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How to forgive ourselves if we have made a serious mistake?
How can we deal with our past conditionings that come in the way of our bhakti – Hindi?
Is our capacity for long-term thinking our defining human feature?
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
How to understand the Bhagavatam’s cosmology?
Amidst conflicts, how can we put aside our ego and accept responsibility for the problem?
How can we serve cooperatively with devotees without aggravating mutual conflicts?
What is the relationship between Maya and the Three Modes of Nature?
How can we decide the upper limit of tolerance?
When natural calamities disrupt our lives beyond tolerance point, what can we do other than pray?
How do we reconcile Bhagavatam cosmology with scientific cosmology?
Are the Mahabharata real or stories?
If someone puts in the same efforts as me but gets better results, how to avoid envy?
What are the three modes of material nature?
How can we overcome envy?
When an eye for an eye will make everyone blind, why does the Gita teach that?
If bhakti is the conclusion of the Vedas, shouldn;t the Vedas be filled with bhakti?
The Monk’s Podcast (119)
How do we give up bad habits?
What is the difference between a jnani and jnani-yogi?
How can we know that we are progressing spiritually?
Seeking Karuna Amidst Corona (3)
How are karma and jnana the cause of material desires?
Can buddhi-yoga refer to all three yogas – karma, jnana and bhakti?
How are jnana and karma uncovered in bhakti?
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?
Why does the Gita consider karma-yoga better than jnana-yoga when jnana-yoga is higher in the yoga ladder?
Can you explain Brahman and Paramatma realizations in detail?
Is Krishna brahman or parabrahman?
Is the Brahman aspect also sat-cit-ananda or is it only sat?
Does Brahman always refer to the Lord’s effulgence?
How could Yudhishthira stake his own wife in gambling?
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)
If the soul is complete, why is purification needed?
Why should we focus more on satisfying the soul than on satisfying the body?
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)
If someone is in great pain and can’t understand philosophy, how can we help them?
How did you come to Krishna consciousness – Hindi?
Is Reincarnation for Real – Evaluating the Evidence
What is the relationship between science and atheism?
Is our relationship with our guru a vertical relationship or a horizontal relationship?
What is the difference between the mind and the intelligence – Hindi?
Why does the Gita in chapter sixteen describe divine qualities in three full verses and demoniac qualities in just one verse?
How is simplicity as an austerity of the body in Gita 17.14 different from simplicity as an austerity of the mind in Gita 17.16?
When anger arises, what uddipana can we use to control it?
Can the self be realized without realizing Krishna?
If we see devotees’ love for us as Krishna’s love coming through them, are we not depersonalizing devotees?
If others’ love for us is Krishna’s love coming through them, does that apply to their anger too?
As sadhakas with anarthas, how much should we rely on astrology?
I was an honest disbeliever instead of being a hypocritical believer, yet I suffered – why?
Is forgiving those who have hurt us necessary for moving on in our life?
Is the self located in the brain?
Why can’t science measure love?
What is consciousness – why does science have difficulty in understanding it?
Why can’t scientists understand that our identity is spiritual?
Do we have free will?
Are people who have out-of-body experiences out of their mind?
How sound is the scientific evidence of past-life memories?
Should we drink cow’s milk nowadays when it is got by causing violence to cows?
Who are we – how can we understand the Gita’s answer from a scientific perspective?
What can we resist temptation?
When we perceive internally, how can we differentiate between the mind and the soul?
Who experiences love – brain, mind or soul?
Till what level of bhakti can devotees fall away?
On hearing sweet kirtans, is the happiness we experience spiritual or material?
When dasya permeates all rasas, why is it considered a separate rasa?
When we try to help someone by pointing out their mistake and they see it as an attack on them, what can we do?
Is bhakti materially independent or is it more likely to occur in certain places?
Can people with an empty stomach practice bhakti – shouldn’t material needs be fulfilled first?
Is there any proof for God’s existence?
How is the Gita relevant amidst today’s stress-filled times?
Is reincarnation a Hindu belief?
Can all karma be offered to Krishna or does ugra-karma have to be given up?
If bhakti is transcendental, why is cultivating the mode of goodness important?
What does having faith amidst problems mean practically?
If we feel guilty because of having exploded at someone, how can we overcome that guilt?
Is it better to be overwhelmed by knowledge or by ignorance?
When the Bhagavatam contains so many stories involving sex, is it appropriate for children?
What is wrong with seeking the desirable and avoiding the undesirable?
Is being emotionally invested in Krishna different from being emotionally invested in services to Krishna?
Can you explain some section of scripture that we can’t easily understand?
Is it easier to go from aversion to renunciation than from attachment to renunciation?
Should we take food offered at gurudwara if it contains onion-garlic?
Did Zoroastrianism evolve into Judaism and Christianity?
As science fiction movies show robots with emotions, can’t scientific progress imbue robots with consciousness?
Why does Bhagavatam say that Bhishma merged with the Supersoul?
What is the best way to understand the Bhagavad-gita?
If impulses can be controlled, why can’t instincts be controlled?
After practicing bhakti for many years, our enthusiasm goes down and we just go through the motions – how can we know whether we are actually going towards Krishna?
Suppose Krishna desires me to win a race, but I decide to not participate – what happens?
In the spiritual world, can we act entirely freely without being controlled by our nature?
If someone follows a spiritual path without much knowledge of Krishna, how will they advance spiritually?
Might a devotee be born in a Muslim family?
If I connect quickly with someone, does that mean we had a past-life connection?
Do like-minded people become more understanding or does understanding make people more life-minded?
How can we control anger?
When we get bad experiences repeatedly, should we just entrust everything to Krishna?
If God’s inscrutable will is good for everyone, what’s wrong with letting whatever is happening happen?
How is always thinking of Krishna practical?
When suicide is bad, why did Arjuna resolve to commit suicide if he failed to kill Jayadratha by sunset?
Is constantly thinking of Krishna and doing our work an example of multitasking – how can it be done practically?
On hearing offense to devotees, why is the extreme option of committing suicide recommended?
What kind of affirmations are most effective?
If a bad relationship has made me paranoid about relationships, what can I do?
Why do you speak more on bhakti than on karma which the Gita stresses?
What are the dos and donts to develop devotional consciousness?
Why are the near-death experiences of Indians and Americans different?
If this world is a place of misery, why does it have so much pleasure too?
If dedicated senior devotees face great distress, new devotees ask what is the point of practicing bhakti – how to answer?
If parents have been brought up in India and their children in the US, how can they harmonize their differing cultural expectations?
What to do if our material ambitions are stronger than our spiritual intentions?
I broke a one-sided relationship, but now I feel I should have tried more – what should I do?
If our elders are at fault, should we just tolerate or should we tell them?
When we understand scripture according to our level of realization, is that our false ego at work?
Is the Supersoul present in the spiritual world?
When scripture contains so much wisdom, why does most of India not follow scripture?
Why do we sometimes feel more agitated after starting bhakti practice?
Most past-life memories involve people who lived sinfully in their previous lives – shouldn’t such people have gone to animal bodies, not human bodies?
Is there proof of reincarnation from animal body to human body?
If the natures of a husband and a wife are not complementary, but contradictory, how can they function?
I have a disagreeable boss who is also atheistic – how can I deal with him?
If a relationship is severely strained but it has to go on, what to do?
In the Bhagavatam, devotees renounce the world to serve the Lord, but in the Vitthal tradition, devotees serve their parents while the Lord waits – how to reconcile?
When our consciousness goes up and down regularly, how is consciousness irreducible?
Different brain areas are activated when we have different emotions – doesn’t that show consciousness comes from the brain?
Is our nature never changeable – Hindi?
If people can’t change their nature, how can they improve – Hindi?
When facing problems, how can we go beyond blaming others and blaming our own past karma – Hindi?
Why do we so easily forgive ourselves – Hindi?
Why don’t people remember past lives in other species?
In past-life memories cases, how do wounds on the previous body manifest as birth marks on the next body?
When presenting philosophy from one perspective, how can we avoid getting carried away and rejecting other perspectives?
If devotees are becoming lethargic in professional life, should we encourage them to aim high?
Should a brahmachari change his ashrama if his astrological chart is unfavorable for renunciation?
What is the difference between the mind and the modes?
Which is better – learning with the intelligence or learning with the mind?
When a problem goes on for a long time and our attempts to solve it only aggravate it, what should we do – Hindi?
Should we do a service that pleases our authority but upsets other devotees?
If we as managers take some strong decisions, some devotees feel hurt and hit back at us – should we take such decisions?
When someone’s conditioning troubles us, but they expect us to continue tolerating, what should we do?
What is the difference between karma-yoga and bhakti-yoga – Marathi
Why was Lord Chaitanya harsh with Chota Haridas and lenient with Balabhadra Bhattacharya?
Can we get rid of unwanted thoughts by neglect?
Which is more dangerous – failure of the mind or failure of the intelligence?
How is the discriminatory caste system justifiable?
In parts of India where people eat meat extensively, how can we attract them to bhakti?
If the impressions from past failures push us towards failure again, how do we break free?
We don’t know our strengths and the social mirror distorts our self-conception further – where then can we begin knowing ourselves?
When different people with different mental frames discuss a problem, why is a particular person’s solution accepted?
Apart from positive-negative thinking, does past karma comprise barriers in our destiny?
While putting Krishna first, when devotees neglect others, how can good devotee-relationships develop?
If someone has helped us in our pre-devotional life, but is now unfavorable to our bhakti, how should we interact with them?
Is it ok to have material desires?
When we have more things in control, we feel less dependent on Krishna – what to do?
If prolonged problems leave us disheartened, how can we regain our morale – Hindi?
When problems stay on for a long time, how can we avoid losing faith – Hindi?
Acceptance is the beginning of transcendence – where all does this apply – Hindi?
When Krishna tells Arjuna that your nature will make you fight, then where is free will?
If a child is born retarded and dies without doing anything, what is the point of such a life?
When we deal with dissatisfaction, how can we know whether we are acting by Krishna’s guidance or our mind’s conditioning?
If a service is incompatible with our nature, what should we do?
When we don’t get an intimation of our death, as did Parikshit, how should we practice bhakti?
Why should we go to a temple when we can serve poor people or open hospitals?
When we can have a temple in our home, why do we need to go to a temple?
When we are provoked, we get angry despite our resolutions not to do so – what to do?
Can we say that the brain processes various energies and one kind of energy processing leads to consciousness?
Is an unfavourable family situation Krishna’s arrangement – should we accept or reject that situation – Hindi?
If feelings of satisfaction deter us from doing difficult duties, what should we do – Hindi?
If we give up all emotions, then what will motivate us to work – Hindi?
Is thinking negatively the default setting of the mind – Hindi?
If we feel fear about losing our loved ones, how can we overcome that fear?
Is it natural to have expectations – does spiritual life change that?
In ancient India, there were many different belief systems, as there are now – why is this?
If someone helps us but makes us feel bad about having taken their help, should we keep a distance from them?
Is there a fine line between when matter takes us towards Krishna and when it takes us away from Krishna?
If we practice bhakti simply to look good in others’ eyes, how can we advance?
How can we remember that we are devotees when we are with materialistic people?
If we surrender to Krishna because of fear that we will face problems otherwise, is that surrender genuine?
After practicing spirituality, we feel less materially insecure – does that mean we are spiritually advanced or are irresponsible?
If we can’t decide whether a particular desire is good or bad, what should we do?
When dharma has gone down so much now, why is Krishna not appearing?
Isn’t Prabhupada’s Gita just one among the many interpretations of the Gita?
How can we connect our IT job with Krishna?
How is the intelligence connected with the heart?
If my job requires me to do medical testing on animals, how can that be reconciled with bhakti?
If our children don’t become devotees, are we failing in our primary duty?
Aren’t parents who want their children to succeed in competitions encouraging materialistic over-endeavor?
Should we as parents encourage our children to participate in competitions for discovering and developing talents?
When some people remember their past lives, where are those memories stored?
Can the soul remember its eternal position?
Does reincarnation explain why some people feel they are in a body of the wrong gender?
How can we redirect our attraction from Krishna’s sparks to Krishna, the whole?
How can we apply the principle of becoming angry when a devotee is blasphemed?
What are the ways in which the Nectar of Instruction text 1 can be misapplied?
What should be the basis of our self-worth?
Is controlling our thoughts a skill that can be developed?
If after praying we take a decision and it turns out to be wrong, has Krishna misled us?
What exactly does Krishna sanction – how?
How does free will interact with the modes?
When Krishna knows everything including what we need, what is the need to pray to him?
When we pray to Krishna to give us the strength to serve him, how can we recognize his reciprocation?
Pandavas tolerated initially and retaliated eventually – how can we decide when to tolerate and when to retaliate?
What is the role of science in Krishna consciousness?
How to understand that we can’t understand Krishna – then why do we study scripture?
What is the monistic conception of pure consciousness in terms of subject, object and stream of consciousness?
When Vaishnavas don’t take meat, why do Shaivites take meat?
How can people who care for pets and aspire to be vets still eat meat?
If someone justifies an illicit relationship by saying that their spouse is unloving, how do we respond?
If our loved one is addicted to tobacco and still wears kanthi mala, how can we help them?
How is scripture a window to God?
When Airavata existed earlier, how did he appear during the churning of the milk ocean?
Why is remembrance of Krishna so important in bhakti ?
How can we better appreciate the relevance of spiritual classes as well as academic studies?
During possession, what is the relation between the subtle bodies of the possessing ghost and the possessed person?
When the possessed soul and the possessor soul are equal, how can one soul dominate another ?
Do the laws of material nature work on ghosts ?
When the soul is different from the body, why does injury to the brain cause the soul to leave the body, but not injury to the foot?
Some people can see ghosts, some can’t – why?
Beauty is a spark of Krishna, but it makes us forget Krishna – what to do?
How can we make people in the lower modes interested in Krishna?
How will avoiding the association of agitating people help if agitation is in our karma?
Isn’t the mode of goodness alone enough for serving Krishna – during the churning of the milk ocean, why were the other modes needed?
A mentally retarded child can’t do any karma – what determines his future life?
A mentally retarded child can’t pursue any worthwhile goal – what is the point of such a life?
When problems drag our emotions away from Krishna, how can we focus on him?
How is karma connected with our future destination?
What externals can help us stay spiritually grounded?
Can a spiritual mind know the destiny?
How is an action classified as good karma or bad karma?
How can we minimize our past karma’s impact on us?
Are hungry people starving because of their past karma?
Does karma contribute to our achievements?
How can we prevent our leisure time from being consumed by worrying?
During the evolution of life on the earth, when did the soul enter into the picture?
In past life memories, might the investigators be committing frauds?
What is the concept of a soulmate?
What happens to children who remember their past lives after they grow up?
Can children be trained to remember their past lives?
How can we see virtual reality in terms of spiritual philosophy?
How can we increase our remembrance of Krishna when we come to the temple?
Isn’t it better to read Prabhupada books instead of wasting time on social media?
Why didn’t the Pandavas think that the Kauravas were simply instruments of their own past karma?
Is the Mahabharata that occurred in another age even relevant today?
Is the Mahabharata an excellent drama or is it historically true?
If everything in the Mahabharata is arranged by Krishna’s plan, why do we blame Duryodhana or Karna?
Why is Arjuna considered the greatest archer when all his power came from Krishna?
If Dhritarashtra had stopped Duryodhana from fighting, how would the Gita have been spoken?
When Dhritarashtra was forced by the modes to support Duryodhana, why is he blamed?
Did the celestial voice stopping Duryodhana from committing suicide interfere with his free will?
Are Christian missionaries in India funded from the West?
Are some people utterly incapable of understanding God’s form – are some religion’s revelations customized for such people?
Will Christians in the kingdom of God see Christ as described in the Bible or as sages described in the Vedic literature?
Why does Christianity have stronger missionary tradition that Hinduism?
Did Greek thought come from Vedic thought?
If we feel more devotionally connected with Krishna while hearing than while taking darshan, what should we do?
Why can’t the soul be seen with microscopes – where is it located in organisms that have no heart?
How can conservation of energy be reconciled with temporariness of matter?
What is the reference point for saying that the soul is small?
How can we prove that life has the purpose of loving Krishna?
How can we understand that the attractiveness of all attractive things comes from Krishna?
Are there different levels of seeing Krishna?
How is Rama’s treatment of Sita justified?
If guru-shishya parampara was always present, how could monism become so prominent?
Can we have a thoughtless mind?
Why do we feel sleepy during chanting, but not kirtan or prasad?
Does the mind have more impressions from the present life than from past lives?
How can we stop daydreaming?
What happens to the mind when we sleep?
Drinking water and sleeping are both bodily needs – why is sleeping considered in the mode of ignorance?
How to balance between shunning social media and being obsessed with social media?
What is the spiritual perspective on death due to dowry harassment apart from past karma?
How to see spiritually the grief I feel after my mother has passed away?
Is violence against women in India caused by the objectification of women as sense objects in Indian sacred texts?
How does telepathy occur?
Is the mind like a TV on which pictures are projected?
Can the mind travel out of the body?
Are material objects less pure than us?
How is detachment empowering?
When the soul moves from one body to another, is there complete conservation of the mind?
What does fixing the mind on the lotus feet of Krishna mean?
How can we overcome the mind’s rationalizations?
If the mind is not a person, who proposes desires to us?
Is the mind personal or impersonal?
If the software is compared to the mind, what is the intelligence compared to?
How is controlling the mind by focusing it on Krishna different from focusing it on some material object?
How can we help people who are following some apasampradaya – Hindi?
Is self-respect the same as ego – Hindi?
How can we be Krishna conscious when we are not staying with devotees in a youth center – Hindi?
What is the difference between purity and goodness – Hindi?
While doing our service, is seeing everything in connection with Krishna necessary?
If people hold on to their beliefs, how can we elevate them?
Why do Hindus leave shoes outside their place of worship but Christians don’t?
When scripture says our parents are God, why do some young devotees renounce their parents?
How can bhakti philosophy unite world religions?
How can we avoid getting caught in petty things?
Do microbes forming on rocks demonstrate that life comes from matter?
Can future scientific advancement detect the existence of God?
As humans can do a wide variety of activities, doesn’t that prove we have free will?
What comprises science – what are the boundaries that define science?
What does knowledge in the mode of ignorance mean in today’s world?
Is there some science other than modern for explaining matter?
How do tantrics get special power?
How can we go beyond being exclusivist and pluralist to becoming inclusivist?
When so many humans are doing bad karma today, how is the human population increasing?
How can people from other religions realize that they are servants of Krishna?
When Krishna is the source of both material and spiritual worlds, which world comes first?
Does dharma mean religion?
Within a religion, when there are many paths, how do we know our path?
What is the Vedic perspective of Buddhism?
How is Shankaracharya’s path to be seen in the inclusive understanding of dharma?
When sanatana-dharma is inclusive, why are most Hindus pluralists?
When a bad thing happens, does optimism mean seeing it as the best thing that could have happened?
Does positive thinking mean that we shouldn’t think about the past – then how will we learn from it?
How can Chrisitan conversions in India be countered – can Hindus be united for this purpose?
Some Christians say that Kalki will be Jesus come again, not Krishna come again – how to respond?
