Hare Krishna, dear gurudeva. Pamho, AGTSP!
It had been a long time, due to the pandemic, that I had not traveled. I wanted to do it, this time with my wife Raman reti dd. And Krishna fulfilled that wish.
At one time I traveled a lot to the provinces and abroad giving courses and seminars, trying to enthused myself and the devotees. This time we travel to Arequipa, a beautiful mountain city 18 hours from Lima, invited by the locals devotees on the occasion of the inauguration of their new temple premises.
I gave the main class and we participated in an ecstatic kirtan. Due to the generosity of its new president, Ray Ramananda and all the devotees, we were able to move there and share some beautiful days with them. We also took the opportunity to change our routine a bit, which due to the pandemic did not have many interesting changes. We were able to walk a bit through the beautiful countryside of Arequipa and visit very inspiring churches and monasteries.
We are not pure devotees so that a specific service fills us completely. Sometimes we need changes to continue with enthusiasm. And by the grace of Krishna and the devotees we had this surge of enthusiasm. I hope that Krishna and the devotees will take me to other places to preach.
Our routine remains very fixed with the worship of our beloved Nitay Caitanya candra and Laxmi Nrsimha. Sometimes we don't attend ASA programs when the schedule is hard to fit in, but we never leave Mangalartik and Srimad Bhagavatam class. Thus we have the opportunity to hear other perspectives of great devotees.
Good news was being invited again to give class for ISKCON Chosica. We will try to give a good class on Sunday July 7th.
Next August, I hope that our external preaching projects that we have been designing can be concretized. I hope for your blessings that I may be able to preach a little to people in our city and elsewhere, if Krishna sees fit.
We have been reading the complete version of Prabhupada lilamvrta and it is really inspiring. Knowing details of their preparation and attempts to establish a solid institution is truly inspiring. Many doors were closed to him and finally his decision to come to the West was the culmination of his strenuous efforts. It reminds me a lot of my own failed attempts to do something for ISKCON. And I think if it was difficult for Srila Prabhupada what is left for me.
Just follow his example of determination, effort, spiritual strength, etc.
I tried to help in the formation of a good gurukula in Chosica and it was not possible. I tried to raise a good asrama of devotees and it was not possible. I tried twice to form educational institutions (VEDAS and NIMSAR) and it was not possible. And other things not worth mentioning.
Maybe it was because I thought I was the doer, I don't know. But in fact everything was to educate me, correct me, improve me. Will this new attempt work? I don't know, I just know I have to keep trying.
Dear gurudeva, please give me your mercy to understand what Krishna wants from me.
Your useless servant,
HpS - ASA --- Thank you. Basically, as far as I can understand, as long as we are able to chant Hare Krsna / Hare Rama right now our project is successful! Any other project depends on what Krsna wants.
He made Hitler very powerful, but what was the depth of his program.
Your program sounds very nice. Very very nice!!!!!! !!!! Expand it more and more.