Drinking wine is a serious sin

From the Maha-bharata, Adi Parva:   Vaisampayana continued, The learned Sukra, having been deceived while under the influence of wine, and remembering the total loss of consciousness that is one of the terrible consequences of drink, and beholding too before him the handsome Kacha whom he had, in a state of unconsciousness, … Read More

¿Por qué suceden cosas terribles en Vrndavana? Como una devota violada …

Alguien me pidió que hiciera alguna consideración sobre la violencia en los lugares sagrados. ¿Cómo es que ocurren cosas horribles en un lugar que debería ser como un paraíso? En particular, ¿por qué sucede que las jóvenes son agredidas y violadas? Voy a decir algo desde diferentes puntos de vista.   El … Read More

Why do terrible things happen in Vrndavana? Like a lady devotee raped …

Someone asked me to make some consideration about violence in holy places. How come horrible things happen in a place that should be like a paradise? In particular, why does it happen that young women are assaulted and raped? I will say something from different points of view.   The first is … Read More

The vow on chanting Hare Krishna – question and answer

Question Thanks, it’s very kind of you !! The first question that comes to my mind is this: RKC was often told to reach a certain number of rounds of mala a day, then you had to try not to go below and if you increase you cannot go down (at least … Read More

Il voto di cantare Hare Krishna – domanda e risposta

Domanda Grazie, molto gentile !! La prima che mi viene in mente è questa: da RKC veniva spesso detto di raggiungere un certo numero di giri di mala al giorno, poi si doveva cercare di non scendere al di sotto e semmai solo di aumentare, di nuovo senza mai diminuire (almeno questo … Read More

Some Vaisnava calendar vocabulary

I was asked to clarify some of calendar vocabulary. Here is something to start: Tithi = day Paksa = fortnight. Two paksas form a lunar month Krishna Paksha = The dark lunar fortnight or waning moon. It’ the period of 15 days beginning on the full moon day (Purnima) and culminating on … Read More

Nueve principios de actividades de servicio.

Nueve principios de actividades de servicio. El servicio devocional del Señor consta de nueve principios de actividades de servicio, y son: (1) escuchar, śravaṇaṁ (2) cantando, kīrtanaṁ (3) recordando, smaraṇaṁ (4) sirviendo los pies de loto, pāda-sevanam (5) adoración, arcanaṁ (6) rezando, vandanaṁ (7) ejecutar las órdenes, dāsyaṁ (8) fraternizar, sakhyam (9) … Read More

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