Educación

Haré krishna!!

por estos días estamos organizando los cursos que deberían tomar los líderes de bhakti Vriksa durante este año.

si todo resulta bien el currículum para este año sería:

bhakti-Sastri VTE

comunicaciones VTE

facilitacion I y II. VTE

liderazgo y administración VTE

curso de discípulos  VTE. 

Quedaria pendiente para el 2015  los siguientes cursos. 

Cauching, resolución de conflictos, mediación y asuntos matrimoniales y familiares. 

A mitad de febrero estaremos trabajando en establecer Visión y Misión para el proyecto de educación en Chile. 

Desde marzo incluir más personas para completar el equipo de trabajo 

segundo semestre de este año quizás partir con una escuelita de fin de semana. 

S.s. 

Madhumangala das.

                     HpS - Jaya!  TlgaSP.   pfanrh.  Descupla la demurra responder. Puede ver la problema, no? Fuerte, presion de viaje a India! Ya, despues de una semana en USA estamos de salud, energia normal. Sus cursos aparecen super.

Esperamos hablar con Rama-giri-dhari Das 12-19 Marzo acerca de Ministry of Education (MOE) y Sud America. Hay mucho interes de Lima tambien. Tambien Jayapataka Swami por Ekanatha Gaura Das tiene mucho interes en organizar cosas en terminos de MOE.

Mucho oportunidad!!

Esperamos mas noticias durante proxima dias.  Reunion 12-19th en Houston.

Study Guide Presentations

5 years, 10 months ago by balabhadra dasa in Special Category A

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please kindly accept my most humble obeisances; All glories to his divine grace, Srila Prabhupada; All glories to your tireless efforts in the service of Sri Sri Guru & Gauranga.

We gathered this evening for kirtan and prasadam in my home, as we do every Saturday afternoon/evening: Sri Hari, Sriman Chandra prabhu and myself.  After the kirtan we had some lively Krishna katha discussing some highlights from the Sriman Bhagavatam, and then I had inquired about next weekend, seeing as how it is Gaura Purnima Sunday.  Then his grace, Sri Hari prabhu gives me this outrageous request to present some sort of study guide on the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya, perhaps from the Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat in honor of the occasion.  

I have only 2 books of the Chaitanya Bhagavat, but what really bothers me is that I was NEVER any good in writing any sort of term paper.  In fact, it was always a painstaking, devastating task for me to compile such things, throughout all of my high school years and on into my one year of college.  I felt trapped and helpless at Sri Hari's suggestion because of his sincerity, and I didn't know how to offer some sort of refusal, so I accepted the service, but not without great anxiety due to my weakness.  

If I am going to really do this service in a nice way it will only be because of your blessings.  So, is it alright if I do this service, given my ignorance and weakness?  If you give your blessings, then I can attempt this task with the hope that all the devotees will be pleased.  I anxiously await your reply: Hare Krishna.

Your lowly servant,

Balabhadra dasa

                    ASA-Monkey --- AGTSP. Esteemed "lowly servant", thank you for your letter, it is so nice. Are you starting a Reading Group?  If it is just three people them you don't need much of Study Guides. What might work better is for everyone to read, take notes and then compare notes when you get together. Then one Secretary and  collect and type the Notes.

Of course, it can be even easier. Don't even read a fixed assignment in advance, just read when you get together and keep Notes.

O.K???  Whoop!  Whoop!

Marco from Monterrey - Touching Fire.

5 years, 10 months ago by marco in Personal Sadhana Reports, Special Category A, Hot Topics

Hare Krishna Maharaj, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Lord Caytania and Lord Nytiananda!

All glories to you Maharaj Hanumatpresaka Swami!

Please accept my humble obeisances. I have been trying to write but I am not sure if I did it right. My name is Marco from Monterrey and I have very little in the Hare Krishna Movement (10 months). I am living in the Monterrey Temple and try to chant 16 rounds every day and to follow the 4 principles but Maya is always seducing me with lustful desires, anger and lack of enthusiasm to perform devotional service.