How central is cow slaughter to Islam?
If Islam considers idolatry the greatest sin, how can it co-exist with Hinduism?
Why do post-modern Leftist scholars in India separate Islam from terrorism, but not Hinduism from the caste system?
As different paths conceive God differently, do they all lead to the same goal?
Before Nirjala Ekadashi, can we take some juices or pills to increase our fasting capacity?
From the karmic perspective, what is the difference between ignorant wrongdoings and intentional wrongdoings?
Why do scriptures not describe technology such as bulbs?
How can we be always surrendered to Krishna?
How can we know whether the mind’s story is false or real?
How can we know when we are planning and when the mind is fear-mongering?
If when our mind tells a story and we consult a friend whose mind is telling the same story, how can we avoid illusion?
The mind tells the most stories during chanting – how to counter?
Why does devotion change our mind’s tendencies temporarily?
Does chanting automatically make us kinder or do we have to strive to become kinder?
Does chanting require effort or does chanting make us happy?
Why is the mind considered a sense?
How can we focus on chanting when the mind wanders?
When Tvashta gave Narayana-kavacha that made Indra invincible, how could Tvashta himself be killed?
How can we remain respectful to the devatas while describing their non-supreme position or their non-ideal activities?
Just as the mind is personified, are other things such as Bhakti devi and Kali also personifications?
How can we balance giving due priority to chanting with other important services?
If people anger us, how can we control ourselves?
Does a good result indicate intelligence-guided action and a bad result indicate mind-driven action?
If during book distribution, people are abusive, how can we stay calm?
How can we make the right choices within bhakti?
How can we know that the purpose we are pursuing is the best purpose?
How can we prevent our emotions from affecting our decisions?
How can we be practically grounded on the spiritual level?
Can we fulfill all the purposes for our existing in this world?
Are our problems caused by our past karma or arranged by Krishna?
Are poor people responsible for their poverty?
Are there two ways of thinking – the mind’s way and the soul’s way?
How can bhakti increase our ability to think, which is a material ability?
Does the Gita give spiritual solutions to all material problems?
How can I overcome procrastinating tendency?
How to respond when others serve in ways that don’t make sense to us – should we criticize them?
Do interruptions in our remembrance of Krishna occur because of circumstances or consciousness?
What does seva-smarana mean?
Is the mood of dasyam not present in Goloka Vrindavan because it is madhurya dhama?
Are paid pujas done in temple not commercialization of religion?
What standard of Deity worship should householders follow?
When we are in a position of guiding others, how can we know how much to control them and how much to let them go?
How can we avoid discouragement when our sincere service is repeatedly frustrated?
From a spiritual perspective, what causes addiction and how can it be dealt with?
When science and spirituality never meet, how can they be reconciled?
Do dreams mean something – should we try to understand their meaning?
Is research in reincarnation still going on?
If we are already middle-aged, do we still have enough time to counter our bad karma by practicing bhakti?
Can we counter bad karma with good karma?
During the course of evolution, when did people develop the capacity to understand spirituality?
Why do movie songs stay in our memory much more than devotional songs?
If science can’t answer some questions, why is everyone progressing along scientific lines?
Science can’t address God’s existence and spirituality can’t prove it – how then can science and spirituality be reconciled?
When mood swings are caused by hormonal changes, how can we control our moods by our determination?
How can we get in our next life the devotional facilities we don’t have in this life?
If senior devotees chanting for many years still have conditionings, does that mean conditionings are stronger than the holy name?
Does duty means doing that which we don’t like to do?
When doing our prescribed service deprives us of devotee association, what should we do?
When someone hurts us, how can we avoid becoming vengeful and stay focused on Krishna?
Why is it so difficult to become attracted to God and so easy to get attracted to sense objects?
If someone has hurt us and we don’t have the courage to tell them, what can we do?
When anger comes, how can we calm ourselves?
How can we avoid impulsive reaction to hostile people?
If we fail in our resolution after sticking to it for some time, how to avoid becoming discouraged?
How to deal with relatively harmless addictions?
When the vibrations of different people chanting mantras are different, how does the mantra purify?
How can we correct the bad habits that we are unaware of?
Can destiny be changed by technology?
Why does our culture not tell us the reasons for our religious practices?
What is the starting point for bhakti yoga?
What changed your life trajectory?
How can we cheer up a family member disheartened by a prolonged bad health?
How do mantras change our consciousness – by their frequency, word order or word choice?
How can we know that the ultimate source of everything is good?
Does suicide change destiny?
How can we increase our attraction to reading Prabhupada’s books?
What to do if we feel like being in the temple constantly but can’t?
How can Krishna be our top priority when our studies need to be our priority?
What to do if we get too many services and our sadhana goes down?
How are the eight stages of ashtanga-yoga related with bhakti-yoga?
What to do if the calm got from attending spiritual programs disappears when we face the world’s problems?
How can we become aware of our default settings?
Is touching the digital Bhagavatam in our phone equivalent to touching the book Bhagavatam?
In future, when physical books are replaced by digital books, how will we distribute books?
Can Krishna as a super-admin change all the settings of our mind in one go?
How do we differentiate between accepting the presence of our inclinations and pandering to them?
As we advance, will our physical needs go down to Raghunatha Dasa Goswami’s level?
How can we avoid taking shelter of something temporary that gives us relief?
What can we do if we feel bored while chanting?
Does bhakti remove karmic reactions or give relief amidst karmic reactions?
Can’t knowing about Krishna push us to know Krishna?
If because of physical pain we can’t come for the morning program, are we listening to our mind?
Isn’t using intelligence to control the mind paradoxical?
Amidst karmic suffering, can astrology offer relief?
Can karma be inherited – do children get the good karma of their parents?
How can we get relief by letting go of things and still be responsible?
If others become insecure because of us, what can we do?
If we are born with demoniac qualties, are those qualities God’s gift to us?
How can spiritual knowledge address today’s burning social issues?
How can we as spiritual agents better connect with each other?
How can we be spiritual – tolerant, gentle – in today’s corporate world?
If Kali-yuga is set to be degraded, can we do anything to change it?
Are there any practical tools for overcoming anxiety?
Should we take cow milk when it is obtained by causing violence to cows?
What are the symptoms of a self-realized person?
Is praying to Krishna a part of our karma?
Can someone be destined for failure?
If a tide pushes us towards success, is that tide Krishna?
If we are destined to succeed, will destiny make us act for success?
Did Vidura depart because of unbearable criticism or frustration at his counsel being neglected?
Was Vidura irresponsible in departing when his family was about to fight the worst war of their life?
How important is it for we ourselves to be detached?
How do we convey the importance of the don’ts in bhakti?
What is a healthy attitude towards guilt induced after sense indulgence?
What does it mean to hear the holy name?
Why does our inspiration for service rise on hearing and fall when material responsibilities come up?
Pingala got realization despite having no spiritual environment – why don’t we get realization despite having spiritual environment?
What is the difference between intellect and intelligence?
Can we desire to have a child like Lord Rama?
How can beauty be used in Krishna’s service?
When does the intelligence become the form direction of the Lord?
Can our intelligence be contaminated?
Why does scripture say that the sould doesn’t experience any emotion?
Are pure souls covered by the subtle body?
Prostitutes were present in Dwarka, the abode of pure devotees – how to understand?
If we fail in a field, can we infer that field is not our nature?
How much anxiety should we take up while being ambitious in our professional life?
Do advanced devotees who know Krishna is in control also feel anxiety?
Among devotees when will love for Krishna transform into love for all living beings?
How to deal with senior devotees who make life difficult for everyone in a community?
When difficulties force us to surrender to Krishna, where is our free will?
When Maya presents options, some temptations are not options at all – why?
Will tempting desires ever go away or will they stay lifelong?
How can we keep our spiritual intentions strong?
Does Krishna test us according to our capacity or beyond our capacity too?
Have we humans thought up an anxiety-relieving entity God because we suffer more anxiety than animals?
Karna wanted revenge and Draupadi wanted revenge – what is the difference?
How can we help our children to make good choices amidst a degraded culture?
How do we counter moral relativism with those who don’t accept scriptural authority?
How can we feel that Krishna is the doer, not that we are the doers?
Does absorption in Krishna require sixteen rounds chanting?
How can we rise from cultural bhakti to spiritual bhakti?
How to develop our relationship with Krishna
What if we feel attracted to serving Krishna in our role in this world, but not in the spiritual world as his associate?
Do soldiers who die while fighting for their country attain higher planets?
Is it good to be a nationalist and a Krishna devotee?
How can we counter the mind’s wandering while reading scripture?
Should society dictate the criteria for when to take legal action and when to forgive?
Can we tell the truth selectively if that helps someone?
How to absorb ourselves in Krishna instead of problems?
Do we need intelligence to deal with resentment?
How can we deal with material desires in bhakti?
Why does Krishna sanction people’s doing bad karma – why doesn’t he just control their free will?
When results are determined by our past karma, can results be used to evaluate the soundness of our decisions?
What is the difference between processing emotions through self-help principles and through bhakti principles?
How can we overcome our false ego and rise from our material identity to our spiritual identity?
If we are broken by many past hurts, how can we overcome that casting?
When a relative lets us down repeatedly, how can we trust them?
Can you explain with examples how we can tolerate?
How should we deal with anti-devotional activities happening in our environment?
How can we give up undesirable habits that we keep relapsing into?
How can we sense better how a person is going to behave and prepare our response better?
How can we share our spirituality with others without being preachy?
How can we decide whether to try to change something or to let go?
Is minimizing distress not like pushing problems under the carpet?
When new people feel disturbed by seeing groupism in our movement, how can we explain to them?
If our conditionings keep popping up what can we do?
How can we help temple visitors to become serious devotees?
How can we adapt without watering down?
When Krishna is not directly with us how can we know his will?
How can we chant purely?
What is wrong with practicing bhakti because the world is dreadful?
Among the four categories of people who come to Krishna does any one stay more than others?
How can we know whether our emotions are coming from the modes or from our bhakti practices?
How can we explain the rationale for letting go in some things to our nondevotee friends?
When Ravana had been seen going southwards, why did Rama send monkeys in all four direction?
When there is disunity, should we just surrender and wait for Krishna to restore unity or do something to restore unity?
If people speak in anger, doesn’t it reflect unfiltered what is in their heart?
If we are not spiritually advanced, do the problems we face come from our past karma or by Krishnas arrangement?
How can we stay spiritually focused and respond appropriately amidst situations of distrust?
Does knowledge correlate with being judgmental?
How can we prevent or correct misunderstandings among devotees?
Why did Vali attribute negative intention to Sugriva – was he already suspicious?
After Valis death why didn’t Sugriva console himself by focusing on Valis atrocities?
When Sugriva had planned Vali’s fall, why did he feel remorse?
How can we deal with people with nondevotional values?
If others misjudge us, what should we do?
How can we overcome depression caused by frustration of expectations?
How can we practically cleanse our mind of negativity?
How can we let go of the past and the future, and focus on the present?
Does our desire for freedom from parents come from resentment towards them or from a genuine need for self-expression?
If traditional cultures aren’t against love, why are love marriages banned in ISKCON?
How can peer pressure be avoided?
Can we have hobbies that are neither spiritual nor sinful?
How can we serve purely?
If we let go of things, are we being cowardly?
Does satsang strengthen our buddhi – Hindi?
If our actions unintentionally hurt others, will we get the reaction?
When money provides all comforts, why is spiritual life needed?
Amidst today’s financial insecurity, how can we decide how much accumulation is enough?
When bhakti practice hasn’t yet changed our disposition, how can we take sound decisions?
Do we need to sometimes prioritize the spiritual over the material or the material over the spiritual?
Philosophy makes sense intellectually, but doesn’t sink emotionally – what to do?
Is crowding desires out of our mind not superficially distracting?
Is working hard and getting promoted in our job good?
How can we scientifically explain reincarnation?
How can we explain Bhagavatam sections that contradict modern science?
How can we identify our natural inclinations?
What is wrong with sense gratification?
If scripture contains advanced material knowledge such as Vimana-shastra, why don’t we use it to make planes today?
How can we understand unbelievable statements from scripture?
How can we offer criticism constructively?
While seeking realization, how can we avoid speculation?
Why is Krishna thirsty for our love when he has so many devotees loving him?
Is there a scientific explanation of the benefits of eating prasad?
Can we scientifically prove the validity of scriptures?
What is the best way to present scriptural wisdom to scientists?
Does everything exist for Krishna’s pleasure?
How can we move on after painful conflicts with devotees?
What does seeing but not acting with equal vision mean?
How can we be detached when we want to offer the best service to Krishna?
How can we control impulsive behavior?
How can we know whether our decisions are right or wrong?
If strong speaking alienates people, should we still speak strongly or speak sensitively?
During chanting, how much is thinking of other related things acceptable?
If people are born together in a family because of similar karma, why are some family members so different?
Many scriptural storylines appear to be predestined – do we really have free will?
What is causeless mercy – how can we qualify for it – can it come without initiation?
How can we share bhakti wisdom with the non-religious?
What is our religious identity – what is a simple answer that our kids can give to other kids at school?
Is the holy name scientific, ethical or relational?
How can a newly married couple new to bhakti strengthen their relationship?
What is the spiritual recourse amidst abusive relationships?
How do we have free will – how much can we use it?
If Prabhupada knew that certain projects weren’t going to succeed, why did he encourage devotees to do those projects?
If karmic reactions come on earth itself, what is the need for sufferings in hell?
How can we help others to not see problems at the bodily level?
How can we connect with Krishna tangibly when distracted by worldly objects?
How can we realize that we are different from our mind?
How can we transform practice into realization?
How can devotees mistreated by their seniors avoid discouragement?
How to respond when we are corrected by others?
Should we use the sandwich method when correcting others?
How does regulated devotion transform into spontaneous devotion?
Is revelation of Krishna’s all-attractiveness analogous to his mercy?
How can we study scripture, not just read it?
Is investing money to increase it over-endeavor?
When we do a service well, if people label us as proud, what can we do?
How can we avoid self-acceptance of our abilities from becoming false ego?
While chanting, can we hear kirtan?
If we help someone but they don’t help us in return, should we continue to help?
Given that the idea of trans-moral can be misused, can it ever be applied?
Can you illustrate the principle of trans-moral actions?
Playing games for relaxation – which mode does it fall in?
Despite practicing bhakti and cultivating goodness, we remain passionate – what to do?
How can we deal with our inner critic?
On failing to achieve our goal, should we persevere in that goal or change it?
How to avoid relaxing into worldly enjoyment after doing our service wholeheartedly?
How can we avoid struggling in vain to control situations that are not in our control?
As science keeps people away from God, can scientists be considered reincarnations of demons?
If someone has done something wrong, isn’t it better to tell them straight instead of pausing and speaking later?
What causes timidity – how can we overcome it?
How can we control our mind, especially during chanting?
What is the wws concept?
When Krishna is unlimited, how can he be a person?
Have people who can remember their past lives done some special good karma?
How do we balance between chanting and getting knowledge?
We chastise someone out of love, but it spoils the relationship – what to do?
What is the consequence of the offense of inattentive chanting?
Should we attribute problems in daily life to our poor chanting?
How to replace envious thoughts with loving thoughts?
How can we control our emotions?
What does achintya in achintyabhedabheda refer to?
How can we get the determination to apply scripture?
Why is scriptural knowledge needed in daily life?
Is Krishna as the holy name a sound vibration or is he beyond all sound vibrations?
What exactly is the holy name – does its potency lie in the words or the meaning or somewhere else?
How can we overcome our past conditionings?
Will our conscience ever become stronger than the mind?
To anchor our consciousness in Krishna, do we need external calm or can we directly get inner calm?
If we don’t have devotee association, how can we practice bhakti?
How to overcome anxieties about issues that have life-changing consequences?
How can we be concerned but not disturbed – is it simply by faith?
How can we become intense in our chanting?
Does courtesy japa help us attain Krishna after death?
When past karma blocks our bhakti, what can we do?
How do I choose my spiritual master?
Amidst problems, should we just let Krishna solve them or should we work to solve them?
While making choices, how can we take Krishna’s shelter?
If karma, daiva and kala lead to phala, what is Krishna’s role?
If parents have two children – one bright, one dull – is it the parents’ karma or the childrens’ karma?
When our sadhana oscillates because of material ups and downs, what can we do?
Is destiny determined by past karma alone or by present karma too?
When is our friends’ influence helpful and when unhelpful?
Why did Krishna save Parikshit, but not Abhimanyu?
Should we learn from problems or move away from them?
Is our intelligence destined – does it determine when we take to spiritual life?
Is our marital partner destined?
If destiny evens out in the long run, then does it really matter?
Devotional practices calm our mind, but only briefly – what to do?
Does our past impede our bhakti – how can we overcome those impediments?
Why was Vyasadeva dissatisfied even after writing Vedic literature that glorify Krishna?
Do we need to always feel existential dissatisfaction to practice bhakti intensely?
How can we be emotionally connected with Krishna without becoming sentimental?
With what purpose should we read Srila Prabhupada’s books?
How can we make a plan that is effective even if Krishna’s plan turns out to be different?
How can we say no to the things we like?
God loves me – is this just a psychological feeling or a spiritual reality?
Do relationships interfere with our inner growth?
All loving relationships in this world are temporary – what does that mean?
How do we know which desires are healthy and which unhealthy?
Should we pray to God for things or just be content with what we have?
How can we persist in our resolutions?
When we face much worldly anxiety, how can we practice spirituality?
How are we non-sectarian when our practices are isolating?
How can we advance spiritually while having family and job responsibilities?
Where do the differences among religions come from?
How do we define the Paramatma?
Does pursuing knowledge reflect materialistic consciousness – will it keep us dissatisfied?
How can we choose our mantra?
What are simple steps to fix our mental software?
Where do our fears originate – are they just conceptions?
Do happiness-distress have objective reality or are they just mental constructs?
When Arjuna was sinless, why did he have to go to hell?
How can we prove that God exists?
Did Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection make his blood pure, making him into God?
How to preach to Christians who argue that Jesus is the only way?
How important is the exact pronunciation of Rama in the maha-mantra?
How can those with an impersonal understanding of God be helped to taste bhakti?
Although material things are temporary, those things matter to us – how can we balance our material and spiritual side?
How can we make our subconscious choices wise choices?
While choosing, how can we know which desire is coming from external influences and which from internal inspiration?
How can we choose rightly among various religions?
Why do some good devotees suddenly do some terrible things?
Sometimes our actions don’t produce results, but do those results manifest eventually?
How can we trust Krishna when he is so unpredictable?
Why would anyone be tempted to be discouraged?
Can focusing on our intention impede creativity?
What is the root of our procrastinating tendency?
What is the meaning of life?
How long does it take to experience lasting love – what about the love we find in this world?
If we are detached from our goals, what will inspire us to work?
What are the best books to start our spiritual study?
How can we avoid being affected by things not in our control?
Do all religions lead to God?
Why is madhurya rasa considered the highest rasa?
How does love in separation relate with the five rasas?
Why is love in separation considered the highest form of love?
If our spiritual master is not easily accessible and other spiritual masters give time primarily to their disciples, how can we get inspiration?
