monkey business - lima

2 months, 1 week ago by hps in Special Category A

anandamaya das, karuna mayi devi dasi, gandharva, mataji et al, could start an export service of devotional paraphernalia from peru?

Srila Prabhupada said that we could maintain ourselves selling devotional paraphernalia. Hare Krsna!

Peru is a beggar sitting on a golden throne. Don't sell the throne (breaking of pieces). Let people sit on it to and have their picture taken.

Dress Radha Madha Gopal one last time for one festival in an old set. Photograph, video it and and then make the old dresses into japa bags, book bags, baby vests and hats etc and then distribute them to donors etc. with booklet of the last dressing.

Grow tulsi and make beads on a little hand driven lathe. Saw on in Braja.

Take local bags and embellish them with KC art! ASA can take samples to USA. Krsna Culture in Houston and mass market them.

Hare Krsna!

URGENT: NOI Commentary - File with no audio

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

Dear Guru Maharaj

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

The last audio file of Text 2 that you sent me (noi-2.5[bss-atyahara to end.mp3]) does not have any audio. Although the file is 10.58 mins long, I couldn't hear anything. Can you resend me the file with your commentary Maharaja?

If you don't find the file, can you please record you commentary for Text 2 starting from "The wealth of the world should be used for the welfare of all living entities" to the end?

Your servant

Srinatha Krsna dasa

ASA - We are just getting to this. Sometimes we can't do everything then we become depressed and take shelter of intoxication (pnut butter and strawberry jam), but step by step we are advancing in devotional service. We really try our best. See how much work we get done and then see our limits. Eg. now we are starting to get a headache. See how many letters we wrote here, then there is Yahoo mail, and Whatsapp stuff. We just can't do any more. So we deserve a rest (light work).

We opened the named file and our copy is also empty. We started to read and record but our only comment is really that ... We can see that Srila Prabhupada cites the complete Iso Text ONe and then paraphrased the Invocation. So, these two texts from Iso seem to be the most important, memorizable. We have used them several times as the basis for courses in universities on Vedic economics. For Bh. Vai we might add Text 15 for memorization. Of course, you can do it as soon as you like and use it for your Sankirtan. Both Iso 15 and BG 15.15 are wonderful for preaching in the heavy scholarly Sanskrit environment.

NOI Commentary - Monthly Update

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

Dear Guru Maharaja

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

We hope you are feeling better and your chest pains are gone.

HpS - Only lasted for one hour and then we took rest and when we woke up it was 99% gone. It seems to be stress. We have to set our priorities and realize that we cannot do everything that we want for Krsna! How is your health?

We want you to be with us for a long time Guru Maharaja. We have been praying to Radha Kalachandji for your quick recovery.

I have finished transcription till text 3. I am now transcribing text 4 and should complete the text this weekend. Radhika Raman prabhu's semester should be over in a week and he will start editing after that. We are hoping to get the bulk of the work done this summer.

Your servants

Srinatha Krsna dasa and Divya

HpS - Very nice. I think it will be a useful contribution. I found a NOI work by one lady that has a lot of stuff in it. It is a PDF and as we get our work sorted we want to look at it. All this is for practical preaching! Thank you. 😀

You can be Vegan, Just don't ask Krishna to be one.

2 months, 2 weeks ago by Mishra Bhagavan Dasa in Special Category A

Dear Hanumat Preshak Swami. Greetings from Sri Mayapur Dhama.

He who lives in Sri Mayapur Dhama is very fortunate. for he achieves attraction for Krishna. He who happens to go there becomes freed from all offenses. What yogis obtain after ten years in all other tirthas is obtained in three nights at Sri Mayapur Dhama.

HpS - -[;o}/\_____

Please excuse me for complaining about the brain bending web sites on Ajnana Suta Association. Uncle Gizmo worked hard setting up all those sites. It is not his fault that I am computer illiterate. You get enough complaints.

ASA - Our website is super simple. It only has four choices: Hello. which is obvious where you go if you are a new dude. That explains every thing, even to the illiterate. Ja! Ja! Ja!

Then New - That's the News.

Then Archives - Which is a jumble of stuff but if you are looking for something specific it is there. Then,

Peru - Which is por Spanish speaking Dudes.

You letters here, which are wonderful, prove that even a computer inliterate person can use it.

There was a woman in Mississipppi who wrote a letter to the Principal of her son's primary school complaining that her son's teacher had called him illiterate. She protested: How dare he call my son illiterate. Why I was married four months before he was born.

I read with interest the devotee's letter from Chile. Srila Jayapataka Swami asked me to go to Chile and perform sankirtan there. If Krishna allows I will attempt that mission.

The Vegan issue concerns me. The devotee who preached that vegans are demons was simply repeating what Srila Prabhupada said in the 8th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam that "people who say there is something wrong with drinking milk are demoniac. " In that canto the nectar of immortality sought after by everyone has been compared to cows milk which gives good health, brain substance and devotional service to Krishna. This can be found on page 57 of your book "The Higher Taste".

