Is it better to be Happy or Good?

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 | December 1, 2013 |

English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Play (1 h 3 m)     Download (28.9 MB)    

You can mark interesting parts of the page content and share unique link from browser address bar.

Mark




Related Lectures

Timeless Knowledge of Bhagavad-gita

January 7, 2017 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Talk To School Children

February 24, 2008 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Thirukkovil, Tamil Nadu, India

Recognizing Breaks in Parampara

December 12, 2013 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Marai Malai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India

The Strange Case of Citraketu

September 30, 2016 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

What Can Repression Accomplish

August 8, 2013 |

English; Lika, Croatia

Prayers to Make Money for Preaching

April 24, 2012 |

Question: I have had a desire to become a wealthy businessman for some time and then heard a Prabhupada lecture where he said making money for Krishna is welcome so I started to think that making money for the movement could be my service. I read Prabhupada's books, attend weekly sangas most weeks and have… Expand>

Question:

I have had a desire to become a wealthy businessman for some time and then heard a Prabhupada lecture where he said making money for Krishna is welcome so I started to think that making money for the movement could be my service. I read Prabhupada's books, attend weekly sangas most weeks and have distributed Prabhupada's books on an ad hoc basis but am now taking this service up regularly every Saturday (door to door). I chant 16 rounds daily and am starting program's once a month at my house to preach Mahaprabhu's mission. If I pray for Krishna to empower me to make money for the movement (if he pleases) through my business (as my service along with my other service's), is it OK? Can you clarify please?

^ Show less

English;

Intelligent Balance in Bhakti

June 11, 2008 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Coca-cola Vs. Hare Krishna

September 29, 2016 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

The Purpose of Life – Part 2

August 31, 2012 |

English; San Diego, California, USA

Gurvastaka Meditation

July 21, 2014 |

Question: During the Sri Sri Gurvastaka Meditation. Should we meditate on our Guru or on Srila Prabhupada?… Expand>

Question:

During the Sri Sri Gurvastaka Meditation. Should we meditate on our Guru or on Srila Prabhupada?

Answer by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami:

Gurv-aṣṭaka meditation. Should we meditate on our guru or on Śrīla Prabhupāda?

You can meditate on both, as suitable. Yeah, as suitable means that not everything may be applicable to your own guru. Śrīla Prabhupāda said that this Gurv-aṣṭaka, it doesn’t apply to all gurus. At least the part of verses five and six specifically refer to those who in their form as a gopī assisting the… Well, especially number six applies to a gopī who is engaged in the direct service of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Therefore I say you can meditate as is suitable. Not everything may be applicable.

^ Show less

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Floating Stones

November 15, 2011 |

Question: One devotee from Brazil doubted the floating rocks in your pictures that they actually float. He told that these stones are not actually heavy. They are pumice stones and that is why they float. Please clarify the doubt.

English;

Carrying the Weight of the Parampara

January 6, 2012 |

English; Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

On Worshipping Virgin Mary

May 1, 2016 |

Question: I saw an article on Dandavats.com titled "Parusurama and Virgin mary" [ http://www.dandavats.com/?p=26584 ] This article about Virgin Mary appears to be on more of a sentimental platform conveying the message that you can pray to even Virgin Mary or any demigod to come to Krishna Conciousness. They also have included "portion" of "portion" of one of Srila Prabhupada's correspondence to Sivananda on Virgin Mary to substantiate their "belief".… Expand>

Question:

I saw an article on Dandavats.com titled "Parusurama and Virgin mary" [ http://www.dandavats.com/?p=26584 ]

This article about Virgin Mary appears to be on more of a sentimental platform conveying the message that you can pray to even Virgin Mary or any demigod to come to Krishna Conciousness. They also have included "portion" of "portion" of one of Srila Prabhupada's correspondence to Sivananda on Virgin Mary to substantiate their "belief".

Guru Maharaja, my question is:

1. Is such method of prayer to attain Krishna conciousness valid from the sastric viewpoint?

2. Can we equate such prayers of us to the prayers of Gopis to demigoddess to attain Lord Krishna?

3. In my experience, as this article seems to also indicate, that even after attaining Krishna conciousness, devotees who have attained Krishna Conciousness through such method seems to have attachment to the demigods or virgin mary in the form of affection however mild it might be. Is this still considered okay or pure devotional service to Lord Krishna?

^ Show less

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Reforming Rascal Indian Civilization

October 21, 2016 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Arrival Address

May 5, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Pure Kirtan

April 10, 2011 |

English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Facts We Should Know

March 8, 2014 |

English; Pune, Maharashtra, India

Questions About Ghosts

September 18, 2011 |

Question: Does the ghost yoni come under the 84 lakh type of yonis and how ghostly soul enters into the body of another living human being for sense gratification? Why it doesn't enter into the dead body?

English;

Mahodadhi-sayah, Antaka

December 27, 2016 |

English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India

Principles for Establishing Varnasrama Communities, Part-4

April 18, 2015 |

English; Rajpura, Punjab, India