Update from Boise and a question

2 years, 10 months ago by Nick Delffs in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna Maharaja, please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to you! 

I am listening to your English classes almost everyday. Very grateful to the devotee who posts them on to FB.

These classes are our saving grace..though they are beyond our capacity to understand. The humor, insight and the personal stories that you tell are very uplifting and bring us closer to Srila Prabhupada’s books. Thank you Maharaja. I am here because of you. Your personality have always been so familiar and inviting to me.

HpS - Hmmph! We have always been inspired by you and your family. Maya may knock Nick Deffs down but he got back up!! 💪 "Okay, if that way won't work, maybe this way!!"

Maharaja, you have inspired me to take work seriously and by Krishna’s grace and your mercy I have carpentry work that is creative and challenging and my boss is favorable to KC.

HpS - Same Dude you described before! Very interesting!

I am very thankful for this. Because of you I am trying to always remember that the money that I make is Krishnas and should be used in His service.

So many great devotees have left us here in Boise. We are missing their association and feel foolish for not taking more of their association when they were here. The work load around the temple is heavy and the physical association with devotees is scarce but we are holding to our morning program at the temple and at home with Aja. Needing to develop our evening program. We are trying to read Krsna Book every night and do kirtan.

ASA - Super! Super! Super! I think that if we can be KC in these circumstances, we can also do it in a coffin! (At last a little peace and quiet! (But then another buddy, body). Things will change. Guaranteed. But Krsna and His Associates and His pastimes are eternal.

Sadhu Sanga Prabhu (You have been on the Vrindavan Parikrama with him. He used to have a different name that started with a T) his good wife Sudevi Mataji and their fiery son Dhruva have moved here from Bellingham WA. Anadi and I feel very like minded to them and we seem to all work very well together. We are very grateful for their help and guidance.

HpS - Great!!! Yes, we lived through the Parikrama with him several times. It is like having lived through the Vietnam War with somebody. We really miss his association. Respects to him, them. She speaks "Mexican", no? How is his mothe?

Married life is difficult! We are trying to have a good sense of humor about it all and not get to entangled or attached but it is very difficult.

HpS - Ha! Ha! Ha! ... but Vanaprastha is tougher and Sannyasa is even more tough! but in the end you are as pure as gold! They erect monuments to you in citys. You become a person on the stature of Narada muni and the Parampara acharys. On the other hand the problems are all created by us, and as soon as we say, "Nityananda! Prabhupada", with our hands raised with a loud voice, we know how to use Grhastha Ashrama etc. very well!

Considering getting therapy again but this question comes up:

Is revealing ones mind in confidence to a professional, non devotee therapist not recommended? 

HpS - No, but to a nice Mexican lady, Catholic, is okay. Just gotta understand people in terms of NoI-10. Then even Karmis and Jnanis can help us in our service. Of course, it often happens that therapists say that they go more help in their personal life than they feel they gave in the sessions.

Thank you for all of your online classes and for being a torch light in this dark material existence🙏🏻

Your aspiring servant,

Nitisara das 

HpS - To us you seem like you are in the top 5% of humanity on the planet. Go ahead!!!!! Do you continue with the music? Looking for a different audience? Don't need a lot of people. You tube videos. Respects to the Better Half.