Why is devotee association sometimes more stressful and misunderstanding-prone than nondevotee association?
Sometimes devotee association agitates us – then how can we feel sheltered by it?
If an initiated devotee does something non-standard such as eating food cooked outside, will the spiritual master get the karma?
If we can’t follow certain standards while practically living in the world, how should we adjust?
What can we do about fears that are not useful?
Why is initiation so important?
What is the difference between fear and fearfulness?
How can we know who is our real guru?
If we see problems as small, won’t we neglect serious problems?
Are problems relative – they are big for one person, small for another?
Should we be pessimistic about material life to progress in spiritual life?
Does destiny determine whether a child will live till forty or also what will happen to him at that age?
Is everything in life pre-determined?
If we work hard, doesn’t that hard work become the cause of our positive destiny?
How do free will and destiny interact in our life?
Was Ajamila’s calling out to Vishnu an utterance or a remembrance?
What is the destination of people who remember God according to their religious revelation?
What exactly is time – from yesterday to today what has changed?
How important is praying in bhakti?
How can we organize ourselves to best serve Krishna?
How can we encourage daydreamers to do something practical?
How can we describe spirituality to new people in 2-3 sentences?
Can we drink without becoming drunk?
How can we inspire ourselves to chant when we don’t feel any immediate benefits?
Inner power means to act intelligently, not impulsively
While speaking from shastra, should we consider what people will feel about it?
How can we decide whether to focus on material life or on spiritual life?
How can we integrate in bhakti a profession that is not directly usable in bhakti?
In dealing with our desires through indulgence in householder life, isn’t there a danger that the desires may not go away?
If someone is spiritually unreceptive, does the sincerity of our prayers determine whether they become receptive?
How can we spiritually help those in totally materialistic degraded life?
When the mind wanders off, how can we become more aware of its wandering faster?
When should one decide to become a full-time monk for serving Krishna?
When our values are different from partying professionals, how can we set an example in our material life?
If we feel social pressure to do some service other than what we feel inspired to do, which service should we choose?
We all need role models – then what does we shouldn’t become xerox copies of others mean?
What does spirituality have to say about modern cosmological knowledge?
What is the difference between walking away from problems and running away from them?
How can we know whether the inner voice comes from the mind or the intelligence?
In Vishnu Sahasra Nama, how are Vishnu’s names Nimisha and Animisha reconciled?
If someone insults us but we don’t feel angry whereas others feel we should be angry, what is happening to us?
What is the process by which the false ego gets hurt?
How can we sustain our resolutions in spiritual life?
How do we respond to people who self-identify as spiritual but not religious?
How can our spiritual growth dismantle the power structures in today’s world that choke spiritual growth?
How does spiritual consciousness help solve today’s practical problems?
Just as a child learns by growth, can’t machines develop human features by technological growth?
How do we decide when to confront a problem and when to accept it as destiny
Shouldn’t love for Krishna soften devotees’ heart and make them gentler?
How do we see when senior devotees act inappropriately and rationalize it based on their seniority?
Should we choose a career based on our nature or on our parents’ expectation?
Are scriptural models of duties to be implemented as it is today – should children obey their parents just as Rama obeyed Dasharatha?
Is there any reference to the subconscious mind in the Vedic literature?
Should we see non-philosophical devotees as not needing intellectual conviction or as weak because of intellectual malnourishment?
When we don’t love Krishna, we suffer – doesn’t that mean Krishna forces us to love him?
Why does the Gita not have any Duryodhana uvaca, though he speaks several verses?
In which service should we start fighting our inclination to the path of least resistance?
What is the relationship between ashtanga-yoga and bhakti-yoga?
When our loved ones suffer, we suffer – then how does love bring happiness?
When our thoughts start becoming negative, how can we flip them to positive?
How can we insulate ourselves from negative people?
How could Krishna’s soldiers fight against him in the Kurukshetra war?
When we are troubled by controversies in Krishna’s movement, should we try to tackle them or just focus on our service?
Does time apply only for us, not for Krishna?
If Krishna knows the future, how do we have free will?
Doesn’t God have unlimited opulences – why limit them to six?
Does Krishna understand our feelings or does he also experience them?
When Krishna knows everything, how can we not know Radharani’s love for him?
How can we balance between submission and overdependence?
How can we practice bhakti in today’s competitive world?
How can we prevent repeated falls from shaking our faith in bhakti?
How can we deal with friends who hurt us?
How can we know that our service is pleasing Krishna?
Do emotions come from the heart, the soul or the subtle body?
If Krishna is God, why is Vishnu widely considered to be God and Krishna his incarnation?
Is the universe heliocentric or geocentric?
How can we avoid forgetting in real-life what we learn in classes?
How can we prevent our faith from flickering amidst problems?
When guidance is not easily available, how can we make good choices?
How can we assess our service when we are not pure-hearted?
How can we avoid over-controlling the things that are in our control?
In the practical-philosophical categorization, where does the emotional fit in?
When we face problems, we need practical solutions, not philosophical solutions – how can scripture help?
What is the best way to monitor our mental habits?
How can we help those who are suffering but are still imagining that they are enjoying?
If someone rationalizes their wrongdoing by saying that Krishna loves us unconditionally, how do we respond?
Doesn’t Krishna feel bad when we do something wrong – doesn’t that make him unwilling to shelter us?
If our mistakes have got us into trouble, how can we overcome the guilt that disheartens us while taking shelter of Krishna?
Can followers of other religions who don’t follow the regulative principles go back to Krishna?
Is Vedic philosophy confusing because it has so many holy books, unlike Christianity and Islam that have only one holy book?
You have gone through a lot of pain in your life – what is your realization?
How can we prevent sense enjoyment from depriving us of Krishna’s shelter?
How can we know that the Gita hasn’t changed over the centuries?
When we don’t feel like surrendering, what should we do?
How can we overcome inconsistency in deity worship caused by our wavering feelings?
If our material life takes us temporarily away from our spiritual life, how can we later regain our spiritual enthusiasm?
If our material activities interfere with our spiritual life, how can we see those activities as spiritual?
If our family members don’t support our bhakti, what should we do?
Was the Mahabharata war predestined?
How can we spiritualize our work without disturbing our colleagues?
How did Krishna as Shanti-duta use sama, dama, bheda and danda?
If bhakti practice makes us less emotional, is that good?
How does repetition in bhakti lead to attraction when normally repetition leads to satiation?
Is our affection for Krishna to be cultivated as between wife-husband or spontaneous as between child-parent?
How can we know that deceased devotees go back to godhead?
“Have you had a near-death experience?”
Shouldn’t bhakti be a natural evolution in our love, not an imposition based on being told whom to love?
Is obsession with spiritual things ok?
What is the difference between attachment and obsession?
How to balance attachment and detachment in daily life?
The Pandavas could have won a kingdom anywhere by defeating someone else – why did they win it by killing their own relatives?
How can we focus on our spiritual advancement without becoming selfish?
If we can’t stop overeating, how can we control ourselves?
How can Vedic concepts be explained in scientific terms?
We use only 10% of the brain – what does this mean?
When we become responsible in our material life, our employers may exploit us – how to avoid?
Is starting spiritual life because of frustration undesirable?
Accepting that we are beyond the brain, how can we know whether we are the mind or the soul?
How can we make our wandering consciousness more connected to the body?
Is the brain the generator of emotions or the responder to emotions?
Can we get to higher consciousness only through near-death experiences or by other means?
Are the mind and the brain interchangeable?
Why does the Gita begin with Dhritarashtra, not Krishna?
Can those undergoing near-death experiences choose not to return to their body?
During near-death experiences, is everything that happens predetermined or can the experiencer choose?
How do we balance our fundamental and functional identities?
If we understand that we are souls, do we need to reject the whole life we have built on our bodily identity?
Who were the vanaras in the Ramayana – what happened to them?
As devotee-students, do we have to lead two lives?
Is a woman’s unchaste dressing responsible for a man’s misbehaviour?
How much of traditional culture needs to be replicated to practice bhakti today?
When we take or get blessings from someone, what actually happens?
Is all the archaeological evidence wrong – did cavemen not exist?
Are scripture and evolution contradictory?
While understanding scripture according to time-place-circumstance, which factors need to be considered?
Isn’t ISKCON sectarian that it stops devotees from hearing from other Vaishnava groups?
The ninth canto contains many stories of shocking debauchery by sages such as Brihaspati – what is their point?
When the Gita Mahatmaya talks about Gita recitation countering various sinful reactions, is that karma kanda or is it bhakti?
When a devotee does bhakti activities for someone else, what actually happens?
If it doesn’t work, get out – is such a utilitarian attitude in bhakti towards things like marriage justifiable?
How can we reconcile contradictions between knowledge from science and knowledge from scripture?
Shouldn’t modern science be renamed as so-called science?
The more scientific people become, the more atheistic they become – is this true?
Is Vedic apara-vidya a better painkiller than modern knowledge?
When we face mental health issues, how can we deal with them spiritually and what can we learn from it?
Who all are the active factors in our inner world – soul or mind or Maya?
How to deal with indulgences that we aren’t able to give up?
Did many devotees leave ISKCON because they couldn’t see suffering as Krishna’s mercy?
Will those with low self-esteem mistake tolerating injustice to be humility?
How to decide between tolerating a situation or changing it?
Why do we promote our suffering as if it is the worst?
For a pure devotee, is the subtle body dissolved or does it still remain?
How can we know what is a principle and what a detail?
How can the tension between rigidity and fluidity be resolved in a living tradition?
How can we appreciate good devotees who are offensive about some issues?
If we are more attached to Krishna and less attached to family responsibilities, does that incur bad karma?
If our chanting is simply mechanical, will that please Krishna?
How can we cultivate more of a family atmosphere in our movement?
Can the desire for subtle sex – pride, adoration, distinction – be dovetailed in bhakti?
Won’t neglecting our attachments and focusing on bhakti lead to rationalizing our wrong actions?
To get stimulated out of sleep, can I visit Facebook first thing after waking up?
If we are following the principles to be initiated but have to wait for long in queue, does Krishna see us as initiated or uninitiated?
If senior devotees behave unethically, how can we maintain our inspiration?
How to deal with the emotions and inclinations that take us away from Krishna?
If we have a vision to do something but the authorities are not supportive, what to do?
Shouldn’t we expect to grow to the higher stages of bhakti?
Shouldn’t we take up challenging services to become humble & dependent on Krishna?
How can we find the service by which we can best contribute?
Why were the Pandavas treated so badly by their elders – in similar circumstances, are we meant to be submissive?
Suppose a talented, dedicated devotee encounters failure repeatedly – how to respond?
How can we counter the mind’s tendency to see the negative even in devotee association?
Won’t picking and choosing sections of philosophy or process rationalise rejecting important aspects of bhakti?
Is adopting something because it works a sufficient criterion for choosing a spiritual path?
What to do if our doubts block us in relishing bhakti?
Does our past karma affect our present free will?
When devotees debate fiercely over different aspects of bhakti, how should we respond?
Is taste in service Krishna’s reciprocation?
How do we balance hunting for the rhino in our services with being realistic?
How can we be humble enough to recognize the necessity of changing our habits?
While using tricks like propinquity to control our senses, don’t we neglect the bhakti aspect?
When genuine intentions will express as actions, how can we say that intention is not enough?
Should we make major life decisions based on bhakti considerations alone or also based on our material nature and situation?
When the Gita insists that we work according to our nature, why do ISKCON authorities tell us to do the needful, without considering our nature?
If we can’t replace our mind, how does purification change the mind?
If the material and the spiritual are separate, how can chanting attentively lead to good book distribution?
Can our material identity be spiritualized – which dharma spiritualises it?
Were the ancient sages humbler than the modern acharyas as only the latter mention their names in their compositions?
Who remembers Krishna – the mind or the soul, or the mind in the conditioned stage and the soul in the liberated state?
When the mind is external to the soul, what does externally serving and internally remembering Krishna mean?
When the Upanishads say the Absolute Truth is unchanging, how do bhakti teachers say that even Krishna’s abode is changing?
Does mithya mean illusion or hallucination – is the material world illusion or hallucination?
How can we understand the ideal without becoming impractical and fanatical?
As intelligence can make us calculative or over-smart, how can we remain simple while being intelligent?
When intelligence can be used or misused, is intelligence a power of our consciousness or a gift from the Supersoul?
Does Gita 12.8-11 refer to progressive levels or alternative ways?
How do we see people who come to the temple but don’t practice bhakti seriously – Hindi?
How can a person suffering from an incurable disease overcome resentment – Hindi?
Why is the intelligence said to come from goodness and the mind from passion – Hindi?
When the intelligence is subtler than the mind, why does the Gita ask us to control the mind and not the intelligence – Hindi?
If the intelligence and the Supersoul’s voice are the same, why do many intelligent people act sinfully – Hindi?
When Ravana knew scripture, why did he abduct Sita – Hindi?
How can we overcome the tendency to be indecisive – Hindi?
When spiritual culture encourages men to become brahmacharis, how does it spiritualize the male-female relationship?
Is the love between a pet and a master coming from hormones or from the soul?
How can we spiritualize our material attachments?
If we are working wholeheartedly in our material life, but can’t work similarly in our spiritual life, what can we do – Hindi?
If someone is connected with another organization, how can we get them to the Krishna consciousness movement?
Why do leaders of religious organisations sometimes form sects and fight with each other – Hindi?
If people treat us based on their past negative impressions about us even after we have improved, what can we do – Hindi?
If we don’t see others’ faults, how can we guide them to improve – Hindi?
Can someone say that my nature is to talk insensitively – Hindi?
How can we intelligently neglect some people’s criticism of us?
When the soul and the body are different, why do self-realized souls suffer bodily pain – Hindi?
When we can’t overcome our bad habits, what to do – Hindi?
When our opinions come from our nature, how can we understand that the opinions of those with different natures can also be correct – Hindi?
Is loving our body the cause of misery?
If our talents such as a powerful voice sometimes inconvenience others, what should we do?
Is focusing on developing our talents selfishness?
When we start coming for spiritual programs, our college friends criticize us – how to respond?
When we are not our bodies, why do devotee marriage boards want to know the candidate’s caste – Hindi?
If others’ way of functioning disturbs our service, what can we do – Hindi?
Why did Krishna allow the desecration of Deities by foreign invaders in medieval times?
Does the soul come first in the womb and the subtle body comes later after which consciousness manifests?
When others’ words makes us disturbed and dissatisfied, how to deal with that dissatisfaction – Hindi?
When we are unable to practice devotional principles, are we hypocritical – how to overcome it – Hindi?
How can we overcome the unhappiness felt on seeing others go away from bhakti – Hindi?
When the mind is like software, then how can pills for treating the hardware – the brain – cure mental problems?
When our past bad habits don’t go away despite repeated efforts, what to do (Hindi)?
When problems go beyond our tolerance limit, we explode as per our past conditionings – how to deal with this (Hindi)?
Why did Dhritarashtra stay silent when Duryodhana insulted Vidura (Hindi)?
If those in power such as Dhritarashtra stay silent amidst injustice, can their silence be attributed to their nature (Hindi)?
When children of same parents such as Ravana and Vibhishana have the same DNA, why are their characters so different (Hindi)?
I was initiated earlier by a priest – how do I see it when seeking initation from a Vaishnava guru?
Is speaking about krishna-bhakti to relatives who may be faithless an offense to the holy name?
Gita Verse by Verse (512)
Does presenting scripture as meant for moral instruction lead to the rejection of scripture’s transcendental teachings?
If Bhagavatam and Mahabharata tell incidents from different perspectives, are they histories or historical fictions?
As sadhus, should we focus on internal change through sadhana or social change through activism?
What is the connection of vibhuti yoga with perceiving spiritual reality?
When a close relative troubles us, do we need to tolerate infinitely?
How can I protect my NRI-nephew from being carried away by materialism?
How can we be friendly with equals without becoming casual?
How can we avoid feeling burdened when we have unmanageable deadlines?
In Gita 6.5, can both atma be translated as the mind – elevate the mind with the mind?
When God is omniscient, doesn’t he know that some people will misuse their free will?
When God knows everything, why doesn’t he stop bad things from happening?
How can I do PhD in science without getting carried away by it?
Why did Rama worship Shiva?
When we have to choose between two good options, how do we choose?
If our mind acts according to default settings, what is the role of our free will?
When we face real problems, can we spiritually raise ourselves above those problems?
When Jaya-Vijaya became demons by Krishna’s will and performed so many atrocities, what was the fault of their victims?
How is it fair to be punished for past karma without being told what that karma was?
Why do we say that we think with the mind and not with the soul?
Can we say the grabbers in the marshmallow experiment are those who grab opportunities?
Does Krishna have a plan for us even when we are not serious devotees?
How can we make our presentation more crisp and condensed?
Is there any relationship between telepathy and spirituality?
When intoxication doesn’t harm others, as does meat-eating why is it considered bad?
Why does the Gita use a battlefield setting?
In Gita 17.1, do shraddha and nishtha refer to different things?
How can we avoid fear after taking big decisions thoughtfully?
How can I control anger when I am continuously provoked?
How can we be strict in sadhana and sensitive with others?
When faced with difficulty, why do we go away from Krishna?
How can we practically do abhyasa for focusing the mind?
How can we develop taste for chanting?
If devotees have to do research involving animal testing, what should they do?
When our material obligations make us too busy to practice sadhana strictly, what can we do?
Does expertise in shabda make one expert in fields in which one may have no practical experience?
Should we preach when we are not feeling devotionally?
Did Shankaracharya accept Krishna’s form as transcendental?
When Krishna disapproves renunciation as it will disturb people’s minds, how can we understand Prabhupada’s giving sannyasa to young disciples?
Is dandiya rasa considered imitation of Krishna’s rasa-lila — is it allowed in ISKCON?
How can spontaneous devotion be practiced in shanta-rasa?
If the Gita is a recorded conversation reported by Sanjaya to Dhritarashtra, how does it contain Sanjaya’s speech?
Did Sanjaya report the Kurukshetra war from Kurukshetra or from Hastinapura?
If the soul gets a body through the semen what happens to it when conception doesn’t occur?
How can atma be translated as the Supreme Lord?
Nothing is in my control – why worry?
What karma should we avoid so that we won’t have to suffer?
What is the use of getting reactions for wrongdoings without knowing those wrongdoings?
When humans kill animals for eating, is it that animal’s destiny or are humans interrupting God’s plan?
If someone commits suicide, was it their destiny or are they interrupting God’s plan?
If bhakti means to give up all designations then how do we see our duties to our country?
How can we cope with enduring sadness?
What is the difference between the mental and the spiritual?
How can we say our thanks to God?
Why does corruption exist in religious organisations – can it be minimized?
What is the essence of the Bhagavad-gita?
How can a bar waiter transform one’s occupational duty into devotional service?
How to deal with devotees in ISKCON who criticize ISKCON?
How can we overcome lust?
How can we avoid distractions amidst today’s internet age?
Is love for our parents, brothers, sisters Maya – does such love have no meaning or value?
Are the sense and mind different – which of them drives us?
How can we remember while serving the Deities that they are persons?
