Lectures

On Yajna and Sankirtana-yajna

Sep 28, 2005

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.7.41

Vira

Oct 31, 2014

English; Kanhaiyadesh

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 402

Always Remembering Krsna

Oct 31, 2014

English; Kanhaiyadesh

Vaikuntha Consciousness and Material Consciousness

Dec 18, 2005

English; Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.15.18

Life Is Not a Combination of Matter

Sep 21, 2005

English; Denver, Colorado, USA

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.18

Apparent Contradictions in the Nature of the Supreme Lord

Feb 13, 2005

English; Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.8.11

Basic points are high topics

Jul 4, 2006

English; Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.5

Departure Talk

Oct 17, 2014

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Neyah, Nayah, Anayah

Oct 17, 2014

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 399-401

Interview with Aapka TV

Oct 17, 2014

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

सत्-संग के नाम में असत्-संग

Sep 26, 2014

हिन्दी; Damodaradesh

Is Srimad Bhagvatam included in Vedic Literature?

Jul 16, 2006

English; Pune, Maharashtra, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.7.8

गुरु और दीक्षा का विषय

Sep 26, 2014

हिन्दी; Damodaradesh

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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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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...125

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...589

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...841

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...1170

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...1540

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BVKS Sanga

compassion for the fallen bum

The feeling which you had by becoming compassionate to the fallen bum is very good, but the best way to deliver a bum is to revive his dormant Krishna Consciousness. If you can do that then give the bums good food and shelter. If you cannot do that, then simple supplying food and shelter is serving the Maya.... Expand>

The feeling which you had by becoming compassionate to the fallen bum is very good, but the best way to deliver a bum is to revive his dormant Krishna Consciousness. If you can do that then give the bums good food and shelter. If you cannot do that, then simple supplying food and shelter is serving the Maya.

From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Mrinaline  --  Vrindaban 27 August, 1967

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advancement of civilization

There is no spiritual knowledge. Therefore the so-called advancement of ignorance is accepted as advancement of civilization.... Expand>

There is no spiritual knowledge. Therefore the so-called advancement of ignorance is accepted as advancement of civilization.

Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk -- March 4, 1975, Dallas

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hospitals

There are many missionaries, they open hospitals or similar philanthropic activities, but we never do that. So many friends advised me to open some hospitals, dispensaries. Oh, I flatly said that "We are not interested in the hospitals." There are so many hospitals. So people who are interested in hospitals, they can go there. Here is spiritual hospital. The disease is, the other hospitals, they cannot stop death, but our hospital can stop death.... Expand>

There are many missionaries, they open hospitals or similar philanthropic activities, but we never do that. So many friends advised me to open some hospitals, dispensaries. Oh, I flatly said that "We are not interested in the hospitals." There are so many hospitals. So people who are interested in hospitals, they can go there. Here is spiritual hospital. The disease is, the other hospitals, they cannot stop death, but our hospital can stop death.

Srila Prabhupada -- March 4, 1975, Dallas

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Krsna in the center of competition

Although they are party, their aim is how to develop the country. Similarly, these Vaisnava sampradaya, although they appear to be a separate party, but their aim is how to serve Krsna. So don't think the party means some opposite party. No. Everyone has got, for the advanced devotee, to serve the Lord in a particular way so that the Lord may be more satisfied. That is their intention. Sometimes we also have some parties in the temple: someone wants to dress the Deity in a way, another wants to...... Expand>

Although they are party, their aim is how to develop the country. Similarly, these Vaisnava sampradaya, although they appear to be a separate party, but their aim is how to serve Krsna. So don't think the party means some opposite party. No. Everyone has got, for the advanced devotee, to serve the Lord in a particular way so that the Lord may be more satisfied. That is their intention. Sometimes we also have some parties in the temple: someone wants to dress the Deity in a way, another wants to... Of course, they are not transgressing the rules and regulation, but still, everyone wants that "I shall serve the Lord in this particular way." We cannot change the
original rules and regulation, but there is variety. We are not impersonalist. Every person has got to serve the Lord in a particular way,
and that is allowed. The center point is Krsna. So although there are parties, if the central point is Krsna, so there is no dissension. It is a
competition, that "My Godbrother, my Godsister is serving such a way. She is so well versed in this art. Why not try myself to do something?" This is variety. That is not this ordinary party strife if we make Krsna the center.

Srila Prabhupada -- March 4, 1975, Dallas

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Itinerary

Nov 22 - Dec 31, 2014: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Book writing service and programs in the weekends

Nov 23, 2014: Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Public program and visit to Pancavati

Nov 29, 2014: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Public program at Daiveega Kalyana Mandapam

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