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

Explanation of the Guru Daksina article

Ayoda-dhaumya had three disciples, Upamanyu, Aruni and Veda. The revered spiritual master used to often treat his disciples quite harshly. When Veda had his own disciples, he did not want to do the same with them and he behaved like a loving teacher. One of his students was Uttanka. When his period … Read More

Karma Yoga, the science of action

Question and answer. Summary of a more elaborate answer.   Karma (action) is a fundamental part of our existence and Karma yoga is a branch of Bhakti Yoga.  The spiritual soul is active by nature, it cannot stop doing something even for a moment. na hi kaścit kṣaṇam api jātu tiṣṭhaty akarma-kṛt kāryate … Read More

Why do we worship deities? Are they not statues?

  We, like the christians, are contrary to worshiping statues or images. However we see christians worshiping so many images and statues of Jesus, Mary, doves, rays of light, crosses and saints. And we also are seen bow down in front of images and statues.   How is that? Isn’t there a … Read More

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