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2 years, 9 months ago by Nick Delffs in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and all glories to you. 

Just a couple more updates that I failed to mention in my yearly report. 

I am very thankful to have Radhika Raman Prabhu and Srinivasa Prabhus guidance this year. I would be lost without their example and without them connecting me to you. Also, working with Srinath Krishna Prabhu on your Vyasa Puja book was a really nice service. I am very thankful for Radhika Raman Prabhu engaging me in this and for Srinath Krishna Prabhu being so tolerant.

Another high light for us this year was your Karl Yung seminar at BSU. Also, we have been really enjoying the Twirl Your Beads book. Aja really likes your recipes and your drawings! 

I heard somewhere that I mime [Who?] said that the turning point in his career was when he stopped trying to be interesting and started to be interested. I have been trying to apply this to kirtan and my own songs and performances. However, It’s a great struggle to be in the performing arts arena. Whether on social media or in a venue... there is so much seeking for fame, distinction and admiration. I am trying to stay connected to You and Prabhupada so as to not fall pray to this losing game. It is such a lonely, empty, and futile pursuit to try to be Krishna! It seems so obvious when you have good association. Any praise I get I am trying to give to you, internally. 

HpS - We are 97% product of Srila Prabhupada's hard work at least. AGTSP! You do contribute something. I do. How much? What is it??? That is self realization, no?

Been listening to this narration of NOI. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pwihX_dKGck&list=PLC94DB218F6918FF9&index=2

Really nice background music and interludes! I really appreciate the pace of the narrator. I’d like to begin your systematic study of NOI in the coming year. This narration is helping in the meantime. 

I would also like to write on this blog more frequently. It’s been a big challenge. I always feel like I am wasting your time and just talking about my self. I’d like to not approach you like a therapist and develop an understanding of Guru Tatva.

If there has been any advancement this year it is due to your inspiration to chant at least 8 rounds after Mungal Arati.  

We are chanting 16 rounds( maybe 40 percent are enthusiastic and on good days 60 percent)

Following the four regulative principals strictly.

Maharaja, Anadi and I are going to India on Feb 3rd to March 12th. We will be attending the ILS (ISKCON Leadership Sanga) course in Mahapur and then going to Vrindavana. I am hoping that we can see you here in Boise before we leave. 

HpS - We will probably visit there after March 15th!

How can I serve you?

HpS - By serving Srila Prabhupada! You are doing a good job now! More will come. More will come.

Can Lord Nrsimhadeva slay the demons in me? 

HpS - Yes, but it will take some time. 😁

Thank you for your continuing guidance and inspiration. You are living proof to me that this process works. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 

Your aspiring servant,

-Nitisara das -

HpS - Thank you. Let's look at two more letters. Yours is very nice!