Editor for Solaris?

Querido Gurumaharaja

Por favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias. 

Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada! 

Primeramente agradecerle por su infinita paciencia y disculpe por favor los errores tecnológicos y de nuestra parte.

Tengo un mensaje de un vaisnava que conocemos, el estuvo en la trasmisión de la clase de ISKCON México, discipulo de SS. Guruprasad Swami. 

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Estimado Maharaja Hanumatpresaka Swami .

Acepte mis reverencias por favor. 

Sé que desea publicar algunos libros de su autoría. Yo soy editor profesional, y elaboro libros conforme a estándares ortotipográficos internacionales; me ofrezco con mucho gusto a colaborar si es posible para elaborarlos.

Sé elaborar libros multilingües (hebreo, griego, lenguas modernas) y con transliteraciones, con referencias cruzadas, párrafos numerados si es necesario (como en ediciones críticas de los Diálogos de Platón), notas marginales y a pie de página, bibliografías en formatos académico como APA y conozco los tamaños y formatos adecuados para imprimir. 

Ahora estoy por terminar un libro de un teólogo católico. Hace poco imprimí también mi primer libro. Participé en la edición del Bhagavatam que imprimió prabhu Aravinda. Pero me gustaría poder servir en la obra de Maharaja, estoy dispuesto y disponible. 

Quedo a sus órdenes

Su servidor Gopaswami das 

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Dear Maharaja Hanumatpresaka Swami.

Please accept my obeisances.

I know you want to publish some of your books. I am a professional editor, and I produce books according to international orthographic standards; I gladly offer to collaborate if possible to elaborate them.

I can produce multilingual books (Hebrew, Greek, modern languages) and with transliterations, with cross references, numbered paragraphs if necessary (as in critical editions of Plato's Dialogues), marginal and footnotes, bibliographies in academic formats such as APA and I know the right sizes and formats for printing.

Now I am about to finish a book by a Catholic theologian. I recently also printed my first book. I participated in the edition of the Bhagavatam that prabhu Aravinda printed. But I wish I could serve in Maharaja's work, I am willing and available.

I remain at your service

Your server Gopaswami das

ASA - HpS --- Thank you!!! We are developing this Journal, 'Solaris', for our educational corporation, NIOS, from Peru, with Prof. Miguel Polo and Abhirama-thakura Das. We will tell them to look at this letter and then they can get in touch with you through The Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi! Thank you! You know the analogy, all of our abilities are a long string of zeros until we put a one in front of them by using them for Krsna.

Perpetual Pandemia

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

AgtSP!!! Paoho..... 🙏 Talking with Radha-krsna Das, Sriman Gopinatha Das . . . we have the same perspective. In more detail, personally we think that this Karuna-virus is God's end to the Industrial Revolution.

"O.K. the Vedas have been dispersed all over the world again, and you people are about to destroy your selves and the planet we live in, so I (God) am pulling the plug on celestial powers, flying around in the sky and whizzing across the Earth like demigods."

When we (NIOS) organized the "Symposium on the Contribution of Ancient India Toward Making a Better World" with Justices of the Supreme Courts of India, Governors of West Bengal et al, et al, under the Direction of our NIOS's Principal Advisor, Dr. Prof. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay, the result kept coming back in again and again, the same way. God has designed the world to work where almost everyone lives in a Vedic village.

Of course, you have contact with your local town and then with your Big City, and the whole world is actually running under one government, but your life, medicine, education, culture, art, clothes, architecture, music, drama, government is all local.

We see this in South America, Chile, Peru and when we were in Russia with Visistha Das, Jitakrodha Das and the devotees. We finished a surrealistic preaching tour of the Golden Ring cities around Moscow and then we stayed in a village outside of Nizni-nagar or some such city in a log house owned by devotees.

It was a normal Russian village but for us it was like going back in time.

There were maybe 25-houses in the village. One was the old house of the Rich-man, another was a new but simple house of the Poor-man. There was a 300-year old church falling down and being pushed back up. Grave stones.

There are two winters in Russia. The White Winter and the Green Winter. We were there at the beginning of the Green Winter, May, and Nature knew that she had like four months or so to do everything, sprout, blossom, impregnate and fructify. It was like Nature, the dense forest, just exploded out at us.

