April 12, 2011 |
English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPlay (1 h 3 m) Download (14.7 MB)
September 25, 2013 |
English; Almviks, Sweden
July 28, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
January 24, 2016 |
English; Somnath, Gujarat, India
September 5, 2015 |
English; Coventry, England
February 23, 2012 |
Question: We see in our society (ISKCON) that sometimes devotees are forced to collect large sums of fund for temple in various festivals we celebrate in temple and for the normal functioning of the temple. The collected fund of the public is used by many devotees in temple to live luxurious lifestyle. Is that correct? When we say that devotees should remain detached from luxary, name, fame, and designation, where this kind of devotees will go?
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 1, 2011 |
English; Bangalore, Karnataka, India
September 2, 2016 |
English; Manchester, UK
April 2, 2015 |
October 30, 2013 |
English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
September 25, 2015 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
April 4, 2015 |
English; Delhi, India
August 5, 2016 |
English; Lika, Croatia
October 12, 2014 |
English; Miyapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
August 17, 2014 |
English; Govindadvipa, Ireland
January 7, 2014 |
Question: Srila Prabhupada often mentions in his lectures that his mission would be complete if he could make one pure devotee. Is this statement used out of humility by Srila Prabhupada? What is the definition of a pure devotee? Does it mean that there is no pure devotee in ISKCON? Please can you kindly throw some more insights on this topic.
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
May 25, 2014 |
English; Los Angeles, California, USA
May 23, 2015 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
January 24, 2011 |
English; Mumbai, Maharastra, India
June 17, 2011 |
Question: 1) What is bhakti as per traditional Gaudiya Vaisnava acharyas? 2) Is bhakti to Sri Krishna means renunciation? 3) Kindly give me sastric references for Q1 and Q2?