Question: In the purport to CC Madhya 8.294, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura is quoted poiting out that the Yamuna, the kadamba trees, cows, Krishna's flute and Krishna's sticks belong to the santa-rasa. Furthermore, in CC Madhya, 19.185 it's said that santa-rati is the neutral stage between the conception of impersonalism and personalism… not much willing to render service to [...]
Question: Many devotees mispronounce the maha mantra in kirtan, chanting "Hare Ramo" rather than "Hare Rama." What implications does this have on the quality and potency of one's chanting?
Where: Sravan Kirtan Camp, Mayapur When: 3 May 12 Language: Hindi
Question: I came to know from some source that after liberation, jiva get a spiritual body in which he/she/it develops spiritual mind, intelligence and ego which is in pure/uncontaminated state and fully favorable to serve Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Can I get sastrik pramana on this as some body asked me to provide a reference.
Question: We see in our society (ISKCON) that sometimes devotees are forced to collect large sums of fund for temple in various festivals we celebrate in temple and for the normal functioning of the temple. The collected fund of the public is used by many devotees in temple to live luxurious lifestyle. Is that correct? When [...]
Question: Almost every follower of Srila Prabhupada accepts his statements as infallible like Vedic injunctions. However, we find grammatical and sometimes, even factual errors in his presentations (e.g. in a lecture, he says that Maharaj Dasaratha had two wives). Indeed there are plenty of errors in the original manuscripts of his books. Many of his [...]
Where: Salem, India When: 11 Jan 12 Language: English
Where: Bhimavaram, AP, India When: 5 Nov 11 Language: English with Telugu Translation
Where: Bhimavaram, AP, India When: 4 Nov 11 Scripture: SB 2.8.4 Language: English with Telugu translation
Question: Although engaged in devotional service, my mind and senses demand enjoyment, especially at the subtle level. For instance, while chanting alone, my mind deviates to extensive materialistic planning; and among devotees, I try to pretend to be very sincere. How can such tendencies be overcome and proper attitude for service be developed?