If we don’t have the opportunity to explore, won’t we lose our desire to learn?
If we are in a situation where we can’t develop our talents, what can we do?
Can pursuing our material talents help us in our spiritual life?
How can chanting help us in our life practically?
How can we know our most dangerous attachments?
What if we want to preach but are given other services? – Hindi
How can we resist temptation? – Hindi
What is the relation between Valimiki Ramayana and Rama-charita-manasa?
What factors determine the mental pitch we get?
When chanting doesn’t feel blissful, how can we make it always blissful?
What kind of mental pitch is favourable for bhakti?
How did Prabhupada provide sadhana-bhakti and raganuga bhakti together?
How can we overcome the tendency to overthink?
How can we avoid second guessing ourselves while doing creative work?
Before we can evaluate our desire, we end up indulging in it – what to do?
What was the technology of the pollution-free Pushpaka vimana?
How can we avoid falling repeatedly to a wrong desire?
What is stillness of mind?
If someone says the sparks of Krishna’s splendor are enough for me, how can we connect them with Krishna?
Where are the mind, intelligence and ego located?
What is the devotional reason why Rama sent Sita away?
How do prioritize between our duty to our parents and to our wife and children?
Won’t cultivating satisfaction take away our urge to improve?
When we make choices, where does our karma fit in?
When God knows the future, is our free will really free?
How can we know what our prescribed duty is in today’s world?
What is wrong with we as God’s children asking him for our material needs?
Does scripture guide us for spiritual decisions or also for material decisions?
Material solutions to problems lead to bigger problems – so, should we seek material solutions?
How can we overcome the infection of karma and jnana?
How can we know whether we are depending on our own endeavors or on Krishna?
Does the mind tempt us because of the modes or do the modes tempt us because of the mind?
How can we maintain our spiritual alertness amidst worldly association?
When real problems such as recession threaten us, how can we deal with the anxiety?
Bhakti is not about attachment or detachment but about commitment – please explain.
Is all anxiety bad – can’t anxiety inspire us to perform better?
How can we weaken our bad desires and strengthen our good desires?
How can we avoid forgetting our resolutions?
We get only temporary happiness and that too after lot of struggle – does God not want us to be happy?
How do non-devotees without sadhana and siddhanta sometimes have better sadachara than devotees?
How can we fix the mind on Krishna?
Why do we get karmic reactions for one life in another life?
What are the sizes of the soul and the mind?
How can those unaware of scripture differentiate between the mind and the intelligence?
How can we inculcate Krishna consciousness in our children?
What is Maya – are women Maya?
How can inductive-deductive-abductive reasonings be correlated with pratyaksha-anumana-shabda?
Do our default settings come from our past karma or our association?
If having too many commitments makes us resentful, what can we do?
What is more powerful – the soul or the mind?
How should we preach – gently or forcefully?
Do the spikes of desire vanish when we become spiritually advanced?
What is the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
How can we attract materially comfortable people who don’t feel the need for spirituality?
If someone is going through a bad phase astrologically, how does the mind affect their problems?
How much does the mind affect problems in astrologically compatible relationships?
If yajna produces rains, how did the West that did no yajna have rains?
How can we constantly remember that we are not the doers?
If we keep curbing most of our impulses, aren’t we living a fake life?
How do we differentiate between the mind and the heart?
Is passion needed while functioning in this world?
If a devotee can’t find an astrologically compatible match, can they pursue astrologically incompatible matches where other things match?
Is a devotee teacher cheating students by teaching them scientific theories about creation?
How can we remove bad impressions from our mind?
Does God want us to torture ourselves by fasting on holy days?
How can we survive spiritually when suddenly we lose devotee association?
How do we know that the knowledge coming through disciplic succession is authentic?
How do we convince people that scriptures are true, not fictional?
Why did Rama not stand by Sita when she was defamed?
Was Ravana an ideal brother who stood by his sister at all costs?
How can we cultivate humility in our bhakti?
Some devotees take a vow to chant lots of rounds and keep chanting all day – is that ok?
What is the significance getting darshan of Radharani’s lotus feet on Radhashtami day?
Why did Balarama favor Duryodhana?
Will you please talk something about Devi Bhagavatam?
What are the duties of a modern woman who wants to practice bhakti?
How can we attain true peace?
Why is the Bhagavatam called the Amala Purana?
If Vyasadeva wrote the Bhagavatam, how is he present in the Bhagavatam?
Can we chant while traveling or walking?
Who all heard the Gita – why were Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra able to hear?
How can we chant without distractions?
Why does Bhagavatam contains sections that don’t glorify the Lord?
Why are we more judgemental towards equals instead of seniors?
Why are we judgemental towards others?
Do we relate with God only as our father?
Are all commentaries on Bhagavad-gita of equal value?
For what purpose did Krishna speak the Bhagavad-gita?
For whom is the Bhagavad-gita spoken?
In the Bhagavad-gita, what is the significance of the word Bhagavan?
What is the Bhagavad-gita?
What is the difference between humans and animals?
How do we differentiate between which desire to accept and which to reject?
What is the spirit of Bhagavad-gita?
What makes Vedic knowledge infallible and human knowledge fallible?
Who is fit to understand Bhagavad-gita?
Why did Krishna choose Arjuna as the recipient of Bhagavad-gita?
Why is Vedic knowledge received through disciplic succession?
Does existence alone go from one life to another without carrying any karma from the past?
Can spiritual wisdom explain split personality disorder?
How can we strengthen our faith, especially while going through mood swings?
How can we disconnect from undesirable thoughts?
Can the soul experience anything other than what is displayed on the mind’s screen?
Does the level of consciousness indicate the strength of the soul?
Can’t future science explain consciousness?
How are the soul, mind and body brought together?
How can we know if our intelligence is misleading us through rationalization?
Will we ever come to a spiritual level when we understand Krishna’s plan perfectly?
How can some people remember their past lives?
Is the golden cord that goes with the soul permanent or temporary?
What should we do if we have a near-death experience or a mystical experience?
I saw a shining light during a vision – what does it mean?
Are reports of people having gone to Yamaraja and returned true?
How do medically dead people sometimes return to life?
What is the difference between near-death experience, out-of-body experience and after-death experience?
When does the soul get connected with the body?
When there are different kinds of jehad, why is jehad associated with terrorism?
Was the Sita that Viradha abducted also Maya-Sita?
Do pure devotees have no worldly desires or do they have desires but no inclination to act on those desires?
How can we use in bhakti the qualities we don’t know we have?
Is there a difference between vairagya and virakti?
How can we deal with bad thoughts that come up subconsciously?
How does the Placebo effect work?
When artificial intelligence becomes as good as our intelligence, what will our purpose be?
How can we overcome procrastinating tendency?
Should we just depend on bhakti to purify us or cultivate introspectiveness to check and change our motives?
When God is omniscient and knows our suffering, why do we need to go to him to get relief?
How can the presence of suffering be reconciled with God’s existence?
Can we change our destiny by living according to a particular path?
Every effect has a cause – why can’t this argument be applied to God?
Why didn’t Rama uphold the truth of Sita’s purity?
Why did Rama take people’s criticism of Sita so seriously?
When the Paramatma is always in the heart, how can Krishna leave the heart?
Is there any evidence that chanting or bhakti-yoga decreases stress?
How do we explain the triangularity of desires to children?
Isn’t it better to know our needs and be satisfied on getting them instead of trying to be satisfied with what we have?
When bhakti provides higher pleasure than sensuality, why does the mind still crave for sense pleasure?
If we don’t have the inclination to do some service, should we still do it just to purify ourselves?
In our spiritual life how can we be both satisfied and ambitious?
When Sita was devastated on Rama’s exiling her, how can we say that she just accepted her exile?
When we can’t even be sure whether this world will exist tomorrow, why bother thinking about some other world that is anyway held as inconceivable?
Is old age present in the spiritual world?
Yoga Maya can cover Krishna – how is this different from the Mayavadi idea that we all are God covered by Maya?
Can individual or group chanting promote world peace?
Some devotees see social issues as irrelevant – isn’t bhakti meant to be socially relevant?
How can we explain rasa-lila to new people?
How can spirituality help amidst increasing social polarisation, often caused by religion?
Are all svakiya relationships in this world false?
How can we guide our children in their teenage years?
When anxiety distracts us during chanting, should we try to counter those thoughts or just wait for those thoughts to go?
Does our enthusiasm in bhakti come from our sincerity or from Krishna’s mercy?
How can we know that God is still living?
How is Hinduism different from other religions?
How can we prevent our faith from going down with the passage of time?
We know our likes and dislikes, but how can we know ourselves?
Is there any way we can use procrastination positively?
When religious conflicts cause violence, how can religious practice bring peace?
Did Karna choose his fate or was he fated to die?
When mantra meditation involves actions and changes, how does it take us from the unchanging to the changing?
Where is the svabhava stored – is svabhava always unfavourable to bhakti?
What is the difference between svabhava and conditionings?
How can we avoid getting sucked into local temple politics while practicing bhakti?
Is meditation on sound preferable to silent meditation?
Does becoming spiritual involve running away from problems instead of solving them?
How can we know which situations are in our control and which out of control?
How are we affected by positive or negative thoughts?
When people are diagnosed with depression, should they take medicines or practice spirituality?
Why did Nalakuvera-Manigriva not untie Krishna before going to heaven?
As exalted devotees don’t want liberation, should we not desire to get out of this world?
If it is Radharani’s love that binds Krishna, then is her love greater than Yashoda’s?
Terrorism threatens human life – what is the spiritual perspective on this?
What is the difference between premature death due to accident and due to suicide?
Is a goal-oriented approach in bhakti in the mode of passion?
What is consciousness – can we attain consciousness without giving up family life?
If we all are parts of God, then is God the sum total of all beings?
Is knowing our weaknesses one of the results of materialism?
Krishna is the basis of all being, not just the best of all beings – what does this mean?
Why does Krishna descend to this world – to kill demons or to teach the Gita?
Why did Krishna not stop Yudhishthira from gambling?
Did everyone on the Kurukshetra battlefield see Krishna’s universal form?
Do we need to appreciate devotees before we can appreciate Krishna?
Does exercising that increases our breathing rate decrease our lifespan?
Why do some people come close to death, but escape death?
If some people are more tolerant by their nature, does that tolerance mean they are advanced devotees?
Is bhakti the only way to higher taste – or are there other ways too?
Is multi-tasking desirable or undesirable?
What exactly is polymorphic monotheism?
Is the God of different religions one or different?
If religion is meant to love God, what about Buddhism which doesn’t refer to God?
Why does God let difficulties happen in our life – please explain based on your personal life?
How do we see people who use their faith to justify their bigotry?
Does the soul choose its parents in its next life?
Do the Puranas talk about caste by birth and the Gita, caste by qualities?
Why were the lower castes so abused in the caste system, though it was given by Krishna?
Won’t saying that don’t pursue worldly pleasures demotivate students from academic performance?
How can we control sense gratification?
What is ISKCON doing to address the fear that terrorists may attack temples?
Why would kshatriyas, especially devotees like Arjuna, hunt?
Is bhakti meant for setting things right in our life or for liberating our soul?
Why was Arjuna Krishna’s favorite among the Pandavas?
How did Draupadi have so much devotion for Krishna, more than that of even the Pandavas?
Among the Gita’s four varnas, what is your varna?
Does Krishna tell Arjuna that you are a kshatriya at the level of a brahmana?
If we don’t grieve at someone’s death, aren’t we devaluing them?
Is our next body shaped by our desire or by our mind?
Does the Gita recommend doing yajna-dana-tapa or giving it up?
How does bhakti counter anxiety?
What role does time play in differentiating between wants and needs?
How can we regulate our material wants in our spiritual life?
Why was Bharat Maharaja punished with a deer body for his compassion?
Are all our material choices pre-determined by our past karma?
When Krishna is in our heart and knows our desires, why do we need to pray to him?
Can devotees ask Krishna for a material thing such as a child?
Did Karna ever feel that he had made a wrong choice by fighting for Duryodhana?
When did Kunti reveal to Karna that he was her son – why?
When Krishna descends to destroy the miscreants, why does he try for peace with the miscreant Kauravas?
Does Krishna ask Karna for his punya when Karna is about to die?
How to share bhakti with our relatives who are addicted to materialism?
How to deal with the conflict of feeling like giving charity and fearing that it may be misused?
What to do if the association of some devotees makes us negative and agitated?
How can we use our intellectual faculty to elevate ourselves and others spiritually?
Devotionally, we need to be humble. Professionally, we need to promote ourselves. How to reconcile?
How can we reduce the time we spend on devices?
How does the mind make decisions?
How to deal with the mind if it traps us in the same behaviour repeatedly?
How can we expand our resolutions from time-bound to lifelong?
What to do if the mind acts on us even before we realize what is happening?
Why are academic scholars of a tradition often derided by the tradition?
How does scripture explain evolution?
Are scientific claims of journey to other planets compatible with scripture?
What happens to our accumulated karma when we surrender to Krishna?
Why do some pious people face prolonged suffering before death?
What is the destination of those who have died too young to have done any good or bad?
Does the soul of those who die prematurely come back?
Do all the millions who commit suicide become ghosts?
How can we help the souls of those people who have committed suicide?
How to avoid getting distracted by the mind during our idle time?
Does the soul age?
Is the form of the soul similar to our present form?
Is wanting to rise in the corporate world due to the mode of passion?
Why do distractions come more when we chant?
What to do if we can’t contain our anger but expressing it will hurt others?
Why is the atheistic West more prosperous than religious India?
If we become too target-oriented while doing a service, should we give up that service?
Initially, bhakti doesn’t give as much happiness as sensuality – how to persevere then?
As the spiritual is not visible or quantifiable, how can we know that we are not pursuing something delusional?
What can we learn from Yudhishthira’s gambling?
Why are there contradictions among different religions?
Can becoming spiritual make us lazy and unambitious?
Why does Krishna in the hearts of terrorists allow them to murder people?
Was the Pandavas’ killing Bhishma and Drona according to dharma?
Are the varnas applicable today?
Which aspect of the universal form did Duryodhana see?
How does bhakti invert social hierarchy?
Is dharma the same in all ages?
When we all lose everything at death, how does making better choices matter at death?
If spirituality helps us make better choices, who decides which choices are better?
How has your spirituality helped you to practically solve the world’s problems?
Can’t laughter help us feel better?
Are there any evidences that consciousness is extra-cerebral?
Is becoming worried or not becoming worried a learnable habit?
Why do we tend to worry about future things that haven’t even happened?
How can we measure our progress on the path of controlling our mind?
What does the Gita’s call to control the mind by practice and renunciation mean practically?
If devotion is innate for all of us, why does it seem alien to some?
How can we improve our focus?
Can yogis leave their body at will?
Do people take to spirituality only because of detachment from material life?
How can we learn to serve Krishna more selflessly?
How can we see problems as challenges?
How is there no passage of time in the spiritual world?
How can we overcome a bad habit that has been very difficult for us to give up?
How can we train the mind to correct its bad ways?
How can we protect ourselves at various stages from contemplation to degradation?
Are we meant to neglect the mind or to channel it?
How can we live in the present instead of the past or the future?
When the mind troubles us, how can we practically control it?
Will we ever attain a spiritual level beyond material desire?
How can we help materialistic people recognize the need to control their thoughts?
When does ambition become greed?
How can we introduce new people to bhakti?
Why does ISKCON have a more organized managerial structure than most traditional religious groups?
When the soul is beyond identity, why do devotees put identification marks such as tilak?
Should we stick to personal spiritual standards even when they imbalance our life?
Do we need to resist a material desire that is a need?
If a devotee can see the future in dreams, what should they do?
Are there any scriptural references that people’s caste is determined by their qualities?
Does bhakti lead to brahman, as Gita 14.26 says or does brahman lead to bhakti, as Gita 18.54 says?
How is the soul immoveable?
Does the Supersoul go with the soul or is the all-pervading Supersoul already there where the soul goes?
Is the Paramatma in the heart same as the Paramatma in the atom?
Do all those who become deviated from yoga go to heavens?
When management affects our sadhana adversely, what can we do?
Why do children of devotees sometimes not become devotees?
What does one get by doing sva-dharma without doing bhakti?
Is thinking done by the mind or by the soul?
What is the difference between being selfish and thinking of oneself first?
What to do when people exclude us from some social circles because of our bhakti practices?
How can we make right decisions when what is right is not clear and the decisions have serious consequences?
Should we share bhakti wisdom only after we have understood it thoroughly?
How much can logic be applied to scriptural study?
How can we be detached without becoming uncaring?
Why does the Gita say that sva-dharma shouldn’t be given up whereas Bhagavatam says sea-dharma should be given up for bhakti?
Is service the foundation of relationship – can’t we have relationships without any common service?
If some devotees keep rejecting us despite our best efforts to please them, what should we do?
Are bhakti activities transcendental to the modes or are we to engage activities in the modes in bhakti?
In guna-karma mentioned in Gita 4.13, can karma be developed but not guna?
What exactly are the modes?
Why does the Gita give its essence of bhakti in its middle and not at its end?
Does developing our conscience and intelligence develop our bhakti?
What goes wrong when one person gets undue control on others’ minds?
If we see wrongdoers go unpunished in our movement, what should we do?
How can people who are conditioned to be child abusers be cured?
During chanting should we try to control the mind or should we pray to Krishna that he control the mind?
How do we differentiate between the mind’s desires and the soul’s desires?
Are materialists completely controlled by the modes or can they make choices?
Why did Prabhupada not encourage devotees to consult astrologers?
If I can invest one hour daily for bhakti, which bhakti practices should I do?
How has the momentum of bhakti helped you to face problems in your own life?
What is dharma, especially for householders?
What are the characteristics of those who are spiritually healed?
Is the Gita’s statement that all endeavors are covered by faults applicable to a butcher’s profession?
In bhakti, how do we decide which aspects are matters of principle and which, matters of preference?
How do we explain the concept of achintya to scientific people?
How do we address the conflict between the mind and the heart?
How could omniscient Krishna not locate his abducted son Pradyumna for many years?
Does science offer real knowledge – can we live today without scientific knowledge?
Why do scientists criticize spirituality and spiritualists criticize science?
Does bhakti cause increase in our problems or does increase in problems intensify our bhakti?
What is the bigger reality that spiritualists talk about?
How important is it to have a goshala with a temple?
If Bhagavan and Brahman are non-different, are a gulab jamun and its fragrance non-different?
Does our past karma determine our present actions?
How to know whether our inner decisions come from the mind or the intelligence?
How can we reciprocate with the many people who have helped us?
Is it healthy to feel distressed whenever we remember how we have hurt others in the past?
Is thinking negative about some devotee an offence?
While sharing bhakti, how can we overcome the tendency to be intellectually aggressive?
Why are some people not inquisitive about life’s big picture?
How can we encourage devotee-kids to explore bhakti and not worldly pleasures?
How do we balance between respecting followers of all religions and acknowledging the violence that some of them do?
Does spiritual life begin only after initiation
How can we share bhakti with atheists who are nature-conscious and are relatively in the mode of goodness?
When Krishna is the protector of cows, how are so many cows being slaughtered?
