On Worshipping Virgin Mary
ASK BVKS | May 1, 2016 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
This article about Virgin Mary appears to be on more of a sentimental platform conveying the message that you can pray to even Virgin Mary or any demigod to come to Krishna Conciousness. They also have included "portion" of "portion" of one of Srila Prabhupada's correspondence to Sivananda on Virgin Mary to substantiate their "belief".
Guru Maharaja, my question is:
1. Is such method of prayer to attain Krishna conciousness valid from the sastric viewpoint?
2. Can we equate such prayers of us to the prayers of Gopis to demigoddess to attain Lord Krishna?
3. In my experience, as this article seems to also indicate, that even after attaining Krishna conciousness, devotees who have attained Krishna Conciousness through such method seems to have attachment to the demigods or virgin mary in the form of affection however mild it might be. Is this still considered okay or pure devotional service to Lord Krishna?
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English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
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English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
June 28, 2012 |
English; Zurich, Switzerland
April 24, 2012 |
Question: Can you please explain about the acintya-sakti, bheda-sakti and jiva-sakti and how it forms the acintya-bhedabheda philosophy as propounded by Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya?
January 29, 2017 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
January 3, 2014 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
June 13, 2014 |
English; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
November 28, 2011 |
Question: Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita that He knows past, present, and future. If everything is predecided then why we should try to get Krishna. In other words, if everything is already predecided then what is the point of trying to become Krishna conscious. When my time will come, then I will automatically become Krishna conscious.… Expand>
Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita that He knows past, present, and future. If everything is predecided then why we should try to get Krishna. In other words, if everything is already predecided then what is the point of trying to become Krishna conscious. When my time will come, then I will automatically become Krishna conscious. Before that, even if I would try still I can't become Krishna conscious because everything is already predecided, like Ramayana is written before Lord Rama descended. Please clarify my doubt.^ Show less
February 27, 2011 |
Question: My question is, why in the material world is things so disgusting like sex life so attractive? Why does sex life start of so sweet but end bitter, and why is it so hard to get out of? In essence my question is about me being attached to masturbation. Part of that might be because I am not feeling ecstasy in Krishna consciousness or I am not losing the lower taste and acquiring the higher taste. Please tell me with your mercy how to gain the higher taste and lose such dirty habits such as masturbation. How to be ecstatic in Krishna Consciousness?
September 20, 2015 |
English; Houston, Texas, USA
December 19, 2013 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
December 13, 2016 |
English; Courtallam, Tamil Nadu, India
May 10, 2009 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
September 27, 2012 |
English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
September 26, 2013 |
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March 28, 2016 |
English; Johor Bahru, Malaysia
June 26, 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.
August 15, 2012 |
Question: Maharaja, do have you any objections against women lecturing? Note: Maharaj refers to hear his seminar named "Women: Masters or Mothers?" in the answer.
May 14, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Mappedu, Sriperumbudur, Taml Nadu, India