Articles

The Book Ban: What’s At Stake

Jun 17, 2016

Harmonize means “to bring into consonance or accord,” but there was no attempt on the part of the GBC to reach accord with me, despite my repeated pleas for discussion. What the GBC resolution calls harmonization is rather an attempt to crush a voice that it doesn’t like—... Read more...1524

“Harmonizing our Preaching Efforts”

Jun 7, 2016

I am duty-bound to respect the authority of the GBC, but nevertheless I feel that this ban and the manner of imposing it have been very unfair. Therefore, to present another side of the story – a side that the promulgators of this ban have consistently been unwilling to hear – ... Read more...4144

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Reactions to the Ban

His Grace Dhanesvara Prabhu (ACBSP)

Jun 27, 2016

In the early days of the wonderful Movement that Srila Prabhupada created to bring the unvarnished Truth to the illusioned people of the world his earnest followers recognized that he was perhaps the only person who served their real interest as spiritual beings. Read more...1472

His Grace Mayesvara Prabhu (ACBSP)

Jun 27, 2016

"The largess of "Bhakti Vikasa Swami’s book, "Women, Masters or Mothers" (WMM) is not any less valuable to Lord Caitanya's mission than all the other scholarly books he has authored. The prowess of this book rests on numerous unambiguous Vedic references Read more...954

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Lectures

धामवास - धाम के बाहर

May 22, 2016

हिन्दी; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Muslim Vaisnava, Both or Neither

May 21, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

विरोधियों को कैसे समझना

May 21, 2016

हिन्दी; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

नवद्वीप धाम की महिमा

May 21, 2016

हिन्दी; West Bengal, India

Twelve Qualities of a Brahmana

May 20, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.11.21

छ: वेग दमन करने वाले गुरू

May 20, 2016

हिन्दी; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

नृसिंह कथा

May 19, 2016

हिन्दी; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Real Education according to Srila Prabhupada

May 18, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Nrsimha in Gaura-lila

May 18, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Kabe Ha'be Heno Dasa Mor

May 18, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Bhajans

Kabe Gaura-vane, Suradhuni-tate

May 18, 2016

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Bhajans

Is Prahlada a Demon or Not?

May 17, 2016

English with Русский translation; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.4.33

Puffed Up Womanly Concept

May 15, 2016

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Preaching and Recruiting, Not the Same

May 15, 2016

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.9.36

Cheating Christian Conversion

May 14, 2016

English with தமிழ் translation; Mappedu, Sriperumbudur, Taml Nadu, India

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ASK BVKS

Do We Need to Spend Time on Introspection?

May 1, 2016

Question: When it comes to spiritual life, as a sadhaka, I am busy on constant survival mode, trying to chant, read, hear etc. Between this, do I need to spend time to self-introspect? For example, I was listing to a lecture of Jswami. In his lecture he was talking about how lust or desire is the cause of material bondage. Am I supposed to self-introspect myself and change this desire aspect or is this hovering over the mental plane?

Which Rudra comes from Brahma?

May 1, 2016

Question: Which Rudra comes from Brahma?

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Releasing Audio Archive of HH Bhakti Vikas Maharaj

Jan 1, 2016, Announcements

Good news for the new year. We are releasing complete audio archive of HH Bhakti Vikas Maharaj on the occasion of 59th vyasa-puja festival of Maharaj at Somnath (Gujarat) to be held on 23rd January 2016. 5000+ lectures including about 2000 never released recordings. Book your order now to receive it at vyasa-puja festival or to get it delivered at your place. Read more...941

An Appeal to Devotees

Dec 12, 2015, Announcements

We have received overwhelming response of devotees from all over the world who regularly listen to the lectures of HH Bhakti Vikas Maharaj using the website. Since the inception of the new website on Radhastami 2013, there are over one million downloads and plays of lectures. Many devotees find the guidance given in these lectures enlivening in their progress of Krsna consciousness. Hope you are also being benefitted by this humble service. You may be aware that presently there are 3100+ lectures, seminars, bhajans, and Q&A recordings available in the online archive. Archive gets updated almost everyday with at least one new lecture as Maharaj gives 350-400 lectures a year. It has now become an ocean of transcendental message. Read more...1175

