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Bhagavad-gītā 15.6 | September 28, 2014 |
English; Secunderabad, Telangana, IndiaPlay (43 m 28 s) Download (19.9 MB)
May 19, 2017 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
May 27, 2011 |
Question: Who is called perfect Vaisnava? Those who follows four regulative principles and chant 16 rounds japa daily or who has through knowledge of sastras?
January 13, 2015 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 19, 2011 |
Question: Can I, age 19, a girl, read your book Brahmacharya in Krsna consciousness? I MEAN, I AM A GIRL CAN I READ IT???
January 27, 2017 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
July 20, 2014 |
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
December 15, 2013 |
English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
May 18, 2014 |
English; ISKCON Silicon Valley, USA
January 4, 2017 |
English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India
November 12, 2017 |
English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
May 31, 2011 |
English; New York City, NY, USA
October 17, 2014 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
December 23, 2011 |
Question: As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu? Looking… Expand>
As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu?
Looking at the movement in general, in the first few 20/30 years of the movement, devotee’s were more detached to the material world and its activities and stayed more in the temple, many would not partake in the activities of daily materialistic life, such as, school, a job, having a household away from the temple, having friends away from the temple. Which are all very understandable, because for spiritual advancement, environment and association is very important. But looking at the general trend of devotee’s today, it is very rare that devotee’s become Brahmacari, or live at the temple, or spend more than just an average one or two evenings at the temple each week. Rather the general mass of Hare Krishna devotee’s today, are very inclined towards their material education, their material success as businessmen, as families part of the social environment they live in and so on.
As a neophyte, the greatest difficulty I am facing, which is now becoming quite problematic in my spiritual life, is seeing that there is actually no difference between serving Krishna directly by maybe cleaning the temple floor, or serving his devotee’s, compared to
indirectly by concentrating on being successful in their material education or business life.
More specifically, as a student who would like to give his life to serving Srila Prabhupada, being enthusiastic about serving by gaining a material education is something very difficult for me to understand. On one hand I’m reading Srila Prabhupada’s books on how the material education system in todays contemporary society is mundane as it skips the greatest question of life, that we are not these bodies and that we are the spirit soul, eternal part and parcel of Krishna. Rather material education concentrates on how we can use all the resources of the material world for our sense gratification. In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains, Karma Yoga, we must not simply forget everything and practice vikarma by renouncing everything and sitting alone in a room, rather we should practice akarma by offering the fruits of our actions onto Krishna and accept Him as The Supreme Controller. My difficulty is seeing how I can do so with a material college degree. It is difficult for me to submit to professors in universities who try to invalidate Krishna as Supreme Personality of Godhead, rather they accredit atheism and such illogical theories.
The question arises in my mind, that, rather than spending time and money in college acquiring a degree I am not even sure with what I want to do, rather I can surrender my whole life in serving as a devotee in a temple where they hardly have any devotee’s to serve.^ Show less
July 30, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
June 26, 2011 |
Question: Why do many people from the Western world go to ISKCON instead of Christianity that is apart of the Western culture? Could you please explain this?
August 5, 2016 |
English; Lika, Croatia
June 28, 2012 |
English; Zurich, Switzerland
October 25, 2016 |
English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India
April 4, 2011 |
Question: I wish to know whether sabudana is vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
January 25, 2014 |
English; Jagannath Puri, Odisha, India