Hare Krishna Gurudeva
Please accept my humble obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
I would like to start this letter by quoting this verse from the Bhagavad Gita: https://vedabase.io/en/library/bg/12/12/
A year ago, I was in total confusion, uninterested in the process of devotional service. One day, I picked up the Bhagavad Gita and that verse caught my attention.
One verse, just one verse gave me a better understanding of the situation. Krishna himself said: If you cannot take to this practice, there are other alternatives, which belong to a gradual process. And Srila Prabhupada explained this in greater detail in his purport.
During these months, I have gone through several experiences that have led me to the conclusion that I feel very grateful to Krishna. For example, I was able to experience 0.001% of what it means to genuinely love another being, free from attachment and just wishing wellness for that spiritual soul. I don't know how to describe that feeling. It's like something springs from the depths of your being and you can even cry with happiness. It is definitely one of the most wonderful experiences of this life!
HpS/ASA - -[;o]?\___
Of course, in these months adversities also arose (they are the 'daily bread' of this material world). For example, recently my grandmother Gauri dd got sick. She hasn't recovered yet, she is still weak physically and emotionally. But at the same time, it is an opportunity for her and for us to reflect on what we need to improve and remember what is most important.
HpS - Look! You can find so much strength within. Just chant more and more and you will find how to do it from your self, soul, which is more powerful than millions of Suns.
On the other hand, a couple of weeks ago I finished university. I am currently processing the issuance of my degree (bachelor's degree in Education). Although I have the possibility of doing a master's degree abroad, finishing this degree (because of the thesis) has been a great challenge and took part of my vital energy. My family wants me to travel abroad maybe in these months, but I believe that there are many adventures to discover within oneself.
ASA - Yes, but going abroad may stimulate them...
I believe that happiness is in the way one deals with everyday situations. I can say that I feel happy to see how the sun shines through the window of my room, I feel happy to dedicate some bhajans to Krishna, I feel happy to share moments with my family, I feel happy to meet new people and learn from them... I have the desire to have a more peaceful and simple life, cultivating the goodness of being and keeping a fixed number of rounds.
About plans for the future... For the next year, I plan to go to the rural area of Peru (Andes) and teach in a small community school. That was one of the motivations that prompted me to study Education. Then, we'll see what plans Krishna, Providence has...
Trying to serve,
HpS - Super! Who were you in your last life? Why did you get your current situation? You seem like a very nice, qualified person. You deserve some good chances to do substantial, lasting, Sankirtan.
Respects to all the gnerations.
Hope you sent photos.