Conversation with Sanskrit Pandita Vijayaraghavan

February 24, 2016 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Play (1 h 42 m)     Download (46.9 MB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

To be a Sincere Follower of Srila Prabhupada, Part-2

April 29, 2014 |

English; Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Second-hand stool and staying in ISKCON

November 22, 2006 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Reply to a Bengali Brahmin

May 29, 2014 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Guhya, Part-2

June 8, 2017 |

English; Udupi, Karnataka, India

Glories of Mayapur Dhama

May 18, 2017 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Bhaktivinoda's Lamentation, Part-6, Vidyara Vilase

November 18, 2016 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

The Highest Attainment

September 26, 2012 |

English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Suci Srava

August 25, 2012 |

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Don't be a Eunuch

May 5, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Knowing That We are Controlled

September 26, 2013 |

English; London, England

Hi, What is the Purpose of Life?

June 8, 2011 |

Question: Hi! It's a cliche question and many must have asked you, "what's the purpose of life?" Is it only a means of ensuring the sustenance of human race, some doing ordinary, some extra ordinary and all going back? How do I know what's best for me?

English;

Glorifying Hiranyakasipu

May 4, 2012 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Good disciples and Bad disciples, Part-1

January 28, 2014 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Revelation and Scripture

September 25, 2013 |

English; Almviks, Sweden

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

Rules and Regulations Bestow Extraordinary Power

October 8, 2013 |

English; Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, England

Nityananda Tattva

February 16, 2011 |

English; Baroda, Gujarat, India

Nirvanam, Bheshajam, Bhishak

August 13, 2017 |

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 584-586

  • 50 m 36 s  |  23.2 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Fully Convinced but Wrong

November 25, 2015 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

The Attractiveness of Srila Prabhupada, Part-5

August 24, 2014 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland