¡¡¡Ohe Vaishnava Thakura!!!
…diya pada-chaya, sodho he amaya
tomara carana dhori…
Hare Krishna dear Gurudeva🌻
Please accept my respectful obeisances
¡All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
I hope you are very well, always blessed and protected by the immense love of
Sri Sri Radha Krishna and Srila Prabhupada.
HpS - ASA - We also hope so!!
¿How are you Gurudeva?
ASA - Dying, fighting to do something practical for Srila Prabhupada, just like you!
We are very excited and counting the days waiting for your return to Peru.
We are very happy, as Gandharva told you, here again at ISKCON Chosica, animated, determined and above all full of gratitude for the many blessings who come from You, Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.
About us: As I told you at Abhirama's prabhu house, the last 2 years, (and well... probably the coming years too) were full of uncertainty and trials, in addition to many health problems (a small kidney stone, etc.) But finally, all that led us to strengthen our desire to serve, we saw how arid life can be turned away from the devotees, away from the service to His Lordships and we understood how important it is to develop little humility (to start). Thanks only to your mercy Gurudeva, today we are so encouraged and determined to continue in the process, although sometimes it is very difficult, we realize that it is the best thing that could have happened to us and the only thing that really makes us happy.
Studies: I have taken up the study of Bhakti Sastri with prabhu Laksmana, so again I am feeling the revolutionary effect of reading the words of Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita, which is not only generating the changes I was looking forward to so much, but it makes me feel a few centimeters closer to Him, which finally makes my heart feel fullfilled. It also means to strengthen the relationship with Srila Prabhupada, which fills us with love for him, for his sacrifice, his instructions and his disciples. I ask you please, bless me with enough intelligence and determination to be able to get the proper understanding and stand firm in the systematic study.
Books: About that Gurudeva, when I read the Krishna Book, some time ago, you told me that other pastimes could appear when you read it again. Could that also happen with other books? So when I go back to reading The Pastimes of Sri Jagannatha, I can swear there are things that were not there the last time I read it. It's very strange and fun!
HpS - Yes, the books do seem to expand when we are not looking.... it is a fact.
In other hand, finally I was able to graduate! (Graphic Designer) 🎓
and in these next months to receive my degree, which allows me to have access to study in other universities directly, I wanted to study pedagogy.
HpS - Super. Even one of Ravana's 10-heads was for Teaching.
Chant: I'm trying hard, not only to sing the 16 rounds every day, but to sing better. There have been some days (not always) in which I have been negligent with my rounds, but I have designed a special space in my house (photos, phrases, mantras) to focus and concentrate to chant my rounds there, and I am keeping a daily japa. (I have my moon in Capricorn!🐏
a strong mind and those things are helping me to route it 🙈
HpS - If don't finish your rounds one day then catch up the next day. Keep track of how many rounds you have not finished and always catch up sometime.
Principles: We are fulfilling the 4 principles Gurudeva, we are resuming healthy habits and Prabhu Hari Purana das, an Ayurvedic doctor, is helping us. In the eagerness to recover health, we realize how super important is the modality of goodness in everything.
Service: Gandharva and I are serving at Radha Madan Vihari’s kitchen on Saturdays, to prepare the Raja Bhoga and on Sundays at 7 and 9pm. Vindhyavali mataji and Adhoksaya prabhu are instructing us about cooking, we would like to learn more, so we look forward to the school of Brahmanas. All the devotees inspire us A LOT, even though they suffer from illnesses, or any kind of problems, they are there, firm in their service. Jay!
At home: attention continues to Sri Jagannath Baladeva Subhadra and Sri Nrisimhadeva. 2 food offerings per day and one puja and kirtan on Raja Bhoga. At night, pijamas, bed, a little lullaby and massage on His feets <3
Arte Vihari: I have advanced very slowly Gurudeva, due to health problems, I made efforts to maintain the minimum essential, sadhana, offerings, happy husband lunch box, and the house. Now I already installed a small workshop in our room to make it more practical.
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Preach: Gandharva is giving Introduction to Bhakti Yoga classes to Carla and Sandra (students of the art school where Gandharva teaches) and also to my older sister Patty ( she wrote to the blog a few months ago, I think it was during your travel time.)
They are very nice and sweet people, and they are happy to come to Chosica every two weeks to take their clases, they are very philosophical and ask many questions. We have become good friends. Also, they are very inspired, we feel very enthusiastic and, Carla and Sandra participated in your Vyasapuja at Jana Pavana prabhu's house. Carla helped us to make Srila Prabhupada's Vyasasana and Sandra brought a basket of mangoes and raisins for you.
Sorry I could not write before Guru Maharaja, I feel very bad for that, but I will try to make small reports more often.
ekaki amara, nahi paya bala,
tumi kripa kori ', sraddha-bindu diya,
Millions thanks for so much mercy Gurudeva,
please, allow us to be eternally your servants
Indira-Sakti Devi dasi
HpS - Yes, short reports often is for the Blog. News od Chosica, a different kind of city.