Lectures

Purport to Gurudeva! Dayamoy! by Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami

Feb 9, 2015

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

The Meaning of Jagannathesvari Radharani

Feb 8, 2015

English; Secunderabad, Telangana, India

Press Conference on Ratha-yatra

Feb 4, 2015

English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Bhagavad-gita for Students

Feb 8, 2015

English with తెలుగు translation; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Indians, Awake!

Feb 5, 2015

English with తెలుగు translation; Narasapur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Don't be Foolish, Part-9

Feb 2, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Perambur, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 3.5.48

Nityanand Katha

Feb 1, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Perambur, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Varahadeva Katha

Jan 31, 2015

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

The Path of Bhagavad-gita

Jan 25, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Don't be Foolish, Part-8

Jan 30, 2015

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Don't be Foolish, Part-7

Jan 29, 2015

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Don't be Foolish, Part-6

Jan 28, 2015

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.7

Don't be Foolish, Part-5

Jan 20, 2015

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 15.10

Perfection of Religion, Part-4

Feb 7, 2015

English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Perfection of Religion, Part-3

Feb 6, 2015

English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Paying Taxes

Jul 21, 2014

Question: How important is it to pay taxes?

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Jul 21, 2014

Question: Should devotees observe a full fast of abstaining from water on Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi? Some devotees, don’t go to bed on Ekadashi, they stay awake all night and as soon as the night is over, they go to sleep. What should our attitude be?

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Vyasa-puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2014

Nov 21, 2014, Articles

Śrīla Prabhupāda, you are the glorious, incomparable paramahaṁsa whose preaching in the Western world was the only thing of any real importance that ever happened there. Of course, Vyāsa-pūjā offerings are meant for glorifying the guru as the representative and worshiper of Vyāsa. Yet we have learned from you that in the physical absence of the guru, he may be best worshiped by the continuation of his mission. Read more...804

24/7 online Radio – Bhakti Vikasa Swami Radio

Aug 31, 2014, Announcements

We are pleased to announce the launch of 24/7 Online radio station called "Bhakti Vikasa Swami Radio". On this station, you can hear Maharaj's lectures non-stop throughout the day. Special lectures will be played based on the festival or appearance/disappearance days of previous acharyas. The 24/7 Online radio is available on this page. Read more...1236

Husband As Guru – How About Srila Prabhupada As Guru?

Jun 7, 2014, Articles

The article “Husband as Guru” presents much of what could be considered common-sense advice for husbands struggling to come to the human platform. However, some grave faults mar what otherwise might in some contexts have been valuable suggestions. By predicting “that some men will not agree with me (although I doubt any woman will disagree)” the author anticipatingly dismisses any opposition from males as being mere chauvinism. I am currently imprisoned in a male body, but it is not on such flimsy grounds that I perceive significant blemishes in what he calls his “illumination.” Read more...1475

Introduction

Apr 7, 2014, Vaisnava Culture, Etiquette, and Behavior

The highest stage of dharma, and therefore of human attainment, is Vaiṣṇavism, the culture of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Therefore it is essential that every devotee learn and imbibe Vaiṣṇava culture, etiquette, and behavior—collectively known as sadācāra, or śiṣṭācāra—without which a devotee, even though intently engaged in activities of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, remains incomplete, similar to a beautiful person devoid of ornaments. Read more...1655

Fundamental Principles for Initiated Devotees

Mar 27, 2014, Vaisnava Culture, Etiquette, and Behavior

Based on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.17.38, 11.5.11), Śrīla Prabhupāda instituted as an initiation vow that all disciples follow four regulative principles: The beginning of religious life is to abandon the four principles of prohibited activities—namely illicit sex life, meat-eating, gambling, and intoxication. In our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, the requirement is that one must be prepared to give up the four pillars of sinful life—illicit sex, meat-eating, intoxication, and gambling. Read more...2326

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No scarcity if rules followed

It appears that Krishna has His blessings upon you, so continue as you are doing and you will get more blessings from Krishna. Thank you very much. And Krishna will supply you everything. If the prescribed rules and regulations are followed, then there will be no scarcity.... Expand>

It appears that Krishna has His blessings upon you, so continue as you are doing and you will get more blessings from Krishna. Thank you very much. And Krishna will supply you everything. If the prescribed rules and regulations are followed, then there will be no scarcity.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Bhakta dasa - Bombay 17 June 1971)

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Two main prongs for preaching in India

If there are two main prongs to Prabhupada's preaching in India, one is trying to arouse people to their spiritual heritage and the other is to defeat impersonalism.... Expand>

If there are two main prongs to Prabhupada's preaching in India, one is trying to arouse people to their spiritual heritage and the other is to defeat impersonalism.

(Comment by Hari-sauri Prabhu; from A Transcendental Diary)

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Dedicated grhasthas in the service of the Lord

And if you are unable to give 50% of your income, then who is pressing you? It is voluntary. If you have not got any means, then who is exacting you? So these things are specifically happening to you, not to others. There are so many grhasthas and they are not feeling any inconvenience. They have dedicated their lives to the service of the Lord. And most GBC members are householders. You also may be elected. The position is open to all grhasthas. But if you live separately with your wife and earn only for yourself and your wife, then how you expect to have a good position with the society? Everybody is earning for their wife and family, so if you are doing so also, then what is the difference between such endeavor and that of the karmi?... Expand>

And if you are unable to give 50% of your income, then who is pressing you? It is voluntary. If you have not got any means, then who is exacting you? So these things are specifically happening to you, not to others. There are so many grhasthas and they are not feeling any inconvenience. They have dedicated their lives to the service of the Lord. And most GBC members are householders. You also may be elected. The position is open to all grhasthas. But if you live separately with your wife and earn only for yourself and your wife, then how you expect to have a good position with the society? Everybody is earning for their wife and family, so if you are doing so also, then what is the difference between such endeavor and that of the karmi?

There are many grhasthas who are earning and spending for a particular center. Similarly you also can open a center, live separately as president and maintain the temple nicely. But if you don't do anything and simply remain grhastha, then what is the use of criticizing others? The whole movement is meant for rendering service.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Umapati - Los Angeles 9 July, 1971)

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The duty of the GBC to maintain the devotees

The first business should be to preach to the devotees. It is better to maintain a devotee than to try to convince others to become devotees. It is the duty of the GBC to maintain the devotees, keep them in the highest standard of Krishna Consciousness, and give them all good instruction, and let them go out and preach for making more devotees.... Expand>

The first business should be to preach to the devotees. It is better to maintain a devotee than to try to convince others to become devotees. It is the duty of the GBC to maintain the devotees, keep them in the highest standard of Krishna Consciousness, and give them all good instruction, and let them go out and preach for making more devotees.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Satsvarupa - Los Angeles 16 June, 1972)

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Itinerary

May 2-4, 2015: Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Nrsimha Caturdasi on 3rd May; Lectures at ISKCON Mayapur

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