Chicken-soup happiness and Vaisnava seva
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 | January 13, 2015 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, IndiaPlay (46 m 52 s) Download (21.5 MB)
December 15, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
August 27, 2011 |
Question: If the wife is in a menstrual period, and husband cannot cook for some reason, then can a wife cook?
June 14, 2011 |
English; Los Angeles, California, USA
February 20, 2011 |
English; Baroda, Gujarat, India
August 21, 2015 |
English; Crawley, England
May 27, 2011 |
Question: Why is it that the cultural convention is for men to renounce and women to marry but the cultural code that it is best to renounce? I would like to know which section of our society repels the renunciation of women in your opinion and why. Is it that the grhasta men want to keep their… Expand>
Why is it that the cultural convention is for men to renounce and women to marry but the cultural code that it is best to renounce?
I would like to know which section of our society repels the renunciation of women in your opinion and why. Is it that the grhasta men want to keep their enjoyment guaranteed in convention?
I personally don't see how marrying can benefit anyone in this world but simply create more attachment to bags of bone and flesh. should we not be satisfying each other’s solitude in brahmacarya?
December 22, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
May 14, 2012 |
Question: Why do not we encourage worship of Laddu Gopala within our sampradaya? We worship Lord Krishna as Damodara (a child) during Kartik and this is not condemed in anyway or no-one questions that this is not madurya-bhava?
September 15, 2008 |
English; Sammamish, Washington, India
December 13, 2016 |
English; Courtallam, Tamil Nadu, India
January 19, 2014 |
English with ಕನ್ನಡ translation; Bangalore, Karnataka, India
January 20, 2011 |
English; Porbandar, Gujarat, India
September 28, 2012 |
English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
July 9, 2011 |
English; Tatarstan, Volga, Russia
December 12, 2017 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Mahakshah, Garuda-dvajah, Atulah, Sarabhah, Bhimah, Samayajnah, Havir-harih, Sarva-lakshana-lakshanyah
August 6, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
June 8, 2011 |
Question: As we read in Srila Prabhupad's books that women are honored in Vedic culture and they should be always kept protected, then what is view of Vedas about the trend of arranging marriage of widows. Please explain how they should be treated when she does not have support from either sides paternal and by laws. Please explain what is view of ISKCON and Vaishnava culture in this regard.
July 20, 2014 |
Question: Is it acceptable for a girl, whose parents don’t arrange her marriage, to arrange her own marriage by meeting different men and working it out like that? … Expand>
Is it acceptable for a girl, whose parents don’t arrange her marriage, to arrange her own marriage by meeting different men and working it out like that?
Answer by HH Bhakti Vikāśa Swami:
According to Manu-saṁhitā it is the duty of the father to marry a daughter before her first menstruation.
And Manu also says that after, I think it’s two menstrual periods or maybe three, if the father hasn’t done that, then the girl can arrange her own marriage.
The emphasis is very much on what they nowadays call child marriage. Śrīla Prabhupāda recounts that his eldest sister was almost 14 and she was not married, and that their mother was so upset that she told their father that: “If you don’t marry her right away I’m going to drown myself in Ganga.“
Śrīla Prabhupāda’s first child was born when his wife was 13. Nowadays it’s called child abuse.
So, it’s acceptable according to śāstra. You’ve asked according to śāstra. I’ve answered according to śāstra.
Gradually it’s become accepted within Indian culture that girls go to school, and then they have a career, but still there is idea that parents should arrange the marriage. But that’s breaking down now.
Still, maybe most marriages in India are arranged, but it’s breaking down. Thousands and thousands of marriages are negotiated on the Internet. They have sites shaadi.com. Shaadi is Urdu word for marriage. Muslimmatrimony.com is an Indian site.^ Show less
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
September 18, 2011 |
Question: Does the ghost yoni come under the 84 lakh type of yonis and how ghostly soul enters into the body of another living human being for sense gratification? Why it doesn't enter into the dead body?