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What does it mean to say that we are envious of Krishna?
Why do devotees not using mystic siddhis in Krishnas service?
What is the difference between heavenly , earthly and spiritual body? 1. What is the difference between heavenly , earthly and spiritual body? What is the difference between heavenly, earthly and spiritual body?
Are souls falling from Vaikuntha even now?
If there are 33 crore demigods, then why does Shatpatha Brahman mention 33 gods?
Does matter come from spirit? if so how does matter emerge from it?
Are mountains conscious? To which species do they belong?
Does the Lord become fed up with those who commit offenses repeatedly?
Do nondevotees have no good qualities
Mahajanas 5 – Lord Kapila
Is the intelligence unaffected by material interactions?
How do we distinguish the heart and mind?
Why does Krishna express surprise in some of his pastimes when he is omniscient?
Is chanting a prayer or a meditation?
How do we respond to ‘Ramayana and Gita are speculators delight’?
Does the brahmajyoti come from Lord Shiva?
How can we wash our sins – is there any water or oil?
How are karma and jnana the cause of material desires?
Why do we feel envious of God but not of materially rich people?
What does ‘contamination of the material qualities’ mean?
Is devotion a feeling to be developed or does it come naturally?
How do knowledge and realisations help us if they become covered due to lust?
From the Absolute Platform If Lord Is the Only Purusa, What do words Like Pursottama, Apauresya actually mean?
What happens to the koshas after death?
As some species have become extinct what happens to those souls who have desires that those species are meant to fulfill?
Does the idea that matter can be a means to spirit have any basis?
Why did Lord Chaitanya worship Shiva-linga if it is not the highest form of worship?
What is the significance of Shiva-linga?
What does the unborn nature of the Lord mean?
Who is a bhakta? Were saints like Tukaram Tulsidas Kabir bhaktas?
How do we differentiate between our Intelligence guiding us or the Mind in the Mode of Goodness?
As Parvati is the chaste wife of Lord Shiva how could she have come personally to tempt Haridas Thakura?
How does gambling break the principle of truthfulness?
What is kham brahma? What is ether? Is ether same as brahman?
As bhakti centers on smarana, is just chanting enough to take us back to Godhead?
Is the verse ‘Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu’ Mayavadi?
Why do we consider 108 times chanting as 1 round?
Can we remember in the spiritual world the technology Krishna used to make both the worlds?
What is the difference between expansion and incarnation?
What is Krishna consciousness?
What does Krishna’s statement that “I am time the destroyer” mean?
Can you explain how the mind addresses us in the first person and the second person?
When the soul goes from one body to another where is the karma stored?
As we need to arrange for our bodily needs how do we understand Prabhupada’s statemen that there is no need for economic development?
Fulfilling our longing for love
Do spiritualists lack critical thinking and are all thinking people atheists?
When our computer breaks down and troubles us, which klesha is it? How are the kleshas classified?
Does a daughter have the duty to deliver her parents, as does a son?
Isn’t the skeptical antenna the same as the doubting faculty?
What is the difference between pleasure, indulgence and temptation?
As vaccination can prevent diseases that come as karmic reactions has science disproved or defeated the law of karma?
Is Maya eternal? Why does she illusion the jiva but not God?
Why are we selective about the analysis or purports of the scriptures?
If “Svetasvatara Upanishad ” is dedicated to Lord Shiva , why is it dedicated to Krsna by Vaishnava Acharyas?
Do all the residents of Dhams go back to the spiritual world?
Is the size of the Supersoul in the heart literal or figurative?
How do we respond to the Mayavadi notion of a two-level Brahman?
Is the Absolute Truth inexpressible by words, even the words of scriptures?
Why does Krishna love cows when whatever qualities they have are simply given to them by nature?
What is Krishna consciousness perspective on sex education in general and in schools in particular?
If we can go back to Godhead from any mode then what is the need to come to goodness?
When Krishna does so many immoral activities how can he be God?
Does the father get the sin if his children misuse the money he gave them?
Which form of Vishnu is referred to by the Sahasra Shirsha purusha prayers as none of the Vishnu forms actually have 1000s of heads?
