The Spiritual Scientist
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Practical Krishna Consciousness
How can bhakti help me when my grandfather is suffering terribly with a terminal disease?
When obstacles distract us from KC instead of deepening our KC what should we do?
Can I chant less and do other forms of devotional service that inspire me more?
As spiritual attachment leads to material detachment how can we stay balanced?
How should we deal with phases of inner emptiness in our spiritual life?
Difference between glorification and flattery (Hindi)
Is it necessary to pray in an orderly way or can we chant anywhere?
Is body is necessary for the progresss of the soul?
Can my parents be my spiritual master if they are not devotees and are not in guru parampara
How do i get ideas for writing articles and specifically articles for BTG?
If one wants to become a brahmachari how can one develop the courage to give up everything and fear of failure?
What do we do when we go through a no nectar zone in our devotional service?
What does it mean to transcend problems by Krishna consciousness?
When we see senior devotees affected by modes of passion (eg. too much fondness for foods like pizza) or ignorance (eg sleeping during chanting and hearing) how should we respond)
How can I overcome anger and study calmly college subjects that blaspheme dharma?
Is ISKCON meant for only educated people like IITians and IIMians?
When Krishna consciousness is supposed to be joyful, why does it seem so joyless?
How can we improve our concentration during meditation?
Does the mind wander more while chanting Hare Krishna as compared to other mantras?
How can we be affectionate without being attached?
What does it mean to choose material things based on their utility?
When a relative becomes hostile to a devotee, is that due to the devotee’s past karma, that person’s misuse of free will or Krishna’s arrangement?
Can we experience real love through relationships in this world?
When a relative is materially abusive how should a devotee respond?
Why do we misidentify with the mind?
When a relative becomes hostile to our devotional practices how should we respond?
How can we regulate material desires that are not sinful?
As students of science and as sadhakas how should we implement the understanding of realist and instrumentalist approaches to science?
Is it really possible to be happy while you yourself see so much suffering in yours like as well as everywhere around?
When we see that senior devotees have factual flaws, how should we respond?
How can we cultivate the mode of goodness when we are puppets of the modes?
Why does mantra meditation seem to be a burden?
Can devotees use products containing Tulasi for medicinal purposes?
Can food with onion and garlic be offered to Krishna during emergencies?
Why do I need a personal Guru, if all the knowledge is available and all doubts get resolved on websites like Vedabase or your website, thespiritualscientist.com?
What is the position of grihasthas in ISKCON? Should brahmacharis criticize them?
How do we respond if someone says I am satisfied in my material life and am not spiritually ambitious?
Does one have to come to goodness in terms of one’s activities before one can become transcendental?
How should we respond when sacred characters from our tradition are criticized?
How can we succeed in leading a principle-centered life?
When we hear rumours about a senior devotee, how should we respond?
How can we avoid unwanted and offensive thoughts?
How can we control the mind when it pushes us towards harmful actions?
How can we be confident, assertive, positive without becoming proud?
When circumstances make our chosen standards unsustainable, what should we do?
How can we break the habit of believing that we wont be able to keep our promises?
Feeling our feelings
What are the practical steps for maintaining and improving our relationships with devotees?
Is fault finding good or bad? If its bad then how can we overcome it?
Can devotees sell products made by killing flowers?
Is chanting on electronic counter equal to chanting on Tulsi beads?
How can I overcome the fear that the future may bring unexpected problems in my spiriutal life?
Should we resist the mind or wait for it to calm down? What is the right way to control the mind?
What is the scriptural basis and the practical method for the idea of observing our thoughts?
Can we ever say that our attachments are holding us when actually we are always responsible?
When material circumstances make it difficult or impossible for us to render devotional service what should we do?
Can devotees kill snakes and scorpions?
How should we respond when Deities break?
Is faith in Krishna a matter of human choice or divine grace?
Please share some tips for memorizing verses
Reflections on the first anniversary of Gita-daily
When I study scriptures I am unable to concentrate. What should I do?
What is the best way to make notes in classes?
If we feel dissatisfied while rendering a service how should we deal with it?
Should we use attraction to the beauty of the opposite sex as an impetus to remind us of the beauty of Krishna?
Overcoming obstacles at the level of mind, intelligence and faith
Practicing bhakti yoga in grihastha ashrama
Prajalpa II (with HG Radheshyam P)
Prajalpa I (with HG Radheshyam P)
How can we know when we have done our best in devotional service?
Why does devotion need to be exhibited publically?
Rising from material enjoyment to spiritual fulfillment with QA – Bhag 7.9.25
What are the symptoms of spiritual advancement?
Isnt it offensive to assume that devotees critical of Mayavada are motivated by ego and to not associate with them?
How can we balance between varnashrama and Vaishnava principles in daily life?
How can one maintain a devotional attitude while cultivating a lot of knowledge?
Do we need to hate Advaitavada to practice bhakti?
When we are unable to express our questions should we just wait for purification to remove that doubt?
No exception to the rule: “To every rule there is an exception”
Should we use sugar made with bone ash?
When senior devotees speak and act in ways that are uninspiring or disturbing how should we see and respond?
How should we (Krishna Conscious persons) react if we get terribly cheated by someone?
If a person stays in coma with expensive instrumental support for many days, how long should the relatives continue the support?
