Hearing with Rapt Attention
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.44 | November 8, 2015 |
English with తెలుగు Translation; Hyderabad, Telangana, IndiaPlay (56 m 57 s) Download (26.1 MB)
June 2, 2015 |
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July 21, 2014 |
Question: During the Sri Sri Gurvastaka Meditation. Should we meditate on our Guru or on Srila Prabhupada?… Expand>
During the Sri Sri Gurvastaka Meditation. Should we meditate on our Guru or on Srila Prabhupada?
Answer by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami:
Gurv-aṣṭaka meditation. Should we meditate on our guru or on Śrīla Prabhupāda?
You can meditate on both, as suitable. Yeah, as suitable means that not everything may be applicable to your own guru. Śrīla Prabhupāda said that this Gurv-aṣṭaka, it doesn’t apply to all gurus. At least the part of verses five and six specifically refer to those who in their form as a gopī assisting the… Well, especially number six applies to a gopī who is engaged in the direct service of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Therefore I say you can meditate as is suitable. Not everything may be applicable.
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
August 30, 2011 |
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June 27, 2012 |
English; St. Gallen, Switzerland
January 28, 2017 |
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January 27, 2014 |
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December 13, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Marai Malai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, 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
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June 15, 2014 |
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August 7, 2014 |
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April 4, 2011 |
Question: How can we attain Krishna consciousness if our health deteriorates very badly?… Expand>
How can we attain Krishna consciousness if our health deteriorates very badly?
Answer by HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami:
It may be difficult if one’s health is very bad over a long period of time to perform sādhana bhakti, which… It requires some level of health and clear-mindedness. So, it may be very difficult, but if we do get in that condition anyway we should pray to Kṛṣṇa to help us [do] the best we can. And if we are sincere, Kṛṣṇa will appreciate our prayers. Ultimately, Kṛṣṇa consciousness transcends all conditions, but in our present condition it may be very difficult for us to appreciate that. But nevertheless, in whatever state of health, if we try to associate with the devotees, chant the holy names of Kṛṣṇa, study Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books as best as we can, then Śrīla Prabhupāda will help us. And that’s all for now, because all of you are going on harināma saṅkīrtana on the beach to benefit all of conditioned souls. That is the ultimate solution —
Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare/Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare.
Nāca, gāo, bhakta-saṅge kara saṅkīrtana/kṛṣṇa-nāma upadeśi’ tāra’ sarva-jana:
dance, sing and perform congregational chanting of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa in the association of devotees, and, by instructing the holy name to others, deliver all the people. So, that’s the ultimate solution. Otherwise, the material world, especially in Kali-yuga is very, very difficult, getting more and more confused day by day. Chant the holy names. Hare Kṛṣṇa.
All right, we’ll finish there for now. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!^ Show less
January 14, 2014 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 17, 2013 |
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September 6, 2015 |
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August 27, 2016 |
English with Český translation; Brno, Czech Republic
September 17, 2016 |
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November 5, 2012 |
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August 10, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
July 12, 2011 |
Question: We hear that Srila Prabhupada's books contain everything that we need to know. How does this apply to 11th and 12th Cantos, that are part of Prabhupada's Bhagavatam, but not directly translated and commentated upon by him?
May 16, 2016 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India