Aushadham, Jagatassetu, Satyadharmaparakramah

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 288-290 | December 18, 2013 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Play (46 m 14 s)     Download (21.2 MB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Blissful Renunciation

June 11, 2011 |

English; San Diego, California, USA

Death Sentences in Kali-yuga

December 3, 2012 |

Question: As part of our plan to establish varnasrama projects, when the community gets bigger we will also try to install ksatriya kings. The main duty of ksatriyas is to curb adharma. So if someone in the community is posing as God, he should immediately be killed as shown by Krnsa when he killed Paundraka. But we also understand… Expand>

Question:

As part of our plan to establish varnasrama projects, when the community gets bigger we will also try to install ksatriya kings. The main duty of ksatriyas is to curb adharma. So if someone in the community is posing as God, he should immediately be killed as shown by Krnsa when he killed Paundraka. But we also understand that Caitanya Mahaprabhu's policy was not to kill demons but the demoniac tendency. So should the King refrain from killing such people? This question can be expanded to include all types of death sentences- even those given to murderers.

According to this logic if one so called God is killed by the government on the basis of his having proved himself as God, all other Gods will automatically stop and immediately adharma is under control.

^ Show less

English;

Apam Nidhi, Adhisthanam

April 19, 2014 |

English; Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Beyond Worldly Dharma

August 30, 2012 |

English; San Diego, California, USA

Damodara-vrata in Hari-bhakti-vilasa, Part-2

October 11, 2014 |

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

Conversation with Kavi Karnapura Dasa Brahmacari

August 20, 2016 |

English; Dublin, Ireland

Questions and Answers

August 13, 2016 |

English; Seattle, USA

Recognizing Breaks in Parampara

December 12, 2013 |

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

Prerequisite for sankirtana

May 27, 2006 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Three Avataras for Kali-Yuga

June 14, 2011 |

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Karma, Reincarnation, and Feminism

September 18, 2015 |

English; College Station, Texas, USA

Ascending Approach Ends at Brahman and Paramatma Realization

May 2, 2012 |

Question: Srila Prabhupada states, that the ascending approach ends up at the realization of brahman and paramatma but not the Personality of Godhead. Could you please explain how is it that one can realize these two aspects by this process and why does it stop there?… Expand>

Question:

Srila Prabhupada states, that the ascending approach ends up at the realization of brahman and paramatma but not the Personality of Godhead.

Could you please explain how is it that one can realize these two aspects by this process and why does it stop there?

^ Show less

English;

The Humbleometer

July 28, 2017 |

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 3.4.69

  • 45 m 54 s  |  21 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Relevance of Srila Prabhupada's Letters

May 21, 2012 |

Question: When reading Srila Prabhupada’s instructions through letters, how should one tell to himself that the instructions hold good for him too (with abject humility I say here that I am not questioning Srila Prabhupada, his instructions are very much relevant to the jivas, to the every atom in the universe) and not just to… Expand>

Question:

When reading Srila Prabhupada’s instructions through letters, how should one tell to himself that the instructions hold good for him too (with abject humility I say here that I am not questioning Srila Prabhupada, his instructions are very much relevant to the jivas, to the every atom in the universe) and not just to the said person in question. Sometimes if someone says, ‘oh, that was between Srila Prabhupada and the said person’ how should we reply that 'no, that also holds good for us too.’ Is there a quote from Srila Prabhupada to answer this question? I heard Srila Prabhupada talked about an analogy of sun in this context.

Audio answer by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami:

Well, not every instruction of Śrīla Prabhupāda in his letters is meant for everyone. Some of them are personal instructions. This question, the answer to it can be understood in detail by reading the prefatory note, or essay, in the Vedabase, given by His Holiness Jayādvaita Swami, about how to use or utilise the instructions in the Vedabase. That sum of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions is for all times, places and circumstances. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto, that’s Kṛṣṇa’s instructions. That’s for anyone in any time, place and circumstance. Others are not. Just like when… Or here is a good example, Kṛṣṇa tells Arjuna mām anusmara, that’s an instruction for anyone in any time, place and circumstance, but yudhya ca - fight, that’s not for everyone. 

So Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions also, there are general instructions for everyone, and specific instructions for specific individuals. So how to understand what’s for you through the whole mass of instructions given by Śrīla Prabhupāda, a very large body of instructions? Well, therefore one has to take guidance in spiritual life, personal guidance. It’s not that you can understand everything just by reading the books ourselves. If you read the books you’ll find that ... Well, Śrīla Prabhupāda writes in a Bhagavad-gītā purport, I’m paraphrasing here, don’t know the words exactly, but says that no one can advance properly in Kṛṣṇa consciousness without taking personal guidance from a spiritual master. Don’t remember that? Some very crucial statements.

^ Show less

English;

Govinda

April 23, 2017 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Preaching and Recruiting, Not the Same

May 15, 2016 |

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.9.36

  • 1 h 24 m  |  38.5 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Om Namo Bhagavate Narasimhaya

May 8, 2009 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Entering Vaikuntha

December 22, 2004 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

The Moment of Enlightenment

August 2, 2014 |

English with Русский translation; Moscow, Russia

Greeting With Hare Krishna and Dandavats to Seniors

September 21, 2012 |

Question: In one of Maharaja’s answers, he mentioned that it is not respectful to begin a letter with Hare Krishna/Haribol when it is addressed to seniors. My question is; will this be applicable when physically addressing while showing pranam i.e do we need to just show pranam and wait till the senior devotee say Hare Krishna and then respond… Expand>

Question:

In one of Maharaja’s answers, he mentioned that it is not respectful to begin a letter with Hare Krishna/Haribol when it is addressed to seniors. My question is; will this be applicable when physically addressing while showing pranam i.e do we need to just show pranam and wait till the senior devotee say Hare Krishna and then respond with Hare Krishna?

Do we only offer dandavats to our diksa-guru not the other gurus or sannyasis in temple hall in front of Srila Prabhupada or the deities?

^ Show less

English;