Thank you and I wish y…"
After writing this topic I vowed to myself to keep chanting 16 rounds again because I understood from within that my running away from Krishna on certain days just made me feel unhappy and that its all so much easier when you ch…"
I am pretty sure that for my worn out body fasting one day a week would not be a good idea.I am allready depleted of vitamins and feeling very tired as I just explained in another reply here above. It might work for some but for…"
Thank you for your suggestion but I am allready initiated and took shelter and surpass these levels more often then not. I have weekly and if I have time more then once a week temple service and I have a home altar, follow m…"
(one day later)
I started the diary yesterday and chanted 16 again, I felt very empowered by the handle of a diary which you suggested. Thank you again !
Hundreds of obeicances to you."
Thank you for your quick answer, what a lovely answer it is, that I can work with.
I will actively start today with a devotional diary ! Yes I do chant every day but after a long break I am still not on 16 rounds daily,…"
Thank you for your reply, I dont know what you mean by fasting... I need prasadam very much !Do you mean fasting from certain food ?
If anything I love to cook for Krishna and have prasadam. I can't imagine fasting for a longe…"
Thank you so much for your thoughts, they helped me calm down from feeling scared and a bit shocked by my Gopal. It is indeed just like you explained; after so many years of seperation it can and is scary. I hav…"
Welcome to Krishna Conciousness ! Haribol ! You will be fine if you follow Srila Prabhupada's books, but Prabhupada also wanted us to work together and he always stressed and lead by example how important it is to hav…"
Thank you very much for adding me as your friend, I hope we stay in touch.
Hariiii bol !
namaste - Subhadra Prema dd"
Name / Initiated name
Subhadra Prema dd
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
6 - 16
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
2002/2003, some hippy friends :) And then I read a lot and associated with devotees. I was very fortunate to get service at the Amsterdam temple, service makes you advance a million (?) times faster :) I advice everybody do some service even if you are not chanting and not following (any) regulative principles, anybody can do some service... Cleaning/serving prasadam, do groceries etc...
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Amsterdam, Mukthi Datri dd, the pujari for 20 years in the temple of Amsterdam, without her mercy I would be lost here.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Im a spirit soul trapped in the material world (in Amsterdam, Holland) trying to get back, and take as many souls/friends as possible back with me. I don't live in the temple but I come there often. My service in the temple is mostly flower arrangement for the altar and making garlands for His loving Grace Srila Prabupada and the Deities Karuna Nitai and Gaura Chandra, some cleaning of parephenalia every now and then and some other work that needs to be done sometimes.. Further on I try to get friends and family to the temple and preach a bit, I love to see people take their first bite of prasadam hehehe :) Gotcha !!! lol 2014 edit; I stopped my service for years but when I am in the temple I try to find any service cleaning pots or flowers mostly. I dont make friends with devotees easily, I wish I did because last time I fell down was for a big part because I felt so lonely as a devotee not having close association with anyone except for one person in the temple. 2014 second edit: visited the temple again on the sunday feast, i was so happy to be back and got great association with devotees, they still knew who i was after so many years. I got invited to a houseprogram at a senior mataji's house next wednesday ! I felt so humbled and accepted back, thank you Radhe Krishna and your devotees !
What are your expectations from this community?
I hope this website will consume my spare time so much I wont look up maya websites. Finding answers to questions and getting mercy from all of you !
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I love to cook, paint, arrange flowers and preaching.