Did Srila Bhaktisiddhanta say that we do not need preachers?

  Question quote from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati: “The world is in no need of any reformer. The world has a very competent person for guiding its minutest happenings. The person who finds that there is scope for reform of the world, himself stands in need of reform. The world goes on it … Read More

Three questions on chanting Hare Krishna

  Hare Krsna ! Guru Maharaj , Please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances at your holy lotus feet , all the glories to Srila Prabhupad , the Vaishnavas and Sri Sri Gaura Nitay . I hope your health is better. We need you for many more years. My questions are: … Read More

“I Thought Vipralambha-Seva Is The Highest Thing” By Kesava Krsna Dasa

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We may read or hear some gurus say that Sri Vrndavana Dhama is the land of Sambhoga, or meeting with Lord Krishna. Devotees might think this is at odds with what Srila Prabhupada taught us in Krishna Book and Srimad Bhagavatam tenth canto. Does not Vipralambha occur in Vrndavana? Have we ever … Read More

Archeology of the Kuruksetra battle

  Lately I was asked if there was any archaeological evidence of Kuruksetra’s battle. After all, millions of people died, there were horses, elephants, war chariots, weapons and all. Even though more than 5,000 years have passed, something should have remained under the earth. We have plenty of archeological evidences on Kuruksetra … Read More

The story of Puranjana

The story of Puranjana is told in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4 Canto, beginning from Chapter 25. You can find it here: https://www.isvara.org/archive/king-prachinabarhi-the-story-of-puranjana-the-prachetas-2/   At the end of that allegorical tale, Narada Muni explains the philosophy behind it so instructing King Pracinabarhi on the truths of life. Those who live without knowledge live the … Read More

King Prachinabarhi. The Story of Puranjana. The Prachetas.

  Vijitashva became the emperor of the world, and he appointed his four younger brothers as governors of the different directions. At the time when Indra had invisibly stolen King Prithu’s sacrificial horse, Vijitashva had seen this but had refrained from attacking him out of respect for such a great personality. Indra … Read More

Srila Prabhupada on chanting Hare Krishna

  The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with … Read More

One example of wrong translation of Sastras (holy books)

Yesterday during Bhagavatam class we were talking about our version of the Maha-bharata under work and how non-devotees scholars translate Vedic books making many serious philosophical and historical mistakes.   This is one I just corrected.   In the Adi Parva, Pausya Parva, Adhyaya 3 verse 148 there is the word jagadesvara … Read More

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