Dear Sriman — Prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
> My God how much trouble can Guru withstand on behalf of his disciple!
How much trouble can he withstand? I have not been informed of any limit.
Gurudeva sees his disciples as servants of his guru.
Guru is not the recipient of service, he is the giver of service. He is offering service to his Gurudeva, the disciples of his Gurudeva, to the Vaishnavas, etc.
How much service is Sri Gurudeva prepared to give? There is no limit.
I have personally seen my gurus tolerate so many things; ill health, injury, extremely stressful situations and so on. They never stopped their preaching and guidance. They accepted all these troubles for our benefit and, in some instances, specifically for my benefit. No doubt I was the cause of some
Уважаемый Шриман — Прабху,
Пожалуйста, примите мои смиренные поклоны.
> Боже мой, сколько неприятностей может Гуру выдерживать ради своего ученика!
Как много неприятностей он может выдержать? Я не был проинформирован о каких-либо ограничениях.
Гурудев видит своих учеников как слуг своего Гуру.
Гуру не получатель служения, он даритель служения. Он предлагает служение своему Гурудеву, ученикам своего Гурудева, Вайшнавам, и т.д.
Saturday 26th July – Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate in the Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyavarya Ashtottara shatasri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar DevGoswami Maharaj at our New Jersey Math, USA. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.
Srila Giri Maharaja meets with local devotees and guests in Odessa, Ukraine. Recorded February 26, 2014.
Шрила Гири Махарадж встретился с местными преданными и гостей в Одессе, Украина. Записи 26 февраля 2014.
Today (7/2/14) I received an email from a friend of mine in Ukraine. A portion of it is reproduced below along with my reply.
A Devotee Writes:
Just today devotees of your Math, … who live in Eastern Ukraine Lugansk area, called me to explain the horrible civil war situation there. You can talk with them directly to find out the truth and I can help in interpreting. He seeks from senior devotees guidance what to do now because he fears for his children, wife and parents as well as for other devotees of his town. He says in brief that regular Ukrainian army uses heavy artillery such as howitzers, large-caliber mortars, multiple rocket launchers, warplanes- bombers etc. to bomb civilians in populated settlements. They destroyed hospitals,
“At present, human society is specifically cultivating the mode of ignorance (tamo-guna), although there may also be some symptoms of passion (rajo-guna). Full of kama and lobha, lust and greed, the entire population of the world consists mostly of sudras and a few vaisyas, and gradually it is coming about that there are sudras only. Communism is a movement of sudras, and capitalism is meant for vaisyas. In the fighting between these two factions, the sudras and vaisyas, gradually, due to the abominable condition of society, the communists will emerge triumphant, and as soon as this takes place, whatever is left of society will be ruined. The only possible remedy that can counteract the tendency toward communism is the Krsna consciousness movement, which can give even communists
Srila Giri Maharaja meets with local devotees and guests in Odessa, Ukraine. Recorded February 23, 2014.
Шрила Гири Махарадж встретился с местными преданными и гостей в Одессе, Украина. Записи 23 февраля 2014.
Srila Giri Maharaja meets with local devotees and guests in Odessa, Ukraine. Recorded February 22, 2014.
Шрила Гири Махарадж встретился с местными преданными и гостей в Одессе, Украина. Записи 22 февраля 2014.
Srila Giri Maharaja meets with local devotees and guests in Odessa, Ukraine. Recorded February 20, 2014.
Шрила Гири Махарадж встретился с местными преданными и гостей в Одессе, Украина. Записи 20 февраля 2014.