Then we would go for a walk on the narrow little dirt road from North to South,coming out of the forest at both ends of the village, and Grannys, Babushkas, with their scarves tied over their heads, sitting outside of the house, shucking peas, surrounded by a few goats, toddler and chickens, would wave to use and smile and say, "Dosh vidonya", and we would smile and wave back and say "Hare Krsna" and I suspect all the news about us had reached the other end of the village before we had even walked there.

THE THREE FASTEST FORMS OF COMMUNICATION:

  1. Telephone.
  2. Telegraph
  3. Tell a Woman

We would look at the Tombstones, the Rich and Poor man's houses, and the green fields cleared from the forest and say, "Dostoyesvski was not a great writer! Even an idiot with half a brain could write great storys in this atmosphere." We could just see the Archetypes: The Poor-man's son falls in love with the Rich-man's daughter... There was life everywhere, physical, biological, cultural.

Ahhhh! Take a deep breath and live!

The young Ayurvedic doctor in the village goes to his grand-father and say, "Poppa, I cannot cure Mr. So-in-so. He has these symptoms," and Poppa says, "Oh, yes that family has had that agitation of 'pitta' for as long as we know. You know that herb -blah, blah, blah- that grows down by the old mill stream? That will works for them".

Local pharmacology, generations living together. Bicycle distance through the forest to the next village if you don't have Ayurvedic doctor in your village and then...

... A narrow, paved road, going East from the village that makes 12-minute walk to the road where buses are passing every twenty minutes to take you to the city to have tea with your nephew and Aunt and maybe Uncle, and buy needle and thread etc.

Krsna has designed the world for us to live in the village. Go to the city for big politics. See the Count (of the County) in his Seat and come home.

Not primitive. Access to the sophisticated electronic technology if you need it, but who needs it!?! Local puppet shows will knock your socks off. Two or three dozen television sets for the whole world? Develop 'mystic' powers? Simple living and high thinking.

The only thing that can stop a pandemic is isolation, no? Bubonic plague, Spanish flu, controlled by isolation. Need Achintay-bheda-abheda-tattva. Each family, village, independent but integrated.

"Hey, County, we got some plague infection. We're keeping it in our village. Let people know. Send some help!"

"O.K. Little Village. Help is on the way. Same thing happening in the Other Little Village. We got it controlled".

This is a summary of what we think will happen.

We've tried the modern science look, understand everything as a centralized machine, and it won't work for everything. God's sending viruses to bring us back to reality. So, so, so much about how to live a natural life in Srila Prabhupada's books.

Sankirtan.

Everyone build your community based upon Sankirtan. Start to develop orchards, they don't require such intense surrender as cows right away, and they give good results right away for kids to adults.

Adjust this life in this Reform School so it can do its job. Reform your sub-conscious.

Not everyone will join. It is voluntary. Some countries will be Govinda's and some will Maya's.

Yes, there will be air travel, but you will have to put on a HazMat suit before boarding and be sprayed with disinfectant after your arrive, but why go anyway? Your grand-kids can travel on flying carpets and can communicate by radio waves through the piezoeletric crystals that are growing in their pineal glands.

Gismo-9. Making MOvies

1 month, 1 week ago by Gopi Radha Devi Dasi in Special Category B

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Dear gurudeva, accept my obeisances.

Gurudeva, we will start making invitations to the academic public for the virtual class that you will have with Krishna West and the Mantra Project; So, they asked me if you could make a short two or three minute video on the topic: Education and the Sacred. They will edit it.

You can introduce yourself and talk a bit about the focus of the topic. We will share your video between contacts in the academic field.

You can send the video to my whatsaap: +52 55 34 44 73 44

Sorry for the inconvenience gurudeva. Your servant Gopi Radha DD.

HpS - It is beyond our ability personally or as a team right now, but we are noting the idea and see if Ambarisa Das and Vrsabanu nn DD can join.

Gismo-9: SOLARIS No 5 to 85%

1 month, 3 weeks ago by abhiramdas in Special Category B

Hare Krishna respected Gurudeva, please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

All the Glories to You!!


