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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; H H Bhakti Vikasa Swami

Seminars

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश (भाग-२)

Apr 11, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Vaisnava Etiquette 2 - Cleanliness

Jul 21, 2001

English;

Seminars

कुरुक्षेत्र में गीतोपदेश, (भाग-१)

Apr 11, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Harayana, India

Can Only Indians Be Gurus?

May 11, 2015

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.7.128

Hope for Householders

May 10, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.50-52

Sharing and Hiding Realizations

May 10, 2015

English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Bhagavad-gītā 10.9

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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 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...139

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...131

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...980

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...1444

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...1740

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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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Vaisnava's first qualification

A Vaisnava's first qualification that he's unhappy by seeing others unhappy. Vaisnava cannot be unhappy. That Prahlada Maharaja says, that "I have no problem. I am unhappy seeing these people who are simply engaged in false activities and they do not care for Krsna consciousness. Therefore I am unhappy." This is Vaisnava's qualification. Not that "I am saved. That's all right." That is materialism. "Let others go to hell. I am saved." That is materialism. A Vaisnava should think always, "Oh, so many people are suffering. What I am doing for them?" That is Vaisnava. Para-duhkha-duhkhi.... Expand>

A Vaisnava's first qualification that he's unhappy by seeing others unhappy. Vaisnava cannot be unhappy. That Prahlada Maharaja says, that "I have no problem. I am unhappy seeing these people who are simply engaged in false activities and they do not care for Krsna consciousness. Therefore I am unhappy." This is Vaisnava's qualification. Not that "I am saved. That's all right." That is materialism. "Let others go to hell. I am saved." That is materialism. A Vaisnava should think always, "Oh, so many people are suffering. What I am doing for them?" That is Vaisnava. Para-duhkha-duhkhi.

(Srila Prabhupada: Morning Walk -- December 5, 1973, Los Angeles)

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Hear Krsna. Guru means Krsna

We are not concerned to hear any rascal. We want to hear Krsna. We are not prepared to hear any rascal, so-called scientists and so-called philosopher, so-called God. No. We are not prepared. Because everyone is rascal. Everyone is full of mistakes, everyone is trying to cheat others, everyone is illusioned, and everyone's senses are imperfect. How he can give knowledge perfect? That is not possible.... Expand>

We are not concerned to hear any rascal. We want to hear Krsna. We are not prepared to hear any rascal, so-called scientists and so-called philosopher, so-called God. No. We are not prepared. Because everyone is rascal. Everyone is full of mistakes, everyone is trying to cheat others, everyone is illusioned, and everyone's senses are imperfect. How he can give knowledge
perfect? That is not possible.

Therefore, we have to select guru. Guru means Krsna. As Arjuna has selected guru, sisyas te 'ham sadhi mam tvam prapannam: [Bg. 2.7] "I am, I become Your sisya, disciple, and I surrender unto You." So to get perfect knowledge, we have to find out Krsna or Krsna's bona fide representative. Then there is perfect knowledge. Then we can become immortal.

(From Srila Prabhupada's talk on Bhagavad-gita 2.15 -- London, August 21, 1973)

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Objectification of women in Krsna consciousness

Bhoga means "enjoyment," and our enjoyment comes from understanding our position as the enjoyed. The real enjoyer is the Supreme Lord, and we are enjoyed by Him. An example of this relationship can be found in the material world between the husband and the wife: the husband is the enjoyer (purusa), and the wife is the enjoyed (prakrti). The word prakrti means "woman." Purusa, or spirit, is the subject, and prakrti, or nature, is the object. The enjoyment, however, is participated in both by the husband and the wife. When actual enjoyment is there, there is no distinction that the husband is enjoying more or the wife is enjoying less. Although the male is the predominator and the female is the predominated, there is no division when it comes to enjoyment. On a larger scale, no living entity is the enjoyer.... Expand>

Bhoga means "enjoyment," and our enjoyment comes from understanding our position as the enjoyed. The real enjoyer is the Supreme Lord, and we are enjoyed by Him.

An example of this relationship can be found in the material world between the husband and the wife: the husband is the enjoyer (purusa), and the wife is the enjoyed (prakrti). The word prakrti means "woman." Purusa, or spirit, is the subject, and prakrti, or nature, is the object. The enjoyment, however, is participated in both by the husband and the wife. When actual
enjoyment is there, there is no distinction that the husband is enjoying more or the wife is enjoying less. Although the male is the predominator and the female is the predominated, there is no division when it comes to enjoyment. On a larger scale, no living entity is the enjoyer.

(From Beyond Birth and Death, Chapter One: We Are Not These Bodies)

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