Bhagavad-gītā 3.28 | August 12, 2016 |
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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.8 | August 14, 2016 |
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August 28, 2016 |
English with Český Translation; Brno, Czech RepublicPlay (49 m 39 s) Download (22.7 MB)
October 5, 2014 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India
March 11, 2016 |
English; Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
August 29, 2011 |
Question: In what way does the association of each of these categories of non-devotees, viz., mundane moralists, religious relativists and sentimentalist well-wishers, affect the consciousness of a devotee? This question has been answered by His Grace Gokula Candra Prabhu, a senior disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj upon Maharaj's request.
December 7, 2016 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
May 14, 2014 |
English; London, England
June 24, 2011 |
English; Chicago, Illinois, USA
April 16, 2016 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
August 15, 2014 |
English; Govindadvipa, Ireland
February 18, 2011 |
English; Baroda, Gujarat, India
June 5, 2014 |
English; Alachua, Florida, USA
January 14, 2011 |
English; Dwaraka, Gujarat, India
September 9, 2012 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
November 8, 2015 |
English; Secunderabad, Telangana, India
April 28, 2012 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
September 18, 2011 |
Question: What is the status of books written by sannyasis who have either fallen since writing them, or else left ISKCON? I'm thinking in particular of Harikesa Swami's "Varnasrama Manifesto for Social Sanity," or the books of Bhaktipada Maharaj. Is it still acceptable to take guidance from them?
June 7, 2011 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
July 21, 2014 |
Question: How important is it to pay taxes?
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
September 27, 2011 |
English; Valsad, Gujarat, India
April 12, 2014 |
Question: I have a doubt in my mind, and you could most likely solve it. Sannyasa is the highest ashram and generally the sannyasis are respected as being; as good as God by other sections. I hear stories about Prabhupada offering sannyasa to many of his devotees, and many of them could not maintain it. During the early stages of the Krishna Conscious movement, was Prabhupada very careful in choosing candidates for Sannyasa?… Expand>
I have a doubt in my mind, and you could most likely solve it.
Sannyasa is the highest ashram and generally the sannyasis are respected as being; as good as God by other sections. I hear stories about Prabhupada offering sannyasa to many of his devotees, and many of them could not maintain it.
During the early stages of the Krishna Conscious movement, was Prabhupada very careful in choosing candidates for Sannyasa? I hear stories that sometimes many of the devotees were given Sannyasa on a single day and were asked to go out and preach (please correct me if I am wrong).
Is the spiritual master supposed to understand the possible frailties of his disciples very carefully and give instructions only according to the disciple’s capacity? I hear this argument that the strength to carry on the instruction is imparted with the instruction itself.
Is it possible that the spiritual master may give an instruction, but if he is not very helpful to the disciple then the disciple has to take a simpler instruction for himself after the failure?
How does giving instructions work in the current context? We have many madhyama bhaktas acting as leaders, so are we supposed to check with others when there are strict instructions (other than chanting and regulative principles) and strong ideas presented that are directly not in Prabhupada's books - like preaching, program building etc.?^ Show less
English; Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
May 6, 2011 |
Question: After coming to Mathura, Lord Shri Krsna could not go back to vrindavana to perform Rasalila with His dear Gopis and Radha Rani. So from that time, Ratha Yatra was performed hoping that Lord will come back to Vrindavan. My doubt is what Krsna wants to teach us by this? Can you please clarify my doubt Gurudeva?