What is Samadhi

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The sanskrit word Samadhi has different meanings. Let’s see some of them. First case: Samadhi may be divided in two words: sama (same) and dhi (intelligence). When departing this world, the pure … Read More

How to choose a spiritual master, by Srila Prabhupada

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  My Guru Mahārāja, my spiritual master, used to say that you have to select a spiritual master not by seeing but by your ear, but by hearing. And you don’t select … Read More

What is the Aranyaka portion of the Vedas?

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There are various sections of Sruti (the Vedas), some of which are the Samhitas, the Upavedas, the Vedangas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, the Sutras, the Upangas etc. The Aranyakas (literally “set in … Read More

The main costitutional principles of material nature

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Question Dear Guru Maharaj Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to You and Srila Prabhupada. What are the 11 sense organs? In addition to that question, what is the significance of … Read More

The marks on Radha Krishna’s soles

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Question Dear Guru Maharaj Please accept my humble obeisances All glories to You and Srila Prabhupada In the Srimad-Bhagavatam it talks about krsna having marks on his feet. Does krsna really have … Read More

An Aksauhini

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Maha-bharata Adi Parva, Sangraha An aksauhini is a whole army consisting of 109,350 foot soldiers, 65,610 horses, 21,870 chariots 21,870 elephants The aksauhinis “The Rishis said, ‘We have a desire to know, … Read More

We’ll never die again!

  Here we have two dishonest sources of information: one is the scientist and another is the journalist. Where is the dishonesty? To lie passing off something for something else. Or, as … Read More

God, proof of His existence

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Question Bhakti Caitanya Swami cited the creation of the intelligent human being as evidence for the existence of god. He said that something so complex and intelligent must have a creator. I … Read More

Consciousness, meaning and definition

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The other day we were talking about consciousness. What is consciousness? How can we define it? The following verse from the Mundaka Upanisad (3.1.9) that we find in Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita (2.17, … Read More

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