Hare Krishna, querido gurumaharaja

Por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias.

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

Estuvimos durante tres meses en Panamá participando en un programa de prédica. Nos invitaron para cubrir a un devoto que fue a India por dos meses. El grupo que tenían en su centro de prédica constaba de más o menos unas 30 personas. Fue una buena experiencia.

Y gracias a usted pudimos hacer un buen papel y satisfacer a los devotos. También estuvimos quedándonos en el templo ese tiempo. Realizábamos distintos servicios. Éramos solo 4 devotos dentro del templo, así que nos tocaba hacer de todo: limpieza, guirnaldas, cocina, clases, etc. Regresamos a México hace unos cuantos días para retomar nuestros servicios y la escuela.

En una carta anterior usted nos decía que nos siguieramos ocupando en el servicio, es lo que estamos intentando hacer. A pesar de ello, está ocurriendo algo que en los escasos 5 años que tenemos en la consciencia de krsna no se había presentado: nos sentimos atorados. Sentimos que no estamos avanzando. Vemos que los demás avanzan muy rápido y que yo me voy quedando atrás. Eso en ocasiones me deprime, me culpo por mi ineptitud. Le oramos a krsna, le pedimos disculpas a Prabhupada y a usted por no poder ser un buen instrumento.

A veces la mente juega con nosotros y la posibilidad de dejar todo de lado. Pero nuestra escasa inteligencia interviene y logramos recordar que la única manera de ir saliendo poco a poco de esa situación es seguir ocupandónos en el servicio.

Estamos cantando nuestras rondas y siguiendo los principios. A veces a los tumbos, otras de mejor manera. Oramos por su misericordia y por ser útiles en algún momento.

Sin más por el momento, me despido esperando encontrarlo bien de salud y por tener pronto su asociación.

Su aspirante a discípulo Bhakta Hector.

HpS - Que puedo decir. En esto mundo quien quiere sacrificar cual quiere cosa para dios si deseo de ganancia. Claro Vd es querido por Krsna. Cada persona es diferente. Hace 10(?) anyos despues de su encuentra con Bhakti siddhanta sarasvati Thakura que Srila Prabhupada toma iniciacion de el. Cad person es diferent.

Adelante con SU vida? Tiene familia? Amigos?

Ram Navami Boise idaho

1 month, 3 weeks ago by muraridas in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Hare krishna Gurudev, tlgaSP, por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias.

Estamos muy felices de haber tenido su asociación un año más

ahora esperar otro largo año hasta su próxima visita

muchas gracias por su asociación y exitosa prédica

el festival de el Señor Ramacandra fue tod un éxito

envio algunas fotos

gracias por el apoyo a mi familia también y perdone mis ofensas que por ignorancia pude haber cometido

su sirviente

murari dasa

HpS - Tiene ninyos muy hermosos!!!! Esperamos mas cartas en el futuro. Tiene que compartir su sabiduria con el mundo.

Sankirtan Report/Temple activities

All Glories To Srila Prabhupada

AGTHPS, PAMHO.

I have been done distribution among professors of Solaris III. I have been written with Govinda Pramodhini and Gopi Radha an article for Jayam, we reported to Prabhu Abhirama in an online session on March 9th. And we checked grammar mistakes of this article. And, since I have invited to publish in Viplavah, Gopi Radha DD and I agreed to do it. Sankirtan efforts is for publishing and written drafts. We have been read mataji Urmila DD his book and try to study about education programs, but maybe it’s useless. I don’t know yet, if I am going to participate in 'Education and The Sacred' in Peru.

Every Sunday we (Angirasa and your servant) cook for Sri Sri Radha Madan Gopal, offering of 7:45 pm and buy flowers for the altar.

By the mercy of Sri Krishna, Srila Prabhupada and your blessings, my family and I going to travel to New York. Angirasa Das, my husband joined to the movement in 1970 at the temple of Henri St. in this city. We want to go to Harinam on June 7th, Ratha Yatra on 8th and Kirtan Mela on 9th and stay with his son Radha Krishna. A good opportunity to visit Matchless Gift temple and the park, where Srila Prabhupada did his first harinam. We ask for your blessings (again) in order to get our goal of remembering Srila Prabhupada´s preaching by visiting these places.

