Sannyasa Ashrama

asa[e] - vad; sannyasa; in iskcon

Please accept my humble obeisances, Guru Maharaja.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Regarding your question about taking Sannyasa, this is a very important question, because it is you who is asking it.

For the moment, I must say that I am not prepared (although it feels difficult and lacking to say No to one's own Guru).

At the same time, I will explain myself and seek your understanding.

I am about to turn 40 years old. My mind and nature are solitary and content, and in a few years, they will mature further in that direction.

I have many desires to read and study various things, both in spirituality and material pursuits, achieving a certain balance and realization.

Personally, I enjoy speaking and assisting devotees when they ask questions, or nurturing ideas so that they don't lose their enthusiasm or faith, or both.

Due to my passionate nature, there is always something new to investigate or learn, and the Vedic worldview does not allow for giving up.

However, it is difficult for me to be in a position (sannyasa) that sets me apart from others, especially within an institution with a lot of diplomacy (bureaucracy), which I find exhausting. One knows oneself in their heart; I try to be a simple servant, making an effort to rise above the modes of passion and ignorance.

HpS - 😁 This is almost exactly my answer to Hansadutta (and then B. S. Damodara, Trivikrama, Ramesvara and Tripurari Swamis and Atreya rsi Prabhu) when they pushed us to take Sannyasa.

"The purpose of Sannyasa seems to be to get free from respect and worship, but it seems to be the exact opposite."

Srila Prabhupada quotes a V. Puja offering from Sril Bh. Siddhanta S. P. where is he says that Majaprabhu preaches Trnad Api Sahisuna, but here I (Bh. Siddhanta) am sitting like a big arrogant beast up on an elevated seat above everyone else.

The conclusion is that in most cases it is the best thing to do.

We have to show people an example of what they should do.

It is like having a public wedding ceremony. You and your "novia" are fully committed to living a chaste Vedic life together, but the ritual is not without meaning.

It has an effect.

It makes you humble, "Why are all these people offering obeisances, donations to me???"

"Because they see Krsna and Prabhupada acting through me."

Unless you realize that you are the mailman and not the sender of the letter, then you will fall down.

I follow the regulative principles and chant the 16 rounds. I understand the advantages this has in life. Brahma Muhurta is crucial in the equation, as are Ekadasis. Reading and memorizing are enjoyable and uplifting.

I spend 4 days a week in Govardhan (MDP), attending 4 Mangalartiks, sometimes 3. 3 days in Mar del Plata at a devotee's house, studying welding and electricity from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays, and electricity from 6:40 PM to 9:30 PM on Wednesdays. I return to Govardhan on Thursday morning.

I cook most of the food I offer, although there are some items that I don't cook and it shows; this should improve over time, I believe.

I associate only with married devotees or those who intend to marry (good devotees). Nevertheless, I interact with others as needed (since it happens naturally). I have a strong sense of my purpose, and my nature doesn't lend itself to much socializing.

Enthusiasm: reading, Mangala Japa, and Ekadasis; I also watch Mayapur TV. I also engage in Prajalpa, watch some movies or series, but I recognize that these are temporary pleasures, and there's some inertia from this life.

I still discuss worldly topics, perhaps in this lifetime we will reach a point where we only speak Krishna Katha.

HpS - Or see how everything is related to Krsna in a fascinating, practical way.

I have distanced myself from senior devotees who visit. I try to be respectful and maintain a distance, as otherwise, it might not be good for my enthusiasm.

The plan is to continue studying electricity and other trades this year and the next, while also studying the Srimad Bhagavatam, slokas, fire sacrifices, etc. I am laying the groundwork for the future. My parents are now 74 and 70, and my plan is to spend a few months with them in 2025 and then return to Govardhan. This is what I can project.

Looking at this panorama, I don't see myself ready for renunciation, nor do I understand it in the way I currently perceive it. Being a public figure is also a significant obstacle.

Thank you for accepting me as your disciple, despite my circumstances, and for being an example. Please forgive me for talking so much about myself.

At your service,

Adi Yajña Das

HpS - Jaya! Super. Personally I think you are excellent candidate for Sannyasa. You can show everyone how even the greatest idiot in ISKCON must become Goswami and if in a male body try to take Sannyasa formally as a declaration of becoming exclusively a maidservant of the Gopis in their service to Krsna.

The GBC rules, as we remember, are that you mist be 50-years old except for special adjustments.

So, your plan seems good, but it seems that you and most others as discussed should take Sannyasa. Seems we may formally be gone from this gross atmosphere ten years from now. Maybe we will take birth in New Govardhana. 🙂 😼😼😼

but Yadunandana Swami seems like someone who would be a deligtful Sannysa Guru.

Thank you.

vyasapuja offering

1 month ago by hps in Special Category A, Hot Topics



With great humility we offer our obeisance at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Prabhupada, author of the book, KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Srila Prabhupada, you have given us the Holy Names of the Panca-tattva, and Smt. Radharani, Krsna and Lord Balarama.

You have given us Dvaraka and Krsna's pastimes with Vasudeva and Devaki and all the Dvaraka-vasis.

You have given us the worship and friendship of Lord Nrsmha deva in thick-and-thin.

The list goes on without limit.

What have we given to you?

It seems mostly whole bunch of petty, greedy, selfish desires.


It is just amazing that we can look at your transcendental Murti and feel some presence of you there looking back at us.

You're concern for your disciples new and old is very personal. It is not just black or white. You are upset with their offenses and appreciative of their little efforts in so many detailed ways.

We feel like dogs.

Mostly we are just driven to serve in your Iskcon by the modes of material nature.

