Where: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India When: 25 Dec 12 Scripture: BG 1.40 Language: English
Question: Srila Prabhupada sloka (selected verses) page no:442 Visvaso naiva kartavyah strisu raja-kulesu ca One can never trust a politician or a women. (Chankya Pandit) It is only info available in Purana and Srila Prabhupada's selected verses. My point is due to what reason this thing is written in Purana and Chankya Pandit also written in [...]
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.
Question: Certain individuals in ISKCON believe that women can offer dandavat pranams (fully prostrate on ground in a rod like fashion). To support the argument they quote SB 8.17.5 where in Aditi fell to the ground like a rod to offer the Lord her respectful obeisances. Also cited is a video clip wherein a mataji is seen offering dandavat pranam [...]
Question: How can we object to women being gurus en masse if they have a strong preaching spirit?
Question: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's words regarding the sannyasa ashram are very cutting and pointed. They leave no room for doubt that such conduct may not be tolerated. But we live in an age where association with women cannot be avoided (even for sannyasis). How should a sannyasi handle women association especially in an organization like ISKCON? Has Prabhupada given any instructions on [...]
Where: Valsad, Gujarat, India When: 3 Oct 11 Language: English
Question: Like my previous mail regarding entering temple during period, this also I have heard from wife. And she says as others are putting 13 tilakas, so she is. In any of Krishna lila or Chaitanya lila pictures, it is visible on forehead of any female character like Yashoda mataji or gopis, but it is not visible on their necks [...]
Question: We have deity of Sri Laddu Gopalji at our residence, kindly let me know the seva restrictions for me as a female.
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 [...]