Naturaleza divina y naturaleza demoníaca

8 months, 4 weeks ago by Asta Sakhi Devi Dasi in Personal Sadhana Reports

¡Todas las glorias a nuestro Fundador Acarya A C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda!

¡Todas las glorias al movimiento de sankirtana de Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!

Querido Gurumaharaja

Por favor acepte nuestras respetuosas reverencias.


Muchas gracias por su misericordiosa atención.


El mes pasado tuvimos la segunda celebración de las Deidades de México, un día SS Guruprasad Swami nos corrigió porque no pusimos kurtas, empezaba ligeramente el cambio de clima y Maharaja se preocupó. También en la actualidad hay preocupación en algunos templos por algunas manchas que podrían aparecer en el cuerpo de la Deidad hecha de mármol blanco por el uso de pinturas decorativas, ha sido un tema de discusión. ¿Tiene una opinión al respecto?


Por otro lado, en días pasados hablando con un discipulo de Śrīla Prabhupāda, me comentó su impresión de cómo en la actualidad, los practicantes no queremos seguir las instrucciones en el desempeño del servicio, incluso si estás son de sentido común e instruidas por nuestros mayores o autoridades, esto ha llevado a aplicar sanciones serias para su cumplimiento porque en ocasiones no únicamente no se observa una indicación sino que también se alienta a otros a no hacerlo.


Por qué está sucediendo esto?

Antiguamente parecía más natural la obediencia y el respeto a nuestros mayores, en la actualidad todo se ha vuelto más cuestionable.

Se viene a mi memoria, en el Libro de Krsna Śrīla Prabhupāda explica que debido a la asociación demoníaca que tenía Kamsa, este no pudo seguir las buenas instrucciones que le dió Vasudeva para que no atentará contra Devaki, e indica que "aquellos que aceptan las buenas instrucciones y procuran vivir conforme a ello, se llaman semidioses, y quienes no aceptan esas buenas instrucciones se llaman demonios", en el BG también encontramos este tema.

También en el episodio del SB cuando los semidioses y demonios batieron el océano de leche, Krsna y los semidioses se situaron del lado de la cabeza de Vasuki pero los demonios por su actitud contraria, caprichosa y competitiva pensaron que no era glorioso estar del lado de la cola y alegaron que eran estudiantes muy avanzados del conocimiento vedico por tanto debían estar del lado frontal, en este caso los demonios terminaron calcinados por las muchas bocas de Vasuki con aliento de fuego.


Recuerdo a SS. Yadhunandana Swami diciendo que cuando leemos las Escrituras pensamos que ciertas cosas no son para nosotros porque estamos en un nivel más elevado, así que si bien Śrīla Prabhupāda indica esta naturaleza demoníaca para cierto sector, mi pregunta es como direccionar esta arraigada naturaleza que aún conservamos y qué podemos hacer para que la actitud de desobediencia no se normalice, al principio es sutil pero se va apoderando de la mente, luego se hace burdo y progresa como una ofensa al maestro espiritual, devotos mayores y vaisnavas en general.


Muchas gracias por su valioso tiempo.

Disculpe por favor la longitud de la carta.

Vuestra eterna aspirante a sirviente

Asta Sakhi dd


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All glories to our Founder Acarya A C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda!

All glories to the sankirtana movement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!


Dear Gurumaharaja

Please accept our respectful bows.

Thank you very much for your merciful attention.

Last month we had the second celebration of the Deities of Mexico, one day HH Guruprasad Swami corrected us because we did not wear kurtas, the weather change was beginning slightly and Maharaja became worried. Also currently there is concern in some temples about some stains that could appear on the body of the Deity made of white marble due to the use of decorative paints, it has been a topic of discussion. Do you have an opinion on this?


HpS - Well, seems nice if we can wear clothes that are simple, like Dhoti and Kurta, and allow people to see us as offering something different in culture.

Yes, seems that staining the marble should be avoided!


On the other hand, in recent days speaking with a disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda, he told me his impression of how currently, practitioners do not want to follow instructions in the performance of service, even if they are common sense and instructed by our elders. or authorities, this has led to the application of serious sanctions for compliance because sometimes not only is an indication not observed but also others are encouraged not to do so.


Why is this happening?

In the past, obedience and respect for our elders seemed more natural, nowadays everything has become more questionable.


It comes to mind, in the Book of Krsna Śrīla Prabhupāda explains that due to the demonic association that Kamsa had, he could not follow the good instructions that Vasudeva gave him so that he would not attack Devaki, and indicates that "those who accept the good instructions and try to live according to them, they are called demigods, and those who do not accept those good instructions are called demons", in the BG we also find this theme.


Also in the SB episode when the demigods and demons churned the ocean of milk, Krsna and the demigods stood on the side of Vasuki's head but the demons, due to their contrary, capricious and competitive attitude, thought that it was not glorious to be on the side of Vasuki. the tail and claimed that they were very advanced students of Vedic knowledge therefore they must have been on the front side, in this case the demons ended up being burned by Vasuki's many mouths with fire breath.


I remember SS. Yadhunandana Swami saying that when we read the scriptures we think that certain things are not for us because we are at a higher level, so although Śrīla Prabhupāda indicates this demonic nature for a certain sector, my question is how to address this ingrained nature that we still retain and What can we do so that the attitude of disobedience does not become normal? At first it is subtle but it takes over the mind, then it becomes coarse and progresses as an offense to the spiritual master, older devotees and Vaishnavas in general.


Thank you very much for your valuable time.

Please excuse the length of the letter.

Your eternal aspiring servant

Asta Sakhi dd


HpS / ASA - Seems that what you describe is a natural result of Kali-yuga.

https://vedabase.io/es/library/sb/1/16/21/


Senior people will not be qualified and so children, women, subordinates will develop the habit of thinking independently.


All we can do is to preach to them and try to show a good example of intelligent, moral authorities. A kanistha adhikari may not accept the authority of our words, but if we can cite relevant instructions from Sastra or previous acharyas, them some of them will accept.

If we do not value the instructions of deva dvija guru prajna - https://vedabase.io/es/library/bg/17/14/

then we are unfortunate. they want to feed us, but we will not open our mouths for the bread.


Any ideas from your reading the KRSNA book?

Any nice books you find?

Chant HK/HR and Krsna send nice people.