Why Men and Women should Sit Separately
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.8 | January 16, 2015 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, IndiaPlay (1 h 10 m) Download (32.2 MB)
September 21, 2013 |
English; Almviks, Sweden
February 17, 2016 |
English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India
September 3, 2012 |
English; Denver, Colorado, USA
February 27, 2011 |
Question: I am practicing brahmacarya, but I sometimes find it a struggle. I find the night time most difficult, I can’t control the dreams, and I end up masturbating in the dream. I read that after 12 years of perfect brahmacarya, one develops super memory, clairvoyance etc., and atma-tattva, but does this also mean no wet dream for the entire 12 years = 365*12 more than 5000 dreams that have to be controlled!
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
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December 28, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
July 28, 2013 |
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
December 15, 2013 |
English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
April 4, 2011 |
Question: How can we attain Krishna consciousness if our health deteriorates very badly?
July 31, 2011 |
English; Zagreb, Croatia
March 4, 2011 |
Question: I have a small doubt can you just elucidate me what is the meaning of pure heart. What is inner soul and from where do we get real happiness?
February 18, 2016 |
English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India
May 27, 2011 |
Question: It is a practice for men in Vedic culture to address all women apart from one's wife as mother. What about women addressing other women, what is the proper etiquette, would the term mother be as applicable?
December 28, 2016 |
English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India
June 26, 2011 |
Question: Can we use Stephen Covey's ideas in management? I'm asking this because a very successful temple in youth preaching is following his ideas in management.
August 14, 2016 |
English; Seattle, USA
November 28, 2012 |
Question: On www.harekrishnalinks.com, I came across one article "Why to Chant Nityananda Gauranga?" (http://nitaaiveda.com/Nityananda_Gauranga_Naam/Why_to_chant_Nityananda_Gauranga.htm) Kindly tell us about the authenticity and accuracy of chanting another mantra other than Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
February 14, 2016 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
September 20, 2011 |
English; Valsad, Gujarat, India