At the moment we are at 85% of the SOLARIS edition number 5, for the mercy of Sadai Nimay-Nitay we hope to meet the goal of having it ready in June. Here is a summary of what is advanced.


SOLARIS No. 5


ARTICLES IN SPANISH DELIVERED

1.                 THE UNDERSTANDING OF TEACHING IN THE KAMAKURA ERA OF TWO OPPOSITE BUDDHISMS BETWEEN YES / Rebeca Maldonado (Mexico) [ASA -"Yes"???]

2.                 FROM INTERCULTURALITY TO INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE. THE BUDDHA CARRYING THE CROSS / Miguel Ángel Polo Santillán (Peru)

3.                 IMAGE OF EASTERN SOCIETIES AND INDIA IN THE PERCEPTION OF LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS / Murad Ahamad Khan (India)

4.                 EDUCATION, NATURE AND THE PARADIGM OF THE SACRED / Héctor Béjar (Peru)

5.                 EDUCATION AND NARRATIVE / Luis Amaro (México)


ARTICLES IN SPANISH TO BE DELIVERED (deadline May 31)

1.                 SUSTAINABILITY AND RETURN TO DIVINE WISDOM THROUGH CHILD'S EDUCATION / Rosario Godenzi (Peru)

2.                 Itzel Barrera (Mexico)


INTERVIEWS

1.                 (in Spanish) Miguel Polo interview with Berta Meneses, professor of chemical sciences and theology (Spain) currently in style correction

2.                 (in English) Interview of Professor Hanumatpresaka Swami with Patricia Llosa (to be held between May 13 and 15)


ARTICLES IN DELIVERED ENGLISH

1.                 YOUR SEED HAS BORNE FRUIT / Paloma Vaquero (Spain)


ARTICLES IN ENGLISH TO BE DELIVERED (deadline May 31)

1.                 HUMILITY, A CONNECTION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND THE SACRED / Samaresh Bandyopadhyay (India) [ASA - What is this one??]

2.                 A BHAGAVATA PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION / Ravi Gupta (USA)


REVIEWS

1.                 TRANSCENDENTAL DIALECTIC, The interweaving of Vedanta Philosophy in Greek Civilization / Dolores Chávez

2.                 UPADESAMRTA, The nectar of instruction / Gina Cervantes



Some questions:

1.      Miguel Polo agrees to meet virtually every 2 weeks for 30 minutes to meet as Editorial Committee, please, what day and what time could you? [ ASA - Let us discuss]


2.      As part of the indexing we need an article evaluation team, for the Spanish part they are: Héctor Béjar, Dolores Chávez and Miguel Polo (a specialist in sociology and literature, a specialist in communication and a philosopher). For the English part we suggest to Ravi Gupta, who else could they be? You can also invite an academic on a certain occasion (this team is necessary to prove the validation of the articles in pairs) [ASA - Also need to discuss. Now the topics of discussion are becoming clear]


3.      Do we start the management through EXPORTA FACIL to send 50 copies of SOLARIS No. 4, when the quarantine ends, do we continue with the management? [ASA - If this is the way we sent them last time, it seems good!]

In the next report we will send the details of the entire management to index SOLARIS.

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, his worthless servant, Abhiram Thakur das.

HpS - Jaya! This is so useful. Now we, ASA, have a document on which we can work. I will call you in a few minutes.


En estos momentos estamos al 85% de la edición de SOLARIS número 5, por la misericordia de Sadai Nimay-Nitay esperamos cumplir la meta de tenerla lista en junio. A continuación, un resumen de lo avanzado.


SOLARIS No. 5


ARTÍCULOS EN ESPAÑOL ENTREGADOS

1.                 LA COMPRENSIÓN DE LA ENSEÑANZA EN LA ERA KAMAKURA DE DOS BUDISMOS OPUESTOS ENTRE SÍ / Rebeca Maldonado (México)

2.                 DE LA INTERCULTURALIDAD AL DIÁLOGO INTERRELIGIOSO. EL BUDA QUE CARGA LA CRUZ / Miguel Ángel Polo Santillán (Perú)

3.                 IMAGEN DE LAS SOCIEDADES ORIENTALES E INDIA EN LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LOS AUTORES LATINOAMERICANOS / Murad Ahamad Khan (India)