Why was ancestor worship by meat offerings allowed in earlier ages?
If Narada Muni is an incarantion then is he a jiva-tattva or Vishnu-tattva?
Does soul have shape? Does that shape change from body to body?
If the spiritual world is thrice the material world doesnt that make the total creation finite?
What is Karma? Is kartavya and karma same? As a student what are my karma and kartavya?
Is initiation essential? What if devotees after initiation become proud?
Question: If spiritual happiness is eternal, why is our experience of that happiness temporary?
What should be a devotee’s attitude towards scientists?
Gopashtami class – Spiritualizing rites of passage like birthdays
How did you first realize that there was a Supreme God?
Is Krishna’s love conditional or unconditional?
As spiritual happiness is eternal and the happiness we experience in spiritual activities is temporary is this happiness material?
What is the difference between ahankara as concept and as object?
Does initiation change the gotra of a person?
Why does Sanskrit have words with many meanings Why are the concepts open to varying interpretations?
Question: What is the difference between the past ages and the present age?
Is the soul projected to the material world as in a virtual reality or has the soul actually fallen to the material world?
If several spiritual organizations urge us to study their philosophy and try our their process how should we decide what to follow?
If our suffering in material existence is just a momentary dream then wont this thought make us feel lazy about becoming liberated?
What is the essential moral of the brahmin cobbler story because the huge tree is not literally present in the small seed?
QA on Ramayana Comparative Religion and miscellaneous topics
GLASS acronym – Five tangible aspects of mercy
As those people who are destined to take to spirituality will take it up anyway how does it matter whether we use technology for sharing spirituality or dont use it?
If experience is the highest pramana how does it fit into the three standard pramanas with shabha as the highest?
How long should we go on questioning about Krishna when all our acharyas have already accepted him?
Prabhupada says Brahma falls whereas Haridas Thakura doesnt but they are the same. Then why the difference? person
How does the spiritual soul first get material desires?
If one can chant the name of Allah or Jesus with love and reach God, then why cant one chant the name of Ganesh or Shiva with love and reach Him?
Does the fact that whatever happens to us is a result of our own karma imply that we passively accept whatever happens to us or not bother about the results on others of what we do?
If aquatics are lower than plants in the Vedic evolutionary scale then why is eating aquatics forbidden and eating plants allowed?
When Brahma is an incarnation of the Lord. then how can he be illusioned by maya and how can a person become Bramha?
Is the Virat Rupa Real or False? If it is false then was Vamanadeva’s revelation to Bali Maharaj false?
Is the Universal Form Material or Spiritual? How is it different from the Deity form?
Intelligence is the representation of Paramatma,then why does our intelligence sometimes fail to take the right decision?
Why do Vishnu and Shiva have several common names?
If pure devotees know everything from all perspectives then why do they have differences as in different commentaries?
When we are 100% spiritual we see everything as spiritual. Then what is the difference between material and spiritual?
Spiritual happiness depend on external sources, so isnt it outside-in not inside-out?
How are scriptures preserved when the parampara is lost?
Why do we need big temples?
If we worship the spiritual master as a devotee of Krishna why not worship demigods similarly?
Is humanitarian activity not a form of subtle sense gratification?
PROTECT – Seven ways Krishna protects (Hindi)
When the mind sometimes makes us do good, why do we consider it to be a enemy?
What is the proof that someone has gone back to Godhead?
How does Krishna decide which family we are born when we first come from the spiritual world?
Why were child marriages advocated in Vedic scriptures?
Why is Parashurama mentioned in the Dashavatara stotra and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu not mentioned?
Isn’t renunciation a sign of frustration?
Are dinosaurs and ghosts included in the 8.4 million species?
Is mother earth a jiva a demigod or a metaphor?
User Friendly spirituality and Krishna consciousness
Science of Transforming the Modes
Why does Krishna accept a bluish complexion when blue is considered to be in the mode of passion?
Rituals and Essence – Understanding why we do what we do
Liquid beauty – Going beyond false beauty to real beauty
Heroism – Real vs Virtual
What is the relationship between Maya and the Three Modes of Nature?
