Lectures

Devah, Sri-garbhah, Paramesvarah, Karanam, Karanam

Aug 30, 2014

English; Langenthal, Bern, Switzerland

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 377-381

Udbhavah, Kshobhanah

Aug 30, 2014

English with தமிழ் translation; Studen, Bern, Switzerland

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 375-376

Dawkins' Gross Materialism

Aug 30, 2014

English; Zurich, Switzerland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.38

Almost the most amazing

Aug 29, 2014

English; Dublin, Ireland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.18

The Great Misconception

Aug 28, 2014

English; Dublin, Ireland

Hellish Impersonalism

Aug 28, 2014

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.4.2

About Cow Protection

Aug 28, 2014

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

Pious and Impious Mayavadis

Aug 27, 2014

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.10

कृष्ण कथा सुनने में अरुचि क्यों ?

Mar 23, 2014

हिन्दी; Modasa, Gujarat, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.16.26-30

Promoting Prabhupada

Aug 21, 2014

English; Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland

भक्तो का भद्र और अभद्र व्यवहार

Mar 13, 2014

हिन्दी; Baroda, Gujarat, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.21.16-20

Mahidharah, Mahabhagah, Vegavan, Amitasanah

Aug 21, 2014

English; Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 371-374

Bright Faces and Black Faces

Jul 20, 2014

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

The Attractiveness of Srila Prabhupada, Part-7

Aug 26, 2014

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

The Attractiveness of Srila Prabhupada, Part-6

Aug 25, 2014

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

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A Society Made of Brahmanas

Oct 31, 2011

Question: I am currently listening to your lecture "Some Concerns About ISKCON." I also heard a lecture recently from my spritual master HH Tamal Krishna Goswami. He said, "originally, Srila Prabhupada wanted ISKCON to consist solely of brahmacaris and sannyasis, but then Jadurani came, what was Srila Prabhupada to do? He couldn't reject her."... Expand>

Question:

I am currently listening to your lecture "Some Concerns About ISKCON." I also heard a lecture recently from my spritual master HH Tamal Krishna Goswami. He said, "originally, Srila Prabhupada wanted ISKCON to consist solely of brahmacaris and sannyasis, but then Jadurani came, what was Srila Prabhupada to do? He couldn't reject her."

It seems that since we do not discriminate who joins ISKCON in terms of their varna or ashram, ISKCON will continue to face these sorts of issues (i.e. Ksatriya Initiative).

My question: Although I understand that we are ultimately only concerned with becoming Vaishnavas, but do you forsee that ISKCON as a society will gradually evolve into strictly a brahminical body as Srila Prabhupada wanted or will the brahminical class be forced to create a seperate body to offer guidance to society? Thank you for maintaining the standard. 

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Disciple Liberates His Own Guru

Jan 1, 2011

Question: Requesting to clear a doubt from the following quotation: "This incident proves that the siksa- or diksa-guru who has a disciple who strongly executes devotional service like Dhruva Maharaja can be carried by the disciple even though the instructor is not as advanced." (SB 4.12.33 Purport) As far as I understand, a bona fide diksa-guru is a liberated soul (saksad-dharitvena samasta sastrair…). So how can he be liberated by his disciple?

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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. Read more...303

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...610

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...961

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...1238

Public Programs

Mar 17, 2014, Vaisnava Culture, Etiquette, and Behavior

Public programs are an important means for presenting Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the general populace. Herein we provide some basic guidelines for the successful execution of such programs. All aspects of the function should be planned and executed in advance, so that as far as possible everything goes smoothly at the actual event. Especially major events require much planning and coordination to execute successfully. Visitors are likely to be impressed by efficient organization, but even one deficient feature can mar the entire experience. Read more...774

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religions of the meat eaters

Basu Ghosh Prabhu related: Srila Prabhupada said that modern science and education, like the religions of the West, are the "religions of the meat eaters" (Prabhupada told me this personally -- and Brahmananda Prabhu, who resides at Vrindavan was also present -- on a morning walk at Vrindavan during September 1975).... Expand>

Basu Ghosh Prabhu related:

Srila Prabhupada said that modern science and education, like the religions of the West, are the "religions of the  meat eaters" (Prabhupada told me this personally -- and Brahmananda Prabhu, who resides at Vrindavan was also present -- on a morning walk at Vrindavan during September 1975).

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No alternative

Krsna says in the fourteenth verse, Seventh Chapter of Bhagavad-gita: "It is very difficult to surmount the problems offered by the laws of material nature, but one who surrenders unto Me, he overcomes." Therefore we are teaching this Krsna consciousness to solve the problems of life. It is not sentiment or fanaticism or any sectarian religion. It is a fact that if you want to solve the problems of life, you have to become Krsna conscious. There is no other alternative.... Expand>

Krsna says in the fourteenth verse, Seventh Chapter of Bhagavad-gita: "It is very difficult to surmount the problems offered by the laws of material nature, but one who surrenders unto Me, he overcomes." Therefore we are teaching this Krsna consciousness to solve the problems of life. It is not sentiment or fanaticism or any sectarian religion. It is a fact that if you want to solve the problems of life, you have to become Krsna conscious. There is no other alternative.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 7.14 -- September 8, 1969, Hamburg

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Don't be a peacefully killed rabbit

If you are proud of your advancement of knowledge, that you have solved all the questions, all the problems, in the Bhagavad-gita Krsna says, "Don't think like that. That is your foolishness. These problems are there. What you can do?" That is learning: "Yes. Problems are not solved. The problems are there." ... Expand>

If you are proud of your advancement of knowledge, that you have solved all the questions, all the problems, in the Bhagavad-gita Krsna says, "Don't think like that. That is your foolishness. These problems are there. What you can do?" That is learning: "Yes. Problems are not solved. The problems are there." That is learning. If you have got some problem, and... Just like the rabbits. The rabbits, when they face one hunter and it understands that "Now my life is in danger," he closes his eyes. He thinks that "The problem is now solved." [laughs] And peacefully he is killed. [laughs] You see? Similarly, the problems are there, but we are closing our eyes: "Oh, there is no problem. We are very happy." That's it. [laughter] So this is called maya. The problem is not solved, but they are thinking their problem is solved by closing the eyes.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 7.14 -- September 8, 1969, Hamburg

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Staying in devotee association

Maya is so strong that as soon as I am sitting in a solitary place, then I'll think of money and women. Therefore we should live always in assembly and chant Hare Krsna, and save ourself from the danger of material falldown.... Expand>

Maya is so strong that as soon as I am sitting in a solitary place, then I'll think of money and women. Therefore we should live always in assembly and chant Hare Krsna, and save ourself from the danger of material falldown.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 16.11-12  -- February 7, 1975, Honolulu

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