祝我所有的朋友们度过一个美好的高茹阿·普尼玛。主柴坦尼亚的名字是维施宛巴尔，意思是宇宙的维系者。愿我们大家得到由施瑞·柴坦尼亚赐予通过唱颂圣名而获得的光辉灿烂的奉爱来维持我们生活的祝福。施瑞·柴坦尼亚·玛哈帕布 克依 佳呀！！哈瑞纳玛 桑克依尔坦 雅格亚 克依 佳呀。
完成我们第一个早晨的哥瓦尔丹山五体投地绕拜，三个小时，从我家到尤嘎勒·嘎特，以对奎师那和温达戴薇的祈祷开始，努力保持内心的专注，请求温达·戴薇的诸多帮助，希望她听见我的祈祷因为我需要大量的仁慈。组员有玛达瓦，维施努，丹尼斯，茹阿萨·比哈瑞，高诸玛·比哈瑞，珀雅，卡纳，萨西，朋友们，请发送祝福愿我们的心意保持稳固，专注我们的内心，并满足我们的灵性愿望。佳呀 施瑞 温达文 圣地 克依 佳呀！！
我们温达文绕拜小组今天早晨绕拜到铁轨处并籍着施瑞·奎师那的仁慈明天将完成绕拜。现在我要步行绕拜以便完成佳帕。佳呀 施瑞 温达文 达玛 克依 佳呀！！
在成为萨尼亚西之前我的名字是阿尤迪亚帕提·达萨，主茹阿玛的一个名字。有一次一名萨杜(圣人)和我开玩笑告诉我说我是"Dasa of Ayodhyapati,"茹阿玛的仆人，言下之意，哈努曼。萨杜说我像哈努曼一样强壮有力同时像猴子一样丑陋！！下一次当地毛茸茸的歹徒袭击时我将显现哈努曼的形象把他们吓跑。（笑）
曼格拉·阿尔提，普佳，和希瓦茹阿玛·斯瓦米进行了愉快的古茹普佳克依尔坦舞蹈，伤感地离开温达文，高兴地前往德班参加檀车节。我恳求继续留在茹阿戴·夏玛，奎师那·巴拉茹阿玛和高茹阿·尼太莲花足下清凉的树荫之地...佳呀 佳呀 茹阿戴 佳呀 佳呀 夏玛 佳呀 佳呀 施瑞 温达文 达玛...帕瓦纳 茹阿达 特柔 纳玛 帕瓦纳 施瑞 温达文 达玛！！
在德班度过檀车节。与苏尼勒·莫汉和黑曼吉在一起...今天早晨我们参观了庙宇并看见一群光彩夺目的外士那瓦。节日在今天13:00开始...佳呀 佳干纳特 斯瓦米 克依 佳呀！！
我心爱的施瑞·茹阿达茹阿玛纳啊♥ ♥ ♥，请让我在心中，灵魂中和梦境中拥有您...在心中体验到您...因为爱您已经给予我力量知道了我到底是谁。
昨天我们在大舞台上唱颂了一个小时的克依尔坦，帐篷爆满且客人们大声清晰地唱着。从下午七点到十一点露天舞台上响彻着玛达瓦帕布，圣因卓杜姆纳·斯瓦米和一位来自温达文奉献者超然激动的克依尔坦歌声。在最后一首克依尔坦期间，苏尔亚和两位来自开普敦欣喜若狂的奉献者吹响了令人惊异的小号。在某一曲调我要求开普敦萨克斯号手吹响他的小号就像约翰·科特恩一样而我们所有人几乎要摔下舞台。有优美的舞蹈，快乐的唱颂，通过哈瑞纳玛促进与主永远幸福的团聚。晚间结束是以我们大家拜访哥帕拉·茹阿佳和图拉茜·普瑞亚的比萨帐篷并吃光了她们一天所有的盈利（笑）。德班 佳格纳特 茹阿塔亚卓 克依 佳呀！！
再见了南非彩虹之国。我最深切地感谢所有优秀奉献者的联谊，克依尔坦，音乐节，菩萨达姆，美丽的风景，再说一遍，精彩的联谊。希望2013年在一个更大更好的檀车节上见到大家。哈瑞奎师那！！佳呀 佳呀 施瑞茹阿戴 夏玛！！
起飞升空漫长的旅行回温达文。佳呀 佳呀 施瑞 茹阿戴 夏玛！！哈瑞奎师那！！
Went to Madhava Prabhu's kirtan on the MVT lawn at 4 PM. When I left to return home a very cheeky monkey saw my camera hanging around my neck, aggressively rushed me, and got the shock of his life when I attacked back, popped him with my chaddar, and showered him with horrible Brajavasi dirty words. I heard him tell his partner, from the top of the tree, "that was the strangest human I ever attacked ... he was just like one of us !!"
