Crying Upon Seeing the Lord

ASK BVKS | April 4, 2011 |

English;

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?

Audio answer:

Play (1 m 27 s)     Download (259.5 KB)    

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

Mark




Related Lectures

Kapilacarya

January 17, 2017 |

English; Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India

Differences and Similarities Between Mayavadis and Vaisnavas

July 20, 2014 |

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

The Attractiveness of Srila Prabhupada, Part-2

August 21, 2014 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

Devotees or Demons

July 20, 2017 |

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

Introductory Lecture

February 23, 2008 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Benefits of Book Distribution

June 19, 2011 |

English; San Jose, California, USA

Discussion About Christianity, Part-2

December 25, 2013 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Prthuh, Hiranya-garbhah, Satru-ghnah

November 12, 2014 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Why Channa Avatar in Kali-yuga

July 10, 2011 |

Question: Prahlada Maharaja mentions in his prayers to Lord Narsimha Deva that the Supreme Lord is called triyugi becuase He appears in three yugas except kaliyuga and in Kaliyuga He appears as channa avatar. What is the reason that the Supreme Lord does not reveal His identity as the Supreme Personality of Godhead in Kali-yuga. Can someone shed some light on this with proper pramana?

English;

Mayavada in Varkari Sampradaya

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.

English;

Drinking Milk from Protected Cows

October 20, 2016 |

Question: I have noticed some devotees only drink milk from protected cows and I was wondering if I should do the same. I tend to… Expand>

Question:

I have noticed some devotees only drink milk from protected cows and I was wondering if should I do the same. I tend to drink a cup of milk in the evening because this is what Prabhupada said was needed to develop the brain. I am being told that the milk given by karmis is full of poison and you don't receive the benefit. Others are saying, "what can be done we have to drink milk anyways." What is the correct stance on this issue?

ANSWER BY HH BHAKTI VIKĀSA SWAMI:

Kalki dāsa – he’s given two questions. I’ll answer the second one first.

Some devotees only drink milk from protected cows, and should I do the same? I tend to drink a cup of milk in the evening because this is what Śrīla Prabhupāda said was needed to develop the brain. Specifically, the brain tissues which are helpful for spiritual understanding, Śrīla Prabhupāda said. I’m being told the milk the karmīs give…

Whoops! Indian English made it all the way to America. He’s in America and looks like the effect of Indians, India, so many Indians in ISKCON in America that Indian English is exported to the Americans also.

POISONOUS MILK
I’m being told the milk the karmīs give is full of poison and you don’t receive the benefit. Others are saying: “What can be done? We have to drink milk anyway.” What is the correct stance on this issue?
About drinking milk from Walmart… You haven’t heard of it yet. It’s coming. It’s all over America. You buy milk from cows which are raised for giving milk and for slaughter. Horribly tortured, and then when they don’t give enough milk they are slaughtered. They are tortured throughout their lives. They don’t graze in the fields. They’ve never seen a field in their life. It’s really criminal what they are doing to the cows. That milk, anyway it’s what I believe is called now a one milk which is not very digestible for humans. And yeah, it’s full of poison in various ways. The cows are injected with so many hormones and they’re fed with all chemical foods.

Śrīla Prabhupāda wanted his disciples, he would have them take this milk anyway. I’m not sure if he was informed about all poison that’s in it.

NO HUMAN SOCIETY WITHOUT COW PROTECTION
The real thing our movement should have done, we are celebrating fifty years of ISKCON, but we really didn’t get our cow protection together and Prabhupāda says there’s no human society without cow protection.
It is possible; many devotees in America get milk sent to them from the Gītā Nāgarī Farm. So it’s possible to do that. I don’t know how much is possible for Kalki Prabhu, who’s often out traveling on saṅkīrtana doing book distribution in America.

