Not Getting Wet in Water

Dear Maharaja, Hare Krishna. Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, Guru and Gauranga With your blessings, your worads about chanting is a seva has made deep mark on my heart and since that day the once broken vow of 16 rounds is strictly maintained.Today after reading a paragraph from The Japa Reform notebook we all sat for chanting. Today I got anger due to someone doing something wrong. But then after remembering your qualities, the anger subsided and I realised how small I am.While chanting and conversing with the Holy Name (nama prabhu) I revered about the detachment...

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After the car accident

Dear Devotees, Hare Krishna Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada All glories to Srila Gurudev It was early one morning during Kartik 2006 that Gurudev met with a car accident. It happened on the Vrindavan Chatikara Road, about 5 km from ISKCON’s Krishna-Balarama temple in Vrndavana. Gurudev was going to participate in the Govardhan Parikrama as part of the Vraja-mandala Parikrama. A tree had fallen down across the road. The driver had tried his best to avoid the tree in the darkness, but the car started to skid and turned over. Gurudev’s left hand was...

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CHAR DHAM YATRA RAMESHWARAM

ONE MORE ACHIEVEMENT ALL INDIA PADAYATRA COMPLETES THEIR ‘CHAR DHAM’ YATRA – RAMESHWARAM January 1, 2017 By Acarya Dasa Completion of Char Dhama yatra Our padayatra party reached Rameshwaram on December 16th. Rameshwaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The town is actually situated on Pamban island which is separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is 50 kilometers away from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Rameshwaram is the place where Lord Rama built a bridge to cross the sea to get to Sri Lanka to rescue Sita Devi from the...

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Tentative schedule for HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja till Gaura Purnima

3 to 7 Jan: Pune Sunday 8 Jan: Pune Jagannatha Ratha-yatra 9 Jan: Pune (Putrada Ekadasi) 10 Jan: Traveling to Solapur Wed 11 Jan: Solapur Assessment / Satsang in the evening – Vitthal Rukmini Mandir) Thus 12 Jan: Solapur Assessment (Morning Bhagavatam Class, Pushya Abishek) Fri 13 Jan: IMPM Meetings in Pandharpur Sat 14 Jan: Jagannatha Ratha-yatra in Pandharpur Sun 15 Jan: Jagannatha Ratha-yatra in Beed Mon 16/ 17 Jan: ISKCON Beed Assessment Wed 18 Jan: ISKCON Latur Assessment Thus 19/ 20 Jan: ISKCON Pandharpur Sat 21/22 Jan: ISKCON Belgaum (Jagannatha Ratha-yatra) Mon 23 Jan: ISKCON Aravade Assessment (Satatila...

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New Year Message from Gurudev

My Dear Devotees, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupad. A happy New Year to all of you! When a Hare Krsna devotee wishes you a happy New Year, it is not just a wish for the upcoming year, but one that lasts a lifetime. How? The answer lies in Srila Prabhupad’s words – “Chant and be happy”. You do not have to do anything new to be happy. Just continually imbibe Srila Prabhupad’s words. People make new year resolutions to do this and not to do that. We should also make a resolution – to chant...

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Memorial Service for HG Banke Bihari Mataji at Iskcon-Vrindavan

Dear Gurumaharaj, Please accept my humble obeisances, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. Gurumaharaj, I want to inform you that on 26th Dec we had a Memorial Service in honor of HG Banke Bihari Mataji at Iskcon-Vrindavan. This was held at the Balaram Hall. The Program started with Kirtan by the devotees of 24 hrs Kirtan Mandali from 12pm to 1pm. After that Glorifications started, HG Sanaka Sanatana Prabhu was the Master of Ceremony(MC). Senior Devotees like HG Sridham Prabhu, HG Daivi Sakti Mataji, HG Dharmaraj Prabhu, HG Vrajavilas Prabhu, HG Radha Shyamsundar Prabhu, HG Ramanreti Prabhu, HG Badrivishal Prabhu,...

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DREAM COME TRUE

Dearest Guru Maharaj, Hare Krishna Please accept my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. All glories to your Holiness. Maharaj, thank you very much for your visit to Mauritius. It has been a great bliss to get your Darshan in your vapuh form. Though we were unable to talk with you we were very happy to listen to your class at Sri Sri Krishna Balram Mandir, see you doing abhishek of Srila Prabhupada at Bhaktivedanta Ashram, participate in Jagannath Yatra...

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Saubhari Rishi’s Gufa

Dear Gurumaharaj, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupad. Gurumaharaj, these days we explored one wonderful place which is not very far from Varaha ghat area in Vrindavan.​​ Saubhari muni used to perform his austerities in that place. Very beautiful flora and fauna & suitable atmosphere for good attentive chanting were as our discovery. There are many peacocks there, different variates of birds, cows and even little deer we met. Jamuna Devi flows there. The local vrajavasis who look after the ashram are in warm welcoming mood. They told us that this narrow Jamuna is the...

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Realization on your lecture on 3rd Nov 2016

Dear Maharaja, Hare Krishna, Dandavat Pranam All glories all glories to Srila Prabhupada, Guru and Gauranga. Today I saw the recording of your lecture on the mercy of Srila Prabhupada that you gave at Vrindavan on the 3rd of Nov 2016. Oh Maharaja, how much you miss Prabhupada. How much Prabhupada has done for all and how much you revere him. We have heard guru being addressed as – Guru Maharaja. A recent incident helped me understand this more deeply.On the Diwali night (31st Oct 2016) after the traditional puja, Sri Ketan Prabhu (one of most active members of...

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Annarthas

Dear Gurumaharaja Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I hope you are well. I often reflect on the instructions you gave at our last meet in Vrndavan. I am still working, although, I have managed to reduce my hours to part time and continue to help out at the Gauranga Mantra Centre. Giving classes there are quite a challenge especially when they are appreciated. I do find it very difficult rising above the need for approval, disctinction and adoration. Moreover, I see his an obstacle to my sadhana, particularly connecting with Nam prabhu. I remember...

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