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What is the bhakti perspective on feminism – not the man-bashing extreme feminism, but the equal opportunity for women feminism?
Should one take saffron only when one is convinced that Krishna is God?
Were kshatriyas allowed to eat meat in Vedic culture?
Why does Ayurveda prescribe medicines with non-veg ingredients when meat is forbidden in Vedic culture?
Can food with onion and garlic be offered to Krishna during emergencies?
How should we respond when sacred characters from our tradition are criticized?
Isnt the Pandavas’ killing their own relatives over a property dispute immoral?
Are Radharani and Lakshmi devi the same person?
What is the reason for shaving the head at Tirupati?
Can one go back home back to godhead by practicing Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and Judaism?
Can devotees kill snakes and scorpions?
How is the Western world having its necessities despite not performing any sacrifices?
How can we understand that we are servants of Krishna – Hindi?
How can we grow spiritually when we have to serve demanding people – Hindi?
When we chant, why does our mind get distracted – Hindi?
Our mind is our enemy – how can we control it – Hindi?
What is Karma? Is kartavya and karma same? As a student what are my karma and kartavya? – Hindi
How can we avoid becoming disheartened on failing to give up bad habits – Hindi?
Can thinking positively create a brighter future?
If a butcher is following their employer, as a soldier might follow a king, why does the butcher get karma, but the soldier doesn’t?
Those eighteen days(18)
How can we distribute our time between hearing and chanting?
How can we increase our determination for waking up in the morning?
Do the modes come from Krishna or from prakriti?
Why does God not answer our prayers? (PK answered 5)
Bhagavad Gita Introduction
What is the relationship between Maya and the Three Modes of Nature?
When natural calamities disrupt our lives beyond tolerance point, what can we do other than pray?
What are the three modes of material nature?
If bhakti is the conclusion of the Vedas, shouldn;t the Vedas be filled with bhakti?
The Monk’s Podcast (115)
How do we give up bad habits?
What is the difference between a jnani and jnani-yogi?
Seeking Karuna Amidst Corona (3)
How are karma and jnana the cause of material desires?
How can an introvert practice bhakti when it is so social and public?
Are jnana and karma complementary instead of hierarchical?
What does simply living really mean?
Can you explain Brahman and Paramatma realizations in detail?
Is Krishna brahman or parabrahman?
Is ISKCON’s institutionalized structure an import from Christianity?
When everything is destined how can we have free will?
How can we know that the Deity accepts the bhoga when it remains as it is?
Is Deity visarjan required – why?
Why did Bhishma and other elders stay silent when Draupadi was being disrobed?
Why do some bad habits stay on despite our devotional practice – how to deal with them?
Where do we get our individuality from – matter or spirit?
Why does India have such a lofty philosophy and a filthy living conditions?
What is the best way to study shastra in a group with devotees?
Gita key verses course (51)
What is the difference between destiny and free will?
What is the Vedic perspective on euthanasia?
Damodarashtakam – Hindi (2)
Comparing Ramayana and Mahabharata (3)
Gita lite course (5)
Understanding the unborn’s understandings (5)
Do the ends justify the means, as your Mahabharata explanations imply? Won’t that justify terrorism too?
Six limbs of surrender (4)
Vamana pastime analysis (2)
What is the role of vairagya in grihastha life?
How can we differentiate between a dharmika and a fanatic?
Radhashtami meditations – Sita and Radharani – similarities and differences (2)
Analyzing Brahma’s bewilderment (2)
Analyzing Govardhan Lila (2)
How to have loving exchanges (4)
Krishna’s moods in the Bhagavad-gita (3)
Mohini Murti pastime analysis – Hindi (3)
When advice works and when vice works (2)
Responsible Relationships (4)
Demons in Krishna lila 5 – Aghasura – Cruelty and violence
Ramayana Phoenix Fall 2018 (4)
Diwali meditations (6)
Developing service attitude (2)
From sentimentalism to sentiment – FEEL acronym (2)
When the source of liberation becomes the source of illusion (2)
How to transform our heart (2)
When life hurts(3)
Demons in krishna-lila (6)
Demons in krishna-lila 1 – How the metaphorical points to the transcendental and how Putana represents false guru
Overcoming negative emotions, Wisconsin, 2018 (2)
Understanding rasa-lila (8)
Spiritual Seekers Retreat (4)
How did you come to Krishna consciousness – Hindi?
What is the difference between the mind and the intelligence – Hindi?
Gita Verse by Verse (512)
Bhakti Shastri – Sri Isopanisad (22)
Bhakti Shastri (153) Nectar of Devotion Chapter 02 & 03
Bhakti Shastri (152) Nectar of Devotion Chapter 01
Bhakti Shastri (151) Nectar of Devotion Introduction & Chapter 01
Bhakti Shastri (150) Nectar of Devotion Preface & Introduction
Bhakti Shastri (125) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Text 14 to 18
Bhakti Shastri (120) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 Text 12 to 19
Bhakti Shastri (112) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Text 32 to 35
Bhakti Shastri (111) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Text 17 to 31
Bhakti Shastri (110) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Text 05 to 17
Bhakti Shastri (109) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Text 38 to Chapter 11 Text 04
Bhakti Shastri (108) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Text 27 to 37
Bhakti Shastri (107) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Text 19 to 26
Bhakti Shastri (106) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Text 12 to 18
Bhakti Shastri (105) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Text 08 to 11
Bhakti Shastri (103) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 31 to 34
Bhakti Shastri (102) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 29 to 31
Bhakti Shastri (101) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 22 to 28
Bhakti Shastri (100) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 15 to 21
Bhakti Shastri (099) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 11 to 14
Bhakti Shastri (098) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 03 to 10
Bhakti Shastri (097) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 01 to 02
Bhakti Shastri (096) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 08 Text 23 to 28
Bhakti Shastri (095) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 08 Text 14 to 22
Bhakti Shastri (094) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 08 Text 08 to 13
Bhakti Shastri (093) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 08 Text 01 to 07
Bhakti Shastri (092) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07 Text 25 to 30
Bhakti Shastri (091) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07 Text 19 to 24
Bhakti Shastri (090) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07 Text 13 to 18
Bhakti Shastri (088) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07 Text 02 to 07
Bhakti Shastri (086) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 37 to 45
Bhakti Shastri (084) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 24 to 32
Bhakti Shastri (083) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 18 to 23
Bhakti Shastri (082) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 14 to 18
Bhakti Shastri (081) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 08 to 14
Bhakti Shastri (080) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06 Text 01 to 08
Bhakti Shastri (079) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05 Text 25 to 29
Bhakti Shastri (078) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05 Text 19 to 24
Bhakti Shastri (077) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05 Text 15 to 18
Bhakti Shastri (076) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05 Text 08 to 14
Bhakti Shastri (075) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05 Text 01 to 07
Bhakti Shastri (074) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 38 to 42
Bhakti Shastri (073) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 34 to 38
Bhakti Shastri (072) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 24 to 33
Bhakti Shastri (070) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 11 to 13
Bhakti Shastri (069) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 07 to 10
Bhakti Shastri (068) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04 Text 01 to 06
Bhakti Shastri (067) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 40 to 43
Bhakti Shastri (066) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 37 to 40
Bhakti Shastri (065) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 33 to 36
Bhakti Shastri (064) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 27 to 32
Bhakti Shastri (063) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 21 to 26
Bhakti Shastri (062) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 14 to 19
Bhakti Shastri (061) – Bhagavad Gita 03 Text 10 to 13
Bhakti Shastri (060) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 03 to 09
Bhakti Shastri (059) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 71 To Chapter 03 Text 03
Bhakti Shastri (053) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 29 to 37
Bhakti Shastri (052) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 22 to 28
Bhakti Shastri (051) Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 18 to 21
Bhakti Shastri (050) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 13 to 17
Bhakti Shastri (048) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 Text 01 to 05
Bhakti Shastri (047) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 Text 37 to 46
Bhakti Shastri (046) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 Text 26 to 36
Bhakti Shastri (045) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 Text 15 to 25
Bhakti Shastri (044) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 Text 08 to 14
Bhakti Shastri (043) – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 Verse 01 to 07
Bhakti Shastri (041) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 11
Bhakti Shastri (040) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 10
Bhakti Shastri (039) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 9
Bhakti Shastri (038) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 8
Bhakti Shastri (037) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 7
Bhakti Shastri (036) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 6
Bhakti Shastri (035) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 5, Part 2
Bhakti Shastri (034) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 5, Part 1
Bhakti Shastri (033) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 4, Part 2
Bhakti Shastri (032) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 4, Part 1
Bhakti Shastri (031) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 3, Part 3
Bhakti Shastri (030) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 3, Part 2
Bhakti Shastri (029) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 3, Part 1
Bhakti Shastri (028) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 2, Part 3
Bhakti Shastri (027) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 2, Part 2
Bhakti Shastri (026) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 2, Part 1
Bhakti Shastri (025) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 1, Part 2
Bhakti Shastri (024) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 1, Part 1
Bhakti Shastri (023) – Preface and overview of The Nectar of Instruction
Bhakti Shastri (022) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 18
Bhakti Shastri (021) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 17
Bhakti Shastri (020) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 16
Bhakti Shastri (019) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 15
Bhakti Shastri (018) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 14
Bhakti Shastri (017) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 13 (Part 02)
Bhakti Shastri (016) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 13 (Part 01)
Bhakti Shastri (015) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 12 (Part 02)
Bhakti Shastri (014) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 12 (Part 01)
Bhakti Shastri (013) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 11
Bhakti Shastri (012) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 10
Bhakti Shastri (011) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 09
Bhakti Shastri (010) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 08
Bhakti Shastri (009) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 07
Bhakti Shastri (008) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 06
Bhakti Shastri (007) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 05
Bhakti Shastri (006) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 04
Bhakti Shastri (005) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 03
Bhakti Shastri (004) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 02
Bhakti Shastri (003) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 01
Bhakti Shastri (002) – Sri Isopanisad Invocation
Bhakti Shastri (001) – Sri Isopanisad – Introduction
Is Lord Chaitanya’s lila too elevated for general people?
The highest study in the land of higher studies (Reflections on my US trip 2015) – Part 1
Is bhakti as rasa a contemporary presentation at Lord Chaitanya’s times or an eternal truth?
Can a devotee do karma-kandi rituals for earning a living?
Did the presentation of bhakti evolve or even its definition evolve over time?
How can we avoid comparing ourselves with others while living in a comparing culture?
How can we avoid moroseness caused by repeatedly falling for sense gratification?
How can we serve according to our nature within an institutional setup?
How can we understand that Krishna’s form is transcendental?
How are the Bhagavatam’s cantos named?
Animals threaten each other the way humans do – how are humans more threatened?
Are Krishna bhaktas outside ISKCON at the neophyte stage?
How does fasting on Ekadashi increase our love for Krishna?
How can knowledge alone free us from karmic bondage, as Gita 4.14 says?
Is a person in Krishna consciousness transcendental to varnashrama?
How can we develop the contradictory qualities of enthusiasm and patience?
How has surrender in Gita 2.7 changed Arjuna’s consciousness when he expresses the same sentiment in 1.35 and 2.8?
How was Sanjay able to see the Universal Form without being given special eyes by Krishna?
Does the fact that religious knowledge doesn’t grow like scientific knowledge prove its irrelevance?
Do the differences in various religions’ conceptions of God prove his non-existence?
Isnt fear of entanglement in grihastha life desirable?
Is the quote about Macaulay systematically planning to destroy Indias glorious education and culture false?
If a devotee commits suicide, will he become a ghost? What can his relatives do for him?
Doesn’t ISKCON’s rule to glorify Srila Prabhupada and not one’s guru go against Vedic culture of glorifying one’s guru?
Is Krishna’s coming only once in Brahma’s day mean that he is partial?
How can we ensure that we apply what we learn?
After completing brahmachari training, how to overcome fear of entanglement while entering grihastha ashrama?
If a famous person is dying and people pray for his longevity what is the Vedic perspective on it?
If something is destined, then will it not happen even if we don’t endeavor?
Can devotees perform Satyna-Narayan puja?
Is it hypocrisy to kill animals for getting yoga-seat while claiming to be a vegetarian?
Is the idea of focusing on material life instead of spiritual life a deviation from Prabhupadas teachings?
In Bhagavatam canto 2, what is the relation between Parikshitas question and Brahmas listing various avataras?
In yugas when Krishna doesnt descend which avatar descend?
In Gita 13.24 why does Krishna say that he has spoken about the modes when he hasn’t spoken about them?
What to when the mind despite our devotional practices gets caught in something?
Are ISKCON devotees CIA agents?
Are the nine items of devotional service progressive?
What is the Vedic perspective on panpsychism?
Are sakhyam from nine items of devotional service and sakhya from the five rasas related?
What is the role of creativity in goodness?
How can we remember Krishna constantly in a passionate company environment?
The Deity has form but the holy name doesn’t – isn’t worshiping both together contradictory?
Does humility mean dishonestly blaming ourselves for things we haven’t done?
What is the difference between humility and inferiority complex?
How do the sages’ austerities produce fire?
Why is Dattatreya described so briefly in the Bhagavatam – what is the significance?
How was Kunti ever truthful when she lied to conceal Bhima’s identity?
Why was there ajnata vasa in Mahabharata, but not in Ramayana?
Isn’t it material conception of Deity to offer fan or candana when we feel hot in summer?
Is the bead bag to be worshiped like Krishna?
How much is the jurisdiction of our free will?
Are there some Deities that are jagruta?
Is it good to practice bhakti because it teaches us good values?
Is it good to practice bhakti due to our cultural upbringing?
Krishna went to Kubja to satisfy her desires – how to understand?
Is KC also exclusivist because those who don’t accept Krishna’s form are said to be doomed?
How does bhakti compare with vipashana?
How does KC take us inwards when it involves many external activities?
When thinking is done by the soul, how can our thoughts be material?
When infinity is an attribute of Bhagavan, how can he manifest in a finite form?
When matter is indestructible what’s wrong with attraction to material forms?
Why are we attracted towards forms and not attracted towards Krishna’s forms?
Aren’t those who doubt whether Deities can perform miracles faithless skeptics?
Does seeing natural laws instead of Deities’ reciprocation amount to shallow Krishna consciousness?
Why are personalists better than impersonalists? What is the destination of impersonalist?
Why did the Pandavas blindly follow Kunti’s uninformed words to share Draupadi?
What are ISKCON’s views on adoption, in-vitro fertilization and surrogacy?
Should a devotee cardiac surgeon avoid doing angioplasty because it uses an animal product injection?
If soul doesn’t need food, why is cooking needed in the spiritual world?
Should we be humble with nondevotees who may exploit us?
Do mental, emotional and psychological refer to the same thing?
How do we understand the statement that women are less intelligent?
Even after practicing bhakti why do we still have worldly desires?
When a ghost possesses a person, how do two souls function in the same body?
Does a science student need to give up all faith in science for practicing bhakti?
How can we overcome loneliness?
Does God play dice with the universe?
How can I serve with someone who doesn’t like me?
If science just uses pre-existing mechanisms how does that apply to computer codes and programs?
Does scripture have mathematical equation for relativity?
Can yoga be copyrighted?
Is yoga a cure-all?
Can there be something called Christian yoga?
Is yoga Hindu or not?
If God’s will is the universal cause for everything, why do some events such as quakes that happen only at specific places?
When heavenly residents have subtle bodies dont all bodies contain all elements?
When doctors find treatments nature endows germs with resistance to medicies – why?
When likings are relative to species, what’s wrong with a hog’s attraction to stool?
How do we differentiate between the mind and the intelligence when the mind can also speak good things?
How can we use emotional intelligence to manage our relationships?
As we will become attached to services we like should we also take services we dont like?
Does the soul’s composition change from the material world to the spiritual world?
How can the soul carry subtle elements from one body to another?
When the Supersoul is with the soul how can it be covered by the material energy?
Do elderly people in the spiritual world remain eternally elderly?
Should we seek financial security first so that we can focus more on bhakti later?
How do we differentiate between sentimental practice of bhakti and sentiments coming from bhakti?
How can following rules lead to developing of spontaneous love?
Should we seek satisfaction by serving according to our nature of sacrifice by doing whatever we are told to do?
Are Prabhupada’s standards being diluted by, say, singing mahamantra in Bollywood song tune?
How can I overcome confusion about which spiritual master to choose?
Is work worship?
What is the relationship between intelligence and consciousness?
If even sinful devotees are considered saintly should we not look for trustworthiness in relating with devotees?
If descending to lower species is the greatest fear why does Bhaktivinoda T not fear an insect birth?
If morality can be developed without religion, will religion become redundant?
How does the reconditioning of the soul from one body to another happen?
Can working devotee-mothers send their children to child care?
Do the Vedas already contain a Theory of Everything?
Hasn’t Stephen Hawking already come up with a Theory of Everything?
Can’t scientists experiment about origins using Large Hadron Collider?
Are abnormal behaviors caused by nervous breakdowns or by ghosts?
If the soul is eternal why does it need food?
Should we work without worrying about result or work for Krishna?
Why does Prabhupada give Sanskrit word-to-word translations that aren not found in Sanskrit dictionaries?
Is it ok to savor the good feelings we get while practicing bhakti?
If the number of our breaths is fixed do exercises that accelerate our breathing decrease our lifespan?
How can we stay busy in Krishna consciousness?
How to avoid boredom while hearing the same points being repeated in classes?
In Gita 3.1 what does intelligence and fruitive work refer to?
How should we pray in front of the Deities?
How do we know whether we are accepting and rejecting while surrendering based on the mind or the intelligence?
Why are the Bhagavatam’s and science’s conceptions of the universe so different?
If time is an independent reality why do different people perceive it differently?
If time moves only forward how do we explain hypnotic regression?
How important are close relationships with devotees?
How can we prevent ability from making us proud?
How can brahmacharis avoid feeling superior to grihasthas?
Is mathematics a source of absolute knowledge as its concepts are not dependent on imperfect senses?
Is science not needed to help people see the truth of Vedas as people want practical proofs that science can offer?
Is thinking only about God and not at all about the world not a restriction of the mind?
Is scripture inferior to science because scriptural knowledge is not verifiable by experiments?
In the name of not worrying, how can we avoid becoming irresponsible?
Can we program our mind for achieving success?
Why is pleasure easily accessible in material life but not in spiritual life?
How can we avoid becoming proud on getting a position of power?