4.                 LA EDUCACIÓN, LA NATURALEZA Y EL PARADIGMA DE LO SAGRADO / Héctor Béjar (Perú)

5.                 EDUCACIÓN Y NARRATIVA / Luis Amaro (México)


ARTÍCULOS EN ESPAÑOL POR ENTREGAR (fecha limite 31 de mayo)

1.                 SOSTENIBILIDAD Y RETORNO A LA SABIDURÍA DIVINA A TRAVÉS DE LA EDUCACIÓN DEL NIÑO / Rosario Godenzi (Perú)

2.                 Itzel Barrera (México)


ENTREVISTAS

1.                 (en español) Entrevista de Miguel Polo a Berta Meneses, profesora de ciencias químicas y teología (España) actualmente en corrección de estilo

2.                 (en inglés) Entrevista del profesor Hanumatpresaka Swami a Patricia Llosa (a realizarse entre el 13 y 15 de mayo)


ARTÍCULOS EN INGLES ENTREGADOS

1.                 YOUR SEED HAS BORNE FRUIT / Paloma Vaquero (España)


ARTÍCULOS EN INGLES POR ENTREGAR (fecha limite 31 de mayo)

1.                 HUMILITY, A CONNECTION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND THE SACRED / Samaresh Bandyopadhyay (India)

2.                 A BHAGAVATA PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION / Ravi Gupta (USA)


RESEÑAS

1.                 DIALÉCTICA TRASCENDENTAL, El entretejido de la Filosofía Vedanta en la Civilización Griega / Dolores Chávez

2.                 UPADESAMRTA, El néctar de la instrucción / Gina Cervantes



Algunas consultas:

1.                 Miguel Polo esta de acuerdo en reunirnos virtualmente cada 2 semanas por 30 minutos para sesionar como Comité Editorial, por favor, qué día y a qué hora usted podría?


2.                 Como parte de la indexación necesitamos un equipo de evaluación de artículos, para la parte en español son: Héctor Béjar, Dolores Chávez y Miguel Polo (un especialista en sociología y literatura, una especialista en comunicación y un filósofo). Para la parte en ingles nosotros sugerimos a Ravi Gupta, quienes más podrían ser? También se puede invitar a algún académico en cierta ocasión (este equipo es necesario para acreditar la validación de los artículos por pares)

3.                 Empezamos la gestión a través de EXPORTA FACIL para enviar 50 ejemplares de SOLARIS No. 4, cuando acabe la cuarentena continuamos con la gestión?


En el próximo informe enviaremos los detalles de toda la gestión para indexar SOLARIS.

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, su inútil sirviente, Abhiram Thakur das.

KDPC - Nice Questions from the Mountains.

Hare Krsna, Dear Gurudev,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Shraddha is the first level in the development of Bhakti. What I want to know from Gurudev is that how can one enhance one's Shraddha to the point that it becomes unaffected by any externalities?

HpS - ASA -- Thank you so much for this letter... AGTSP!!!!! paoho....

Nectar of Instruction (NOI) - 7, paragraph starting, "The conclusion is..", Srila Prabhupada paraphrases the verse "adau sraddha, sadhu sanga...", with all the stages. This is one of the most principle verses in all of SP's books! Study it. Learn the stages. Find your stage. See BG 4.10 purport for the Sanskrit!

Then in NOI-5 SP cites, "Sraddhavan jana...". This verse points out that every one of the different levels: Sraddha, sadhu sanga, bhajana kriya..." etc, are just different levels of Sraddha. Sraddha is another name for Bhakti. When our Sraddha is unaffected by externals it is at the Nistha stage, no? Read the NOI-7 text above to see how to get to that stage. Of course the basic principle is chant 16-enthusiastic rounds per day, and follow the 4-principles strictly, under SP's authority. All the details are in NOI in the first level.... Then SB, CC, NOD!! Asking devotee Bhagavatas.

We can advance in devotional life only through Krsna's and guru's mercy. What makes one worthy of mercy?