How is rationality correlated with the mode of goodness?
How to respond to people who say their religion is the only way?
When thoughts distract us while chanting, how to respond?
When bad thoughts trouble us during our bhakti practice, how to respond?
Does scripture say that spiritual life doesn’t begin till we are initiated?
If we have terrible pain, how can bhakti help us tolerate that pain?
How does the food offered to Krishna purify us?
If we feel worried the same way as we felt before practicing bhakti, is something wrong with our bhakti practice?
How can we stay self-aware while living in a materialistic culture?
How do we know when we have become self-aware?
If hearing krishna-lila makes me envious, does that mean I am demoniac?
If someone keeps misunderstanding us repeatedly, how to respond?
When people think that we are wrong when we are not, how to respond?
Are people around us benefited by our being Krishna conscious even when we can’t share our devotion with them?
What differentiates bhakti-yoga from other forms of yoga?
How to respond when our becoming spiritual is deemed socially unacceptable?
How can we keep our mind clear between meditation sessions?
What is the best way for a beginner to start with mantra meditation?
How can we keep our heart open when the mind is hostile?
If our mind’s software is very corrupted, how can we handle it?
Should we worry about spiritual problems such as inattentive chanting?
Can’t worrying about a problem help us better deal with it?
What is the most effective way to avoid getting mentally caught in problems?
Can Maya stop us from achieving our goals?
Are we born with our modes – can we change them?
How can we prevent our past conditionings from disturbing our present?
How can we avoid becoming depressed because of people who are regularly troublesome?
How can we not worry about people who create trouble for us?
Is sadachara as a sign of spiritual advancement relative – eg. some serious devotees find anger difficult to control?
Does Krishna’s call to Arjuna to rise beyond the three modes imply that we all can transcend our nature born from the modes?
Doesn’t Valmiki’s transformation demonstrate that spirituality can change nature?
Will a person with vaishya nature transcend that nature by spiritual growth?
Does siddhanta refer to philosophy or principle?
Do our present natures reflect our soul’s nature or our upbringing?
If devotees don’t do a service because they don’t feel inspired, are they being offensive?
If devotees repeatedly back out of services they have committed to, how to respond without becoming irritated?
Can happiness come from some higher work such as social service?
How can we stay positive when the mind is pessimistic?
If we are unable to avoid negative emotions, how can we deal with them?
What is the flow of the from Gita 6.20 to 6.23?
How can we draw the line about how much material things we can use in Krishna’s service?
If we commit mistakes while preaching, should we stop preaching?
Can some people be so scarred as to be incapable of practicing spiritual life?
Does God exists beyond the world mean that he doesn’t depend on this world?
Have addicted people lost their free will?
When the spiritual-material are done together, does the spiritual component increase with age?
Does chanting make us internally happy and then we won’t do anything externally?
What kind of goals does a spiritually evolved person have?
Can we function at both spiritual and material levels in life?
Do we need to renounce the world to grow spiritually?
Can spirituality help people having acute mental health problems?
Can people with brain chemical imbalances practice spirituality and benefit from it?
What makes people evolve from seeking recognition to making contribution?
In the Chatur Shloki Bhagavatam, Krishna refers to himself inclusively, not exclusively – what does this mean?
How to respond when devotees start campaigning against some mundane problem?
Why do senior devotees sometimes divert from bhakti to fringe fields?
How can we use our talents at work without being sucked by the work away from Krishna?
The soul is always happy – what does this mean?
How is one soul different from the other?
Is there a time when the soul says – I don’t want any more bodies?
On leaving the body, does the soul retain its identity or merge with the cosmic whole?
Can the soul exist without the body?
What about the Buddhist concept of no-self, anattavada?
Where is the soul located in the body?
Are all types of meditation equally beneficial?
If intention is more important than action, why was Nriga punished despite his charitable intention?
Does Draupadi not know that Krishna protected her from disrobing?
Why is spiritual reality not easily accessible?
Why are we not born with spiritual consciousness?
When cows are being brutally slaughtered why does Krishna not intervene?
Can inattentive chanting cause mental problems?
How to respond when problems overwhelm us?
Is not being disturbed amidst problems indicative of apathy or of bhakti?
Parikshit was ready to slay a cow-killer – should we follow in his footsteps?
Why is cow protection recommended in one religion and cow killing in another religion?
If chanting Hare Krishna is the only way, what will be the destination of people from other paths who chant other prayers?
Why does every religion claim that it is the best?
When caring for our small children takes a lot of time, how can we enhance our spirituality?
If problems help people to grow, does that mean we shouldn’t help others when they have problems?
If I don’t feel disturbed when my loved ones face problems, am I becoming heartless?
When Christians don’t have much knowledge of God, how can they develop love of God?
Will Christians who accept Jesus as their saviour but don’t live purely attain God’s kingdom?
If I am destined to meet an accident, can I do anything to avoid it?
Is it better to chant in the morning and do very simple Deity worship or to do nice Deity worship and chant later in the day?
Is it self-centered to call out to Krishna only when we have problems and not at other times?
How can we attract people who don’t find ISKCON adequately traditional in its cultural aspect?
Why are some people born wealthy and some born poor?
Does destiny determine who comes to spirituality and who doesn’t?
Why do we become more angry with our family members than with our colleagues?
What does the Gita 4.11 – everyone is on my path – mean?
How can we be both detached and compassionate?
Why do people become sarcastic towards those practicing bhakti?
How to avoid becoming disheartened on seeing our lack of spiritual emotion while chanting?
How can we avoid becoming fearful about future possibilities?
Can soul and consciousness exist separately from each other?
If someone is in too much anxiety, how can we help them?
If we ask Krishna for something material that is not good for us, will he give it?
We can’t pray for problems like Kunti did, but being problem-free makes us complacent – what is the balanced attitude?
If chanting Hari’s name is the only way, how can chanting Allah elevate people?
Why are atheists sometimes better behaved than religious people?
Whenever I do anything, I feel distracted by the many other things in the world that are wrong – what can I do?
How can we deal with spiritual jealousy?
Are specific forms of suffering such as being victimised by brutal crimes determined by past karma?
Why have I got an autistic child?
If we help someone and we both get into trouble, is such trouble due to past karma?
Will purification enable us to make good choices always?
How do we prioritize between our material obligations and spiritual aspirations?
If others don’t accept something we are strongly convinced about, what should we do?
Does the Hare Krishna mahamantra have specific times for chanting, as does the Gayatri mantra?
What are the most important things for practicing bhakti?
Why do we chant Hare Krishna, not om krishna?
When shasta-guru-sadhu give different guidance on some issue, how do we decide?
Does anger arise in the mind or in the soul?
Should we feel insecure if because of having many services we are unable to report to our authorities regularly?
Is Maya just a conception or is it an energy that captures us?
When the mind treats worldly objects, not Krishna, as its home, how to respond?
Can the mode of ignorance be used in Krishna’s service?
According to science, did everything come from nothing or from a singularity?
How can we avoid an excessively self-critical mentality?
How to avoid feeling negative about people who criticize harshly?
What to do if pressing the pause button amidst provocations will make things worse?
Isn’t it better to address misunderstanding right away instead of letting it distract us later during japa?
If senior devotees have misconceptions about us, is clarifying them disrespectful?
Is mentally retaliating at devotees who have hurt us an offence?
How can we train ourselves to pause when impulses hit us?
Can the soul be conscious of itself?
If something makes us go away from Krishna, how can we return towards him?
How can we balance our studies and our bhakti?
If bhakti is the art of becoming happy, why are we bhaktas not happy?
How can we increase our appreciation for bhakti?
Were Prabhupada’s early followers the eternal associates of Lord Chaitanya?
Are physical handicaps in this life the scars of sins from previous lives?
Is our intelligence enough for making right choices or do we need Krishna’s mercy?
How can we respond positively after committing mistakes?
How can we control the mind in professional settings where we can’t do devotional activities?
Is meat an essential source of proteins?
Who is a sthita–prajna?
Does personality come from the brain or the mind?
Is the mind living or dead?
Can we change a habit in two weeks, as some surveys suggest?
Are we taking a cow’s blood in the form of her milk?
What happens to Krishna’s queens after he departs from the world?
In what mood can we recite the later Shikshashtakam verses that describe exalted devotion?
How do some people get the power to die at will?
Does detachment from the body and mind come only after full spiritual realization?
How is the soul’s consciousness transmitted at the liberated stage?
How can we become more selfless?
What is the weight and the size of the soul?
What does sarvatma snapanam in Shikshashtakam mean?
How can the awareness of our sinfulness enhance our devotion?
When Krishna said that the Kauravas were doomed because of offending Draupadi, why did he go to them as a peace envoy?
Sometimes we say Krishna is acting and sometimes karma is acting – what is it really?
Why does Krishna send problems that take devotees away from him?
Why do devotees sometimes suffer and don’t get relief despite praying?
How is the mind like a mirror?
When Krishna had vowed not to lift weapons during the Kurukshetra war, why did he lift up a wheel?
How could the Narayana sena agree to fight against Krishna?
Separation from Krishna is like a yuga for the gopis but like twelve years for Lord Chaitanya – why the difference?
How can we differentiate between emotional experiences and transcendental experiences?
Do spiritual memories ever come automatically, as material memories do presently?
Why should esoteric memories of spiritual experiences not be shared?
Should we share our devotional memories when such memories are considered Krishna’s private gifts to us?
After Uddhav sees the gopis’ exalted love for Krishna, why does he still speak about Krishna to them?
When the management gives services to one person and not another, isn’t that discrimination?
Isn’t life all about discriminating – how can we be nonjudgmental?
What is the difference between judging and discriminating?
How is Krishna impartial if he offers kripa-siddhi to some and asks for sadhana from others?
Aren’t both sadhana-siddha and kripa-siddha ultimately dependent on kripa?
Is na dhanam na janam na sundarim applicable to householder life?
If we are never disqualified in bhakti, why did Lord Chaitanya reject Kala Krishnadas for just one mistake?
Is Krishna partial because he responds only those who call out?
How does guilt practically help increase our bhakti?
How can guilt manifest in a way favourable for bhakti?
Is praying for the removal of our material desires a selfish prayer?
Does chanting purely itself give rise to virtues or should we strive to develop virtues?
What is the difference between remorse and atonement?
If we surrender to Krishna, won’t he help in taking care of our needs?
Does Gita 09.22 imply that we needn’t care for our material needs?
Are the material needs of pure devotees automatically provided for by Krishna?
When plants too have life, how is killing plants different from killing animals?
Are the humble taken for a ride by others?
Chanting is yuga dharma – does this mean it is recommended way, the best way or the only way?
How can we tolerate provoking situations?
Is the tendency to not chant more than sixteen rounds good?
How can we dissolve the false ego?
Did the songs of Narottam Das Thakura and others not protect the popular Gaudiya tradition?
Did the Goswami’s books not help preserve the Gaudiya tradition after their departure?
What exactly is the false ego – where is it located?
How did the Gaudiya tradition become deviated by the time of Bhaktivinoda Thakura?
Is the pronunciation of the mahamantra important or is intent alone important?
How important is initiation in the process of assimilating spiritual knowledge?
How do we understand that demons like Ravana were expert mantra chanters?
When we chant, does Krishna come from inside outside or from outside inside?
Are varnavada and sphotavada studied in academic circles?
Can feeling angry when insulted instead of tolerating insults spur us towards Krishna, as happened with Dhruva?
In the light of Gita 2.47, how can we understand the Gita’s call to see action in inaction and action in inaction?
If a butcher has no alternative way to earn, will Krishna accept the fruits of their work?
Should we not give suggestions to others because of the fear that the suggestions will be rejected?
Why did Krishna first tell the Pandavas to fight and then to renounce the world because of their sins?
Is the way of working in bhakti different from the way of working in material life?
Is it better to be inspired with the work itself instead of by its goal?
Does the Gita tell us what kind of goals should we set for ourselves?
Why do we label the good inner side as the intelligence and the bad inner side as the mind?
In Shikshashtakam 1, why does knowledge come after emotion?
Is the intelligence that takes us towards Krishna different from ordinary intelligence?
What to do if devotees avoid services saying that they are not according to my nature?
Is service that which pleases Krishna or does it include that which we like?
As sadhakas, what emotions can we experience in relationship with Krishna?
How can a leader be benefited by the Gita’s leadership sutras?
How can we bring goodness into our passionate services?
Is service done in passion service or is it just self-gratification?
Which wrong default programs can sabotage people who start business?
What does self-mastery mean?
For knowing God, is there any basis other than the Bhagavad-gita?
What is the cause of wars fought in the name of religion?
Does change adopted because of frustration induce growth?
Just as scientific truths are proven, can spiritual truths be proven?
Can abuse of power occur in spiritual organisations?
How does scientific curiosity lead to theories like Darwinian evolution?
Science is based on curiosity to know – where does faith come in?
How can the Gita help us in change management?
What is the spiritual motivation for becoming a leader?
Should we differentiate between pre-Gita leadership and post-Gita leadership?
Why did Arjuna need to hear the Gita – did he as a leader not have that spiritual knowledge earlier?
How is Krishna the enjoyer of the sacrifices done without knowing his supremacy?
Does Krishna accept service done passionately?
What is the meaning of Gita 2.47 – don’t think of yourself as the cause of the result?
While practicing bhakti, how can we avoid losing interest in our work?
How are the attached the cause of the fruit and the detached not?
If we are to be detached from results, how can we motivate ourselves for our work?
How can we know when we are ready for taking vanaprastha?
How to respond when our family members get spikes of desires?
Should we feel guilty about some immoral desires that are unconnected with our waking desires?
What is conscience – and what is the subconscious?
If we have to go against our family members to practice bhakti, is the inner bad feeling conscience or pseudo-conscience?
If we tolerate the spikes of desires, won’t those repressed desires return more forcefully in future?
Do we experience higher spiritual states through the intelligence?
Is cessation of misery not stable without bhakti?
What can we do if we can’t serve in a selfless mood?
What is intuition?
Chanting frees us from suffering – is this a conceptualisation or an experience?
What is the relationship between studying exalted devotional states and experiencing those states?
Does meditating on Krishna’s pastime while chanting comprise inattentive chanting?
Are the acharyas’ names also non-different from them?
If we are not doers, why are we held responsible for our actions?
Should we avoid worrying or should we take anxieties for Krishna’s service?
Should we see that our sufferings are arranged by Krishna?
What does “our inner desires are not me” mean?
What is special about kala in the Gita not present in other books?
How to reconcile Gita bhogaishvarya prasaktanam and Bhagavatam akamah sarva kamo va?
How do we know everything when we know Krishna?
Are the material problems of a devotee solved automatically?
Can material problems have spiritual solutions or do they need material solutions?
Can wanting to know more about Krishna distract us from bhakti especially from chanting?
How to avoid thinking about eating food while offering bhoga?
Is the goal of commitment to please Krishna or to penetrate through the initial poison?
How to understand the contradictions between modern cosmology and Bhagavatam cosmology?
How can we know whether our resolutions are based on our mind or our intelligence?
Should we stick to commitments even if doing so makes our life unbalanced?
Is bhakti centered on commitment to Krishna or on attachment to him?
Does knowledge of Krishna’s supremacy come before sankhya study or after it?
Is the initial poison in spiritual life same for everyone?
Can hypnosis be used to help us better focus our mind in bhakti?
If the husband practices bhakti, does the wife automatically get the benefit even if she doesn’t practice?
While doing anything, isn’t it better to have plans B and C instead of closing the doors to all options?
In the conflict between the mind and the intelligence, who decides?
Where do our intuitions come from?
How to persevere when humility feels very difficult to achieve?
If we are purpose-centered, aren’t we still self-centered?
How to deal with the feeling that the class is meant for others?
How to understand statements of extreme humility in saints?
Does humility mean complete surrender to Krishna?
Is humility practical in the professional world?
How can we avoid pride while using our talents in Krishna’s service?
What is the stage between self-pity and ego?
Does chanting with humility mean to think I am doing this for Krishna?
Why do we talk only about mind control and not about intelligence control?
Is begetting children a duty to one’s ancestors?
How can we balance humility with self-confidence?
What is the destination of spiritualists who don’t follow scripture properly?
Are brahmanas allowed to eat meat?
Where is the soul present in plants?
Is it right to kill large quantity of grass to cultivate one plant or grain?
Should we improve the material skills needed for service or improve our consciousness?
Can not desiring perfection lead to a casual attitude in service?
Why are only services done in the temple, and not activities done in the home temple, considered as seva?
How is Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s example of practicing bhakti applicable today?
How can we do our best in both spiritual and material life?
When a person is possessed by a ghost, where are the two souls situated?
Is meat-eating sinful or is it just to be avoided for spiritual progress?
What happens to Krishna when his deity is desecrated?
Does the seekers’ consciousness make the deities divine or are they actually divine?
What to do if I don’t feel emotions for Krishna naturally, but only after contemplation?
Can we present scripture according to our understanding?
When intellectual level is higher than sensual, why are intellectual devotees still attracted to sensual pleasure?
How can an intellectual practice bhakti without becoming intellectually deviated?
Can the guru take back to godhead even disciples who are still works in progress?
Should devotees rigidly force people to take to Krishna consciousness?
Why is the message of God so different in different religions?
Are terrorists like snakes who deserve to be killed without trial and who don’t deserve last rites?
What is the destination of terrorists who blow themselves up while chanting Allah?
How should we behave with non-religious people?
How is a terrorist different from a freedom fighter?
Are people without avenues for democratic expression justified in resorting to terrorism?
Who can be affected by black magic?
What is tantra – is it material or spiritual?
How can we draw lessons from scripture – should we stick only to lessons given by acharyas?
How can Vishvanatha Chakravarti say that scriptural verses are grammatically inaccurate?
Do we need different teachers for different areas of life?
Is deity worship meant for the less intelligent?
How to respond to scholars who consider abstract principles more important than bhakti specifics?
What does “Yamadutas are afraid to approach devotees” mean?
Why doesn’t Lord Shiva guide his devotees to Vishnu?
Can there be pure devotion to Lord Shiva?
Can Lord Shiva also grant liberation?
How can we guide people who find chanting 16 rounds impossible?
Was Yudhishtira’s gambling Draupadi after he had lost himself dharmic or adharmic?
Isn’t the idea that everyone can’t understand dharma elitist?
How can the Gita’s spiritual knowledge be compared to nuclear weapons knowledge?
When Bhishma comes after Ajamila pastime, how does that pastime list him as a mahajan?
Do we need to combat social threats to dharma to preserve an environment conducive for practicing dharma in future?
How can we understand which qualities are good and which bad?
How to avoid becoming indecisive when encountering different advices from different people?
How can we avoid being misled by people who are confident but wrong?
Why don’t we like the good and dislike the bad?
How can we live in the present alone without learning from the past or preparing for the future?
How to respond when things go wrong?
How can we know ourselves well enough to make wise choices with lifelong consequences?
How can we better execute our plans?
How to persevere despite our failures in following standards?
Is the mind alone the link between the gross body and the soul – or are the intelligence and false ego also included?
How can one practice bhakti without going through other yogas?
How can knowledge of other yogas help in practicing bhakti?
