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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a branch of the monotheistic Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition within Hinduism dating back 5000 years to Lord Krishna Himself. ISKCON was established in the West in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) and has since developed into a worldwide confederation of over 500 temples, centers, communities, schools, and restaurants with some 250,000 devotees. Read more on ISKCON.org

PrabhupadaHis Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world’s most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. He is the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Read more on Prabhupada.net

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#SriKrsnaCaitanyalila Class
Today’s class titled pastime of Lord Caitanya left Shantipur and after walking one hour or so, He embraced all the devotees, bid them farewell, told them to go back and chant in their homes. It’s said, “Anyone who hears this pastime of

Zoom Visit to Malda West Bengal

Vrajarāja Kānāi dāsa took us to the two temples in Malda City. Lakṣmī Nārāyaṇa and Nitāi Gaura Temple & Rādhā Gokulanath Temple. We met 235 or so devotees, various congregation members offered me prasāda and had a nice time seeing all the beautiful Kṛṣṇa centered...

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Life’s desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one’s works. The completely...

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Gaura Purnima Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami – 8 March 2020

My dear Diksa and Siksa disciples, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Tomorrow on Gaura Purnima, we would be completing Gourabda 533. The following day which is Jagannath Misra's Feast day would be the first day of Gaurabda 534. This is our...

Zoom Visit to Malda West Bengal

Vrajarāja Kānāi dāsa took us to the two temples in Malda City. Lakṣmī Nārāyaṇa and Nitāi Gaura Temple & Rādhā Gokulanath Temple. We met 235 or so devotees, various congregation members offered me prasāda and had a nice time seeing all the beautiful Kṛṣṇa centered...

The Society is Misdirected

Life’s desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one’s works. The completely...

Question: I am a banker. (Guru maharaj: WOW!) The job takes a lot of time. So changing job or going for higher education after resigning, is it a good option to give more time to bhakti process?

Guru Maharaj: Well, this is a very personal question. It is something that you should analyze. How much time – I don’t know what your position is in the bank? How much time it takes? If you have to go to college or university again and then get another degree, another...

Question: I am facing difficulty in practically applying the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita even though I have read a particular verse, when it comes to applying in a situation, I forget it. Need your guidance.

Guru Maharaj: You should take cow milk! Ha! You read something and we want to apply it, that stays with us. You say at that time you forget. What can I do? Then I used to go out and preach, and sometimes I would forget. And I would tell people, I will see you...

Question: How did Srila Prabhupada want us to preach to college youth? How to make them serious practitioners of Krishna consciousness?

Guru Maharaj: By not having them make a lot of sacrifices. Let them do what they like to do for Krishna! 18-Oct-2020 ŚRĪ MĀYĀPUR DHAM, INDIA

Question: How can we preach to our relatives and neighbors who generally think that earning money and caring only for the bodily maintenance is the goal of life? Chanting, following spiritual principles, etc., are waste of time.

Guru Maharaj: That is what we are doing At least they are your relatives, they will listen to you. You can see what works. flattery, or just hard heart talk. This time, there is pandemic in the world. People are dying. People are getting sick. Maybe you have some...

Question: If even after knowing, many a times, what would be favorable for me in Krishna consciousness, the desire to do it in proper mood to get the blessings of senior devotees is weak. How to respond in these situations?

Guru Maharaj: If you realize that you are weak in some area, then you want to pray to Krishna and get strength. Pray to Lord Caitanya, pray to Lord Nityananda, pray to Gurudev. It is like an athlete. If you don’t win, what do you do?  Give up or try harder, train...

Question: While doing preaching services, I face discouragement from different people a lot and I feel very upset. Please give your blessings how to overcome it? Please bless me, I want to become your good disciple, to help you in all aspects to fulfill the mission of Srila Prabhupada.

Guru Maharaj: You know, it is a learning process. I was preaching in the Hindu temple in Bangkok. And somehow I was not getting such a response. So I just tried to learn from that and everything that happens, we may lose some battles, but we want to win the war. So we...

