Why authorities are needed and distrusted
Bhagavad-gītā 1.43 | May 9, 2014 |
English; KanhaiyadeshPlay (1 h 23 m) Download (38.2 MB)
August 29, 2011 |
Question: Like my previous mail regarding entering temple during period, this also I have heard from wife. And she says as others are putting 13 tilakas, so she is. In any of Krishna lila or Chaitanya lila pictures, it is visible on forehead of any female character like Yashoda mataji or gopis, but it is not visible on their necks… Expand>
Like my previous mail regarding entering temple during period, this also I have heard from wife. And she says as others are putting 13 tilakas, so she is.
In any of Krishna lila or Chaitanya lila pictures, it is visible on forehead of any female character like Yashoda mataji or gopis, but it is not visible on their necks or hands.
Also up till before last 2-3 years, I did not see or hear matajis putting all tilakas. But now since 2-3 years, I hear from my wife.
Is it that traditionally all devotee matajis were putting 13 tilakas? What is Srila Prabhupad's and Guru Maharaj's instruction in this regard? In 'Beginner's Guide to Krishna Consciousness' it is not mentioned whether matajis should also put all 13 tilakas.^ Show less
January 7, 2017 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
May 1, 2016 |
Question: Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?… Expand>
Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?
ANSWER by HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami:
“Do devotees get influenced by the three material modes of nature? Well, do you? You are a devotee. Do you get influenced?
Sometimes. You are doing better than most of us.
māṁ ca yo 'vyabhicāreṇa
sa guṇān samatītyaitān
Kṛṣṇa says: “One who engages in unflinching, unalloyed … ”
What’s the word Prabhupāda uses?
“Undistracted devotional service to Me transcends the modes of material nature, becomes completely fixed on the transcendental platform.” Unalloyed. “One who engages in My unalloyed devotional service.” (BG 14.26)
So, yeah. We are also influenced by the modes of material nature, but we should practise Kṛṣṇa consciousness very seriously and then gradually we will become free from that influence.”^ Show less
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
February 28, 2016 |
English; Pune, Maharashtra, India
March 4, 2011 |
Question: I have a small doubt can you just elucidate me what is the meaning of pure heart. What is inner soul and from where do we get real happiness?
September 26, 2012 |
English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
April 30, 2011 |
Question: I am a experienced composer/performer with my own studio and I am looking for a project/subject (I was thinking along the lines of something from Bhagavatam , but I am open to anything ). Could you suggest something? I have written in many styles i.e. classical, jazz, rock , ethnic etc. since 1970s. I am in… Expand>
I am a experienced composer/performer with my own studio and I am looking for a project/subject (I was thinking along the lines of something from Bhagavatam , but I am open to anything ). Could you suggest something?
I have written in many styles i.e. classical, jazz, rock , ethnic etc. since 1970s. I am in London, England. I was thinking of 5th canto…. 28 hellish planets.
VCD: I forwarded him the following transcript of the anecdote narrated by Caruatma Prabhu of Srila Prabhupada.
One night there was a darsana with one musician. I never got the understanding whether this was a person coming to Krsna consciousness or whether this was already a devotee. I always thought it was someone coming to Krsna consciousness that wanted to use their western rock and roll guitar style in service to Lord Caitanya, and Prabhupada was very adamant, and the guy kept bringing the point up two or three times and finally
Prabhupada said "No!" and he pointed, there was this beautiful picture of Panca-tattva on the wall of his room. He said "You see Mahaprabhu; kartalas and mrdanga, that is all.
Memories of Srila Prabhupada, DVD 51.
And Marc replied that what about George Harrison whom Prabhupada allowed or even asked to produce Krsna conscious musical albums in his presence. Will you please let me know how to understand this?
June 7, 2015 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka
May 18, 2016 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
May 26, 2007 |
English; Naberezhnie Chelni, Russia
May 1, 2016 |
Question: Are there different grades of pure Devotees?
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
December 9, 2013 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Pallakollu, Andhra Pradesh, India
November 16, 2008 |
English; Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
September 27, 2011 |
Question: According to Lord Caitanya's philosophy, we and Lord are same qualitatively but not quantitatively, however great devotees who worship Lord Vitthala in Maharashtra they said god and we are one. (Most of the devotees said serving human being is serving Lord). If it is not correct then how Lord Vitthala came and dance with them, eat with them. so who is correct? Please advise.
June 13, 2008 |
English; Kaveripakkam, Tamilnadu, India
April 16, 2016 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
May 27, 2011 |
English; Karuna Bhavan, Scotland, UK
December 12, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Marai Malai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India
November 28, 2012 |
Question: My question is why did Ramananda Raya faint upon seeing a lila of Lord Caitanya, although he is an eternal associate of Radha and Krishna. What extra-ordinary thing did Ramananda Raya see?
February 22, 2016 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India