How can we differentiate between the mind’s voice and the Supersoul’s voice?
Is citta a part of the subtle body?
How can we harmonize our inclination with higher instruction while serving?
How can we develop the mood of serving Krishna in everything we do?
How can we avoid ego while doing what we like to do?
How can we avoid indulging in a thing while thinking negatively about avoiding it?
How can we give bhakti to beggars and other poor people?
Can enterprising devotees open devotional schools for offering both material and spiritual welfare?
Why is Krishna not revealed in the Vedas – why was Bhagavatam needed to reveal him?
Does a culture of free mixing among genders make bhakti impossible to practice?
Why is Lord Chaitanya considered supremely merciful?
Why are ISKCON programs in the West attended mostly by Indians?
How can we avoid pride while giving spiritual knowledge to others?
How can we cultivate gravity for controlling the mind, as told in the Gita 17.16?
Why does Rupa Goswami talk about vaco-vega and jihva-vega separately?
How can we know when we have endeavoured enough and should now wait for mercy?
How is the whole world full of question-answers?
How are Krishna’s self-contradictory statements in Gita 9.4 and 9.5 to be understood?
Should we strive for perfection in our service?
Won’t doing service in contaminated consciousness license the contaminating influences?
If we do a service in contaminated consciousness, will that service contaminate others too?
Why is the Paramatma considered impersonal?
If I don’t have much time to write, how can I write?
Do different people perceive Krishna’s mercy differently?
Can we extend our life by medicines?
What is the Vedic perspective on Islam?
Should we study scripture deeply and slowly or rapidly to get an overview?
Can we use self-help books that give techniques that help us in our bhakti?
How do we see the joy of living in the present from the bhakti perspective?
Should we always seek devotional stimuli with the mind?
Should we chant while feeling separated from Krishna or while feeling that they are in front of us as the Deities?
When we perceive that we are different from our thoughts, how do we infer who we really are?
How can we balance brahmana and kshatriya roles?
How can we connect to people’s emotional concerns without diluting our message?
What does the regulative principle no illicit sex mean?
Can we chant slowly if we find that absorbing?
Does chanting progress from uttering to hearing to visualizing Krishna’s form?
What spiritual bliss can we have as sadhakas – how is it different from sattvika happiness?
How can we share our realisations without coming off as proud?
When all forms of God exist eternally, what does Krishna is the source of all those forms means?
Should we make blanket statements first and then teach nuances?
Did Bhima hate Duryodhana and not follow hate the sin, not the sinner?
God did it – is this scripture’s only explanation for all material phenomena?
How does Krishna decide when to protect and when to not protect?
Can we just take shelter of bhakti when nothing solves our problems?
Can phala-shrutis be used to attract people looking for material benefits?
When even after chanting we still have problems should we tell others chant and be happy?
Should we preach about the material benefits of bhakti given in scripture?
Are we meant to reject the mind or to engage it?
If we shouldn’t identify with feelings, why are we told to identify with devotional feelings?
Are a laptop and a rainbow both brain signals and are so equally real?
Does matter acquire form only when there is observing consciousness?
Should wives conduct themselves in a way that their husbands don’t look elsewhere?
When children don’t have intention to practice bhakti, does giving them devotional samskaras help?
Do the Yamadutas know about bhakti?
If dharma is about principles, how does it differ from belief system?
Are both people who chant simply out of piety and those who chant as sadhana at namabhasa level?
Did Ajamila by caring for his son develop bhakti?
If the soul immovable, how do the Yamadutas drag the soul?
Does Krishna sometimes violate the other three legs of dharma but never violate mercy?
Does Krishna intervene in the system of karma or lets it act even on devotees?
What exactly are the modes? How does raja guna give rise to lust?
If lust is present in our own senses, why does proximity to sense objects make us lusty?
When the mind beats us for doing wrong, how is that different from repentance?
When the mind simply does sankalpa and vikalpa, what does the mind understanding something mean?
How do we invest emotions in whatever we do?
Why do we feel enthusiastic initially in bhakti, but later that enthusiasm goes away?
How can we increase our commitment to Krishna?
Why did Drona ask for Ekalavya’s thumb?
Why did Draupadi not protest when she was told to marry five husbands instead of one?
Why did Krishna’s protecting Draupadi’s honor not change the Kauravas’s evil intention?
What is the best thing a mother can do for her deceased son?
Why did the Pandavas tolerate poisoning and arson, but not Draupadi’s dishonoring?
Why did Duryodhana put the clause of incognito stay in the Pandavas’ exile?
Why was Duryodhana so envious of the Pandavas?
Did Draupadi dishonor Duryodhana, thereby causing him to dishonor her?
Was Draupadi the cause of the Kurukshetra war?
Were the Pandavas not legitimate heirs to the Kuru kingdom?
Was the Kurukshetra war fought over a property dispute?
Why did Krishna break his vow by attacking Bhishma?
Why did Drona fight against the Pandavas?
Why did Bhishma fight against the Pandavas?
After Bhishma, why was Drona, not Karna, made the Kauravas’ commander?
Wasn’t Krishna’s covering the sun to deceive Jayadratha wrong?
Why did Bhima kill Duryodhana unfairly?
How could Bhima drink Dusshasana’s blood?
Why did the Pandavas conspire to kill Drona?
Why did Arjuna kill Bhishma from behind Shikhandi?
Despite being virtuous, why did Yudhishthira gamble?
Did Draupadi love Karna?
Was destiny against Karna?
When Karna was virtuous, why did he suggest that Draupadi be disrobed?
Did Kunti do the right thing by abandoning Karna?
Why did Krishna say that Karna is equal, or even superior, to Arjuna in archery?
Did Kunti emotionally weaken Karna by revealing that the Pandavas were his brothers?
Why did Draupadi dishonor Karna by rejecting him as a suitor?
Was Karna not discriminated against by being labeled a charioteer’s son?
Was Karna unfairly disadvantaged by the curses of Parashurama and the brahmana?
Was Karna a glorious example of faithful friendship to Duryodhana?
Was Karna a virtuous hero?
Did Indra unfairly weaken Karna by taking away his armor?
Was Karna the second best archer after Arjuna?
Did Karna conquer the world, but Arjuna couldn’t?
Was Karna a better archer than Arjuna?
Why did Arjuna kill Karna unfairly?
How can infinity minus infinity give infinite results?
Does Krishna go through childhood, boyhood and youth stages in the spiritual world?
Can the sadhya become the sadhana and the sadhana the sadhya?
Why did Krishna close his eyes on seeing Putana?
As a householder what rules did Krishna follow?
How do reconcile the contradiction between Gita 14.20 – we can transcend the modes – and 18.40 – everyone is under the modes?
When the Gita talks about karma, jnana and bhakti equally, why emphasize bhakti unduly?
If Dharmaraja could expand as Vidura and Yudhisthira, why did Aryama need to officiate in his place?
Why do some people get facilities for bhakti practice and some don’t?
Is mercy proportionate to our endeavor?
How can we overcome undesirable emotions?
How can we be confident about our ability to do a service without becoming proud?
Is brahmanas’ feeling hurt at just a harsh glance due to their sensitivity or their ego?
Did Uttama die because of his mother’s offense to Dhruva?
Can slowing down help in developing clarity of thought?
Are there many Gitas other than the Bhagavad-gita?
How can we overcome the tendency to over-analyze?
Is worshipping some devata while practicing bhakti a dilution of bhakti?
What to do if our conviction doesn’t increase after studying scripture?
How can we reconcile the Vedic geocentric and scientific heliocentric models of the universe?
How can we develop faith in the acharyas’ commentaries on scripture?
Why do we need to read purports while reading scripture?
How can we balance between understanding God as a principle and loving him as a person?
How can we avoid becoming distracted by the uncontrolled mind?
How can we present scripture without compromising its truth?
Is truth different for people in different modes?
How is Vaishnava classification of scripture different from Advaitic classification of paramarthika and vyavaharika?
In scriptural study, be not just faithful but also purposeful
Can we pray to get the ecstatic symptoms of bhakti?
When Krishna married so many queens, why is his marriage with Tulsi alone celebrated?
Isn’t the Tulsi-Shalagrama vivaha rooted in an immoral pastime?
Was Krishna only eight years old when he performed rasa-lila?
Did Jayadeva Goswami introduce eroticism is krishna-bhakti?
Can devotee children become sensually agitated by reading some pastimes from Krishna book?
How to avoid becoming obsessed with our talents? (Hindi)
Doesn’t thinking that we have talents make us proud? (Hindi)
How can we examine our emotions? (Hindi)
When someone corrects us, why do we feel angry? (Hindi)
When we take a decision does the soul or the mind take the decision?
Aren’t our emotions just mental – how can we cultivate them in bhakti?
How can we make our intelligence like a mother for discipling the childish mind?
Can ghosts practice devotional service?
Can dogs see subtle things such as Yamadutas?
Do superstitious people believe in ghosts?
Can ghosts see past and future?
Does karma exist for ghosts?
How are some people able to see the forms of ghosts?
What is the difference between us and ghosts – why are they afraid of the holy name?
Why do scriptures give mathematical knowledge – is it needed to go back to godhead?
Why are only engineering students attracted to ISKCON?
Why is day sleep not good?
Isn’t saying that everything came from a four-headed being’s navel’s lotus more absurd than saying it came from a bang?
How many dimensions actually exist?
Why do devotees use things like laptops that are made by people with materialistic consciousness?
What is voodoo magic?
If Krishna is the supreme cause, how is our destiny in our hands?
Do non-living things have covered consciousness – why?
How can material sound vibrations be used to access spirit?
When science keeps changing, why do we use scientific analogies to explain scriptural teachings?
If objects are made of waves, how does consciousness come into objects?
What do scriptures say about UFOs?
Are we on the real earth or on a projection of the earth?
Does Rahu cover the sun to cause eclipses?
How do souls get different bodies right at the beginning?
Why are scriptural figures not absolutely precise?
If science doesn’t have authority to explain life, why does scripture have that authority?
Are scientists hiding the secrets behind their inventions?
Should we try to develop distaste for worldly things?
If desires are rising while chanting, how can we say to Krishna?
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How do we reconcile differences between academic and traditional dating of the Vedas?
Are all the holy places in dhamas with Krishna’s footprints authentic?
Do science and scripture see things from different perspectives?
Did Prabhupada’s servant bloop because he couldn’t deal with the moon issue?
How do we deal with contradictions in scripture’s spiritual information?
Is choosing not to fight some battles like Bhishma-Drona’s silence in the Kuru silence?
Should we stress materially accurate information in the Vedas to boost their faith?
When austerity is to be implemented, our resolve weakens – how to counter?
How can we increase our austerities as did Dhruva?
Are we bound by the modes like a cow bound by a rope?
Is our temperament determined by the modes?
When certain services are considered higher than others, should we choose the higher or the natural for us?
When we focus on one area of our life, other areas get neglected – how to balance?
Can doing PhD help devotees in their outreach?
How do we counter the many misconceptions about dharma in today’s mainstream society? (Hindi)
How do we see philosophical differences among acharyas of different sampradayas? (Hindi)
How do we understand which section of scripture is literal and which poetic? (Hindi)
When the soul is liberated, is the subtle body spiritualized or abandoned? (Hindi)
How can we help those who are sincerely following an unauthorized spiritual path?
Why doesn’t ISKCON distribute books free?
Does spiritual advancement make one materially lethargic?
If spiritual advancement removes our worldly cravings, does that mean spiritualists can’t progress materially?
Can people change their habits without practicing bhakti-yoga?
Does our conditioning from human body carry on to a future nonhuman body?
Should we strive for qualities that are not according to our nature?
Can transcendentalists act passionately like kshatriyas?
How do we determine when to treat life like a program and when like a manual?
Do we need to fight with those who misbehave with us?
Why did Parashurama destroy kshatriyas and not their greed?
If we are to act according to our nature, why did Parashurama appear as brahmana and then act as kshatriya?
When Arjuna repeatedly defeated Karna, why are they considered equals?
What is the Vedic perspective of modern asymmetric warfare?
Why were the kshatriya codes violated during the Kurukshetra war?
Why does definition of kshatriya not refer to protection of dharma?
How do we draw the line between self-pity and humility and assertiveness?
Do non-devotees have no good qualities?
When we have pressure to get a new job, can we adjust our spiritual commitments to focus on our career?
Does Krishna care for us even when we are not practicing spiritual life seriously and have messed up our material life?
How to understand Prabhupada’s statement that planets move because of cosmic air, not gravity?
How can we make our communication more crisp and clear?
How can a devotee pursue a PhD in science without getting carried away by science?
When we talk about Krishna, do we refer to the universe?
How to overcome fear of what comes after death?
Does surrendering to Krishna means not caring for our material responsibilities?
Does bathing in sacred rivers free one from all sins?
Are our intuitions more likely to be coming from God when we are calm than when we are agitated?
Does forgiving someone end all associated karmic consequences?
Do fate and destiny refer to the same thing?
Does goodness take away the competitive spirit needed for succeeding in today’s world?
Was Karna destined to be defeated?
Can devotion cure psychological disorders?
Is the inner voice God’s voice?
Should we pursue our career as per our education or as per our inspiration?
How to control revengeful thoughts?
How can we share Krishna through our profession?
Do we always have to eat what we cook – does bhakti change our karma?
Does depending on Krishna mean using our analytical framework in his service or giving up that framework?
Does the Gita recommend different yogas for different people?
Why should we follow rules and give up our freedom?
Can some foods or medicines change our destiny?
How do our conditionings shape our behavior without determining it?
How is daiva different from destiny?
How to understand when some sages feel greater bliss in impersonal realization than in personal realization?
Do pure devotees always experience themselves as different from the body?
As yogis see Paramatma within, do bhaktas see Bhagavan within?
How is the mind converted by bhakti?
Do we control the mind first or do we situate ourselves in our svarupa first?
During chanting, can we experience the holy name touching the soul?
How can we understand the intelligence and ego to be different from the mind and the soul?
How does the holy name penetrate beyond the mind, intelligence and ego?
Should we strive to change those things that require a lot of effort to change?
Can some people get things without endeavoring?
How does endeavor figure in people who get good things easily?
Is our duty towards others unlimited, irrespective of how they behave?
What role do star signs play in our destiny?
If scripture is eternal, are all pastimes given in scripture destined?
While choosing a spouse, is matching astrological charts essential?
Does the precision of astrological predictions imply that we don’t have free will?
Can developing our talents obstruct us in bhakti?
Are we forced to act according to our nature?
When the modes control us, how do we have free will?
What is the spiritual perspective on organ donation?
When modern civilization collapses in future, should devotees have a Vedic alternative ready?
What does Prabhupada’s statement about 50% of his mission being incomplete mean?
Bhakti Shastri – Sri Isopanisad (22)
Why is the corporate world turning towards conscious entrepreneurship?
Do we need problems to grow internally?
How can one act with love without the feeling of love?
Does devotional life begin only when material life is finished?
Should we give due attention to our material side or should we spiritualize it?
Does thought become matter – can thought enable us to achieve everything?
Why does God not give everyone equal capacity to understand right and wrong?
Do we need peace externally to find peace internally?
Do we commit mistakes because of Krishna’s plan?
If Krishna is merciful, why do we get karmic reactions?
When others trouble us, should we just tolerate things?
Is harmony possible among various religions?
When something inspires us devotionally, how to know whether it is self-centered or Krishna-centered?
How can a visually challenged person practice bhakti?
Does consciousness necessitate the existence of personality?
When God is one, how can the one manifest as the divine couple?
Does worshiping different forms of God for different purposes not limit God?
How do we stay committed in our devotional relationships when devotees don’t seem inspiring?
If I serve my mother because of my bhakti, am I serving her or serving Krishna?
Why did Nityananda Prabhu curse Shivananda Sena’s son to die?
How can we overcome the desire for appreciation from others?
Do our realizations arise because of our past karma?
How can we avoid taking things for granted in bhakti?
When Krishna talks about various yogas progressively, why does Prabhupada focus on bhakti alone?
Why is Arjuna’s renunciation disapproved and the Goswamis’ renunciation appreciated?
Is serving according to our nature selfishness?
How can we gain clarity in our philosophical understanding?
If Krishna loves us unconditionally, why has he created bad things such as alcohol?
Why has Krishna created this miserable world?
Is karma always bound to happen – what makes it happen?
How can we smile at those who hurt us?
Do transcendentalists go beyond the body’s need for sleep?
Why do people blame women – Draupadi and Sita – for the epic’s wars?
Can we be sensitive and detached both?
How can we avoid doing bhakti for external gains like prestige?
Should we counterpush against circumstances or tolerate them?
If something works for us but doesn’t work for others should we apologize for misguiding them?
Should devotees be desensitized from social causes or involved in them?
Is attribution error while dealing with devotees a Vaishnava apradha?
Should we not tell others that they have hurt us so that they don’t feel hurt?
How do we avoid passion while working as leaders in the corporate world?
If someone has hurt us, how can we forgive them?
Does doing good make the heart into a temple?
How can we avoid judging others?
How can we turn on our inner compass while living in the world?
If Draupadi can have five husbands, what’s wrong with Muslims having many wives?
Why did Dashratha distribute the ambrosia differently among his wives?
How can I understand the mysterious things I saw in my out-of-body-experience?
Can two souls be present in the same body?
Can people’s intelligence be improved by giving external inputs?
Can two souls swap their bodies?
Are our decisions taken by the soul or the mind?
Is there any information in the universe other than that available through the senses?
Can the soul see and have all sense perceptions without the body?
Is memory stored in the brain or the soul?
During out-of-body experiences how does the soul stay connected with the body?
How can we know for sure that the soul exists?
Which service is ideal – service according to our nature or service that is the need of the hour?
When Brahma is a brahmana, why does he make and provide weapons to others?
Is association of nondevotees like the kissing of a snake?
How can we change our default settings that we don’t know about? – Hindi
What does everything will be achieved by chanting mean? – Hindi
Why does Uddhava say that remembering Krishna’s pastimes causes him distress?
When Pandu knew about his curse, why did he take his wives with him to the forest?
Are unconsciously committed offenses also counted as offenses?
Should devotees who like each other but have incompatible horoscopes get married?
Does the guru always speak the will of God perfectly?
Are gurukulas the best way for education for devotees’ children?
Why does Krishna perform pastimes that are misunderstandable?
While acting in our worldly relationships, how can we avoid attachment and stay surrendered to Krishna?
As devotees, how do we choose among our various material roles?
Rama disregarded Ayodhya citizens when going to exile himself, but not when exiling Sita – Why?
Can women study scripture when their body is in an unclean state?
Why does ISKCON practice double standards by allowing donors, not others, to do deity abhisheka on festivals?
What chemistry is needed for having intimate Vaishnava relationships?
Why do we give more importance to our material relationships than our devotee relationships?
Should women be allowed to enter Shani temple?
To minimize their material entanglement, should devotees try to give their children the cheapest education?
Do women have the same rights as men in ISKCON?
How does Bhaktisiddhanta S statement about institution being evil apply to ISKCON?
How does destiny affect our life’s ups and downs – how is it affected by our spiritual practice?
Does devotion need to be exhibited?
