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Sri Caitanya's Amazing Mercy

Nov 23, 2014

English with தமிழ் translation; Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Rural Communities for Srila Prabhupada's Pleasure

Nov 22, 2014

English with தமிழ் translation; Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 2.41

श्रीमद्भागवत का महत्त्व

Oct 31, 2014

हिन्दी; Kanhaiyadesh

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.25.153

Rtuh, Sudarsanah

Nov 17, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 417-418

Conceptions of Godhead

Nov 21, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 10.2

Unfounded Hopefulness, Realistic Hopelessness, Realistic Hopefulness

Nov 20, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 3.27

आज गोवर्धन-पूजा नहीं है

Oct 31, 2014

हिन्दी; Kanhaiyadesh

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité--All Nonsense

Aug 5, 2006

English; Zurich, Switzerland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.3.16

Difference Between Common Sense and Intelligence

Jan 27, 2006

English; Mayapur, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.31

दीपावली और ज्ञानदीप

Oct 30, 2014

हिन्दी; Kanhaiyadesh

On Our Own at the End

Nov 19, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.50

The Guru of the Demons

Nov 18, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 10.37

Vyaptah, Vayuh, Adhokshajah

Nov 16, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 414-416

Promoting Cow Protection

Nov 16, 2014

English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 10.28

The Need for Interpretation

Nov 15, 2014

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 4.2

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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...314

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...697

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...939

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...1257

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...1668

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Krsna is not meant for the Hindus, but Hindus should know Krsna first

Krsna is not meant for the Hindus, but Krsna appeared in Hindustan. Therefore it is the duty of all Hindus to know Krsna first. And they also conscious. Every Hindu knows Krsna. Every Hindu observes the Janmastami, Krsna's birthday. But they are not very serious to understand Krsna as a follower. Just like Christian: they admit they are Christian but don't follow the Christian principles. So that Hindus are also like that. Nobody is following Krsna's instruction.... Expand>

Krsna is not meant for the Hindus, but Krsna appeared in Hindustan. Therefore it is the duty of all Hindus to know Krsna first. And they also conscious. Every Hindu knows Krsna. Every Hindu observes the Janmastami, Krsna's birthday. But they are not very serious to understand Krsna as a follower. Just like Christian: they admit they are Christian but don't follow the Christian principles. So that Hindus are also like that. Nobody is following Krsna's instruction.

Srila Prabhupada, in a conversation -- March 9, 1975, London

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Killing demons in Kali-yuga

Because in the Kali-yuga they are so fallen, even they are demons, they are third-class, fourth-class demons. [laughter] [laughs] So they need not be killed. They are already killed. Their mode of life, their atmosphere, they are always dead. Just like we see so many demons. So what is there to kill them? They are already killed. They have no life. So this killing process in Kali-yuga is to kill their demonic propensities. And how to kill that demonic propensities? By spreading Hare Krsna movement. ... Expand>

Because in the Kali-yuga they are so fallen, even they are demons, they are third-class, fourth-class demons. [laughter] [laughs] So they need not be killed. They are already killed. Their mode of life, their atmosphere, they are always dead. Just like we see so many demons. So what is there to kill them? They are already killed. They have no life. So this killing process in Kali-yuga is to kill their demonic propensities. And how to kill that demonic propensities? By spreading Hare Krsna movement.

(From Srila Prabhupada's class on Bhagavad-gita 7.2  -- March 10, 1975, London)

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No doubt, we are going to Krsna

We are confident what is God, what is His father's name, what is His name, what is His address -- everything. No samsaya, no doubt! Everything complete. Asamsayam. We are confident that we are going to Krsna, back to home, back to Godhead. There is no doubt ... Expand>

We are confident what is God, what is His father's name, what is His name, what is His address -- everything. No samsaya, no doubt! Everything complete. Asamsayam. We are confident that we are going to Krsna, back to home, back to Godhead. There is no doubt

From Srila Prabhupada's talk on Bhagavad-gita 7.1 -- March 9, 1975, London

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No perfection at home, so live with devotees

Don't think that at home you will be perfect. That is not possible. At home there is no such facilities. Here you will get the facilities. Here the devotees, they are actually following the instruction of mad-asrayah, one who has taken the shelter. They are rising early in the morning. And at home you will think, "Oh, what is early in the morning?" [laughter] "Let me enjoy sleep."... Expand>

Don't think that at home you will be perfect. That is not possible. At home there is no such facilities. Here you will get the facilities. Here the devotees, they are actually following the instruction of mad-asrayah, one who has taken the shelter. They are rising early in the morning. And at home you will think, "Oh, what is early in the morning?" [laughter] "Let me enjoy sleep."

So there is no such facilities at home. Therefore this institution is started. If you are serious about Krsna consciousness, if you are serious about increasing your attachment for Krsna, then you should come and live with the devotees.

(From Srila Prabhupada's talk on Bhagavad-gita 7.1 -- March 9, 1975, London)

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