Sitting in the dark temple room, Madhava singing, Vishnu playing drum, crying the holy names ... and then the names give darshan as Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balaram, and Radhe Shyam. Join the chant .. taste nama-rasa.
Japa on the roof and gazing across at Srila Prabhupada's samadhi. The spring morning sun is pleasing.
Kirtan prior to Mangala Arati was very rich, during Arati Radha Shyam were dressed in gold and maroom, went home, today is Ekadasi, the first day of Holi in Vrindavan and there are tens of thousands of people on Parikrama, just enter the car of Rohit and am on my way to Delhi to fly out to Kazakhstan for Gaura Purnima. Holi He!!
Air Astana…Blasting off to Almaty. Missing Vraja…but by Sri Radhe Shyam’s grace we hope to be back soon.
"A pure devotee always thinks himself as not-devotee. That is a good attitude. If one thinks he is big devotee that is not good, thinking that he is first degree. We should not be puffed up, a devotee avoids it, remaining always in the second degree. A dog is a faithful servant. To become lowest dog is to become on the highest platform of service. Krsna has given everyone something extraordinary and to serve Krsna with one's extraordinary talent means successful life." Srila Prabhupada letter to Sukadeva, March 4, 1973
I've landed in cold Almaty, past sunset, not night, the "blue hour," thousands of black birds flying in circles looking for their evening hostel, bright devotees met me at the airport, going to see Bimal and Surya, then to my second home by the side of Giriraja at Sri Vrindavan Dham in Kazakhstan.
A wonderful Gaura Purnima to all my friends. Lord Caitanya's name was Visvambhara, which means the maintainer of the universe. May we all be blessed to have our lives maintained by the effulgent Prema Bhakti that Sri Caitanya gives through the chanting of the holy names. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Ki Jai !! Harinama Sankirtan Yajna Ki Jai.
My favourite Prabhupada kirtan. If it seems my end is near, please .. turn this on, crank up the volume, and we'll all meet shortly on the banks of the Yamuna.
“O Shyam, Please grant this one benediction: To those persons who reside in the profoundly sweet land of Sri Vrindavan Dham and who for a long time yearn with a steady heart to someday attain You, please O master of Gokula, appear before their eyes as their youthful friend.” Lalita-Madhava
Finished our first morning of Vrindavan Dandavat Parikrama, 3 hours, my house unto Yugal Ghat, starting with a prayer to Krishna and Vrindadevi, trying to keep internal focus, asking Vrinda Devi for a lot of help, hope She hears my prayers as I need strong doses of mercy. Madhava, Visnu, Denis, Rasa Bihari, Godruma Bihari, Pooya, Kana, Saci is the team, friends, send a blessing that our minds remain fixed, our focus internal, and our spiritual hope is fulfilled. Jai Sri Vrindavan Dhama Ki Jai !!
" The best association is the service of the devotees of the Lord, and by that association one can become the highest qualified man by the grace of the Lord's pure devotees." [SB. Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.41 ]
03:30 ... Heading to the temple for Madhava's kirtan.
Sunday + Ekadasi = 10 zillion people on Parikrama. Our team finished our third day of dandavats just beyond the Jagannatha Temple and Banyan Tree where Lord Caitanya rested. We all came home and honoured Giriraja's Maha Prasadam, divided a full honey comb amongst us and drank cold lemon juice sweetened with Russian honey. A very sweet conclusion to a very sweet morning in the very sweet abode of Vrindavan !!
"If the opulence or knowledge of many millions of universes were clustered together, they would hardly equal a small fragment of the glory of Krishna's holy name. Krishna's holy name is my life. It is the goal of my life. It is the means I will employ to attain the goal of my life." [ Srila Rupa Goswami, Padyavali ]
Our Vrindavan Parikrama Team made it to the train tracks this morning and by Sri Krishna's grace we will complete parikrama tomorrow. Now I will go for walking parikrama so I can get my japa completed. Jai Sri Vrindavan Dhama Ki Jai！！
Sitting on the other side of Kesighat sipping cold Lehar soda water. Vraja is 38 degrees, seriously hot, when it comes to this point Parikrama is the business of "mad dogs and Englishmen". I'm the mad dog .. but .. Loving it.
03:48, last day of Vrindavan Dandavat Parikrama, praying to the dust of Vrindavan for some hints on how to improve my spiritual life, the message keeps coming .. "better japa" "better japa" "better japa" .. I will try to take the message to heart. Hare Krishna from the pleasantly cool dark morning in Vrindavan.
