URGENT: NOI Commentary Monthly Update

2 months, 2 weeks ago by srinath in Special Category A

Dear Guru Maharaja

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

The editing work for NoI commentary is going on well despite few busy weeks in August due to the festivals. Radhika Raman Prabhu is editing and is confident that he will be able to get lots of work done in September. He is almost done editing Text 1. I am also working on adding references and incorporating your suggestions in his edited version.

I will email you each text after it is edited. I am hopeful of sending you a few texts in September.

Thank you very much for engaging us in this service Guru Maharaja. It is going to be a very wonderful addition to Srila Prabhupada's commentary.

Your servant

Srinatha Krsna Dasa

ASA - Thank you so many!!! AGTSP!!!! .....paoho..... hope you all have regular increase in service, back to Vaikuntha velocity!!! Really seems like we should be making video recordings of selected topics and then Ambarisa Das and Vrsabhanu-nandini Devi Dasi can edit them. Go to book version later? Maybe. Stories for Sita about Rama.

Misra Bhagava - Mayapura/Mia Por

2 months, 2 weeks ago by hps in Special Category A







On Monday, August 26, 2019, 01:03:13 AM CDT, Mishra Illo <[email protected]> wrote:







Me a sannyasa? Imagine that. Although my 3 marriages failed miserably I still think that maybe it could work if I just found the right person.


Next week I have to return to estados unidos after 5 months in Sridham Mayapur Dhama. It has been fairy tale happiness here. Every day 16 rounds, bathing in the ganga, and lots of fantastic vaishnava associations.


Living anywhere within 32 miles around Sri Navadwipa Mayapur is equivalent to living in Vrindavan, particularly in Sri Mayapur. Of the seven holy places giving salvation, Ayodhya, Mathura, Gaya, Kashi, Kanchi Avanti, and Dwaraka, Sri Mayapur is the most important place of pilgrimage.


Sriman Mahaprabhu with His advent made His own Svetadvipa descend here, and after four centuries after the disappearance of Sriman Mahaprabhu this place of pilgrimage Svetadvipa will be superior to all other places of pilgrimage of the world. Living in this place removes all sin and offenses, and helps pure devotion to grow.


Though I don't know how I will survive away from here, I have to pay off over $10,000 in debts before I can live in Mayapur full time. Do you think I could do well going to Chile and getting a job teaching English?


ASA - Thank you for all the wonderful news!! We will post it on our Blog! I don't know about teaching in Chile economically but I suspect that it is a saturated market. Lots of b-lingue Gringo buscando trabajo. Envia la pregunta al Blog. Que pasa con la Aron, esposa actual. Su hijo. Muy Bueno oir sus comentarios!

Gracias su asociacion. Vd no es persona sin profundidad spiritual. Solamente tiene que crecer su caracter.!

 

ASA - MB! Going to take Sannyasa?

On Monday, August 26, 2019, 01:03:13 AM CDT, Mishra Bhagavan Das wrote: Me a sannyasa? Imagine that. Although my 3 marriages failed miserably I still think that maybe it could work if I just found the right person.

Next week I have to return to estados unidos after 5 months in Sridham Mayapur Dhama. It has been fairy tale happiness here. Every day 16 rounds, bathing in the ganga, and lots of fantastic vaishnava associations.

Living anywhere within 32 miles around Sri Navadwipa Mayapur is equivalent to living in Vrindavan, particularly in Sri Mayapur. Of the seven holy places giving salvation, Ayodhya, Mathura, Gaya, Kashi, Kanchi Avanti, and Dwaraka, Sri Mayapur is the most important place of pilgrimage.

Sriman Mahaprabhu with His advent made His own Svetadvipa descend here, and after four centuries after the disappearance of Sriman Mahaprabhu this place of pilgrimage Svetadvipa will be superior to all other places of pilgrimage of the world. Living in this place removes all sin and offenses, and helps pure devotion to grow.

Though I don't know how I will survive away from here, I have to pay off over $10,000 in debts before I can live in Mayapur full time. Do you think I could do well going to Chile and getting a job teaching English?

ASA - Thank you for all the wonderful news!! We will post it on our Blog! I don't know about teaching in Chile economically but I suspect that it is a saturated market. Lots of b-lingue Gringo buscando trabajo. Envia la pregunta al Blog. Que pasa con la Aron, esposa actual. Su hijo. Muy Bueno oir sus comentarios!

Gracias su asociacion. Vd no es persona sin profundidad spiritual. Solamente tiene que crecer su caracter.!

Viplavah2019-3 Draft Article.

2 months, 3 weeks ago by hps in Special Category A

AGTSP paoho! Is O.K?