Some Jains say that Krishna is still living in hell – is this true?
Was scripture written by the powerful to keep others in control?
Should we try to seek clarification to all our doubts?
How can a community avoid guru groupism?
What values can senior devotees impart to other devotees?
What is the importance of Ekadashi and of visiting temple on Ekadashi?
Though I want to be a serious devotee, why do I remain so short-tempered?
What qualities should leaders have – how can leaders inspire others?
How can we establish the authenticity of scripture?
How important is applying shastra in our life?
How can we connect with Krishna when we have to work eight hrs daily in office?
When the senses, mind and intelligence do wrong, why does the soul suffer consequences?
How do we understand Krishna’s disappearance?
Why did Shalya fight on Duryodhana’s side just because of getting good reception?
If we don’t even realize when we do wrong, how can we correct it?
Who is Vishnu – who is Krishna – what is their relationship?
Why did Rama not consult Vashishtha when sending Sita away?
How can we infer that we are advancing spiritually?
If Krishna is reciprocal, why does Shikshashtakam call for loving Krishna even if he neglects us?
Do we need diksha guru – is shiksha guru enough?
How to continue bhakti when we don’t have devotee association?
Why did Rama not obey Vashishtha when asked to return to Ayodhya?
If all devotees will go to Krishna, what benefit do more dedicated devotees get?
Is there a purpose for punishment?
How do we know the difference between what feels good and what is actually spiritual?
When everyone is ultimately a devotee, what does avoiding nondevotee association mean?
Why do I feel satisfaction on feeding a beggar but not on feeding the Deities?
What is atma-nirikshana or soul-searching?
Did Krishna’s lifting a wheel to attack Bhishma not break his vow?
Didn’t Krishna protecting Arjuna from the Vaishnava astra break his vow?
Are tolerance and surrender directly proportional to each other?
How can we become determined in our bhakti?
When Krishna controls our karma, do we really have free will?
Won’t thinking only about our relationship with Krishna make us insensitive in other relationships?
Why did the Kauravas and the Pandavas have to involve the whole world in their mutual fight?
How can we avoid feeling disheartened on hearing exalted levels of devotion?
When multiple dharmas call us, how do we decide which dharma to practice?
When different people have natures of different varnas, what is the purpose of brahman initiation?
How can demons killed by the Lord get the same destination as the devotees?
Isn’t “dishonor is worse than death” an egoistic calculation?
If we are disappointed by our spiritual leaders, how can we continue in our bhakti?
Why didn’t the Pandavas forgive the Kauravas – why did they have to fight?
Is the spiritual bliss we experience real or sentimental?
Does any literature declare that the devatas are supreme?
Is worshiping the devatas a means to Krishna consciousness?
How can we control the mind when we are away from devotee association?
What is the difference between the atman and the mana?
What can help us develop faith?
How are faith and trust correlated?
When offering obeisances physically is not practical because there are too many senior devotees, is that offensive?
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
How can we sharpen our remembrance of Krishna?
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
Are forms like Narasimha eternal in the spiritual world?
What should we do when we are unsure about what to do?
Why did Mahadeva give the empowering sword to Ashwatthama?
Why didn’t Krishna stop Dhristadyumna from killing Drona?
Did Yudhishthira sin by not lying as per Krishna’s instruction?
Why did Karna fight on the Kauravas’ side?
Was Ashwatthama gambled – how authentic is the TV Mahabharata?
When we are sinful, does Krishna still protect us?
How do we understand lilas that appear immoral?
Should we see adversities in material life as impetuses for practicing karmany va dhikaraste?
Do madhyama devotees have one leg in the material world and one in the spiritual?
Can we progress in both spiritual life and material life?
Does devotees’ taking monetary benefits for their services spoil the selfless mood?
Does Krishna enjoy being a master and forcing us to serve him?
How can we be humble without developing inferiority complex?
Is expectation the cause of unhappiness?
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
Which is better – staying in a devotee community or going away to earn more so that later we can practice bhakti more?
How to stay positive in our fight against material nature?
When our anarthas continue despite our bhakti practice, how can we stay enthusiastic?
What to do when the mind overpowers the intelligence?
How can we neglect the mind when it obsesses on the very object we want to avoid?
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
Is a mad human higher than a mad animal?
Bhakti Shastri (041) – The Nectar of Instruction Text 11
What to do when the mind obstructs us in understanding the siddhanta that helps us to focus the mind on Krishna?
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
Does total surrender mean that there is no need to use one’s discretion?
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
What determines our mind’s default settings?
Who exactly imagines – the mind or the intelligence?
Are we the supreme power or are we part of that power?
What is raj-vidya and raj-guhya in Gita 9.2?
If no one can be free from the modes, is it really possible to be free from material desires?
Are realizations permanent or do we need to get the same realizations again and again?
Bhakti Shastri (003) – Sri Isopanisad Mantra 01
Bhakti Shastri (002) – Sri Isopanisad Invocation
Bhakti Shastri (001) – Sri Isopanisad – Introduction
What is the subconscious mind – is it related with karana sharira?
How to stay mentally healthy without succumbing to temptation?
When our life is so busy how can we make time for introspection and journaling?
Why does Radharani not wear tilaka?
Can our past-life karma force us to do sins in this life?
What to do when spikes of desires keep coming despite our practice of bhakti?
Isn’t criticism good because it makes us humble?
How can we insulate ourselves from being discouraged by criticism?
Is dreaming about Krishna also remembrance of Krishna?
How can we think of Krishna constantly?
Why is gratitude important in bhakti – how can we develop gratitude?
How is daiva related to karma?
If we feel closer to our nondevotee friends than our devotee friends, what should we do?
When we make mistakes, does Krishna take care of things?
We can realize the mind, but how can we realize the intelligence?
How important is apara dharma for devotees?
When there is so much to hear, how to choose?
Do the six stages of anartha-nivrtti come one after the other?
Shouldn’t we lament for our mistakes?
How does the intelligence control the mind?
Is the mind just a repository of past impressions?
How are multiple personality disorders related with the mind?
When our consciousness is low, how do we continue spiritually?
What was Prabhupada’s mood when going through reversals?
How can we practically understand that shaking an apple tree may lead to the falling of mangoes?
Does surrender mean seeing problems as Krishna’s mercy?
To ask guidance from visiting devotees and to not follow it – is that offensive?
If some devotees deal insensitively with us in our in our early days, how can we overcome the scars?
Eating can be spiritualized, but how can mating be spiritualized?
How do sages like Kardama Muni enjoy material things despite being great spiritualists?
How authentic are the Dwarka arcahaeological findings about Krishna?
How did ordinary people see Lord Chaitanya’s ecstatic trances?
How are the Gita and the Bhagavatam related?
Should new people be told strongly to give up meat-eating?
How can we apply the mood of “Krishna, I am yours”?
If the devotees who introduced us to bhakti don’t inspire us later, what should we do?
When Vibhishana went over to the side of virtue, why didn’t Vidura do the same?
When Lakshmana left Sita unguarded because of her harsh words, whose mistake was it?
How do I know which type of surrender is suitable for us?
How do avoid depression caused by the mistakes we make and by thinking about past bad karma?
Is black magic real – what should devotees targetted by it do?
How much does Krishna intervene in the lives of good people, if they are not devotees?
What is the relationship between astrology and karma, especially for devotees?
Why does Bhaktivinoda Thakura refer to temporary duties as anitya-dharma?
How does our material varna relate with our spiritual svarupa?
Should we stabilize our material life before practicing spiritual life?
Why is tamo-guna needed at all?
How can we know that we have done our best in our services or relationships?
How can we find our svabhava and change our career accordingly?
If people are nasty to us, should we as devotees just be detached from it?
How can we take shelter of a devotee practically?
Can association through electronic media be the same as personal association?
Is asking lots of questions a sign of a jnani, not a bhakta?
Can Krishna’s exalted pastimes be understood without philosophically understanding his greatness?
Can we relish the same level of love for Krishna that Radharani relishes?
Is Radharani attracted to Krishna because he is handsome?
Is Lord Chaitanya’s lila too elevated for general people?
As devotees, how can we deal with our relatives sensitively?
If one devotee serves Krishna as a brahmachari and another, as a grihastha, who is better?
Cultivating non-judgmental attitude 3
Is untimely death of a son the will of God – how is this to be explained to grieving parents?
Why does science treat mental problems medically, not spiritually?
How can we raise our children so that they become devotees?
What is a preferred career for devotees?
Why are things that we hear and accept still difficult to apply?
If our relatives are enquiring about spirituality but aren’t submissive, how should we respond?
Is our sampradaya’s credibility weakened because of having shiksha links instead of diksha links?
When milk is nowadays extracted violently from cows, should devotees take milk?
When there are so many scriptures how is the essential scriptural message to be understood?
If someone dies because of drunken driving, was the death due to destiny or drunkenness?
When our sampradaya is of shiksha, why are diksha-gurus deemed so important and shiksha-gurus deemed unimportant?
Are ghastly rituals such as animal sacrifices given in scriptures?
Aren’t the problems we face due to our past karma?
How can we feel connected with Krishna when we have problems and our prayers are not answered?
What is the significance of Lord Chaitanya’s chastising Balabhdara Bhattacharya?
What is the relationship between our intelligence and our desires?
What is wrong with aversion to sense objects?
How can we cultivate sentiments without becoming sentimental?
Do the modes determine our moods or our modes determine the modes?
Beyond sentimentality to sentiments
When Prabhupada speaks so strongly against Mayavadis, how can we avoid becoming judgmental?
Why does the Bhagavatam 11.28.1 ask us to not praise others?
Can we engage in any desire without being bound by it?
How can we know that we are conscious while tables are not conscious?
How can we prepare for giving classes?
How can we teach our children right and wrong without coming off as judgmental?
Why focus on sound alone for raising our consciousness – why not exercise, food etc?
What is the channel by which the soul gives signals to the brain?
How can we infuse our scriptural study with devotional emotion?
Can we apologize to Krishna?
How can we know what is Krishna’s plan and what is Maya’s action?
When we are unable to focus on chanting, what can we do?
How do the Vedas correlate with the Gita?
How can we focus on the present while serving Krishna?
When we use our imagination in devotional service, will whatever we imagine come true?
How is sense pleasure not imaginary but a product of imagination?
Do brahmavadis know that something exists beyond brahman?
How can we deal with the doubts that obstruct us in our relationships with others?
How can we maintain our principles in a materialistic corporate environment?
How can we act intelligently when adolescence impels us to act rebelliously?
How can we guide others when different people want different levels of instruction?
Do animals have souls – if yes, then how are humans different from animals?
What is happiness – how can we achieve it?
What is a human being’s purpose on earth?
What is the soul – is it real?
Will becoming spiritually advanced automatically resolve our relationship problems?
How does fear enhance our relationship with Krishna?
Why couldn’t Krishna have killed miscreants without leaving Vrindavan?
How do we balance between our spiritual and material lives?
How to respond to people who say that they are satisfied with their mental maps?
Is humanity more important or is spirituality more important?
If my child is very sick, how can my spirituality help me?
When we have material problems, should we just focus on spiritual advancement or try to solve it materially?
When Karna was already killed by destiny, why did Krishna invite Karna to the Pandavas side?
If our feelings come from the soul, how does brain chemical deficiency cause depression?
If Karna chose wrongly because of attachment, didn’t Bhishma do the same?
Does prolonged expectation for a thing make us value it more- does this apply to the gopis separation from Krishna?
Are the gopis separated from Krishna even in the spiritual world?
If even the gopis’ lost hope in separation from Krishna, what is the hope for us?
Why is the Bhagavatam’s tenth canto divided into chapters according to the location of pastimes?
Why does God send different teachers who teach different paths?
Why is the Gaudiya sampradaya a branch of the Brahma-Madhva sampradaya and not its straight continuation?
How are scriptures relevant today
How are spiritual experiences different from chemically-induced experiences?
Who damaged bhakti culture more – Muslims or Britishers?
Is the spiritual an energy like material energies such as thermal or electrical energies?
How did Nimai Pandit’s name become Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?
Why did Lord Chaitanya first become a scholar and then a devotee?
Can any pastime be analyzed metaphorically for some moral instruction?
Is Gandhiji’s commentary on the Gita ok?
How do we explain the authenticity of the Lord’s pastimes to skeptics who doubt Vyasadeva’s saintly authority?
What were the sources based on which the sages who wrote the Lord’s pastimes?
How do laws of nature invalidate design – don’t laws require a designer?
When problems distract us from bhakti, isn’t it better to solve the problems and then focus on bhakti?
How can we know the balance between the painkiller of material things and the cure of spirituality?
When scientists criticize intelligent design, how can we establish that God is the explanation for explainability?
If everything unconnected with Krishna is Maya, then are all systems for valuing different things differently also Maya?
When Maya is so powerful, what is our hope for being delivered?
When the Paramatma is present everywhere, how is he undivided?
Are there any practicing brahmavadis today or are all impersonalists mayavadis?
How to avoid becoming discouraged when we are unable to pronounce the mahamantra clearly and correcting it takes too much time?
Is there any correlation between the Dashavataras and the four yugas?
Does the sequence of the Dashavatars reflect the theory of evolution?
What are the differences between plenary portions, expansions and incarnations?
What is the exact difference between brahmavadis and mayavadis?
When Krishna can free us from illusion, can’t he free us from pride too?
If Bhagavatam and Bible come from different frames of reference, does that mean everything is relative?
Is the soul is eternal, how is Krishna the cause of the soul?
Is the Biblical Adam-Eve story of creation reconcilable with the Bhagavatam’s description of narration?
If everything coming from Krishna is also Krishna, then is everyone God?
If our outreach services require us to go away from devotees how can we get their association?
Is it appropriate to speak directly on the Bhagavatam to new people?
When people are alienated by ISKCON’s high standards, how can we attract them?
How can we present shastra in a contemporary way?
Which Krishna pastimes can we meditate on?
How can we attract people who are connected with other spiritual organizations?
Doesn’t ISKCON’s managerial structure sometimes impede its spiritual outreach?
Why don’t we spontaneously act according to our svabhava?
How can we accommodate those who can’t practice bhakti with high standards?
What is the Gaudiya Vaishnava understanding of Manu Smriti?
Do the Vedas teach that only brahmanas by birth can become brahmanas?
How can we explain that Krishna’s pastimes are not mythological?
Why are the same pastimes described differently in different scriptures?
How can we tune our consciousness so that Krishna manifests therein?
How can I celebrate my birthday spiritually?
Are there any scriptural examples of those indifferent to the modes?
Why does the Gita refer to people following scripture (17.11) while describing people without scriptural faith?
Does one need to know one’s svarupa to be liberated?
Does pure devotion mean expecting no reciprocation from Krishna?
Can we have a relationship with someone without reciprocation from them?
How can we explain Krishna’s conspiracies in the Mahabharata?
How can we correlate shastra with our daily life?
Why do senior devotees sometimes join apasampradayas?
What makes Indians convert to Islam or Christianity?
Isn’t it better to be a stable grihastha than a bewildered brahmachari?
How can we be inspired when we don’t get much association of senior devotees?
Should we associate with like-minded devotees or devotees who have the qualities we don’t have?
Why has God given us such a troublesome mind?
Does spirituality choke our scientific enquiry?
How can we choose among various services that we can do?
When we want to serve Krishna, why do we get tempted?
If people commit murder in the name of religion, what is their destination?
What is the difference between shunyavada, mayavada and nirvisheshavada?
How do impersonalists interpret the Gita’s clearly personalist verses?
Does ISKCON brainwash people?
When the Vedas talk about so many gods, isn’t that confusing?
How do we see devotees who dont complete their japa in the morning?
How does the hladini shakti entering our consciousness please Krishna?
How to respond to the Buddhist argument that the universe is eternal?
What does the Absolute Truth being one in synthesis and separate in analysis mean?
Just as Christians adopt local cultural forms while converting Indians, can devotees do the same in their outreach?
What is the scientific evidence for incarnations other than Krishna?
What is the difference between knowledge in the three modes and intelligence in the three modes?
If human will is strengthened by connection with divine will, how do nondevotees sometimes have great determination?
If Indra got the reaction of brahma-hatya for killing Vritrasura, why didnt Rama, for killing Ravana?
Why is there the conservative-liberal divide everywhere, including even in spiritual organizations?
Both Narada and Shakuni incited others – what is the difference?
Can superstitions be used in bhakti?
How can we raise our remembrance of Krishna from intellectual recollection to devotional redirection?
Is anger always bad?
Does spiritualist refer to a practitioner of spiritualism, not spirituality?
If everything comes from Krishna why doesn’t everything take us to Krishna?
QA with Christian students 4 – Is the Christian incarnation similar to Vedic avatar?
QA with Christian students 3 – Does the Prodigal Son parable correlate with the fall of the soul?
QA with Christian students 2 – Is there any bhakti equivalent to the Trinity?
QA with Christian students 1 – Is Yashoda similar to Virgin Mary?
If the soul is marginal energy, how can it never fall after attaining Krishna?
From moksha one falls back, from svarga one can be elevated – is kama better than moksha?
Wasn’t Hanuman’s anger in burning Lanka excessive?
How could Arjuna ask Krishna to become his charioteer?
Is Tulsi-Ramayana more biased against Ravana than Valmiki-Ramayan?
When Hanuman was a monkey, why did Sita see him as a man and decline to be carried by him?
Did Vibhishana betray his brother by defecting to Rama’s side?
If Arjuna being a kshatriya was anyway going to fight, why did Krishna speak the Gita?
Why did Arjuna kill Bhishma unfairly?
Was Arjuna a better archer than Karna because he got better training facilities?
Why did Dasharatha not go with Rama to the forest when he felt separation from him?
When Vasudeva and Devakis son was going to kill him, why did Kamsa keep them in the same prison cell?
Was Ravana virtuous because he didn’t violate Sita forcibly?
What should I do if my bhakti is damaged after coming from ISKCON?
How does spiritual sound stimulate and facilitate meditation?
When the Lord’s pastimes are transcendental, should they be analyzed?
Why do jnanis need many lives to become jnanavan?
Why are the eka-bhakti jnanis of Gita 7.17 considered jnana-mishra?
Can we use freewriting in bhakti-yoga?
How can I go about writing in Krishna’s service?
When the Vedas also talk about transcendence, why does Gita 2.45 ask us to go beyond the Vedas?
Does the Gita flow from 2.58 to 2.61 reflect rise from karma-yoga through jnana-yoga and dhyana-yoga to bhakti yoga?
Does Gita 2.12 actually counter impersonalism?
Does Gita 2.11 refer to the life-air or to the soul?
What is the difference between kula dharma and jati dharma?
Does the well-river example of Gita 2.46 illustrate transcending the Vedas recommended in Gita 2.45?
How can scripture be understood relevantly without deviant interpretations?
Why are we unable to apply what we hear?
How can spiritual wisdom be introduced in academic curricula?
When we understand scripture with senses and intelligence, how is the knowledge acquisition descending, not ascending?
Is it because scripture’s message is spiritual that we don’t find it interesting?
Does our capacity for intelligence prove the reality of our free will?
If a devotee feels depressed does that mean they are not chanting properly?
