Dandavas Pranas to all assembled devotees! All glories to all Vaishnava missions!
Attendees of this holy Sunday darshan: 1.Samipia 2.Rohini Mex 3.Zita Devi Mexico 4.Rati Copi Costa Rica, 5.Caitanya Lila,6. Jhulam Yantra, 7/Visnu Priya Dama , 8.Rhada Krsna y Rhade Bogota Colombia, 9. Madhava Krsna, 10.Minakshi 11. Julia Torres 12.puspanjali, 13.Prema Latika Ecuador 14. smita 15. Americo. 16. Sravana Kirtana San Agustine 17.Sruta Srava 18. Nitya Sidha Jaganathata Kirtana 19. Uddha das quilla 20. Siamakunda 21. Satyaki Das New York 22. Govinda qilla 23. Arcana Nadi Ecuador 24. Gokularanja Artecuator 25. govinda Ananda Nayarit 26. Gargi dd Ecuador 27. Viracocha 28. Virat Rupa Devi Dasi 29. IShta Dev Pasto Colombia 30.Atmani Deva 31. Americo Troya 32. Siksastakan 33.Rhada Govinda 34. Alanah Das 35.M Maha Yogi 36.Vaisnavi Varsana 37.Valmiki 38. Kavi Das 38. Mahabharata 39. navadwip Das 40. GopalSeva pamplonita 41. Suresh Des Das 42. nitya Pada Rasa 43.Smiti.44.Krsna Shaky 45. Om Govinda 46. Rhadakanda das 47. Varsana 48. Vrisabanu Das 49. Thirta Mahana Harajan Mardir 50. Gournitai Vrinda Sakti 51. Sridhar Das 52. Gustavo Isvara 53. Atma M Govinda 54. Syma Saraswati 55. Dhyana Mexico 56. Ajita DD Colombia 57.Ekanath Das 58. Ramanada Das 59. Saci Mexico 60. askalita 61.Kirtan 62. Govardan 63. elder Raul 64. govinda 65. guest of askalita 66. Vrisabadu Das 67. Marcos( he is visting Santa marta) 68. the Artist friend of Gurudeva 69. Nitay Pada Das 70. madre ambika 71.Dhyana Mexico 72.gundisha
Please forgive me if my writing style seems offensive.
His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktialoka Paramadvait Maharaja AKA GuruMaharaja darshans highlights are paraphrased. All his darshans have been recorded for your consideration and should you have any questions you can call his secretary Pancha TTava or gundisha, or the director of Vrinda Parivar Universalidad Sol Caitanya Lila Arcarya, or Maharani Prema Latika. You have their telephone number and email
Gurumaharaja: Hare Krsna! A big Hug to you!
How are you madre Bhakti?
Maharani Bhakti speaks about her children and she also speaks about the special gifts one receives when we visit India and how in some ashrams the devotees cover all the costs when they host events and treat the visitors very well. Gurumaharaja makes a comparison with Varsana in Bogota Colombia, and how some of the devotees did not want to charge visitors that were coming for some of the events, but, Gurumaharaja does not feel that this is a good idea due to the fact that our religious society is made up of mostly monastic membership vaishnavan "nuns" and "monks" and we preach to people who have limited resources but they can afford the modest donations that we ask them to cover for very excellent accommodations, courses, and prasadan, and most if not all people can afford to donate. Other ashrams and temples have different forms of sponsorship including federal funding our ashrams do not operate in this manner. It all depends to whom we preach and the resources that are available to us.
Gurumaharaja makes references to the beautiful ashram that he is visiting that day, in La Palma Spain. He gave us a tour of this beautiful Oasis, he goes on to say that there is art everywhere. He continues to reference India and their lavish events during our holidays. Gurumaharaja said in India there is a lot of Karma Kanda. In the West, in such countries like the United States of America, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and others there is not much Karma Kanda.
In our spiritual lineage we have been taught to give with all our hearts no matter what country we are from and where we live.
Gurumaharaja rans into a statue of our beloved Genesha! and he says, Jay Sri Ganenesh! remover of all obstacles!
Then he goes on to speak in regards to Karma Kanda, there are some people who are generous and there others who just give a donation to see if they become purify. He reflects on a pastime in which he knew of a devotee who wanted to host an event and, suddenly there were about 2,000 people and all of them paid an entrance fee. This is an example of Karma Kanda. Some devotees practice Karma Kanda and their main focus is collecting money.
