Author: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

  1. Observing Varaha Dvadasi and other festivals

    Prabhupada said that it would suffice to celebrate Lord Varahadeva’s appearance by singing the appropriate verse describing him from the song of the ten avataras. Srila Prabhupada also verbally listed the proper fasting periods to observe for other auspicious days: Lord Nityananda’s, Sri Advaita’s, Lord Balarama’s, and Srimati Radharani’s appearances are all half-day fasts. Lord […]
  2. Definition of devotee

    To serve a devotee, to chant the holy name according to a certain counting method,  to worship the Deity, to hear Srimad-Bhagavatam or Bhagavad-gita from a realized person and to live in a sacred place where devotional service is not disturbed are the first out of sixty-four devotional activities for making progress in devotional service. […]
  3. Advaita Acarya, ideal householder

    Cc Madhya 3.203: In this way all the opulences of Advaita Acarya — His faith, devotion, home, riches and everything else — were successfully utilized in the worship of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Purport by Srila Prabhupada: Advaita Acarya set an ideal example for all householder devotees in His reception of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His […]
  4. Day and night, think of Krsna

    We have to work according to our capacity; at the same time chant Hare Krsna mantra. Krsna has given you the tongue, and there is no difficulty. Kurvana yatra karmani. And always think of Krsna, man-mana bhava mad-bhaktah. “How I can think of Krsna constantly? It becomes hackneyed.” No. The varieties. Krsna says that you […]