Learning to Produce Films for Preaching
ASK BVKS | February 1, 2012 |
I have a doubt about usage of making films in Krishna conscious preaching. I have a desire to become a nice filmmaker and make some good films to entertain and enlighten people. But after knowing philosophy of Krishna consciousness, I am in a great confusion of how to live my rest of life. So can you please kindly clear my doubt.
Can a devotee learn to produce films or animation techniques and try to preach through media by making films like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. in large scale productions, making nice devotional documentaries, biographies of elevated devotees? or doing such thing is just sense gratification for achieving my personal goal?
July 31, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
May 14, 2011 |
English; Guruvayur, Kerala, India
June 24, 2011 |
English; Chicago, Illinois, USA
May 25, 2014 |
English; Los Angeles, California, USA
August 29, 2011 |
Question: 1) Some devotees say that Reading Srimad Bhagavatam and Chanting Hare Krishna will award only spiritual benefits and will not remove any material difficulties that a devotee undergoes. Whereas some devotees say when Srimad Bhagavatam and Chanting Hare Krishna take you out of material world by giving Krishna Prema- why temporary material difficulties cannot be removed (if Krishna… Expand>
1) Some devotees say that Reading Srimad Bhagavatam and Chanting Hare Krishna will award only spiritual benefits and will not remove any material difficulties that a devotee undergoes. Whereas some devotees say when Srimad Bhagavatam and Chanting Hare Krishna take you out of material world by giving Krishna Prema- why temporary material difficulties cannot be removed (if Krishna wishes). Please advise.
2) If someone utters the holy name for making fun of others his sins get washed away. If someone goes around Tulsi even sin like killing a brahmana can be removed. If someone pulls rath when Lord Jagannath is on the cart-all the sins are washed sway.If some one takes Lords remnants all the sins are washed away. Then why still devotees are suffering?
3) Many times we sincerely pray to guru, deities to remove anarthas, to award steadiness in Krishna consciousness, to protect us from all kinds of fall downs ( which happens again and again due to past conditioning) etc. Even we cry our heart out-but still results are not coming! How do we understand this?
Because of repeated failures we tend to think "may be it is not possible in this life" and frustration overcomes us.
September 2, 2013 |
English; Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
August 3, 2011 |
Question: If a devotee wants to become an IAS officer, should he become? Will it hamper his devotional service and preaching services? I think by becoming an IAS he can help a lot in preaching and reduce hurdles for iskcon. Also it will be good for common masses.
May 6, 2011 |
Question: What is our responsibilities to our dharma, our society, our country and our own self? Can we (being a member of ISKCON) allow any other dharma person (say muslim) to live nearby us, as our neighbor, in our property, only because of money he pays? And importance only given to the MONEY? And forget the responsibility to our surroundings, and other neighbours?
August 15, 2011 |
English; Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 17, 2013 |
English; London, England
September 18, 2011 |
Question: Does the ghost yoni come under the 84 lakh type of yonis and how ghostly soul enters into the body of another living human being for sense gratification? Why it doesn't enter into the dead body?
May 29, 2014 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
May 9, 2014 |
January 29, 2014 |
English with हिन्दी translation; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
May 6, 2011 |
Question: My question is why do bad things happen with good people or innocent people?
May 6, 2011 |
Question: Recently one congregation devotee asked me "I am having some material problem for a long time and my father suggested/forced me to show to an astrologer who suggested me to worship some demigod and my problems will be solved. He gave 100% guarantee. This will cost Rs.35,000 but if result is not there he… Expand>
Recently one congregation devotee asked me "I am having some material problem for a long time and my father suggested/forced me to show to an astrologer who suggested me to worship some demigod and my problems will be solved. He gave 100% guarantee. This will cost Rs.35,000 but if result is not there he will return all money". So his father is forcing him but he doesn't want to take shelter of someone else than Krsna. But he asked me "when a devotee becomes sick he also goes to see doctor which is like taking shelter of a demigod for curing some material problem. So why this is allowed while demigod worship for solving material problems is not? What is the difference? In Ayurveda also worship of demigods is sometimes recommended to cure some disease. It seems logical that we worship demigods to solve material problems that are posing hindrance in our service to Krsna".
So I request Your Holiness to reveal answer to this.
February 13, 2014 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
December 11, 2005 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
October 31, 2013 |
Question: Please clear our doubts regarding the fall down of His Holiness Mahanidhi Maharaja. (1) When people in general see these events they may question why we criticize others, when some of our own leaders fall down, how do we answer them? (2) We want to go out and boldly to speak what Srila Prabhupada taught us, but fear that if someone raises this issue we will not know how to answer him back? By events like these our confidence gets weak.
English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
December 14, 2010 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India