Happy Vyasa-Puja

5 years, 7 months ago by Candrarekha Devi Dasi in Special Category A

All Glories to Sri Sri Goura Nitai

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

P.A.M.H.O.

Dear Gurudeva, in this special day of your vyasa puja, I would like to thank you very much for everything you have taught me, not only with classes, but with acts as well. You are an acarya without mistakes, wich inspire me every day to take shelter in Srila Prabhupada, and in the Krsna Consciousness movement, but I don´t have a lot of mercy, neither am I an elevated soul, but I guess its ok for me to wish for you to have a beautifull day in the company of the devotees, that krsna stays in your companion, and that all the sankirtan projects and education projects in our congregation as outside our congregation keeps moving foward with as much sucess as you have, wishing you a lot of health allways, and that you have a beautifull celebration.

Your Humble servant,

Candrarekha devi dasi

(Santiago- Chile)

              HpS - Thank you. It is so nice to be here in Santiago with all of you. We hope to talk with you individually.

Ofrenda de Vyasa Puja

5 years, 7 months ago by vrisabhanu das in Special Category A

 Om Ajnana-timirandhasya Jnananjana-salakaya Caksur Unmilitam Yena Tasmai Sri-gurave Namah

Ofrezco mis reverencias respetuosas a mi maestro espiritual, que ha abierto mis ojos, que fueron cegados por la oscuridad de ignorancia, con la luz de la antorcha del conocimiento.

Nama Om Visnu-padaya Krishna-presthaya Bhu-tale Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swami iti Namine

Nama Om Visnu-padaya Krishna-presthaya el Bhu-tale Srimate Hanumatpresaka Swami iti Namine

Ofrezco mis reverencias respetuosas a Su Santidad Hanumatpresaka Swami, que es muy querido por el Señor  Sri Krishna, que ha tomado el refugio a Sus pies de loto.

Todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada!!!

Todas las Glorias a Su Santidad Hanumatpresaka Swami!!! en este día tan glorioso de su aparición!!!

Gurudeva, por favor acepte mis humildes reverencias, y dandavats a sus pies de loto, que el Señor Krisna le mantenga en su protección.

Gurudeva, por favor perdone mis ofensas, perdone las ofensas de este insignificante aspirante a sirviente. Ofensas condensadas en mi falta de comunicación hacia su persona. Perdón por favor. Tal vez no tenga siquiera ningún derecho que sus ojos recorran estas líneas. Pero por favor suplico su misericordia y perdón de este tonto aspirante a sirviente.

Cada mañana cuando canto mis rondas, tomo inspiración en usted. Recuerdo con nostalgia tantos momentos en que me dió su santa asociación. Entrego mi vida a usted, y lo amo desde lo más profundo de mi corazón. Aprendo tanto de usted. Su tenacidad, su perseverancia para lograr sus objetivos. Su misericordia que nos entrega a través de su vida entera, su prédica, sus viajes agotadores, sus escritos, su entrega completa a Krisna y a sus devotos. Aprendo de su valentía, de su sadhana. Usted es el ejemplo vivo de las enseñanzas de las encrituras.

Este tonto sirviente quiere entregarse a sus pies. Sé que no soy inteligente, sé que soy muy tonto, pero quiero entregar aunque sea este pequeño esfuerzo de distribuir a diario el mahamantra, y la glorificación a Srila Prabhupada en los libros que escribo y distribuyo. Libros en los que recomiendo el canto del maha mantra para elevarnos a una plataforma superior. He entregado a miles de personas el mahamantra, y quiero entregar ese pequeño grano de arena a usted en este día de su Vyasa Puja.

Perdóneme también por no estar presente en este día en la gran fiesta de Su Santa Aparición. Quiero prometerle que la próxima vez que nos veamos, yo seré un mejor devoto. No quiero que mi ofrenda de hoy, sean sólo palabras, quiero entregar como regalo mi vida, mi esfuerzo, mi sudor, mi sangre, prometo mejorar mi sadhana, y el canto de mis rondas, y la lectura de libros de Srila Prabhupada. Es más el tercer libro que estoy escribiendo es mucho más devocional (relato ahí también la historia de Druva Maharaja que encontró un diamante "Krisna", mientras buscaba vidrios rotos ), aunque lo llevo avanzado sólo un 25 por ciento (es un libro pequeño, o un librito de 64 páginas incluyendo ilustraciones), y será hasta mediados de año que ya lo haya culminado, ya que obligaciones actuales no me otorgan el tiempo suficiente para culminarlo.