Introduction

Jul 12, 2015, 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...2830

Vyasa-puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2015

May 9, 2015, Articles

Śrīla Prabhupāda, it is my great pleasure to repeatedly recite your praṇāma-mantra, and I pray for the opportunity to do so forever, in whatever situation you may care to send me to. Janme janme prabhu sei: my relationship with you is eternal and it defines my very existence. Anything that I might do, say, or think that is not wholly and solely meant for your service is simply māyā. The most miserable thing possible for me would be if somehow, by my own madness, I were to be disconnected from your lotus feet. Read more...872

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...2219

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BVKS Sanga

Decide what you want — you will have it

Two things are there, daivi sampad [godly qualities] and asuri sampad [demonic qualities]. Asuri sampad means more and more entanglement and bondage within this material world. And daivi sampad means your freedom from material world. So first of all we must decide what we want. Whatever you want, you will have.... Expand>61

Two things are there, daivi sampad [godly qualities] and asuri sampad [demonic qualities]. Asuri sampad means more and more entanglement and bondage within this material world. And daivi sampad means your freedom from material world.

So first of all we must decide what we want. Whatever you want, you will have.

From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Bhagavad-gita 16.4 — January 30, 1975, Honolulu

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Only Business is Chanting

So we should be callous with all these political, social... We should simply go on. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He was callous. Family affairs, wife responsibility, for mother's responsibility, for... Nothing. Simply chant Hare Krsna. Kirtaniyah sada harih [Cc. Adi 17.31]. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's life. Even didn't care for anything, no responsibility. "My only... Expand>54

So we should be callous with all these political, social... We should simply go on. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He was callous. Family affairs, wife responsibility, for mother's responsibility, for... Nothing. Simply chant Hare Krsna. Kirtaniyah sada harih [Cc. Adi 17.31]. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's life. Even didn't care for anything, no responsibility. "My only business is chanting." That is...

So we have to study Caitanya Mahaprabhu's life. Except — this is the clear and simple truth — except chanting Hare Krsna mantra, there is no other business of the human being.

So this preaching is also chanting Hare Krsna mantra. This is preaching. That has been shown by all the disciples of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. All the Gosvamis, Haridasa Thakura and others only did this: how to develop Krsna consciousness, no other business. That is sannyasa. He has no other business. To preach Krsna consciousness, to practice Krsna consciousness, to convince Krsna consciousness, that's all. No other business.

We don't take part in politics, sociology and mental speculation, science, or so on, so on — all nonsense. We reject all; kicked out. That is the perfection. It is simply waste of time. These are all superficial. Just like waves in the sea.

(Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk - May 8, 1975, Perth)

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Dedicated life is sublime

Everyone should be dedicated, I or you. That is the success of life. Dedicate your life for Krsna. That is the perfection. Even there are some faults, dedicated life is noble life. Maybe, due to our past habits, we may commit some faulty action, but that dedicated life is sublime. Srila Prabhupada — March 4, 1974, Mayapur... Expand>43

Everyone should be dedicated, I or you. That is the success of life. Dedicate your life for Krsna. That is the perfection. Even there are some faults, dedicated life is noble life. Maybe, due to our past habits, we may commit some faulty action, but that dedicated life is sublime.

Srila Prabhupada — March 4, 1974, Mayapur

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Requirement to be an ISKCON member

In this Krsna consciousness movement we require everyone to rise early in the morning, by four o'clock, and attend mangala-arati, or morning worship, then read Srimad-Bhagavatam, perform kirtana, and so forth. From Srila Prabhupada's purport to NoI: verse 3... Expand>71

In this Krsna consciousness movement we require everyone to rise early in the morning, by four o'clock, and attend mangala-arati, or morning worship, then read Srimad-Bhagavatam, perform kirtana, and so forth.

From Srila Prabhupada's purport to NoI: verse 3

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