Sunday Festival & YouTubePlay List

asa[e] sankirtan, world classical literature; youtube play list.


Hare Krishna Maharaja, please accept my humble and respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 


Maharaja, you answered so much of my question about becoming too institutionalized this morning in class. I’m just trying to understand how to use my karma in service still. It’s a difficult bajan! 


I haven’t been attending Sunday love feast program for a month now. I’ve been leaving before the program starts but still doing all my services and cooking sometimes. I just want to do other things for Krishna and the program has been really difficult for me on so many levels. It feels like it’s out of humility (knowing where I am at) but then it could be escaping the battle or coping out. I think I like being more behind the scenes but once again I don’t know if that is just my comfort zone I need to break out of. How do we know the difference?


hps - one way is to be associating with Srila Prabhupada through his books... and process... and initiated disciples who are worshipping the Deity.

NoI 5.

"sādhu-vāda-nikaṣaṇāya — to the Lord, who is like a stone for examining all the good qualities of a sādhu;" , https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/5/19/3/


I’m so much more interested in the morning program and it’s going well. Krishna has sent a really nice new devotee (ex Christian/going deeper into Christs teachings with the help of Lord Nityananda:) that texts me great questions every single day and he is coming to Mangala aarti regularly. I feel like he is helping me out more than I am helping him! Bhakta Conar. And we are having so many good discussions during SB class with Madhava Prabhu in the mornings. Pushes me forward into the hectic days with strength.


Maharaja, I would really like to see you and serve you somehow this year. Are you able to visit Boise if we can arrange some nice programs for you? And could I travel with you again? I’m really good at doing the 24 hour check in now for SWA:)


HpS - Sri Hari Das is coming April 3rd, wednesday. we hope more calendar clarity after that. your current class, blog etc participation is very useful.


I hope the weather in Murfreesboro warms up soon and the sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy.


ASA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sbTHMP0Ig


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMF5numTEkU

Sunday morning, very bright, I read Your book by colored light

That came in through the pretty window picture.

I visited some houses where they said that You were living

And they talked a lot about You

And they spoke about Your giving.

They passed a basket with some envelopes;

I just had time to write a note

And all it said was "I believe in You."

Passing conversations where they mentioned Your existence

And the fact that You had been replaced by Your assistants.

The discussion was theology,

And when they smiled and turned to me

All that I could say was "I believe in You."

I visited Your house again on Christmas or Thanksgiving

And a balded man said You were dead,

But the house would go on living.

He recited poetry and as he saw me stand to leave

He shook his head and said I'd never find You.

My mother used to dress me up,

And while my dad was sleeping

We would walk down to Your house without speaking.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNPEX7bY-k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sP0_7ware8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUHImtxGuuI read the description. 1/2million people. boxer's song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk

Her number is 432 (= 4 x 108).

Susan Boyle ( susanbolo)

She comes across in the beginning as an absolute looser, but when they push the button, the world was never the same.

128Million hits. The YouTube crashed.

2.31 - Amanda knows that this is the musical point. This is the hard, HARD, impossible note to hit and ... she pegs it!


She picks such high class songs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables_(musical)

I dreamed a dream in time gone by

When hope was high and life worth living

I dreamed that love would never die

I prayed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

And dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night

With their voices soft as thunder

As they tear your hopes apart

And they turn your dreams to shame

And still I dream he'd come to me

That we would live the years together

But there are dreams that cannot be

And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be

So different from this hell I'm living

So different now from what it seemed

Now life has killed the dream, I dreamed


We can imagine Srimati Radharani singing something like this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEm67QbgEGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uGlL0xafP8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow

o dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest to follow that star

No matter how hopeless, no matter how far

To fight for the right without question or pause

To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

When I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars

Still strove with his last ounce of courage

To fight the unbeatable foe

To reach the unreachable star


After 2.18 I don't know if it is worthwhile.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFAfbkOeOPs&t=442s

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement

Has the moon lost her memory?

She is smiling alone

In the lamplight, the withered leaves collect at my feet

And the wind begins to moan

Memory, all alone in the moonlight

I can dream of the old days

Life was beautiful then

I remember the time I knew what happiness was

Let the memory live again

Every street lamp seems to beat

A fatalistic warning

Someone mutters and the street lamp sputters

And soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise

I must think of a new life

And I mustn't give in

When the dawn comes, tonight will be a memory too

And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days

The stale, cold smell of morning

A street lamp dies, another night is over

Another day is dawning

Touch me, it's so easy to leave me

All alone with the memory

Of my days in the sun

If you touch me, you'll understand what happiness is

Look, a new day has begun


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJRg35dTIGE

Suzanne [GURU] takes you down to her place near the river [Yamuna]

You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night beside her

And you know that she's half-crazy but that's why you wanna to be there

And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China [Braja]

And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her

Then she gets you on her wavelength

And she lets the river answer that you've always been her lover

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind

And then you know that she will trust you

For you've touched her perfect body [Siddha Deha] with your mind


And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water

And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower [Cross]

And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him [Materially Exhausted]

He said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them

But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open

Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom [Jnana] like a stone

And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind

And then you think maybe you'll trust him

For he's touched your perfect body with his mind


Now, Suzanne takes your hand and she leads you to the river

She's wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters

And the sun pours down like honey on our Lady of the harbor [Statue of Liberty]

And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers

There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning

They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever

While Suzanne holds the mirror

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind

And then you know that you can trust her

For she's touched your perfect body with her mind


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

The lyrics are like self confessed religion in the mode of passion, but the chorus is just the name of God, hallet jah = praise jehovah. Artist is alone with God and the Holy Name.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE

Brahmacarini? 😎


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PjkKLhKcAk

Funny.


