Hare Krsna Hanumat Presaka Maharaja,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet,
HpS - ASA - AGTSP...... So nice to hear about the life of Reilly! We have decided that HpS has Apple Blossom feet, by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, although he deserves the feet of a digusting pig.
All glory to Srila Prabhupada,
I'm still here in Mayapur Maharaja, It's very beautiful and now the rainy season is coming in. We've been working to take care of some Puppies, Calf + Mother cow that my mother adopted from villages + streets. I've been learning some Bangla myself to help communicate with Dham Residents here (learning a new language is so interesting..) I feel I've well overstayed my visit to the sacred Dham, but I can't argue against the will of my parents, :)
I've been trying to get those 16-4 up and going consistently. I think again & again about your instructions every day Maharaja, and recently I've been thinking very heavily about things in K-con… And after a long time of thought; I'm absolutely sure I would very kindly like to lay down a request to your lotus feet [ASA - pies de manzana]. In the beginning when I first came to ISKCON 3 years ago you were the most authentic spiritual master I had ever met in my lifetime, and I feel that after these years of thinking about who I would perhaps take Diksa from one day in ISKCON, what Maharaja & Spiritual Master, all I can remember is your Instructions & voice. You know most about me & my abominable mistakes [ASA - Ravana and Hiranyakasipu were worse!] and I sadly don't know whats really good for myself or others. I've been so offensive towards you many times in speech + mind [Goodness, we didn't notice that!] -- I'm honestly nothing but a Tamasic, condemned, unskilled Sudra [We think it would have to be a "Tamasic, condemned, unskilled Brahmana", with real potential, and really you are not all that Tamasic, condemned or even unskilled. It just seems, conditioned, by your situation, Karma, but can make progress if you understand the crazy birth you have taken, no?], with a selfish deranged mind that always wants to criticize all people + K-CON. I have nothing to really offer to you or SP in my lifetime. SP changed my life.. It's something still so difficult for me to accept, everyday I think that anybody else would do so much more with it than the most undeserving me/I ever will in my lifetime for krsna. Yet I find it so painful losing your association.
HpS - ASA - Losing "our association"??? This is not associating, chating???
Maharaja, I would very humbly like to request that I may take Harinama-Diksa from your lotus-feet? [Apple blossom our feet. We only offer Diksa to those who at least also take shelter of the lotus feet or the Founder Acharya of ISKCON]. I would like to follow a sacrifice of doing my full 16-4 everyday for another full year to please you.. I can't forget your instructions for even a single day & would like to accept you as my beloved Gurudeva.
Your fallen servant,
Bhakta Reilly (Reilly M. Grindle)
HpS - ASA = Honestly. We have been abusing Srila Prabhupada's mercy probably more than you have been abusing any we have offered for like 40-years, but he has not given up on us or so many other devotees. Maybe 99.997% of any good you see in us is his effort.
Yes, we have done something, are doing something! We will do more. We get strength from your sincerity.
So, inch-by-inch, its always a cinch. We won't watch any Sherlock Holmes videos and you'll follow the four principles and chant 16 rounds/day until the 4th of July. O.K? Deal?!!!! Gonna be tough in those moments of exhaustion... but we will think of our promise to each other. Maybe some of our readers will also take "Independence Day Vows", 4th of July Day Vows and send them here also!!!
Piggy asks if there are any street pigs in Mayapura and where do you life there?