Why would Krishna not give mercy to someone struggling in bhakti-yoga?

QUESTION I don’t mean anything extravagant, but at least whatever is enough to feel happy with the process and hopeful about pleasing Kṛṣṇa.   ANSWER Krishna gives mercy to everyone, devotees or non devotees. In general, most people have a difficult time to understand, recognize and accept what mercy is. Non devotees … Read More

The result of offenses is sent by the demigods or by Krishna?

Question Hare Krishna Guru Maharaja. I have a doubt. The result of offenses in the Holy Dham, temple or within the altar is sent by the demigods or is Krishna himself sending the payment of karma to the person?   Answer Dear Madhavendra Puri, Please receive my blessings. All glories to Srila … Read More

Why 16 rounds and not another number?

Why 16 rounds of japamala and not another number?   QUESTION Manonatha Maharaj, please accept my humble obeisances. What is the significance of the number 16? Why are we instructed to chant 16 rounds of Japamala and not some other number? B. Divya   ANSWER Dear Bhaktin Divya, Please receive my blessings. … Read More

Inventory of Isvara Archive, 1st of January 2019

Dear devotees and friends, Here is the inventory of Isvara Archive at the 1st of January 2019. Books   36,685 Articles   22,272 History   26,234 IMG   14,150 Audio   3,710 Video   3,232 For a total of 106,283 documents. To this we have to add 81,088 documents who are in … Read More

On the practice of Japamala

Questions Hare Krishna Prabhu. Please accept my most humble and sincere obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. A question about the recital of the Maha Mantra. I chant it when I have time and often not in optimal conditions keeping in mind the number of recited Mantra. Most of the time I … Read More

One should neither praise nor criticize the conditioned nature and activities of other persons

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One should neither praise nor criticize the conditioned nature and activities of other persons. Rather, one should see this world as simply the combination of material nature and the enjoying souls, all based on the one Absolute Truth. Srimad Bhagavatam (11.28.1-2) We find this instruction of … Read More

More difficult than controlling the wind

Question In the gita Arjuna tells Krsna that controlling the mind is more difficult than controlling the wind. If intelligence is more subtle, is not then even more difficult to control?   Answer We know that Pradhana (the initial indifferentiated and unmanifested material nature) is composed of 24 elements (see Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26, … Read More

UPDATE ON MY WORK ON THE MAHA-BHARATA

I received a few questions about this topic and I’d like to share them with you. I have been asked, why are you working on a Maha-bharata edition when there are already good Maha-bharata on sale? The first answer is that I am giving the full Maha-bharata, probably in 10 volumes, and … Read More

Where are the original manuscripts of Vyasadeva?

Where are the original manuscripts of Vyasadeva?   Dear Antonio and Marcelo, Hare Krishna. I have a particular liking for the questions no one has ever done to me and after so many years of studying and preaching Krishna consciousness it is not easy for these to come. This is definitely one … Read More

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