Hare Krsna dear Maharaj!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to you! Thank you for always showering your mercy upon me.
HpS - ASA -- AGTSP! We are self interested devils but Srila Prabhupada gives us an example that we cannot deny.
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Thank you for your last response. I was eagerly waiting for it. It's always delightful, as usual :).
As per uni, study is alright I guess. I have complained too much already and it is doing no good 😂
. So I guess I must simply appreciate what I have right now and see where Krsna leads me. I haven't been studying too much lately, procrastinating as usual 🙃
. And like always, we regret it afterwards. But still, no lesson is learnt. Anyway, hopefully one day I may reach a stage where I won't need incessant amounts of motivation.
HpS - I had an upper division organic chemistry class. I would read the next day's topic before the class and then then professor would lecture on that content. As he was lecturing I would just ask myself, was that in the book? Will I remember that? And teh answer was yes, yes, yes. So I didn't have to take any notes. There were two Chinese guys taking notes like mad and looking at me like I was some oddity.
Then one day I slipped, didn't read before, then I had to write like mad because I didn't know if it was in the book! Reduced labor! More time for water skiing or ...
I haven't really made any new friends yet. I generally just go to my classes and head home. So I don't keep much time for socialising. Even then, most people have made their group of friends already and at this point, it's quite hard to join in. Anyway, I don't find it my ultimate goal to befriend myself with everyone. Whoever I talk to, I am nice to. Maybe next semester I'll try to expand my friendship circle.
HpS - Tell them how nice the Spring weather is! Chapter Ten, Krsna says among seasons I am Spring. You are their Guru. Unless you save then who will?
At temple, things are going well. Regular Harinam and Saturday Feast attendance. Friends are alright, drama as usual 😂
. I try not to involve myself. I try to just engage myself with activities and the program and not get too caught up in all this. There is simply no benefit.
I've got some questions Maharaj!!!
- I've actually been meaning to ask you this for a while but I kept forgetting. Previously I asked you if I could use my father's japa beads. You didn't really recommend it. But, at that time, we were moving houses and all stuff was packed in boxes. And I couldn't locate my original Japa. So I continued to use my papa's. And now, I think I have perhaps 'contaminated' it by now so.... What should I do? Is it alright to continue using it? Is it bad that I have been? If so, please forgive me for my foolishness. HpS - I don't think it is good. It would be kind of like smoking his pipe or something. You should apologize to Them. Put them on your altar and include them in the Arati as Krsna's paraphernalia. Then get your own.
- On another note... What if there is a person who is interested in some of the Krsna Conscious philosophy, not too much in depth yet. And they are gay. I read somewhere that being gay is an extreme form of lust. If devotees preach too hard on this matter, the person will feel rejected from ISKCON, giving it a bad reputation. Ultimately, everyone needs to be renounced I guess. But, at the end of the day, Krsna loves everyone. And anything anyone does Krsna appreciates, isn't it? Anyway, what is your point of view on this matter, should it be allowed? Promoted even? Everyone says time, place and circumstance, does this relate? HpS - ASA --- Go to our Website, www.jayarama.us, go to the Archives, then download asa-encyclopedia.docx, then go to the article, homosexual, then ask your next question on the topic. Then, then, then...
- I have some more controversial questions but perhaps it is not best to ask them publicly and display my foolishness even more 😆 HpS - Better to be known as a fool and correct the problem than to be known as intelligent and end up in real hot water.
Thank you Maharaj for always clearing my doubts. I appreciate the time you spend to reply to my messages. I know you are a very busy person. My apologies for any offences I have made.
I wish your health is in best condition, and so, you may visit Brisbane some time soon :). Please!
Your fallen servant,
HpS - Hey, what is the news about the Bhimasena?? How are your Aunt, Uncle, Grandmother. I just realized, you are one half Muslim lady, no? That is very nice!!