos cercanos. A veces se utiliza el título de vrajavasi para tener libertad de actuar, así que en más de una ocasión esta persona me quiso dar la mano, le dije que la etiqueta en ISKCON era diferente, no contacto, en un momento su actitud de que “vrajavasi no hay problema” que decidí irme, manifestando mi incomodidad porque me empezó a tomar foto e intento tocarme la cabeza, me retiré aludiendo que era una mujer casada. Lo cual no es del todo falso, las madres solteras vemos a Krsna como nuestro todo, nuestro esposo y Él me estaba protegiendo, sin ser grosera me retiré en paz y rápido. Cuando le conté a mi amiga, me advirtió los peligros de hablar con vrajavasis varones, respetarlos pero desde la distancia, que las extranjeras somos el blanco de ellos, que en los parikram los líderes siempre advierten, que cosas terribles a veces ocurre a matajis por no ser estrictas en esta instrucción de no hablar con desconocidos. Mi integridad estuvo en peligro por un instante, por no seguir esa instrucción. Al final llegué al templo y pude ver a Radha Raman, mi protector, olvide rápidamente el impase, más no por ello, la lección enseñada.

Gurudeva me encanta Vrndavan, ya vienen los parikran de kartika y más devotas amigas, estoy muy agradecida, hasta estoy empezando un estudio gratiuto del Caitanya C. con P. Mukunda, el líder del pujari, un devoto ejemplar. Krsna hace realidad todos mis sueños hasta traductora tengo, estoy muy feliz, me encanta el templo Krsna Balarama es muy inspirador, quiero llorar de la emoción, cada día cada hora es simplemente maravilloso en Vrndavan. 

Por favor deme sus bendiciones para que se me revele el santo dham y para siempre estar protegida de cualquier mal.

Su hija que lo adora:

Yugala Kishora Dasi

(El león solitario)

Kirtan Event

Hare Krishna dear Gurudeva,

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

It's been a while since i last wrote. Good things develop both internally and in the family, but in this case i feel the need to share about my practical service.

Yesterday i've organized our third bi-annual kirtan event, which was received with joyful and satisfied response. We had about fifty people this time, a steady increase. A team is starting to form and for our next event we work on establishing this more solidly.

I consider this my offering to you and Srila Prabhupada, to organize this facility for community building and devotee cooperation and the chanting of the Mahamantra. Especially the time prior is very enlivening and spiritually saturated. Since i'm not in the high speed lane of vaidhi sadhana bhakti, this is very much appreciated.

I pray this meets you well.

In the process of becoming a humble servant,

Raghava Pandita dasa

HpS - Jaya! As we read this we are in your neigborhood, Spain. How long is the Kirtan event? Different people lead? For how long each one? Is it only Maha-mantra? Do you match it with a specific holiday???

URGENT invitation to a colloquium of P. Univerisdad Católica de Chile

Hare Krishna Dear Gurudev, 

All glories to Srila Prabhupada, 

I would like to ask you something very particular. Is about a very good invitation for you. Then, I'll send you the whole report later because the invitation is an urgent issue.

María Elvira Ríos, a Claudia Lira's colleague and part of the "Centro UC Estudios Asiáticos" is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Aesthetics of UC (Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile); PhD of the College of Mexico (her research areas are Buddhism, China, ecological reflection of Buddhism). María Elvira is inviting you to a colloquium about philosophy and compared religion, the ecology and the sacred. 

It should be pointed out that currently, PUC (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) is the best Latin American university according to the respected QS World University Rankings® 2019, 132 in the world, the same position of University of California.

Your influence due to your effort and nice preaching all these years are waking up the interest of such nice institutions.

They don't know yet how many people could attend, but they're waiting for 30 people that will be there the whole day, for sure. I mean, academically very interested in the topic, and in general 50 people will attend the talks.

Soon they will send the program, advertising, and everything. I sent to them your biodata already.

The proFile of the public is varied because they are looking for to spread colloquium not just in academics and students, but to the general public and associations linked to environmental projects, like religious centres.

The best contribution that they are hoping from you, apart from your presence that is itself an "enormous support" (her words), is that you could speak about "how the Hare Krishna community take the doctrine to the ecological practice, the sacred spaces versus the conception of the protection of the nature" (I'm just quoting and translating her)

Your presentation will be 20 spoken minutes and 10 of questions. Their special request from us is strict dovetail to the given timeframe because of the intense program. I think that is a very interesting opportunity and new networking to our main event the next year. 

