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हरिनाम के साथ गृह-प्रवेश

Feb 21, 2015

हिन्दी; Baroda, Gujarat, India

मन को नियंत्रण में लाने का सूत्र

Feb 20, 2015

हिन्दी; Baroda, Gujarat, India

Bhagavad-gītā 6.7

मायावादी मत हो, कृष्ण के भक्त हो

Feb 19, 2015

हिन्दी; Nandagrama, Rajpipla, Gujarat, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.10.49

प्रेम अधिक महत्वपूर्ण है या सेवा ?

Feb 18, 2015

हिन्दी; Nandagrama, Rajpipla, Gujarat, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.10.48

असली महात्मा कौन है ?

Feb 17, 2015

हिन्दी; Rajpipla, Gujarat, India

वास्तव में कौन धनी है ?

Feb 16, 2015

हिन्दी; Bharuch, Gujarat, India

‘नित्यं भागवत-सेवा’ के बिना भक्ति केवल दिखावा

Feb 15, 2015

हिन्दी; Bharuch, Gujarat, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.8.4

रथयात्रा का सन्देश

Feb 14, 2015

हिन्दी; Bharuch, Gujarat, India

भृगु-कच्छ में परमानन्द का दिन

Feb 14, 2015

हिन्दी; Bharuch, Gujarat, India

क्या हमको अग्निहोत्र यज्ञ करने चाहिए ?

Feb 13, 2015

हिन्दी; Talasari Farm, Maharashtra,, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.4.19

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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...899

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...1357

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...1613

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...1761

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...2523

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How spiritual life is hampered

I request you to continue following all of the regulative principles staunchly and encourage all other of my disciples in your preaching area to do the same. This is the most important thing. As soon as one discontinues his staunch following of the regulative principles such as no meat eating, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, rising early before 4:00, coming to mangala arati, chanting at least 16 rounds, etc., then his spiritual life is hampered and there is a chance that at any time he may become a victim of maya.... Expand>

I request you to continue following all of the regulative principles staunchly and encourage all other of my disciples in your preaching area to do the same. This is the most important thing. As soon as one discontinues his staunch following of the regulative principles such as no meat eating, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, rising early before 4:00, coming to mangala arati, chanting at least 16 rounds, etc., then his spiritual life is hampered and there is a chance that at any time he may become a victim of maya.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Revatinandana - Bombay 15 December 1974)

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Millions of devotees, no scarcity of acaryas

Prabhupada: We want to spread Krsna consciousness. Simply prepare yourself how to repeat Krsna's instructions very nicely, without any malinterpretation. Then, in future... Suppose you have got now ten thousand. We shall expand to hundred thousand. That is required. Then hundred thousand to million, and million to ten million.... Expand>

Prabhupada: We want to spread Krsna consciousness. Simply prepare yourself how to repeat Krsna's instructions very nicely, without any malinterpretation. Then, in future... Suppose you have got now ten thousand. We shall expand to hundred thousand. That is required. Then hundred thousand to million, and million to ten million.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupada: So there will be no scarcity of acarya, and people will understand Krsna consciousness very easily. So make that organization.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 1.13 -- April 6, 1975, Mayapur)

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Importing brahmanas

Acyutananda [reading question from audience]: "Catur-varnyam maya srstam [Bg. 4.13]: is it applicable to India alone, or the whole world?" Prabhupada: Whole world. Krsna, whatever Krsna speaks, it is for the whole world. Therefore we are creating brahmanas in the Western countries. You'll have to import brahmana from there. [laughter] As you are importing milk powder -- all cows finished -- so brahmana is finished. So you have to import brahmana from Europe and America.... Expand>

Acyutananda [reading question from audience]: "Catur-varnyam maya srstam [Bg. 4.13]: is it applicable to India alone, or the whole world?"

Prabhupada: Whole world. Krsna, whatever Krsna speaks, it is for the whole world. Therefore we are creating brahmanas in the Western countries. You'll have to import brahmana from there. [laughter] As you are importing milk powder -- all cows finished -- so brahmana is finished. So you have to import brahmana from Europe and America.

(Srila Prabhupada -- April 13, 1975, pandala program, Hyderabad)

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Nehru uvaca

While commenting on this particular verse, we have in our presence the statement of a great modern politician who has recently died and left his will, which discloses his poor fund of knowledge of the codes of God mentioned by Maharaja Pariksit. The politician was so ignorant of the codes of God that he writes: "I do not believe in any such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others... I have no religious sentiment in the matter."... Expand>

While commenting on this particular verse, we have in our presence the statement of a great modern politician who has recently died and left his will, which discloses his poor fund of knowledge of the codes of God mentioned by Maharaja Pariksit. The politician was so ignorant of the codes of God that he writes: "I do not believe in any such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others... I have no religious sentiment in the matter."

(From Srila Prabhupada's purport to SB 1.17.10-11. The politician referred to is Jawaharlal Nehru, who died on May 27, 1964.)

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