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NIOS MEETS NANTES

The door opened and out came a very congenial scholar. We had some trepidation because before we’ve met some powerful Jungian scholars but some have been chain smokers and others angry and arrogant. . .

Ooof!

Quite a relief. Then Professor Nantes took us across the Baroque lobby into his office, which was lined with books and beautiful artifacts to the ceiling. The fresh morning air of Buenos Aires came in through the window, cars hummed by as they went to work. There were ourselves, Hp Swami and three young students.

“Have you heard of E. T. Hall?”

“Have you read Jung in India?”

We have been trying to meet Dr. Bernardo Nantes, the founder of Fundacion Vocacion Humano, Dean of Universidad del Salvador, translator of C. G. Jung’s Redbook for three years ( and Shonu Shyamdasani of the University of London, co-founder of the Philemon Foundation, for at least seven years).

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In Dialectical Spiritualism, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Prabhupada, offers commentaries, on summaries, of the ideas of many, many Western philosophers. These summaries were presented by two of his educated students. The very last philosopher presented was Dr. C. G. Jung:

Prof. Howard Wheeler: That ends our session on Jung.

Srila Prabhupada: So far, he seems the most sensible!

If we take our NIOS work as building bridges between the classical worlds of the Orient and Occident, then Prabhupada’s comment along with Jung’s that follows is simply compelling.

“... if you go to other races, to India or China, for example, you discover that these people are conscious of things for which the psychoanalyst in our countries has to dig for months.”

“We Europeans are not the only people on the earth. We are just a peninsula of Asia, and on that continent there are old civilizations where people have trained their minds in introspective psychology for thousands of years, whereas we began with our psychology not even yesterday but only this morning. These people have an insight that is simply fabulous...”

Jung, C. G.; Analytical Psychology, Its Theory & Practice; Vintage Books, 1970, pages 48 & 74

Please join this work. If you are like us you had some little contact with Carl Jung during your undergraduate university studies. It is enough to pique interest but seemingly superficially presented. If you continue to be like us then you read the above quote in Dialectical Spiritualism and you are motivated but don’t know how to approach Prof. Jung and his followers in more depth. Of course books are the basis, so here is a suggested reading list. It’s interesting that everyone who I know who has read the books has also found them challenging for their personal spiritual development and mental hygiene. They can all be found at Amazon:

·      The Tavistock Lectures,

·      Memories, Dreams and Reflections (Auto-Biography),

·      The Kundalini Lectures.

·      Carl Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology – The Dream of a Science (Take it slowly. It is a look at the development of all of Western thought on psychology during Jung’s lifetime),

·      Introduction to the Redbook by Prof. Shonu Shamdasani (Buy the text only version of the Redbook)

·      . . .and now we are reading Jung in India.

Besides the books there are the people: Beverley Zabrieskii, Paticia Llosa, Maximilian Peralta. We have been able to meet so many, and then we attended a three day symposium on Art and the Creative Intelligence at U.C. Santa Barbara and were swimming in an ocean of youth, old age, various nations, intense scholarship, social awareness and compassion, artistic creativity, money.

Maybe you are not like us. Maybe you are coming from the other side of The Bridge. Our preferred lecture title has been: Science, Psyche and Spirituality, the Encounter of Prof. C. G. Jung with the Mysticism of Ancient India. As soon as you start talking about the mysticism, philosophy, religion, Yoga of ancient India you are diving into an ocean of traditions, practices, living examples.

If you want good food, go to Italy; romance, France; machines, Germany; but if you want Philosophy, India.

Sanskrit

George L. Harte, University of California

A Rapid Sanskrit Method

Motilal Banarsidass, Dehli, 1989

Preface

“It [sanskrita]is, like Chinese, Arabic, Greek and Latin, one of the few languages which has been a carrier of a culture over a long period of time. 

Thus, the variety of writings in it, and the quantity of those writings are staggering. An incomplete list of subjects treated in Sanskrit, usually with great prolixity, is as follows:

·      The four Vedas

·      The Brahmanas and Aranyakas

·      The Upanisads

·      Grammar

·      Epic, puranic, literature - Including 18 major puranas, 18 minor puranas, and hundred of sthalapuranas.

·      Works on Medicine

·      Logic

·      Astronomy & Astrology

·      Mathematics

·      Lawbooks

·      Architecture

·      Music…

On most of these subjects, there is an immense literature still extant. Indeed, a rough estimate of the works which will be listed in The New Catalogus Catalogorum yields a total of about 160,000 works… many so difficult that it would take years of study to properly understand them.…Sanskrit does have its share of great writers: Kalidasa ranks with the greatest poets, Panini is without question the greatest pre-modern grammarian, the Mahabharata ranks with the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the Bhagavata-purana is among the finest works of devotion every written, being equaled in my opinion only by other works in Indian languages.”

