Hare Krishna Dear Guru Maharaja
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
I came back from India yesterday.
ASA - Over a week ago. Sorry for the delay.
It was a really nice trip. I visited Mayapur, Ekachakra and Vraj. Also vistited ISKCON Chennai and Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane.
ASA - Jaya! Ekacakra!!!
Radhika Ramana prabhu and I observed a nice and simple Vyasa puja celebration in Mayapur. Unexpectedly many devotees came and started glorifying you. Durgam prabhu was fondly remembering being with you on Vrajamandal parikrama. It was sweet. I will resend my offering in a separate post.
ASA - AGTSP!!!
I really loved Ekachakra. The people there had such spontaneous love for Nityananda Prabhu. They were raising their arms in the air and saying 'Jai Nitai!' when we were waking on the streets. It was the same in Vraja too. The Vraja vasis were so sweet. Every place we visited, they were telling the pastimes of Krishna and it was from the heart. I especially remember the Vrajavasis from Kusum Sarovar, Unchagaon and Sankeet on how eager and lovingly they were telling us about the pastimes that happened there. I realized how hard my heart was after seeing their love and spontaneity in welcoming us and sharing with us the pastimes.
The mangala arti in Krishna Balaram temple was the best. I wanted it to go on forever. I want to carry that mood back here and develop a steady FMP. It was very inspiring. I followed your instruction and attended all the mangala arti. It set the tone for the day. I was able to chant at least 32 rounds on most of the days. I did book distribution in Chennai on Vaikunta Ekadashi and New Year day along with the devotees there.
Throughout the trip, I was constantly thinking about you and your mercy, for me to have these experiences. I struggled so hard to travel to the few places I went and got very sick in Vrindavan. I was thinking about how you take very strenuous trips, travel to so many places, and preach. Thank you so much Guru Maharaja for all that you do for us.
I saw a post from Yamunesvara Prabhu asking for links to online lectures. They can be accessed from here - https://soundcloud.com/user-938973912.
Is it possible to add this link in Kapi Dhvaja so that it is easy for everyone to know about it?
HpS - We just posted it into the KDh and will distribute it. Maybe our lectures will give an example of evil for those who want to do good.
Srinatha Krsna dasa
HpS - Let's hope that all our journeys are part of a longer journey that will take us to a place where we can be eternally situated at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada!