Questions of Sankirtan Prabhu from Brno
ASK BVKS | April 4, 2011 |
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.
June 26, 2011 |
Question: You have made frequent contacts with acaryas of various Vaisnava sampradayas. I feel very inspired by your preaching in this area. Gaura Keshava Prabhu (a disciple of Prabhupada, who has a home at Sri Rangam) mentioned to me: "Before coming to the West, he (Srila Prabhupada) wrote to Visvambhara Goswami(his friend, Radha Ramana Temple Goswami and former Vrndavan mayor)… Expand>
You have made frequent contacts with acaryas of various Vaisnava sampradayas. I feel very inspired by your preaching in this area. Gaura Keshava Prabhu (a disciple of Prabhupada, who has a home at Sri Rangam) mentioned to me: "Before coming to the West, he (Srila Prabhupada) wrote to Visvambhara Goswami(his friend, Radha Ramana Temple Goswami and former Vrndavan mayor) that he wanted to start an organization wherein Vaisnavas from all sampradayas could cooperate to push on Krsna consciousness.Of course ultimately ISKCON was born out of this desire. We do not know exactly how inclusive or exclusive of other types of Vaisnavas and their philosophies and traditions ISKCON will eventual become."
I wanted to know if you envisage any form of strategic partnership among all the Vaisnava sampradayas, since at present, we just have issue-specific or individual-level contacts.
December 17, 2013 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
May 14, 2011 |
English; Guruvayur, Kerala, India
August 9, 2016 |
English; Detroit, Michigan, USA
October 5, 2016 |
English; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
August 11, 2016 |
English; Seattle, USA
January 28, 2014 |
English with हिन्दी translation; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
September 1, 2014 |
English; Munich, Germany
May 6, 2012 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
August 6, 2014 |
English; Lika, Croatia
September 18, 2011 |
Question: Does the ghost yoni come under the 84 lakh type of yonis and how ghostly soul enters into the body of another living human being for sense gratification? Why it doesn't enter into the dead body?
July 28, 2011 |
Question: Srila Prabhupada says scientists are fools. But without them we would not have any facilities like computer, tube lights, fans, airoplanes…etc. Is it true that scientists are really fools?
September 27, 2011 |
Question: According to Lord Caitanya's philosophy, we and Lord are same qualitatively but not quantitatively, however great devotees who worship Lord Vitthala in Maharashtra they said god and we are one. (Most of the devotees said serving human being is serving Lord). If it is not correct then how Lord Vitthala came and dance with them, eat with them. so who is correct? Please advise.
September 28, 2013 |
English; Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, England
March 11, 2016 |
English; Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
January 6, 2001 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
November 13, 2011 |
English; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
August 15, 2012 |
Question: Maharaja, do have you any objections against women lecturing? Note: Maharaj refers to hear his seminar named "Women: Masters or Mothers?" in the answer.
October 21, 2016 |
English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India
September 15, 2008 |
English; Sammamish, Washington, India