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

THANK YOU ALL!

Now that the day of my 63rd birthday has passed, I would like to thank all those who spent kind words for me. On Facebook, I mainly received happy birthdays, but in private I received many words of appreciation from friends, devotees and disciples. It is obvious that none of those words … Read More

Why so-called advanced devotees are sometimes rude?

Question Hare krsna Maharaja. Good day. Dandavas. I have a question. Why some devotees who perform very good service for Srila Prabhupada and sometimes have many years in Krishna consciousness are rude and hostile to other devotees, sometimes justifying their way of being with their position? Our philosophy speaks of humility and … Read More

Why do terrible things happen in Vrndavana? Like a lady devotee raped …

Someone asked me to make some consideration about violence in holy places. How come horrible things happen in a place that should be like a paradise? In particular, why does it happen that young women are assaulted and raped? I will say something from different points of view.   The first is … Read More

The vow on chanting Hare Krishna – question and answer

Question Thanks, it’s very kind of you !! The first question that comes to my mind is this: RKC was often told to reach a certain number of rounds of mala a day, then you had to try not to go below and if you increase you cannot go down (at least … Read More

Some Vaisnava calendar vocabulary

I was asked to clarify some of calendar vocabulary. Here is something to start: Tithi = day Paksa = fortnight. Two paksas form a lunar month Krishna Paksha = The dark lunar fortnight or waning moon. It’ the period of 15 days beginning on the full moon day (Purnima) and culminating on … Read More

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