Should I Kill a Cow Butcher?

ASK BVKS | August 30, 2011 |

English;

Question:

If one has the person responsible for cow killings in front on him and the person will not listen to one's message i.e. is a demoniac human due to his circumstances of religion or ideology; then is it not a good thing to kill the person instead of letting him incur bad karmas?

This question has been answered by His Grace Gokula Candra Prabhu, a senior disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj upon Maharaj's request.

Audio answer:

Play (3 m 51 s)     Download (229.6 KB)    

You can mark interesting parts of the page content and share unique link from browser address bar.

Mark




Related Lectures

Realism and Idealism

May 10, 2009 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

Central Principle for the Establishment of Varnasrama Dharma

July 3, 2015 |

Question: Is there a central principle for the establishment of Varnasrama Dharma? Different scholarly devotees have given different perspectives on the subject: (i) There must be segregation of sexes and they should only interact in a ritualistic manner to produce children, who would presumably be high class Brahmanas, being products of controlled sex and Vaisnava rituals, (ii) The seminal lineages of Brahmanas must be restored through training in scriptures and rituals and by their high birth, learning and expertise, these Brahmanas would establish their hegemony in Hindu society… Expand>

Question:

Is there a central principle for the establishment of Varnasrama Dharma? Different scholarly devotees have given different perspectives on the subject: (i) There must be segregation of sexes and they should only interact in a ritualistic manner to produce children, who would presumably be high class Brahmanas, being products of controlled sex and Vaisnava rituals, (ii) The seminal lineages of Brahmanas must be restored through training in scriptures and rituals and by their high birth, learning and expertise, these Brahmanas would establish their hegemony in Hindu society, (iii) The main problem is anxiety for economic security, so scholarly devotees should be provided with sufficient resources to maintain family, conduct research and open teaching facilities, without the need to gather followers or donations, (iv) Devotees should isolate themselves from mainstream society and develop their own institutions, following strict rules of personal and communal conduct, people all over the world will be attracted to such an ideal way of life. Can any of these principles, viz. sexual segregation, seminal lineage, economic security or isolated community be the central principle for the establishment of Varnasrama Dharma?

^ Show less

English; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Real Yoga and Cheating Yoga

May 17, 2014 |

English; Sacramento, California, USA

Samvatsarah, Dakshah, Visramah

December 18, 2014 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 423-425

  • 34 m 12 s  |  15.7 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Conversation with Damodara Das

July 28, 2016 |

English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Don't be Foolish, Part-8

January 30, 2015 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Citing Srila Prabhupada, Part-3

August 3, 2016 |

English; Lika, Croatia

Girls Arranging their own Marriage

July 20, 2014 |

Question: Is it acceptable for a girl, whose parents don’t arrange her marriage, to arrange her own marriage by meeting different men and working it out like that? … Expand>

Question:

Is it acceptable for a girl, whose parents don’t arrange her marriage, to arrange her own marriage by meeting different men and working it out like that? 

Answer by HH Bhakti Vikāśa Swami:

According to Manu-saṁhitā it is the duty of the father to marry a daughter before her first menstruation.

And Manu also says that after, I think it’s two menstrual periods or maybe three, if the father hasn’t done that, then the girl can arrange her own marriage.

The emphasis is very much on what they nowadays call child marriage. Śrīla Prabhupāda recounts that his eldest sister was almost 14 and she was not married, and that their mother was so upset that she told their father that: “If you don’t marry her right away I’m going to drown myself in Ganga.“

Śrīla Prabhupāda’s first child was born when his wife was 13. Nowadays it’s called child abuse.
So, it’s acceptable according to śāstra. You’ve asked according to śāstra. I’ve answered according to śāstra.

Gradually it’s become accepted within Indian culture that girls go to school, and then they have a career, but still there is idea that parents should arrange the marriage. But that’s breaking down now.

Still, maybe most marriages in India are arranged, but it’s breaking down. Thousands and thousands of marriages are negotiated on the Internet. They have sites shaadi.com. Shaadi is Urdu word for marriage. Muslimmatrimony.com is an Indian site.

^ Show less

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Conversation After Class

November 2, 2016 |

English; Nandagrama, Gujarat, India

The Inconceivable Boar Incarnation

February 19, 2016 |

English; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India

Sattva-sthah

September 2, 2016 |

English; Manchester, UK

Advice to Villagers

February 18, 2016 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Gaura-grama, Yadagirigutta, Telangana, India

Despicable Wisdom

September 29, 2011 |

English; Valsad, Gujarat, India

Why the Lecture Was Taken Off from the Website

October 10, 2011 |

Question: I am wanting to ask His Holiness Bhaki Vikasa Swami who and why was the "Some concerns about ISKCON" banned from being presented on his website? I hope that this is part of an agreement to resolve the issues presented in the lecture. Please let everyone know that the lecture can be heard at oneiskcon.com. I have no plans to remove it.

English;

Arrival Address

November 14, 2016 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Polemic and Pugnacious: The Topmost Knowledge

August 29, 2012 |

English; San Diego, California, USA

Is the Current Brahma the Head of Our Sampradaya?

May 1, 2016 |

Question: Is the current Brahma the Head of our Sampradaya?

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Did You Enjoy To Have Krsna's Darsana?

June 14, 2003 |

English; Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

Taste for Chanting, Struggling for Krsna, Part-1

November 7, 2015 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Hyderabad, Telangana, India