Science proves its faith as factual by experiment – so isn’t it a preferable way of gaining knowledge?
How do we deal with faultfinding mentality wrt uncleanliness among our loved ones?
Despite having so many time-saving devices, why do we not have time?
How can we manage our relations with nondevotee family members?
Do all paths lead to the same goal?
How do we get rid of the propensity to want to prove our greatness to the world?
Why not accept nature as God and do social service without becoming religious?
How do we know there is life after death?
How can we give up addictions so that we can practice bhakti?
How do the modes affect our intelligence’s capacity to choose our emotions?
How do we deal with emotions of others – friends, relatives and devotees?
How do we deal with the inner conflict created by having within us both dharmic knowledge and worldly emotions?
When subtle body evolves from nonhuman body to human body, is it right to say that the only evolution is spiritual not material?
If someone doesn’t have a photographic memory, is that injustice or does it mean he is meant to excel in some field that doesn’t require such a memory?
If someone doesnt have a photographic memory is that injustice or does it mean he is meant to excel in some field that doesnt require such a memory?
How can we increase nama-ruchi?
How can we serve according to our nature when knowing our nature takes time?
Why does the world offer more wrong options than right options?
Should we force our teenage children to take to bhakti or leave it to Krishna’s will?
When people say we don’t care about next life karmic consequences how should we preach to them?
Why did God give us free will when he knew we could misuse it?
How do we reconcile science and spirituality when they are contradictory?
How can we continue in bhakti when our faith in devotees is shaken?
How can we avoid pride while doing service?
We feel more eager to read news than scripture – what to do?
How can we strengthen our faith in Krishna amidst difficulties?
Why do both Krishna and Lord Chaitanya appear in Vaivasvata Manu’s period?
Do those who live in Vrindavan live on the lap of Krishna?
Why does mantra chanting calm the dying?
Is there a relationship between mantra chanting and physical healing?
Can mantra chanting help us to access all the knowledge that was known to humanity in the past?
How does mantra singing help in emotional healing?
As qualities in goodness are favorable to bhakti should devotees try to cultivate them?
Have all devotees already practiced yoga, jnana, tapa and all such processes for transcendence?
What is the effect of hearing rasa-lila pastimes with mundane intentions?
Will accepting reincarnation make people more lazy or more responsible?
Can an OBE be repeated and experimented upon?
Are there any scientifically verified cases of past-life memories?
Are there any NDEs that conclusively prove the existence of the soul?
How do we counter the explanation of NDEs as mind-body split?
What are the proofs for reincarnation accepted by mainstream scientists?
Cant past-life memories be coincidences among the earth’s eight billion people’s stories?
Why do people consider the Bhagavatam’s history to be mythological?
How do we deal with the material-spiritual conflict in our heart?
How can we make the effect of hearing last for long?
Do devotees have to give up humor?
How can we face problems caused by others without falling for the blame game?
Does Krishna’s not being able to remember the Gita later in the Mahabharata prove that some higher being spoke the Gita through him?
When chanting is so simple why do we feel so lazy – how can we chant constantly?
How should we see unbrahminical behavior of brahman-initiated devotees?
As advanced spiritualists have no material desires, do they get no dreams while sleeping?
If tamasic people are attracted to ghastly worshipable forms, then are those who worship Narasimha tamasic?
Why is Rama Navmi fast broken in some temples with grains and in others without grains?
Is Christianity Mayavada because many Christians consider Jesus to be God?
How can karma such as fighting in army be spiritualized?
What does “avyakta” mean in the Gita’s eighth chapter?
How can we work for Krishna and avoid contaminating association in our workplaces?
When Upadeshamrita is for seekers, why does it start by telling who can become a guru?
How are other rasas higher than shanta rasa?
In what sense is the Brihad Aranyaka Upansihad before the Ishopanishad?
How can the finite soul experience infinite happiness?
Which is the best way to read scripture?
Why is the irreligious West prosperous and religious India poor?
Is pain is caused by bodily attachment, how can painkillers stop the pain?
Is anand present in the cit aspect of the Absolute Truth too?
How is Krishna attained by doing duty – doesn’t one need to rise to love for him?
How does mastery in yajna lead to Krishna consciousness?
As Krishna is the ultimate beneficiary, is devata prasad also Krishna-prasad?
If yajnas are not done will there be no rains?
What is the destination of those who take devatas’ prasad?
If brahmajyoti is nondifferent from Krishna, as is his holy name, what’s wrong with meditating on brahmajyoti?
Why do Hindus worship ghastly gods with skulls?
Is Jesus the only way to God and Hinduism the lie of the Devil?
If Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, why are Hindus so poor?
Is God too big to be contained in a picture?
Does the system of karma and rebirth imply that there is no forgiveness?
Is super-consciousness the same as Krishna consciousness?
If Krishna acts exemplarily why did he perform rasa-lila?
Why did Dhirtarashtra ask for eyes to see the universal form but refuse the eyes to see the Kurukshetra war?
Why are Krishna and Arjuna both referred by the name Jishnu?
Are the names Ramayana and Narayana related?
When Lord Shiva is the destroyer why is he considered auspicious?
Was Drona a pure devotee? Was he a spiritual teacher?
Why are the Gita’s first and last chapters of Krishna’s instructions its longest chapters?
What do the terms karya karana kartrtva adhyatma adhibhuta and adhiyajna in SB 2.5.19 mean?
Why does Prabhupada say in Gita 2.38p that sankhya doesn’t refer to and does refer to the Bhagavatam’s sankhya?
Whose Sankhya is the authorized Sankhya – the sage Kapila’s or of the avatara Kapila’s?
How is internal cleanliness a bodily austerity?
What is the difference between austerity and penance?
How can we ensure that our words of correction act as scalpels, not axes?
How can devotees avoid getting deviated to the heavenly planets?
How could a brahmana be so illiterate as to to not be able to read the Gita?
Which are the important commentaries on the Gita?
Why are there so many commentaries on the Gita?
What does “our senses are meant for Krishna’s satisfaction” mean?
What is the difference between doubt and curiosity?
What can we do in a relationship when the other person doesn’t want clarification?
When we don’t get any reciprocation despite calling Krishna earnestly for long, what can we do?
What is the difference between goodness and pure goodness?
How does marriage change sex from wrong to right?
What exactly was Bharata Maharaj’s mistake?
How could Bharata Maharaj have become attached to a deer after renouncing the world?
How can we overcome our ego?
What does it mean to not take credit for the things we do?
When neither yajnik-brahmanis nor their husbands get Krishna’s shelter, what is the point of that pastime?
Why is Vritrasura portrayed as a demon in the Rig-Veda and as a devotee in the Bhagavatam?
Why does Jiva Goswami deem Bhagavatam 2.2.37 the book’s phala-shruti?
How can we avoid getting lost in the many conversations in the Bhagavatam?
What is the difference between energies in Gita chp 7 and potencies in chp 9?
Are the Vedas actually ambiguous or just nonspecific about ultimate purpose?
What is the difference between giving up action and renunciation in Gita 3.4?
If we have devotional intention do we still get karmic reactions for incidental sins?
Did others apart from Arjuna see Krishna’s universal form?
How does the material body become spiritualized by bhakti?
Is it hypocritical to criticize others for faults we ourselves have?
Is the notion of time – of past, present, future – an illusion?
What is the rasa-abhasa in chanting “nitai gaur radhe shyam” mantra?
What is the position of bhakti teachers not connected with the four sampradayas?
Is doing sadhana bhakti in vatsalya bhava sahajiyaism?
Is Vallbha Bhatta of CC same as Vallabhacharya?
Is Vallabhacharya Krishna or devotee of Krishna?
What is time – Is there no time in the spiritual world?
What exactly is humility – how do we develop it in bhakti?
Why did Hanuman not defeat Vali?
Is the Sakshi-Gopal pastime mundane with a brahmana using God to futher his marriage?
Should I postpone my sadhana bhakti to focus on college studies?
How can I protect my bhakti from bad association in college?
How was sati meant for spiritual cultivation?
Should devotees read news?
Was sati suicide or murder?
When the world is Maya, why not just renounce it?
Why do serious devotees sometimes die prematurely?
Which is more helpful on the spiritual path – intelligence or inclination?
Should we eat as less as possible or eat to stay healthy for serving Krishna?
Can only those who don’t break brahmchari-vrata attain the kingdom of God?
Why is Bhagavatam 2.6 called the Purusha-Sukta confirmed?
Are dharma, artha, kama and moksha to be pursued sequentially or simultaneously?
Is time travel into the past possible?
On seeing the Pandavas forces why does Duryodhana approach Drona not Bhishma?
Is diversity the DNA of Hinduism?
How can devotees face anxieties caused by worldly threats like crimes?
Why does Krishnadas KG in CC offer obeisances to his readers?
Is surrendering to God fatalistic?
Did Arjuna know Krishna’s supreme position in the Gita’s first chapter?
Why did Lord Chaitanya perform shraddha?
Could Krishna not convince Arjuna with philosophy alone and so he displayed the Universal Form?
How does Schrodinger’s cat paradox point to consciousness’ reality?
How could Bhima drink Dushashana’s blood?
Is the religionist’s God different from the philosopher’s God?
Did Bhima kill Duryodhana or just wound him?
Do sadhaka-devotees also become free all worldly obligations?
How does the Vedic rule of “no reactions in killing aggressors” apply today?
Is identifying according to our nature false ego?
Is sex pleasure due to hormones or mental imagination?
What does om mean?
If we do someone else’s work well, then is that work is our nature?
Is Prabhupada’s usage of “Thou shall not kill” to meat-eating an out-of-context application?
What causes inferiority complex?
Will banning beef lead to economic problems?
Is applying material science to spiritual things wrong?
Do devotees who commit suicide become ghosts?
Are all attractive things good for devotees of the all-attractive?
Doesn’t population growth disprove reincarnation?
How do we understand different devotees interpreting the moisture on the Pancha Tattva Deities differently?
Who created God?
Can’t all miracles be ascribed to natural causes?
How do we understand contradictions in scriptures?
How is shabda-pramana free from four defects?
How can we best present the Gita to intellectuals who feel Prabhupada’s Gita is too devotional?
Why does Prabhupada say that Haridasa Thakura is superior to Lord Shiva?
What exactly is false ego and true ego?
Did the Pancha Tattva Deities shed tears of ecstasy due to the ecstatic kirtan mela?
Why does God let some people be atheists?
Will soldiers who fight in today’s wars be doing vikarma?
Is simplicity and non-duplicity the same as humility or truthfulness?
Do sampradayas other than 4 Vaishnava sampradayas also have divine origin?
Did the Gita originally have 745 verses?
Why do ISKCON devotees pronounce Sanskrit words differently from traditional pronunciations?
Ishopanishad says God’s body has no veins, whereas SB says rivers are the veins of Virat rupa – how to reconcile?
Does Krishna consider Arjuna’s concerns about destruction of family meaningless?
What is the Vedic perspective on organ donation?
Does the Gita offer spiritual solution to spiritual problem or to material problem?
Krishna rewards according to surrender, but Lord Chaitanya sees no qualification. How to reconcile?
How can we know which things increase our doubt and which increase our faith?
Do neophyte devotees also represent Krishna? How?
Is the mind always our enemy?
When we get answers to doubts about which we pray, should we see those answers as Krishna’s reciprocation?
Is the Absolute Truth just a stream of consciousness for jnanis and a Person for bhaktas?
If smriti is compiled by sages, how can we know that it is free from the four defects?
When Ajamila chanted with the wrong conception, why did Vishnutas come?
What is the result of chanting the names of godmen who have the name of God?
Does upasana kanda contain things other than bhakti?
Are Gita and Bhagavatam meant for less intelligent people because they are parts of smriti?
When Vedas are said to be superior to pratyaksha and anumana, which meaning of Veda is used?
Can you give an example of unnecessarily provocative presentation of apara-vidya that we should avoid?
How can we give people initial faith so that they can practice para-vidya and experience its potency?
Why did Bhishma in his previous life as Vasu steal Vashistha’s cow?
Why does Arjuna brag that he is greater than Dwarkavasis in the brahmana son’s stealing pastime?
Why is the same story told differently in different scriptures?
If sensory knowledge is defective, why do we use it to refute atheistic theories?
In the three scopes of meanings of the word Veda, which meaning is used by the Vedas themselves?
When Bhagavatam is the commentary on Vedanta-sutra, why do Advaitins still study Vedanta-sutra
Does achintyabhedabheda harmonize dvaita & advaita – or fall in the dvaita category?
Is Krishna’s reference to Arjuna as Bharata spiritual because the Bharata dynasty is filled with liberated souls?
If Krishna addresses Arjuna as per the bodily conception, does it mean that Krishna is in the bodily conception?
If a senior devotee asks me to take up a major service that he himself is not good at, should I follow him?
As varna means color, is varnashrama based on bodily color?
How can we help a dying relative attain emotional closure with an unforgiving relative?
Does fear take people towards God or away from him?
Is speaking to new people about Krishna the ninth offense to the holy name?
Does the improbability of extra-terrestrial life support more the Christian conception of God than the Vedic conception?
Are rituals wrong numbers to God? (PK QA 1)
How can we best help a relative who is near death?
As neophytes can’t understand tattva and rasa accurately, isn’t it better to consider Krishna-lila depictions as literal and not artistic?
Won’t atheists use the concept of artistic license in depciting Krishna-lila to say that his supernatural pastimes are poetic exaggerations?
Should conversions be banned in India?
What is the difference between faith and blind faith? (PK answered 27)
Are different religions like different companies with their gods as their product? (PK answered 26)
Are the gods of different religions different? (PK answered 25)
How can God who is unlimited appear as a limited stone image? (PK answered 24)
Does a stone smeared with turmeric become God? (PK answered 23)
Is PK an anti-Hindu movie? (PK answered 22)
Are we meant to not ask questions in matters of faith? (PK answered 21)
Is ISKCON misappropriating sanatana-dharma?
Is dharma same as religion?
If God has given scripture, then which scripture and to whom?
If scripture is given by God, why is it not visible to a newborn child?
Aren’t Hindu teachers by refuting PK unnecessarily promoting it?
Why waste milk on God’s image when his children are starving? (PK answered 20)
How can worshiping a cow get a person a job? (PK answered 19)
If God has a plan for everything, does chanting mantras for getting something change his plan? (PK answered 18)
Why do religious teachers threaten people with fear of future punishment? (PK Answered 17)
Why does God like flattery? (PK answered 16)
When God is all-powerful, why do religionists need to protect him and for that attack others? (PK answered 15)
Why does God favor the wealthy by letting them bypass the queues in temples? (PK answered 14)
Does God respond more to our prayers when we worship him in a bigger murti? (Pk answered 13)
If God can hear our prayers directly, why do we need to pray to a murti? (PK answerd 12)
Is going to temple due to fear cowardice? (PK answered 11)
Is religion a business run by godmen to exploit people’s fears? (PK answered 10)
Why do different religions have different rituals? (PK answered 9)
Why aren’t we born with our religion stamped on our body? (PK answered 8)
Is religion made by man or by God? (PK answered 7)
Why would God want his children to roll on the ground to come to him? (PK answered 6)
Do fearful people go to temples? (PK answered 4)
Are rituals wrong numbers for calling God? (PK answered 3)
Is the god who made us completely unknowable to us? (PK answered 2)
Are there two gods – the god who made us and the god whom we made? (PK answered 1)
Does God like atheists more than religionists because atheists don’t kill children?
Was Arjuna aware of the soul’s existence before hearing the Gita?
What is artistic license and how can it be used in devotional dramas?
In SB 1.2.7 if the knowledge is acquired through devotion how is it causeless?
In SB 1.2.2 what does the trees’ echoing Vyasadeva’s call to Shukadeva mean?
In NoI 8 why is kirtanam mentioned separately from engaging the tongue?
Is there any difference between urges and feelings?
What feelings do impersonalists experience – material or spiritual?
What does it mean to see Krishna everywhere?
What exactly is the point of the nivrtta tarshair (SB 10.01.04) verse?
Why would Prabhupada quote inauthentic books like the Aquarian Gospel?
To practice bhakti strictly is it better to be fanatical?
How do we help people hurt by insensitive behavior of devotees?
Do we learn shastra by studying more or serving more?
If we dont understand something in the Gita should we re-read it till we understand before going ahead?
What is the joking referred to in Gita 1.25 purport?
How can we use gadgets in bhakti without becoming attached?
If six systems of philosophy are progressive why are they contradictory?
If the Gita is contextual, why is it considered such an important scripture?
Is death alone away from loved ones successful death?
Isn’t forcing ourselves to thank God for bad things self-repression?
Does bhakti make us unambitious?
Was Mirabai greater than Jiva Goswami because she saw beyond bodily gender?
Is Modi anti-secular in giving the Gita to other heads of state?
Is the Gita a religious book or a secular book?
Is secularism against the Vedic tradition?
Why does Gita 7.25 use yoga-maya instead of maha-maya?
Does the Gita ask Arjuna to choose job over family?
Should prostitution be legalized in India?
What are the consequences of sin?
Why is every sin ultimately a sin against God?
What does it mean to be free from sin?
What does it mean to be a slave to sin?
How can I overcome a habitual sin?
Why do we sin?
Are all sins equal to God?
Do parents suffer the sins of their children?
Are children punished for the sins of their parents?
How can I know if something is a sin?
What is the definition of sin?
Is caffeine addiction a sin?
Is it ever right to lie?
Is joking a sin?
How is Mayavada offensive?
How is chanting in the washroom not an offense to the holy name?
When chanting requires mind control, why do we say that chanting leads to mind control?
Where does people’s evil tendency come from?
Could God have prevented the Holocaust?
Who is responsible for the Holocaust – Hitler or the Jews’ karma?
Why does God not protect his devotees today like he protected Prahlad?
When we don’t know what past-life karma caused our present suffering how do we learn?
Are only Indian breed cows go mata?
When God doesn’t conjure tricks can he be considered a magician?
When God doesn’t need to do research, can he be considered a scientist?
Was Bhishma an impersonalist – he refers to Krishna in the third person not the second person?
What is the difference between spiritual, transcendental and devotional?
Where exactly is the pleasure of sex: in our mind, in our body’s hormonal secretion or in the other person’s body?
What leads to spirtual advancement – taking more responsibility in service or doing more chanting?
Should we stop voting in elections because no political party stops sinful activities?