I had the fortune of doing Sankirtan marathon last december in Mexico City. I survived. After that, January was the best month. I was enthusiastic, getting up early, doing extra service, not complaining...I felt great but this eagerness has been diminising little by little. In the last couple weeks I've failed to get up early, finish rounds, etc.

I have to admit my attention is more focused in a mataji I met and I've been making all sorts of plans to be near her. (Move to DF, etc). Maha Sankarsan invited me to work with him at the farm and I asked him if I can do Sankirtan also. We are still adjusting details. 

Please tell me what you think. 

Please excuse my offenses.

Your humble aspirant,

Marco 

HpS - AGTSP paoho. I think it's nice to hear from you. In general, your devitional career is normal, but of course also very individual. We cannot give detailed advice from such a separation in distance etc, but in general we can suggest what Canakhya Pandit says:

Victory comes from good advice, and good advice comes from many counselors.

1. So, keep a collection of good advisors who know you, the local situation, your associates.

2. Chant Hare Krsna to get Krsna's advice.

3. Read, read, read Prabhupada's books for general and even detailed advice!

1, 2, 3 you will be successful.

In general, you will not be able to understand what marriage is until you are at the level of second initiation. That takes three years normally. Before that if you experiment before that you will generally all survive alive with no fatal burns if you are all strict with the four principles.

If you break the four principles you can create a situation that can ruin your entire life.

Keep your romance within the associacion of a broader family.

RASA YATRA Documentary, free online viewing

5 years, 11 months ago by jaynityananda in Special Category A, Hot Topics

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/50139/RASA-YATRA

Please accept my humble obeisances Gurumaharaja. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his followers. All glories to your divine grace.
 

Raghava Pandita dasa

           ASA - AGTSP paoho.  Thank you for the link!  We are in the packing mode for India so we could just look at the first part and then when we tried to jump ahead it wouldn't run. Hare Krsna. It is Radha-Ramana's festival, no?

Bhakta nicasio VP offering in english

5 years, 11 months ago by bhaktanicasio in Special Category A

Om ajñana timirandhasya jñanañjana salakaya

Caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah

Nama om visnu padaya, krisna prestaya bhutale srimate hanumatpresaka swami iti namine

nama om visnu padaya krisna prestaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swami iti namine

namaste sarasvati deve gaura vani pracarine nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine

Dear and esteemed gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
In this most auspicious day of your divine and transcendental appearence in this world I feel tremendous joy and fortune of trying to glorify you and the parampara.

You always teached me, your fool children, that I must glorify yourself in the perspective of the whole guru parampara. And the importance to do so is exactly what I’m realizing because of your causeless mercy.

A month ago I finished the disciple’s course which is now a pre requisite to take harinam diksa within our institution. It was amazing, a great opportunity for a very funny sadhu sanga and at the same time very enlightening about the guru tattva, the position of Srila Prabhupada as the Founder Acarya of ISKCON and the importance of being very aware about the parampara.

When I think in that perspective one image comes to my heart. I see Radha And Krishna cooking a big feast, continuously, always expanding, with no end. Then this maha prasadam is passing by the whole parampara. Each person takes some and distributes the rest in a very personal fashion. Then when it comes to Srila Prabhupada I see him taking a huge amount of mahaprasad from his gurumaharaj and he serves us a wonderful feast, in the form of his books, lectures, conversation, letters, etc. Then because he is so merciful I am able to see and even taste that feast, but because I am very inexperienced I don’t know what to take or in which order taste it to take real advantage of that feast. So in that moment gurumaharaj, I see you completely relaxed and smiling in a so beautiful way, you approach chanting and dancing and you take a little piece of the feast and you say “Take this please this is suitable for you know, if you want more please ask me”. You make accessible and understandable for me the teachings of our Founder Acarya, and I know that they are his teachings, what he received from his gurumaharaj, but you make me I can understand them and deposit them in my heart as the guiding light of my life.

