Who will save ISKCON?

December 14, 2017 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Play (48 m 27 s)     Download (22.2 MB)    

You can mark interesting parts of the page content and share unique link from browser address bar.

Mark




Related Lectures

About Srila Bhaktivinoda

May 18, 2014 |

English; ISKCON Silicon Valley, USA

Listen Only to Krsna

May 24, 2011 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

Unholiness in the Dhama

February 2, 2014 |

English; Rajapur, West Bengal, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 2.16.281

  • 39 m 35 s  |  18.1 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Why Read Bhagavad-gita

October 23, 2016 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Gurudeva Kabe Tava Karuna-prakase with Explanation

May 16, 2016 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India

The Easy Difficult Path

November 20, 2013 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Deity Pastimes, Part-2

October 22, 2016 |

English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Should Devotees Perform Exercise?

October 4, 2014 |

English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India

Give Your Life to Hare Krishna Movement

December 23, 2011 |

Question: As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu? Looking… Expand>

Question:

As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu?

Looking at the movement in general, in the first few 20/30 years of the movement, devotee’s were more detached to the material world and its activities and stayed more in the temple, many would not partake in the activities of daily materialistic life, such as, school, a job, having a household away from the temple, having friends away from the temple. Which are all very understandable, because for spiritual advancement, environment and association is very important. But looking at the general trend of devotee’s today, it is very rare that devotee’s become Brahmacari, or live at the temple, or spend more than just an average one or two evenings at the temple each week. Rather the general mass of Hare Krishna devotee’s today, are very inclined towards their material education, their material success as businessmen, as families part of the social environment they live in and so on.

As a neophyte, the greatest difficulty I am facing, which is now becoming quite problematic in my spiritual life, is seeing that there is actually no difference between serving Krishna directly by maybe cleaning the temple floor, or serving his devotee’s, compared to

indirectly by concentrating on being successful in their material education or business life.

More specifically, as a student who would like to give his life to serving Srila Prabhupada, being enthusiastic about serving by gaining a material education is something very difficult for me to understand. On one hand I’m reading Srila Prabhupada’s books on how the material education system in todays contemporary society is mundane as it skips the greatest question of life, that we are not these bodies and that we are the spirit soul, eternal part and parcel of Krishna. Rather material education concentrates on how we can use all the resources of the material world for our sense gratification. In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains, Karma Yoga, we must not simply forget everything and practice vikarma by renouncing everything and sitting alone in a room, rather we should practice akarma by offering the fruits of our actions onto Krishna and accept Him as The Supreme Controller. My difficulty is seeing how I can do so with a material college degree. It is difficult for me to submit to professors in universities who try to invalidate Krishna as Supreme Personality of Godhead, rather they accredit atheism and such illogical theories.

The question arises in my mind, that, rather than spending time and money in college acquiring a degree I am not even sure with what I want to do, rather I can surrender my whole life in serving as a devotee in a temple where they hardly have any devotee’s to serve.

^ Show less

English;

Intiation of Guna-avatara

March 28, 2016 |

English; Johor Bahru, Malaysia

To Have Many Children or Not

August 14, 2014 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 1.14.55

  • 54 m 55 s  |  25.1 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Questions and Answers Session

September 26, 2015 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day Offering

November 4, 2016 |

English; Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

The Power of Sadhana

May 16, 2014 |

English; Google Campus, Mountain View, California, USA

Vamanadeva, and Philosophic Service to Jiva Gosvami

September 25, 2015 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

Don't be Foolish, Part-9

February 2, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Perambur, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 3.5.48

  • 1 h 10 m  |  32.5 MB

  • Download
  • Play

March 25, 2006 |

English; Mumbai, India

Questions and Answers, Part-6

July 30, 2016 |

English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

The Science of Knowing God

November 24, 2015 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Antidote to New Age Waffle

July 8, 2012 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland