The Science of Knowing God

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.4.29 | November 24, 2015 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Play (52 m 52 s)     Download (24.2 MB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Transcendental Anger Management

July 31, 2016 |

English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Arrival Address

November 7, 2014 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Freedom from Rebirth for All

June 14, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Collecting Funds and Living Luxuriously

February 23, 2012 |

Question: We see in our society (ISKCON) that sometimes devotees are forced to collect large sums of fund for temple in various festivals we celebrate in temple and for the normal functioning of the temple. The collected fund of the public is used by many devotees in temple to live luxurious lifestyle. Is that correct? When we say that devotees should remain detached from luxary, name, fame, and designation, where this kind of devotees will go?

English;

Gaudiya Matha and Householders

December 3, 2012 |

Question: I have been speaking w various devotees about the standard for grhasthas regarding initiation. I am sure you saw my post on the sannyasa conference. One devotee wrote back to me the following: An afterthought: It strikes me that in the Gaudiya Math during Bhaktisiddhanta's time, the math was strictly a place for brahmacaris and sannyasis. My guess:… Expand>

Question:

I have been speaking w various devotees about the standard for grhasthas regarding initiation. I am sure you saw my post on the sannyasa conference. One devotee wrote back to me the following:

 

An afterthought: It strikes me that in the Gaudiya Math during Bhaktisiddhanta's time, the math was strictly a place for brahmacaris and sannyasis. My guess: The presupposition seems to have been that householders were/are more clearly separated from the renunciants because of their marital engagements, including especially sexuality, which I don't know that Bhaktisiddhanta specified must be for procreation only among householder disciples (would be interesting to know if there is any info on this).

 

Do you have any info on the above?

^ Collapse

English;

Preparing for Sannyasa

October 29, 2013 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

The Purpose of Life (Stanford University)

June 20, 2011 |

English; Stanford, California, USA

Apramattah, Pratisthitah

May 6, 2014 |

English; Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 327-328

  • 30 m 16 s  |  13.9 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Greeting With Hare Krishna and Dandavats to Seniors

September 21, 2012 |

Question: In one of Maharaja’s answers, he mentioned that it is not respectful to begin a letter with Hare Krishna/Haribol when it is addressed to seniors. My question is; will this be applicable when physically addressing while showing pranam i.e do we need to just show pranam and wait till the senior devotee say Hare Krishna and then respond… Expand>

Question:

In one of Maharaja’s answers, he mentioned that it is not respectful to begin a letter with Hare Krishna/Haribol when it is addressed to seniors. My question is; will this be applicable when physically addressing while showing pranam i.e do we need to just show pranam and wait till the senior devotee say Hare Krishna and then respond with Hare Krishna?

Do we only offer dandavats to our diksa-guru not the other gurus or sannyasis in temple hall in front of Srila Prabhupada or the deities?

^ Collapse

English;

Balarama Katha

August 13, 2011 |

English;

Nrsimha in Gaura-lila

May 18, 2016 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Address to Disciples

January 25, 2014 |

English; Jagannath Puri, Odisha, India

So Near, But So Distant (Lika Camp)

August 6, 2011 |

English; Licka Jesenica, Lika, Croatia

Initiation of Sridhara Shyama and Lalita Sakhi

September 9, 2012 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Prerequisite for sankirtana

May 27, 2006 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Welcome to the Capital of Ignorance

May 31, 2011 |

English; New York City, NY, USA

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."

^ Collapse

English;

Balarama – Beauty, Srength, and Service

August 10, 2014 |

English; Lika, Croatia

Eternally Liberated and Eternally Bonded

June 16, 2012 |

Question: If all souls have free will and they are all Krishna's creation then why has Krishna made certain souls eternally liberated and the remaining souls eternally bonded?

English;