Who is to blame? – and about upadhis

Dear Bhakta ***, Hare Krishna. To understand the answer to your question it’s necessary that we understand how we came to be what we are and why we have difficulty to deal with certain kinds of problems.   Brahmanda-bhramite, we (the jivas) wander aimlessly in the material world for a very long … Read More

More on “devotees should not pay for initiation or any other Krishna conscious item”

There is a discussion in my Whatsapp group on this topic. I already sent some short messages but I wanted to say something more.   Nobody should “pay” for anything in Krishna Consciousness. Not for the prasadam, not for coming to the temple, and certainly not for receiving initiation. Everything is and … Read More

Heart and mind: poetry or philosophy?

The answer depends on the meaning you attach to the words “heart” and “mind”. Also would be interesting to understand how Maya works. First of all we should not make the error to give them a sentimental or emotional definition. When we speak about “love”, “heart” of similar topics, to make this … Read More

Prahlada Maharaja or Bhakta Prahlada?

  During yesterday class on Skype for Santo Domingo devotees, I was asked one question, if we should call Prahlada “Prahlada Maharaja” or “Bhakta Prahlada”.   Bhakta means devotee, so Prahlada is a devotee. However Srila Prabhupada called him “Prahlada Maharaja” and we should follow his footsteps on everything he did, details … Read More

What you get if you subscribe to Isvara Archive

This is Isvara Archive inventory of today May 18 2019. Books 37,454 Articles 18,931 History 27,230 IMG 31,767 Audio 3,927 Video 3,374 TOTAL: 122,683   PRIVATE SECTION: Database   10 Admin.  66,974 Warehouse.  50 Tunnel shared.  6,779 TOTAL: 73,813   It has to be understood that this is my personal Archive that … Read More

Not to eat grains on Ekadasi is important?

Question … I HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER DEVOTOS AND I AM SURPRISED THAT THEY DO NOT IMPORT THE EKADASI DAY WHEN IT IS AN INSTRUCTION OF HIS DIVINE GRACE SRILA PRABHUPADA. ….   Answer In his song Suddha Bhakata, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī, jetane pālana kori “The holy days like … Read More

Why is so important to fast on Narasimha Caturdasi?

In the Carabean zone tomorrow is Narasimha Caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Narasimha. One should fast until dusk and chant more japamala rounds of the Hare Krishna Mantra possible.   A chapter in the Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, describes the glories of Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi, the divine appearance day of Lord … Read More

Parvati Devi Dasi, my god-sister and friend

Parvati Devi Dasi was born in the US but lived most of her life in Sri Vrindavana Dhama, where she has a nice house with a very high ceiling. She considered Vrindavana her place so much so that married an Indian devotee and her daughter married one of Gangotri’s son. There is … Read More

On Tattva-vibhrama, mistakes on spiritual knowledge (from Bhajana Rahasya by Bhaktivinode Thakura)

Question [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Y en el Anuvritti viene este texto y si usted pudiera ser tan amable de profundizar le agradecería mucho ys paramesvari dd [23:29, 5/11/2019] Paramesvari New: Thakura Bhaktivinoda in his Bhajana-rahasya describes four types of anarthas and four categories within each type. The four types of anarthas … Read More

One should then give up having a family?

Question Hare Krishna! My obeisances Maharaja! Very interesting article. I have a question: one should then give up having family? Is not it a duty to take care of the family?   Answer Dear Bhaktin Triana, Hare Krishna. In Vedic or Vaisnava wisdom there is something called dharma, which is a complicated … Read More

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