The devotee who took offense from the one giving class may consider that although he may not be a demon from wanting to be vegan, he serves the demons whose goal is to minimize the importance of the Cow in human society. When Queen Kunti prays, go dvija surati haravatara she indicates that Govinda, Krishna, descends to this world especially to protect the cows , the brahmans, and the devotees. If people stop buying Dairy Products, who is going to pay for cow protection?

When I worked at the Paul McCartney show, Sir Paul had a strict "no meat eating" policy in the entire stadium. The crew were quite angry with this prohibition. Especially angry that the catering was vegan. I felt so sorry to see that their opportunity to eat a meatless meal was spoiled by veganism. One crew member called it a vegetarian shitfest. I wish that they could have been served a nice plate of prasadam like I received in 1974 at the Portland Hare Krishna temple. There was dairy in every preparation. Srila Prabhupada said that every ISKCON feast should start with puris cooked in ghee, halavah in butter, and sweet rice cooked in cows milk. Prasadam cooked in ghee can make meat eaters become vegetarian.

I admire the demoniac class of men for propagating the vegan craze. It is brilliant really. The demoniac in this world are the greatest enemies of the cows. By convincing the Hare Krishna people to go non dairy they use their adversaries to accomplish some of their main objectives; To minimize the importance of cows in human society, to silence Brahmans and sastra, and eliminate the International Society for Krishna consciousness from having super food that no one else could compete with. With his dairy based diet, Srila Prabhupada had a secret weapon that made thousands of people join ISKCON in a decade. He kept a jar of gulabjamins cooked in ghee by the door, to be used as " ISKCON bullets" in the war against Maya.

The other issue that the bhakta . . .

HpS - ASA - Thank you so much for the post. We saw about three more paragraphs but we erased them because it gets too long for our dull head. Can you send that part as a separate topic, or post a link for a longer essay? Monkey have small brain (though fine (from Millk))): Did you see our essay? We were saying that Vegan diet is O.K. if you live in the jungle, gle, and don't have much brain work. Ie, chanting HK/HR from your heart, but if you gotta use your head as the councilor to a King then you gotta have Milk! Of course, offering it to Krsna as He wants, not as our lust wants, and of course He wants us to use it for preaching like you say.


I hope this meets you well. Your Servant, Mishra Bhagavan Dasa

Urgent because we hope you are ok dear GM!

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

Hare Krsna Guru Maharaj,

We are listening to the class right now as a family! We are very very startled by your news. In fact, we were in a bit of a shock and didn't even notice Jahnavi trying to go out the front door (then we did of course). We sincerely will pray to all of our Radha Bankebihari for your fast recovery. We hope, Guru Maharaj, you may be able to go to the doctor soon?? We are just asking because we are concerned!!!

We got up to the baby screams at 4:45. We chanted until 6:30. We were very easily distracted without the ASA association, and started read articles on Alchemy and psychotherapy, Tarot symbology and psychotherapy (Archetypes are so prevalent and the symbology can help those that feel 'stuck'), and Jungian Art therapy. What is interesting is how a lot of these Jungian therapists who write these kind of articles are also Eastern meditation practitioners. Also, so much of therapy these days has to be 'evidenced based' and is very focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, it seems like less emphasis is on symbology, dream work, etc. Jungian therapy and symbology can really help connect people to a understand a person's deeper, more spiritual motives. We talked the other day about Arjuna on the battle field with a client and compared it to the archetype of the "Hero's Journey" thats found in the Odyssey and modern stories such as Star Wars. We talked about how the clients every day problems are similar to Arjuna's. We feel satisfied that Jung is providing this "bridge" to help us explain the BG to others. Even discerning the mind from the intelligence and thereafter the nature of soul and and the Supersoul (if they seem ready for this) has at times come up for those that seem ready. I'm wondering if Jung brings up these concepts? Do you recommend Psychology of Religion: West and East?

HpS - I don't know that book. By Jung? The Kundalini lectures seem good. Even feel inspiration from Prabhupada to use them.

Thank you for the class and your honest attempts to pull the ignorant jiva jagos a little higher and then a little higher as we journey through the spiral hopefully upward. We pray for continued consistency and that our intelligence defeats the mind's pushes towards Dante's Inferno!! We also pray you will stay with us Guru Maharaj. It feels like we are just beginning to take spiritual life a little more seriously (my dear mother found out a speck of white matter on her nose is apparently cancerous today!)

Your aspring servants,

Kamagayatri Dasi and Murari Dasa

HpS - Yes, we had VERY SEVERE chest pains coming at Mangala arati time. We really felt that we were having a heart attack. Maybe so. We chanted, rested, now has gone, but seems that it can come back if we push too hard. Now it is your, turn. You and Murari. Then it will be Aja's etc.