All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga
All glories to the sankirtan of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
Please accept my humble obeisances dear Gurudev, I have not written to you for a while, I have been involved with cultivation and construction.
At home there is a thorny tree with small purple flowers. A beautiful red hummingbird always comes to drink the nectar from these flowers, and I think of Hanumat Presaka Swami, no matter how hard the wood is and how thorny the wood is, the hummingbird finds the like little flowers and absorbs the nectar.
HpS - AGTSP! We still have a tendency to enjoy some of the flowers of Tama and Raja guna.... but it seems to be under control and diminishing!
Likewise with us, no matter how hard-hearted we have been by time, you are an expert in searching for nectar. I have been a bit perplexed by the actions of some devotees, but is it Kali Yuga? I too have had unfortunate attitudes.
HpS - Could be many things. Ie. Doctor sees that a man is coughing. Could be many causes. NoI 6 talks about how even a pure devotee may seem to have material faults from an external, material, point of view.
I tell him [you] that I am building the dining hall with an altar for Jaganath, Baladeva and Subhadra. Gopal gets up every morning and goes to hug Jaganath who is currently in the half-finished workshop, and honestly it is the best motivation in Krsna consciousness, seeing my son developing spontaneous love for Jaganatha makes me very happy, really You're going to need it because this world is getting darker and harsher.
HpS - Yes, it is Krsna's kindness to SQUEEZE us out of our material mess.
I want to tell you that I cultivated Tulasi Devi, and little by little they are germinating, and it makes me happy to see the magic of Krsna in each episode of my life, what more can you ask for in life? May a pure devotee of the Lord manifest in my humble home? I have neglected my rounds a bit, that's why I'm going to put the batteries, because I feel that the rounds and the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, they are the only thing that will take care of my mental and emotional health. Radha JPJ, she almost left her body in a bus accident near home too, so I feel that Krsna warns us about the harshness of this world. We were listening with Gopal to some of His [your, Srila P'pada] classes in Spain, the last one about Abhimanyu, and it is a mystery how Krsna tested his pure devotees like Arjuna, how his sons were killed, his mother Devaki and his father Vasudeva, it is really a mystery. In general terms I continue working at home and soon I will have the workshop in a decent state to be able to work and collect a little better.
I also want to finish Jaganatha's dining room and altar to make some nice mangalartiks and maybe invite devotees, I always fondly remember mangalartiks with Gunagrahi das Goswami, or with you and I feel it was a gift to the heart and great fortune. have shared that bliss. I feel very lucky, the truth is, as His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja says, Krsna consciousness is the greatest adventure... I feel like I don't have much to tell. My life is a bit routine and simple, but happy. PRIVATE Gurudev, if it were possible, I ask that what follows be only for you.
HpS/ASA - O.K. unless you are confessing to robbing a bank or something. Ha! Ha! Ha!
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HpS - Your comments are something that I experience precisely in my spiritual life also.
NoI 5 is so, so nice. It helped me so much when the NoI was published and I could read that text.
Please forgive any offense committed in this letter inadvertently.
My best wishes for you, eternally grateful: bhakta frank