Urgent: 2nd. Report EDUCATION AND THE SACRED

5 months, 3 weeks ago by abhiramdas in Special Category B

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, please accept my humble obeisances

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

All Glories to Hanumatpresaka Swami!!

1.      By the Mercy of Nitay-Gaura we have resumed relations with the Embassy of India for, the sending to Calcutta, of the DIPLOMA OF HONOR and CHARTER OF RECOGNITION of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the University of San Marcos to the Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay, this could be achieved by showing the ambassador, with photos and documents, how the Embassy of India has always participated in our events (this favors its prestige and the bi-national relations between Peru and India).

HpS - Thank you for this effort! It is so valuable to all of us. Please send our regards to His Excellency and tell him that we are at his service and hope to meet him in June.

 

2.      On Tuesday, March 26, we had a very good meeting in the rectory, specifically, we are fine-tuning the FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT the National University of San Marcos and NIOS. There is an important difference between the previous agreement, which was a SPECIFIC AGREEMENT between the School of Arts of San Marcos and NIOS, however, this, FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT, is with the University of San Marcos represented by the Rector and NIOS (that is, with this Framework Agreement, NIOS can carry out academic and cultural events not only with the Faculty of Arts but with the more than 60 faculties that San Marcos has), Thank you to Krishna Tuesday April 9 (day of the Apparition of Ramanuja acarya) we will be signing the Convention .

HpS - Again, thank you, Miguel, everyone. With one signature so many weeks of hard work is finished. Of course, with this agreement we can proudly approach so many other institutions.

3.      JAYAM No 3 we could not present it in Gaura-purnima (two articles were missing) for his mercy we hope to make it as an offering for Lord Ramacandra in Ramanavami.

Next, the content of JAYAM No 3:

1. GRADUATE STUDIES IN KRISHNA BHAKTI GROWING. By SG Garuda p. (USA)

2. SASTRICOS STUDIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION. By Karunya Nitai (Ecuador)

3. A BHAGAVATA PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. By Radhika-Ramana (USA-India)

4. IS UNIVERSITY EDUCAITON A SIN. By HpS (USA)

5. THREE SCENARIOS OF THE SASTRICA EDUCATION. By Gopi-Radha d., Govinda Pramodini d. and Lalita-gopi d. (Mexico)

6. HOW OTHERS TEACH. By Patraka d. (Peru)

7. EMPIRICAL REALITY IN SĀŃKHYA PHILOSOPHY. By Ṛṣirāja d. (India)

 HpS - Tapan misra Das, President of Executive Committee of MOE is in touch with Gandharva Das now, who is Regional Representative of MOE in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

News of the MOE

8. REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, February 26 and 27, MAYAPUR-INDIA. By Mathuresa d. (Bolivia)

9. REPRESENTATION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IN ECUADOR, BOLIVIA AND PERU. By Gandharva d. (Perú)

 

To finish this report, we spoke with Miguel Polo and the Rector's adviser about which date is best for you to come to Lima, to do the preliminary events to the International Symposium THE EDUCATION AND THE SACRED (to be held the last week of October or the first week of November) and our suggestion is that you come from the first fortnight June, is it ok?

HpS - Then June 1st to 15th for Peru and end of the month for Bolivia, then.... Argentina in July.


 Hare Krishna GURUDEVA, your insignificant servant, Abhirama Thakura dasa.



2do. informe LA EDUCACIÓN Y LO SAGRADO

 

1.      Por la Misericordia de Nitay-Gaura hemos retomado las relaciones con la embajada de la India para el envío a Calcuta de la DIPLOMA DE HONOR y CARTA DE RECONOCIMIENTO de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad de San Marcos al Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay, esto se pudo lograr mostrando, al embajador, con fotos y documentos, como la embajada de la India siempre ha participado de nuestros eventos (esto favorece a su prestigio y a las relaciones binacionales entre Perú y La India).

