Take this Culture and Purify Yourself

February 13, 2016 |

English with తెలుగు Translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Play (38 m 27 s)     Download (17.6 MB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Start With Basics

May 6, 2011 |

Question: After coming to Mathura, Lord Shri Krsna could not go back to vrindavana to perform Rasalila with His dear Gopis and Radha Rani. So from that time, Ratha Yatra was performed hoping that Lord will come back to Vrindavan. My doubt is what Krsna wants to teach us by this? Can you please clarify my doubt Gurudeva?

English;

New Age Consciousness: Good or Bad

February 19, 2011 |

English; Baroda, Gujarat, India

Independent Disciples

August 25, 2015 |

English; Inish Rath, Northern Ireland

Srila Prabhupada's Threatening Selflessness

October 4, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Floating Stones

November 15, 2011 |

Question: One devotee from Brazil doubted the floating rocks in your pictures that they actually float. He told that these stones are not actually heavy. They are pumice stones and that is why they float. Please clarify the doubt.

English;

Causes of ISKCON's Malaise

February 24, 2014 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Conservative, Liberal, and Krishna Conscious

January 23, 2014 |

English; Jagannath Puri, Odisha, India

Why You Should Be Like Us

November 13, 2011 |

English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Questions And Answers, Session-1

June 6, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Maha-makhah, Nakshatra-nemih, Nakshatri, Kshamah

October 22, 2015 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 440-443

  • 59 m 33 s  |  27.3 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Propriety of Rasa Lila, Part-2

October 28, 2015 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 1.5.214

  • 48 m 35 s  |  22.2 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Amita-vikramah

December 24, 2016 |

English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India

Why I Speak on Bhagavad-gita

May 25, 2011 |

English; Govindadvipa, Northern Ireland, UK

Suksmah, Su-goshah

February 12, 2016 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Sannyasa and Sannyasis

September 13, 2004 |

English; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  • Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.6.12-13

  • 34 m 10 s  |  15.6 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Puja and Seva

March 18, 2016 |

Question: However we use the word "puja (worship)" in relation to guru. Guru-puja, Vyasa-puja etc. Also Krsna says to Uddhava: mad-bhakta-pujabhyadhika. What is a context in these cases where the word "puja" is used?… Expand>

Question:

From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.1 — October 22, 1976, Vrndavana

Puja means I call you and offer you some respectable [indistinct], some foodstuff, and then very much seated very comfortably. Naturally I may ask, "What do you want?" Then I'll expect, "Give me this. Give me that. Give me that." That is going on. That is called puja. But those who are worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, that is not called puja; that is called seva, krsna-seva. We never say krsna-puja. Nobody... Never says like that. Seva. Seva means it is my duty. I am eternal servant of Krsna. Seva is my duty. So there is difference between puja and seva. Puja means I flatter you to satisfy you, and after being satisfied, you may offer me something, or I'll ask you something and you offer me. That is called puja. That is devata-puja. But, so when you come to Krsna, or Visnu, that is not puja; that is seva. Seva. So as Krsna is offered seva, service, similarly His representative, he is also offered seva.

(end of quote)

 

Srila Prabhupada writes in the purport to BG 6.47:

The word bhajate is significant here. Bhajate has its root in the verb bhaj, which is used when there is need of service. The English word "worship" cannot be used in the same sense as bhaj. Worship means to adore, or to show respect and honor to the worthy one. But service with love and faith is especially meant for the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One can avoid worshiping a respectable man or a demigod and may be called discourteous, but one cannot avoid serving the Supreme Lord without being thoroughly condemned.

(end of quote)

 

However we use the word "puja (worship)" in relation to guru. Guru-puja, Vyasa-puja etc. Also Krsna says to Uddhava: mad-bhakta-pujabhyadhika. What is a context in these cases where the word "puja" is used?

^ Show less

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Trivikrama

January 12, 2017 |

English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India

The Intelligent Hear and Surrender

September 17, 2016 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Balarama - The Best Servant of Krsna, Part-1

August 17, 2016 |

English; Vancouver, Canada