Why do you use the lower case pronoun for God – ‘he’ instead of ‘He’? Isn’t it disrespectful?
The W.R.I.T.E. service: Five reasons to write in devotional service
How can we avoid labelling situations when say we go broke and still stay fixed in remembrance of Krishna?
Should we bow down if we pass by demigod temple while on the way to Krishna temple?
Is chanting with beads or in holy places more beneficial than chanting without beads or elsewhere?
Why does our consciousness change suddenly from devotional to sensual?
Why cant we have the morning program at 6 am so that more people can participate?
Dovetailing our propensities in Krishna’s service – SB 1.5.32
Utilizing fame in Krishna_s service_SB 1_12_5
When all killing brings karmic reactions how can we do pest control?
Is Debating wrong?
What are the things we need to be attached to and detached from during the initial and advanced stages of spriitual life?
If Dhruva Maharaj attained the Lord in 6 months can we go back to godhead in six years?
From knowledge to realization
Art of Becoming Happy – Seminar given at Tech Mahindra
Preaching with emotional sensitivity
Get_Beget_Forget_Regret 08-08-30 _SB 2_1_3
KAILASH acronym – 7 insights from the Kailash story
Why do senses go wild in worldly atmosphere after they have been peaceful in devotional atmosphere?
Scriptural Study – Purposes, Principles and Practices
What is more important: japa or kirtan?
Why do we have a propensity towards evil instead of good?
If one is unable to follow a regulative principle after many years of chanting, should one give up chanting due to guilt and shame?
ENERGY: Your sutra for positive thinking
How can we access Lord Chaitanya’s mercy in this age when the standards are high and the culture is hostile?
How can we realize that we are souls?
How can we get the determination to wake up in the morning?
Can a person live without lust?
Can devotees read books like “7 habits of highly successful people” to learn to better organize their lives so that they can serve Krishna better?
When atheists read theistic books, why don’t devotees read atheistic books in addition to theistic books? Shouldn’t one understand both points of view?
Can the higher taste through chanting be experienced even on a neophyte stage?
How can we observe the death anniversary of a loved one in a devotional way?
If a person despite trying sincerely is still struggling because of past conditionings and he wants to be honest with guru, what should he do?
Why should the mind cooperate with bhakti when that will lead to its own annihilation?
What will happen if one is following Krishna consiousness only on logic and no devotion?
Does too much seriousness in spiritual life makes one irresponsible and unambitious
The Power of Habits
If two devotees are not speaking to each other, what should be my consciousness?
Should we suppress or express our emotions of sorrow when our fellow-devotees pass away in sudden tragedies?
How can we give up hating a person?
Is a devotee-householder who earns a living and contributes a part to Krishna’s service practicing karma-yoga or bhakti-yoga?
The Romance and the Resistance in Fasting
How can one strengthen his will power and increase his determination? And how to avoid further weakning of the both?
What should a wife do when her husband totally opposes her Krishna consciousness?
Should we postpone the chanting of the mahamantra till we are able to follow the regulative principles so as to avoid offenses?
Is there a need to build spirituality among youths and how can it be done ?
How are we to see Krishna’s hand amidst tragic, premature death of devotees?
How can we avoid rash impulsive behavior?
As a practicing devotee, which is the medication method recommended, (since ayurvedic treatment is not suitable for emergencies)?
What should a devotee do when material desires start increasing and chanting doesn’t help?
How do people who eat onion-garlic still seem to be in goodness?
How to avoid worldly distractions in concentrating on Krishna?
How can we become free from irritability?
How to overcome base passions like anger, hate, fear etc?
When japa is individual meditation, why should one chant in the association of Devotees
Why should a devotee study when it is only materialistic and is called dogism by Srila Prabhupada?
How can one control envy?
Should one come up to the level of chanting 16 rounds gradually so that we can sustain it or as quickly as possible?
Isn’t it easier and safer to experience material enjoyment and then renounce it?
How can we increase our mental energy?
What is the reason for constantly falling down in spiritual life?
Do material desires age with age? If one finds it difficult to control material desires, is it advisable to put off the inner fight till one grows older when it will be easier?
How to deal with aggressive atheists
How to deal with a blasphemous colleague?
How to overcome spiritual boredom?
Unless we find fault how can we differentiate between saint from a swindler?
Does becoming tolerant mean letting oneself be manipulated?
Lets Stop Daydreaming
Make Your Family Divine
If somebody asks questions arrogantly, how should we respond?
How to control our jealousy and ego?
Can i pursue my material ambitions and still make spiritual advancement?
D – Anger
Are You A Positive Thinker?
The power of Humility and Tolerance
Is personal association of devotees essential?
Isn’t doing our duties better than spending hours chanting?
The secret of fearlessness
How can we increase pure affection to Krishna in the age of Kali?
How can we be Krishna conscious while doing our daily activities?
When Krishna says that we shouldn’t chant his names in front of an atheist, why do devotees do so openly?
Why do we need to control our senses when Krishna cannot be reached by the senses?
Doesn’t the requirement for submissiveness lead to blind acceptance?
Shouldn’t we be practical and focus on our present life instead of worrying about future lives?
Smiling Faces, Crying Hearts
Can spirituality help us when we are sick?
The Spiritual Scientist