Is God a scientist or a magician?
What are phantom limbs – how do they prove the soul’s existence?
Is the God of the Abrahamic traditions the same as the God of the Vedic tradition?
Will devotional service free us from a painful disorder?
Does one lose wealth or gain wealth by worshiping Hari?
Is controlling lust forcibly helpful or harmful?
Does God create energy out of nothing?
Why do devotees consult psychologists instead of chanting mahamantra?
Why do you call your site spiritualscientist when there’s not much scientific content?
Does om purnam imply that we should be complete and so we should be Krishna?
How can we share scriptural wisdom in today’s secular government?
Why does Bhishma Panchaka have 4 days this year instead of 5?
Does papa-yonayah in Gita 9.32 refer to a fourth category?
Does Gita 18.56 refer to karma-yoga or bhakti-yoga?
How can a material process karma-yoga grow into the transcendental process bhakti-yoga?
Why do so many people commit suicide?
Science believes in experiments – what does spirituality believe in?
Is karma-yoga superior to jnana-yoga according to the Gita chp 3?
Which dictionary meaning of the word ‘mind’ does the Gita refer to?
What does panentheism mean?
When sex is a fact of life, why be prudish about depicting it in the media?
Does covering our bodies with clothes make us obsessed to see others’ bodies?
Is wearing clothes unnatural as no other species in nature wears clothes?
Do vaishyas have to do brahminical occupation to come to goodness for practicing bhakti?
Why do we counter-push against lower modes and not against goodness?
How do we deal with students who take to KC to escape from studies?
When Arjuna’s chariot was destroyed after the MB war, why does he say in SB “The chariot is the same”?
Are those who come to Krishna even for material benefit mahatmas?
Is the jnani of Gita 7.17 one of the four categories of 7.16?
When Prabhupada’s Gita is so obviously not as it is, how can he call it as it is?
What is the benefit in hearing about Krishna?
How can anyone accept such an antromorphic unscientific mythic conception of God as Krishna
When the gopis were Dandakaranya sages, why does the Bhagavtam say that they had not gone on pilgrimage?
What are the ten principles of godly life mentioned in Gita 16.1-3 purport?
Which other Purana mentions that Bhagavatam is the commentary on the Vedanta Sutra?
Is there any pastime describing how Krishna got his Sudarshan Chakra?
Why does the list of eight siddhis not include garima?
Aren’t Brahmavadis ultimately Mayavadis because they consider the Lord’s form to be temporary?
Is the ability to remember past lives the mercy of the Lord?
How is Krishna consciousness a science?
Can science never prove the existence of God?
Why can’t we remember our past lives?
Can we take charanamrita when curd is forbidden during Chaturmasya?
What is the basis for the classification of scripture as shruti smriti and nyaya?
Did Krishna not have his conchshell before he killed Panchajanya?
Is sensitivity the same as sentimentality?
Is birthday celebration non-Vedic?
How can birthday celebrations be made more traditional and spiritual?
What is the philosophy behind the worship of a pure devotee’s Deity?
Should birthday celebrations for devotees’ children be banned?
Do devotees have to go through Brahman realization to attain Bhagavan realization?
Does varnashrama romanticize, demonize or utilize the world?
Should we just chant more or should we study philosophy more?
Are attempts to interpret ancient Rathas in the Vedas as hi-tech cars misinterpretations of scripture?
When remembrance of Krishna is so sweet, why is it compared to a sword?
Is the love of a mother for her baby Maya?
I study scripture but don’t find it relevant to me. What to do?
Bali M rejects Shukracharya, yet Vamana respects him – Why?
Did Bali M surrender out of devotion or fear of dishonor?
When bhakti can’t be quantified, why have a bhakti shastri course with marks?
What does the CC statement that scripture contains illusory stories mean?
When the word ‘Bhagavan’ is used in scripture for sages and demigods why does Prabhuapda say it should be reserved only for God
Is the doer the ego as Gita 18.58 states or the modes as Gita 3.27 states?
Why does ISKCON have such a negatively sex-obsessed conception of bhakti?
If all equations including those of quantum physics are thoughts of God, why does quantum physics not make sense?
Don’t those who convert by force justify that they are saving others from eternal damnation?
Those converted by force sometimes later become fanatical followers of that religion. How then is such conversion inconsequential?
If we shouldn’t use questionable empirical sources to support scripture, why did Prabhupada do so?
Do women have no varna?
Why does Prabhupada glorify kaitava dharma by talking about how dharma produces artha?
Why do we sometimes act like mad, doing things that we would normally never do?
Isn’t it better to chant extra than to use dama and bheda with the mind?
Is there any major difference between generic lust and specific lust
How does the soul come under the influence of material nature?
How can we approach science by which we can go closer to Krishna?
If heavenly planets exist at a higher level does that mean there exist elements other than the eight elements?
When science is being misused to propagate atheism, isn’t it the responsibility of devotees to counter that by scientific outreach?
Just as a bigger Mahabharata exists in the heavens does a bigger Gita also exist?
Can the conspiracy theory about the moon landing be used to refute the moon mission claims
What is the meaning of the Gita statement about the moon being the most prominent nakshatra?
How do we understand the Puranic statements about the distances of earth moon and sun?
Are Chandraloka and the moon same or different?
If quantum physics is incomprehensible how does it work?
How can devotees staying in the temple be engaged according to their natures?
As we don’t have many commentaries on CC, how can we go deep into it?
When Bhagavatam rejects kaitava dharma why does it talk about Mayavada in many places?
How do we see an acharya’s comments on contemporary issues?
Is scripture not enough to determine the divinity of incarnation – is experience necessary?
Who is the most recent acharya mentioned in the Chaitanya tree in CC?
Are scriptural descriptions of huge numbers of people in lilas literal?
How do we balance between endeavor for bodily maintenance and dependence on Krishna?
How do we understand that Krishna’s pastimes are still happening in the dhamas?
Are the Sthala Puranas and Upa-Puranas considered smriti?
How do we balance between remaining faithful to Srila Prabhupada and presenting according to time-place-circumstances?
When different devotees quote Srila Prabhupada’s different quotes to support their positions, how can we know what he would have wanted?
Does the body change cell-by-cell or is it like a TV frame that changes completely at every moment?
Why did Ravana despite being obstinate listen to Maricha first and give up his plan to abduct Sita?
After seeing Rama’s power why did Akampana not flee entirely as did Maricha?
How does Akampana reach Lanka before Shurapanakha?
Dussehra meditation – Differentiating between obstinacy and determination
When material nature is unconscious how is it the doer?
How can one avoid defying authority in the name of serving according to svabhava?
Why does Prabhupada in his Gita sometimes place nishkama karma yoga above jnana and dhyana yogas?
When today spiritual masters can’t personally instruct disciples about their services, how can we best serve Krishna?
How much can devotees facing emergenices be allowed to relax standards?
How do we avoid prayasa in the services we like to do?
Why do some scriptures say that the demigods are supreme?
Are the Vedas like a jungle, as a blasphemous scholar alleges?
When Krishna is supreme, how can the knowledge he gives get lost?
How can we know that there’s no loss in transmission of knowledge through the parampara?
Are Bible and Koran considered to be smriti?
How can we know that the Vedas have a divine origin?
How does the Gaudiya philosophy relate with the six systems of philosophy?
Are Puranas recent as compared to the Vedas?
Does the Gita recommend Deity worship?
How do the four Vaishnava sampradayas relate with the six systems of philosophy?
Just as we take non-Ayurvedic medicines, can we adopt non-devotional astrological prescriptions?
When Brahma says we should just accept misery as mercy, why do that Pandavas fight to take revenge
When Krishna loves his devotees and can check karma, why does he let them suffer?
How do we deal with our tendency to perceive others negatively?
If someone asks ‘have you seen God’ how do we answer?
Is Krishna’s giving kripa-siddhi an interference with the soul’s free will?
We know Krishna loves devotees, still we offend them – how can we stop this?
How do we understand when a pure devotee’s dealings lead to a person going away from Krishna?
How do we connect with ISKCON people who are connected with other religious organisations?
How do we deal with people who find our standard philosophical presentations too simple?
How do 4 lakh species correlate with 4 varnas – how do we determine our varna?
How much will the mode of preaching be affected by the nature of different preachers?
When Krishna gave special darshan to Dhanurdas, didn’t he interfere with his free will?
Do our past sukritis determine our ability to continue in devotion?
Do offeneses to devotees make Krishna stop loving us?
When we feel empty and impure, how can we persevere in devotion?
If Krishna loves us, why is it necessary to suffer to return to him?
How can we experience Krishna’s love at our present level of devotion?
Can God create a stone that he can’t lift?
As yogis become bhaktas at their topmost stage does that mean we should practice yoga before bhakti?
How can we stay open to new ideas without weakening our convictions?
How can we keep our mind steady amidst outer agitation and inner temptation?
What should we do when we are blamed for something?
Why do we offer prasad and how is it to be offered?
Are fish vegetarian or non-vegetarian?
Why are the divisions of different scriptures called differently – skandha, kanda and parva
How can the spiritual soul taste or enjoy a material sweet?
How should we respond to classes that seem confusing and contradictory to the standard philosophical understanding
What is the difference between object and concept – and how does it apply to our philosophy?
What is the difference between phenomenal and numinous in Gita 7.2
How should devotees respond to the threat of brutal religious groups like ISIS?
Does ISKCON consider the English of the 1920s to be sacred?
How should we deal with ex-ISKCON devotees who blaspheme ISKCON?
Why are ISKCON temples so commercialised?
Can sick devotees adopt a diet of only raw foods if it improves their health?
How should we counter when a respected ex-SC judge says that scripture contains poetic exaggerations?
How can I surrender to Krishna?
When a mother stops a child from doing something harmful why does Krishna not stop the soul from wrongdoing?
Can we realize our spiritual identity only by bhakti and not by intelligence?
Is the insignificance of the duration of evil from an eternal perspective the only explanation for evil?
What is the actual difference between mind and intelligence?
Are those who abuse their intelligence jnanis and those who use it to serve Krishna jnana-yogis?
What does being free from all dualities mean wrt devotional service?
Do we need to endeavour to get what is in our quota?
If misery is caused by misidentification, then why is there not just mental pain but also physical pain?
Did the Pandavas go to heaven or the spiritual world?
Is there any spiritual reference for the meaning of ‘Bharata’ as ‘the land absorbed in light’?
Why do the original Vedas give so little knowledge about the ultimate goal of bhakti?
When Krishna says that the knowledge in disciplic succession was lost, weren’t the four sampradayas available at that time?
A devotee is already righteous, so why does Krsna say that he becomes righteous in Gita 9.31?
What is the difference between nitya and shashvata in Gita 2.20?
When the guru is mostly inaccessible to disciples, isn’t initiation just a rubber-stamp?
How can we convert our work in office into yajna?
What is the difference between karma yoga, buddhi yoga and bhakti yoga?
When the intelligence is material, how can it take us to the spiritual level of reality?
Is it selfish to want taste in chanting?
If Arjuna was superior to Karna, why does Bhagavatam say he was a small fish in an ocean of giant fishes?
Why does Krishna refer to someone else as the object of surrender in the Gita 18.62?
Dharma is that which is coming from God – do the Abrahamic religions also come from Krishna
Are all religions coming from the Vedas?
Is there a shiva-linga at the Kaba?
Was Prabhupada’s renunciation in the mode of passion as it was triggered by frustration with uncooperative family members?
When devotees are frustrated with the problems of grihastha life, should they think of the renounced ashramas as the solution?
How do we reconcile the conflict of values in the Gita and the Chaitanya Charitamrita?
What does the Gita’s chp 13 title ‘Nature, enjoyer and consciousness’ refer to?
In monozygotic twins where do the differences come from?
Is the universal form in the Gita’s ninth chapter a conceptualization and the eleventh chapter, a revelation?
What does the Gita’s inverted tree metaphor signify?
How is the world a lila of the Pursha avatara? Is it a virtual reality manufactured by him with chosable scripts for us?
When everything is in Prabhupada’s books, what is the need to read other books either by ISKCON devotees or previous acharyas?
Does Prabhupada’s instruction ‘do as I have done’ mean there’s no need to innovate in preaching”
How do we decide which of our emotions are material and which are spiritual?
Is a devotee’s grihastha-ashrama a failure if the children don’t become devotees?
Why do Abrahamic religions depict God as jealous when they are too are revelations?
Is the prayer to get a good spouse a material prayer?
To realize everything is illusion amidst adversities, is yoga and pranayama the way or is bhakti-yoga sufficient?
As developing internal conviction takes time, isn’t it better to be stimulated in our devotion by external inspiration?
When the number of breaths of a soul in a body are fixed, how can a purpose-driven attitude increase longevity?
Why does Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati criticize organized churches when ISKCON is also an organised church?
Is the holy name transcendental or immanent?
How is the holy name different from ordinary sound
Has the Lord come under Maya in Kali-yuga that he is not able to protect Deities
Why were Indian rulers other than Shivaji not empowered by the Lord to protect Vedic culture?
How do you maintain consistency in your daily writing year after year?
Are tragedies in our lives such as a relative committing suicide God’s punishments on us?
How should relatives of a suicide resolve their anger towards that person?
Should relatives communicate via planchette with someone who has committed suicide?
If a good person commits suicide due to some frustration, what is their destination?
Does a sudden tragedy in the lives of God’s worshipers indicates that God is too busy in his own kingdom to protect?
When we are attracted to material things through our senses, whereas Krishna is spiritual, how can Krishna be considered all-attractive?
Why does the Gita use a setting of war to convey its transcendental message when such a setting can be abused to provoke communal violence?
What is the theory of reflection Prabhupada refers to in the Gita 2.13 purport?
What is the Vedic perspective on passive euthanasia?
Why do we say that lust needs to be curbed when it can be channelized towards Krishna as Narottama Das Thakura says?
Why does Krishna emphasise consciousness at death which is much more uncontrollable than consciousness while living?
When Krishna had said he wouldn’t lift weapons in the Kurukshetra war, why does he say in Gita 11.33 that the Kauravas are already killed by him?
Does taking anti-depressant drugs as medicine violate the no intoxication principle?
When opulences are disqualifications for devotion, why does ISKCON preach to the opulent?
If consciousness of the couple at conception determines the nature of the child, will a child born through rape be evil?
How is the holy name different from ordinary sound?
Does Krishna control us through remembrance and forgetfulness just as computer controls through zeroes and ones?
Why do we need to justify the Pandavas’ actions? Isn’t “Krishna told them to do it” enough reason?
Why do we need to be in the mode of goodness to practice bhakti?
What is the significance of the two metaphors of rivers and moths used in the Gita’s description of warriors entering into the Universal Form
In shabda pramana we receive knowledge from our senses (ears), so how is it superior to pratyaksha pramana?
How have so many languages come up worldwide when developing a computer language requires so much effort?
How does Ishopanishad mantra 17 refute impersonalism?
Do we need to introspect whether we are progressing in our spiritual life?
Does one have to give up one’s material life on becoming an ISKCON member, even if one doesn’t become a brahmachari?
Is ISKCON an organization for rich people?
If the suffering of great devotees is for their glorification why does Bhishma say Pandavas’ suffering is due to time?
When the Pandavas were so virtuous why did Krisha let them suffer so much?
Why was Kunti’s unknowing statement ‘share whatever you have brought’ considered absolute and Draupadai married to all the Pandavas?
Draupadi forgave Ashwatthama but not the Kauravas. Why?
Why did Krishna and Arjuna meet each other first time so late in their lives?
Why did Balaramji favor Duryodhana?
When different religious groups have their own scriptures how is the authority of Vaishnava scriptures to be established?
Is the expansion of the Mahabharata from its short Jaya version a contamination?
What guided humanity before scripture was written?
Is the Mahabharata contaminated due to interpolation?
Why did Duryodhana become vicious despite being born in a virtuous family?
Did Krishna establish dharma just for 36 years after fighting such a big war?
Why did Yaksha ask so many questions to the Pandavas?
How do we decide when to forgive and when to fight back?
Why did Krishna not protect Yudhisthira from errors of judgment?
Did Vikarna get any good result for trying to defend Draupadi’s honor?
Who was Yuyutsu? How did he come from the Kaurava side to the Pandava side?
Why did Yudhisthira agree for a second gambling match after the disastrous first gambling match?
Why did the virtuous Bhishma fight on the side of the vicious Kauravas?
Did Karna have to choose the side of evil due to his past karma?
How to choose between doing our worldly repsonsibilities devotionally and doing directly devotional activities?
Did Duryodhana have any good qualities?
What are the authentic sources for learning the Mahabharata?
How did a ciranjeevi Ashwatthama fight against the virtuous Pandavas?
Why did Krishna and others not try to reform Duryodhana as reformation is the ultimate goal?
Why do the Bhagavatam and the Mahabharata describe the same stories differently?
Where does Vishishtadvaita fall in the six systems of philosophy?
If we have canine teeth for eating meat, then doesn’t it go against the regulative principle of no meat-eating?
How do we develop taste for studying scripture?
When can a devotee seek honor instead of being humble?
Did God create humans to care for him as no other living beings care for him?
How does atheism lead to abolition of our free will?
“Love yourself” – what is Vedic perspective on this idea?
What exactly is vrtti?
Are the intelligence and ego just transformations of the mind or are they constitutionally different?
What does vikalpa mean in the mind’s sanklpa-vikalpa?
Is the Gita’s teaching that women are sinful resposible for female infanticide?
While writing articles should we write about topics connected with our personal lives or about unconnected topics?
Should the gold in temples be used for social development?
Is scriptural knowledge needed only when devotion is dilute and not when devotion is pure?
Is experience a pramana if one’s experience contradicts scripture?
Is God hard of hearing that his devotees need to chant his names loudly?
If Krishna’s ultimate instruction is to give up all duties for surrendering to him why shouldn’t everyone join the temple?
Is Krishna omninpresent as his energy or personally as the Supersoul?
If the Supersoul is present in all atoms and the space between them, what is special about the Superoul in our heart?
What happens to the Supersoul after death and after liberation?
Is the Supersoul actually expanded in every heart or is it an appearance of expansion?
Do the scriptures treat women as the property of men?
How do we deal with people’s fear that ISKCON preachers will make ours sons into brahmacharis?
What is wrong with worship of devatas if one understands them to be devotees of Krishna?
How do we reconcile different Puranic versions of the origin of Lord Shiva?
