Gunning for Gandharvas!

1 week, 4 days ago by hps in Special Category A


On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:12:25 PM CDT, Hanumatpresaka Swami wrote:

Esteemed Maharaja, Maharsi Atul-krsna Das,

Paoho....

Agt SP!!!   Here we are still restrained to Murfreesboro, TN.  We are making progress in uprooting our demoniac tendencies, by the unlimited mercy of His Divine Grace, and association of ISKCON devotees...

Here is the link for a SB class given by H. G. Gandharva Das. He is our 'disicple', a university professor for 25-years, a real gentleman, excellent wife.... Peru.

We are having regular SB classes daily.  This is our idea of what makes a BhVaibhavin: Association with people who like to hear and explain and contemplate the SB and, and then have developed the systems, techniques, for that association. Of course, the first is given by Srila Prabhupada, daily SB class!!!

  • About 51-devotees on-line now for our ASA SB class.
  • Bi-lingual.
  • Focusing on Argentina for three weeks, so it is 5.30-6.30AM (<img src="https://s.yimg.com/nq/yemoji_assets/latest/yemoji_assets/1f62c.png" alt="Emoji" height="16" width="16"><img src="https://s.yimg.com/nq/yemoji_assets/latest/yemoji_assets/1f62c.png" alt="Emoji" height="16" width="16"><img src="https://s.yimg.com/nq/yemoji_assets/latest/yemoji_assets/1f62c.png" alt="Emoji" height="16" width="16">)

We

are

try - ing to develop the Question Bank for Cantos One and Two based up these principles: Sadhu-sanga, Study Techniques, Content. It is taking a while...  We are studying like a BhVai student would study, so what ever questions we develop will be relevant to such a person.

Wish we could go faster.

Not aiming for perfection.

Just trying to get a decent product off for the BOEX (and our own Anjana Suta Academy).

We sent the First Canto work to you.

I finished SB 2.1 today. It has been of such personal benefit for me!  Gandharva Das has questions for Chapter Two and Isvari-radha Devi Dasi has been working on Chapter Three.

So...

... now we should be able to work out the Short Answer Closed Book and Open Book Essay/Oral Defense questions for the end of the Canto on this First Module: SG ==> MP.

Then.... depending on your advice, we will just review our work in terms of the Vidyapitha's manuals and go ahead to Module Two.... Brahma to Narad!!! Going to    Goloka!!!

Ooof!

His lecture demonstrates the FULL DIDACTIC and PEDALOGIC background of this questions. He explains (5) five kinds of university level questions.

He speaks English fluently.

The class is in Spanish and English.

So...

...... please tell us how we can improve our relationship with the BOEX work, MOE work in Hispanic world, and if you think I am right that we should start to turn THE BIG GUNS of the MOE [BOEX] on poor little Gandharva Das and blast him for the EC etc.

(We got other candidates also.)

Thank you!

May you be the Masters of a Million Monkeys.

HpS - ASA 

(Photos: Members of ASA Supreme Absolute, Undifferentiated Comando Attached.)

Letter to Contributor

1 week, 5 days ago by hps in Special Category A

Estimado Professor Ferrar,

Ap kaisa he!?   How are your students?  Have some them graduated and married and become responsible citizens?     We continue our efforts in the battle of the forces of good against the forces of evil, sitting in the little village of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The Managning Editor for the next issue of ISKCON's Ministry of Education Journal, Viplavah, read your article and said that she was very gratified, but she thought that i would be best to put it in the next issue, which is academic. Our Oxford Professor, Ravi Gupta also wants it for the 2020 Fall issue since that is his academic issue. Is that O.K.?

You can see an excellent summary of our efforts at www.jayarama.us/news.htm. That is esoteric.  ISKCON is mesoteric and NIOS is exoteric. That is our Solaris Journal. With your permission we will first publish the article in Solaris this next month, it is being reviewed as an Indexed Journal, and then in Viplavah in September. Thank you for your excellent work.

Letter to the Advisors

1 week, 5 days ago by hps in Special Category A

Esteemed Dr. Professor S. Bandyopadhyaya, Brahmacari Purusottama-kesava Das et al,

Hare Krsna!!!     We are struggling to stay alive in the little village of Murfreesboro. and move forward, NIOS, ISKCON Ministry of Education, Latin American GBC and our own esoteric Anjana Suta Academy work.   ...    We have organized our ASA bulletin as our basic platform of communication: http://www.jayarama.us/news.htm, and this month is anniversary of 20-years of publication.  In this last issue especially, God's mercy and some real pain on our part, we were able to put all the work in 91% clear perspective.

Please look at it as you can and give us your criticism!!

Very specifically: Prof. here is a link to the very nice effort to place your Bio-data on Wikipedia. Our worker, Carlos Rold, from Chile, has faced different challenges but seems we are 87% ready to see it posted: https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/11123/

Number Two - PK Das, where are you? Professor, everyone is asking about you!   Can you also make a post to the Blog eg. Twenty-first Century Brahmacaria in ISKCON?    What was the conclusion about the NIOS-ISKCON Kolkata account?  NIOS has a substantial debt to Professor and his team for printing, editing last book.  If all the remaining funds had best go to ISKCON Kolkata, O.K.   Or if we can get our official reps in India eg. Sashi Prakasa Sing, Deputy Attorney General for Central Government, Uttar-pradesha to send an Invoice to the Temple. Or just have Prof. Sri Hari Das send proper compensation and adoration to Prof. that is another option.