But what his spiritual teacher His Divine Grace A.C Bhakti Vendanta Srila Prabhpada taught him was to preach pure Bhakti which focuses in Prasandan distribution and book distribution. Gurumaraja says, everything in this world has a price. ( He goes on to continue to show us the ashram and the gardens including our extremely beautiful brothers and siters a goat, a parrot and he said that there are peacocks there and other animals. He also runs into an extremely beautiful statue of Sri Narasimha!
Gurumaharaja affirms that our purpose for preaching icomes from our holy books Srimad Bhagavatan . Srimad Bhagavadgita and the Caitanya Caritamrita this is our essence. When we do sankirtana we give the opportunity for people to be part of Krsna Consciousness even if it's just in passing. In order to find someone that truly wants to practice Bhakti Yoga is very hard to find.
During the time when our adored teacher His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivendanta Srila Prabhupada was incarnated in a physical body, he begun to share Lord Sri Krsna's causeless mercy , when he arrived in New York City, his followers were hippies, drug addicts, alcoholics, confused people who wanted to detach from this material reality but through the course of the years some of his devotees got married and had children, and their focused switched to making ends meet.
In our spiritual lineage Gudiya Math if one of the male Vaishvans who have taken Sannyasa falls in love with a Maharani and decides to get married, this type of situation is regarded as a tragic event, because the vaishnavan will have to come back to this material world; but Srila Prabhupada taught us the varna Ashrama Dharma system of living according to the individual stages in life , a man practices brahmacharya/ celibacy, becomes a Grhastha when he wants to have children and to raise children with his maharani wife, and then after his children are grown up he and she will hopefully receives Sannyasa so that he and his wife can prepare for the time in which they will leave their physical body and hopefully make it out of this hell or at least be able to have a good birth in another Vaishnavan family.
Gurumaharaja remembers that when he first went to India at a very young age, he connected to the process of Gaudiya Math but some of the teachings of Gaudiya Math are not practical and in some cases these teachings diminish women. His Divine Grace A.C Bhakti Vendanta Srila Prabhupada had the perfect formula so that everyone could practice Krsna consciousness. He initiated Bhramans both men and women. Srila Prabhupada knew how to share Krsna's consciousness he had a vision that his sons and daughters would become teachers.
Srila Prabhupada also encounter some problems, he also wanted people to adopt cows but this is something that is difficult to do especially because cows can reproduce offspring and then you have more cows. During this time not everyone has the determination and itelligence to cultivate land and let alone care for cows. Srila Prabhupada created a lot of events so that people could meet the Deites and enjoy prasadam. Our essence is to chant the maha mantra hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. Gurumaharaja emphasizes in Sankirtana distribution of prasadan and books.
Gurumaharaja reminds us that our foundation is not based on having many temples or houses or farms our goal is to give the gift of Bhakti. He shared his appreciation for the fact that we devotees are here with him expanding krsna consciousness. Lord Sri Krsna is the one who knows what is best for our lives if we are going to get crazy with money let krsna just give us prasadan and books to distribute.
Gurumaharaja directs his attention to our religious society, it has been 40 years for Vrinda to become Vrinda Parivar and it will take 10 years for us to see this much needed change to come into fruition. His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktialoka Paramadvaiti Maharaja makes us aware that he has already initiate alot of people in his 50 some years of service and now is time for the other devotees in Vrinda Parivar to do that! Gurumaharaja reads our minds and he knows that some of us do not feel qualified to initiate anyone because we feel that we are insignificant, or that we have a bad reputation, or that we have too many problems and his right.
Gurumaharaja consoles his devotees , he said, a devotee that surrenders at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada is safe. All the prabhus that surrender at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada are safe.
"How beautiful it is to be with you this Sunday he said, I had to borrow a cellphone from one of the devotees here because I don't have WI-FI in my phone!" "My adored ones just like Srila Prabupada gave his love, you can give his love.
Who were we in the past? we were also hippies in the past, we were all meat eaters. I am just full of gratitude to all the holy places that I have visited, Bucaramanga, Valle Dupar, Santa Marta, Florencia, the Amazonas, San Agustine, Florencia all these places are in Colombia.
Gurumaharaja says, "bye bye!"
"May Krsna Bless You!"
"Que Krsna nos bendiga!"
at the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda Prabhu the first guru At the lotus feet of srimati rhadarani my eternal mother! at the Lotus feet of Srila Bhaktialoka Paramadvaiti Maharaja who has kept all his promises to his beloved teacher His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivendanta Srila Prabhupada who is our eternal benefactor of truth and mercy who is with his beloved devotees 24hrs a day 7 days a week night and day.