How do we know whether we desire to preach for fame or for pleasing Krishna?
Why is Krishna worshiped in North India in intimate mood and Vishnu worshiped in South India in reverential mood?
Can grihasthas who want to preach make preaching as their source of livelihood?
The religious rural culture of India is being replaced by materialisitc culture. What can we do to counter this?
Should we preach to make people ISKCON devotees or to make them better human beings?
How can we understand which mode we are in?
How can we stay in the mode of goodness?
If one doesnt practice raganuga bhakti then how will one get the realizations needed to return to our svarupa?
Does one have to practice raganuga bhakti to go BTG or is just departing in devotional circumstances enough
Hearing Krishna’s pastimes with the gopis is said to remove lust, but it often induce lust. How do we understand
Why does the mind develop bad habits more easily than good habits?
Doesn’t religious violence disprove the existence of God?
Is Deity worship needed only for neophyte devotees who can’t see Krishna in the heart?
How can we overcome the tendency to take the association of devotees for granted?
What is the difference between bhara-vahi and sara-grahi Vaishnavas?
Are we compromising when we use mild words like outreach instead of Prabhupada’s standard words like preaching?
Why are Einstein’s and Prabhupada’s metaphors about blind man-lame man contradictory?
What does Einstein’s metaphor about science and religion mean?
Is science based on rational faith and religion on irrational faith?
Does religion require faith from start to end whereas science requires faith only occasionally?
If we shouldn’t be disturbed by the mind’s impurities, then how can we beat the mind?
Why do we have to give up material pleasures to experience spiritual pleasures?
Did past people believe in miracles like Govardhana lila because they were unscientific and gullible?
If Krishna is the cause of all causes, is he the cause of everything that we and others do?
If we concede that scripture doesn’t contain literal report of conversations then where will the erosion of scriptural authority end?
Why are certain important verses quoted by acharyas not found in the scriptures?
Are chanting praying and meditation the same?
Why do some scriptures declare other gods to be Supreme?
Are the Puranas unreliable because they have so many different versions?
Prabhupada quotes largely from the Puranas so how can we show that our sampradaya is based on shruti?
I was born in another sampradaya, but became introduced to seriously bhakti through ISKCON. Which sampradaya should I follow?
Why do insubstantial religious groups spread extensively and pure saints remain unknown?
What is the destination of patriotic atheists like Bhagat Singh?
Why is there no Radha Krishna worship in the Madhva sampradaya?
Who is better – one who chants all day or one who chants a few times and serves others all day?
When Krishna always uses his free will properly, why don’t we too when we are his parts?
If we cant fast nirjala on Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi what benefit do we get?
Is belief in God like belief in a cosmic teapot – undisprovable yet unreasonable?
How can India’s wisdom-literature be introduced in the education without the saffronization of the syllabus?
Should every action in the Lord’s pastimes be interpreted to get some instruction from it?
Why does the Gita 12.11 include material charity in the bhakti hierarchy?
Where do religious social workers like Mother Terersa fall in the Gita’s yoga ladder?
How does karma yoga mature into ashtanga yoga?
How does the nishkama karma yogi attain knowledge and liberation? Through the same path or by adopting another yoga?
Does ashtanga yoga always start from jnana yoga?
If Durga is the superintendent of material nature how can Krishna alone grant liberation?
Is Durga devi a demigodess in the category of jiva tattva?
Are the jnanis mentioned in Gita 7.16-18 impersonalists as the example of Kumaras suggests or devotees as Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakura’s commentary states?
For a devotee-sadhaka Is the desire to go BTG desirable or should one just desire service?
How should we respond to indiscriminate violence against other communities done in the name of religion as a response to distortion of respected images?
What does the identification of Krishna with time mean practically?
When there are so many cases of past life memories, why don’t we find some people remembering their experience in heaven, hell or as animals?
Isn’t it distasteful for brahmacharis to be watching and quoting movies when people come to them to hear about Krishna
What is the difference between the Gita 9.34 and 18.65?
Isn’t violence against women in India, as in the Badaun rape case, caused more by the casteist society and not by the obscenity in the culture?
Is instantaneous forgiveness the characteristic of pure devotion and seeking retribution that of neophyte devotion
What is the significance of the word avyaya in Gita 9.2?
If Draupadi was dishonored due to her past karma, why did the Pandavas have to take revenge?
How can we forgive not just with lips but with the heart?
When we don’t feel like asking for forgiveness what should we do?
What is the use of writing insubstantial articles in newspapers that don’t even mention the name of Krishna once?
Why are divorces more among devotees than nondevotees?
Why are all forms of science not equally authoritative – why is evoluion less reliable than gravity when its all science?
Can devotees watch TV serials about Krishna’s pastimes?
What is the meaning of Gita 14.11: “The manifestations of the mode of goodness can be experienced when all the gates of the body are illuminated by knowledge”?
Has ISKCON replaced the scriptural worship of Ganesh in Hindu temples with the unscriptural worship of Prabhupada in its temples?
Do we need to posit the existence of eternal souls to make the design argument robust?
Do the Anthropic Principle and the multiverse theory make the design argument redundant?
If all three aspects (SAT CIT ANANDA) are present within brahman, why can’t we perceive all of them just within the brahman itself?
Just as one can climb out of a well without a rope using footholds in the wall, can one get liberated without following a valid process?
If one has devotion, why does one need to count the names of God?
When this world is duhkhalayam why are the distressed only one of the four categories of people coming to Krishna
Isn’t demonisation of the present with its promise of hi-tech paradise necessary to make people seek spiritual happiness?
As India is still receptive to direct devotional preaching and Prabhupada emphasized that, shouldn’t that be our emphasis too?
Islam and Christianity have damaged Vedic culture yet we consider them revealed religions – so are they part of Kali’s plan or have they become distorted over time?
Does the M-theory do away with the need for God, as Stephen Hawking claims in The Grand Design?
How do we respond when prominent scientists like Stephen Hawking write books propounding atheism?
Why do dharma-shastras say that aggressors should be forgiven?
Do the dharma-shastras say aggressors shouldn’t be killed and artha-shastras that they should be killed?
What are dharma-shastra and artha-shastra? How are they different?
Is belief in God a virus of the mind, as atheists claim?
Do cultural practices change as per age as does the yuga-dharma?
How do we respond to scientistic fanatics who deny even emotions like happiness?
If we have scriptural knowledge, why do we need science?
I like to chant and meditate on the Supersoul. As that is my nature, can I just do this and not do other devotional activities?
When religions like Buddhism are non-Vedic, how can Veda be the source of all knowledge?
When science explains planetary motion through gravity, why do we need God to explain it?
When the design argument is so logical, why don’t most people and most scientists accept God’s existence?
Is God improbable because he has to be more complex than his creation and complex things have very low probability of emerging?
When Ramanuja has refuted the design argument, why does Prabhupada use it so extensively?
Why has Ramanuja refuted the design argument in his Vedanta Sutra commentary?
Do religionists become self-centered due to believing that God has a personal relationship with them?
Does religion cause sexual repression?
Is it ok to have belief in belief instead of belief in God?
How can we know whether we are using our intelligence in Krishna’s service or are just enjoying Krishna consciousness intellectually?
Isn’t varnashrama based on looking at the harness instead of the horse?
Why was Hiranyakashipu not liberated even after being killed by Narasimhadeva?
Why did Hiranyakashipu let Prahlad return to school after trying to assassinate him?
How can we make our work into worship when it is not according to our nature and is not connected with Krishna?
Can devotional, non-devotional and anti-devotional cultures be connected with goodness passion and ignorance?
Won’t the progress of science make the God-of-the-gaps redundant?
Does bringing God into science stop progress as does attributing plague to evil spirits?
Do devotees have to oppose science to be faithful to Prabhupada?
Isn’t it better to be satisfied with the beauty of the garden without imagining a fairy at its bottom?
Does Krishna compassionately pull impersonalists from Brahman to Bhagavan?
What is vidvat pratiti? How can it be attained?
Does our seeking end after we find God as the Bible indicates or continue forever as Gaudiya Vaishnavism indicate?
Why do we do pradakshina?
Are Manava seva and Madhava seva like two largely overlapping circles?
Why does Prabhupada translate bhakti in Bhaktirasamritasindhu as ‘devotion’ instead of ‘devotional service’?
Why does Ambarish M consider his wealth to be material when he knows that it can be used in Krishna’s service?
Why does the Bhagavatam, a Vaishnava book, state that Kashi is the greatest of all holy places?
When Dhruva Maharaj was going BTG and had got a spiritual body, how could he remember a material relationship such as that with his mother?
When South Indian brahmins are famous as learnt, why does Chaitanya lila depict an illiterate South Indian brahmin?
Can we preach without using technology as such use can distract one from Krishna?
During preaching, how important is it to provide relevant material information in addition to the paramapara’s message?
If the son practices bhakti, then will his non-devotee parents’ get a good next-life destination due to their son’s bhakti?
How is Draupadi’s polygamy justified especially when it involves the same man being required to see her alternately as wife and as sister-in-law?
How does attachment to result make us the cause of action, as the Gita 2.47 purport states?
How to see spiritual organizations that are largely Vaishnava except for considering their founder as an incarantion?
If someone is following an Abrahamic religion, should we encourage them to follow that religion or to take up Krishna consciousness?
If Prahlada learnt bhakti by hearing from Narada in his mother’s womb, why did Narada say to the devatas before this that the child in the womb is a great devotee?
Did Hiranyakashipu not know that Vishnu lived in the Kshira-sagara? Why did he ask Prahlad where Vishnu was and whether he was in the pillar?
Narasimhadeva told Prahlad that 21 generations of his family had been delivered, then how did Bali become such a demon that Vamanadeva himself had to come to deliver him?
We hear so much in various classes, but apply very little from it. How can we change this?
We often feel like doing different things in bhakti at different times – how can we steadily maintain interest in one thing?
When scriptures usually refer to Vishnu, do they refer to Maha-vishnu, Garbhodakshayi Vishnu or Kshirodakshayi Vishnu?
What is the relationship between Sadashiva, the Shiva born from Brahma and the eleven Rudras?
What is the difference between brahma of Mayavadis and shunya of voidists?
What is the difference between hatha-yoga, dhyana yoga and ashtanga yoga?
When envy is the cause of our material bondage, how did Shishupala’s envy lead to his liberation?
If our svarupa happens to be in dasya, how will be satisfied in that svarupa now that we know madhurya is highest?
While using a talent such as music for Krishna how can we transfer our attachment from that talent to Krishna?
How can we avoid frustration at our inability to follow the standards of devotional service?
Is conscience always the voice of the Supersoul? Does everyone’s conscience tell them that meat-eating is wrong?
Is terminal restlessness caused by fear of Yamadutas?
If one has not had the habit of reading books but likes to hear, how can one develop that habit in bhakti?
Wouldn’t ISKCON be more united if it had Prabhupada as the only diksha-guru?
When a disciple whose guru falls doesn’t have to be re-initiated because of being connected with Prabhupada why can’t the same happen without initation in the first place?
When ISKCON’s diksha-guru is not absolute but is subordinate to GBC due to Prabhupada’s will, doesn’t that make Prabhupada ISKCON’s diksha-guru?
Why does the Gita 18.68 restrict its message of devotion to devotees?
Should Indian devotees preach to Indians and Western devotees preach to Westerners so as to have culturally sensitive presentations of Krishna-bhakti?
How much should we seach on the internet for good Krishna conscious content?
Arjuna’s memories of Krishna 1 (SB 01.15.04-09) – Make your memory your treasury
How can I protect my bhakti when I go home and am with my pre-bhakti friends with whom I had indulged in bad habits?
Why does the Lakshmi Narasimha karavalambam stotra focus more on misery of material existence than the glory of Narasimhadeva?
How much should devotee-writers learn English grammar and style to write effectively for Krishna?
How are the feelings of victory and adventure Krishna’s opulences, especially when people get those feelings in illicit activities such as gambling?
Did the Pandavas actually complete the full year of ajnata vasa or were they detected before time?
When Ashwatthama’s Brahmastra is charging towards Arjuna how does he get time to do achmana and offer prayers to Krishna before countering it?
Why did Drona despite being a brahmana desire revenge against Drupada?
Why did Drona despite being virtuous come up with the unfair scheme to kill Abhimanyu?
When I hear the Mahabharata, I identify much more with Karna than Arjuna. What should I do?
Are devotees being told to be too other-worldly that something so simple as voting is made into such a big issue?
Why is Parikshit considered the sole survivor of the Pandava dynasty when sons of Bhima and Arjuna like Sutasoma and Babruvahana were still alive?
Why did Bahlika despite being virtuous fight against the virtuous Pandavas?
Does being humble mean that we shouldn’t give advice to others?
Are chanting and going to the temple bhakti only if they are done to please Krishna?
Why doesn’t ISKCON practice what it preaches? First new devotees are told to be detached from their parents and then senior brahmacharis spend months caring for their dying parents
Can you explain the difference in the defects of being illusioned and committing mistakes as illustrated through the evolution theory?
Are the demigod worshipers in Gita 9.15 different from normal karma kandis because the Gita refers to them as jnanis?
Do the ekatvena worshipers of Gita 9.15 refer to 9.11-12 or 12.3-6?
Was Hitler interested in India’s ancient spiritual culture? If yes, then why was he so hateful towards Jews?
Is it right to feel envious of advanced devotees for their spiritual advancement? If not, how to deal with it?
Does Krishna initiate us to do punya? Did he initiate Dhritarashtra to do punya for getting 100 sons?
What kind of rules and regulations do the prestige-seekers referred to in the Gita 16.17 follow?
Can talents like mimicry and comedy be used in devotional service?
How can we know if someone is correcting out of ego or out of concern?
Should we as followers of Srila Prabhupada also study the books of the previous acharyas?
Did Prabhupada sanction the post-publishing editing of his books?
Are the Gita’s instructions applicable in the spiritual world too or only in the material world?
If the Gita is a transcendental literature, then why does the Gita Mahatmya glorify the attainment of heavenly planets?
Why do we have a right to do prescribed duties as the Gita 2.47 states?
Did Prabhupada want to re-write Bhagavad Gita As It Is because he worked very fast to publish it quickly?
Why doesn’t Srila Prabhupada mention even once in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is that we should chant 16 rounds of Hare Krsna Mahamantra?
Can chanting Hare Krsna help one to assimilate the knowledge of the scriptures more efficiently? How?
How can I turn my occupational duty into devotional service to Krishna?
How does contemplating on Krishna differ from mental speculation about Krishna?
Does Gita 2.47 ma phasehu kadachana mean that we don’t have a right to obtain the result or a right to enjoy the result?
How exactly are “those in Krishna consciousness not responsible for their actions”, as Prabhupada states?
Is it appropriate to judge students by the marks obtained by them in their examination?
Can Gita 18.14 adhisthanam refer to some place of action other than the body?
Who is the actual doer according to the Gita?
How can we reconcile the Gita (3.4) – don’t give up work – and the Bhagavatam (1.5.17) – give up work?
Did Krishna-Arjuna commit environmental holocaust at Khandava?
By asking devotees to vote, why are you dragging Prabhupada’s pure legacy into dirty politics?
What is the difference between charity in goodness and transcendence?
Why does Prabhupada talk about the three energies in his purport to the atyahara verse (NoI 2)?
In the division of the Vedas into Samhitas, Aranyakas and Upanishads, where do the Brahmanas fall?
If the material world is perfect in itself, then why do we need to go to Godhead?
How can we know that the Vedas and the stories in them are true?
How can we introspect about our devotional progresss? How can we rise from kanishtha to madhyama level?
Why is prana-pratistha not performed for the utsava-murtis though they ave their own names?
Where do Abrahamic religions fall among the six systems of philosophy?
Why is the edited BBT Gita different from Prabhupada’s unedited original Gita?
What is the point of taking initiation from a spiritual master when there is very little chance of getting personal guidance from him?
Are the five rasas progressive? What is the difference between rasa and bhava? Does rasa grow into bhava?
How did Nanda and Yashoda allow Krishna to go to Mathura so readily?
Where was Radharani when the rasa-lila was performed? Why is there no mention of her in the Bhagavatam’s rasa-lila narration?
What is the connecting link between the Gita’s ninth and tenth chapters?
In which verses of the Gita’s eight chapter are the Lord’s glories stated?
When the Pandavas meet Krishna after being exiled to the forest, why do neither mention Krishna’s protecting Draupadi during the gambling match?
What is the philosophical meaning of common expressions like “My head has become hot” or “My heart is fully satisfied”?
What exactly is the mind? And where exactly is it located?
When we are the soul, why do we use the phrase ‘my soul’ as in ‘my soul was crying’?
Was the Karna who was defeated by Bhima during the pre-Rajasuya yajna conquest different from the Karna who befriended Duryodhana?
When the Ramayana says monasteries shouldn’t accept donations from women, why does ISKCON accept donations from women?
Is banning books a part of the Abrahamic religions and not of dharmic religions which focused on intellectually debating and defeating opposing ideas not banning them?
Should a devotee work in a devotional project where one can directly serve Krishna or in a secular company by which one can offer more donation?
How can women be said to have their own varna when Prabhupada says that the wife’s varna should be identified by the husband’s varna?
How much anxiety shoud we take up for our devotional activities?
If our nondevotee parents discourage our children’s enthusiasm for bhakti by calling it brainwashing by dangerous cults, how should we respond?
Can ghosts commit suicide?
Have all the people who die in disasters done the same bad karma?
When people around us force us to things that aren’t according to devotional standards how should we respond?
When we worship God so that he will solve our problems aren’t we bribing God like students who flatter their teachers to get better marks?
As all paramparas are based on beliefs and as Prabhupada’s Gita is an interpretation based on his beliefs why not just follow our own paramapara?
All parents want their children to get married. Then wouldn’t Krishna the supreme parent want his children to become married and not take sannyasa?
Were Valmiki and Vyasadeva eyewitnesses to the full Ramayana and the Mahabharata? Or did they write them based on some historical sources?
Can different family members take diksha from different spiritual teachers?
Is it proper for one to neglect one’s family duties to devote oneself to God?
When the disciplic succession has many branches, why do we need to connect with it only through Srila Prabhupada’s branch?
Is it ok to be attracted more to the cultural aspects of KC than its philosophical aspect?
When we ask questions how can we know whether we simply want to confirm our pre-conconceptions or seek open-minded understanding?
