Categories of Krsna-katha
February 27, 2014 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
May 20, 2011 |
Question: Why does ISKCON avoid preaching in Hindi, even in Hindi speaking regions of India? Are all the Prabhupada books translated in Hindi by devotees themselves?
July 28, 2011 |
Question: I have experienced that there is conflict between devotees serving under different leaders: many devotees consider their own service or approach to bhakti as the most authentic, and associating with different genres of devotees sometimes creates confusion in my mind. Why does this conflict emerge although all devotees are engaged in service of Krishna? How can we overcome conflict and instead cooperate to fight against our common enemies, impersonalism and materialism.
May 8, 2016 |
English with മലയാളം translation; Thrissur, Kerala, India
January 10, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
August 25, 2017 |
English; Udupi, Karnataka, India
June 24, 2011 |
English; Chicago, Illinois, USA
June 24, 2016 |
English; Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
June 8, 2017 |
English; Udupi, Karnataka, India
September 18, 2015 |
English; College Station, Texas, USA
September 27, 2011 |
Question: How can we see the specific issue of corruption in the light of Krishna consciousness? Is fasting for political ends approved by our Vedas?
April 18, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Thuraiyur, Tamil Nadu, India
September 18, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka
January 29, 2014 |
English with Русский translation; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
April 4, 2011 |
Question: The question is not available now.
August 31, 2016 |
English; Milton Keynes, UK
July 22, 2011 |
Question: What are some irrefutable points that cannot be denied when having an debate with Christians? Oh and are there any books written by our previous acharyas that can help with debate techniques or can indirectly be used to annihilate any ideas of Krishna consciousness being invalid?
August 8, 2013 |
English; Lika, Croatia
May 21, 2012 |
Question: When reading Srila Prabhupada’s instructions through letters, how should one tell to himself that the instructions hold good for him too (with abject humility I say here that I am not questioning Srila Prabhupada, his instructions are very much relevant to the jivas, to the every atom in the universe) and not just to… Expand>
When reading Srila Prabhupada’s instructions through letters, how should one tell to himself that the instructions hold good for him too (with abject humility I say here that I am not questioning Srila Prabhupada, his instructions are very much relevant to the jivas, to the every atom in the universe) and not just to the said person in question. Sometimes if someone says, ‘oh, that was between Srila Prabhupada and the said person’ how should we reply that 'no, that also holds good for us too.’ Is there a quote from Srila Prabhupada to answer this question? I heard Srila Prabhupada talked about an analogy of sun in this context.
Audio answer by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami:
Well, not every instruction of Śrīla Prabhupāda in his letters is meant for everyone. Some of them are personal instructions. This question, the answer to it can be understood in detail by reading the prefatory note, or essay, in the Vedabase, given by His Holiness Jayādvaita Swami, about how to use or utilise the instructions in the Vedabase. That sum of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions is for all times, places and circumstances. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto, that’s Kṛṣṇa’s instructions. That’s for anyone in any time, place and circumstance. Others are not. Just like when… Or here is a good example, Kṛṣṇa tells Arjuna mām anusmara, that’s an instruction for anyone in any time, place and circumstance, but yudhya ca - fight, that’s not for everyone.
So Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions also, there are general instructions for everyone, and specific instructions for specific individuals. So how to understand what’s for you through the whole mass of instructions given by Śrīla Prabhupāda, a very large body of instructions? Well, therefore one has to take guidance in spiritual life, personal guidance. It’s not that you can understand everything just by reading the books ourselves. If you read the books you’ll find that ... Well, Śrīla Prabhupāda writes in a Bhagavad-gītā purport, I’m paraphrasing here, don’t know the words exactly, but says that no one can advance properly in Kṛṣṇa consciousness without taking personal guidance from a spiritual master. Don’t remember that? Some very crucial statements.^ Show less