On my current visit to Sri Vrindavan Dhama in April 2013 I am noticing many male initiated ISKCON devotees keeping beards. Is this in accordance with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions? By carefully reviewing his instructions in his books, letters, lectures, and conversations in this regard we can understand what is his
Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Now, after 100 episodes of Sravanam Diaries Podcast we can finally introduce ourselves ? Hare Krishna, I’m Sulalita Devi Dasi, I‘ve been practicing vaisnavism and Bhakti-yoga my whole life and always loved books, philosophy, creativity & arts. I’ve been reading Srila Prabhupada’s books from childhood, but the
Hare Krishna. My name is Krishna Kirti Das, and I’m going to comment on the question and answer portion of a Bhagavatam class given by His Holiness Bir Krishna das Goswami, who is responding to a devotee named Dharma Das, who himself is a highly successful book distributor from Serbia. The class took place on January 7th, 2020. And is on Srimad-Bhagavatam canto six chapter 18 text 35.
Now, why I am commenting on this portion of the class is that I feel that Maharaja’s opinions on the subject of women’s social rules and the female diksha guru issue are representative of the views and attitudes of many devotees in our movement. However there are many others in our movement who do not share these views, and I will be representing them.
The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement has been established to give gṛhasthas all over the world an opportunity to hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Bhagavad-gītā specifically. The process, as described in many ways, is one of hearing and chanting (śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ). Everyone, especially the gṛhasthas, who are mūḍha-dhī, ignorant about the goal of life, should be given opportunities to hear about Kṛṣṇa.
All India Padayatra in Vadodara(Gujrat) In Dec 2010, All India Padayatra visited Vadodara last time when HG Basughosh Prabhu had welcomed us with a grand program. Today once again we are welcome here by ISKCON Vadodara devotees. On 20th Nov Padayatra entered Gujrat and we have come across Surat, Bharuch,
This chapter describes the occupational duties of the householder according to the time, the country and the performer. When Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja became very much inquisitive about the occupational duties for the householder, Nārada Muni advised him that a gṛhastha’s first duty is to be fully dependent on Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, and to try
The laws of nature work in subtle ways unknown to us. Mahārāja Bharata was a great king very advanced in devotional service. He had almost reached the point of loving service to the Supreme Lord, but even from that platform, he could fall down onto the material platform. In Bhagavad-gītā we are
Prabhupada: Surrender is willing. If you don’t like to surrender who can make you obliged to surrender? Surrender is voluntary. “Yes, I surrender.” Determination, “Yes I surrender.” Who can make you obliged to surrender? Nobody can make. Even Krsna can not work. This is a false pretense, “Please be merciful