How to transcend this material world

Question Hare Krishna Devot @ s !! Accept my respectful obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada !! Accept my most repeated obeisances, Manonatha Mahārāja!! I wanted to greet you and ask a small question … how to transcend in this material world ?; especially the doubt! For this Krishna speaks to us … Read More

Why don’t I appreciate the devotees enough?

Question: Sometimes I commit offenses to devotees because I don’t appreciate them enough. How can I learn to have more esteem for devotees, to be inclined to serve them and treat them properly?   Answer: In reality this question was not asked of me but I found it in a publication called … Read More

The difference between Pradhana, Prakriti and Mahat-tattva

  “… The combination of the three modes, which are eternal and unmanifested, is the cause of the manifested state, and is called Pradhana …” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.10) In the commentary to the verse Srila Prabhupada says: “… Pradhana is the subtle, undifferentiated total sum of all material elements …” Pradhana is therefore … Read More

How many dimensions in total do the Vedas say exist?

Question Jay Thank you Guru Maharaja, I wanted to ask you; How many dimensions in total do the Vedas say exist? On the other hand, I thought that in another dimension is the same planet but with another different content, does the size of the planet or moon vary in another dimension? … Read More

What the word “dimension” means? There are four dimensions?

Answer to a question: There are various definitions of the word dimension. Depending on which we want to talk about, the meaning changes a lot. For example in Caitanya Caritamrita Adi-lila 2.53 Srila Prabhupada describes three entities, which are virat (material energy), hiranyagarbha (the origin of souls) and karana (causal nature) and … Read More

Faith is born of knowledge

First answer Dear *** Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I am sorry not to have much time to do a full research, but these few sastric references will make clear my concept. Of course I am fully aware of how many times the word “sraddha” is … Read More

Definition of pure devotional service

Srila Rupa Gosvami defines pure devotional service as the tendency to be fully engaged in Krishna consciousness, serving Radha Krishna with love and devotion. Nothing else is present in the mind and heart of a suddha-bhakta than the pastimes of Radha Krishna and the desire to serve during their Vraja-lilas. This devotional … Read More

Is it appropriate to interrupt someone giving class or making comments at the end of the class?

The rules of good behavior of a devotee’s life are called Vaisnava Sadacara. Everyone should learn these rules because, out of ignorance, one can commit aparadhas, offenses, which damage devotion. Many of these are rules can be found in civil life, doesn’t belong necessarily only to us, while others belong specifically to … Read More

What is the meaning of “sa vai pumsam adhoksaje”

Question what is the meaning of “sa vai pumsam adhoksaje”?   Answer The verse to which you refer is found in Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.6 and is one of the most important of the entire Bhagavatam. It says this: sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje ahaituky apratihatā yayātmā suprasīdati “The supreme occupation … Read More

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