Our Varnasrama Responsibility
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.17.13 | May 22, 2014 |
English; San Diego, California, USAPlay (45 m 42 s) Download (20.9 MB)
February 20, 2016 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
January 6, 2012 |
English; Rameswaram, 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
August 22, 2013 |
English; Inis Rath, Fermanagh, Ireland
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?
November 18, 2016 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
September 2, 2012 |
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November 24, 2011 |
Question: I am getting bad dreams of ghost and negetive thoughts. My family suggested me to read Hanuman-chalisa but one Mataji suggested to me to wear Nrsimha-kavaca but another Mataji who is your disciple said that Maharaj told women not to wear Nrsimha-kavaca on neck. But I am feeling uncomfortable to wear it somewhere else. Please tell me what should I do?
August 8, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
May 7, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
April 13, 2012 |
Question: I'd like to ask you which of these variations is correct (I've heard both of them being recited): Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, go-gopinatha /or/Sri Sri Radha-Krsna gopa-gopi-go? What did Srila Prabhupada recite? In our songbook we have sri sri radha-krsna, go-gopinatha … but the translation of gopa-gopi-go (All glories to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, to the cowherd boys and girls and the cows of Vrindavana …).
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.
August 27, 2011 |
English; Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India
November 25, 2014 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 18, 2012 |
English; Cupertino, California, USA
January 29, 2015 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
November 25, 2013 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
August 22, 2016 |
English; Inish Rath, Ireland
April 4, 2011 |
Question: Many times when I see the lord's deity or when I explain about krishna to some one having darshan of Jagannathji on seeing Srila Prabhupada I start crying I feel a different experience, I am not chanting sincerely but most of the time thinking of lord or ideas for serving. Crying does not happen always but some times Maharaj what is the reason of this?