Your useless servant

Lalita Gopi DD

HpS- Thank you so much! Call us when you are in New York. You can see we leave for Lima after that. Read about the Kirtans in Thompson part in the 'Lila-amrta'. Krsna will give us good intelligence how to preach if we chant good rounds!!!!!! Our respects to our 'Big Brother", Angirasa Das.

Jayapataka Swami 70th

Gauranga. The chandogya upanishad describes a wonderful city called brahmapura in the shape of a 8 petaled lotus . The center of that lotus is Mayapur, the abode of the Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. We have been in Mayapur about a month and plan to stay for the summer.

My son is married to a big Bengali family and has a 2 year old son Yajneswara. The entire family are Srila Jayapataka Swami's disciple, like most everyone in Mayapur.

Mi esposa came back to work in Dallas towards our coming here to Mayapur together. While here spends the day bird watching, hanging out with my grandson Yajneswara, and personal arts and crafts.

There is no material influence in Mayapur. Only a film of dull matter that praudha maya has covered the Dhama with to chase away the nondevotees who have no relationship with Krishna Chaitanya. The covering is heavy with sweltering heat, insane crowds (15,000 at mangals), and almost nothing works up to code. Still this place is most enchanting being always served by great devotees, and filled with various flowers, fruits, creepers and trees. Throughout Mayapur, colorful birds enchant the mind with their songs.

I spend my day going to the morning program, taking Krishna prasadam, and most of the day chanting my rounds dies seise.

Because I think too much one round takes about 20 minutes. Though I know it shouldn't, it does. In Texas they say "if should've could've and would've were popcorn and cotton candy, we could have a country Fair.

The last few days I have been fortunate to witness the extraordinary 70th Vyasa Puja ceremony of Srila Jayapataka Swami. He is an eternal associate of Lord Chaitanya and appeared in Kanada to assist Srila Prabhupada in making Mayapur into the spiritual city predicted by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur.

Yesterday some South American devotees put on a show for Jayapataka Swami that included a song "Ganga Ganga " to the tune of "La Bamba". Then was a skit of the Jaghai Madhai pastime and another of Srila Jayapataka Swami's Ganga safari. At one point a devotee dressed like guru maharaj came pushed in a wheelchair and acted out tapping on devotees heads with his magic wand. This was done so well that there appeared to be two Jayapataka Swamis on the stage. Mui divertita.

The 3 day festival had so many events I can only tell a small sample. Maybe you can see some of it on Mayapur TV.

Hundreds of people bought full sets of Chaitanya Charitamritas and Srimad Bhagavatams. It was Sri Krishna sankirtan super a la mode.

With the influence of Mayapur I feel inspired to dedicate my life to the service of our maestro de spiritual and somehow stay in the association of his International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Your servant Mishra Bhagavan Dasa.

HpS - Jaya. AGTSP. Paoho. Thank you so, so much for the news. How is the Japa, even though it is slow? Can you give up thinking for one round to start with. Time it!? More news. Respects to Mataji and your family!!!!!

Hare Krishna. News from PTD

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Please accept my most humble obeisances.

Hare Krishna dear Gurudev.

I hope you are very well, forgive my lack of communication. I always end up not writing to you because I know you are very busy and I like to leave the preference for other students who need it for important things.

HpS - Seems your rhythm in writing is good. We all need your association from time to time!

I keep reading your news on the blog and in Jayarama. This year has been very intense for me. Thank you for always keeping me in your service. I am totally sheltered under your instructions, always trying not to deviate from the sense gratification.

I kept these last 7 months distributing the SP books daily and it has been a very deep experience in my spiritual life. When I'm doing this book distribution I feel that I can do it forever and Krsna is giving me that blessing, I am sure that it is because of your mercy.

