Difference Between Personal and Impersonal Aspect

ASK BVKS | August 3, 2011 |

English;

Question:

Audio answer:

Play (1 m 59 s)     Download (467.4 KB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Vyasa-puja Offering 2016

August 26, 2016 |

English with Český translation; Nove Sade, Czech Republic

Where There Is Calculation There Is No Love

January 11, 2000 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Purusattama, Vinaya

December 7, 2016 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dharmi

August 23, 2016 |

English with Český translation; Brno, Czech Republic

Bhaktivinode's Position in Parampara

September 27, 2012 |

English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Nityananda Fulfills Caitanya's Desires

February 12, 2014 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Amazing Knowledge of the Soul

October 17, 2015 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Independent Disciples

August 25, 2015 |

English; Inish Rath, Northern Ireland

The Highest Attainment

September 26, 2012 |

English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Harinama or Book Distribution

March 4, 2011 |

Question: I am sure you are aware of one of the great devotees in our ISKCON movement, Srila Aindra Prabhu, recently I have heard some of his recordings, lectures, conversations, and he is always giving emphasis on that one of the biggest problems in ISKCON is that the performance of (nagar) Harinama Sankirtan is on… Expand>

Question:

I am sure you are aware of one of the great devotees in our ISKCON movement, Srila Aindra Prabhu, recently I have heard some of his recordings, lectures, conversations, and he is always giving emphasis on that one of the biggest problems in ISKCON is that the performance of (nagar) Harinama Sankirtan is on the decline and that is the reason for many problems in ISKCON. It is now often sidelined and marginalised as a token activity that is performed once in a while. He feels that it is more important than book distribution.

If we look historically at ISKCON, the times when most people joined the movement was when there was ample regular Harinama Sankirtan being performed everyday. Similarly many great saints in our movement were engaged in regular Harinama Sankirtan, such as Vishnujana Swami, etc.

I am also aware that book distribution brhad mrdanga has been promoted as our kirtan by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur as being equal to Harinama Sankirtan. Book distribution is still emphasised quite nicely in most of our temples in ISKCON.

But often when there was difficulty in ISKCON, lots of kirtan and 24 hour kirtans should be held. Now I see a huge popularity in kirtan in the temples, in Europe and America, regularly large and long kirtans are held, although I still do not see the results fully manifesting yet, I believe it may do soon.

Here are my questions -

Is book distribution a means for replacing (Nagar) Harinama Sankirtan, or that they should both be the main focus of our movement side by side?

Do you feel (Nagar) Harinama Sankirtan should be promoted to regular daily activity, or should it be kept as a weekend activity?

Looking forward to hear your authoritative view on this point.

^ Show less

English;

Vasu-devah, Brihad-bhanu, Adi-devah

July 19, 2014 |

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Did the Jiva Fall from the Spiritual World?

August 30, 2016 |

Question: A.) What is meant by acala? Some say that it means that the jiva is immovable in the body. Others say that it means that the jiva never leaves the spiritual world. B.) Does the jiva actually fall down into the material world or he remains in the spiritual one? Is he mechanically moved or it is just an illusion? i.) I cannot understand how the jiva is simultaneously situated both in the material and spiritual worlds. ii.) If in the material world the jiva turns away from Krsna, what does he do in the spiritual world at the same time? iii.) What does it mean that the jiva does not fall if he really falls down?… Expand>

Question:

Regading jiva's fall into this material world. Srila Prabhupada talks a lot about the fall. One devotee discovered a transcribed lecture of Srila Prabhupada on Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.1 delivered in Tokio on April 22nd, 1972 (https://old.prabhupadavani.org/main/Bhagavatam/325.html ) in which he says that the jiva does not fall down. The devotee suggested that the jiva remains in the spiritual world but his consciousness is placed into the material world (as in a dream when one is asleep and is dreaming about visiting different countries and performing various activities). He supports his statement by citing BG in which it is said that the jiva is immovable (acala). Thus, he says it is situated in the spiritual world. So my questions are:

A.) What is meant by acala? Some say that it means that the jiva is immovable in the body. Others say that it means that the jiva never leaves the spiritual world.

B.) Does the jiva actually fall down into the material world or he remains in the spiritual world? Is he mechanically moved or it is just an illusion?

i.) I cannot understand how the jiva is simultaneously situated both in the material and spiritual worlds.
ii.) If in the material world the jiva turns away from Krsna, what does he do in the spiritual world at the same time?
iii.) What does it mean that the jiva does not fall if he really falls down?

 

^ Show less

English with Český translation; Brno, Czech Republic

Paying Taxes

July 21, 2014 |

Question: How important is it to pay taxes?

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Purushah

November 8, 2014 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India

Categories of Krsna-katha, Part-1

April 14, 2016 |

English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India

Initiation Lecture

May 5, 2012 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Siddhidah

August 24, 2013 |

English; Inis Rath, Fermanagh, Ireland

Undisputable Non-sectarian Facts

January 24, 2011 |

English; Mumbai, Maharastra, India

May 1, 2005 |

English; Chennai, India