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How can we overcome envy?
Can buddhi-yoga refer to all three yogas – karma, jnana and bhakti?
How are jnana and karma uncovered in bhakti?
If the soul is complete, why is purification needed?
Why should we focus more on satisfying the soul than on satisfying the body?
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?
When the Gita is spoken to one specific person, how can it be universal?
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?
When we are in anxiety searching for a new job, how can we maintain our spiritual practices?
Is there any relationship between telepathy and spirituality?
How is mantra meditation different from other forms of meditation?
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?
How can we decide the upper limit of tolerance?
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?
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 makes Vedic knowledge infallible and human knowledge fallible?
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?
What is the difference between Arjuna fighting under Krishna and jehadis fighting under Allah?
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?
How do we reconcile Bhagavatam cosmology with scientific cosmology?
What is ISKCON doing to address the fear that terrorists may attack temples?
Why would kshatriyas, especially devotees like Arjuna, hunt?
How can we serve cooperatively with devotees without aggravating mutual conflicts?
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?
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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?
Is dharma practical in this age?
Do impersonalists who do jnana-tapasa attain liberation?
How can we balance our material commitments and spiritual aspirations?
Did Krishna feel confused about which pure devotee to support – Arjuna or Bhishma?
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?
Are there any scriptural references that people’s caste is determined by their qualities?
If a devotee can see the future in dreams, what should they do?
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?
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?
The soul is always happy – what does this mean?
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?
We are what we eat – how to understand this in terms of the three-level model of the self?
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?
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?
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?
How can we sustain our resolutions?
God did it – is this scripture’s only explanation for all material phenomena?
Don’t let astonishment over mystical or technological marvels distract from bhakti
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 Arjuna target Jayadratha when Abhimanyu was killed by Durjaya?
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?
Why did Bhishma not stop the disrobing of Draupadi?
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?
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?
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?
Why did Rama worship Shiva?
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?
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?
How can knowledge of God be understood in scientifically acceptable terms?
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 does Shivananda Sena exemplify the three great strengths in bhakti?
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?
Krishna’s beauty brings unity amidst diversity – Meditation on Venkatesh Stotram 6
Facilitate devotional creativity – Address at Children’s Ratha Yatra in Singapore
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?
How important is convincing people about Rama’s historicity?
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?
Mad people seem happy in their own world – are they really happy?
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?
How can Krishna’s loving nature be reconciled with the sufferings of hell?
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 a student practice bhakti?
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?
How can we avoid taking Krishna’s forgiveness as a license for our sinfulness?
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?
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 is liberation Krishna’s mercy when its pleasure is insignificant in comparison with bhakti?
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?
How can we sharpen our remembrance of Krishna?
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?
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?
Is a mad human higher than a mad animal?
What to do when the mind obstructs us in understanding the siddhanta that helps us to focus the mind on Krishna?
Does total surrender mean that there is no need to use one’s discretion?
What determines our mind’s default settings?
How can we overcome anxiety?
Who exactly imagines – the mind or the intelligence?
Are we the supreme power or are we part of that power?
How does spirituality relate with animal rights?
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?
How can we avoid being dragged down by the mind’s sine wave?
Are realizations permanent or do we need to get the same realizations again and again?
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?
How important is it to be aware of our thoughts?
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?
How does our material varna relate with our spiritual svarupa?
Why does Bhaktivinoda Thakura refer to temporary duties as anitya-dharma?
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 to 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?
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?
Is our sampradaya’s credibility weakened because of having shiksha links instead of diksha links?
If our relatives are enquiring about spirituality but aren’t submissive, how should we respond?
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?
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?
What is the relationship between science and Krishna consciousness?
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 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?
When Maya is so powerful, what is our hope for being delivered?
If everything unconnected with Krishna is Maya, then are all systems for valuing different things differently also Maya?
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 Krishna do certain things for maintaining people’s faith in paths other than bhakti?
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?
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