You have your sampradaya, others like Shiva worshipers have their sampradaya – ultimately it’s all just different beliefs. Why should one sampradaya be considered higher than another?
Is the soul present all over the body or in a specific place like the heart?
If we give up our controlling tendency completely won’t we lose our individuality and become like trees who don’t do anything differently?
Once I had immense bhakti, but now I have lost it. How can I regain it?
Has God created the universe for living things or living things for the universe?
Why does God not come as a savior incarnation when things are already so bad?
What is the definition of development in spiritual science?
If God is the proprietor of everything is he the proprietor of tsunamis that kill thousands?
If God becomes controlled by the love of his devotees then how is he the supreme controller?
What is the need for God to have made the creation?
Do the daivi maya in Gita 7.14 and daivi prakriti in 9.13 to the same thing or different things?
I am a Physics student. How can I study the Bhagavad-gita scientifically when it seems like a discussion in a story?
If Karna was not stronger than Arjuna why did Kunti weaken him emotionally and Indra weaken him physically before the war?
In the Mahabharata, why are other warriors like Eklavya, Ghatothakcha and Barbarika manipulated to favor Arjuna?
How can we control the hyperactive imagination during chanting?
If eating opulent prasad harms our consciousness how can we regulate our eating?
When Kamsa’s capital Mathura and Kaurava’s capital Hastinapura were so close to each other why is there no record of any conflict between them?
NoI 9 refers to the Mathura in the material world being the birthplace of Krishna as higher than Vaikuntha Where does Mathura in the spiritual world fit in this hierarchy?
When Vali and Sugriva are born from the union of demigods (Indra and Surya with Aruni) why do they have a monkey form?
Is the Nectar of Instruction a part of a larger work by Rupa Goswami?
By hearing about a particular rasa say Madhurya rasa in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, we will become attracted to it But if our svarupa is in a different rasa what will happen?
What is the relationship between the svarupa of the soul and its present seed form?
Is there a hierarchy among the five potent forms of devotional service? Is any one of them the highest?
While chanting is it better to just focus on the holy name or on a mahamantra sticker or on a picture of the Deities?
When some devotee praises us, should we stop that devotee or go away or hear passively?
When bhakti is transcendental, why do scriptures give importance to bodily designations like birth in India or birth in a royal dynasty?
When all of us are unique, why do we compare devotees as per their level of advancement?
Is their a hierarchy of devotees at higher and lower levels even in the spiritual world?
Is the jnani in Gita 7.16 and jnanavan in 7.19 the same or different?
In the Gita chp 8, what is the yogis’ conception of Krishna?
In NoI 8 purport, what do the dashas from shravana to sampatti refer to?
In Gita chp 13, what exactly does jneya refer to?
If the soul’s nature is to love and serve Krishna, where does our nature to love and serve worldly things come from?
If dharma meaning to love and serve God is so simple and universal why do so many religions focus on such aggressive conversion?
How does Krishna consciousness practically solve the world’s problems like violence, poverty and drug abuse?
How can we practically engage in Krishna’s service all the time?
How can we explain to newcomers the difference between prasad and ordinary food?
How can we ensure that the give and take between devotees doesn’t become artificial or business-like?
Does chanting all 16 rounds at one stretch lead to greater concentration?
As repeated hearing leads to belief, what is the difference between devotional hearing and indoctrination by religious fanatics?
Are there any examples of yoga-mishra bhaktas becoming kevala bhaktas?
When Prabhupada’s books will be the lawbooks for 10,000 years, how can we contextualize them?
Can Gita verses be translated differently from Prabhupada’s translations?
How can we understand Prabhupada’s equating buddhi-yoga in 2.39 purport with bhakti-yoga?
How is the Gita 18.57 definition of buddhi-yoga different from that in 2.39 and 10.10?
How do we understand Krishna’s statement to Arjuna that Karna is a better archer than him?
As tapa is not a distinct spiritual path, what does Gita 6.46 tapsvibhyo adhiko yogi refer to?
Why is the flow the Gita verses not given in Prabhupada’s Gita?
How is the car-body analogy a good analogy when the car can’t reproduce and the driver can live independent of the car?
Our endeavor play a part in determining the result, so does endeavoring more make the result more likely?
What is the connection between Gita 6.4 yogarudha stage and 6.5-6 mind’s inimical nature?
With what attitude should we quote new verses or scriptural points apart from those given In Prabhupada’s books?
How can we practically understand the modes influencing us wrt the jnana karma and karta analysis in Gita 18.20-28?
How are the 6 components of action in Gita 18.18 reduced to 3 in Gita 18.19?
Gita 3.9 enjoins yajna for the satisfaction of Vishnu. Then why does the next section talk about the lower level of karma kanda?
Is there any difference between nishkama bhakti and shuddha bhakti?
Do karma-mishra, yoga-mishra, jnana-mishra bhakti come under sakama bhakti?
What is the mechanism of memory recollection? What is the Supersoul’s role in it?
How important is it for devotee-couples to follow the Vedic model for gender roles in their relationship?
If one’s nature doesn’t change even after purification then how is a pure devotee transcendental?
How are the living symptoms of consciousness manifestations of the subtle body as the Gita 13.6-7 purport says?
Doesn’t the idea that the infant suffers in the womb deny the glory of the mother’s love in caring for her infant?
Is rape always motivated by lust? Or is it due to the hunger for power as sociologists say?
When we face unexpected and big problems, does that meant God is angry with us?
According to Krishna, which is more important – karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga or both?
Can you explain clearly the role of mind, intelligence and consciousness in the path from impulse to intent?
Do our impulses come from outside us or inside us?
If people in Dwapara Yuga were ten times bigger, why don’t we see such fossils?
Are our senses actually defective or do we just have to be alert while taking in sense information?
If the demigods are not Krishna’s competitors, why do they compete with him as in Govardhan lila?
When our senses are designed by God and they are defective, doesn’t that make God’s design defective?
Is our memory a manifestation of our mind, intelligence or soul?
How can we understand scientific concepts like space and time from the Vedic perspective?
How is the Gita 4.9 the essence of the Bhagavad-gita?
Is niyoga – begetting children through some man other than one’s husband – an authorized Vedic practice?
Isn’t it better to refer to women as behenji instead of mataji especially when they are of the same age as the men?
If both Krishna and we are eternal, then how is he our source and why don’t we have the six opulences fully?
Amidst life-threatening situations like attack by robbers, should a devotee tolerate, retaliate or flee?
If a person feels spaced out after chanting 16 rounds daily and more focused after chanting less rounds, what should be done?
If devotees’ children are advanced devotees from past lives, why do many of those children not become devotees in this life?
Should we avoid offering obeisances to senior devotees in public places because people find it alienating
Do Yamadutas commit mistakes by taking some person other than the intended?
When Krishna is satisfied by simple devotion do we need technical intellectual analysis as done by Gita-daily articles?
Can we integrate walking as an exercise with our daily chanting?
Is the quality of chanting inversely proportional to the speed of chanting?
How can we channelize our emotions in devotional service?
How can devotees do their material activities in spiritual consciousness?
Why has God given us free will?
If God is complete and doesn’t desire anything, doesn’t he desire our deliverance?
Is religion made by man or by God?
Is ignorance a thing? What does “ignorance is nothing but the absence of knowledge” mean?
Is chanting 16 rounds practical for an engineering student (or for anyone in our fast-paced times)?
Doesn’t technology save lives? Casualties in USA are less than in India due to disaster predictors.
If serving the Lord is more important than serving parents, why did Pundalika keep Vitthal waiting?
Are spiritualists seeking a soul driving the brain like illiterates seeking a horse driving a car?
Why are we bound to certain patterns of thinking? Doesn’t that make us like pre-programmed robots?
Why do so many saints from so many traditions desire to merge with the Absolute Truth?
When the Gita instructs sarva dharman parityajya why does a devotee need to perform apara dharma?
Is teaching children about religion before they can think on their own child abuse?
If someone is really determined in one’s devotional service, why would that person fall?
How can we practice humility in a competitive world where everyone parades their credentials?
Do we need a personal culture with many devotee teachers? Does it mean that one guru is not enough?
Is offering the heart to Krishna easier and more fulfilling than offering the head?
How can an aspiring devotee-precher put one’s heart in a career that increases people’s illusions?
How can we avoid the ego’s feeling that service to others is demeaning?
If Krishna frees the surrendered of sinful reactions , why do pure devotees suffer?
How can we avoid pride during times of material success and remain thankful to Krishna?
In our efforts to become pure, pride somehow or the other sneaks in. How to avoid this?
When we have to spend time on family duties, how can we stay strong in our devotional standards?
What can we do when the mind gets agitated by a tempting sense object that can’t be avoided?
We surrender to Krishna’s will sometimes but mostly act for our own pleasure. What is our hope?
When something happens, how do we decide whether it was due to past karma or present actions?
If gambling makes people do foolish things, why are kshatriyas ordained to gamble when challenged?
Though Yudhishthira is the oldest Pandavas, why does Gita chp 1 mention him after Arjuna & Bhima?
Are the four defects hierarchical: imperfect senses cause illusion, illusion causes mistakes etc?
Among the four defects, can the first three be unintentional, but cheating is always intentional?
As all the bodily forms we take are temporary, does that mean the eternal and real is formlessness?
What can we do when religions use surrogate advertising for converting unsuspecting needy people?
Is institutionalization alien to Vedic culture? Did Gaudiya acharyas import if from Christianity ?
When Hinduism is not a missionary religion, why does ISKCON stress missionary activities so much?
If we are served more prasad than what we can eat, can we throw it away?
When even Americans are concerned about Christian conversions in India, why is ISKCON unconcerned?
When Prabhupada did many things different from his spiritual master, how did he not change anything?
How can we identify false ego while doing services?
When do questions move from being inquisitive to offensive? What kind of questions can be asked?
Is chanting with beads more blissful because the fingers are connected with certain brain parts?
When sex is an experience of Krishna, as the Gita states, why does Yamunacharya spit at sex desire?
Is Ramananda Raya’s decoration of devidasis a standard devotional practice or an exception?
Is it possible for a human being to be entirely free from sex desire?
Are the beliefs “kshatriya martyrs attain heaven” & “jehadi suicide bombers attain paradise” different?
When so many microbes are present in a cm, isn’t the idea of a God who loves everyone impractical?
Don’t descriptions of Krishna’s form make us imagine as spiritual our material attraction to forms?
Is Gita 18.55’s impersonal message (vishate tad anantaram) overridden by Prabhupada’s translation?
If the Gita is a manual why is it so confusing? Why couldn’t it have been clearer?
Is the Gita an attempted reconciliation of different Upanishadic thoughts and not a revelation?
Does “knowing in truth” (Gita 4.9) happen by “experiences of Truth” or by “understanding”?
When Prabhupada’s perfect purports to the Gita are there, why are Gita daily articles needed?
Considering “gurushu naramati..”, isn’t thinking about spiritual teachers’ human failings offensive?
Does ISKCON promote subtle emotional enjoyment in the name of spiritual enjoyment?
Is ISKCON’s conception of God like the Abrahamic religion’s jealous God?
Could the unbelievable stories about Krishna not be some poets’ fabrications?
Six steps to spiritual perfection – Bhagavad Gita 07.01
What does sound travels to ether mean when science says ether doesn’t exist?
As Brahma has come as Haridasa Thakura what is the meaning of the statement that Maya could tempt Brahma but not Haridas Thakura?
Does having some ambitions in life mean having material attachments and doing tenth offence?
Why do we take shelter of Krishna more in difficult times like exam period but not during sadhana and service?
How is the material world non-existent as Prabhupada states in the Gita introduction?
In Gita 13.12 is there any difference between atma-vinigrahah and indriyartheshu vairagya?
What is the meaning of kavitam in the na dhanam na janam verse?
In the namo-brahmanya devaya prayer, why does hitaya come twice?
What does Shad-Goswami Ashtakam mean by ‘the devouring mouth of liberation’?
Should a devotee oppose crimes like rapes? Should he feel compassion for the criminal?
Does Prabhupada’s request to cooperate with devotees mean that we allow them to exploit us?
How can we pray for those who are troubling us?
How can sitting erect like Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati help in our chanting?
How can a devotee use the ambition to research in Physics in Krishna’s service?
How can a student who wants to become a brahmachari in future feel inspired to do academic studies?
How can we avoid getting caught in doubts about unimportant issues while studying scriptures?
Did Ekalvaya fight in the Kurukshetra war?
If Vrajavasis love each other doesn’t that mean Krishna is not all-attractive for he can’t exclusively attract their love?
How do we understand our love for our relatives from the soul point of view?
Why does Srila Prabhupada criticize Mayavadis but not mlecchas who desecrate Deities?
Can we use Tulasi as medicine in life-threatening diseases?
Why do devotees quote as authorities scientists who belong to Christian-funded institutes?
When devotee-scientists’ books are criticized by mainstream scientists can we quote them as scientific evidence for KC?
Will counteracting the causes of falling down also prevent falling away?
As we can’t independently control matter, how do our senses function in the world?
Should we avoid discriminating between male and female to avoid agitation by lust?
How can we increase our tolerance to temptations?
Do instincts come from genes or from the Supersoul’s guidance?
If dharma is the innate characteristic of a thing, how can it differentiate humans from animals?
How do we understand Prabhupada’s statements about the Holocaust?
Which varna do doctors belong to?
Odana Sasthi – A Glimpse of Intimate Devotion
What is the Gita’s position on deontology?
What is the Gita’s etiology?
What is the Gita’s ontology?
What is the Gita’s soteriology?
What is the Gita’s eschatology?
How can we best offer prayers from the Bhagavatam?
Does Gita 9.32 which says that anyone can begin bhakti apply to those who fall while practicing bhakti?
Is the Gita 18.66 exclusivist or inclusivist in spirit?
If we need to see intellectually before we can see visually, what about non-intellectual practitioners?
Isn’t unconsciousness of Krishna more harmful than unconsciousness of our faults?
Is there any difference between dambha, darpa and abhimana in Gita 16.04?
How much should a grihastha plan for financial security and how much depend on Krishna?
Is there any actual difference between Brahman Paramatma and Bhagavan, or is it just a matter of perception?
If the Ishopanishad is spoken by a sage, how is it apaurusheya?
What is the destination of the yogis who meditate on the Paramatma?
If madhurya rasa is taught in other traditions, then what is unique about the Gaudiya tradition?
As yoga refers to connection and Patanjali is said to have taught yoga did he teach all the various ways of connecting with God like karma-yoga etc?
Is love of God available to followers of non-Vedic systems?
Instead of Vyasadeva begetting a successor king in his deceased brother’s wife couldn’t he have become the king himself?
What are the English translations for the six systems of philosophy?
If Krishna is God, how could he have been killed by a hunter’s arrow?
Is there a philosophical significance to the difference between the singular scripture and the plural scriptures?
In Vraja the cows go ahead of Krishna to remove the thorns from his path, who goes ahead of Radharani?
Just as Vedanta Sutra explains Vedanta are there other books that explain the other five systems of philosophy? How authentic are they?
As the Lord plays the part of a human being in his pastimes, doesn’t it imply that there’s a higher realer feature of the Lord beyond the part he plays in his pastimes?
What is the authenticity of Lord Rama’s pastimes that are not mentioned in the Ramayana?
Prabhupada presented Krishna consciousness sensitively, then why did he use the word cult not culture to refer to his movement?
Is Vedanta is the conclusion of the Vedas or is it one of the six philosophies derived from the Vedas? What exactly is their mutual relationship?
What does crying for Krishna, as Srila Prabhupada recommends, mean practically?
How can we develop divine passion? Do we need an external motivation?
Is the passion for our material duties like excelling in studies desirable or undesirable?
If a Gaudiya Vaishnava sadhaka feels attracted to Vishnu worship, what should he do?
When the Supersoul is a judge, how is he neutral? And how is his role reconcilable with deism?
How are communism, socialism, altruism, humanitarianism and nationalism misdirections of the loving propensity?
Why does Vasudeva Krishna, not Vrindavan Krishna, kill demons? Why do demons like Putana killed by him attain Goloka, not Vaikuntha?
Can Kuruskshtera be compared to the body, the senses to the Pandavas, the Kauravas to the vices and the war to the inner battle?
Among the 8.4 million species, where do the demigods and demons belong?
When hearing about Krishna from nondevotees can create interest in people and act as a stepping stone to devotional service, why is such hearing considered like milk touched by a snake?
Why do devotees in demoniac bodies like Bali and Vritrasura act like other demons and attack the demigods?
If the temple management organizes kirtan festivals with singers who do not follow high standards of sadhana, should we participate in such festivals?
Is it right for devotees to use kirtan singing for earning their living?
How are the lower planetary systems different from hell? What purpose do they serve?
Is the Lanka in the south of India the same as Ravana’s Lanka?
What is the relationship between the moon and Chandraloka?
What is the meaning of the higher dimensional perspective in understanding whether man went to the moon or not?
Why do some people during NDEs feel peace and don’t see Yamadutas? Doesn’t this prove that such experiences are just imaginations based on their subconscious conceptions?
Why did Krishna ask Arjuna to worship Durga before the Mahabharata war?
Srila Prabhupada recommended monarchy in his books, yet instituted democracy in managing ISKCON through the GBC. Why?
Why did Lord Chaitanya not give the Hare Krishna mantra to Tukaram Maharaj?
Is the Absolute Truth like water that appears liquid to the impersonalists and solid to the personalists?
What is the logical proof for the existence of the spiritual world?
Does one have to accept everything in the philosophy of ISKCON to become a devotee-preacher?
Can you explain the various characteristcs by which the essential meaning of a book can be ascertained?
How can we practice and share Krishna consciousness when the political leadership is uncooperative or even opposed?
In what mood should we take darshan of Deities?
When scriptures teach bhakti clearly, why do Mayavadis misinterpret scriptural teachings?
Should we chant and wait for feeling to come or chant with feeling?
In Deity Worship why do we offer specific items and rotate them a specific number of times?
How do we deal with people who become cold or hostile when we share Krishna consciousness with them?
What exactly does the Gita say about ‘work is worship’?
Why do religions have both commandments to not kill and sacrifices involving animal killing?
How is hearing a service to Krishna?
Is a shudra devotee better than a brahmana nondevotee? How?
Do devotees realize Brahman first, then Paramatma and then Bhagavan?
