The Inconceivable Boar Incarnation

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.7 | February 19, 2016 |

English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India

Play (49 m 47 s)     Download (22.8 MB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Vamanadeva, and Philosophic Service to Jiva Gosvami

September 25, 2015 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Questions and Answers

August 13, 2016 |

English; Seattle, USA

Demons Dressed as Devotees

November 3, 2015 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India

Response to Incidence of Falldown of a Sannyasi

October 31, 2013 |

Question: Please clear our doubts regarding the fall down of His Holiness Mahanidhi Maharaja. (1) When people in general see these events they may question why we criticize others, when some of our own leaders fall down, how do we answer them? (2) We want to go out and boldly to speak what Srila Prabhupada taught us, but fear that if someone raises this issue we will not know how to answer him back? By events like these our confidence gets weak.

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Sankirtan Devotees

February 19, 2012 |

Question: Why is the term 'sankirtan devotees' so commonly used in ISKCON nowadays to address book/prasadam distributors? As I understood it from HDG Srila Prabhupada's books, we are all supposed to be sankirtan devotees, because we are part of Sri Caitanya's sankirtan mission. Not being a 'sankirtan devotee' is fatal in this respect. I looked through the Vedabase and Srila Prabhupada… Expand>

Question:

Why is the term 'sankirtan devotees' so commonly used in ISKCON nowadays to address book/prasadam distributors? As I understood it from HDG Srila Prabhupada's books, we are all supposed to be sankirtan devotees, because we are part of Sri Caitanya's sankirtan mission. Not being a 'sankirtan devotee' is fatal in this respect. I looked through the Vedabase and Srila Prabhupada never used the term himself, which is kind of suspicious. Thank you very much for clarification.

^ Show less

English;

Experts in Materially Enjoyable Things

December 19, 2010 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Raganuga is not a Dirty Word

November 26, 2014 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.8.221

  • 1 h 12 m  |  33.4 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Samadhi later - Work now!

July 20, 2017 |

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

Kirtan Before the Class

August 15, 2012 |

English; Los Gatas Mountains, California, USA

Suci Srava

August 25, 2012 |

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Easier to Hate than Love

February 18, 2016 |

English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India

Why be in Krsna Consciousness?

August 1, 2016 |

English; Ljublijana, Slovenia

Spirit, Consciousness, and Desire

May 1, 2017 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Katha, Part-1

February 20, 2014 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Elusive Simplicity, Part-1

July 19, 2016 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Give Your Life to Hare Krishna Movement

December 23, 2011 |

Question: As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu? Looking… Expand>

Question:

As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu?

Looking at the movement in general, in the first few 20/30 years of the movement, devotee’s were more detached to the material world and its activities and stayed more in the temple, many would not partake in the activities of daily materialistic life, such as, school, a job, having a household away from the temple, having friends away from the temple. Which are all very understandable, because for spiritual advancement, environment and association is very important. But looking at the general trend of devotee’s today, it is very rare that devotee’s become Brahmacari, or live at the temple, or spend more than just an average one or two evenings at the temple each week. Rather the general mass of Hare Krishna devotee’s today, are very inclined towards their material education, their material success as businessmen, as families part of the social environment they live in and so on.

As a neophyte, the greatest difficulty I am facing, which is now becoming quite problematic in my spiritual life, is seeing that there is actually no difference between serving Krishna directly by maybe cleaning the temple floor, or serving his devotee’s, compared to

indirectly by concentrating on being successful in their material education or business life.

More specifically, as a student who would like to give his life to serving Srila Prabhupada, being enthusiastic about serving by gaining a material education is something very difficult for me to understand. On one hand I’m reading Srila Prabhupada’s books on how the material education system in todays contemporary society is mundane as it skips the greatest question of life, that we are not these bodies and that we are the spirit soul, eternal part and parcel of Krishna. Rather material education concentrates on how we can use all the resources of the material world for our sense gratification. In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains, Karma Yoga, we must not simply forget everything and practice vikarma by renouncing everything and sitting alone in a room, rather we should practice akarma by offering the fruits of our actions onto Krishna and accept Him as The Supreme Controller. My difficulty is seeing how I can do so with a material college degree. It is difficult for me to submit to professors in universities who try to invalidate Krishna as Supreme Personality of Godhead, rather they accredit atheism and such illogical theories.

The question arises in my mind, that, rather than spending time and money in college acquiring a degree I am not even sure with what I want to do, rather I can surrender my whole life in serving as a devotee in a temple where they hardly have any devotee’s to serve.

^ Show less

English;

Unfounded Hopefulness, Realistic Hopelessness, Realistic Hopefulness

November 20, 2014 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Timeless Knowledge of Bhagavad-gita

January 7, 2017 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Fully Convinced but Wrong

November 25, 2015 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

No Sravana without Kirtana

February 21, 2016 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India