 

2.      El martes 26 de marzo tuvimos una muy buena reunión en el rectorado, específicamente, estamos afinando el CONVENIO MARCO entre la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos y NIOS. Hay una diferencia importante entre el anterior convenio, que era un CONVENIO ESPECÍFICO entre la Facultad de Letras de San Marcos y NIOS, en cambio, este CONVENIO MARCO es con la Universidad de San Marcos representada por él Rector y NIOS (es decir, con este Convenio Marco, NIOS puede realizar eventos académicos y culturales no solo con la Facultad de Letras sino con las más de 60 facultades que tiene San Marcos), Krishna mediante el martes 9 de abril (día de la Aparición de Ramanuja acarya) estaremos firmando el Convenio.

 

3.      JAYAM No 3 no la pudimos presentar en Gaura-purnima (faltaron entregar dos artículos) por su misericordia esperamos hacerlo como una ofrenda para el Señor Ramacandra en Ramanavami.

A continuación, el contenido de JAYAM No 3:

1.      CRECIMIENTO DE LOS ESTUDIOS DE POSGRADO EN KRISHNA BHAKTI. Por SG Garuda p. (USA)

2.      ESTUDIOS SASTRICOS Y EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR. Por Karunya Nitai (Ecuador)

3.      LA FILOSOFÍA BHAGAVATA DE LA EDUCACIÓN. Por Radhika-Ramana (USA-India)

4.      ES LA EDUCACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA UN PECADO. Por HpS (USA)

5.      TRES ESCENARIOS DE LA EDUCACIÓN SASTRICA. Por Gopi-Radha d., Govinda Pramodini d. y Lalita-gopi d. (México)

6.      CÓMO LOS OTROS ENSEÑAN. Por Patraka d. (Perú)

7.      REALIDAD EMPIRICA EN LA FILOSOFIA SĀŃKHYA. Por Ṛṣirāja d. (India)

 

Noticias d

el MOE

8.      REPORTE DEL SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL DE EDUCACIÓN / 26 y 27 de febrero / MAYAPUR-INDIA. Por Mathuresa d. (Bolivia)

9.      REPRESENTACIÓN DEL MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN EN ECUADOR, BOLIVIA Y PERÚ. Por Gandharva d. (Perú)

 

Para terminar es

te informe, conversamos con Miguel Polo y la asesora del Rector acerca de que fecha es mejor para que usted venga a Lima, para hacer los eventos preliminares al Simposio Internacional LA EDUCACION Y LO SAGRADO (a realizarse la última semana de octubre o la primera semana de noviembre) y nuestra sugerencia es que Usted venga la primera quincena Junio, ¿está bien? ¿Es posible?




Muchas

graci

as GURUDEVA, su insignificante sirviente, Abhirama Thakura dasa.




 

Peru - NIOS Budget and Expenses

5 months, 3 weeks ago by hps in Special Category B

HpS - NGD, what do you think of the following Expenses and Budget. I think that it is very, very minimal and NIOS should certainly pay these, but also hope we can get our accounting more organized so that we can contribute even more in the future!!

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:18:40 AM CDT, Alejandro Salazar Rodríguez wrote:

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

All glories to Hanumatpresaka Swami!!

This is the budget up to the stage of signing the Agreement between San Marcos and NIOS and the contribution of NIOS to the publication of JAYAM No 3:

1. US 300 for the editing and finishing the video of THE ART AND THE SACRED Bilingual.

2. US 600 secretary, stationery, transportation and communications (this covers 4 months: January, February, March and April 2019).

3. US 150 contribution of NIOS for JAYAM No. 3

TOTAL: 300   600   150 = 1050

Hare Krishna Gurudeva, your insignificant servant, Abhirama Thakura das.