What are the three modes of material nature?
Why does the Lord send Kali if he wants the souls to come back to him?
Democracy and Impersonalism
What is real dharma?
From emotional turbulence to spiritual enlightenment
Empowerment through Austerity
Blossoming of Consciousness
Won’t the parampara message get diluted because the present acharyas are not as powerful as the previous acharyas?
As the soul can’t be cut, how does the cow cut and chew grass in the spiritual world?
All the vedas and puranas are written by Vyasadeva, then why do they give contradictory accounts of the creation of the universe?
Why is Krishna considered as Supreme?
If we feel too burdened by our services, then does that indicate our service is not succesful?
Isn’t our very existence a sin because we kill millions of micro-organisms with every breath? What can we do about it?
When a devotee suffers more than a nondevotee, won’t this send a wrong message to atheists or novice devotees?
Isnt it that all the miseries can ultimately be put as Adhi-daivika rather than differentiating them into separate categories.
Might a beggar be an elevated devotee in Goloka? Why don’t we treat him as such?
Importance of doubting – and danger of blind faith
Is lust a real entity that exists separte from us or is it just our own misdirected desire?
Reviving love – Difference between serving Krishna and serving parents nation society
Rahu is a severed head and since the Soul resides close to the Heart where does his Soul reside?
What exactly initiates the death process: the soul’s karma, the Paramatma or the Yamadutas?
Is it realistic or idealistic to expect our spiritual master to be a pure devotee?
Do we spiritualize our material mind and take it to the spiritual world?
How can we know that the original Vedic scriptures have not been changed over many generations?
When the demigods have to face death, did their drinking nectar after churning the ocean not work?
Why is Kamadeva considered a demigod although kama is one of the six anarthas?
How are terrorists so fearless?
Why did God create the universe?
Are the Universal Forms in the Gita and the Bhagavatam the same or different?
Can you please tell about Chiranjivis?
If Brahma is a pure devotee, how can he be bewildered?
How pain protects us
KC- The real help to society
Five levels of Vedic Knowledge
God’s relationship with matter
KC pleasure higher than sensual and intellectual
Understanding Krishna Tattva
If a person is not interested in spiritual world and is interested only in material enjoyment, what should be done?
Why did Krishna create us?
Can we develop spiritually through wholesale material indulgence?
If God is ruling the world, then why is the world not perfect?
How can we be sure that when we go back to the spiritual world, we will never fall back?
Caste system – Spiritual equality Amidst material diversity
How will the Yogis who meditate on Paramatma Go Back To Godhead?
Is Parashurma a shaktyavesha avatar or a full avatar?
Was Chanakya Pandita a pure devotee?
Will recitation of Vishnu Sahasranama give the blessing of immoral pleasures without sinful reactions?
When Krishna established dharma, why did it last for such a short time?
How can we get perfect knowledge when our senses are imperfect?
6 Opulences of Krishna
How do we learn from our sufferings in hell and in past lives when we neither remember those sufferings nor the causes of those sufferings?
Are the words of the pure devotees about the Lord descriptive or indicative about the Lord?
When the Lord gives Darshan, why do we glorify the spiritual master instead of glorifying the Lord?
As Radha was the aunt of Krishna, isn’t their relationship illicit?
Can we pray to Lord Krishna to award us death when we are hale and hearty?
What is the role of paramatma in atom, in contrast to paramatma in living entities who guides according to desires?
Does Pitraloka change for different people?
Where is the Hare Krishna mahamantra mentioned in the Vedic scriptures?
What is the difference between a woman’s love for a paramour and the gopis’ love for Krishna?
Introduction to Philosophy 2: Overview of Western Intellectual History
What exactly is shakti-tattva? How do we understand the conjugal activities of Shiva-Parvati?
Who is Narayana? What is the difference between Krishna and Narayana?
As only pure devotees are promoted to the spiritual world, why are doorkeepers needed there?
What is the need for marriage between devotees in Vaikuntha?
Why do we not celebrate the apperances of avataras like Matsya, Kurma and Varaha?
