Meaning of the word abhyasa; and smaranam

Question The word abhyasa has some relation with the word Smaranam? Another question : could smaranam be higher than Sravanam Kirtan?   Answer Briefly: In sanskrit the word abhyasa means practice, exercise, … Read More

What is the difference between Viveka and Buddhi Yoga?

  Question What is the difference between Viveka and Buddhi Yoga?   Answer I’ll write a more detailed dissertation on the term viveka, it’s various meanings and the relationship with Buddhi Yoga … Read More

Today’s celebrations

Today is Purnima, full moon. It’s the day of Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to the meditation on the Guru, particularly refered to Srila Vyasadeva. Today is the anniversary of Srila Sanatana Gosvami’s … Read More

On the old forums

Dear Govinda, Hare Krishna. Excuse the delay with which I answer you. Generally I answer in a couple of days, but it’s a pretty intense period.   Over the years there have … Read More

Do the devotees believe in astrology?

Dear Bhakta Jomi, Please receive my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.   In the Chandogya Upanisad Narada Muni gives Sanat Kumara a list of Vedic sciences, and astrology is one of … Read More

Sayana Ekadasi

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, “Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June – July)? Who is the … Read More

One can cross the ocean of nescience on a most suitable boat

Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.6.34 एतद्ध्यातुरचित्तानां मात्रास्पर्शेच्छया मुहु: । भवसिन्धुप्लवो द‍ृष्टो हरिचर्यानुवर्णनम् ॥ ३४ ॥ etad dhy ātura-cittānāṁ mātrā-sparśecchayā muhuḥ bhava-sindhu-plavo dṛṣṭo hari-caryānuvarṇanam   Synonyms etat — this; hi — certainly; ātura-cittānām — of those … Read More

One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees

“One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees. If one actually wants to derive the effects of chanting, one must strictly follow the great ācāryas.” (Śrī Caitanya … Read More

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