The jewel of gymanam is rarely obtainedHanuman das
Ok, guys, gymanam is very important.
Gurudev is so merciful. How could we ever advance without Gurudev, who is showing us the way? Way to gym. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Now, let us first offer our humble obeisances to the founder of Gymanam, Bhanu Swami.
Gymanam is just one of many frivolous sports in which we need to engage ourselves in if we want to advance spiritually. But, it is not easy, if Gymanam is too hard for you, you can try Volleyballanam,
But, I am warning you, Volleyballanam is for gopis only. Don’t enter into it prematurely.
All these sports are introduced by pure devotees, and they are purest of the pure, and if you follow them, they will take you to the spiritual world.
And why pure devotees are going to the gym? Because they are following in the footsteps of Srila Prabhupada. Now, up to 1970, Srila Prabhupada was doing physical exercise by doing morning walks with his disciples. They were chanting or discussing philosophy, but then all of a sudden, Srila Prabhupada decided to go to the gym. You will read this in new biography of Srila Prabhupada which will be published by Satsvarupa. And therefore, Indradyumna Swami as his perfect follower is doing the same, following in the footsteps of his guru. Here is a Facebook post by his disciple, Aleksei Tapkarosh:
Aleksei says, “inspiration is everything”. I couldn’t agree more. I mean, how could this movement even work without pure devotees going to the gym. Not only Srila Prabhupada went to gym every day, but also Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was so successful in preaching because he had a private gym.
I am such a rascal, my wife is going to the gym, and I am smashing her all the time that she is “Maya”. This is just because I didn’t read Srimad Bhagavatam carefully which describes that when Prahlada Maharaja felt sick after seeing Nrisimhadeva’s carnage, the first thing he did was to go to gym. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
And my wife actually, and the very good path to become ISKCON guru. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Especially when you are getting old, you have to go to the gym. Morning walks are nonsense. And we can see in the Mahabharata, example of old Bhisma, he was going to the gym every day, therefore he was so devastating on the battlefield.
And additionally, it is especially important to post our gym photos on Facebook, so that all our intelligent disciples can start appreciating the value of Gymanam.
I mean, a while ago Indradyumna was also playing tennis,
But tennis is not so good as the gym, the gym is more advanced than tennis.
I mean, Indradyumna Swami’s life is not easy. He got heavy instruction from Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada told him to parade chaste and shy girls throughout the cities. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a chaste and shy girl these days, let alone persuade her to dance prominently throughout the city? I am having problems managing one girl (my wife), and therefore I am not even thinking of taking sannyasa and managing even more girls.
In the end, I want to warn all ISKCON devotees about the potential grave offense they could commit. It’s compared to an elephant entering into the gym and smashing all the equipment. And that grave offense is to think that if Nityananda went to the liquor store, that He is attracted by liquor, actually, he went there to preach. Similarly, if you think that Indradyumna Swami going to the gym is something mundane, you are wrong. It is important to remember that pure devotees are perfect. Everything they do is perfect. Never send negative posts about pure devotees.
Additionally, in Bhagavad-gita, Krishna says in the 11th chapter: “Amongst all forms of recreation, I am the gym”.
Amongst 64 qualities of a Vaisnava, first quality is:
Gestaponam – vaisnava is always very humble and meek and expert in banning and censoring people who don’t agree with his guru (such people are called daemons).
And the second most important quality of a Vaisnava is:
Brainanam – Vaisnava is always very expert in turning his brain off and not recognizing sannyasis with girlfriends, sannyasi rockstars with multiple luxury apartments and sannyasis who parade chaste and shy girls through the cities.
For anyone who didn’t fully develop Gestaponam and Brainanam qualities, it will not be possible for them to survive in ISKCON. You will have to leave ISKCON if you commit a “crazy elephant in the gym” offense.
For the oldfashioned ISKCON temples, and old-fashioned ISKCON gurus who still don’t go to gym, I would like to recommend following official ISKCON sadhana:
3:30 – Getting up shower
4:00 – Mangala arati
5:00 – Gym
7:00 – Morning program
7:45 – Srimad Bhagavatam lecture
8:30 – Breakfast
9:00 – Chanting
11:00 – Gym
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Reading Srila Prabhupada’s books
15:00 – Book distribution
19:00 – Gaura arati
19:45 – Bhagavad-gita lecture
20:30 – Gym
21:30 – Going to bed
Let’s us all follow Gurudev and other advanced ISKCON gurus who are going to the gym, and completely reject gurus who support muscle atrophy. Let us enter the spiritual world proudly with six-pack abs and slim girl on our back.