Should we pay for learning Krishna consciousness?

Question Maharaja sorry but I was not clear. Finally. What is the conclusion? Is it good that they charge or not? Because all bhaktivedanta schools have tuition fees. Same Bhakti sastri and pada padma of vrindavan. Then should they not set quotas?   Answer Dear Mataji, I’d like that things were always … Read More

Guru Tattva, some points

What is diksa (initiation)? Srila Jiva Gosvami explains diksa in his Bhakti-sandarbha (283): divyaṁ jñānaṁ yato dadyāt kuryāt pāpasya saṅkṣayam tasmāt dīkṣeti sā proktā deśikais tattva-kovidaiḥ “Dīkṣā is the process by which one can awaken his transcendental knowledge and vanquish all reactions caused by sinful activity. A person expert in the study … Read More

Este es un grupo Whatsapp tematico – manifesto

IMPORTANTE: POR FAVOR TODOS LEAN ESTO   Este es un grupo Whatsapp tematico. El tema es dicho en el titulo: es el grupo donde yo predico. Le hago dos ejemplos de como deberia funcionar.   Primero. Si un devoto da una clase de Srimad-Bhagavatam, hay uno que habla y los otros que … Read More

El cumpleanio de Radha Sumukhi Devi Dasi

Hoy es el cumpleaños de mi querida discípula Radha Sumukhi y me invitaron a desearle buenos deseos. Yo conteste que no era una cosa apropiada para mi hacerlo en una manera comun, que hay la manera justa para hacerlo, y aquí explico porque.   Todos sabemos que no somos este cuerpo. De … Read More

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

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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

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