HpS - If we had to be "worthy" then it would not be "mercy", it would be "earned". We get the mercy by accepting it when Krsna sends it. He sends a boat to take us out of our flooded house, but we are too vain and proud, and expect a helicopter with red cushions. Look for the mercy that Krsna is sending, and then TRY to accept it. Maybe is is austerity. Maybe it is resting.... Beyond that, yes, we can try to become qualified to earn the mercy. Apply the process to the best of our ability.

Vedas have to learnt through aural reception from self realised souls. One also has to do self study at home. So how can one approach that?

ASA - Attend classes with devotees. Discuss Srila Prabhupada's books with them for an hour or so in the morning and evening and then do, an hour or so of your own private study, association, with Srila Prabhupada.

We read CC before Mangala arati online but don't discuss it, just share our screen, Then we tweet our location and study question.

Then we read ISO etc in Spanish with devotees on line after Mangala arati with some comments. Then 6.30-7.30AM pepare SB class and writing projects, 7.30-8.30AM Class with devotees. Evening program. You develop your program based upon your association, service.

A Vaisnava is one who is compassionate, empathetic, kind,humble, peaceful and very tolerant. In today's world, how can one develop these qualities but at the same time not become a doormat to other opportunistic people?

HpS - By recognizing who is a demon and who is an innocent person. Avoid the demons (Aikido) and teach the innocent! Of course these two will be mixed in the same bodies usually.

Gurudev, in Bg 18.66,Krsna says to Arjuna to abandon all varieties of religion. This is explained in the purport but couldn't gain a proper understanding of it. Please explain what does "all varieties of religion"mean.

ASA - Conventional social duties eg Good Mother, Good Police man, Good Artisan.

Also what is complete surrender?

HpS - We smile and say, "As much as you can." . . . Just surrender to Krsna as much as you can, as much as you can't, then try to cultivate Dhyana, Jnana, and Karma. Chant your rounds, do your service with attention (Dhayana), understanding. logic and intelligence (Jnana), according to the rules (Karma)

Cc Madhya Lila 22.62,Text 62. "By rendering transcendental loving service to Kṛṣṇa, one automatically performs all subsidiary activities. This confident, firm faith, favorable to the discharge of devotional service, is called śraddhā. What do 'all subsidiary activities' mean?

ASA - Same as above: Venerated public duties (Karma), Janana and yoga. Hanuman didn't make much of a plan or collect special tools when he went to Lanka to find Sita. He just said, "Jaya Rama!", and jumped. Of course he is Hanuman. Maybe we should pack a GPS.

Gurudev, I am 3 months into this journey, so still a novice.

HpS - We are over 40-years and still neophyte in many ways. Also, we are attracted because we have been doing this is a previous life, thus we take birth in a certain community.

Spiritual life has captured all my interest and attention. I am fascinated by every aspect of devotional life and also would love to be a part of it. I want to take initiation as soon as possible and can't wait to embark on this path of transcendence.

Your humble servant wants to know your advice on how I should go about in making this big step.

A guru is the representative of God and Guru will take us back to Godhead. Seeking a spiritual master is the most important step in self realisation. How can we choose a spiritual master and how to seek him? How can one muster up the courage to have complete dependence on Krsna.

HpS - Is an unlimited topic. Balarama is the orignal Guru and He is every expanding. Read NOI-5. That will help a lot. I am trying to function as Vartmana praparsika Siksa guru, now, show you the path, then some one initiates you according to the rituals and that is Diksa guru. Now you are a Matriculated student. Then there is more Siksa (advice, but now it is how to travel the path). If you engage in whatever practical devotional service that you know you should do, then all the knowledge about how to progress will be revealed.

Lastly,Gurudev, spiritual path has been 'a road not taken' among my near and dear ones. So I sometimes feel a little bit uneasy and oddly different following an unconventional path although I completely trust the whole process. Please shed some light on how to develop nishtha with respect to the said concern.

HpS - Look at the example of Arjuna, Prahlada, Vibhisana, they all had to adjust their association, reject family members, accept others, to progress in spiritual life. It is not new. It is the common confrontation!

Thank you, Gurudev.Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.AGTSP

Your insignificant servant

Nilanda Ningthoujam from Manipur

HpS - Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Chandra, Ki Jai. Please write again after you have some time to apply these discussions. Respectst to all in Manipura.