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August 28, 2014 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

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Gaura Nitai have come to your Village

December 6, 2013 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Danthalapally, Andhra Pradesh, India

Most Effective Prayers

August 29, 2011 |

Question: What will be the most effective prayer for anartha-nivrtti and also achieving pure bhakti. Or in other words which will have faster results? 1. Praying to one's diksha guru 2. Praying to Srila Prabhupada and other previour acaryas? 3. Praying to Sri Sri Gaur Nitai? 4. Praying to Nrsingadeva? 5. Praying to Sri Sri Sri… Expand>

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What will be the most effective prayer for anartha-nivrtti and also achieving pure bhakti. Or in other words which will have faster results?

  1. Praying to one's diksha guru
  2. Praying to Srila Prabhupada and other previour acaryas?
  3. Praying to Sri Sri Gaur Nitai?
  4. Praying to Nrsingadeva?
  5. Praying to Sri Sri Sri Jagannath Baladeva Subhadra?

I heard from some one prayers done to one's guru brings quicker results.

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Glorifying Hiranyakasipu

May 4, 2012 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Don't be Foolish, Part-9

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English with தமிழ் translation; Perambur, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 3.5.48

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Questions and Answers Session

November 2, 2015 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India

Initiation of Sridhara Shyama and Lalita Sakhi

September 9, 2012 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Bhakti in the Three Modes and Beyond

June 29, 2012 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Studen, Seeland, Switzerland

Bhutabhavya-bhavannathah, Pavanah, Pavanah, Analah

December 19, 2013 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 291-294

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Reply to Welcome by Vedic Brahmanas

June 13, 2008 |

English; Kaveripakkam, Tamilnadu, India

Questions About Varnasrama

October 28, 2013 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Statements of Srila Prabhupada That Defy Common Sense

February 8, 2012 |

Question: How do we understand the statements of Srila Prabhupada that defy common sense? My question is not specific to what I could eat to make my body happy, but "how do we understand statements by pure devotees that defy common sense?" One might be able to explain away sentences such as in the purport… Expand>

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How do we understand the statements of Srila Prabhupada that defy common sense?
My question is not specific to what I could eat to make my body happy, but "how do we understand statements by pure devotees that defy common sense?" One might be able to explain away sentences such as in the purport of CC 2.4.169 Srila Prabhupada mentions that, "One should not eat fish or other non-vegetarian food during the month of Kartika. A non-vegetarian diet means fish and meat. Similarly, masura dhal and urad dhal are also considered non-vegetarian. These two dhals contain a great amount of protein, and food rich in protein is considered non-vegetarian," however if you have to give to an intelligent reader they defy common sense. So, then comes the question of hermeneutics. In our parampara, it is not just important to understand the scriptures, but the writings of acaryas such as Srila Prabhupada. I refuse to compromise myself saying that some parts of Srila Prabhupada's writings from which I can't extract sense from should be avoided.

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December 13, 2010 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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November 12, 2014 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Vedya, Vaidya, Sadayogi

September 19, 2012 |

English; New Talavan, Louisiana, USA

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 165-167

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Bhrajisnu, Bhojana, Bhokta

September 8, 2012 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Shall We Worship Lord Ganesha?

May 6, 2011 |

Question: In the Nectar of Devotion, Part 1 Chapter 8, {Offenses to be avoided} Srila Prabhupada writes and I qoute"One should begin the worship of Demigod Ganapati, who drives away all impediments in execution of devotional service.In the Brahma samhita, it is stated that Ganapati worships the lotus feet of Lord Nrsimhadeva,and in that way he has become auspicious… Expand>

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In the Nectar of Devotion, Part 1 Chapter 8, {Offenses to be avoided} Srila Prabhupada writes and I qoute"One should begin the worship of Demigod Ganapati, who drives away all impediments in execution of devotional service.In the Brahma samhita, it is stated that Ganapati worships the lotus feet of Lord Nrsimhadeva,and in that way he has become auspicious for the devotees in clearing out all impediments. Therefore all devotees should worship Ganapati". Lord Sri Krishna has of course discouraged us from engaging in worship of demigods in the Bhagavad Gita. I presume that the contradiction may be explained from the example of the Gopis who engaged in the worship of Lord Shiva for purely devotional reasons.

But I have also heard in one of your lectures where you had not agreed with the tendency of some Iskcon temples in North America having the deity of Lord Ganesha in the altar. Also else where in a letter conversation also Srila Prabhupada disagreed with the idea of Lord Ganesh worship, asking his disciple to pay him a hefty amount before they want to do that? How do I resolve these apparent contradictions? Is it an acceptable tendency to allow demigod worship in our temples?

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We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

May 18, 2005 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India