Lectures

Truth Seekers Who Don't Find It

Sep 5, 2011

English; Valsad, Gujarat, India

Youth Fest: Be Happy

Mar 27, 2011

English; Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Sickness

Oct 7, 2009

English; Baroda, Gujarat, India

Assorted Lectures

Marked for the kingdom of God

Feb 15, 2008

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.15.50

Death - For a Devotee and for a Demon

Sep 26, 2004

English; Pune, Maharashtra, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.4.3

Modern Society - Full Of Hypocrite Demons

Sep 27, 2004

English; Pune, Maharashtra, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.4.4

श्रील प्रभुपाद कथा - भाग 2

Oct 27, 2014

हिन्दी; Dakor, Gujarat, India

Great devotees exhibited ecstasy but we shouldn't

Nov 8, 2006

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.29.19

श्रील प्रभुपाद कथा - भाग 1

Oct 27, 2014

हिन्दी; Dakor, Gujarat, India

Finding Krsna in Material Nature

Dec 8, 2005

English; Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.6

Material Life is Miserable

English; Sharjah, UAE

Bhagavad-gītā 9.12

The Material World Is a Place for Rascals

Sep 4, 2004

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.30.3

Knowledge of God

Aug 30, 2004

English; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.21.27

Hearing from Sadhus

Aug 27, 2004

English; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.22.7

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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...513

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...893

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...1104

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...1389

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...1885

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Become perfect, become guru, deliver the world

...it is not limited under certain country, certain atmosphere or certain population. Krsna consciousness is open for everyone. So therefore our request is that these Europeans and Americans who have taken to Krsna consciousness, just become perfect in the understanding of this science and become guru and deliver the whole world.... Expand>

...it is not limited under certain country, certain atmosphere or certain population. Krsna consciousness is open for everyone. So therefore our request is that these Europeans and Americans who have taken to Krsna consciousness, just become perfect in the understanding of this science and become guru and deliver the whole world.

From Srila Prabhupada's class on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.39 -- Los Angeles, December 17, 1973

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How Krsna is satisfied

I, the Soul of all beings, am not as satisfied by ritual worship, brahminical initiation, penances, or self-discipline as I am by faithful service rendered to one's spiritual master.... Expand>

I, the Soul of all beings, am not as satisfied by ritual worship, brahminical initiation, penances, or self-discipline as I am by faithful service rendered to one's spiritual master.

Lord Sri Krsna; Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.80.34

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Victim of misunderstanding

Any transcendental message, any Vedic literature, unless it is presented by a self-realized devotee, it is poison. You simply misunderstand the whole thing, and you do not get the benefit. Rather, you become a victim of misunderstanding.... Expand>

Any transcendental message, any Vedic literature, unless it is presented by a self-realized devotee, it is poison. You simply misunderstand the whole thing, and you do not get the benefit. Rather, you become a victim of misunderstanding.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Bhagavad-gita 4.1-2  -- May 9, 1969, Columbus)

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First-class bhakti

If you think of Krsna in various ways favorably -- how to serve Krsna, how to decorate Krsna, how to give Krsna a nice place for residential quarter, temple, how to preach Krsna's glories -- in this way, if you think, that is Krsna consciousness. Anukulyena krsnanusilanam bhaktir uttama. That is first-class bhakti, how to serve Krsna.... Expand>

If you think of Krsna in various ways favorably -- how to serve Krsna, how to decorate Krsna, how to give Krsna a nice place for residential quarter, temple, how to preach Krsna's glories -- in this way, if you think, that is Krsna consciousness. Anukulyena krsnanusilanam bhaktir uttama. That is first-class bhakti, how to serve Krsna.


(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.46 -- January 21, 1975, Bombay)

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