Here in India, in many places there are goshalas. How do you translate that in English? Cow protection shelters. Yeah where the cows are kept and they’re protected, they are not going to be killed. And you can get milk from them in many places in India. And even when I go to some places in the Gulf countries… There’s actually a goshala in Dubai, believe it or not. All air conditioned and everything. So I get milk there. In Kuwait you get the pata medha milk, dried milk. So that’s a facility.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
You could maybe, Kalki Prabhu, you could get from India powdered milk from protected cows, from one goshala, or it’s a go complex. Shala - you get the idea of a shed or something, but this is huge. How many do they have? Three lakhs cows? How many cows? Some huge number of cows in Rajasthan. We should all go there one time actually. One lakh twenty thousand. Have you been there? Yeah, we’ve all heard, but who’s been there? We should all go there sometime and offer obeisance to swami who’s developed that. Really! Great thing he’s done. He’s probably a Māyāvādī, but doing better than we’re doing in cow protection. So there’s a solution for you.

Another thing you could do is: encourage people, devotees, or people who’re interested to be devotees to join our farms in America and develop this cow protection programmes. Gītā Nāgarī is there. Husband and wife couple in America, they’re just in the process of joining that farm near New Orleans, which I can’t remember the name just now. New Talavan – that’s it, yeah. That’s Nitya Gaura. Do anyone know him – Nitya Gaura? He was in India years ago. He stayed for more than a year. He recently got married, so he’s moving there. And then there’s … New Vrindavan is very famous. I don’t know how much they are doing cow protection. I’m sure they are doing something. Murāri Sevaka in Tennessee. So encourage, take devotees there. Show them. Let them see. It’s possible to protect cows. There must be more. I guess in Alachua, they have some cows also. I hope so. Here and there, there are such things. Abhirāma Prabhu in New York City, he’s very serious about developing such a project. So let’s encourage devotees in the West to get behind it – cow protection.

CONCLUSION
Drink milk. Throw the vegans out. 
He asked: “What is the correct stance on this issue?” 
Well, I’m giving my understanding. I’m loath to say it’s the correct stance, because I wouldn’t say that someone’s necessarily wrong in all respects if they take milk from Walmart. Now that leads us into the next comment.

^ Show less

English; Gauragrama, Telangana, India

Strained Guru-disciple Relationships

October 26, 2013 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Krtajna, Medinipati

January 27, 2017 |

English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 536-537

  • 55 m 35 s  |  25.4 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Krodhaha, Krodhakrut, Karta, Visvabahuh, Mahidharah

March 2, 2014 |

English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 315-319

  • 31 m 42 s  |  14.5 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Don't Neglect Rules and Regulations

January 16, 2014 |

English; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.8.11-12

  • 58 m 10 s  |  26.6 MB

  • Download
  • Play

Process of Conflict Resolution within Vaisnava Society

July 3, 2015 |

Question: There are many opinions and philosophical interpretations within Vaishnava society. What is the Vaishnava process of resolution of these conflicts? Should there be (i) a majoritarian democratic process involving the entire Vaishnava congregation, (ii) literal textual authoritarianism with strict enforcement and excommunication procedures… Expand>

Question:

There are many opinions and philosophical interpretations within Vaishnava society. What is the Vaishnava process of resolution of these conflicts? Should there be (i) a majoritarian democratic process involving the entire Vaishnava congregation, (ii) literal textual authoritarianism with strict enforcement and excommunication procedures, (iii) hegemony of those who have attained institutional positions due to experience and merit, (iv) a legal and philosophical disputation process, in which all sides submit their positions and the judgment is made by a body of judges appointed through consensus, (v) an internal dialogue process based on argumentation and compromises that makes everyone least upset, or (vi) let each faction thrive and only if the harmony is disturbed, punitive action be taken against the culprit?

^ Show less

English; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Donations Given by Sinful People

March 11, 2012 |

Question: We see that many people who earn lots of money by wrong practices, donate good amount in our society. How should we consider them, devotee or demon? And is it right to accept donations from them?

English;

The Peace Formula

September 2, 2017 |

English; Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Purandarah

July 20, 2014 |

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Bhaktivinoda's Lamentation, Part-4, Bhuliya tomare

November 17, 2016 |

English; Mayapur, West Bengal, India