Lectures

श्रीमद्भागवतम् को अपने प्राण बनाओ

Feb 11, 2015

हिन्दी; Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Bhagavad-gītā 1.24

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

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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...832

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...1274

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...1513

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...1684

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...2380

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Daily reading of Srila Prabhupada's books

In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop.... Expand>

In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Bahurupa - Bombay 22 November, 1974)

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Chanting Hare Krsna is encouraging, not exhausting

If one repeats monotonous material words, he will feel exhausted, but if he chants Hare Krsna twenty-four hours a day, he will never feel exhausted; rather, he will feel encouraged to continue chanting more and more.... Expand>

If one repeats monotonous material words, he will feel exhausted, but if he chants Hare Krsna twenty-four hours a day, he will never feel exhausted; rather, he will feel encouraged to continue chanting more and more.

(From Srila Prabhupada's purport to SB 3.21.22)

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Milk nectar

Milk is compared to nectar, which one can drink to become immortal. Of course, simply drinking milk will not make one immortal, but it can increase the duration of one's life. In modern civilization, men do not think milk to be important, and therefore they do not live very long. Although in this age men can live up to one hundred years, their duration of life is reduced because they do not drink large quantities of milk. This is a sign of Kali-yuga. In Kali-yuga, instead of drinking milk, people prefer to slaughter an animal and eat its flesh. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His instructions of Bhagavad-gita, advises go-raksya, which means cow protection.... Expand>

Milk is compared to nectar, which one can drink to become immortal. Of course, simply drinking milk will not make one immortal, but it can increase the duration of one's life. In modern civilization, men do not think milk to be important, and therefore they do not live very long. Although in this age men can live up to one hundred years, their duration of life is reduced because they do not drink large quantities of milk. This is a sign of Kali-yuga. In Kali-yuga, instead of drinking milk, people prefer to slaughter an animal and eat its flesh. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His instructions of Bhagavad-gita, advises go-raksya, which means cow protection. The cow should be protected, milk should be drawn from the cows, and this milk should be prepared in various ways. One should take ample milk, and thus one can prolong one's life, develop his brain, execute devotional service, and ultimately attain the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As it is essential to get food grains and water by digging the earth, it is also essential to give protection to the cows and take nectarean milk from their milk bags.

(From Srila Prabhupada's purport to SB 8.6.12)

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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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