All this stuff is like a partially reflection of what is clearly in the Krsna book. Volume Two of Two. Big edition.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toYfeN0ACDw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YnfCH7LNcM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyJRsp5t9mA

this is maybe the top?? We did a power-point to it with BBT art of Mother Yasoda and grown men where wiping away the tears.

Comments say that it can be a young girls lament in separation or a prayer to God.


etc. etc.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dXoh12er88

Both Sides Now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70-1b9SCj0
Radha??? Had to close our eyes to some of the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9fWjzYiRUE

So much Phil Ochs is nice. Also L. Cohen, but Ochs seems more sincere??? Why do we look for these artists, because we think some of them, their communities, can appreciate the KRSNA book, Volume Two of Two. Srila Prabhupada's Maha-mantra Kirtan.

Then it all merges into transcendence.

A Sannyasi should travel and report to the GBC where there are good places to open ISKCON Centers.


Gauranga!




Your aspiring servant, 

Nitisara das 

Condor Passes

2 weeks, 1 day ago by hps in Special Category B

asa[e] - sankirtan; world classical literature; the condor passes


Beautiful Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_gSydN_BYM

BG Chapter 10??


Simon and Garfunkel Adaptation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_k6SCfzyL0


Andre Rieu Adaptation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmJGrlInh84


Academic history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_C%C3%B3ndor_Pasa_(song)



'Acara O Acarya' - Review

1 month ago by chas d lind in Special Category B

April 28, 2024

 

Dear Maharaja Hanumat Presaka Swami,

Pamho, AGtSP!

 

As requested, the short review of “Acara O Acarya,” a book by Sri Cakravarti, translated by Bhumipati Dasa, completed earlier this year in time for Maharaja Bhaktisiddhanta Swami’s 150th anniversary, a perfect time to reflect.

 

This subtle, enlivening book contains 30 questions on the Science and Art of Bhakti Yoga, applied with bonafide Vaishnavas, three actual Goswamis, and a couple of advisors, who separately correspond and comment on all of the queries. It is quite a voracious dialogue humbly submitted with Sastric references.

 

The questions are designed to eradicate misconceptions among devotees and posers. They reveal minute faults hidden in flowery words and popular misbeliefs and reinforce proper practices. All in all, the book shares the accomplishments of empathy versus strict sadhana practices, creating some forethought for advanced devotees and piquing the minds of neophyte devotees for aspiration.

 

The mood of gracious critique is not always quickly comprehended, so it is a volume that more mature devotees will appreciate and sincere, competent theists may also absorb.

Knowledge is power, and understanding it is perfection.

Thank you for your valuable time.


ASA - Great, but where is it available? How did you get it???

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TPP - Following the Foot-prints

1 month ago by candra108_mukhi in Special Category B

Hare Krsna beloved Gurudeva AGTSP PAMHO ☺️


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Tava pache pache


ASA - Wonderful! This should go into the Guinness Book of Records!

Wonderful!! You life is 97% perfect, no?


fortnightly report 24-april-17

1 month, 1 week ago by harsh_horse in Special Category B

previous letter:https://monkeywarrior.com/detail/14836/

Hare Krsna Gurudeva,

AGTSP, PAMHO,

Rounds have improved, back to chanting 16 rounds per day, keeping tracl of backlog, 4 rules super strict.

digital mangal artik on mayapur.tv


trying to practice/live https://vedabase.io/en/library/bg/8/7/.


how can dual life , one in externa world and one in internal world... i think thats what we have to practice?


the youtube link on Sikshaastakm is not by Vrindavan Japa Preacher, but famous Late MS Subhalaxmi Carnatic singer

Obeisances,

trying to be Das of Hayagriva Avatar


hps - so nice, agtSP, to get your association. your mercy has always been big, big, thing for us. we have big debt to you, that we try to repay.

arjuna, bg, is this question.

he has dual, triune, quartenary, lives to lead:

  • serve wife
  • big brother
  • family/dynasty
  • laws of renunciation, don't kill for kingdom.

how does he do it? fight, not fight...? how? 🙂


she is famous lady. she performed in berkeley temple 

Should Socrates Take the Poison or Run Away?

1 month, 1 week ago by hps in Special Category B

ASA[e] Guru-tattva; Death of Guru


"Dear Maharaj,

PAMHO AGTSP!

In exchange for my Tapasya, I ask Krsna today for more years in your life Guru Maharaj. If Krsna has brought Pralaya in my life, and I must save and bring everything good from this land of India, and cross the oceans and settle a new land, a new age, He has to give me the sages to help. Without you, I’m clueless 🙏🏻. I would like to bring you with me as well back from India this year 🙏🏻. This is what I ask Krsna in return for everything He has taken, Guru Maharaj. 

YAS,

TN D


HpS/ASA --- AgtSP. Paoho. You should read the "Phaedo". Socrates discusses the same points.

https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1658/pg1658-images.html


Also, in the Chapter, 'Puranjana Becomes A Woman' there is great discussion of death of guru when Vidarbi's (?) husband leaves his body.


Brother Ass was 40% deaf in August 2023. I think he is at least 50% deaf now in May 2024. So, planning for his complete failure by December 2024 is not impractical. Weather man says 85% chance of rain starting at 1PM so we carry an umbrella.

Maybe we will be in this body until we are 200-years old.

Maybe by the wishes of pious good ladies we will recover our hearing.

I don't know.


Yet, in general, there will always be someone 35 when the elder dies at 75 but he will leave books, etc, and then if the relationship is spiritual then it can go to the immortal level.


When there is Vapu we take advantage of it.

When there is not we focus on Vani.

Many more aspects to this but have to deal with NIOS letter for all of our benefit now.

Will look at the Blog posts later.

Thank you! More Blog-blog-dialog to come!