Question: How to control lusty thoughts and desires while practicing bhakti alone? Sometimes due to lusty desires, I am not able to chant properly. So how to overcome this?

Guru Maharaj: I think Arjuna asked a similar question and Krishna said, that by the sword of knowledge he should cut the knots of illusion. So there are different ways to overcome. One is knowledge, we have to have knowledge. But if someone is like in Gajendra Moksa...

Question: How to preach and convince people in short duration of time? Eg. Train, marketplace, etc.

Guru Maharaj: In a Time, place and circumstance, what is your goal? In a marketplace what are you going to do? If you can get people to buy a book and they may read it for hours and hours and they can have some understanding. So what you speak in the market? Some...

Question: What is character? How to build a character? Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to face real problems of life. How to overcome that?

Guru Maharaj: You see, the devotee always depends on Krishna. When we face some challenge, we have to learn how to depend on Krishna. He is in our heart and He knows what we are facing. So if you say, Krishna, what should I do in this case? He can give us...

Question: Could you please kindly help us in genuinely inspiring others? Practically I face challenge in getting my audience to follow what we try to preach in line with Srila Prabhupada’s books. It requires a number of times repetition, and when we say it again and again, they think that oh, I have heard this. But they don’t consider that they are not following. How to convince them?

Guru Maharaj: Nirbhaya Nityananda das, so your name mean, you have no fear. But Lord Nityananda was very merciful. So, like that if you say one way and they are not accepting, then repeating it again and again will not produce the result. It did not produce the result...

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Question: While doing preaching services sometime we feel there is growth and suddenly there is a dip in the preaching. Due to which we feel demotivated. Either girls have so much problems from family, and are not able to chant their regular rounds also, one girl get married to a non-devotee, and these girls are all 16 rounders. How to deal with such situations?

Guru Maharaj: The devotees in the USSR, they had so much difficulty while preaching, they were arrested by the KGB. They made beads out of bread. So, we use our fingers to count. We use clicker to count. So, if you cannot chant on beads, you can chant some other way....

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Question: What should one do when one sees their spiritual master in dream? Is it real or just illusion? What to do if we don’t understand the dream and the message or guidance given by the spiritual master in the dream?

Guru Maharaj: Usually a dream seen of the guru is something very special. But if you don’t understand it, you can write to me and I will try to help you understand it. Of course, if you see a dream which is weird. Like you eat a bunch of pizzas at night and see a...

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Question: We kind of remain calm and peaceful, but if the person or situation is provoking, then we manifest our real svarupa of being impatient and get involved in vaisnava aparada. It is a big challenge to remain undisturbed in provoking situations. Kindly guide us.

Guru Maharaj: A devotee can stay very calm in an undisturbed situation. Kamsa was very calm and serene, driving the chariot of his sister on her wedding. Then this voice came from the sky, your sister’s eight son will kill you. Immediately he became disturbed, he...

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Question: As per Srimad Bhagavatam, 12.13.13, it says that if someone donates Srimad Bhagavatam on Bhadra Purnima, they will go back to Goloka. Can a person donate in the name of a person who left the body, and can the person who has left his body also go Back to Godhead?

Guru Maharaj: Interesting question. So, we know that people offer pindi at the Gaya temple. And we have heard, how people can offer the effect of Ekadasi. We can offer the fruit to someone else. So it would seem that one could offer the fruit of the donation of the...

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Question: In Srimad Bhagavatam Prahlada Maharaj says we should bathe from the dust of the lotus feet of pure devotees, nothing to do with material activities. Is it practically possible to take the dust and bathe? What is the instruction that Prahlada Maharaj is telling us?

Guru Maharaj: Lord Caitanya when He visited different houses in South India, every house they would bathe His feet. And then offer Him a seat, offer prasadam. So they got the dust of His lotus feet. The point is that we should be in the mood of serving the devotees....

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