Swami B. V. Trivikram
ask for the blessings of my Guru Maharaj and of all the loyal followers
of His Divine Grace to become able to say something about the event
we held here in the Campos do Jordao Ashram (Sao Paulo, Brazil),
authorized to represent the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the monastery
founded in 1941 by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar
Dev-Goswami Maharaj and led today by its President-Acharya His Divine
Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Once again, the KSA
performed an event for Yoga professionals who are interested in
diving deeper into this ancient science of self-realization.
As usual, this year,
Rohini Shakti Didi performed an intensive Yoga program from January
19 to January 25. Rohini was assisted by her friend and student
Sri Hari Das (Sergio Carvalho), essentially broadcasting, coordinating
and giving the course, showing an unequaled dedication.
More than just a report
of the happenings, I would like to convey the sensations this Week
produced in me. I have seen how perseverance in the path of self-realization
brought us to such incredible moments like this one. This week allowed
me to see how many qualified and interested persons are wanting
to practice spiritual life, since the Yoga courses Rohini Didi promotes
are always filled with theism and devotion to Srila Gurudeva.
How incredible is to
work in a project that is blessed by Srila Gurudeva! We went through
the pains of maturation, that are part of the life of a project
started many years back. We are not to count only the age of our
KSA. But, if we are to be honest, we have to go back as early as
1975, when Rohini Didi founded her first Yoga school, and with so
much sacrifice and struggle maintained herself up to date bringing
relief to the honest searchers who are really interested in self-realization.
But by Srila Srila
Gurudevas and Srila Guru Maharajs blessings, we are
ever stronger in our proposal of working in a project that presents
true values for the souls existence. How many people are approaching
us looking for bodily techniques and, without even noticing, are
receiving the treasure of true theism as revealed by our Guardians.
Such treasure is called Krishna consciousness and started to be
distributed 500 years ago by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the
Golden Avatar, who descended from His transcendental plane to teach
us the real path of love of God, or Krishna-Prema, as is originally
Such blessings of Srila
Gurudeva are very clearly shown. They appear as the presence of
persons in the team like: Munindra Mohan Prabhu, who with lots of
patience and affection has been helping in a very wonderful way,
serving Gauranga Sundar and educating people in the Vaishnava concepts;
Lochanananda Prabhu, cook and friend of all, who is always worried
to please with his wonderful recipes; Lalita DD, with her extraordinary
help to Rohini; Big Nelson who is a comrade you can count on for
any service at any time; Rosarinho who cares for the cows and milks
them everyday; and Mahadeva Prabhu, who is Rohinis yoga student
already for 15 years, and is now here with us, serving Srila Gurudevas
I can say the blessings
of my Gurudeva are mainly present in such a great family he has
given me. Srila Gurudeva always says that 90% of success in spiritual
life depends on good association, and He himself gave me the opportunity
to be with such special persons. I bow to all such great personalities.
And, as it was expected
from such a magnificent family, in this intensive Yoga course, we
had the opportunity to connect 11 persons to our Srila Gurudeva
at a very special occasion, that was the day of initiations. With
much emotion we held an initiation ceremony that brought to Srila
Gurudevas and Srila Guru Maharajs family 11 wonderful
new persons interested in the theistic conception given by Sri Chaitanya
My dandavat pranams
and affectionate hug to all.