The only thing that is missed now is the title of your conference.

She requested us almost one month ago but I couldn't write to you before. I was managing with two devotees the Mahatma Maharaja's first visit. 

Hare Krishna dear gurudev,

Here happy serving you with the devotees.


Jagad Guru Das

HpS - AgaSP. Yes. We want to join. For title we can use Light of the Bhagavata, Ecological Wonders from Classical Asia. Okay?

 


I wanna die!!! Bless me please.

Beloved Guru Maharaja thank you for answering my letter, I left the temple 4 days ago, I no longer live there, after 10 years. I have distributed 540 large books and 50 Bhagavad Gitas in his 4 days, it was incredible, by force and dedication that comes from your practice and high devotion, I am emotionally destroyed and I have a strong existential crisis, so I occupy all the time in sankirtan, tomorrow we will do Sankirtan Harinama with the devotees of the temple, I found a family that can help me open a Ashram for university students, I travel to Colombia tomorrow and Maha Visnu Swami asked me to return to Mexico to join her group to travel through South America, I really give up Guru Maharaja I don't know how to stay longer in this world, I hate being here in this world Matter Guru Maharaja, please beg me to explain how I can get out of this jail, please help me. I love you more than everything. 

his servant Vrajendra Kumara Das

HpS - Good!!! Very Good! You will go to hell for Krsna!

That is all there is to devotional service.

Serving Krsna in any circumstance.


DO IT!!

16-GOOD ROUNDS AND YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! We hope after two weeks to hear from you.

Rohini kumar das

Hare krsna Gurudev por favor acepte mis reverencias .

perdon por no ser un buen discipulo y servirlo correctamente , no pude tomar su santa asociacion una vez mas . pero solo por ver su predica me da fuerzas para continuar . actualmente continuo en Asunción-Paraguay la ecargada del templo es m. Madhava discpula de jayapataka swami y me dio servicio para ayudar en la prédica congregacional . espero ayudar en algo . no puedo decir que me sera facil tomar renuncia en esta vida todavia tengo deseos de tener esposa , hijos . así como le mencione en cartas anteriores estoy asociandome quizas pronto me case y me quede predicando en paraguay . tenemos deidades de GN en casa , hacemos mangalartik, leemos SB ahora estamos en capitulo 8 del primer canto , yo distribuyo prasadam de lunes a viernes ... VRINDAVAN DELIVERY se llama nuestro programa de distribuir prasadam . cada fin de semana al templo ayudando ahora en los festivales . ojala pronto pueda venir a predicar por aca Gurudev estaremos esperando su respuesta para hacer los areeglos necesarios . su eterno servidor Rohini kumar das

HpS - internet horrible. Viajando. Muy difícil cartas pero sus noticias súper. Adelante. Será ghrastha como Bhakti vinodr Thakura. Espero nuevo cartas.


Kirtan, your guidance and association

2 months, 1 week ago by aja.govinda in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Dear Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glory to Srila Prabhupada and your glorious service unto him.

I sincerely apologize for my foolishness and for not replying and checking to reply to your responses because I was not checking my Gmail because of it being full of too many emails. It is my great misfortune that I forgot to check my Gmail for your responses. I missed your Vani darshan due to my foolishness and ignorance.

In your previous emails you instructed me that I should do Kirtan to improve my married life spiritually. I find your guidance to be so perfectly apt for me because when I did kirtan with students in our programs at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, I felt emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. We were very fortunate to have held our programs in the university student union building ball room and invited students and several students came and we held nice Kirtan and Bhagavad Gita reading programs after which we had Prasadam in a student’s house. Now our students are planning to incorporate our Vedanta club as an official registered student organization in our university. I have attached photos of our events also.

I am also eagerly awaiting to take your auspicious darshan when you are next in Houston. I hope I did not miss your Houston visit this summer because I was in India and out of the country. This time I hope to be of some service to you as last time I was not able to serve you as I aspire to. I feel dead in my spirit without devotee association and I need a connection with Devotees and a way to connect with them is to engage myself in services under your guidance. I hope to when I next obtain your Holy association in Houston.

I beg to just be able to gain darshan of your holiness and get your Holy Association.

Still learning from my mistakes,

Your most foolish and aspiring servant,

Aja Govinda Dasa

HpS - ASA - And you are married. Small thing. Ha! Ha! Ha! What is you good wife's name. Introduce here to everyone. I'm sure they want to know all about her.

Our visits to Houston, etc. will be in the Calendar by Friday. What is your calendar? When retrurn to USA:??