What could be more fun, freeing from fear etc than to belong to your ISKCON?

Yet, like a dog, when put into the mode of goodness by the arrangement of his master, he can sometimes actually make a little personal, conscious effort to do some real causeless service.

Thank you, again and again.

Thanks to all your disciples and well wishers.

By your divine grace we will continue to try to do something for your Sankirtan efforts to illuminate Radha Krsna and transcendental world, and hope to be a part of your Sankirtan party life after life.

Hanumat-presaka Swami

Urgent! Kapi Dhvaja 15th August 2023

1 month, 1 week ago by Patrak das in Special Category A

Hare Krishna, Dear Guru maharaja!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada and All glories to you.

Please accept our humble obeisances. (PAOHO)

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ASA/TB - The Sun may cease to shine, the wind may cease to blow, but the Lima ASA KDh translation team will continue to translate! 🐵

Hare Krishna. I pray every day that you are in good health.

First of all, sorry for the delay... My computer stopped working, so I had to get a new one.

TB 🐵 👍

I had my appointment last Tuesday and my doctor told me I doing well but I have to be aware.

My family is doing ok. My sister is working as an English teacher 3 times a week and as a dentist on weekends. My brother is planning to change job and move to Spain with all his family.

TB - Does sister work in a clinic or at home?

HpS - Is it an open ended service or fixed for a certain time, and then everyone stops and looks at the situation?

Ptrk - They asked me for a fixed service, but I asked them 3 years only and then we can evaluate.

TB - Very nice, for everyone!

HpS - ...You are Waldorf not Montessori, no?

Ptrk - Yes! Waldorf

TB - Posted this to our cell phone!

We thanks a lot all you support and patience.

Your aspirant servants

EDT (Patrak das & Antuanette)

TB/BW - How is Jivatma in baby body?


asa[e] - media resources; movies; documentary, biography; GAURI DEVI DASI'S VIDEOBIOGRAPHY

Hare Krishna Gurudeva

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

I apologize for taking so long to share the video I made for my grandmother, Gauri dd. About 6 or 7 years ago she asked me to put her photos together chronologically and add music to them. She chose the songs by herself according to her stage of life.

In order to have a better understanding of the video, I will provide a brief explanation:

The names of 2 videos "Rukmini's Lost Years" and "Life is Beautiful" are shown at the beginning of the video.
Both were my previous and first video edits.
Then, it is pointed out that this film is based on the life of Gumercinda Miranda (my grandmother's civil name).
Next, a list of the most essential characters appears.
And now, the biography of my grandmother starts:


She was born on January 13, 1949 in Ayavirí, a small town in the province of Yauyos (East of Lima).

HpS - Hey, HHR was born January 12, 1948!

During her adolescence she moved to Huancayo (city in the center of Peru) where she studied in one of the best schools in the area.

She was a very applied student. After finishing school, she met Eurlando Chamilco with whom she married and had 3 children. The youngest is my mother Tarangaksi dd (Tania Chamilco). In 1994, Eurlando, in his quest to learn more about yoga and meditation, met ISKCON devotees. He was a key piece for Gumercinda and Tania to also join Krishna Consciousness.

Gumercinda's parents even chanted the Maha Mantra Hare Krishna. The whole family used to organize Namahattas at home and many devotees and friends attended.

However, in 1996 came a great test for Gumercinda. She had to face the separation of her husband and the consequences that it brought to her family. In order to heal herself, she decided to visit her hometown and then travel to Argentina. She settled in Buenos Aires, in the province of San Martín. For almost 2 years she was working as a caregiver for an elderly lady. On one occasion, on Andonaegui street, she met ISKCON devotees again. She used to visit the temple and attend the programs. In 1999, she decided to return to Peru, since Rukmini was about to be born.

HpS - It is very important that ISKCON has centers all over the world. People make advancement by contacting different centers during their spiritual career. We should see our centers as part of this international web. We give help to people but we may not see the fruit, yet we get people who have made progress in another center.

During the following years, she used to attend Chosica, Shell and Wilson temples, and she performed different services like cooking, arranging vases for altars, making garlands, cleaning, sankirtan, etc.

She was also active in Bhakri Vriksha and Namahatta programs. Due to her intense service to Sri Sri Gaura Nitay and Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra, as well as the mercy of H. H. Hanumatpresaka Swami, she formally received Diksha on February 4, 2015, becoming Gauri Devi Dasi. Everyone remembers her for her enthusiasm, sense of humor, charisma, generosity, among other beautiful qualities.


Thank you so much Gurudeva for reading this letter.

Rukmini dd

HpS - Thank you!!! Is this your first movie? Will you make more:

Stories of the Universe

1 month, 1 week ago by jagat pavitram in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Guru Maharaj

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,

Thank you for your response. I believe the best course of action is to handle my own image production to avoid issues with ISKCON. Nowadays, artificial intelligence allows for swift execution of this task.

HpS - ISKCON is the institution, friends and our direct experience of Srila Prabhupada.

Always try to help the institution and remember that in Kali -yuga there are no perfect institutions, but they are a great help as we can keep them running!

At the moment, I am undertaking this service on my own, as there are no devotees with the same availability of time or the required skills for this service.

HpS - Hope you find some Sankirtan partners!

Joining NIOS could be a good option. Can I continue discussing this with Prabhu Abhiram? In the meantime, I will continue progressing with my production and will keep you informed.

HpS - Yes, discuss with Swami Abhi, Jagat guru Das others!

Thank you very much, Guru Maharaj.

Hare Krishna,

Jagat Pavitram das

HpS - Thank you! Everyone likes to see a new movie - [Bhakti Vinode Thakura]