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

How a disciple should see his spiritual master

Question One time a Devotee told me that my Guru Maharaj is not an ordinary man. of course he was referring to You. so when he said that my first impression was that you are a very elevated Devotee. but it also gives me the impression that he was describing You as … Read More

I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable…

Question Extract from a private email I am not happy. Actually I feel miserable… I miss a wife and friends to be happy…   Answer Analogies are useful. Some find them often silly. It may be but I find that can help to understand a concept better and faster. Let’s use one. … Read More

The five most important kinds of Bhakti

The five most important kinds of Bhakti:   sadhu-sanga, nama-kirtana, bhagavata-sravana mathura-vasa, sri-murtira sraddhaya sevana. “One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Srimad-Bhagavatam, reside at Mathura and worship the Deity with faith and veneration.” Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila, 22.128   From my book “Brilliant as the Sun”, … Read More

Democracy: Socrates opinion and the Vedic view

We find Socrate’s opinion on democracy in the Republic, from Plato. In book 6, Socrates speaks to Adeimantus and equalizes society to a ship. What would you prefer, says Socrates, that the ship be guided by an educated and expert captain or anyone just because may be liked by people?   He … Read More

If you have limited knowledge and realization, how can you be sure 100% that Krishna is God?

Question Dear Guru Maharaj Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to You and SP. Thank you very much for answering my last two emails I thought your answers were wonderful I learned some things from them I had a question about what you said at the end of the last email … Read More

Errores en la traducción al español de los artículos

Noté que hay errores en las traducciones de los artículos. Por ejemplo, una traduccion de algun dias atrás leí “Guru Tattva es el tema más importante”. En realidad yo había escrito “most important”, que significa “muy importante”. Si quisiera decir “lo más importante” tendría que decir “the most important”. Como vee el … Read More

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