Janmastami Vow to Take Krsna-bhakti Seriously
September 5, 2015 |
English; Manchester, EnglandPlay (28 m 50 s) Download (13.3 MB)
March 19, 2016 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
March 16, 2016 |
English; Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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.
September 28, 2014 |
English; Secunderabad, Telangana, India
October 22, 2015 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India
July 1, 2016 |
English; Navsari, Gujarat, India
May 1, 2016 |
Question: Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?… Expand>
Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?
ANSWER by HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami:
“Do devotees get influenced by the three material modes of nature? Well, do you? You are a devotee. Do you get influenced?
Sometimes. You are doing better than most of us.
māṁ ca yo 'vyabhicāreṇa
sa guṇān samatītyaitān
Kṛṣṇa says: “One who engages in unflinching, unalloyed … ”
What’s the word Prabhupāda uses?
“Undistracted devotional service to Me transcends the modes of material nature, becomes completely fixed on the transcendental platform.” Unalloyed. “One who engages in My unalloyed devotional service.” (BG 14.26)
So, yeah. We are also influenced by the modes of material nature, but we should practise Kṛṣṇa consciousness very seriously and then gradually we will become free from that influence.”^ Show less
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
August 10, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
January 22, 2006 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Chennai, India
October 26, 2013 |
English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
August 8, 2016 |
English; Detroit, USA
May 14, 2011 |
English; Guruvayur, Kerala, India
July 3, 2015 |
Question: There are many opinions and philosophical interpretations within Vaishnava society. What is the Vaishnava process of resolution of these conflicts? Should there be (i) a majoritarian democratic process involving the entire Vaishnava congregation, (ii) literal textual authoritarianism with strict enforcement and excommunication procedures… Expand>
There are many opinions and philosophical interpretations within Vaishnava society. What is the Vaishnava process of resolution of these conflicts? Should there be (i) a majoritarian democratic process involving the entire Vaishnava congregation, (ii) literal textual authoritarianism with strict enforcement and excommunication procedures, (iii) hegemony of those who have attained institutional positions due to experience and merit, (iv) a legal and philosophical disputation process, in which all sides submit their positions and the judgment is made by a body of judges appointed through consensus, (v) an internal dialogue process based on argumentation and compromises that makes everyone least upset, or (vi) let each faction thrive and only if the harmony is disturbed, punitive action be taken against the culprit?^ Show less
English; Colombo, Sri Lanka
September 9, 2012 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
August 29, 2011 |
Question: In what way does the association of each of these categories of non-devotees, viz., mundane moralists, religious relativists and sentimentalist well-wishers, affect the consciousness of a devotee? This question has been answered by His Grace Gokula Candra Prabhu, a senior disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj upon Maharaj's request.
January 12, 2014 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
May 6, 2011 |
Question: What is our responsibilities to our dharma, our society, our country and our own self? Can we (being a member of ISKCON) allow any other dharma person (say muslim) to live nearby us, as our neighbor, in our property, only because of money he pays? And importance only given to the MONEY? And forget the responsibility to our surroundings, and other neighbours?
December 15, 2012 |
December 3, 2016 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
May 13, 2011 |
English; Guruvayur, Kerala, India