Are the characteristics of the child determined by the soul’s own karma or the consciousness of the parents at the time of conception?
How do the Brahmavadis conceive the forms of the Lord?
Can corruption be eliminated from human society completely or will it continue till the time of judgement?
Introduction to Philosophy 1: 6 Systems of Indian Philosophy
Why is Lord Chaitanya not accepted as Lord Krishna by other sampradayas?
Is Vishnu a primary name or a secondary name?
Is putting faith in Krishna consciousness like leaping across a chasm with nothing more than the hope that we will make it to the other side?
Will our svarupa stay vacant if we start worshiping some other form of the Lord?
How is the Supersoul in the heart different from the Lord in every atom?
Do all incarnations have spiritual bodies?
Why should large amounts of money be spend on temples and Deities?
Why is prana-pratistha needed when the photo of Krishna is non-different from Krishna?
Why does Krishna love the brahmanas more than other varnas?
Is there any pleasure in the Brahmajoyati ?.
How can we know whether someone is following parampara?
What is the meaning of lila or pastimes? Can our activities also be called lila?
Are possessions by the goddess genuine?
Why did the Lord make us with the nature to love and serve?
Do all incarnations appear in India?
Is the guru-disciple relationship eternal?
How can God be happy when we are suffering?
Do different Brahmas have different lifespans?
How to understand Krsna is non-different from His Name?
Did the demons’ residing places change over the ages from different planets in Satya Yuga and same heart in Kali Yuga?
Does God really helps when we are in need?.
Why is God not humble?
What is it actually preserved when someone falls down in spirtual life?
Doesn’t faith in God express the rejection of our human intelligence?
Why does God use second-hand souls?
Why is Krishna considered Supreme among all gods?
Is seeing Krishna’s hand in everything just a psychological adjustment?
Do all activities other than spiritual fall under eating, sleeping, mating and defending?
How does one find the right path to attain peace?
If God is present everywhere, is he present in stool?
How can God be chanchal (restless)?
How does the soul fall from the spiritual world? What is the guarantee that we won’t fall again?
Why did God create the forbidden apple?
How can knowing Krishna as the proprietor, enjoyer and benefactor bring us peace?
Is it a sin to not like the holy name sung by professional singers?
Is work Worship?
Why is the Shambhu aspect of Lord Shiva glorified as the topmost devotee?
What is the source of variety in spiritual world?
What is the difference between part and separated energy?
Why is Krishna blue?
God proposes, Man Accepts
Can Animals Perceive God? – Discover Yourself Session 3 Explanation
God Answers Knee-mail
Is there any difference between praying and chanting?
Is worshiping deities sinful?
Idol Worship or Ideal Worship?
If Krishna’s body is spiritual, then how can it get cut?
Why doesn’t Krishna let us enjoy in the material world?
What is a plenary portion of Lord Krishna?
Is the conception of male & female in this world and spiritual world different?
Why does Krishna stop us from enjoying when he himself enjoys so much?
What is the position of Lord Shiva?
Why use material analogies to illustrate spiritual truths?
How can the unlimited have a form?
Why is it so difficult to know God?
Is God Omnipotent, Omniscient or both?
Why does God demand faith?
Why does the Vedic tradition emphasize divine sound so much?
Can Spirituality solve World Problems?
Why to Approach God?
Is God a Crutch?
Did man make God?
If God exists, why can’t we see him?
Does the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra do any practical good for the world?
Are the words dharma and religion synonyms?
Isn’t chanting an act of blind faith?
What is the Vedic perspective on the current agitation against corruption?
If there is only one God, then why do different spiritualists have differing conceptions of the divine?
Why do you consider Krishna to be God?
When God is one, why does the Vedic tradition teach polytheism – the worship of many gods?
If God is supreme, why does he need weapons?
If God has designed our world, then why is there so much suffering here?
Is Krishna mythological or historical?
Why is some food considered sacred?
Is Deity worship for less intelligent people?
What is the significance of the aarti performed in temples?
What is the purpose of life?
Why is Vedic philosophy pessimistic?
Who is God?
Can God make a square circle?
The Spiritual Scientist