Quiero hacer de mi vida unas dandavats eternas a sus pies de loto.

Me inspiro en su valentía para entregarme a diario en las calles distribuyendo el maha mantra hare krisna a miles de personas.

Le entrego mi vida a Krisna, por intermedio de usted, mi amado Gurudeva, acepte a este tonto como aspirante a sirviente.

Vrsabhanu Das

HpS - TlgaSP. Gracias su carta, pero siento mal no recibir noticias de los problemas en su situacion de ashrama de Vd. Esperamos mas comuncacion!!

Homage of Vyasapuja

5 years, 7 months ago by om.kesavaya in Special Category A

Nama om pisnupadaya krishna presthaya bhutale srimate hanumatpresaka swami iti namine

Nama om vishnu padaya krishna prestaya bhutale srimaate bhaktivedanta swami iti namine

Dear Maharaja:

All glories to you on your appearence  day!

I am feeling so fortunate to be  blessed for the great mercy of Hanumatpresaka  Sawami awarded upon this insignificant servant.

Accepting to SS Hanumatpresaka Swami as my siksa guru I had the chance to fulfill one of my greatest desires, which is studying  the books of Srila Prabhupada in the right way.  This has brought  a great happiness in my spiritual life. Knowledge of our philosophy is a very important requirement to help The mission of Srila Prabhupada and this is being possible through  the guide and instructions from Hanumatpresaka Swami. Then I am so much in debt  with you maharaja.  I pray to Lord Krishna to be able to pay this debt preaching this wonderful philosophy as much as I can to conditioned souls, but I think that I couldn’t pay completely. Therefore I pray to His Holiness Hanumatpresaka Swami to engage me in his service unconditionally.

  I remain surrender  to your lotus feet for ever.

  Your servant:      Om kesavavay das,  La Paz - Bolivia

                    HpS - Jaya!   AGTSP.  So, nice to hear from you. Thank you. We hope, hope, hope to get to Bolivia very soon!!!!

Happy new year Guru maharaj

5 years, 7 months ago by nataraj in Personal Sadhana Reports, Special Category A

Hare Krishna Dear Guru maharaj,

Please accept my dandavat pranams, All glories to Srila Prabhupad.

Wish you a happy and healthy new year maharaj.

You have asked me to collect the negative qualities of Garlic and I found below details

(a) Eating Garlic leaves a bad odour in our body. In Islam, they specify that a person should not eat garlic before going to Mosque.

(b) Garlic kills is an Antibiotic, It kills the good bacteria along with the bad one when eaten.

(c) If a patient is using blood thinners, Garlic might aggravate the situation as it is a natural blood thinner.

(d) Garlic also agitates senses and that is the reason Buddhist and Vaishnavs dont eat it.

your aspiring servant

Nataraj

            HpS - ASA - AGTSP. Wow.  SUch nice news. Hows your Kirtan. Do you like Krsna conscioussnes? What things?

Hare Krsna Guru Dev - Travel writ

5 years, 7 months ago by Gopal C Biswas in Special Category A

Hare Krsna Respected Guru Maharaj,
    Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    All glories to Guru parampara.

    Guru Dev, Below are complete travel details. I would divide it in three parts as :

    A. Vrandavana (3 Nov - 13 Nov 2013)
    B. Home Town with Parents (14 Nov - 25 Nov 2013)
    C. Remote Village in Chhattisgarh (26 Nov - 3 Dec 2013)

A. Vrandavana (3 Nov - 13 Nov 2013)
   
   Started from Pune on 3 Nov 2013 and reached in Vrandavan on 4 Nov 2013
   
   Day 1 (4 Nov 2013):
   1. 5:00 AM - Reached Mathura, stay at railway station till 7:25 AM
   2. 8:00 AM - Reached Krsna-Balaram Temple, Vrandavan      
   3. 9:00 AM - Till 9:00 AM, discussion with H G Ramakant Pr and other, about temple events and activity during Kartik & Prabhupad's festival.
   4. 9:30 AM - Bath + Washing cloths
   5. 10:00 AM - Darshan
   6. 11:15 AM - Govardhana Puja + Abhishak at temple
   7. 12:30 PM - Prasadam
   8. 1:00 PM - Read Prabhupada's book - "This is my request" - finished.
   9. 2:30 PM - Started from Vrandavana for Govardhana for Govardhana Parikarma
   10. 9:00 PM - Finished Govardhana Parikarma
   11. 9:45 PM - Returned from Govardhana
   12. 10:30 PM - Prasadam & went for sleep
   
   Day 2 (5 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi
   3. till 7:30 AM - 42 rounds japa

                HpS - ASA - You finished 42-rounds from 3AM!!! ! !???? [Hare Krsna! What is your secret?]