Of course, the Britannica article is a good place to start if you have no experience with India philosophy and mysticism (which I doubt): https://www.britannica.com/topic/Indian-philosophy.

Then if you have a little preliminary faith and can accept our advice we would recommend our own tradition of Bengali or Chaitanya Vaisnavism. It is centered around the above mentioned Bhagavata-purana and is based in tradition upon Srila Rupa Goswami’s 16th century Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu of which Professor David Haberman, Indiana University, has produced an excellent translation. The Introduction to his translation is worth a million dollars, tracing the entire tradition from Bharata Muni, before Christ, on up to even modern times. At Amazon.com it clocks in at around $101 but maybe you can find it in your research library of even try to contact us. It is 752-pages so if you want a simpler path we would suggest:

·      Light of the Bhagavata.

·      The Nectar of Instruction,

·      The Teachings of Lord Caitanya.

These are all on line at www.vedabase.com and can be purchased in hard-copy at www.Krishna.com .

Are you interested in crossing the Bridge to buy and sell?  Are you interested in waking up.

An Englishman saw three people doing the same thing. He asked the first one:

“What are doing?”

The fellow answered, “Can’t you see, you damn fool! I’m laying bricks. Leave me alone”.

“Sorry, please forgive me.”

Then he asked the second man, who was doing the same thing:

“What are you doing?”

The man paused and replied, “I’m making money, take care of my family”.

English man thanked him and asked the third Johnny, “I say old chap, what are you doing?”, and the man looked up and said, “Oh, it’s very interesting. Today we are putting up the wall that goes behind the altar, and after a couple of days when it is set, the marble masons will come and hang the marble. My children are very small now, but when they are bigger I will bring them here and show them how I helped to build this great Cathedral!”.

8 sakhis

2 months, 3 weeks ago by Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi in Special Category A

Querido Gurumaharaja 

Por favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias!

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada! 

Recién puedo escribir las preguntas respecto al color de vestido de Lalita Sakhi y las otras 7 grandes maestras .

Es verdad que el color azul del sari de Srimati Radharani no existe en el mundo material? 

HpS - No se. Claro su saree es una persona, no?

Sucede lo mismo con los colores de saris de las 8 grandes maestras? 

HpS - Pienso que si. Es como un reflejo de algo en una espejo. Hay distortion. Sus sarees son consiente, no?

Gracias por sus enseñanzas Gurumaharaja. 

Su eterna aspirante a sirviente 

Asta Sakhi dd 

HpS - Sri Radha, Sri Hari, Asta-sakhi, Yamuna!

Gopis dresses

3 months ago by Isvari devi dasi in Special Category A

Hare Krsna Dear Maharaja,

PAMHO, AGTSP!

All glories to the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!

I hope your spiritual energy will increase.

Here I present my homework about the color of the dress of the main gopis (Astasakhis).

Lalita devi, her dress is the color of the peacock feathers

Visaka devi, I only found that her dress is decorated with stars.

Campakalata, her dress is the color of the blue Jay bird.

Citra devi ,her dress is crystal color.

Tungavidya, her dress is yellow color that combines with white clothes.

Induleka, her dress is pomegranate flower color.

Rangadevi, her dress is red like jaba flower(hibiscus rojo jaba)

Sudevi, similar to her young sister Rangadevi, her dress is red jaba flower color.

Thank you very much for giving us this task, it was wonderful to read about the gopis, I discovered very interesting things about gopis and I was surprised by everything they know and the skills they have. are great yogis, great mystics, highly skilled in many areas.

Thank you very much for your mercy, today I appreciate the gopis much more..

Soon I will be sending my report letter. Sri Nrsimhadeva protect you.

Whit affecction and respect

ys Isvari dd

HpS - AGTSP. paoho. makes the heart happy to hear this, and ... They are all very, very humble. Not proud. Think that others are much better than They are, no?

Hare Krishna. Muy Urgente 2 -rectificacion

Hare Krishna Maharsh. La presente carta es para rectificarme en cuanto a un mal entendido con mi autoridad de Isckon Lima pues Prabhu Yamuneshvara nunca me ha obligado ha asumir el cargo de Presidente de la Junta Legal por el contrario se tratade una falta de comunicacion de mi parte con mi autoridad administrativa debido a mis labores y ocupaciones y considero superado todo mal entendido con mi autoridad de Isckon Lima y atendiendo a su atenta respuesta anterior prosigo con mi servicio, su seguro eterno servidor. Visala Das.

HpS - Jaya! Pero puede ayudar en la administracion. TlgaSP. Esperamos mas noticias de Vd. a veces!! La conciencia de Krsna es llena de sorpresas.