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3 months, 2 weeks ago by priyasakhi in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna Guru Maharaja.

Por favor acepte mis respetuosas reverencias.

Todas las glorias sean para Srila Prabhupada!


Querido Gurudev, espero se encuentre muy bien.

Aquí seguimos. Ahora tenemos 12 estudiantes en Bhakti Sastri.

Indira Radha cumplió 6 años ayer. Celebramos con pizza y torta prasadam.


Gurudev, tengo algunas preguntas, la primera es de un estudiante de BS.

1- Cuando hablamos de cumplir con nuestro deber, en el capítulo 3 del BG, Krsna nos dice que debemos cumplir nuestro deber, sino cometemos pecado. ¿Qué pasa con las personas transgénero? Por ejemplo; Un hombre se siente mujer y actúa como mujer, ¿ está incurriendo en pecado por no cumplir con su deber de comportarse como hombre?

2- En BVB ha surgido una discusión sobre poner "Pie de página" en los libros de Srila Prabhupada, para explicar ciertas cosas como cuando se habla que la mujer es inferior, o que la raza negra es inferior. ¿qué piensa usted sobre eso?.

3- En un verso del capítulo 5 del canto 3 del SB, Srila Prabhupada dice que Krsna se interesa por las personas civilizadas, que toman un maestro espiritual. Por otro lado el Señor Caitanya dice que debemos dar el Santo Nombre a todas las personas, sin discriminación. ¿el santo nombre es para todos, y los libros solo para personas civilizadas, o inteligentes?.

4- Con respecto a los Anarthas. El NDD dice que al cantar el santo nombre vamos purificando los Anarthas y que estos "salen". ¿cómo podemos identificar cuando estamos purificando nuestros anarthas? A veces actuamos mal, entonces ¡cómo sabemos si es nuestro anartha manifestado o es nuestro anartha que sale porque estamos purificándonos?


Gurudev, espero que se entiendan las preguntas. Muchas gracias.

Su aspirante a sirviente

Priya Sakhi dd


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Hare Krsna Guru Maharaja.

Please accept my respectful obeisances.

All glories be to Srila Prabhupada!

Dear Gurudev, I hope you are very well.

Here we continue. Now we have 12 students at Bhakti Sastri.

Indira Radha turned 6 years old yesterday. We celebrate with pizza and prasadam cake.

Gurudev, I have some questions, the first one is from a BS student.

1- When we talk about fulfilling our duty, in chapter 3 of the BG, Krsna tells us that we must fulfill our duty, otherwise we commit sin. What about transgender people? For example; A man feels like a woman and acts like a woman. Is he committing a sin by not fulfilling his duty to behave like a man?


HpS - AGTSP In the purports to Bhisma's instructions on Varna ashrama dharma to Yuddhisthira in Canto One, Chapter Nine, Srila Prabhupada recommends Parasara's dharma sastras for answering such questions.

As we remember, Parasara says that Kali yuga is so complicated that he cannot possible give the laws of nature for every situation, but he will give some examples, and then the rest you can fill in by consulting uttama adhikari like Srila Prabhupada (his books) or if he does not give details then you can get clear advice from consulting six nice Brahmanas, devotees.

I would say that everyone's duty of to chant HK and follow the four principles. That is first.

If they can't do that, then they should help Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON and that will bring them up to that platform.

Just do this in a way that does not create a disturbance in your local ISKCON community and you will be fulfilling your duty.

Hare Bolo!!


2- In BVB a discussion has arisen about putting "Footnotes" in Srila Prabhupada's books, to explain certain things like when it is said that women are inferior, or that the black race is inferior. what do you think about that?


HpS - Depends on the specific situation. In some cases I think it is the proper thing. In general I don't think Srila Prabhupada ever says any body is "inferior". We were lost in the woods one time and one dog came and we followed him out.

Who was "inferior". Different bodys serve Krsna differently.


3- In a verse of chapter 5 of canto 3 of SB, Srila Prabhupada says that Krsna is interested in civilized people, who take a spiritual master. On the other hand, Lord Caitanya says that we should give the Holy Name to all people, without discrimination. Is the holy name for everyone, and the books only for civilized or intelligent people?


HpS - Need to see the exact citation. Send a Vedabase.io link!


4- Regarding the Anarthas. The NDD says that by chanting the holy name we purify the Anarthas and that they "come out". how can we identify when we are purifying our anarthas? Sometimes we act wrong, so how do we know if it is our anartha manifested or is it our anartha that comes out because we are purifying ourselves?


HpS - Again need the exact Vedabase.io citation. What does "come out" mean? Like the dirt comes out when we turn on the light or the dirt comes out when we wash the clothes?

Not looking too much at the source of our wrong doing, we should try to fight them as much as we can, ask Krsna for help, and then if we sincerely fail to stop or relate them to devotional service, then we can be sure that our effort made eternal progress and our past karma will have less and less influence on us each time we try!


Gurudev, I hope the questions are understood. Thank you very much.

Your would-be servant

Priya Sakhi dd


HpS - Hare Krsna!!!!!

Hare Krsna.

Pizza for Lord Jagannatha but also for Radha Krsna????