In today’s competitive society, how can we practice simple living & high thinking?
How can we determine our varna?
How can we avoid becoming lethargic in spiritual life?
If we are not to slave for worldly recognition, how can we go ahead in life?
Doesn’t Krishna protect devotees from black magic?
Isn’t it superstitious to believe in black magic?
Why do jnanis say that bhakti is for the less intelligent and Prabhupada say that only the intelligent can take to bhakti?
How can we counter competitive mentality when we see other devotees succeeding in spiritual life?
If devotees are troubled by black magic can they seek a remedy from tantriks?
When Yudhisthira says that only foolish people seek worldly things in the famous “ascharyam” verse, why does he seek a kingdom?
Was Yudhisthira the most immoral among all the Pandavas because he gambled away all of them and even their innocent wife?
Can ISKCON devotees participate in social causes like anti-corruption activism or do they have to only cultivate and teach pure devotion?
How do we see spiritualists who want to control others to maintain their own position?
To present KC from a contemporary intellectual perspective which all books of Prabhupada’s followers can I read?
If we get angry with our children while trying to guide them about right or wrong, is that due to controlling mentality? How can we best guide them?
If my sva-dharma is not favourable for my bhakti, then can I accept another dharma favourable for my bhakti?
Can our prescribed duties be changed according to our likes or dislikes?
Why do we avoid specific food items in specific months during Chaturmasa?
As the world judges us by actions not dispositions how can we avoid the confusion caused by wrong judgments?
What is the difference between qualities and abilities?
How much importance should devotee-parents give for the material education of their children, especially preparing them for competitive exams etc?
Why do scriptures contain provocative descriptions of female beauty as in the Mohini Murti pastime?
Does having equal disposition towards all mean tolerating troubles from others passively?
How can we avoid pride without going into self-pity?
Does being humble mean being indifferent towards honor or being absorbed in Krishna?
Do householder devotees need to attend the temple morning program daily to be surrendered?
Wasn’t Arjuna’s taking on the garb of a mendicant to abduct Subhadra immoral?
When Uddhava already had so much knowledge about Krishna, why did Krishna send him to learn from the Vrajavasis?
Is the concept of good and bad omens a superstition?
When Jayadratha didn’t actually kill Abhimanyu, why did Arjuna target him to avenge Abhimanyu’s death?
How can we rectify an offense, especially when the devotee whom we have offended doesn’t know about the offense?
Why do Abrahamic religions violently oppose Deity Worship?
Should we hear only from advanced pure devotees or from whichever devotees inspire us?
Are all vegetarian seekers more spiritually advanced than non-vegetarian seekers?
Should there be dowry in devotee-marriages?
Is all sex an expression of lust or can it be an expression of love?
Can devotees do abortion if it is favorable for their bhakti?
How can we avoid isolation when people around us misunderstand our intentions and hurt us?
How can we become equally disposed toward every living entity?
How is the Vaishnava assertion that the world is like a dream different from the Advaita rejection of the world as unreal?
Why does the Avanti brahmana say that the mind is the cause of our suffering and not we ourselves?
Wasn’t it fanatical of Lord Chaitanya to punish Chhota Haridas so severely for such a minor transgression?
Does telepathy really happen? If yes, how?
If our svarupa is fixed, then is our endeavor to experience a different rasa futile?
Did Dasharatha Maharaj go to heaven instead of the spiritual world?
How did you come to Krishna consciousness?
Is having doubts unfortunate? Are doubts undesirable?
How did God create black holes?
Can’t the universe have always existed the way it is? Why bring God into the picture?
Is spirituality the explanation that we resort to when we can’t get explanations?
If a senior brahmachari changes his ashrama, how should we understand that situation and deal with that devotee?
How do we respond to those who say that different Puranas glorify different devatas as Supreme?
Why is Krishna often thought of as one of the incarnations of Vishnu?
If the desire for liberation is selfish should we desire liberation or not?
Does the Dashavatara conception – with aquatics in the start, semi-humans in the middle and humans in the end – support the theory of evolution?
Is buddhi-yoga a separate type of yoga apart from the four main yogas?
Can one person have true love for other person in material world?
If Padma Purana is written by Vyasadeva then how can the Damodarashtakam in it Purana be composed by Satyavrata Muni?
While glorifying Damodara why do we say Radha-Damodara and not Yashoda-Damodara?
Should devotees be promoting any particular candidate during political elections?
What is the meaning of the Gita 6.44 statement that the advanced yogi goes beyond the range of Vedic sound?
When adharma continues to exist in the world, what does it mean to say that the Lord’s mission is complete?
Is the Brahmastra Brahma’s weapon? Why is it considered so special?
Can a homosexual become a brahmachari?
Do material laws cease to apply for devotees?
How can we offer all the results of our work to Krishna?
People say “Pursue your passion.” Is such passion coming from the soul or the mind?
How can we take shelter of Krishna when the sexual urge troubles us while we are resting in bed?
Should devotee read books by nondevotee nationalist thinkers to learn how to protect Vedic culture and actualize varnashrama in today’s society?
Why do we talk about the benefits of chanting when we are meant to chant selflessly for Krishna’s pleasure?
Should we avoid debates with argumentative people who believe that technology is beneficial?
Is our capacity to practice devotional service limited by our prarabhda karma and the resulting guna configuration?
Who has the proof or knowledge that incredibly well-designed natural crystals, the natural arches, or even complicated biological things were designed by someone ‘intelligent’?
If the mechanisms of evolution are just imagination, then isn’t religion also just the imagination of some sages?
Is there a difference between the spirit soul and the spiritual body that he possesses?
Does the spirit soul remain the non-doer in the spiritual world just like he is the non-doer of his activities in the material world?
Does one need to be materially opulent to preach Krishna consciousness?
What prevents us from applying what we hear? How can we correct it?
If we like to hear do we still need to chant more to make spiritual advancement?
In what consciousness should we attend festivals centered on demigod worship that we are obligated to attend?
Can hearing classes on the internet substitute for going to the temple to hear classes?
Aren’t we blaming the victim when we say that women’s revealing dresses are the cause of crimes against them?
Can we attain a level where nothing that Krishna does can stop us from loving him?
Does the Vishva-rupa’s devouring the Kauravas prove that the Hindu God is a cannibal, as preachers of some other religion claim?
How can a butcher be advanced in spiritual knowledge as the Vyadha Gita in the Mahabharata depicts?
What does the Mahabharata pastime of Draupadi and all the Pandavas except Yudhisthira falling before they reach the top of the Himalayas signify?
When the Gita says the world is duhkhalayam, does that mean we should face all duhkha passively?
While hearing scripture, should we seek solutions to our current problems through the hearing or just focus on hearing about Krishna?
When Lord Chaitanya didn’t insist that Haridas Thakura be allowed entry into Jagannatha temple, why do ISKCON’s non-Hindu devotees want entry?
Why do some temples not allow non-Hindus from entering? Is this rule scriptural or merely cultural?
Isn’t it self-promotion to put one’s own lectures on the internet for the world to hear?
Why do Krishna and all incarnations descend according to such a tightly fixed schedule in particular yuga in specific Manavantara etc?
When Krishna has all the qualities of all the other incarnations, why are other incarnations needed?
Why is going Back to Godhead most important when the creation reflect the causeless mercy of creator?
When devotional service is meant to free us from material desires, how do we understand the Dhurva pastime in which devotional service was performed to fulfill material desires?
When Lord Chaitanya refused to meet king Pratap Rudra, why do ISKCON leaders invite politicians like the President of India for inaugurating their temples?
What is the ideal path to live according to the Bhagavad Gita As It Is?
What is the difference between wealthy people who live simply and real renunciates?
Sometimes the philosophy seems too philosophical and not practical. What should we do in such situations?
Is it correct to say Vaishnavism is a sex religion?
What does the word Srimad Bhagavatam mean?
I have joined as a brahmachari but am opposed and troubled by my relatives. How should I stay strong?
I am suffering from a diease from last 10 years almost. May i know how my problem can be resolved.
How can we overcome laziness, especially wrt waking up in the morning?
Due to some problems with the local temple devotees, I have stopped going there. How can I maintain my enthusiasm in practicing devotional service?
When money offers security amidst uncertainty how can one give up material ambition for spiritual pursuits?
How can we love Krishna when he is not like a normal person and doesn’t reciprocate immediately?
Does loving Krishna always protect us from all heartbreaks?
When famous religious teachers are accused of crime, how can we expect people to keep faith in religion?
Can the level of language in Gita-daily articles be made simpler?
How can we excel in our work if we are detached and don’t set goals?
Is Krishna consciousness spirituality or spiritualism?
How can we avoid complacency in spiritual life?
How can any energy of Krishna be inferior?
Are sexless marriages the best marriages?
What does Prabhupada’s statement “All men should remain as brahmacharis and all women should get married” mean?
Are demigods bhavagrahi? Otherwise when demigod worship is done improperly, how does it produce results?
Does deja vu have spiritual significance?
Can the jnanis situated in Brahman perceive the Narayana form?
In the Krishna seeing Mahavishnu pastime, why does Mahavishnu say that Krishna is his incarnation?
How do we choose whether to serve in the cities and reach out to many people or in rural communities for reviving varnashrama?
If one likes to study scripture more than do other services does that make one a jnani and not a bhakta?
As the consciousness at conception determines the kind of soul coming to the womb isn’t abortion desirable during pregnancy after rape so as to avoid unwanted progeny?
How can an IAS officer help in sharing Krishna consciosness since India is a secular country?
Can a scientist who accepts evolution practice Krishna consciousness?
When Krishna appeared at midnight according to the time in Mathura why do we fast on Janmashtami till midnight according to the local time at different places?
How do we discover our sva-dharma? Should we wait for the spiritual master to tell us our lifelong service?.mp3
Why does the Gita emphasize sva-dharma repeatedly from the second chapter (2.31) to the eighteenth chapter (18.47)?
When the Bhagavatam simply condemns household life, how can we as householders get encouragement from it to face life’s problems?
If the chidren of devotees don’t become devotees, then does the devotee-parents’ duty of caring for their chilldren no longer count as devotional service?
What should I do when my devotional service interferes with my duties as a mother?
When a loved one has passed away, isn’t it heartless to dismiss the resulting grief as mundane?
If the cultivation of knowledge is important in bhakti, then why does Lord Chaitanya say “I am a fool, so I simply chant the holy names”?
Is the state of impersonal merging higher that personal devotion?
Does one need to be intellectual to understand Krishna tattvatah, in truth?
Can devotees practice hath yoga for health?
How can we best study scriptures?
Can you explain what is sphurti?
What to do when we feel attracted to holy names other than the mahamantra?
When our love naturally does not extend to every living being does it mean that we are not actually connect with God’s love?
In the example of returning a lost dollar bill to the owner wouldn’t it be better to say a lost wallet as finding the owner of a dollar bill is impossible?
What is Karma Mimamsa? If Krishna himself speaks it, how can it be considered wrong?
If our philosophy is based on the level of love, why do we talk about sex mostly at the level of fear – fears of its consequences?
When a leader of a devotee community acts unethically should we try to correct the situation or should we leave it in Krishna’s hands?
How can we say that the Garuda Purana verse glorifying the Bhagavatam refers certainly to Bhagavatam as we have it (and not pre-edited version written by Vyasadeva)?
Can we conclude that ‘God’ refers to Lord’s role in material world and ‘Absolute Truth’ conveys the idea of Lord in touch with spiritual energy?
Why the word ‘summum bonum’ is used to convey ‘ultimate source of all energies’, when the word actually means ‘source of all goodness’?
Is Raksha Bandhan an authorized Vaishnava festival?
As you were a GRE topper, can you tell how we can prepare for GRE?
When prominent godmen are accused of sexual assualt how should we respond especially with people who have been following those godmen?
When Gita 5.18-25 talks about brahma-nirvana, why does Prabhupada say that impersonalism is troublesom?
Wasn’t Vedic culture destroyed because of its own faults and not external forces like Macaualay’s schemes?.m4a
Why do Christianity and Islam allow meat-eating? Is it essential for Muslims to eat meat?
Why do some spiritual organizations that believe in the Vedas not accept Deity Worship?
Was Vedic education responsible for social evils like caste system that Indian reformers tried to remove by adopting Western education?
Why does ISKCON focus on English outreach when everyone understands Hindi?
Due to its emphasis on class preaching, is ISKCON not losing the opportunity for mass preaching?
Gopi Gita Part 1 – SB 10.33.1-4: “Krishna, please appear before us” (Janmashtami class)
What is the difference between enjoyment and sense enjoyment?
Is the Shiva-sahasra-nama that glorifies Lord Shiva as supreme an interpolation in the Mahabharata?
When the Bhagavatam declares Krishna to the source of all incarnations then why does it refer to the Supreme by the name Vishnu repeatedly, even in the rasa-lila section?
Isn’t the Hindu belief that girls are the result of bad karma and boys the result of good karma responsible for female foeticide?
How can we differentiate between offering help and interfering in others’ business?
Is the Garga-Samhita authentic? If yes, why don’t the Goswamis quote it?
What does Krishna’s threefold bending form signify?
Isn’t Balaramji’s killing Romharshana just because of failure to offer respects objectionable?
What is the Vedic perspective on artificial meat?
Does bhakti come from bhakti or from punya?
If we get sensual immoral dreams, does that indicate we are fallen? How should we respond?
What is the story behind the origin of gopi chandana?
When Krishna never leaves Vrindavan how is he present in all the Deities all over the world?
What is the Vedic equivalent of the Golden Rule of Chrisitianity?
Is the Vedanta sutra personalist or impersonalist?
When the tongue is non-living why does King Kulashekarha pray to the tongue in Mukunda Mala Stotra 26?
Should devotees adopt politically correct usages like “senior citizens” for old people or “medical termination of pregnancy” for abortion?
Did Lord Rama have to be separated from Sita due to Bhrigu Muni’s curse to Vishnu?
Won’t inter-caste marriages lead to varna sankara (unwanted progeny)?
Did Draupadi love Arjuna more than the other Pandavas as a controversial South Indian novel claims?
When Krishna tells Arjuna in the Gita to do his duty, why do brahmacharis give up their duty in the name of the Gita?
Why does Bhishma say in SB 1.9.22 that he is a pure devotee? Shouldn’t a devotee be humble?
Should devotees network with thinkers focusing on Hinduism and Indian nationality?
If the soul is inconceivable, why should we bother to conceive it?
Why does the “yena sarvam idam tatam” in Gita 2.17 refer to the body and not all of existence
How do we ensure that we don’t just enjoy KC intellectually and not advance spiritually?
When Lord Chaitanya knew he was soon going to take sannyasa, why did he marry for a second time?
Should devotees do kirtan in drought-afflicted places to produce rains and thereby attract people to devotional service?
Why do scriptures refer to the mind negatively when it is our faculty for deep thought as in “Einstein was the greatest mind of the 20th century”?
Can a devotee pursue a career as a cricketer?
Can devotees enter into politics?
If bhakti offers higher taste why do devotees still struggle with sex desire?
When scriptures teach matra devo bhava, why do brahmacharis give up their parents for the sake of God?
Why is the Gita called yoga-shastra?
What do we mean by the mind’s eye? How does the mind see?
What does the Gita say about love and inter-caste marriages?
What is the reason for rituals that don’t promote liberation such as wife worshiping to get the same husband for seven lives
Is the soul conscious in the period between death and the next birth?
Is dressing the Deities in sandesh authorized?
What is the difference between free will and desire?
Are birthday celebrations for devotees authentic from the Vedic perspective?
If a person is attached to a family member will he be reborn in the same family?
How can we stop our family members from using items having animal products?
When trying to figure out Krishna’s lesson for us makes us indecisive what should we do?
How did Darwin spoil our culture?
How did Macaulay spoil our culture?
What is the conscious mind and the unconscious mind?
Are the Vedic scriptures faith-based theology or logic-based philosophy?
How can we deal with doubts rising on seeing that many leading Prabhupada disciples are no longer practicing KC?
Why do many Vedic sages engage in behavior that is lower than the moral standards of modern Vedic practitioners and even many modern atheists?
How can we absorb ourselves in devotional service?
When all did Krishna reveal the universe in his mouth to Mother Yashoda?
When knowledge comes easier than faith, why does CC say that faith develops in the madhyama stage and knowledge in the uttama stage?
When should we concern ourselves with helping other devotees and when should we mind our own business?
How can we differentiate between yukta-vairagya and bhoga-vrtti?
Wasn’t Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s rejecting his spiritual master Bipin Bihari Goswami offensive?
Can one go back to Godhead just by chanting without taking initiation?
How should we prepare for giving our first Bhagavatam class?
Does Lord Chaitanya appear in all Kali yugas or only in this Kali yuga?
Why were prostitutes present in Ayodhya?
Can we be fully dependent on Krishna? How?
Does everyone have to take sannyasa to go back to Godhead?
How can Parshurama be affected by sinful reactions?
If rains come due to kirtan, then are floods due to too much kirtan?
As Gajendra had been a Vaishnava king, why did he offer impersonal prayer?
Is the bridge between India and Lanka Rama-setu?
How can we offer correction without committing offenses?
Should devotees bathe in Radha-Kunda?
How should we receive criticism constructively?
Is using Radha Kunda tilaka authentic?
What is the basis of the authenticity of those Chaitanya Charitamrita teachings that are not present in the Vedic scriptures?
What is the disciplic succession by which Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami got the knowledge to write the Chaitanya Charitamrita?
How can I understand and apply the Gita?
If all living beings are God’s children, then isn’t killing plants but not animals like killing the handicapped child of a parent while sparing the healthy child?
Why do we get the same karmic reactions in hell, lower species and human form too?
Where does the soul go after death – heaven, hell or lower species?
What are the 7 secondary relationships? Do demons have those relationships with Krishna?
Is it right to say that we have a right to happiness when we are sinful, having rejected Krishna?
If our KC becomes weak away from devotee association, does it mean that our core conviction is weak?
What’s the significance of “new” in the “New Vedic Cultural Center”, the ISKCON temple at Pune?
If we chant while doing other activities, won’t that chanting be inattentive and thereby offensive?
How do the modes and the astrological planets inter-relate?
When does medical treatment interfere with nature?
Do engineers have secure future in devotional life?
Is a devotee born in a brahmin family working in a bank a brahmana or a vaishya?
How many types of bodies are there in the spiritual world?
Should one give charity even while being in debt?