Which is the abode for sakhya rasa?
What are the various levels of bhakti Sri Vishvanatha analyzes in the Gita?
Using jnana in bhakti
When we are speaking at some other organization’s forum, should we adjust or speak the truth?
While sympathizing with outsiders, how to ensure that insiders dont become like outsiders?
What were the most striking experiences of your US preaching tour?
How can we be sympathetic to people whose beliefs differ from scripture?
For those practicing some other religion, should KC be presented analytically or synthetically?
How does the jiva fall to the material world?
Is the Warkari sampradaya personalist or impersonalist?
How do we understand Prabhupada’s statement about Shankaracharyas conception of Krishnas form?
When Krishna disapproves premature renunciation why did Prabhupada give sannyasa to his young disciples?
Is performing dandiya an undesirable imitation of Krishna-lila?
The ego is higher than the intelligence – can it be controlled using the intelligence?
Is Jesus a forgiving God and Krishna a punishing God?
If a senior devotee states something factually wrong in a Bhagavatam class what should a junior devotee do?
Why does Prabhupada differentiate between knowledge and devotion in Gita 2.14 purport?
Wasn’t Hanuman’s burning Lanka excessive vandalism?
Wasn’t Lakshmana’s disfiguring Shurapanakha disproportionate and cruel?
When Rama descended in the Surya Vamsha why is he called Ramachandra?
When the soul doesn’t feel hunger, how can the body tire the soul?
Can holy places be haunted?
How do parts of a plant when cut sometimes grow as separate plants?
Can the soul in a grain get a human body in the next life especially if it has fallen from heaven?
Are souls present in seeds – where does it go when souls remain inactive for years before germinating?
Do souls move continuously from one body to another or are they inactive in between bodies?
Is there one soul in all Tulsi plants?
If we are getting too many doubts, should we just switch off our intellectual faculty?
How to decide whether our intellectual needs are for logical study or empirical research?
If we doubt Krishna’s existence, how can we have faith that he will remove our doubts in future?
Is it ok to be disturbed in our bhakti when some questions don’t get answered?
How did the soul enter during the birth of 100 Kauravas from Gandharis miscarriage?
Aren’t renunciates who lose semen accidentally denying bodies to the souls present in their semen?
During the birth of twins does the soul split into two?
During conception, how do sperm, egg, soul, karma and Krishna’s will inter-relate?
During conception, when and where does the soul come into the picture?
What is the relation between the Ishopanishad cover picture and its content?
Why are the Ishopanishad verses called mantras?
How can women be encouraged to get a sense of success in their home responsibilities?
Do women-devotees always have to be homemakers?
Were women always housewives in Vedic culture?
Does the presence of the Gayatri in the Bhagavatam mean that it should be studied only by the brahmanas?
How is the Bhagavatam’s first verse correlated with the Gayatri mantra?
Why does the Bhagavatam repeatedly refer to Vasudeva instead of Krishna?
How does the principle of sacrifice apply in a devotee’s life?
What does distancing oneself from negative situations, relations and emotions mean?
How important is truthfulness in bhakti?
Should grihastha gurus also be addressed as Maharajas?
Was Arjuna’s faith enhanced by seeing the Universal Form?
What is the spiritual significance of the Gopinath Patnaik story?
Was rain an adequate reason for Rama to delay his search for Sita?
When Yashoda’s rasa is vatsalya, how is her bhakti coming from Radharani whose rasa is madhurya?
Was Dhruva’s determination in passion or transcendental?
Please explain varnashrama, its different types and its relevance in urban settings.
Is varnashrama hierarchical with brahmanas higher and shudras lower?
What does emotional distance from a principle mean?
What is the significance of the different names used for Arjuna in the Gita as in 14.11 & 12?
Is there any difference between attaining Krishna’s dharma mentioned in Gita 14.2 and attaining his bhava mentioned in Gita 14.19?
How are Buddhism and Jainism different from Mayavada?
Does Krishna guide everyone or only those his devotees?
Are we apes because theres only 2% difference genetically between us and apes?
Are the other 5 schools of Indian philosphy relevant for devotees – are they speculations?
Are Nirvisheshavada and Mayavada two names of the same?
Spiritual sound vibration sometimes feels boring – how to avoid?
Whats wrong with verifying scientifically the material knowledge given in scripture?
Are all the many expansions of the Lord eternal?
How to understand the descriptions of material settings in scriptural pastimes?
Are all of Krishnas’ associates the same in each kalpa?
What to do if one feels inspired to be a brahmacari but doesnt have a suitable nature?
How to understand Chaitanya Charitamrita descriptions that Lord Chaitanya flooded the whole world with ecstasy?
Where are the pastimes of the countless incarnations described?
What happened to Radharani after Krishna left for Mathura?
Are some Sanskrit words not translatable?
Why do the scriptures while narrating pastimes describe the beauty of the female form?
Does selfless devotion mean that we shouldnt be getting any happiness ourselves in it?
Is feeling grateful to Krishna for saving us from material sufferings self-centered – what should we be grateful for?
Does serving for Krishna’s pleasure mean that we should not even consider what give us pleasure?
Is trying to determine how we can serve according to our nature against the principle of following the spiritual master’s instruction?
When problems overwhelm us, how can we take shelter of Krishna?
How much can we adjust right or wrong actions according to their consequences?
Should we help materially those who make a business out of asking for charity?
How can we keep our mind genuine during our daily activities?
When Bhagavatam talks about karma as a cause, shouldnt we see karma causally?
If someone’s child has cancer should we not offer charity to avoid interfering with karma?
What is the difference between detachment and carelessness?
If suffering is not because of karma then what is its cause?
Does the guru literally come back lifetime after lifetime till the disciple is delivered?
Isn’t faultfinding necessary for correcting and benefiting others?
How can we cultivate humility without becoming negatively self-centered?
If our mantra shouldn’t be “I am fallen” why do we sing daily trnad api sunicena?
What does the Pandavas didn’t deserve to live mean in Bhagavatam in 1.9.12?
What is the difference between repentence and self-blame?
Gita 9.31 – For devotees connected with Krishna, the happily ever after is guaranteed
Is serving according to our nature lower than serving as per instruction?
Can lack of intellectual nourishment stop or slow our bhakti?
As consciousness in lower species is too covered to perceive suffering, what is the problem with falling to lower species?
Why did Krishna not inform Karna initially that he was Kunti’s son?
Does study of philosophy in Prabhupada’s books automatically awaken rasa?
Are devotees living in farm communities better situated than those living in cities?
If our profession indirectly contributes to breaking the regulative principles, what can we do?
If some new devotees want to donate organs, what should we tell them?
If different strategies work in outreach with different people, how can we know in advance how best to share bhakti?
How can we resist temptations?
How to preach to people who want to speak their own ideas and not hear?
Why did Krishna manifest four arms while teasing Rukmini?
Why did Barbarika’s mother tell him to fight on the weaker side instead of on the Pandavas’ side?
Was the solar eclipse a predicted event or created by the Lord to help Arjuna?
When our chanting is not good what can we do?
How can we increase our concentration in chanting?
How can we study scripture systematically?
The highest study in the land of higher studies (Reflections on my US trip 2015) – Part 1
How can a devotee coming from impersonalist background give up those leanings?
Should we hear Mayavadis submissively as Lord Chaitanya heard Sarvabhauma?
Can devotee-couples avoid having kids to avoid distraction in bhakti?
How can we reconcile being sensitive with Prabhupada’s being rigid?
What is the difference between zonal division present in ISKCON and zonal acharya system?
How to understand statistics that indicate the world is more peaceful than in the past?
When the mind becomes our friend, does it become the same as the intelligence?
When Buddha and Kalki appear in Kali-yuga, why is Vishnu called Tri-yugi?
When Sarvabhauma was an impersonalist how could he appreciate symptoms of love of God in Lord Chaitanya?
If I don’t have enough sattva to study sabda constantly, should I not become a brahmachari?
When staying silent amidst injustice is wrong, why did Yudhishthira passively accept the Kauravas’ atrocities?
Is dissatisfaction because of not being able to read scripture regularly good?
What does worshiping the Lord through our work mean?
What is meditation?
All our problems aren’t mental – how to deal with real problems?
Is it necessary to research our nature?
Is resentment caused by outer events or inner mentality?
How to cooperate joyfully with devotees of radically different natures?
Does demoniac goodness become divine goodness by bhakti?
Can we transcend goodness without coming to goodness?
Does our nature change as become purified?
How is consciousness carried through food?
Is being over-intellectual dangerous for devotion?
Should we not do service if we are not pure?
Why is sleepiness during chanting sometimes resistible and sometimes not?
Why does the mind suddenly get agitated sometimes?
Why does the sound of mantras produce purification whereas other sound doesn’t?
How does hearing a pastime produce an entirely unrelated result?
How to understand scriptural promises about result of hearing pastimes?
Does the soul go closer to God during sleep?
If everything has a cause, why should God not have a cause?
How are optimism and pessimism related to the modes?
If scripture gives knowledge in goodness, how can it help us know what is beyond goodness?
Why does the Supersoul sanction our unhealthy choices?
How do the soul, Supersoul and nature contribute to action?
How can we convince the mind of truths that are beyond science?
How is the soul full of knowledge?
How can we focus on Krishna without imagining or speculating?
Is absorption in Krishna a combination of all the four levels of consciousness?
How do our actions leave impressions on the mind?
How is the body sustained when the soul leaves the body?
Does the soul leave the body during dreams?
Why don’t we have consciousness during sleep?
How do we understand that Krishna is the cause of all causes?
Why do mathematical concepts correlate with things in nature?
How does the sound of the holy name penetrate beyond the universe – and other sounds don’t?
How does the subtle body interact with the physical body?
Good jobs in crative fields are difficult – what should creatively gifted devotees do?
Is going deep in any creative field desirable for devotees?
Are our present spiritual emotions real or just mental?
How can we avoid getting carried away by worldly things?
How can we avoid being over-concerned about others’ feelings?
How is the Gita’s detachment different from Mayavadi detachment?
If we look for some easy work, are we running away from hard work in the name of finding a work according to our nature?
Are we karmically responsible for work that later leads to unknowing harmful consequence?
If my boss tells me to do something wrong, who gets the karma – my boss or me?
Does improperly performed work in the Gita shreyan sva-dharmo vigunah refer to incompetence in work?
Is it wrong to get intellectual pleasure in our academic studies?
If charity is a mentality to be cultivated, is automatic monthly donation from ones bank account undesirable?
Are direct bhakti in brahmachari life and indirect bhakti in grihastha life equivalent?
When Bhagavatam focuses on devotion through renunciation, how do we understand Lord Chaitanya’s having grihastha followers and stressing Bhagavatam both?
What to do when the mind overpowers the intelligence?
What does the Gita verse karmany evadhikaraste mean?
While making choices how to decide which are important and which aren’t?
If senior devotees ask us to renounce everything, should we do that?
How much should sadhaka discriminate between matter and spirit while practicing bhakti?
How did you scientifically come to the conclusion of bhakti?
Is sadhaka’s suffering because of past karma or Krishna’s arrangement?
Amidst life’s storms, does our relationship with Krishna shelter us automatically or do we need to do something special?
Can we live without expectation in relationships?
Is our relationship with guru a vertical relationship or a horizontal relationship?
When many spiritual paths say they are the best, how to choose our path?
Can we be enthusiastic without being passionate?
How to deal with people who don’t want to clarify misunderstandings?
How to connect Vedic mathematics to Krishna consciousness?
What spiritual principles can inspire devotees to live cooperatively?
How exactly did Krishna depart from the world?
How can we dovetail attraction to fiction in bhakti?
Do we need to hear true spiritual sound to be elevated?
Is there any formula to always appreciate devotees?
Why does scriptural knowledge differ from modern anthropological knowledge?
How can we practically redirect our emotions towards Krishna?
When Nectar of Devotion is the lawbook for ISKCON, why is it not stressed enough?
Do those who die fighting against Krishna attain the spiritual world earlier than those who fight for him?
How did Duryodhana win Balaram over to his side?
How does Krishna take away the karma of his devotees?
How can we understand that God is a person?
How can we develop a taste for bhakti and chanting?
Does destiny determine how we respond to situations?
How is destiny related to karma?
Why do people in goodness sometimes not take up bhakti?
How to spiritually reach people who aren’t receptive to hearing Krishna’s glories?
Why is Krishna selectively merciful in inspiring some people to take to bhakti and not others?
How can we help reluctant people to become spiritually elevated?
How to reconcile Krishna’s omniscience with our having free will?
If God is the explanation for everything, what is the explanation for God?
How to deal with doubts about God’s existence coming from the study of science?
How to understand that there is life after death?
How to see death of a loved one philosophically without becoming hardhearted?
How are trust and expectation related? Can we love without trust?
Should criminals who go on murderous sprees be forgiven?
How to deal with anger when others hurt us?
How can I write a book?
Is thinking that we may not attain Krishna in one life being realistic or being lethargic?
How can we avoid losing enthusiasm as we keep practicing bhakti over the years?
How do our relationships in this world relate with our relationship with Krishna?
Why does the Bhagavatam end with impersonal knowledge?
When prasad is so purifying, why don’t those who take prasad regularly get fully purified?
What is the source of desire?
How can we know that God exists?
How can we connect with God to get positive energy?
If destiny is supreme, how do we have free will?
How do we deal with negativity coming from reading bad news?
What is the best way to get positive thoughts regularly?
Why are we suffering in this world?
How can we decide when pursuing material things is enough?
How do impersonalists derive impersonal conclusions from the Gita?
What are the destinations of those who realize Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan?
How do we balance serving according to our nature with asssiting our guru’s mission?
How can we find like-minded association?
How can we do akarma practically?
How are thoughts generated?
How does association lead to spiritual advancement?
How can we avoid taking steps forward and then backward in our spiritual life?
How can we differentiate between Krishna and Maya in subtle situations?
How can we cultivate the disposition of surrender?
How does the existence of the finite point to the existence of the infinite?
Can’t judging be a means of self-defense?
If we correct with good intention, isn’t that good enough?
How can we practice bhakti-yoga on a daily basis?
How can we control the unstable mind?
How can we set spiritual goals that harmonize with our material goals?
How to find our true nature?
How is the worship of devatas inclusive within worship of Krishna?
Why does Krishna say the devatas are different from him in chp 7 and same with him in chp 10?
Does karshati in Gita 15.07 refer to attraction or struggle?
Why does the Gita 15.1 compare the Vedas to leaves?
How much should we discipline our children in practical things such as watching TV?
How do we develop the qualities the Gita recommends?
How can devotee-parents deal with children who don’t practice bhakti seriously?
How can I overcome sleepiness when studying the Gita?
How can bhakti help our children in their careers?
Can science by its progress gain spiritual knowledge?
Why is the soul’s connection with the Supreme established only through sound – and a specific mantra at that?
Where does our longing for love come from?
What to do when our vertical and horizontal relationships are not symbiotic?
What is the highest form of love?
Should one love oneself to be happy?
How can killing for one’s country be considered love?
Happiness lies inside, not outside – is this a spiritual and scriptural principle?
Prabhupada encouraged competition but that sometimes led to ego and power struggle – how to understand?
Why did Balaram favor Duryodhana?
If a thief after praying to Krishna robs a devotee, whom is Krishna merciful to?
How to recover from harsh words of some devotees?
When Krishna is so loving, why is loving him so difficult?
How can we practically experience Krishna’s love for us?
What to do if the mind gets caught in the sector of disagreement between science and scripture?
How do we differentiate between scriptural principle and detail?
How to reconcile science and religion?
How to be selective in our association without becoming judgmental?
Appreciating scripture’s perennial relevance
What does beating the mind with broom and shoe mean?
How do we reconcile the mind’s coming from goodness with goodness giving rise to knowledge?
How can we prevent the mind from obsessing over negative things that shouldn’t happen?
How can we spiritualize the willing function of the mind?
Is the mind or a source of desires or just a channel of the soul’s desires?
Does the working of the mind match with our desires?
How to fight against the minds self-sabotaging inner dialogue?
Does Krishna not help us when we are not his pure devotees?
Does the Gita contain verses against meat-eating?
How to deal with relatives who hurt us by their ego and negativity?
Philosophy seems abstract – how can we undestand that Krishna tangibly helps us?
What does the Gita say about attachment, detachment and rupture in relationships?
How exactly is work worship – is bad work also worship?
How can we go beyond suppressing desire to becoming free from even the urge?
How to sustain our bhakti when we have to live in materialistic association
Do aliens exist?
Why do great devotees die due to painful dieases or terrible accidents?
Akbar built temples and Aurangzeb destroyed temples – why the difference?
Did man go to the moon or not?
What is our approach to the theory of evolution?
Are dreams about Krishna factual or just imaginary?
Why do Abrahamic religions call Deity Worship as Devil Worship?
Do our dreams reflect our anarthas?
How to respond when a devotee is criticized by a devotee or a nondevotee?
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?
Why did Vasudeva not allow Krishna to return to Vrindavana?
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?
What is pushti-bhakti and pushti and tushti in bhakti?
When Narasimha had promised Prahlad that his descendents would be protected, why did Krishna kill Putana?
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?
When Arjuna had enough mind control to perform great austerities, why does he say that he can’t control the mind?
How has surrender in Gita 2.7 changed Arjuna’s consciousness when he expresses the same sentiment in 1.35 and 2.8?
When Krishna calls as divine the vision for seeing the Universal Form, why does Vishvanatha Chakravarti call it a downgrade of vision?
When Arjuna was already able to see Krishna’s intimate form why did Krishna have to give him divine vision to see the Universal Form?
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?
Should the Bhagavad-gita be made India’s national book?
Should we love ourselves or hate ourselves?
When cities were present in scriptural times too, why does ISKCON criticize urbanization?
Isnt fear of entanglement in grihastha life desirable?
Should one not become an IAS officer because one will get the karma of the people under one’s jurisdiction?
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?
Which books of the previous acharayas can sadhakas read?
Doesn’t ISKCON’s rule to glorify Srila Prabhupada and not one’s guru go against Vedic culture of glorifying one’s guru?
Why did Yudhisthira while gambling Draupadi describe her physical beauty publicly?
Why did Arjuna to avenge Abhimanyu kill the weaker Jayadratha and not a stronger opponent like Karna?
Lord Chaitanya gives special mercy – does that mean souls before his descent were deprived of mercy?
Why dont the Vedas talk only about bhakti – how are they the authority for bhakti?
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?
Should we pray for Krishna’s help for dealing with some problem in our profession even when such problem is material?
Should we pray for going BTG or pray for serving Krishna in this world?
While praying how can we cultivate emotions without becoming sahajiyaic?
What does it mean to remember Krishna while chanting?
Why don’t devotees discuss the eight stages of jnana?
When we are in tears, we need self-confidence to deal with it practically – what is the use of chanting?
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?
When later never comes, why tell people to postpone spiritual life for material life?
Shouldn’t we teach the highest standard, otherwise people will rationalize their materialism?
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)
Gita 02.01 – Arjuna’s analysis only aggravates his agony
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?
Gita 14.18 – The holy name takes us out of the shackle of the modes
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?