Assorted Lectures | May 4, 2012 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, IndiaPlay (54 m 34 s) Download (18.9 MB)
June 25, 2011 |
English; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
December 23, 2016 |
English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India
May 15, 2016 |
English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
August 1, 2006 |
English; Prague, Czech Republic
September 24, 2016 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
August 15, 2017 |
English with తెలుగు translation; Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India
April 4, 2011 |
Question: 1) Few devotees would like to prepare for second initiation. How shall I prepare them? Do you have some special requirements? I am aware of those standards presented on BVKS.COM. We do not have any brahminical tests in our yatra. 2) Common practice in CZ is to use flowers for several days as a decoration… Expand>
Few devotees would like to prepare for second initiation. How shall I prepare them? Do you have some special requirements? I am aware of those standards presented on BVKS.COM. We do not have any brahminical tests in our yatra.
Common practice in CZ is to use flowers for several days as a decoration of the altar (if they still look fresh). Is that ok? I do not feel completely comfortable with it.
While taking prasadam in a house of one grhastha – they were not used to close the altar of Gaura Nitai deities while honoring prasadam. They told us that there is no harm of eating in front of Gaura-Nitai, because they like to see devotees honoring prasadam. This they have supposedly heard from Salem devotees. I have never heard this. Could you please comment?
If a devotee abandons his wife because he fell in love with another married woman and he starts to live with her – to which extend he shall be accepted by other devotees and community of vaisnavas? Is there any way to rectify this act? Can he lead a kirtan in the temple and so on?
Is there any authorized standard of purity for cooking in the kitchen regarding our clothing. In our yatra it is usually set up as a standard to have only completely clean clothing. One is not supposed to cook in the clothes in which he ate or passed water. I didn´t see these standards so strict in India. I personally follow that – but I am not sure what to set up here as a standard. Especially when we are worshiping Guru Gauranga altar in the preaching centre.
December 28, 2014 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India
November 10, 2016 |
English; Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh, India
March 4, 2011 |
Question: Question 1: We see that some student loss their power but they can learn their reading easily how it is possible. How much importace material study has in Krsna consciousness? Question 2: I have a query from one of my students: “If Mahabharat really happened, why is Srila Vyasa given credit for writing it.” Please answer with references if possible as I do not wish to give him a speculative answer.
October 31, 2014 |
May 14, 2012 |
Question: Why do not we encourage worship of Laddu Gopala within our sampradaya? We worship Lord Krishna as Damodara (a child) during Kartik and this is not condemed in anyway or no-one questions that this is not madurya-bhava?
January 29, 2017 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India
February 7, 2011 |
English; Valsad, Gujarat, India
July 28, 2012 |
Question: The goal of a Gaudiya Vaishnava is "Prema Bhakti", but out of the 5 types of mukti, for sayujya-mukti—we use the pramana “aruhya krccrena param padam tatha, patanty adho anadrta yusmad anghrayah” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.2.32) to provide evidence that sayuja-mukti is not a permanent type of mukti. If this is the case, why is… Expand>
The goal of a Gaudiya Vaishnava is "Prema Bhakti", but out of the 5 types of mukti, for sayujya-mukti—we use the pramana “aruhya krccrena param padam tatha, patanty adho anadrta yusmad anghrayah” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.2.32) to provide evidence that sayuja-mukti is not a permanent type of mukti. If this is the case, why is it considered one of the types of mukti? My understanding of “mukti” here is based on the definition from Bhagavat 2.10.6 – muktir hitva anyatha rupam svarupena vyavasthitih.^ Show less
July 4, 2015 |
May 10, 2015 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
June 26, 2011 |
Question: It is said in the Caitanya Caritamrita that Lord Caitanya doesnt come as an Avatara in every Kali-Yuga, but comes extremely rarely, so how is harinama sankirtana (Kali Yuga Dharma) implemented when he isn't personally descending here in the form of Caitanya Mahaprabhu? Does this mean we are favored to other people in other chatur yuga cycles, or do they get some extra mercy in another way?
August 3, 2017 |
English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India
July 3, 2012 |
English with Český translation; Brno, Czech Republic