HpS - One of the duties of Krsna's servants in Goloka is to carry messages to the Gopis and canvas them as participants in His pastimes. Maybe you will be a Sankirtan devotee like that in Goloka. Maybe you are a parrot in Goloka. Ha! Ha! Ha! Rey!

The Sastra-seva program that Aravinda and Baladeva Prabhu organized in Mendoza was a total success, we had visits from H.H. Bhakti Bhusana Swami, Bhakti Sundara Maharaja and Purusatraya Maharaja. We studied the first 6 chapters of BG, Sri Isop, LOB, etc. and did a marathon in Argentina where we distributed more than 7000 books. Maybe Next year we may finish the course at Sri Govardhana Mar del Plata.

Aravinda Prabhu liked the community very much. Right now I am in Santiago de Chile for about 15 days and for the day of Lord Ramacandra's Apparition I travel to Campina Grande, Brazil for the Gbc college meeting and then I will stay in Nova Gokula for 10 days reviewing the study of the first Canto of the SB with my friend Goura daya Natha ... it seems that on our way back we are going to do a marathon to helping BBT in Chile for 15 days before the cold arrives ...

Then we go to the Mar del Plata farm to spend the winter with the cowboys in the area (Adi yajña, Nikunja, Ekacakra, etc) I hope to be able to serve you directly when you visit Argentina ... I ask your blessings to continue in service, control the mind and the senses. I also hope to satisfay with my efforts .....

thank you very much ...

Your servant

ptd.

HpS - AgtSP. https://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/4/12/32 and next verse. 😀

We are making plan for SA travel right now.

Urgent: Morning program advice!!

Hare Krishna Gurudev!!

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,

Tomorrow more letters with july visit to argentina, questions and news. Struggling to improve this bhakti yoga practice. Gaura Purnima, HH Bhakti Sundar Goswami´s visit, med school, uff.

As you said we are trying to base our community in SB.

I want your advice in this issue.

Our program from Monday to Friday is as follows:

4:30 mangala aratik+kirtan+nrisimha

5 to 5:20 am tulasi puja, nod, siksastakam, 10 offenses

5:20 -6:40 japa (until 7 during weekends)

6:40-7:10 SB class (7 to 8 during weekends)

7:10 to 7:30 govinda, guru puja+kirtan (8 to 8:30 during weekends)

7:30 off to work

I noticed that most devotees attend to the first part of the program until japa and then leave. Then very few devotees attend SB class.

I understand that the main program is MAngala aratik+kitan+nrisimha+japa+SB. Then as you quote from NOI 3, anything else is nice but less important.

So i will propose to avoid the secondary programs and stick to the main during the week days.

I´m thinking in this for the week days:

Option 1:

4:30 to 5 am mangala aratik+kirtan+nrisimha

5 to 6:30 am japa

6:30 to 7 am SB class

7 am Govinda

7:10 off to work

Option 2:

4:30 to 5 am mangala aratik+kirtan+nrisimha

5 to 5:30 am SB class

5:30 to 7 am japa

7 am Govinda

7:10 off to work

Which option is better for you? What is your advice?

Devotees supporting option 1 they say that Srila Prabhupada said that japa is more important than Reading, and is better to chant japa after the aratik for the meditation.

Devotees supporting option 2 they say that giving SB class right after the aratik will make that all devotees attend the class.

Thank you for the inspiration Gurudev,

At your service,

Nikunja Bihari das.

HpS - Thank you. Very nice. Depends on local circumstance, but what we do is: Some Japa and CC before Mangala arati. Can even be couple minutes of reading, but steady.

Then do some reading right after Mangala arati. Again it can be a few minutes. We did CC after Mangala arati in San Jose where everyone had to go to work by 6.30AM and with 15-minute classes evderyone was enthusiastic and in such a short time we finished the hole book. Then do some class later, after Govinda, in terms of who can join. Everyhone can read the same stuff, eg. weekly assignment, and then discuss it on Saturday.