Number Three - Prof.   a) How can we get Pracya-prajna articles into Solaris? b) Are there scholars that you know who would like to contribute to Solaris. It is in process with Prof. Miguel Polo et al of being reviewed for becoming academically Indexed Journal. We are poor as church mice but we can honestly offer proper honraria for articles. c) Abhirama et all want a(n series of) bio-graphical interviews of your good self. I have been trying to get the international media working with Ambarisa Das in Argentina. He and his wife are well respected, professional, video editors.  Remember the one we did quickly at the Gaudiya Matha?  That was edited and shown at the last Symposium, Education and the Sacred. Can we make a few interviews?  Are there some topics that appeal to you? One topic is why does one become a historian, especially of ancient culture?

Hector Behar ran successful Journal on Political Science for twenty years and suggest that we "Partner" with like five other Journals that, along with Solaris, will give a very serious view of the topics we are trying to communicate. We started with Bellas Artes from Lima last issue. We give them a page at the end of our Journal and they so the same for us. Who else, Stapatyam?

Publishing Japa Joe

2 weeks ago by hps in Special Category A

Srinatha Krsna Das wrote to us:

Dear Guru Maharaja

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

Sorry for the late reply Gurudeva. The last week has was crazy. We are trying to consciously go though grhasta ashrama one last time so as to not have this desire again. Buying a house has definitely helped with that! It was a painful process but we could clearly see that Krishna was helping us all along. It is incredible how Krishna communicates if we try sincerely to hear Him. It is only through your association and mercy that we are able to have tangible experiences.

We should definitely plan on going ahead with the Japa book Guru Maharaj. Divya Sri said she will help. I will take care of the publishing.

Radhika Ramana Prabhu can oversee it although he doesn't have to be deeply involved till we finish the TPP book. I already spoke with him about this in brief sometime back and he was excited about the book. He said if we had about 7500 words, we could make a nice book. It is currently at about 2900 words.

Srinivasa-acarya prabhu can also be involved if he has time. He wrote a very nice Meaning of Vyasapuja essay for the Vyasapuja offering book. He can expand on a the section in Japa Joe, where you mentioned texts and purports from Srila Prabhupada's books. You can then go over it and do a round of editing.

I can coordinate the entire thing and do some editing as well Gurudeva.

Your servant

Srinatha Krsna dasa

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HpS - ASA --- AgtSP! paoho.... Whatever Krsna wants!!! It seemed to have some value and was relatively developed. Japa Joe. Then the next article would have been. "Return of Japa Joe", then "Japa Joe Goes to Harvard", then "The Joe's Last Round", then "The Son of Japa Joe".

😎 Maybe first step would be for Srimati Divya-sri Devi Dasi to make some comments?

Piggy-1 Last day in Chile

2 weeks, 3 days ago by Piero Saavedra Torchio in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Obeisances

We are preparing all for tomorrow, FMP singer [5.30 Chile time], translator for the class of Srinivas Acarya das [7.30 Chile time] and all about the conference "Día Internacional Vaisnava de la Mujer".

Here we have the information of the event:

Friday, May 1st, there is an auspicious celebration for the Srimati Sita Devi and Jahnava Devi's appearances, two great women of the Vaisnava tradition of east. We invited to join us in this commemorating, to other great contemporary women, exponents of Bhakti Yoga; Malati devi and Rukmini Walker, both early Srila Prabhupada's disciples.

The result is that this Friday at 4:00 p.m. (New York time), we will have an online seminar where Malati and Rukmini, along with Hanumatpresaka Swami, will reflect and dialogue from the concept to the spirituality of women in our society.

This is a free online event but with limited spaces as it will not be broadcast on open platforms. Therefore, we cordially invite all those interested in booking a space, to inform themselves about the presentations and to register for free at iskcon.cl/womensday/

Facebook event or comunicaciones at iskcon.cl for more direct communication:

https://www.facebook.com/events/237168120824676/

At what time you return to Argentina in Saturday, we have also class of Srimad Bhagavatam in the Chile time this day?

Thank you Gurudeva

Your servant

Pyari Mohan das

HpS - Awk!!!! Such a nice letter, but we didn't post it in time. The KDPC is potent, but then you can draw our attention to things even more intensely with Whatsapp message to look at the Blog post and even a comment in the Chat in the FMP! Thank you so much for this effort. More. Failures are the stepping stones to success.

DTC - The Movie

3 weeks, 1 day ago by hps in Special Category A

Hare Krsna, Hare Rama!

ART Das and Raul from Peru have suggested a movie of the "Diary of a Traveling Creature". Suggestion and answer at: www.jayarama.us/archives/dtc-raul-200502.pptx