Some etiquettes on addressing devotees

Excerpt of a private letter … About your use of the term “devotee”, like “el devoto Krishnadas” etc., it’s not an appropiate way to address devotees, although I know that in Puerto Rico is normally used. To men devotees it has to be used the word “Prabhu” after the name and Mataji … Read More

Sakty-avesa-avatara

Sakty-avesa-avatara Question Haré krishna maharaj Mis obeisances Can you explain saktyavesa avatar Can Lord Brahma and siva be in this category?   Answer The word avesa means “entering into”. When a particular divine energy (sakti) enter into a living entity for a specific task, he comes to be called Sakti-avesa-avatara, that for … Read More

Rage, the path to hell

QUESTION: Dear Guru Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to You and S.P. Unfortunately I was rude to a woman at the store today . I feel bad about it however I did not have the courage to apologize to that woman .I have had this problem 1 million times … Read More

The attraction to Krishna Consciousness

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Excerpt from a private email: The attraction to Krishna Consciousness and all the things that are part of it (such as the Sridhama, the Vaisnavas, the Holy Name etc.) is natural for the spiritual soul. It is so because we are made of the same nature. As an eagle is attracted to … Read More

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About service to the Deities

About the Deities, installation is another thing. You should not install Them because if you do that then you are obliged to a certain standard and timings. But I am sure you didn’t mean that. There are many details, like cleanliness of the altar and of your person when you offer something. … Read More

Vrindavana … how it all began

Since the first time I heard the name “Vrindavana” from my spiritual master I was struck by the desire to come and see Her. What I read about in the books was so extraordinary that I could not wait. In 1975, when I was secretary of the Temple of Rome, a letter … Read More

The instructions of Manonatha Maharaja

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Why should I look for a guru? According to the Scriptures and the Acaryas, it is not possible to advance in the spiritual life without studying, serving and being initiated by a bona fide spiritual master. tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya upadeksyanti te jnanam jnaninas tattva-darsinah Bhagavad-gita, 4.34 Three words are important … Read More

Who is Manonatha Dasa?

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Who is he? Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP) is a devotee of Lord Krishna. He is one of the direct disciples of Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the Hare Krishna Movement, from whom he took initiation in 1974. He is one of Iskcon oficial initiating Gurus (spiritual masters). What did he do? He dedicated … Read More

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