Japa for Ladies

6 months ago by hps in Special Category B

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

All Glories to you

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Gurudev, this year was so hard for me, so emotionally. This year my plan was to improve my Japa, I began with 8 rounds per day, the goal is to reach again the 16. I have to revert. I am going to hell for not send you this information before your Vyasa Puja. Je Je

Like always say 4 principles Ok, with the guide of our Grihasta Guru Srila Virabahu Maharaja. 

My life goes well, my husband is a good person and takes care of me. We buy a Home, we are demolishing the ruins to construct something new, it is not far from my parents home, my wish is to take of my mom. We call it Radha Krishna's home because they need a fixed place. 

I keep on in my Job in the municipal transportation division. Going on in my Astrologic studies. Trying to participate in spiritual programs, and giving classes to new devotees.

We have had our civil marriage and now we will have a Vedic wedding. We see this is a necessary Sanskara for having good kids.

hope see you soon.

My obeisances.

Your disciple, who want to serve you.

ABC Devi Dasi

HpS - Thank you for your report and your austerities for Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtan!   Thanks to your esteemed husband. He is a real hero in Kali-yuga! Please start sending news of your Yatra, nation, to the Blog. Sangat sanjayate kamah. Your esteemed husband is chanting 16-nice rounds a day? Make Japa yajna a, the, central part of your Ashrama, how you measure and define your marriage. You will see VERY quick change in your life.

What better thing for a lady to do while giving birth to a baby than chant 16-good rounds.  Ha!   Ha!   Ha!

Or while feeding her kids.

Grhastha Ashrama means guests, no? Show them your Deities and all Their paraphernalia. Receive Deities of other Grhasthas and have festivals for Them.

Marriage and Four Principles and Sixteen Rounds / Matrimonio y cuatro principios y dieciséis rondas

6 months ago by hps in Special Category B

AGTSP paoho and bw

We have communication with several initiated and not yet initiated married devotees who have problems following the four principles and chanting 16-rounds.

One problem is that one of the partners can follow, but the other can't. What to do? We took the route of being strict and it seemed to lead to divorce. That was in 1972 and if we knew then what we know now we may have been able to adust things for the satisfaction of our family. Our wife was and I guess still is, a very nice person. She tried, I tried, but especially in 1972 following these four principles was a lot of stress on ordinary family relations. She got remarried after six years which Parasara, Prabhupada, say is Dharmic in Kali yuga if the husband takes Sannyasa, and that is basically what I did.

Of course, it maybe better for the wife to indulge the husbands attachments for some time, but in terms of the formal postion of Diksa guru we have to say that the four principles must be followed and we must chant 16-rounds to be formally connected to Krsna. Again Krsna is a person and he can see your sincerity and He will help in different ways.

We cannot discuss this in great detail because we are in the Sannyasa ashrama, so Grhasthas need to consult with senior Grhasthas and many others and get good advice. Canakhya Pandita says: Victory comes from good advice and good advice comes from many advisors.

What do you think?

Sastric Ed - SLD

6 months, 3 weeks ago by hps in Special Category B

Hare Krishna Maharaj, 

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 

Thank you for your update. I pray to the Lordships here and in Mayapur as well that They please give you good health for you have a great desire to see that the education system is established on firm and positive grounds that will be greatly appreciated by all. And if They are already satisfied with your efforts then who am I to pray for anything else.

My health is as it was when we last met. My ear is still having a ‘mind of its own’! But I will manage.

I believe Srila Prabhupada’s system is not only practical but is also the solution for almost everything that needs to be revived in positive Krishna consciousness. 

I do pretty much attend all the Bhagavatam classes – if I cannot physically attend, I am listening either online or listen to the classes later. At least I will try to listen to a Bhagavatam class in some form or fashion. And having heard the classes does enthuse us to preach in our own ways.

So, yes I do agree with your analysis.

We will await your arrival end of March and speak to you what other things we need or fix or change. 

Your servant,

S L das

Message to North American Sastric Education Leaders

6 months, 3 weeks ago by hps in Special Category B

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.