September 14, 2014 |
English; Coventry, EnglandPlay (59 m 39 s) Download (27.3 MB)
December 21, 2014 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
English; Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India
September 27, 2012 |
English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 21, 2014 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
December 25, 2005 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
February 26, 2016 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
September 20, 2014 |
English; Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, England
August 29, 2011 |
Question: My question is that Srila Prabhupad used to blaspheme for all new developments but we are utilizing all the modern items for our day to day use nowadays like — staying in a big building, travelling through airplane, using modern equipments for our health… how we do counteract when people ask that one way you are condemning modern civilization but in other than you are using the modern utilities…
July 5, 2011 |
Question: I wish to know whether devotees should celebrate birthday of their children or ones own? Is it traditional or sastric? Should a preacher promote new people to keep kirtan-prasadam on their birthdays? What are the advantages or disadvantages of doing so?
November 1, 2013 |
English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
April 28, 2012 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
March 11, 2012 |
Question: We see that many people who earn lots of money by wrong practices, donate good amount in our society. How should we consider them, devotee or demon? And is it right to accept donations from them?
August 7, 2016 |
English; Zurich, Switzerland
May 6, 2015 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 29, 2012 |
English; San Diego, California, USA
October 10, 2016 |
English; Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
May 29, 2014 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
September 14, 2012 |
English; Frisco, Texas, USA
August 2, 2011 |
Question: I remember from your previous recorded lectures where you mentioned you observed that devotees are increasingly basing their krishna conscious activities on hearing kirtans, taking prasadam, being part of social groups and social networking sites and other related things like festivals etc. and not much on philosophical study and/ or intellectual application on the message being presented.… Expand>
I remember from your previous recorded lectures where you mentioned you observed that devotees are increasingly basing their krishna conscious activities on hearing kirtans, taking prasadam, being part of social groups and social networking sites and other related things like festivals etc. and not much on philosophical study and/ or intellectual application on the message being presented.
May I say that the repercussions of this, I believe, are being reflected in the general degradation of the standards of service being organised and conducted in our temples?(I am not sure if this is the only valid hypothesis for the observation on degradation of services).
Also I feel that we have failed as an organisation to collectively stand against the intellectual bastions like universities, research organisations in presenting Krishna Consciousness as a logical and completely sensible philosophy/way of life.(Except for a few bright spots like BV Institute, Michael Cremo, Sadaputa Prabhu etc.)
I believe these are very/ most important as Srila Prabhupada himself set an example by encouraging to study his books closely and ask questions as well as leave no stone unturned in challenging the faulty hypotheses presented by the scientists. As I understand ,as the scientists are very organised in their activities, one of the purposes ISKCON was created (As detailed in ISKCON'S Mission statement) was to organize the devotees globally to take on this global challenge and influence the policy makers towards good governance etc.(Ex. of SP
writing to Indira Gandhi, MK Gandhi etc.)
From the perspective of lofty goals entrusted to us by His Divine Grace, my estimation is that we are not even close to challenging the might of scientific or governmental establishment.OR we have lost that vigorous spirit when His Divine Grace was personally present alongside us. I have observed that in a recent meeting at Mayapur, the GBC members have listed the above as challenges facing us as an organisation.
My question is that How do I, as a grassroots aspirant member of this organisation reconcile with this issue and contribute positively to the organisation?
April 10, 2011 |
English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India