Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

ASK BVKS | July 21, 2014 |

English with Русский Translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Question:

Should devotees observe a full fast of abstaining from water on Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi? Some devotees, don’t go to bed on Ekadashi, they stay awake all night and as soon as the night is over, they go to sleep. What should our attitude be?

Audio answer:

Play (8 m 10 s)     Download (3.7 MB)    

You can mark interesting parts of the page content and share unique link from browser address bar.

Mark




Related Lectures

Asankheyah, Aprameyatma

August 21, 2013 |

English; Inis Rath, Fermanagh, Ireland

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 248-249

  • 43 m 22 s  |  19.9 MB

  • Download
  • Play

The Capital of Vaisnavism, Part-2

January 24, 2014 |

English; Jagannath Puri, Odisha, India

Selflessness, and the Muslim Question

September 30, 2014 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Elusive Simplicity, Part-5

July 27, 2016 |

English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Siksa Gurus and Diksa Gurus

January 3, 2016 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 1.1.44

  • 1 h 1 m  |  28.2 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Don't be Foolish, Part-8

January 30, 2015 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Nrsimhadeva – The God of the Gaps

May 12, 2014 |

English; Simhacalam, Germany

Hare Krishna Bhajan

January 24, 2015 |

English; Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Envy is very bad

December 4, 2013 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Don't get Stuck, go Up

August 7, 2016 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Zurich, Switzerland

Dainya, Humility

July 5, 2015 |

English;

Questions About Rejecting a Guru

December 6, 2011 |

Question: My question is as follows. How can we distinguish between these (what appear to my understanding) two different outlooks regarding the matter of rejecting a guru. One point of view is represented by the verse from Mahabharata (guror apy avaliptasya..) and another point of view could be find in CC Antya 3.11 in Srila Prabhupada´s purport where… Expand>

Question:

My question is as follows. How can we distinguish between these (what appear to my understanding) two different outlooks regarding the matter of rejecting a guru.

One point of view is represented by the verse from Mahabharata (guror apy avaliptasya..) and another point of view could be find in CC Antya 3.11 in Srila Prabhupada´s purport where he says:

"Damodara Pandita was a great devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sometimes, however, a person in such a position becomes impudent, being influenced by the external energy and material considerations. Thus a devotee mistakenly dares to criticize the activities of the spiritual master or the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Despite the logic that "Ceaser´s wife must be above suspicion," a devotee should not be disturbed by the activities of his spiritual master and should not try to criticize him. A devotee should be fixed in the conclusion that the spiritual master cannot be subject to criticism and should never be considered equal to a common man. Even if there appears to be some discrepancy according to an imperfect devotee´s estimation, the devotee should be fixed in the conviction that even if his spiritual master goes to a liquor shop, he is not a drunkard, rather, he must have some purpose in going there. It is said in a Bengali poem:

yadyapi nityananda sura-badi yaya
tathapio haya nityananda-raya


"Even if I see that Lord Nityananda has entered a liquor shop, I shall not be diverted from my conclusion that Nityananda Raya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

^ Show less

English;

Varnasrama Misfits

November 5, 2012 |

English; Valsad, Gujarat, India

Further Symptoms of Ecstatic Love

February 7, 2011 |

English; Valsad, Gujarat, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.23.18-19

  • 56 m 21 s  |  12.9 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Prayers to Make Money for Preaching

April 24, 2012 |

Question: I have had a desire to become a wealthy businessman for some time and then heard a Prabhupada lecture where he said making money for Krishna is welcome so I started to think that making money for the movement could be my service. I read Prabhupada's books, attend weekly sangas most weeks and have… Expand>

Question:

I have had a desire to become a wealthy businessman for some time and then heard a Prabhupada lecture where he said making money for Krishna is welcome so I started to think that making money for the movement could be my service. I read Prabhupada's books, attend weekly sangas most weeks and have distributed Prabhupada's books on an ad hoc basis but am now taking this service up regularly every Saturday (door to door). I chant 16 rounds daily and am starting program's once a month at my house to preach Mahaprabhu's mission. If I pray for Krishna to empower me to make money for the movement (if he pleases) through my business (as my service along with my other service's), is it OK? Can you clarify please?

^ Show less

English;

Birthday Message to Sundari Rukmini Mata

March 25, 2011 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Attachment and Taste with Mixed Devotional Service

April 24, 2012 |

Question: Is it possible to attain stages of asakti (attachment) and ruci (taste) even though we are performing mixed devotional service?

English;

Blissful Renunciation

June 11, 2011 |

English; San Diego, California, USA

Just Turn Off

September 18, 2011 |

Question: I experience a strong desire to love and be loved; and lack of reciprocation causes tremendous pain. Is this a lustful perversion, when extended to a female devotee? How can one overcome such attachment, after a period of friendly engagement? Of course, these questions wouldn't have arisen in a society with segregation of sexes and early marriage. But the… Expand>

Question:

I experience a strong desire to love and be loved; and lack of reciprocation causes tremendous pain. Is this a lustful perversion, when extended to a female devotee? How can one overcome such attachment, after a period of friendly engagement? Of course, these questions wouldn't have arisen in a society with segregation of sexes and early marriage. But the contemporary culture, especially in universities, insists on, intermingling, gender equality and freedom of choice; and its influence extends to devotees also. As a result, it becomes difficult to resist the arrows of Kamadeva.

^ Show less

English;

Can Kanthi-mala be Worn Everywhere, Even in Toilets?

March 18, 2016 |

Question: Can kanthi-mala be worn everywhere, even in toilets?

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India