Sat in Madhava's early morning kirtan, had mangala darshan, Vrindavan Parikrama with Satvata Prabhu, there was a very, very, cool breeze blowing the entire time, returned to spend the morning with Sivarama Swami, who yesterday arrived in Vraja. This afternoon at 18:00 there will be kirtan with Sivarama Swami, Madhava Prabhu, and one Vrindavan kutta. Please check the govindaswami ustream link at 18:00.
PS .. 4 Vrindavan bandits just struck in my kitchen and made off with the grapes. Kali yuga is advancing and these varmints are becoming bolder and bolder.
Before sannyas my name was Ayodhyapati dasa, a name of Lord Rama.
Once a sadhu joked with me and told me that I was the "Dasa of Ayodhyapati," the servant of Rama, in other words, Hanumanji. The sadhu said I was as strong as Hanuman and as ugly as a monkey!!
Next time the local furry bandits strike I'll manifest my form of Hanuman and scare the heck out of them :)
Radha Bahva Gaur das----BB Govinda Swami ；Maharaj, you look so handsome and blisssfull always-yes， your HG Ayodhyapati days were the best prasadam days .We had there at vrindavan and you took so much pain and austerities to cook bhoga and prasadam in huge quantities in the thick heat of vrindavan. We are always obliged to your holiness.
Had a wonderful kirtan at home yesterday evening.
This morning I bade au revoir to Madhava and Radhika as they left for Swiss.
Because the weather was so pleasant Sivarama Swami and I took a morning walk, first visiting Prem Kishore's cow Yamuna, then to Kaliya Ghat and Prabhodananda Swami's samadhi, then Madan Mohan and Dvadasaditya Tila, on to Imli Tal, Shringhar Vat, then Kesi Ghat.
He explained that the day Krishna killed the Kesi demon was the day that Akrura came to Nandagram to take the two brothers to Mathura. Krishna was depressed and that morning did not want to get up from bed. But when he heard that the Kesi demon was causing such a disturbance he at once got up.
When Yasoda saw Krishna so activated she asked what he was up to and he replied, "Mom .. I want to go ride the horse." She replied, "nothing doing, your father will take care of it."
Still .. he managed to leave his house and it was a long battle that went all the way from Nandagram to Kesighat. After the fight all the Vrajavasis bathed and rested at Kesighat.
From Kesi Ghat, we walked to Radha Gokulananda Temple, had darshan, a wonderful group of Bengali kirtaneers were leading a ripping kirtan in the shade of the darshan area, we visited the samadhi courtyard, then walked up to Gopal Bhatta Goswami's samadhi, had a beautiful silent darshan of Sri Sri Radha Ramanji, then returned to see Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balarama, Radhe Shyam, Lalita, Visakha, Giriraja, Srila Prabhupada at the samadhi.
Now it is 16:57 .. 38 degrees here in Vrindavan, my fan is silently swirling at the lowest speed, it is the 4th day of a 5 day yajna at Dhanuka Guest House, from morning till night veda mantras are chanted, the bougainvilla overhanging my back porch is a favourite social venue for small magpie robins who speak beautifully, the parrots at Radha Tila are chattering ... O Vrindavan, my home, please let me serve you.
Yesterday we walked until just before Kesighat. There we saw a beautifully decorated boat on the Yamuna shore and the boatman's name was Ghanashyam.
We boarded his boat, flowed beneath the pontoon bridge, sailed past Devraha Baba's samadhi, drifted in an amazingly wide area of Yamunaji where there was such a variety of bird life, and continued downstream till we came to Pani Gaon.
At Pani Gaon... there is a small hill on the side of the Yamuna, at the top of the hill was an ancient Pipal Tree, and beneath that Pipal tree is the asrama of Durvasa Muni.
It was at this place that the Vraja Gopis fed Durvasa Muni and where Srimati Radharani received his blessing that her cooking would always taste like amrita.
Yesterday was HH Sivarama Swami's birthday. As he wanted to visit a place where he would like to live in his next life we went to Javat and then walked the path to Ter Kadamba and Aseshwara Mahadeva.
All I can say is that it was very blissful.
Mangala Arati, puja, very good dancing gurupuja Kirtan with Sivarama Swami, have sadly left Vrindavan, happily on my way to Durban for Rathayatra. I beg to remain under the cooling shade of Radhe Shyam and Krishna Balarama's and Gaura Nitai's lotus feet .. Jai Jai Radhe Jai Jai Shyam Jai Jai Sri Vrindavan Dham .. Pavana Radha Tero Nama Pavana Sri Vrindavan Dham !!
