Go On Hearing and Chanting
October 5, 2014 |
English with తెలుగు Translation; Gauragrama, Telangana, IndiaPlay (26 m 11 s) Download (12 MB)
October 15, 2011 |
Question: It has been at least three years since I was last in India and in Mayapura, you kindly bestowed upon me some of your books as a wonderful gift. I think I was asking you if any of your books were in a PC file format, like the Ramayana but they were not so you gave me the… Expand>
It has been at least three years since I was last in India and in Mayapura, you kindly bestowed upon me some of your books as a wonderful gift. I think I was asking you if any of your books were in a PC file format, like the Ramayana but they were not so you gave me the books.
Here is my question….
What are the points that you would specifically make to a group of 14-15 year old boys, from a private school here, in Toronto, who have volunatrily chosen to take a course on Encountering World Religions?
The professor visited our temple with other adults, studying the Hare Krsna movement in a course, and he loved being encouraged to do the "Swami step" while chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, so he is very open.
The professor is genuinely concerned that these boys will soon grow up and be unleashed into today's society and will not be fully equipped as men to deal with what's out there .
I asked him about the school, and he said it's theme this year is "moral courage". He told me the Mission of Crescent Academy" is respect, responsibility, honesty and passion.
One thing I was thinking of doing is discussing in brief about the traditional Gurukula, as brahmacari life is described in the 7th Canto, how spiritual values USED to be at the core of an Education, but how this has been lost due to rampant materialism, and this is why the world is in so much chaos today.
I thought I could ask the boys what their definitions are of the school theme and mission, and then would go into more depth. You might have a totally differnt apporach to speaking to a classroom of keen 14-15 yr old boys and I welcome this. Please share your thoughts with me, and I will share them with the students !^ Show less
September 13, 2004 |
English; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
February 7, 2015 |
English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
September 6, 2012 |
English; Sedona, Arizona, USA
December 14, 2016 |
English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India
February 28, 2016 |
English; Pune, Maharashtra, India
October 16, 2014 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
April 29, 2014 |
English; Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
February 11, 2016 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
August 7, 2016 |
English; Zurich, Switzerland
September 1, 2012 |
English; Denver, Colorado, USA
April 16, 2016 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
November 9, 2014 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
October 14, 2013 |
January 18, 2014 |
Question: I wanted to inform you of my current position as well as a bit of my past. Prior to moving to San Deigo I was a resident of Krsna House in Gainsvile Florida, in which I studied there for a year. Durning that time I spent most of it being guided by Caitanya davi dasi and Vallahba. I owe all of my advancement and whole being to these two devotees. Who took the time to fix me up directly onto the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada.… Expand>
I wanted to inform you of my current position as well as a bit of my past. Prior to moving to San Deigo I was a resident of Krsna House in Gainsvile Florida, in which I studied there for a year. Durning that time I spent most of it being guided by Caitanya davi dasi and Vallahba. I owe all of my advancement and whole being to these two devotees. Who took the time to fix me up directly onto the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada.
As of now I have moved up to Berkley helping Maha Tattva with his preaching program and making my best endeavour to become a strong Brahmacari. I have been learning sloka’s, instruments, etiquette and other things favourable to my advancement in Krsna consciousness. I have also been going out on books six days a week and I will be leaving soon to go on one month trip to distribute books with some Bramacari’s in San Diego. The move up here so far has proven to be very good and the future looks very promising. I have only a few questions in the matter of discharging pure devotional service. I was wondering what way can I guarantee pure love of God and if there are certain things that I should do or habits I should adopt which will help.
I am not the most renounced nor am I the strongest preacher, but I solely desire to perfect this life in one lifetime and am willing to make an endeavour in that direction to the best of my ability by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and the devotees. I was also wondering if you needed me to carry out a particular service in this lifetime and what pleases you the most.
Please help me to perfect this life because my mind is the worst enemy that I have. I don’t know anything nor do I have the power to do anything. I rely on the devotees and guidance from senior Vaisnavas.^ Show less
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
September 19, 2013 |
English; Almviks, Sweden
March 27, 2011 |
English; Kolkata, West Bengal, India
October 5, 2014 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India
July 20, 2014 |
Question: Is it acceptable to depict the Supreme Lord and His pure devotees such as the Pandavas in modernistic, artistic styles? Are there standards for this?
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
July 23, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Moscow, Russia