Bali Maharaja's Previous Life
September 25, 2012 |
English; Orlando, Florida, USAPlay (52 m 46 s) Download (24.2 MB)
August 2, 2015 |
English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
June 20, 2011 |
English; Stanford, California, USA
June 20, 2014 |
English; Mumbai, Maharastra, India
December 15, 2011 |
Question: 1) I once saw a visiting devotee who was reading Gita Press edition of Bhagavad-gita. When I asked why he was reading that not Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita, he said that because his guru said it was good for word to word translations. And then again I saw this with an initiated Indian lady devotee. She was from Delhi but based in Dar es… Expand>
1) I once saw a visiting devotee who was reading Gita Press edition of Bhagavad-gita. When I asked why he was reading that not Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita, he said that because his guru said it was good for word to word translations. And then again I saw this with an initiated Indian lady devotee. She was from Delhi but based in Dar es salaam. When I queried her about this, she said the same thing, that the word to word meanings are good (or better? I can't remember exactly what she said).
This didn't seem right, but I wanted to ask your holiness. Are we meant to be referring to Gita Press's Bhagavad-gita at all for any reason?
2) I was in an ISKCON temple here in Africa and saw a compact, one inch size Bhagavad-gita which was from Gita Press and which has slokas in devanagari only and no commentary. I thought that this would be good for carrying around and for chanting Bhagavad-gita slokas as that would be the same anyway in all versions of Bhagavad-gita. Is it OK to just chant the slokas only from this compact Gita Press's Gita or other any other non-ISKCON Bhagavad-gita?^ Show less
June 28, 2012 |
English; Zurich, Switzerland
August 28, 2017 |
English; Udupi, Karnataka, India
May 1, 2016 |
Question: Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?… Expand>
Do devotees get influenced by the three modes of material nature?
ANSWER by HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami:
“Do devotees get influenced by the three material modes of nature? Well, do you? You are a devotee. Do you get influenced?
Sometimes. You are doing better than most of us.
māṁ ca yo 'vyabhicāreṇa
sa guṇān samatītyaitān
Kṛṣṇa says: “One who engages in unflinching, unalloyed … ”
What’s the word Prabhupāda uses?
“Undistracted devotional service to Me transcends the modes of material nature, becomes completely fixed on the transcendental platform.” Unalloyed. “One who engages in My unalloyed devotional service.” (BG 14.26)
So, yeah. We are also influenced by the modes of material nature, but we should practise Kṛṣṇa consciousness very seriously and then gradually we will become free from that influence.”^ Show less
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
May 16, 2011 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Guruvayur, Kerala, India
May 27, 2011 |
Question: It looks like punishments inflicted on living entities as per Srimad Bahagavatam, fifth Canto, chapter 26 are cruel, unusual & disproportionate punishment. Since God is the creator of this system (aham sarvasya prabhavah), is he to be blamed. Even so called mlecchas' law (English Bill of Rights, US Constitution) have laws against cruel and unusual punishment. So is the human law apparently superior(less cruel) to GOD's law.
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
June 16, 2012 |
Question: If all souls have free will and they are all Krishna's creation then why has Krishna made certain souls eternally liberated and the remaining souls eternally bonded?
October 23, 2016 |
English; Hyderabad, Telangana, India
August 19, 2011 |
Question: Can I, age 19, a girl, read your book Brahmacharya in Krsna consciousness? I MEAN, I AM A GIRL CAN I READ IT???
August 12, 2017 |
English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India
August 23, 2015 |
English; Crawley, England
September 28, 2012 |
English; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
October 25, 2015 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India
June 12, 2014 |
English; Baltimore, Maryland, USA
November 10, 2016 |
English; Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh, India
October 26, 2015 |
English; Nanda Gokulam, Telangana, India