Who is to blame? – and about upadhis

Dear Bhakta ***, Hare Krishna. To understand the answer to your question it’s necessary that we understand how we came to be what we are and why we have difficulty to deal with certain kinds of problems.   Brahmanda-bhramite, we (the jivas) wander aimlessly in the material world for a very long … Read More

More on “devotees should not pay for initiation or any other Krishna conscious item”

There is a discussion in my Whatsapp group on this topic. I already sent some short messages but I wanted to say something more.   Nobody should “pay” for anything in Krishna Consciousness. Not for the prasadam, not for coming to the temple, and certainly not for receiving initiation. Everything is and … Read More

Heart and mind: poetry or philosophy?

The answer depends on the meaning you attach to the words “heart” and “mind”. Also would be interesting to understand how Maya works. First of all we should not make the error to give them a sentimental or emotional definition. When we speak about “love”, “heart” of similar topics, to make this … Read More

Candra Sarovara (Parasauli)

This place is located about 2 Kms from Anyor village on the left side. After having spent the whole night engaged in rasa-dancing with the gopis, Krishna, while still wearing His special rasa-lila dress, came here to rest on the banks of Candra-sarovara. The gopis also came there and began massaging Krishna’s … Read More

Prahlada Maharaja or Bhakta Prahlada?

  During yesterday class on Skype for Santo Domingo devotees, I was asked one question, if we should call Prahlada “Prahlada Maharaja” or “Bhakta Prahlada”.   Bhakta means devotee, so Prahlada is a devotee. However Srila Prabhupada called him “Prahlada Maharaja” and we should follow his footsteps on everything he did, details … Read More

What you get if you subscribe to Isvara Archive

This is Isvara Archive inventory of today May 18 2019. Books 37,454 Articles 18,931 History 27,230 IMG 31,767 Audio 3,927 Video 3,374 TOTAL: 122,683   PRIVATE SECTION: Database   10 Admin.  66,974 Warehouse.  50 Tunnel shared.  6,779 TOTAL: 73,813   It has to be understood that this is my personal Archive that … Read More

Not to eat grains on Ekadasi is important?

Question … I HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER DEVOTOS AND I AM SURPRISED THAT THEY DO NOT IMPORT THE EKADASI DAY WHEN IT IS AN INSTRUCTION OF HIS DIVINE GRACE SRILA PRABHUPADA. ….   Answer In his song Suddha Bhakata, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī, jetane pālana kori “The holy days like … Read More

Why is so important to fast on Narasimha Caturdasi?

In the Carabean zone tomorrow is Narasimha Caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Narasimha. One should fast until dusk and chant more japamala rounds of the Hare Krishna Mantra possible.   A chapter in the Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, describes the glories of Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi, the divine appearance day of Lord … Read More

Iskcon law: Guru Name Abbreviations

Law Book — Guru Name Abbreviations — 2019 [Rule of order] (Proposed by Nrsimha Kavaca Das and sponsored by Madhu Sevita Das and Praghosa Das) Whereas as ISKCON expands and an ever-increasing number of devotees get initiated it is common that many devotees have the same name; Whereas Srila Prabhupada has stated … Read More

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