Srivasah, Sri-patih, Srimatamvarah
Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 609-611 | December 12, 2017 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, IndiaPlay (48 m 52 s) Download (44.7 MB)
February 18, 2016 |
English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India
August 2, 2011 |
Question: I remember from your previous recorded lectures where you mentioned you observed that devotees are increasingly basing their krishna conscious activities on hearing kirtans, taking prasadam, being part of social groups and social networking sites and other related things like festivals etc. and not much on philosophical study and/ or intellectual application on the message being presented.… Expand>
I remember from your previous recorded lectures where you mentioned you observed that devotees are increasingly basing their krishna conscious activities on hearing kirtans, taking prasadam, being part of social groups and social networking sites and other related things like festivals etc. and not much on philosophical study and/ or intellectual application on the message being presented.
May I say that the repercussions of this, I believe, are being reflected in the general degradation of the standards of service being organised and conducted in our temples?(I am not sure if this is the only valid hypothesis for the observation on degradation of services).
Also I feel that we have failed as an organisation to collectively stand against the intellectual bastions like universities, research organisations in presenting Krishna Consciousness as a logical and completely sensible philosophy/way of life.(Except for a few bright spots like BV Institute, Michael Cremo, Sadaputa Prabhu etc.)
I believe these are very/ most important as Srila Prabhupada himself set an example by encouraging to study his books closely and ask questions as well as leave no stone unturned in challenging the faulty hypotheses presented by the scientists. As I understand ,as the scientists are very organised in their activities, one of the purposes ISKCON was created (As detailed in ISKCON'S Mission statement) was to organize the devotees globally to take on this global challenge and influence the policy makers towards good governance etc.(Ex. of SP
writing to Indira Gandhi, MK Gandhi etc.)
From the perspective of lofty goals entrusted to us by His Divine Grace, my estimation is that we are not even close to challenging the might of scientific or governmental establishment.OR we have lost that vigorous spirit when His Divine Grace was personally present alongside us. I have observed that in a recent meeting at Mayapur, the GBC members have listed the above as challenges facing us as an organisation.
My question is that How do I, as a grassroots aspirant member of this organisation reconcile with this issue and contribute positively to the organisation?
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September 2, 2016 |
English; Manchester, UK
October 18, 2015 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
January 6, 2014 |
Question: In Rigveda(RV 7.59.12) is given the Mahamrtyunjaya mantra which states that Lord Siva can award liberation just as a gardener frees a ripened cucumber from its creeper. However Srila Prabhupada in Bhagavad-Gita As It Is very clearly states that Lord Siva is under the influence of maya so it is not possible for him to release the conditioned soul from the clutches of maya (Chap 7 Verse 15 purport). How can this be reconciled?
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July 29, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
June 26, 2011 |
Question: In the four varna & ashrams dharmam, namely Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sannyasa — what are the dharmas one has to perform on each stage?
July 18, 2014 |
English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia
December 12, 2010 |
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English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
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 8, 2014 |
English; Colombo, Sri Lanka
February 4, 2015 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
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