   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - SB Class
   6. 10:00 AM - Prasadam, Meeting with H G Rangabihari Pr
   7. 4:00 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr, H G Vaisanava Pr, H G Ramakant Pr on BG (Sloka one), NOI - Sloka one and other
   8. 5:30 PM - Darshan, Lamp offering
   9. 8:30 to 11:00 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr
   10. 11:30 PM - Prasadam & went for sleep

So nice that you have friends in Vrndavana!

   Day 3 (6 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi
   3. till 7:30 AM - 42 rounds japa

           Hmmm! If not going to Mangala arati and other programs in main temple room then that is 2.3 seconds per mantra!


   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja     
   5. 10:00 AM - Meeting with Pune devotees
   6. 12:00 PM - Went for Vrandavana Parikrama
   7. 8:30 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr on Modern Civilization & culture.
   8. 11:00 PM - Prasadam & went for sleep
   Note : This day, all were very busy due to Prabhu Pada's Festival so did not get time to interact more but i took more time to finish the Vrandavan
               Parikram. Visited all the places & interacted with Braja vasi.

   Day 4 (7 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi
   3. 8:00 AM to 1:45 PM - Attended Prabhupada Festival (all events, lectures).
   4. 2:30 PM - Prasadam
   5. 3:00 PM - Went outside for Shoping
   6. 4:30 PM - Prasadam Packing Service.
   7. 6:30 PM - Visited the Prem Mandir (Kripalu Maharaj's temple)
   8. 8:00 PM - Lamp offering & Darshan
   9. 9:30 PM - Prasadam
   10. 9:45 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr on Current status of society & Moral, ethics.
   11. 11:00 PM - went for sleep

   Day 5 (8 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi      
   3. till 7:30 AM - 32 rounds japa
   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - Lecture by H H BhaktiCharu Swami Maharaj
   6. 10:00 AM - Prasadam
   7. 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Attended the appearance day of H H Narmada Swami Maharaj at his samadhi at Goshala (Speakers : H H Gopal Krsna
                                                 Maharaj, H H Bhakti Vikash Maharaj, Senior Prabhupada's Disaples, Ahmadabad temple president, other seniors from
                                                 BBT).
   8. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Evening lecture (Part I) by H G Visnava Prabhu, about Krsna on Mahabharat Youdha.
   9. 8:00 PM - Visited the Prem Mandir (Kripalu Maharaj's temple)
   10. 9:30 PM - Prasadam
   11. 9:45 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr about Krsna's existence, relationship with gopies after dwarika departure.
   12. 11:00 PM - went for sleep

   Day 6 (9 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi      
   3. till 7:30 AM - 32 rounds japa
   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - Lecture on Association with devotees
   6. 11:15 AM - Discussion with H G Ramakant Pr about you (H H Hanumatpresaka Swami), Technology impact on society.
   7. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Evening lecture (Part II) by H G Visnava Prabhu, about Krsna on Mahabharat Youdha.
   8. 8:00 PM - Lamp offering & Darshan & Gopi Git
   9. 9:10 PM - Prasadam
   10. 9:35 PM - Discussion with H G Gopendra Pr about Sadana (How reach next level).
   11. 11:00 PM - went for sleep

   Day 7 (10 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi      
   3. till 7:30 AM - 32 rounds japa
   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - Gopastami Darshan, Gau Puja at Gosala, Lecture by H H Bhakticharu Swami Maharaj, Prasadam
   6. 11:30 AM - Attended Initiation Cerimony by H H Bhakti Vikash Swami Maharaj at temple
   7. 12:00 PM - Meeting with Pune Devotees, Purchasing beedbagas for devotees from outside of temple shop.
   8. 2:00 PM - Discussion with H G Ramakant Pr about Sadana (eye, hearing, mind etc, why sages are always keep close their eye and lots of things).
   9. 2:30 PM - Started Gopal-champu (owned by H G Gopendra Prabhu)
   10. 5:00 PM - Visited Radha Damodhar Temple, Radha Shyam Sunder Temple, Purchased Gopal-Champu
   11. 8:00 PM - Lamp offering & Darshan & Gopi Git
   12. 9:10 PM - Prasadam
   13. 9:35 PM - Q/A Session with H G Gopendra Pr.
   14. 10:30 PM - Prasadam & went for sleep