Dear gurumaharaj, I’m not able to glorify you because I don’t understand your transcendental qualities, but I do feel very fortunate of having your divine association and guidance.

I was a zero, wondering in the material universe, but you came to my life, and kindly put a one before me to give it some valuable purpose, “please serve guru and Krishna with your life and soul, they will do the rest, don’t worry”.

So now I have something to live for.

At your lotus feet always.

Your insignificant servant.

Bhakta Nicasio.

HpS - AGTSP. paoho. I hope everyone knows that you have take Hari-nama Diksa and you have been born again as Nikunja bihari Das. Thank you for you enlightening words! We hope our menu to Srila Prabhupada's feast is of some use. P'pada says that even in 100 years we cannot read all of this books thoroughtly.

We are making progress on the Goloka Education Primary school. News soon.

hope in the edge

5 years, 12 months ago by AKD in Special Category A

nama om visnu-padaya krishna-presthaya bhu-tale

srimate hannumat presaka swamin iti namine

nama om visnu-padaya krishna-presthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine

namaste saraswati debe gaura-vani-pracarine

nirvisesa-sunyavadi pascatya-desha-tarine

Dear Guru Maharaja

Life is an ongoing struggle, as indicated by Srimat Bhagavatam:

nimittāni ca tasyeha
 proktāny anagha-sūribhiḥ
svato jñānaṁ kutaḥ puṁsāṁ
 bhaktir vairāgyam eva vā

Spotless devotees of the Lord have mentioned the source of such knowledge. How could one have knowledge of devotional service and detachment without the help of such devotees?

Purport: 

There are many inexperienced persons who advocate self-realization without the help of a spiritual master. They decry the necessity of the spiritual master and try themselves to take his place by propagating the theory that a spiritual master is not necessary. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, however, does not approve this viewpoint. Even the great transcendental scholar Vyāsadeva had need of a spiritual master, and under the instruction of his spiritual master, Nārada, he prepared this sublime literature, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Even Lord Caitanya, although He is Kṛṣṇa Himself, accepted a spiritual master; even Lord Kṛṣṇa accepted a spiritual master, Sāndīpani Muni, in order to be enlightened; and all the ācāryas and saints of the world had spiritual masters. In Bhagavad-gītā Arjuna accepted Lord Kṛṣṇa as his spiritual master, although there was no necessity of such a formal declaration. So, in all cases, there is no question about the necessity of accepting a spiritual master. The only stipulation is that the spiritual master should be bona fide; i.e., the spiritual master must be in the proper chain of disciplic succession, called the paramparā system.

Sūris are great scholars, but they may not always be anagha, or spotless. The anagha-sūri is one who is a pure devotee of the Lord. Those who are not pure devotees of the Lord, or who want to be on an equal level with Him, are not anagha-sūri. Pure devotees have prepared many books of knowledge on the basis of authorized scriptures. Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and his assistants, under the instructions of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, have all written various literatures for the guidance of prospective devotees, and anyone who is very serious about raising himself to the standard of a pure devotee of the Lord must take advantage of those literatures.

Only with your help can be understood what happened 

just by the help of the devotees one can chant the HOLY NAME

hitherto I cant undestad any thing, just chant by the Prabhupada's grace. I found many difficulties a inside of me, but thanks of your prayers I find some devotees and ever more people to can helpme to keep the chanting. some times I feel loneliness, fear and affliction.

but when I remember you I have a hope.

you  always very diligent, on the Prabhupada's mission

your example give the ligth on the edge, when people believe that money is the most valuable thing. Thanks a lot your constant effort is a treasure to me. I'm not a good servant, by I'm trying to learn, and undestand what is the value of my life?

for live in Krishna's consciousness. and and be useful to your mission.

your crew member AniruddhaKrsna Das

             HpS - AGTSP paoho. I think many people including me love you very much. Why? Because you give so much love to everyone, to the whole world. Krsna is watching you. He has a very special plan for you. [Maybe a bit mischievious, but just for you].

Thank you. We see you very soon.