Make a Difference

August 5, 2011 |

English; Licka Jesenica, Lika, Croatia

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Try to Understand Philosophically

October 7, 2011 |

Question: My name is Jayapatni Gopi dasi and I have been in the movement and a disciple of Jayapataka Swami most of the time since 1980. I serve here at New Talavana Farm in Mississippi. In the late 80's, I was raising four young children all born within a span of eight years. I was dealing with… Expand>

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My name is Jayapatni Gopi dasi and I have been in the movement and a disciple of Jayapataka Swami most of the time since 1980. I serve here at New Talavana Farm in Mississippi.

In the late 80's, I was raising four young children all born within a span of eight years. I was dealing with my elderly dad who was alone, and had had a bad habit of drinking for many years. He had caused drunk driving accidents, but due to Krsna's mercy had not hurt anyone except
himself.

I made a decision when I moved to New Talavana not to give him my address, because he lived 2 1/2 hours away and I feared he would spend most of his time on the highway driving back and forth to and from his house to mine.

I now am plagued with guilt and remorse for the totally isolated life he lead for the last three years of his life. He was totally alone in a cabin in the woods in the backwoods of Mississippi. He often told me how distressed he was. We went to see him once a month and brought prasadam. If I had it to do over I would trust in Krsna to help me and attempt to have him here doing some menial service for the farm. He liked mowing.

I feared I couldn't care for my four infant children and also be cognizant enough to deal with him and my husband commuted to work and was rarely here to help us. I have had two shrada ceremonies and intend to have another one performed in October, but my thoughts are almost constantly haunted by his distress during those years. He died in 1991, and this doesn't seem to be getting any better for me. We were very close.

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Saffron Mercy Particles

July 30, 2011 |

English; Zagreb, Croatia

Who Is a Perfect Vaisnava?

May 27, 2011 |

Question: Who is called perfect Vaisnava? Those who follows four regulative principles and chant 16 rounds japa daily or who has through knowledge of sastras?

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Elusive Simplicity, Part-1

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April 12, 2016 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Departure Lecture

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English with தமிழ் translation; Pancavati, Tamil Nadu, India

Why Do People Choose ISKCON, Not Christianity?

June 26, 2011 |

Question: Why do many people from the Western world go to ISKCON instead of Christianity that is apart of the Western culture? Could you please explain this?

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Chanting for Others

November 24, 2011 |

Question: Maharaj, most of the ISKCON centers have custom to chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra for devotees who sponsor prasadam, or perform any important service, or if they are sick. Recently I heard from a lecture that this system which is been followed in even most of the important ISKCON centers is wrong and this is a namaparadha and offense since it's… Expand>

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Maharaj, most of the ISKCON centers have custom to chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra for devotees who sponsor prasadam, or perform any important service, or if they are sick. Recently I heard from a lecture that this system which is been followed in even most of the important ISKCON centers is wrong and this is a namaparadha and offense since it's a misusage of Holy name! And also I heard in that lecture since the meaning of Hare Krishna Mahamantra is please engage me in your (Krsna's) service, How can we chant for somebody else?

Maharaj please clarify this doubt? Is anything wrong if we chant in public for some others for their service to encourage them ?

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Rules and Regulations Bestow Extraordinary Power

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English; Bhaktivedanta Manor, England

What Do You Think About Changes Made in Srila Prabhupada's Books?

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>

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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!!

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When Spouse is Not a Devotee

February 12, 2011 |

Question: What to do if husband is new in Krishna consciousness and wife is in bhakti since 3 years, and she can’t convince her husband about no illicit sex? What should she do if her husband is ready to do everything in bhakti but not to have a control in this regard?

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Talk To School Children

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English with தமிழ் translation; Thirukkovil, Tamil Nadu, India

Start With Basics

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?

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