Peter Brooke Ascends

3 months ago by hps in Special Category A

Sripad Oscar N. graciously alerted us to departure of very great theater director Peter Brooke.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnn.com/style/amp/peter-brook-director-obit/index.html


He did a phenomenal 'Maha-bharata', which senior Iskcon preachers and academics greatly appreciated, and still use for their Sankirtan.

We will offer some Hari kirtan in front of his picture with hope for helping him navigate his present world.


Visit ti India

Pamho

Agtsp

Agthps


Radhe radhe,

My dear guru maharaja. it is nice to hear about your itinerary in India.


My phone number is 91 xxx. I will be very glad to assist the devotees with their accomodation in Radhakund.


I will be in Mayapur from July 15 until August 25, helping Haridev there because he has been enrolled in The Mayapur International School and his mother has a lot of seva here in Radhakunda, so I will go with him.


May Radha-Krsna bless you, hope to see you soo in this holy dhama.


Your (trying to be humble) servant

Tungavidya dd


HpS - Very nice. Now we can connect with your by Whatsapp or even phone calls as necessary, and send devotees to talk with you. We are moving to connect with Sumantra Rudra from the BRC in Kolkata to organize the General Management of our trip to India.

URGENT - TPP Published on Amazon

3 months, 1 week ago by srinath in Special Category A

Dear Guru Maharaja


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


We are very happy to announce in the blog to all the devotees that

Tava Pāche Pāche

Afterwords to the Nectar of Instruction

Of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

has been published on Amazon as a paperback book.


https://www.amazon.com/Tava-Pāche-Instruction-C-Bhaktivedanta/dp/0984861149/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FA2O7C7GV7QQ&keywords=tava+pache+pache&qid=1656539763&s=books&sprefix=tava+pache+pache%2Cstripbooks%2C79&sr=1-1


It went live on Amazon yesterday on the auspicious day of disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur.

He was the first Acharya in our Parampara to write a commentary on the Upadesamrta (Piyusha Varshini Vritti).


It happened in an amazing way. I was going back and forth with Amazon for a few days and even as late as day before yesterday, they said it would take up to 72 hours to publish the book on Amazon and then suddenly yesterday morning, just before Mangala arati, I got an email saying the book was published.


We see this as a great blessing from our Guru Parampara for your work Guru Maharaja and as I remember, you completed the preface and signed it on the same date and Tithi as Srila Prabhupada signed his Preface.


HpS - Yes.... !....


There are many wonderful things I have witnessed when serving as a part of this project, Guru Maharaja. If I am not wrong, this is one of the very first books that comments on Srila Prabhupada's commentary.


HpS - Of course, we are taking direction from Dhanurdhara Swami's Waves of Devotion which is a commentary on Nectar of Devotion.


Thank you so much Guru Maharaja for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful, pioneering and a very essential work.


We hope and pray that we can always be at the shelter of your lotus feet and serve you in your service to Srila Prabhupada.


Your servant

Srinatha Krsna dasa


HpS - We feel just a part of a nice team. Thank you. Yes, more more.




Daivim prakrti

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

Keith from WhatsApp.


One hot June day, Pandit Baba and Vishnudas were returning home after performing madhukari. By this time, Pandit Baba was quite advanced in age, and as they walked, he placed his left hand on Vishnudas’s right shoulder as if to support himself. Suddenly, Vishnudas felt that the whole environment had changed. The scorching summer wind had transformed into the cool breeze of autumn, and a divine fragrance like Spring flowers filled the air. An astonished Vishnudas asked, “What is this?” Pandit Baba replied, “This is the true nature of Vrindavan".


ASA - https://vedabase.io/en/library/bg/11/8/

Visit to India

3 months, 1 week ago by radhakundamataji in Special Category A

PAMH9

AGTSP

AGTHPS


Dear guru naharaja:


I hope your health us ok now.


I have read that you are coming to India on September 11, which is a very good news for all of us in this part of the world.


I need to know if you already have a plan for your visit, when will you stay in each place.


I am asking since as you know Radhakunda is a very little place and we need to know who is coming and when, so we can help them to book some ashrams to stay.


