Prabhupada's Instructions for BTG
May 7, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் Translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, IndiaPlay (41 m 43 s) Download (19.1 MB)
June 8, 2011 |
Question: I am a Grahastha with 2 children. I am regularly chanting Hare Krishna last 2 years and doing service to Vaishnawas. I am most falled sourl and I am not able to identify who my Guru is and lead me to Krishna. I find every sadhu and saintly people as highly elevated people and I feel I am not qualified to make decision to choose my Guru. I kindly need your suggestion to how to go about this.
May 2, 2012 |
Question: What do you think about the changes made in Srila Prabhupada’s books? It is said that the original Macmillian edition of Bhagavad-gita until 1972 was blessed and authorized by Srila Prabhupada and after that in subsequent new printings of BBT, the editors have changed more than 600 hundred words and meanings of Srila Prabhupada.… Expand>
What do you think about the changes made in Srila Prabhupada’s books? It is said that the original Macmillian edition of Bhagavad-gita until 1972 was blessed and authorized by Srila Prabhupada and after that in subsequent new printings of BBT, the editors have changed more than 600 hundred words and meanings of Srila Prabhupada. This is dangerous enough to destroy the movement in a philosophical way!!
Some disciples of Prabhupada, even when he was still alive, changed some translation of his books and Prabhupada became very angry!!^ Collapse
January 29, 2014 |
English with हिन्दी translation; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
April 2, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu, India
December 29, 2013 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
November 5, 2015 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
December 6, 2011 |
Question: My question is as follows. How can we distinguish between these (what appear to my understanding) two different outlooks regarding the matter of rejecting a guru. One point of view is represented by the verse from Mahabharata (guror apy avaliptasya..) and another point of view could be find in CC Antya 3.11 in Srila Prabhupada´s purport where… Expand>
My question is as follows. How can we distinguish between these (what appear to my understanding) two different outlooks regarding the matter of rejecting a guru.
One point of view is represented by the verse from Mahabharata (guror apy avaliptasya..) and another point of view could be find in CC Antya 3.11 in Srila Prabhupada´s purport where he says:
"Damodara Pandita was a great devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sometimes, however, a person in such a position becomes impudent, being influenced by the external energy and material considerations. Thus a devotee mistakenly dares to criticize the activities of the spiritual master or the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Despite the logic that "Ceaser´s wife must be above suspicion," a devotee should not be disturbed by the activities of his spiritual master and should not try to criticize him. A devotee should be fixed in the conclusion that the spiritual master cannot be subject to criticism and should never be considered equal to a common man. Even if there appears to be some discrepancy according to an imperfect devotee´s estimation, the devotee should be fixed in the conviction that even if his spiritual master goes to a liquor shop, he is not a drunkard, rather, he must have some purpose in going there. It is said in a Bengali poem:
yadyapi nityananda sura-badi yaya
tathapio haya nityananda-raya
"Even if I see that Lord Nityananda has entered a liquor shop, I shall not be diverted from my conclusion that Nityananda Raya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
May 21, 2011 |
Question: Maharaj, I wish to know if addition of some lines like jhalmala jhalamala bole etc by some devotees is acceptable? These lines are not there in the song book but some devotees say they are extra lines which is added to enhance the song. I wish to know if this practice is right or wrong.
May 27, 2011 |
Question: A newish devotee at our temple asked me why it is said in the books that one cannot enjoy in this world. I gave him my best answer but i would like to hear what you might say since you are a senior devotee.
June 20, 2005 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
August 17, 2013 |
English; London, England
May 13, 2011 |
English; Guruvayur, Kerala, India
September 1, 2012 |
English; Denver, Colorado, USA
August 10, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
November 30, 2013 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
August 26, 2012 |
English; San Diego, California, USA
January 6, 2014 |
Question: Why do different saffron renunciants wear different shades of saffron in different temples even if they are initiated by the same Guru (for example, Pune and Chowpatty)? I am not even sure why different sannyasi gurus wear different shades of saffron either. The question I wanted to ask is that since we are all one family; why don't we have one standard?
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
September 20, 2015 |
English; Houston, Texas, USA
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?
February 28, 2016 |
English; Pune, Maharashtra, India