Oh All Merciful Mahaprabhu!!! Please Allow This Fallen Soul To Come To Your Land This Narsimhadeva Caturdasi…Please Please Please…Bring Some Plan To My Mind So That I Could Come There To Sri Maya Dhama This May!!!! When, Oh When Will I Wander Here And There, Weeping Under The Shade Of The Trees And Creepers Along The... Banks Of The Celestial Ganges River In Navadvipa? I Will Cry Out "Oh Radhe! Oh Krsna!", And I Will Completely Forget About All The So-Called Pleasures Of This Material Body. When Will I Bow Down To All The Inhabitants Of The Holy Land Of Navadvipa And Receive A Bit Of Their Causeless Mercy? I Will Smear The Dust Of The Vaisnavas' Lotus Feet All Over My Body, And I Will Wear The Dress Of A Mad Wandering Mendicant.
Why do the trees drop their leaves at the beginning of the hot season in India ??
In Durban for Rathayatra. Staying with Sunil Mohan and Hemangi .. we visited the temple this morning and saw a galaxy of vaisnavas. Festival begins today at 13:00 .. Jai Jagannatha Swami Ki Jai !!
Oh My Beloved Sri RadhaRamana ♥ ♥ ♥ Let me hold you in my heart, my soul, and in my dreams... experiencing you in my mind... for loving you has given me the power to know who I really am.
Yesterday we sang kirtan on the big stage for an hour, the tent filled and the guests were singing loud and clear. From 7 PM till 11 PM the outdoor stage was filled with tumultuous transcendental sounds by the kirtan of Madhava prabhu, HH Indradyumna Swami, and one devotee from Vrindavan. During the last kirtan an amazing horn section was created between Surya and two ecstatic devotees from Cape T...own. At one point I requested the Cape Town Sax Player to blow his horn like John Coltrane and all of us practically fell off the stage. There was beautiful dancing, joyful chanting, which facilitated the ever blissful reunion with the Lord through Harinama. The evening concluded with all of us visiting the Pizza Tent of Gopal Raja and Tulasi Priya and eating up all of their profits of the day :) Durban Jagannatha Rathayatra Ki Jai !!
And to all ... we wish you a joyful celebration of Easter. Let us all set aside some time to remember and meditate upon the sacrifice of pure love which was shown to us all by Jesus Christ. May his unflinching devotion to God be an example and ray of light which guides us across the turbulent ocean of material life.
In Joburg, lecture and kirtan tonight in Lenasia.
Returning home I received an amazing donation of ...
50 BILLION DOLLARS ... All In one printed note !!
Unfortunately ... they are from Zimbabwe Dollars. :)
It is a beautiful autumn day in Durban, the sky is spotlessly clear, the sun is friendly-warm, Sri Sri Radha Radhanath are gorgeous, and the kirtan is the cool breeze swirling throughout the temple.
As Yadubara prabhu sang I remembered that today is the 30th year since Srila Akinchana Krishna dasa Babaji departed from this world.
I pray that he will take a few seconds from his busy play and service in Goloka Vrindavan to send his rich blessings to us aspiring chanters of Sri Krishna's holy names.
Goodbye South African Rainbow Nation. My deepest thanks to all the wonderful devotees for their association, kirtans, festivals, prasadam, beautiful sights, and again, wonderful association. Hope to see everyone for a bigger, better Rathayatra 2013. Hare Krishna !! Jai Jai Sri Radhe Shyam !!
Blasting off on a long journey to Vrindavan. Jai Jai Sri Radhe Shyam !! Hare Krishna !!
I am on the road to Vrindavan. It is very overcast, windy, sprinkling of rain. I am so happy to returning home.
00:20 .. Friday, an amazingly cool 25 degrees in Vraja, I thank Radhe Shyam for allowing me to come back home, good night to all from Sri Vrindavan Dham.
Mangala arati, 24 degrees, I think the sweet voice was that of Dharmatma prabhu, met Adi Kesava and Bhubanesvara prabhus, now home for puja and off to Govardhan.
At Tanmay Goswami's Ayurvedic Clinic at Govardhan and have taken the cosmic drain cleaner called Virechanam. Sort of remembering when I was a child dreaming to become a NASA astronaut, and patiently waiting to blast off. :)
Vrindavan, 10:19, 34 degrees, faintly hearing the drums from a nearby kirtan, birds chattering, voices of the people working on the house next door, forecast is up to 40 degrees today. As the heat increases .. the afternoon will become more silent.
Now I will put my hat and take a japa walk around Vrindavan.
Vraja is a mine of spiritual touchstones. By developing our sadhana bhakti, Sri Guru and Sri Krishna's grace will rain upon us, only then we may be blessed to see the shining jewel of prema.