The qualities of a bonafide spiritual master

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Question Maharaja dandavas all glories to Srila Prabhupada. Can you recommend me some readings and verses about characteristics of a bonafide guru? Here in Cancun there are so many cheaters and I … Read More

Jumping to Raganuga

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  Question The following is a quote from Thakura Bhaktivinoda: “When a devotee following the path of vaidhi-bhakti abandons his various material desires and executes bhajana according to the instructions of the … Read More

On knowledge

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  Question Hare Krishna Maharaja. Regarding the following text of Prakrita Rasa Sata Dusini. So.. Is not it enough just to serve without having complete knowledge? Could you be so kind to … Read More

Did Srila Bhaktisiddhanta say that we do not need preachers?

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  Question quote from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati: “The world is in no need of any reformer. The world has a very competent person for guiding its minutest happenings. The person who finds … Read More

The story of Puranjana

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The story of Puranjana is told in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4 Canto, beginning from Chapter 25. You can find it here: https://www.isvara.org/archive/king-prachinabarhi-the-story-of-puranjana-the-prachetas-2/   At the end of that allegorical tale, Narada Muni explains … Read More

One example of wrong translation of Sastras (holy books)

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Yesterday during Bhagavatam class we were talking about our version of the Maha-bharata under work and how non-devotees scholars translate Vedic books making many serious philosophical and historical mistakes.   This is … Read More

The Sanatsujatiya

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Answer to a question   The Sanatsujatiya is a deep philosophical treatise included in the Maha-bharata. It was spoken by sage Sanat Sujata to Dhritarastra. Part of the Udyoga Parva (the fifth … Read More

The bombs of Sri Lanka and the Vedic warriors

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Question Haribol, Guru Maharaja, grant me your blessings and be at your lotus feet, Maharaja, reading the meaning of verse 31 of chapter 2 of the Bhagavata Gita, says that “sometimes religious … Read More

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