Bhaktin Carol from Buenos Aires

1 year, 6 months ago by Bhaktin Carolsita in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Gurudeva:

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Krishna

All glories to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

All glories to you

Please accept my most humble obeisances

Guru Maharaja I have been making friends, studying BG, I continue sewing clothes for Radha Krishna, they will be installed on 2019, and going to the Temple´s kitchen on sundays, keeping 16 stusiastic rounds and following principles. I always pray for your health and wellness.

Last week I went to the doctor to consulte about my sleeping problem, the doctor diagnostied a insomnia type, I need to do some tests and take some medicine.

I want to talk about some topics, one of them is veganism, iwanted to ask what do you think about this, first I searched vegan in the blog because I thought that I am not the first devotee who ask, I found some results, I read those letters and it seems clear to me. I consume dairy and it´s ok for me if others dont, I understand, and respect it. Although another thought came in to my mind, the continued debate about this between devotees who consumed diary and devotees who not, I see the devotees try to convince each other, sometimes I dont feel comfortable with this.

HpS-ASA - Hare Krsna. AGTSP. Thank you for such a nice letter. Basic thing is Srila Prabhupada took milk in then same circumstances as we now have so we also take it. Maybe some details for different people. Can look at the logic if we need to look! O.K?

In a different subject, I always have the dubt of why woman cannot take sannyasa, I thought: Are we not spiritually able? Then I read this quote:

"The spirit soul is equal in either a man or woman. In the Bhagavad-gita, 6th Chapter, 1st Verse it is stated "anasritah karma..." One who is actually engaged in the service of Krishna, there is no such distinction... phalam karijam karma karoti yah/ sa sannyasi ca yogi ca na niragnir na cakriyah. Anyone acting for Krishna, he is a sannyasi or sannyasini. So spiritually everyone is equal. But materially a woman cannot be given Sannyasa. But you should not be bothered because you are serving on the spiritual platform. "

{Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Aditya, Mayapur, 4 February 1976}

Why if men and women are spiritually equal, women cannot take sannyasa?

HpS - We could look at it in a gross sense, "If men and women are sp. equal why men cannot have babies"? Of course, the reason is physical, not spiritual. Of course there may be very specific cases where a "man" can have a baby and a "woman" can take Sannyasa. The material distinction about Sannyasa is not gross. The Varnas and Ashramas are a part of the Virata-rupa, just like earth, water, fire ... space, so normally a human female gross and subtle body cannot function safely without guidance by an adult male. Just like three year old children cannot functionw without a Mother.
We have to breath air, we have to have a husband, brother, father, grown up son. If no one is qualified then Krsna, the Deity, can do the work!

I have another question, I have been worshiping Gopal for a while, I started sometime before to take shelter I didn't ask you if I can do it, I dont want to do it without your blessings, Can I continue to worshiping Gopal??? The relationship we have means a lot for me, He's so kind with me, he is giving me so much spiritual strengh, and I´m trying he felt loved.

HpS - As far as I know it is O.K. Love Him, keep Him clean and do your service regularly.

I remember that in some occasions your answers to my questions were directing me to Srila Prabhupada, to take his asociation and his example to have realizations, I think about him everyday and I would like to share with you my thoughts and feelings. I am dreamer, and I used to dream with the day when I met the love of my life, I was eager for this so hard. Prabhupada introduced me to Radha Krishna, the love of my life, and this love is completely reciprocal.

I´m not afraid to death, I´m chanting the Holy Names, I´m writing you, my beloved spiritual father and all is for him, I feel He is teaching me personaly through his books.

For you my relationship with Srila Prabhupada is closer, I´m so grateful, a way to thank doesn´t exist.

Always thinking on your lotus feet.

Thanks Maharaja for your mercy

To serve you

Bhaktin Carol

HpS - Hare Krsna!!!    Lord Caitanya reveals the eternal truth in the Vedas: In the is age of Kali chanting the Holy Names is best process. As we do that we get so much more general and then very personal education about how to chant properly. All these relations will be revealed. Thank you so much for your association. It is very purifying for us. All of us.
You are in BsAs, no?   We hope to visit in Feb, Mar! !!