Doesn’t the idea that devotees deliver their ancestors indicate bodily identification?
Can devotees perform agnihotra sacrifice?
Isn’t the Goswamis’ having boatful of gold atyahara?
How can we learn to contemplate on scriptural verses?
Why did Prabhupada recommend worship of Narasimha amongst all avataras? Isn’t this against the principle of peace?
How were Ikshvaku kings rulers of the earth when Ravana was in Lanka?
Does the Rantideva pastime exemplify social service?
SB 8.3.10 Praying for revelation is far better than playing with speculation
Can we use the word “our spiritual glory” when actually we are meant to be humble servants in spiritual life?
Is obesity a medical problem or a behavioral problem?
If we are in a service that doesn’t inspire us how long can we continue in that service?
Can devotees use positive thinking techniques like visualizations and affirmations?
If devotees don’t notice our service, then is our service authorized or whimsical?
Isn’t it better to do one thing at a time instead of chanting inattentively while doing other things?
Is it ok to celebrate Holi to attract new people to the temple?
How can we differentiate between humility and humiliation?
Do those who don’t accept that Prabhupada descended from the spiritual world comprise an apasampradaya?
What does the sentence “From your place at your pace join the race” mean?
Does Krishna protect his devotee-students from bullies at school?
Are sahajiyas better than Mayavadis?
Will those who reject Gaur-Nitai go to hell?
Don’t you like me? You haven’t answered my question for a long time.
What are the kind of questions that fall under counseling questions which you won’t be answering on the site?
How can devotees engage in charity so that they will not become bound in karma?
How can we sustain the momentum in spiritual life year after year?
Why do we need to preach?
During their spiritual advancement, do devotees see the Supersoul in their heart? How?
Does commitment to ideology make us blind to objective understanding?
Is it ok to ask for a specific wish like our family’s well being in our prayers?
If devotees don’t help the needy because of fear of being bound by good karma, aren’t they sacrificing basic humanity for spirituality?
When cows are souls who were cow-killers in their past life, why is killing them considered so sinful?
Why do we glorify George Harrison so much when he was not chanting 16 rounds or following the regulative principles?
Do we need to chant 25 rounds on Ekadashi?
How can we ensure that honest communication doesn’t become Vaishnva apradh?
Is the Buddha mentioned in the Bhagavatam different from the historical Buddha?
How and Who decides that the involvement in the stock market is cautious and won’t effect the mind?
How can we better recollect what we hear in classes?
I dont get any questions on hearing lectures. Is this good or bad?
Can a devotee who longs to go to Golok end up going to one of the Vaikunthas? Can souls from Vaikunthas go to GolokA?
Why do we as eternal souls get entangled in the cycle of birth and death?
How can a deaf and dumb person chant the holy names?
Do we have to first purify our mind and then our intelligence and then our existence?
Is dealing in shares in the stock market against the principle of no gambling?
Krishna asked Arjuna to fight but Buddhism supported Ashoka’s resolve not to fight Why the difference?
Is the state of faith at the level of chidanti sarva samshya same as that at Nistha stage?
Is there benefit even if we chant without hearing?
How can there be stool and urine in the spiritual world?
If I am facing problems with my counselor’s behavior towards me, should i tell him directly or to some other senior devotee?
Draupadi called out to the Lord for protection whereas Prahlad just remembered the Lord with faith in his protection. Which attitude is higher?
When the yuga dharma now is chanting, why do we still worship the Deity?
As Buddha is mentioned in the Bhagavatam does it prove that it was written after the time of Buddha?
Are divorces among ISKCON devotees happening because most devotees have Western gurus who subsconsciously Western culture among their disciples?
When we as sadhakas face sufferings, are they due to our past karma or due to Krishna’s arrangement especially when bhakti is said to remove all karmic reactions?
What does the term Gita wisdom refer to in your Gita-daily articles, when it refers to points not present in the Gita?
We devotees are ready to hurt our loved ones for the sake of Krishna and religious zealots are ready to kill others to please their God. What is the difference?
As guilt due to falldown can also be a temptation, should one just neglect guilt and keep practicing devotional service?
What should one do if after practising years of devotional service also, one gives in to temptations and falls down?
How can we always be conscious that the Paramatma is present within our heart and hear his inner voice?
When fake godmen are destroying the spiritual life of people isnt it the duty of the government or ISKCON to end this nonsense?
What happens if an unqualified person chants the Gayatri mantra?
What does the Gita 2.47 purport statement “One who is attached to the result of his work is also the cause of the action” mean?
How can we apply sarva dharman parityajya in our life as, for example, students?
I have been a lifelong strict vegetarian but due to bad association have eaten meat and so am feeling myself becoming impure and going away from Krishna. What should I do?
Can the maha prasade prayer be chanted at times apart from prasadam times? What do they actually refer to?
Spiritual advancement requires servitude towards Krishna and mastery over our senses Dont these two call for opposite attitudes?
When chanting is the yuga dharma why does Rupa Goswami give five potent forms of devotional service and not give exclusive emphsis on chanting?
Does Lord Shiva chant the name of Lord Rama in the ears of everyone who dies in Kashi and grant them liberation?
What are the types of lectures we need to hear in a week so that we will joyfully stay in KC?
How can we logically persuade others that scriptures like the Gita are the words of God?
Is there any diiference between a devotee taking medicine for a disease and he doing demigod worship for treating the disease?
As per Gita 10.10 does Krishna help only those who serve him constantly and with love or does he help all his devotees?
When I chant I cry like a child for the mother Is this normal or is it because I am emotional?
When hearing Vedic philosophy distracts me from studies what should I do?
When the verses in the Bhagavatam are counted, why do they turn out to be less than 18,000?
Please clarify the two words–Lord Shiva and Lord Shankar.
Why should I develop Love of God?
Why are cows referred to as unintelligent in the scriptures when they are in goodness, are dear to Krishna, and even their urine and dung are useful?
In your acknowledgments in the OMG book why have you not thanked Krishna and Srila Prabhupada who has shown you the way?
Why it is said that Lord Shiva is a true Vaishnav?
Anybody who is related to Krishna is worshiped then why Lord Shiva who is maha-Vaishnava is not worshiped?
Can we offer milk breads of good companies to Krishna ?
Why do we need to get rid of good reactions in addition to bad reactions?
What does the word ’cause’ mean in Gita 2.47 “Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities…”?
Is the male-female attraction present in us because that attraction is present in Krishna?
Is the Supersoul the observer and permitter or just the observer as is conveyed by the analogy of the two birds in the heart?
How do our present actions affect the results when our happiness and distress are fixed by destiny?
What is the difference between monarchy and autocracy as indicated in SB 4.13.11 purport?
How can I overcome the tendency to neglect aspects of bhakti like Kuntis prayers that are not focused on the worship of the highest form of Krishna?
If Radha and Krishna are one then what is the point of Krishna coming as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to understand Radha’s love for him?
How can intellectually inclined devotees engage themselves in devotional service?
What is Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contribution to our tradition?
Should devotees put their children in English Medium or in vernacular medium schools? Should they avoid convent schools?
Is lying sinful? How can we give it up?
Why do different paintings of Krishna depict him differently? Why dont we have even one photo of Krishna that depicts him accurately?
What is the significance of the Gita’s reference to Krishna as Bhagavan because Mahabharata also refers to Shiva as Bhagavan?
Does ISKCON have its commentary on the Mahabharata?
How can we decide that our seeing Krishna’s hand in daily events is proper or is just imagination?
Isnt it immoral for demigods to unite with earthly women? Why has God created things like intercourse??
Are the current changes in India’s religious landscape with the spreading of intolerant religions part of Krishna’s plan?
Is science never wrong because it is objective and is religion subjective?
Is the subtle body being material destroyed by the power of time, as is the gross body?
How can daily diary writing be used as a tool for spiritual growth?
I want to write articles as a service to Krishna. But I am unable to get time. How should I go ahead?
What does the marble and nail grid analoy exactly illustrate wrt the relationship between free will and destiny?
My obsessive thoughts dont allow me to chant and if I force myself to chant i feel haterful towards the Lord. Please advice.
Please explain the four levels of consciousness
Why did Lord Rama run after a deer not realising it was a demon from the beginning?
Does watching TV and reading newspapers comprise breaking the regulative principles?
When some organisms reproduce asexually doesnt this falsify Prabhupadas argument that mother nature cant produce offspring without the father God?
Should we hate our body because it obstructs and distracts us in devotional service?
When we face problems in our spiritual life, is chanting extra rounds the way to solve all those problems?
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Why are many people unable or not showing interest to fully surrender to Krishna although knowing from BG that they will get eternal happiness and also knowing human life is rare to obtain (in India)?
Which form of Krishna is the original one existing eternally? The baby, young or adult Krishna?
Why did Prahlad Maharaj not stop Bali Maharaj from his demoniac activities?
Why are Ambarish Maharaja and Dhruva Maharaja not counted amongst the 12 mahajans?
Why didnt Bhishma pitamah stop the Kurus from disrobing Draupadi?
Why does Brihaspati face no consequence when he did a grievous misdeed as described in the Bhagavatam ninth canto?
How can we deal with materialistic people while practicing Krishna consciousness?
Is destiny fixed at the macro level and changeable at the micro level?
If death is as painful as thousands of scorpion bites, then how do some people die peacefully in sleep?
If the only questions I have are inquisitve not transformative then what will be the effect on my devotional creeper?
What do the terms ‘revealed scriptures’ and ‘lotus feet’ mean?
When we meet people distributing Mayavadi literature should we challenge them philosophically or just recommend Prabhupadas books and leave?
How we can train our mind to have faith in ourselves?
Why does Prabhupada say that all the verses of the Bhagavatam are spoken by Shukadeva G to Parikshit M when the first canto isnt spoken by him?
Why do ISKCON devotees sometimes say that they are Hindus and sometimes deny it?
Why are many people attracted to spiritual organizations that have no philosophical substance so much that they even dedicate their lives?
What is it that Christianity possesses and Hinduism lacks because of which Christianity is spreading and Hinduism is not?
Is Govardhana Krishna or devotee of Krishna?
Why do we use a bead bag for keeping our chanting beads?
In your OMG book what do you mean when we say that the rejection of all material representations will lead to the rejection of Krishna himself as material representation?
What do you imply when you say that the heaven is not above the earth in a simplistic geographical sense?
How does Krishna cover the large distances between say Vrinadavan and Barsana while performing pastimes?
Is it true that the Uttarkhand disaster is caused by the moving of the Deity of Dhari devi?
Why was polygamy allowed in Vedic culture?
Is serving deities at our place in nuclear families by ladies during 4 days of menstruation allowed in ISKCON?
What is the purpose of worshiping demigods and going to heaven when those in heaven are praying to come to the earth?
Why does Krishna talk about controlling the senses to Arjuna when the purpose of the conversation seems to be to incite Arjuna to fight?
If destiny can be changed then what was changed isn’t that our destiny?
Is our coming to devotional service destined?
Is destiny fixed or flexible? If it is flexible then how?
Is ISKCON an American institute run by Americans who take donations given by Indians to America?
When women are victimized by violent crimes, often they are blamed for dressing or behaving provocatively. Is it right to blame the victim thus?
Are the reactions of our present actions mixed with our past reactions? Or do we get the past reactions separately?
Can we speak strongly in informal meetings with nondevotees so as to prevent discussions from going in provocative directions?
When we have emotional expectations from devotees and are disappointed can we seek emotional nourishment from Krishna alone and not strive for deep relationships with devotees
Should we avoid services like writing because we will become proud by doing those services?
How can we maintain a positive attitude in devotional life when we face reversals?
Is it practical to live in the mode of goodness in our fast-paced culture?
How can we avoid blurting out and learn to think before speaking?
How can devotees choose a career that is compatible with our devotional life?
If we need some material skills for serving Krishna can we pray for those skills?
Why should we practice bhakti?
If bhakti is perfect then why does it contain restrictions?
How can we increase our taste for reading Prabhupada’s books?
Why do natural disasters wreck havoc in holy places like in Kedarnath?
When devotees bathe several times each day arent they wasting water?
Why is Arjuna’s name not mentioned in the guru-shisya parampara at the start of the Gita when Krishna gave him knowledge in parampara?
When hens produce more eggs than in the past then where do the extra souls come from? Do all eggs contain souls?
Does knowledge progress in moving from personal vision to impersonal vision?
What exactly is humility? How can we cultivate humlity apart from chanting and praying for it? How can we avoid becoming proud of our humility?
How can we use the holy name meditations for improving our chanting?
Do we need to come to the stage of ruchi to go BTG? If we chant but don’t remember Krishna at the time of death, will we go back to him?
What is the position of Dattatreya? Did he teach impesonalism? Does he have eka-mukha and tri-mukha forms?
When some devotees use harsh words to condemn other spiritual paths, I feel uncomfortable but i dont want to offend those devotees. What should I do ?
How can we please the spiritual master, as Prabhupada repeatedly states in his books? Does this refer to diksha guru or shiksha guru? What to do when we don’t have much association with the spiritual master?
What does it mean that we should have implicit faith in the spiritual master, as Prabhupada says in his books
When should an upcoming devotee start reading Bhagavatam?
Does the pure devotee feel pain when the body meets with an accident or undergoes surgery?
Some people are telling that aliens are controlling the earth. Is it true?
Is there any online database or on paper of all the vedic scriptures intact for instant access?
If science is wrong why do devotee go to a hospital when they fall sick and not to a temple?
Is Prabhupada’s appearance and activities predicted in scriptures? If so please tell them
Are the revelations in other religious traditions as for example they do not accept the law of karma?
Is chanting a service to Krishna or our expression of love to Krishna?
Scientists talk about end of the earth. Is such a thing true?
A devotee is practicing sincere bhakti. Suddenly he dies in accident with material desire. Will he go BTG or he takes birth according to his desire?
What is written in the Kuran regarding Jihad?
As you preach to influential people then why don’t you preach to BJP, SANGH-PARIVAR people and end communal politics and riots?
Modern medicine contains alcohol and meat extracts. Does taking such medicines cause sinful karma. What to do when there is no option?
How will Brahma take back the Tiruapti temple if mad humans exploded a H-bomb in that temple?
Kamasutra is the scripture which is against Vedas. Please explain.
Is falldown or progress in bhakti predestined by karma or destiny? What role does karma or destiny have in determining our bhakti?
What is difference between the mind and the intelligence?
Is it true that Ramakrishna Paramhamsa has seen God? If yes, then which God?
How can we not lose faith in Krishna when we are faced with lots of suffering?
Is chanting the holy name and reading scriptures without preaching enough to take us back to godhead?
I feel that without association I can continue bhakti. Please explain why association is essential.
What is the deep meaning of philosophy? It cannot be ultimate as scientist give ultimate in mathematical formulae and experiments.
It is impossible to not see women with an enjoying mentality. Please guide.
How can we avoid lust?
Prabhupada says one who is not able to control mind is animal but in Gita Arjuna says that he cannot control mind. Please explain
Science says that universe contracts and expands but how… when Mahavishnu takes breath only one time in million years?
Normal temples have deities of Krishna and other demigods should prasadam offered in such temple be taken or not?
What actually happens and the end of every yuga?
If somehow it is known before birth that the child in womb is crippled can it be aborted?
If a person is born mad and to abuse god is his habit then how he can be elevated to KC?
Who experiences pain: body or soul?
How can we say our spiritual experiences are not just chemical reactions?
To become Krishna conscious do we need to change our complete behaviour or do we just need to learn respect and love for Vaishnavas?
Why has God created a mind that misleads us?
Is there any quick way to control the mind?
Radharani and Padmavati took birth on lotus only. Why didn’t they take natural birth?
Why is Krishna not descending now when there is so much adharma?
The Vedas say na tasya pratima asti. Then why do we worship the Deities and the laminations of the Deities?
Is the relationship between Krishna and the soul like that between two quantum entangled particles?
Why do we require faith to understand spirituality where as we don’t require faith to know science ,only proof can work?
How can we improve our intelligence to control our mind?
After death are we reborn into the cycle of 84 lakh species or does it depend on our desire at the time of death?
Lord Rama says janani janma bhumischa svargad api gariyasi. How to understand it?
When we become devotees should we not read newspaper or magazines and read only spiritual books? So how will we improve our general knowledge?
Do you feel that only if you follow Iskcon principles you will be elevated? Are all others lacking somewhere?
Can we make other organizations merge with ISKCON and have just one way?
Plz give geometrical dimensions not just one ten thousandth of hairtip. As soul is unchangeable, does it remain as it is when it goes back to spiritual world?
Why does Prabhupada put in his translations references to Krishna that are not actually there in the Sanskrit verses of the Gita?
Can one transcend the modes by processes other than devotional service?
If love guides and doesnt hide then why did Narada Muni hide the news of Krishnas departure from the Pandavas?
Why does Krishna refer to two different seasons as his opulences in Gita 10.35?
Does the mention of Buddha in the Bhagavatam indicate that it was written after Buddha?
Why do our anarthas increase when we start practicing bhakti? How can we avoid becoming discouraged??
How can we make our chanting purer and better?
Why are there rules for chanting some mantras like Gayatri and no rules for chanting other mantras like the Hare Krishna mantra?
Why do we worship God in such a fierce form of Narasimha?
Does chanting Rama Krishna Hari give liberation as does chanting the Hare Krishna mantra?
When Hiranyaksha caused the earth to sink where did people live at that time?
What is the relationship between the Krishna keshava pahi mam mantra and the Hare Krishna mantra?
Does the publicizing the names of donors in temples not encourage ego in the name of religion?
Are the Bible and the Koran to be considered scriptures?
Is the Bhagavad-gita shruti or smriti? Did it become important only recently in the Indian tradition?
What does the Gita 4.24 verse brahmarpanam brahma havir mean? How do we respond to its impersonalist interpretation?
Why can’t clothes stitched by devotees be worn while worshiping the Deities?
What is the significance of the Gita’s definition of yoga as equanimity?
What exactly is Shivalinga? What is the pastime behind it?
How are instructions in Uddhav Gita higher than instructions in Bhagwat gita?
How can the daughters of Daksha produce progeny of species different from their own?
What exactly does the random number generator experiment prove – does it demonstrate the power of prayer?
How can we avoid prajalpa and still maintain relationship with devotees with whom we have indulged in prajalpa in the past?
We often become discouraged when our plans in devotional service dont work. How can we make plans that work?
