The qualities of a bonafide spiritual master

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 would like to give a public class about it .. many people are looking for spirituality but fall with the … Read More

Jumping to Raganuga

  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 scriptures, the spiritual master and the Vaisnavas, then taste (ruci), manifests in his bhajana. When ruci thus appears, he abandons … Read More

On knowledge

  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 dig a little deeper? Also … when I asked if it is possible to return to Krsna without having completed … Read More

Las Sakti de Krishna – La evolución / creacion de los cuerpos material

Estimada Mataji ***, Por favor accepte mis reverencias. Todas las glorias sean para Srila Prabhupada.   Que yo sepa no existe un compendio, o un libro vedico, es decir de la tradicion clasica, dedicato solo a las sakti di Krishna. Y no se si en otras parampara o sampradaya existen. Sin duda … Read More

Did Srila Bhaktisiddhanta say that we do not need preachers?

  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 that there is scope for reform of the world, himself stands in need of reform. The world goes on it … Read More

Three questions on chanting Hare Krishna

  Hare Krsna ! Guru Maharaj , Please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances at your holy lotus feet , all the glories to Srila Prabhupad , the Vaishnavas and Sri Sri Gaura Nitay . I hope your health is better. We need you for many more years. My questions are: … Read More

The story of Puranjana

The story of Puranjana is told in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4 Canto, beginning from Chapter 25. You can find it here:   At the end of that allegorical tale, Narada Muni explains the philosophy behind it so instructing King Pracinabarhi on the truths of life. Those who live without knowledge live the … Read More

One example of wrong translation of Sastras (holy books)

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 one I just corrected.   In the Adi Parva, Pausya Parva, Adhyaya 3 verse 148 there is the word jagadesvara … Read More

The Sanatsujatiya

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 of 18 books), it is a Parva by itself called Sanatsujata Parva. It goes from Adhyaya 41 to Adhyaya 46. … Read More

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