ASA Online Update and Sadhana Report

1 year, 7 months ago by srinath in Personal Sadhana Reports, Special Category A

Dear Guru Maharaja

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Thank you for adding the link to the soundcloud account in the Kapi Dhvaja. I have now completed upload of all the lectures from IDT and e-sanga to the Soundcloud account. Dhruva prabhu and Mandara Sakha prabhu shared the lectures they recorded in Australia and Chile. Those have been uploaded as well. I thank them for sending the files.

I request all the devotees to send the lectures they have to [email protected] I also request the devotees to record the lectures in the upcoming travel schedule and send them as well.

We now have 432 audio files. On an average there are 35 plays a week. This weekend, I think devotees from Russia have gotten to know about the account. I am seeing a massive increase in the number of plays. In the last 5 days alone there have been 345 plays!

HpS -  Hare Krsna!   We make mistakes. We learn and then correct them in later lectures. We can help to illuminate a path to Srila Prabhupada, but he is the Guru for everyone in ISKCON. You must have a personal relationship with him to really be in ISKCON.

There is a letter from TCSD thanking you for the lectures and asking for ability to download. He is one of the first devotees we initiated. Tulasi-carana-sevita Das. He grew up in California. His mothe is like 1/8th native American Indian as I remember. Graduate in Cultural Anthropology from UC. Went to Thailand. Married a nice Thai girl. Taught public school in the USA. Moved to Thailand and has taught there since then.

Sadhana wise, I have been chanting 16 rounds and following the principles strictly. I wake up between 5:30-6:00, complete at least 10 rounds, do a small arthi and read Srimad Bhagavatam before leaving to work. I completed Canto 1 Chapter 3 today. I hope to complete a first pass of the first 2 cantos this year and then use the PDP guides for a deep study. I also read The Six Goswamis of Vrindavan on the recommendation of Radhika Ramana prabhu. I wanted to know more about the Goswamis after visiting Vrindavan and it was a wonderful book. I couldn't put it down.

I have decided to move to Dallas. It was a very difficult decision to make because of my attachment to the devotees here. But I feel it is the right thing to do. I love the work I do (I published a paper and filed 2 patens last year) and don't have too much pressure at work. I have a good balance at work that gives me time for sadhana and service. I'll be moving to Dallas sometime in the end of June.

HpS - Also, very nice Temple there. Your Sadhana sounds wonderful. Are you up and chanting Hare Krsna during the Brahma muhurta?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhurta

https://www.vedabase.com/en/kb/70  (FIND: "muhurta") It says "three hours" but I think it is 1-1/2 hours.

Your servant

Srinatha Krsna dasa