What is the Vedic perspective of the book Shiva’s trilogy?
Why does the Gita 8.13 recommend the chanting of om and not Hare Krishna?
As the soul is higher than the intelligence then how can the intelligence understand the soul as the Gita 3.43 says?
Does saying that people disbelieve in half-man half-lion but believe in half-man half-spider prove the existence of the half-man half-lion?
As the Brahman Paramatma Bhagavan are referred to in the Gita 6.28-30 then how are these terms not referred to in the Vedic texts?
How do others’ prayers affect my exam performance?
Why is your answer in the OMG book to the milk-pouring-on-shiva-linga question so wishy-washy?
The traditional system of responding to nature outdoors leads to so much unhygienic and dirty situations? How is that superior to the modern system of indoor washrooms?
What does it mean to say that we are envious of Krishna?
How can bhakti help me when my grandfather is suffering terribly with a terminal disease?
Is ISKCON present eternally in the spirtual world? Can we see Srila Prabhupada there?
What does the statement that Prabhupadas purports are more important than even the translations really mean? And are scriptures written such that they cannot be misinterpreted?
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?
Why do devotees not using mystic siddhis in Krishnas service?
What is the destination of those who serve cows?
Though devotees are doing HARINAM all over why there is drought?
Are souls falling from Vaikuntha even now?
What is the real translation of Gita 7.21?
What is the difference between heavenly, earthly and spiritual body?
What is the logical basis for inferring the existence of the subtle body?
If there are 33 crore demigods, then why does Shatpatha Brahman mention 33 gods?
Isn’t science better than religion because science is objective whereas religion is subjective?
What is the meaning of the statement “The Origin of sex life in its pure form is Krishna”
Why is the whole environment considered polluted during eclipses?
Should devotees hate criminals who commit extreme crimes?
Does matter come from spirit? if so how does matter emerge from it?
If holy places are similar to Vaikuntha and crimes happen there also, how are holy places different from material places?
Being the author of Srimad-Bhagavtam why didn’t Srila Vyasadeva speak Srimad-Bhagavatam himself ?
As spiritual attachment leads to material detachment how can we stay balanced?
Are mountains conscious? To which species do they belong?
Does the Lord become fed up with those who commit offenses repeatedly?
Ramayana characters 2 – Kaikeyi 2
Is it necessary to pray in an orderly way or can we chant anywhere?
Is body necessary for the progresss of the soul?
Ramayana characters 1 – Kaikeyi (Trapped by Blind Belief and Baseless Doubt) – 1
Why does Prabhupada say that “Consideration of the Paramātmā and impersonal Brahman arose after the creation; before the creation, only the Supreme Personality of Godhead existed.” in Bhag 6.4.47 purport?
Is the intelligence unaffected by material interactions?
Are women made for the enjoyment of men?
Why does the Gita say that “for a respectable person, dishonor is worse than death” and also say “consider honor and dishonor to be the same”?
When bows-arrows are more cumbersome than machine guns why did the advanced technology of the past use primitive weapons?
How do we distinguish the heart and mind?
Why does Krishna express surprise in some of his pastimes when he is omniscient?
If genes dont determine our behavior then why are some features of our behavior similar to our parents?
How should we react to greek “gods” like zeus and what significance do them hold to us in todays life?
Has science debunked the four elements called fire, air, water, earth and ether?
How do we respond to ‘Ramayana and Gita are speculators delight’?
What is the Vedic perspective on planchet?
Why is ISKCON no longer challenging atheists as Hamsaduta Swami did in Lanka?
Are non-Vedic scriptures approaching God at the level of fear, demigod worship at desire, Visnhu worship at duty and Krishna worship at love?
Does the brahmajyoti come from Lord Shiva?
How can we wash our sins – is there any water or oil?
Are scientists like people who refuse a readymade meal and want to cook a meal themselves?
Why do we feel envious of God but not of materially rich people?
What does ‘contamination of the material qualities’ mean?
Can my parents be my spiritual master if they are not devotees and are not in guru parampara
Is devotion a feeling to be developed or does it come naturally?
As Kaikeyi’s demands led to the unfoldment of the Ramayana why is she considered the symbol of ignorance
Can spirit produce shadow? Can light pass through spirit?
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?
Is it ok to get knowledge Especially religious From Wikipedia ?
As some species have become extinct what happens to those souls who have desires that those species are meant to fulfill?
How do i get ideas for writing articles and specifically articles for BTG?
Does the idea that matter can be a means to spirit have any basis?
If Ganga is coming from heaven, then why is it drying up?
If one wants to become a brahmachari how can one develop the courage to give up everything and fear of failure?
Why did Lord Chaitanya worship Shiva-linga if it is not the highest form of worship?
What is the significance of Shiva-linga?
Why are there irreconcilable differences between various religions?
How Kali’s weapons failed against Lord Chaitanya – Chaitanya Chandrodaya Nataka 1 Hindi
Why do devotees not celebrate Holi?
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?
Isnt Vyasadeva’s birth illegitimate?
What is the basis for saying that the mode of goodness is right?
If Tulsi das was a devotee, why did he want to merge in impersonal brahman?
Isn’t the boiling the milk concept contradicting to ‘jare dekho tahe kaho krishna updesh’?
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?
Are the different sangas of devotees within the same city recommended by Srila Prabhupada?
How can I overcome anger and study calmly college subjects that blaspheme dharma?
What does the unborn nature of the Lord mean?
What was the technology used in the Pushpaka vimana described in the Ramayana?
Why did Krishna’s parents not stop him from going to the forest to graze the cows to avoid the danger of demons?
Who is a bhakta? Were saints like Tukaram Tulsidas Kabir bhaktas?
Is ISKCON meant for only educated people like IITians and IIMians?
Why does Islam say that those who convert others to Islam will get good credits?
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?
If ether is present everywhere does that mean sound waves will transmit forever?
How does gambling break the principle of truthfulness?
What is kham brahma? What is ether? Is ether same as brahman?
Why is vatsalya and madhurya not included in the 9 forms of devotional service?
As bhakti centers on smarana, is just chanting enough to take us back to Godhead?
Why does Prabhupada’s Gita 6.46 translation of karmi not include nishkama karmis?
Is the verse ‘Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu’ Mayavadi?
Do animals act by instinct or they have intelligence also?
Why do we consider 108 times chanting as 1 round?
How do we respond to atheists who refer to god as a magician?
Was the concept of sun-god invented by ancient people who didnt know about solar flares?
Can we remember in the spiritual world the technology Krishna used to make both the worlds?
Does Brahma have 4 or 5 heads?
Is stating that god has created the universe like saying a magic fairy moves a car piston?
What does Bhaktisiddhanta’s statement “The world doesnt need any reformer” mean?
Does the mind wander more while chanting Hare Krishna as compared to other mantras?
Why was Arjuna so dear to Krishna?
What is the difference between expansion and incarnation?
What is Krishna consciousness?
What does Krishna’s statement that “I am time the destroyer” mean?
Why is the dowry system prevalent among Hindus?
Isnt the idea that only by modern science have diseases been cured West-centric?
What is the relation of Vedvyasji with Parashar Muni and King Shantanu?
Is ISKCON’s claim for a paramapara connection to understand the Gita not an attempt to monopolize the Gita?
Why do most people think that religion is for making us do good and for teaching us to love God?
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?
What is the Vedic perspective of homosexuality?
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?
Does the Gita’s instruction that we work without expecting results mean that we work without salaries?
Can we experience real love through relationships in this world?
When a relative is materially abusive how should a devotee respond?
Do higher dimensions in scriptures refer to higher spatial dimensions or higher levels of consciousness?
When a relative becomes hostile to our devotional practices how should we respond?
Why are most past life memories found in children of families who already believe in reincarnation?
Why did the gopis worship Katyayani? Can we worship demigods to attain Krishna?
As we need to arrange for our bodily needs how do we understand Prabhupada’s statemen that there is no need for economic development?
How can we regulate material desires that are not sinful?
Should devotees donate organs?
Do spiritualists lack critical thinking and are all thinking people atheists?
If Bhishma departed on Makar Sankranti then what is Bhishmashtami?
Do the Vedic scriptures support moral policing?
Is gender segregation the cause of violence against women?
What does the Shikshashtakam verse “shreyah kairava chandrika vitaranam” mean?
When our computer breaks down and troubles us, which klesha is it? How are the kleshas classified?
Why do some religions oppose Vedic cultural symbols like tilaka when they also have their religious symbols like beard and cap?
What does the statement that “protons and neutrons are the effects of the Paramatma feature” mean?
Why should one not go to the temple after there is a death in the family? Can we chant on Tulasi beads in a crematorium?
Does a daughter have the duty to deliver her parents, as does a son?
Why is the Pururava pastime told partially in the ninth canto and then later completeted in the eleventh canto?
Isn’t the skeptical antenna the same as the doubting faculty?
How exactly was Balaramji born? How much is the age difference between him and Krishna?
Why did Krishna run away when Jarasandha attacked for the 18th time?
Why did Krishna say to Arjuna that he had not shown the Universal Form to anyone else when he had shown it to Yashoda and Duryodhana?
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?
Why do scriptures urge women to do vat-savitri puja to get the same husband for seven lives when the goal of life is to attain liberation?
When Krishna doesn’t recommend roots as items to be offered to him why do we offer him potatoes?
“Brahman spoke through Krishna by entering into him like a ghost.” How do we respond to this idea?
What is the difference between pleasure, indulgence and temptation?
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?
How do we understand that the number of people killed in the Mahabharata war was more than the earth’s population at that time
Can devotees use products containing Tulasi for medicinal purposes?
Why is sleep considered to be a characteristic of intelligence in the Bhag 3.26.30?
Why did the Vrajavasis not go to Mathura to meet Krishna when they were suffering in separation from him?
As sexual abuses are so widespread in society isn’t sex education essential to protect potential victims of abuse?
As vaccination can prevent diseases that come as karmic reactions has science disproved or defeated the law of karma?
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?
Why did Krishna go to Kubja though she was known to be a society woman?
Is Maya eternal? Why does she illusion the jiva but not God?
As milk is today produced by causing violence to the cow should devotees take such milk?
Some people say that no species drink milk beyond infancy, so our drinking milk is unnatural. How do we respond?
Why is stitched cloth not used for Deity Worship?
Why do devotees use silk when it involves killing of silkworms?
If Jesus is a pure devotee why was he not protected, as was Prahlada?
Is there any scriptural basis to the quantum physics idea that the observer determines the observation?
Why are we selective about the analysis or purports of the scriptures?
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?
Why is Jiva Goswami known as the Siddhanta acharya of the Gaudiya sampradaya?
As devotees are sincerely trying to live according to principles can the mithyachari Gita verse 3.6 be applied to them?
Are the abuses against women in India due to the negative view of women in the Vedic tradition?
If the sexualization of the culture is to be blamed for the Delhi gang- rape, then doesn’t that imply the criminals are not to be blamed?
If “Svetasvatara Upanishad ” is dedicated to Lord Shiva , why is it dedicated to Krsna by Vaishnava Acharyas?
Why does one have to break Ekadashi at a specific time?
What was the karma of the girl who got so brutally raped?
Please explain how we become co-creators with God through sex, as you mention in your Gita-dailies
Do all the residents of Dhams go back to the spiritual world?
Does one have to come to goodness in terms of one’s activities before one can become transcendental?
Did Krishna return to Vrindavan as per his promise? Please explain the pastime.
Is the classification of the four kinds of miscreants in Gita 7.15 strict?
Is the size of the Supersoul in the heart literal or figurative?
Is the tree at Jyotisar in Kuruskhetra the spot where the Gita was spoken?
Which all are the bonafide religious practices of the world?
Why is Brahma requesting the Lord Varaha to kill Hiranyaksha before twilight hours when the Lord is omnipotent?
Do Prabhupada books contain only preliminary points of Gaudiya philosophy, not its advanced tenets?
Wasn’t it immoral for Rama to exile Sita on just a rumour?
Does the Hare in the maha-mantra refer to Hari or to Radharani?
Why did acharyas like Bhaktisiddhanta ST and Bhaktivinoda T not support the Indian national movement?
What is the Krishna conscious perspective on patriotism?
Why did Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati give sannyasa to himself?
How do we refute the Mayavadi interpretation of ‘om purnam adah’?
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?
How can we know that Balarama’s gopis are different from Krishna’s gopis?
What is the practical use of abstract philosophy when the world is facing so many practical problems?
Why does Krishna love cows when whatever qualities they have are simply given to them by nature?
How do we understand Prabhupada’s statement that planets float because of air not gravity?
If a devotee goes to Goloka Vrindavana, does that mean he can never see great personalities like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Parvati etc.?
Why is Lord Shiva glorified as if he is supreme in the Bhag 8.7?
How can we reconcile scientific and spiritual knowledge?
How should we respond to religious conversions happening in India?
What is Krishna consciousness perspective on sex education in general and in schools in particular?
Why does Krishna describe Maya as daivi in the Gita 7.14?
Can neuroscience make people happy, thereby making spirituality unnecessary?
If scientific theories are incorrect how do the scientific inventions work?
Does the multiverse theory disprove the existence of God?
When Krishna doesnt need to discover anything, as do scientists, is it right to call him the supreme scientist?
When we hear rumours about a senior devotee, how should we respond?
How can we avoid unwanted and offensive thoughts?
How can chanting Hare Krishna solve all problems?
How do we respond to atheists who say that we have no proof for heaven?
How do we respond to atheists who say nature has no space for god?
What is the significance of Gayatri Mantra? What result does one get by chanting this mantra?
Is Sita the daugher of Ravana?
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?
Why did Lord Chaitanya not initiate Tukaram M in the Hare Krishna mantra?
Is only heavy drinking harmful and occasional drinking good for health?
Does the father get the sin if his children misuse the money he gave them?
If Buddha is an incarnation then how do we understand his previous incarnations as animals mentioned in the Jataka tales?
Aren’t devotees like a group of people with limited knowledge and analysis?
How can we be confident, assertive, positive without becoming proud?
Will banning guns for law-abiding citizens help when law-breakers have guns with them?
When all the other elements have specific locations why not ether?
How de we understand the verse that nondevotees have no good qualities?
How do we reconcile the Vedic idea that the sun moves around the earth with the scientific idea that the earth moves around the sun?
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?
Are farm communities meant to offer eco-friendly alternatives for the unsustainable modern civilization?
What did Prabhupada mean when he said that 50% of his mission was still remaining?
If the process of KC delivers us then how do we understand the verse that the guru is the only way to Krishna’s mercy?
What is the basis for taking the number of wives of Chitraketu non-literally?
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?
How do we respond to skeptics’ claims that NDEs are products of culturally conditioned imagination?
Is time material or spiritual? Does it exist in the spiritual world? What is its role in creation?
How exactly do the demons killed by Krishna become liberated?
Has science debunked Indra?
When scriptural truths are branded by scientists ‘pseudoscience’, how do rationalistic people put faith on them?
What are the practical steps for maintaining and improving our relationships with devotees?
Is the scientific claim that jellyfish are immortal true?
What is the Vedic perspective on capital punishment?
What is the origin, authenticity and relevance of Tantra?
If Narada Muni is an incarantion then is he a jiva-tattva or Vishnu-tattva?
How could 64 crore people have fit in the small area known as Kurukshetra?
What is the difference between renunciation in passion and ignorance?
Is fault finding good or bad? If its bad then how can we overcome it?
Does soul have shape? Does that shape change from body to body?
Was the milk drinking miracle in 1995 real miracle or was it due to scientific reasons?
Does one have to live in poverty to be able to call out to Krishna sincerely as Bhag 1.8.26 suggests?
If the spiritual world is thrice the material world doesnt that make the total creation finite?
When I study scriptures I am unable to concentrate. What should I do?
When Yamadutas know that Narayana is supreme (SB 6.1.41) why do they later (6.3) ask Yamaraja if there is anyone above him?
Why was Duryodhana born with so much power when he had such evil tendencies? (and 4 other questions about Duryodhana)
When will the higher realities described in the Vedic scriptures become perceptions for a seeker?
When we are unable to express our questions should we just wait for purification to remove that doubt?
Why do the different Vaishnava traditions have a different understanding of the Absolute Truth?
Why is Krishna not keeping the increasing population under control?
Why do the local devotees in Vrindavan refer to Srila Prabhupada as “Swami Maharaja”?
When Brahma is an incarnation of the Lord. then how can he be illusioned by maya and how can a person become Bramha?
If pure devotees know everything from all perspectives then why do they have differences as in different commentaries?
Why is Ganesh worship being done in an ISKCON temple when it was not allowed by Srila Prabhupada?
Why were child marriages advocated in Vedic scriptures?
Why is Parashurama mentioned in the Dashavatara stotra and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu not mentioned?
Why did the Lord give spiritual knowledge to the sun-god when he had already given it to Brahma?
Why did Yudhishthira gamble despite knowing its consequences?
Is mother earth a jiva a demigod or a metaphor?
Why cant we have the morning program at 6 am so that more people can participate?
Why do ISKCON Temples have Ganesh at entrance and not have bell?
How does Lord Jagannatha reciprocate in Puri when the temple priests are so rude?
Why are there fossils of dinosaurs but not of Rakshasas?
Is the Yamuna purer than Ganga? On whose banks was the Bhagavatam spoken?
When all killing brings karmic reactions how can we do pest control?
Science of Transforming the Modes
Please explain the union of Parasara Muni and Satyavati.
What are the things we need to be attached to and detached from during the initial and advanced stages of spriitual life?
Why are there talking animals in Ramayana but not in Mahabharata?
When we dont get results due to our karma, does service get affected by our karma?
What is the difference between householder devotees and karma-yogis?
Why do senses go wild in worldly atmosphere after they have been peaceful in devotional atmosphere?
What is the authenticity of the story that Parikshit M stayed in a tower to protect himself?
What is the meaning of the fifth canto – faith in structure of the universe – protecting the sixth canto – faith in the holy name?
What is importance of Sandwich analogy to explain Bhagavad Gita from philosophical perspective?
How do we understand modern day events of devotees seeing Yamadutas?
What is more important: japa or kirtan?
How do the liberated souls simultaneously participate in Vrindavan lila and Navadvipa lila?
Why didnt Brahmaji see Navdvipa Dham in the spiritual world (as described in Brahma Samhita)?
What are the causes of anger – how to deal with them – Hindi?
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