Hare Krsna Srila gurudev
A heartfelt pranam at your feet.
ASA - '@'pop~ AGTSP!!!
Thank you for considering me as a friend . Scripture says that guru is a teacher and also a friend . I am grateful to you for being there for me always although I am not able to really be a disciple yet.
ASA - ...but you can be a Correspondent, and as soon as possible so that your Bhava is good for you next birth. What is your Bhava now? If you left your body now, what would be your next birth? Just like this one?
On work front currently I am doing my masters in anatomy.
ASA - French poet said that every young man before he got married should take a course in anatomy.
Its a 3 years fulltime masters program . We dissect cadavers , teach medical/ nursing students and do a thesis work . Its boring to be honest . Don't know what life has in store for me.
ASA - Behind "life" is a very Naughty Boy!! Completely egoistic. Only thinks of one thing.: How He can be happy. He has your consumption in store for you. He wants to gobble you up! Again and again!
Gurudev you took up vanaprastha and sanyasa at very young age of 28 I think.
HpS - Yes.
1) How were you able to keep away from loneliness which sometimes keeps coming at that age?
HpS - We have always been very solitary. We read about life a lot. Much less dangerous than actually living it. -[;o]]]... Have friendly work associates eg. service in the Temple with other. Deity worship. Dress Krsna every day. Cook for Krsna. Complain to Krsna.
2) Even after hearing , reading and seeing from our environment we understand by brain that material life is miserable and Krsna consciousness is the only truth . Why is it so that still we are not able to detach ourselves?
HpS - We can hear so many things! https://www.camel.com/ Camel cigarettes speak about the glories of smoking. The information has not reached our deep, extended, intelligence. Got free will. Some times we hear but we don't accept. We hear and it changes our heart but our senses and mind may still be above the influence, but it is like the tree full of cobras tha has its roots destroyed, when the rainy season [death] comes, it just washes the tree and the snakes away!
Do you love Srila Prabhupada? What if you saw him and he said, "I don't love you! Go away!". That's a test of how we are changing.
3) If for bharat Maharaj who was at level of bhava bhakti had to come back to material world for 2 more times , for citraketu and so many devotees who were so austere and from my vision very elevated had to come back ...what chance do devotees like myself have even for a human birth let alone birth in Iskcon gurukul or liberation?
HpS - Not much... 😎 You will probably be the dog of a rich lady in New York (Vegetarian Yogini). https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0geKI8XVLxe9CEA0nlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MWhlNjU0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjk4NDdfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=poodle&fr2=piv-web&fr=crmas#id=2&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dogbreedanswers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F08%2FPoodle-2.jpg&action=click but she will buy a CD of Srila Prabhupada's Kirtan and you will spend all day listening to it, or maybe.... Try to make progress step by step, then no matter what your next life is it will be better than this one. More fun. We will all meet again. https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrJ61vnVLxecVgAl09XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MWhlNjU0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjk4NDdfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=great+dane&fr2=piv-web&fr=crmas#id=2&iurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.k9rl.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F11%2FGreat-Dane-drools.jpg&action=click
4) we chant the siksha astakam "na dhanam na janam etc " but when in reality it does happen and many things like health , looks , wealth , family , friends , etc are taken away why do I still lament for it? ASA - Same answer as above. Little by little. We have a lot of Karma!!! Everyone is different!
5) how to really practice "tat te nukampansu samiksumana SB 10.14.08 practically in real life and still have a kind heart and not be frustrated ?
HpS - Cook nice Bhoga for Krsna and then honor Prasada.
thank you for the time and efforts you are giving to help me
HpS - Thank you!!! B'cari life means no wife, but it does not mean no mother, sister, aunt, daughter. Of course we surpass these eventually.