Promoting Gurukula in America
ASK BVKS | July 28, 2011 |
I have been teaching in ISKCON schools in the USA for the past 30 yrs. Some of these schools (in the past) had boys' ashrams, which I believe is a good thing provided there are qualified teachers. Most (if not all) of the present ISKCON schools in America are day schools. Do you think ashrams or gurukulas will ever be revived here in America in the near future? What can those of us who still believe in that system do to promote the idea?
April 30, 2011 |
Question: How do we really make a distinction between nitya siddha and sadhana siddha jivas? Despite them being two different by definition obviously, their pastimes on the earth, their qualities and potency, is there any difference, are those things the same? Could you say, those who are Sadhana Siddha do not exercise/expose as much… Expand>
How do we really make a distinction between nitya siddha and sadhana siddha jivas?
Despite them being two different by definition obviously, their pastimes on the earth, their qualities and potency, is there any difference, are those things the same?
Could you say, those who are Sadhana Siddha do not exercise/expose as much spiritual potency as Nitya Siddha jivas, or that sadhana siddhas do not have as much extent of spiritual influence?
Generally, Prabhupada has said the previous acharyas (Bhaktisiddhanta, Bhaktivinode) are Nitya Siddha, therefore, is it correct to deduce only those who are acharyas are nitya, and everyone else is sadhana siddha?
Sometimes, with an acharya we know is nitya siddha, Bhaktvinode Thakur for example, it may appear he was formerly materialistic then by Sadhana became Siddha, Prabhupada has stated otherwise so we accept that as the truth, therefore it is difficult to distinguish between the two, as even if they are actually sadhana siddha they have pastimes appearing as if they were worldly.
May 18, 2016 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
June 8, 2011 |
Question: As we read in Srila Prabhupad's books that women are honored in Vedic culture and they should be always kept protected, then what is view of Vedas about the trend of arranging marriage of widows. Please explain how they should be treated when she does not have support from either sides paternal and by laws. Please explain what is view of ISKCON and Vaishnava culture in this regard.
September 11, 2012 |
English; Dallas, Texas, USA
February 27, 2011 |
Question: The question is not available now.
November 2, 2016 |
English; Nandagrama, Rajpipla, Gujarat, India
May 27, 2006 |
English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
May 16, 2016 |
English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India
April 4, 2011 |
Question: Many times when I see the lord's deity or when I explain about krishna to some one having darshan of Jagannathji on seeing Srila Prabhupada I start crying I feel a different experience, I am not chanting sincerely but most of the time thinking of lord or ideas for serving. Crying does not happen always but some times Maharaj what is the reason of this?
July 30, 2016 |
English with Русский translation; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
October 15, 2016 |
English; Manipal, Karnataka, India
June 29, 2012 |
English; Langenthal, Oberaargau, Switzerland
July 22, 2011 |
Question: What are some irrefutable points that cannot be denied when having an debate with Christians? Oh and are there any books written by our previous acharyas that can help with debate techniques or can indirectly be used to annihilate any ideas of Krishna consciousness being invalid?
September 6, 2015 |
English; Manchester, England
January 12, 2015 |
English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
September 1, 2014 |
English; Munich, Germany
August 29, 2011 |
Question: Can we first read Caitanya Bhagavata before reading Caitanya Caritamrta as Caitanya Bhagavata deals more with pastimes whereas Caitanya Caritamrta gives advanced philosophy?
December 22, 2013 |
English with தமிழ் translation; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
August 6, 2017 |
English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India
April 15, 2016 |
English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India