Lectures

Offences Against The Name of Love

May 24, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

प्रश्नोत्तरी

Apr 13, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Save Sri Lanka from Kali-yuga

May 23, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

किस गुरु की शरण में जाना चाहिए ?

Apr 13, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Active and Passive Devotees

May 23, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Bhagavad-gītā 2.41

Principles for Establishing Varnasrama Communities, Part-4

Apr 18, 2015

English; Rajpura, Punjab, India

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश (भाग-६)

Apr 12, 2015

हिन्दी; Jyotisar, Haryana, India

Bhagavad-gītā 12.1-20

Principles for Establishing Varnasrama Communities, Part-3

Apr 17, 2015

English; Rajpura, Punjab, India

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश (भाग-५)

Apr 12, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Principles for Establishing Varnasrama Communities, Part-2

Apr 16, 2015

English; Rajpura, Punjab, India

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश (भाग-४)

Apr 12, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Principles for Establishing Varnasrama Communities, Part-1

Apr 15, 2015

English; Rajpura, Punjab, India

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश (भाग-३)

Apr 11, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Vaisnava Etiquette 3 - Training

Jul 22, 2001

English;

Seminars

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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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Sravanam Kirtanam Camp in London 2015

Jul 6, 2015, Announcements

The event is scheduled to be held at the ISKCON Crawley Centre (just outside London, near Gatwick airport) from Friday 21st till 23rd Sunday August 2015. Classes will be given by Guru Maharaja in English and the theme for the retreat is Bhaktisiddhanta vani. Read more...53

Sravanam Kirtanam Camp USA 2015

Jun 24, 2015, Announcements

We are very enlivened to announce that this year will mark the first Sravanam-Kirtanam Camp with His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami in the USA. The event is scheduled to be held at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Temple, ISKCON Dallas, Texas, and last three days - Friday, September 25th to Sunday, September 27th, 2015. Most classes will be given by Guru Maharaja, His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami. His Grace Haripada prabhu and Her Grace Phalini Mataji will be leading kirtan and bhajans, and His Grace Mahat-Tattva prabhu will be giving a class, entitled “Liberal Distributor - Conservative Practitioner.” Read more...160

Lika Summer Camp 2015, Croatia

Jun 23, 2015, Announcements

We are happy to announce that by Krishna's grace, Lika summer camp will be again held, from 10th till 16th of August 2015. Special guests are HH Prahladananda Swami, HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami, HH Smita Krsna Swami, HH Danavir Goswami, HG Manidhara Prabhu and HG Mahat-tattva Prabhu. Read more...139

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...986

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...1455

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Philosophical understanding needed; otherwise only sentiment

In order to remain steadily fixed in Krsna consciousness there must be a sound philosophical understanding. Otherwise it will become only sentiment. Whenever you find the time, please read my books.... Expand>

In order to remain steadily fixed in Krsna consciousness there must be a sound philosophical understanding. Otherwise it will become only sentiment. Whenever you find the time, please read my books.

(Letter to Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, January 5, 1976)

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Senior godbrothers may be treated as guru

One who teaches can be treated as Spiritual Master. It is not that after we become initiated we become perfect. No. It requires teaching. So if we take instruction from them, all senior godbrothers may be treated as guru, there is no harm. Actually, you have only one Spiritual Master, who initiates you, just as you have only one father. But every Vaisnava should be treated as prabhu, master, higher than me, and in this sense, if I learn from him, he may be regarded as guru. It is not that I disobey my real Spiritual Master and call someone else as Spiritual Master. That is wrong. It is only that I can call Spiritual Master someone who is teaching me purely what my initiating Spiritual Master has taught.... Expand>

One who teaches can be treated as Spiritual Master. It is not that after we become initiated we become perfect. No. It requires teaching. So if we take instruction from them, all senior godbrothers may be treated as guru, there is no harm. Actually, you have only one Spiritual Master, who initiates you, just as you have only one father. But every Vaisnava should be treated as prabhu, master, higher than me, and in this sense, if I learn from him, he may be regarded as guru. It is not that I disobey my real Spiritual Master and call someone else as Spiritual Master. That is wrong. It is only that I can call Spiritual Master someone who is teaching me purely what my initiating Spiritual Master has taught.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to: Sri Galim  --  Delhi 20 November, 1971)

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Prayer in danger

If you are in danger, you ask your friends to help you. This is prayer. So our prayer is, ... "My dear Lord Krsna, I am Your eternal servant. Somehow or other, I am now fallen in this ocean. Please pick me up and fix me again as the dust of Your lotus feet." ... Prayer is needed because we are in danger. ... [That] we are in this material condition of life means we are in danger. Therefore we should pray.... Expand>

If you are in danger, you ask your friends to help you. This is prayer.

So our prayer is, ... "My dear Lord Krsna, I am Your eternal servant.
Somehow or other, I am now fallen in this ocean. Please pick me up and fix
me again as the dust of Your lotus feet." ...

Prayer is needed because we are in danger. ... [That] we are in this material condition of life means we are in danger. Therefore we should pray.

(Srila Prabhupada: City Hall Lecture -- October 7, 1975, Durban)

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Regulative functions must not be neglected

These regulative functions of chanting the rounds sixteen daily, rising early in the morning to attend Mangala Arati, holding classes for studying our scripture and going on Sankirtana, these items must not be neglected. They will quickly advance us in Krishna Consciousness and clear up all doubtful activities which have been causing mischief in our Society. ... Expand>

These regulative functions of chanting the rounds sixteen daily, rising early in the morning to attend Mangala Arati, holding classes for studying our scripture and going on Sankirtana, these items must not be neglected. They will quickly advance us in Krishna Consciousness and clear up all doubtful activities which have been causing mischief in our Society.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Revatinandana -- Tokyo 27 August, 1970)

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