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

Parvati Devi Dasi, my god-sister and friend

Parvati Devi Dasi was born in the US but lived most of her life in Sri Vrindavana Dhama, where she has a nice house with a very high ceiling. She considered Vrindavana her place so much so that married an Indian devotee and her daughter married one of Gangotri’s son. There is … Read More

On Tattva-vibhrama, mistakes on spiritual knowledge (from Bhajana Rahasya by Bhaktivinode Thakura)

Question [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Y en el Anuvritti viene este texto y si usted pudiera ser tan amable de profundizar le agradecería mucho ys paramesvari dd [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Thakura Bhaktivinoda in his Bhajana-rahasya describes four types of anarthas and four categories within each type. The four types of anarthas … Read More

One should then give up having a family?

Question Hare Krishna! My obeisances Maharaja! Very interesting article. I have a question: one should then give up having family? Is not it a duty to take care of the family?   Answer Dear Bhaktin Triana, Hare Krishna. In Vedic or Vaisnava wisdom there is something called dharma, which is a complicated … Read More

How a disciple should see his spiritual master

Question One time a Devotee told me that my Guru Maharaj is not an ordinary man. of course he was referring to You. so when he said that my first impression was that you are a very elevated Devotee. but it also gives me the impression that he was describing You as … Read More

I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable…

Question Extract from a private email I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable… I miss a wife and friends to be happy…   Answer Analogies are useful. Some find them often silly. It may be but I find that can help to understand a concept better and faster. Let’s use one. … Read More

The five most important kinds of Bhakti

The five most important kinds of Bhakti:   sadhu-sanga, nama-kirtana, bhagavata-sravana mathura-vasa, sri-murtira sraddhaya sevana. “One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Srimad-Bhagavatam, reside at Mathura and worship the Deity with faith and veneration.” Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila, 22.128   From my book “Brilliant as the Sun”, … Read More

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