   Day 8 (11 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi      
   3. till 7:30 AM - 32 rounds japa
   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - Lecture by H H Bhakticharu Swami Maharaj, Prasadam
   6. 10:30 AM - Prepared Tulsi leafe for home as Mahaprasadam
   7. 12:00 PM - Meeting with Devotees
   8. 12:30 PM - Started for Radha Kunda, spent almost 5 hours, prayers, shoping etc.
   9. 7:30 PM - Returned from Radha Kunda
   10. 8:00 PM - Lamp offering & Darshan & Gopi Git
   11. 9:10 PM - Prasadam
   12. 9:35 PM - Q/A Session with H G Gopendra Pr.
   13. 10:30 PM - Prasadam & went for sleep

   Day 9 (12 Nov 2013):
   1. 3:00 AM - Wake up, bath, Japa
   2. 4:00 AM - Mangal Arti, Japa at Prabhupada's samadhi      
   3. till 7:30 AM - 32 rounds japa
   4. 7:30 AM - Guru Puja
   5. 8:00 AM - Started for Nidhi Van, Seva Kunj, Sri Sri Radha Damodhar Mandir
   6. 12:30 AM - Shoping for home - Prasadam, Narsingh Dev Photo, beedbag etc.
   7. 2:30 PM - Q/A Session with H G Gopendra Pr & H G Ramakant Pr about 'nature' behaviour/characteristics
   8. 3:00 PM - Prasadam
   9. 3:30 PM - Started for Mathura Rly Station
   10. 5:30 PM - On board train for Raipur
   
B. Home Town with Parents (14 Nov - 25 Nov 2013)

   Reached home town at 4:30 PM on 14 Nov 2013. Normally, i get chance to go home town once in a year and as elder son of family, lots of tasks
   waits for me for parents and younger brother. So i do all those and check for other responsibility.

   My mother is a devotee and she is very strict to her sadhana. She always wake-up at 4:00 AM. She has a strick schedule for her sadhana - worship,
   flowers offering, japa and other home responsibilities. I never seen her to break any rule for her comfort, she never.

C. Remote Village in Chhattisgarh (26 Nov - 3 Dec 2013)

   I visited almost 12-13 villages in chhattisgarh in the search for simplicity, true life (which i don't found in the city life).

   Why i choosed those village?
   Krsna's arrangement. I visited one village first and found a 10" diety of Lord Krsna with two cows (surrounded) in the village.
   Krsan was blue in color and it was evening time, when i saw Krsan there, got fully attaracted.

   when returned home from that village, thinking to go back again to see Krsna again. On the same night, went on the roof of our home and
   somewhere some villagers very far from our home, were singing about Krsan. To here those village songs, i was very happy and excited.

   So i inquired with my mother about those people, she said, there are many villages in that side, where people loves Krsan very much, every village
   has a Krsna deity and they perform Krsna story in the evening time, every day. So i decided to visit all those to see how they love Krsan or how they
   express love for Krsna.

   Villagers say them self - "Yadava". But scripturs says, there is no "Yadava" after Krsan's departur. But anyway, i found the villagers very simple
   heart, simple living and actually leaving a true life. They wake-up very early in the moring, do there farming duty every day and in the evening time
   they play or sing Krsan's lila or Ramayan every day and sleep early.

   I came back in Pune but my heart is there, near the blue 10" diety of Lord Krsan surrounded with two cows, playing floots in the village.

   One more thing is in my mind, There were many cows in those villages. One day when i was returning from a village in the evening time, i saw huge
   no of cows returning from field. Cows were looking lovely, beautiful and a boy was taking care of those cows. Actually the boy was bringing back
   those cows in the evening time. To see those, i was remembering Krsan. Krsan used to bring back cows from field in the evening time. Every thing
   was looking so truth and simple. I was totally wordless.

your fallen servant,
Girivaradhari-Gopal Das

             ! ! ! ! !   Such mercy to hear about life in India ! ! !   Do you have any plans for like the next twenty years? Stay B'cari? Take to Sannyasa life?