Pls let us know what else we can help you with so you can relish your trip to this holy place.


I am sending a picture of Radha Syamasundara and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who will be, along with Nrsimha Bhagavan, the presiding deities in your ashram while you are here.


Your (trying to be humble) servant

Tungavidya dd


HpS - Hare Krsna. So sorry that we looked at your letter but could not answer. I think if your use the "Calendar" filter for the Subjects it might give our proposed India calendar.

Arrive Delhi about 7.30AM on Etihad, September 12th. Go straight to Braja, Radha-kunda, and stay for about five days. then... Kolkata, Mayapura, Manipura, (Delhi)Braja within three weeks and then sit in Radha kunda until 4th January trying to do practical service.


Do you have a phone number? Can you send it here and we will share it with the travel organizers, but not publish it. They are very nice devotees. Married couple. They will love to have any advice and help that you can give.

I will stay with one or two devotees in Divya svarupa Das' Ashrama if Srila Prabhupada permits.

Thank you.

So nice to hear from you!!

Like a lucky dog coming home

3 months, 1 week ago by marina-rendon in Special Category A

Please accept my humble and respectful obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada, all glories to Sri Gauranga and Nityananda! 🙏

After so long without writing or connecting to your classes due to my lack of internet, I'm here again… Material life is very hard for a woman these days... The supposed liberation of women has brought with it other problems Fortunately I have had the advantage over many others, to meet you and Prabhupada and that has given me a strength and inner happiness that many do not understand... Thank you for it.


HpS - ASA - Jaya! We look at this: Men, women, children, black, white... who is suffering more and how, and our honest conclusion is that anybody in the material world is suffering and the real concern is to get out of the material world with maybe a little back handed work to adjust our gender, race, wealth situation.

Maybe a will be a rich beautiful black women in my next life!


I had written you a letter before this one, but it was very long, so I erased it and decided to write you another… Actually I always write you letters in my mind telling you so many things that happen to me and that has helped me reflect through all those times that I had the fortune to speak with you personally... I believe that your words have been buried like precious stones in my heart and have illuminated my path when darkness has flooded me...


HpS/ ASa - 🐒 !


In general, what I wanted to tell you is about 1) why I did not accept the recommendation for my initiation the previous time, 2) about my painful decision to leave my services in the Mexico City temple, 3) a little about my life family, 4) a rough encounter with the ritvik movement, 5) news of the forthcoming arrival of a jiva in our care 6) my soul cries out for guidance from a spiritual master.


If I broke down all the points I would make a giant letter again, please, I ask you that if you want to know more details about any topic, I am here to fulfill it... For now I will only cover 1, 5 and 6 in broad strokes, please excuse me.


I respect you a lot… I know that it is your request that we be clear about our asram at the time of initiation… At the very moment that they were making the recommendations, my husband and I had separated (physically, not formally) and I didn't know what would happen or what was happening… Some older devotees told me to leave him (my husband)… But how could I do such a thing if you had given us the instruction to get married? Your words resonate in my mind: "Marriage as well as initiation is a formality... but not without meaning". To hurry up and surrender to separation to take initiation? In the temple several devotees were being recommended and initiated even though they had little time in the movement and I was going to stay behind them?... From the first moment I read Prabhupada I knew that I had to find a spiritual teacher, and that it would be specialI couldn't initiate myself into these situations and make fun of what my heart knew was wrong...


My heart has remained faithful thanks to Krishna despite various adverse situations… My ashram is stable thanks to your teachings and recommendations on following (not imitating) the example of great devotees like Kunti, Devaki, Draupadi, Gandari etc, and reading their pastimes , my problems, my efforts and my tolerance seem insignificant… Now my husband and I are waiting for a new jiva under our care and I ask you to please give us your blessings so that he may be a devotee of Krishna and help us in our spiritual life.


HpS/ASA - Jaya! Congratulations to both of you! Let us see who comes... what comes. YOu know there are so many dangers in carry a baby to birth!

Very nice news!


