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Bhagavad-gītā 15.6 | September 28, 2014 |
English; Secunderabad, Telangana, IndiaPlay (43 m 28 s) Download (19.9 MB)
November 15, 2011 |
Question: One devotee from Brazil doubted the floating rocks in your pictures that they actually float. He told that these stones are not actually heavy. They are pumice stones and that is why they float. Please clarify the doubt.
September 22, 2013 |
English; Stockholm, Sweden
February 12, 2011 |
Question: What to do if husband is new in Krishna consciousness and wife is in bhakti since 3 years, and she can’t convince her husband about no illicit sex? What should she do if her husband is ready to do everything in bhakti but not to have a control in this regard?
September 9, 2013 |
English; Dublin, Ireland
August 19, 2005 |
English; Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 18, 2005 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 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.^ Collapse
November 7, 2015 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
December 19, 2013 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
February 11, 2016 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
April 17, 2015 |
English; Rajpura, Punjab, India
February 23, 2014 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
September 19, 2013 |
English; Almviks, Sweden
August 23, 2012 |
Question: I have a question regarding His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Did Srila Prabhupada ever call himself a saint or acarya in any situation? I am asking this because I don't think that I am able to tell who is saint and who is not.
June 6, 2011 |
English; Houston, Texas, USA
June 8, 2011 |
Question: We have deity of Sri Laddu Gopalji at our residence, kindly let me know the seva restrictions for me as a female.
October 5, 2008 |
September 7, 2014 |
English; Manchester, England
November 27, 2014 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 2, 2011 |
Question: Please tell me whether there's a difference between the Self and the Supreme Soul. Do the followers of Krishna believe in dualism or follow the Advaita Vedanta path?