TO - Radha-krsna, Hari-lila, Srivasa Pt, Bali-mardana Das et al.
Hare Krsna, AGTSP
Esteemed North American Sastric Education Development Leaders, Paoho,
Here we are in Room 103 of the Gada building in Sri Dhama Mayapura. It is 1.51PM. We are walking around a headache. It is cool and overcast. For 71-years old our health is good, which is to say death is staring us in the face but we are diminishing in a balanced fashion.
We have 15-rounds done and are chanting HK/HR right now!!!
How are you?
We had a lot of Bali-mardana and Anantarupa Das' association in the MOE education symposium. It finished yesterday, was very, very, hard work, three days, for 24-hours a day but good results. Now we will have four days break and the SGGS meetings start. Of course, break means Spanish classes, Latin American GBC Meetings, disciple counseling, but also time to wander around the campus and chant.
In the middle of all of these things, that we guess are also facing you, we come back to the basic principle of Sastric education for us which is that chanting Maha-mantra at the feet of Srila Prabhupada within the core of our heart is the best service, and then to reach that level, and as a result of that austerity, to preach, read his books.
Preach - Read His Books
How? To read His Books???
He instructs - Daily Srimad Bhagavatam class.
Do we all have that habit?
Have we learned that habit?
Only if we have learned it can we teach it and that is the essence of BhS, BhVai et al?
Correct? ? ? ?
While traveling we usually attend the local class
as teacher or student. Today Vaisesika Das gave
class and there were maybe 1000 devotees in the Temple room.
It was nice hearing him. It was 9th Canto, history of Parasurama. We want more depth in the classes. We want more realization of the context of the verses within the SB's structure. We want more realization of the practical application of the verses.
Hmmm. Many challenges arise in our minds, but the basic principle of devotional service, everyday going to class, seems to be the most important, the fastest way to a solution.
TEACH HABITS BEFORE CONTENT?
So, waiting for you thoughts.
We will be back in Houston from the 27th March to the 3rd of April, and then Boise from the 8th - 15th of April.
HpS - ASA.