Tad viddhi praṇipātena, paripraśnena sevayā, upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ, jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ


Please, I ask you to forgive my offenses and accept me as your disciple... It is not only about sentimentality, because I believe that feelings can change, but if the mind is fixed on the objective through knowledge, the emotion can be steady.


Your humble servant and forever well-wisher

Marina Rendon


HpS - So, nice Bh. Rendon!! Are you formally married???

Our discipline is chanting Hare Krsna under the shelter of Srila Prabhupada's feet. If that is your discipline, you are our disciple.

Congratutions!


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Después de tanto tiempo sin escribir o conectarme a tus clases por mi falta de internet, estoy aquí de nuevo…La vida material es muy dura para una mujer en estos tiempos… La supuesta liberación de la mujer ha acarreado con ello otros problemas… Afortunadamente he tenido la ventaja sobre muchas otras, de conocerte a ti y a Prabhupada y eso me ha dado una fuerza y felicidad interna que muchos no entienden… Gracias por ello.

Te había escrito una carta antes que ésta, pero era muy larga, entonces la borré y decidí hacerte otra… En realidad siempre te escribo cartas en mi mente contándote tantas cosas que me pasan y que me has ayudado a reflexionar a través de todas esas veces que tuve la fortuna de conversar contigo personalmente… Creo que tus palabras se han enterrado como piedras preciosas en mi corazón y han iluminado mi camino cuando me han inundado las tinieblas...

A grandes rasgos, lo que quería decirte es sobre 1) por qué no acepté la recomendación para mi iniciación la ocasión anterior, 2) sobre mi dolorosa decisión de dejar mis servicios en el templo de ciudad de México, 3) un poco de mi vida familiar, 4) un duro encuentro con el movimiento ritvik, 5) la noticia de la próxima llegada de un jiva bajo nuestro cuidado 6) mi alma me exige a gritos tener la guía de un maestro espiritual.

Si desglosara todos los puntos haría nuevamente una carta gigante, por favor te pido que si deseas saber más detalles sobre algún tema, estoy para cumplirlo… Por ahora sólo trataré a grandes rasgos el 1, 5 y 6 por favor discúlpame.


Yo te respeto mucho… Sé que es una petición tuya que tengamos claro nuestro asram al momento de iniciarnos… En el momento justamente que estaban haciendo las recomendaciones, mi esposo y yo nos habíamos separado (físicamente no formalmente) y no sabía que era lo que pasaría… Algunos devotos mayores me dijeron que lo dejara (a mi esposo)… Pero cómo podía hacer tal cosa si tú nos habías dado la instrucción de casarnos? Tus palabras resuenan en mi mente: “El matrimonio así como la iniciación son una formalidad… pero no sin significado”… Apresurarme y rendirme a la separación para tomar así iniciación? En el templo estaban siendo recomendados e iniciados varios devotos aunque tuvieran poco tiempo en el movimiento y yo iba a quedarme atrás de ellos?... Desde el primer momento que leí a Prabhupada supe que debía encontrar un maestro espiritual, y que sería especial… No podía iniciarme bajo estas situaciones y burlarme a escondidas de lo que mi corazón sabía que estaba mal…


Mi corazón ha permanecido fiel gracias a Krishna a pesar de varias situaciones adversas… Mi asram es estable gracias a tus enseñanzas y recomendaciones sobre seguir (no imitar) el ejemplo de grandes devotas como Kunti, Devaki, Draupadi, Gandari etc, y leyendo sus pasatiempos, mis problemas, mis esfuerzos y mi tolerancia parecen insignificantes… Ahora mi esposo y yo estamos en espera de una nueva jiva bajo nuestro cuidado y te pido por favor que nos des tus bendiciones para que sea un(a) devoto(a) de Krishna y nos ayude en nuestra vida espiritual.

Tad viddhi praṇipātena, paripraśnena sevayā, upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ ,jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ


Por favor te pido disculpes mis ofensas y me aceptes como tu discípula... No sólo se trata de sentimentalismo, pues creo que los sentimientos pueden cambiar, pero si la mente está fija en el objetivo a través del conocimiento, la emoción puede lograr ser estable.


Tu humilde sirviente y por siempre bienqueriente

Marina Réndón