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Philosophically, are certain activities in certain modes – is fighting in passion or can it be in goodness?
Should we serve according to our nature or try to transcend our nature?
If we keep whimsically repeating a mistake, what to do?
What are dynamic and static understandings of bhakti?
If our weaknesses make us lose perspective, what can we do?
How do the soul, mind, intelligence and false ego interact with each other?
How do we know if we are doing a service for our ego or for Krishna?
We plan to do many services during vacations, but end up in doing nothing – what to do?
How to balance between dependence on Krishna and diligence for Krishna?
If God could have stopped Hitler from killing innocent people, why didn’t he do so?
When terrorists kill people, are those people killed because of their own karma?
How can we explain why bad things happen without seeming insensitive by bringing in karma?
Why do many people consider the soul and the Supersoul to be one?
What is the role of the intelligence in the metaphor of the mind as the software?
What is the difference between the material mind and the spiritual mind?
Should we appreciate the good qualities in nondevotees?
How does bhakti wisdom help us to become more tolerant?
Is aversion always bad – isn’t Yamunacharya averse to sensual pleasure? (Vedic wisdom)
If we have a million options to choose from, how to decide?
What is the happiness that comes from inside?
What is the causal body or karana-sharira?
What does akarma mean – does akarma free us from past karma?
In what context did you say that to err is divine and to forgive human?
Can we see everything that happens as Krishna’s mercy, that he is giving us our own bad karma for making us take shelter of him?
If our mind troubles us more than others’ mind troubles them, what to do?
Amidst suffering, should we see that Krishna has chosen us to go through this for some purpose?
How can we make difficult decisions responsibly?
Does Krishna interfere with the laws of material nature for a devotee?
How can we become more consistent?
Does causeless mercy exist – are we qualified for it?
How can we practically understand humility and surrender?
If circumstantially we can’t get initiation, does that mean Krishna thinks we aren’t yet qualified?
Why does Bhishma say that he is bound by the Kauravas wealth?
What does Prabhupada want to convey by talking about the conflict of communists and capitalists?
Are Bhishma’s teachings of pure devotion at the end of his life contradicted by his life of service to the Kauravas?
Does consciousness flow inside-out or outside-in?
Did Krishna create the universe through the big bang or without it?
In the metaphor of mind as inner screen, how does purification occur? (Vedic wisdom)
When Indra commits so many mistakes, why is he considered a great person?
How can we avoid karmic entanglement while working in our office?
How is spiritual sound different from material sound?
In the metaphor of mind as inner screen, how does spiritual sound lead to spiritual realization?
How can we change ourselves for the better as quickly as possible?
If we make a strong resolution, does the mind’s power ensure that we keep it?
How do our beliefs and habits shape what pops up on our inner screen?
How can we get the impetus to chant seriously?
Does anxiety come by itself or do we choose it – what to do about it?
When we keep forgetting the good things we hear, what is the benefit?
Which is the easier way to attain Krishna – bhakti or seva?
Does developing a devotional self-conception require a lot of preparation before it can be lived?
How can we strive to overcome our anarthaas without becoming anartha-conscious?
What is the difference between varnashrama, daivi varnashrama and pure devotion?
What is the scriptural basis for the idea that only desire and endeavor are in our hands?
Should we critically evaluate bhakti or just believe and practice it?
Does fixing the mind on Krishna require laborious mechanical repetition?
When Kripa participated in the murder of the Pandavas son, why did they still accept him as their priest?
Can we pray to Krishna for removing obstacles in our material life?
If some devotees do great kirtan, but don’t chant 16 rounds, should we appreciate them?
If we are not the doers, then are our mistakes actually our mistakes?
How can meat-eaters reincarnate in human bodies, as past life memories cases suggest?
Should Gita 3.27 be we are not the only doers?
If someone’s religion allows meat-eating, then is their eating meat a sin?
If someone is practicing bhakti but not chanting 16 rounds, what is their destination?
Is the community responsible for fostering emotional maturity?
How to avoid sleepiness while chanting?
Do we need to master our emotions to be sensitive to others’ emotions – is being emotional bad?
To protect ourselves, we sometimes become insensitive to others – how to avoid?
Does living near the temple help in developing Krishna consciousness?
Can karmic reactions come at the mental level?
How can we help a non-Krishna conscious person overcome depression?
Should we pray that other devotees overcome their demonic qualities or not see any faults in devotees?
How can we distance ourselves from jealousy?
What is the difference between humble and meek?
By practicing spirituality, how does our inner world change?
If our service is not giving results, is that due to some deficiency in us?
When we can’t avoid anxiety, what can we do?
What does vasudevah sarvam iti mean?
How do we tap our strengths and get rid of our weaknesses?
In Sanatana-dharma, how did the divisions of Dvaita and Advaita occur?
Is staying away from alcoholic friends escapism?
How to ensure that our behavior with our juniors is the same as with our seniors?
If God is the cause of everything, how do we have free will?
How can unspiritual people face life’s problems positively?
When souls should be losing human bodies because of bad karma, why is the population increasing?
How do we present bhakti wisdom to moral relativists?
Has God ordained the future trajectory of all living beings?
Does reincarnation continue infinitely?
When incubation is done externally, where does the soul come in the picture?
How can we share Krishna’s message purely, without the need for validation?
Are we meant to face our destiny or to fulfill our destiny?
Will God be understood by science in future?
How can we actually understand Krishna’s form?
How does bhakti correlate with raising our energy to higher chakras?
As our free will is finite, should we just depend on Krishna always?
Is spirituality meant to eliminate worry and depression?
If a well-thought decision turns out to be a mistake, then do we get the karma for it?
Krishna descends to establish dharma – what does that dharma refer to?
Where do intuitions come from – are they related with instincts or impulses?
Are the various paths up the mountain to spiritual consciousness equivalent?
Should we distance ourselves from positive emotions such as those coming from achievement?
When Krishna is the cause of all causes, how do we have free will?
If some people are more emotional than others, can they still manage their emotions?
Has neuroscience shown that there is no inner seer?
How does Hanuman embody humble ambitiousness?
Can we choose whichever path we prefer – karma, jnana or bhakti?
When distancing ourselves from our desires isn’t enough, what to do?
If our scriptural knowledge makes us proud, what can we do?
Hanuman and Prabhupada were given a purpose – when we haven’t been given one, how should we live?
Can spiritual growth and career growth go together?
Why did Bhima abandon Hidimibi – did he marry her simply to gain political power?
Did Krishna use Ghatothkacha as a sacrificial pawn?
If we like to read a lot and others don’t like our reading so much, what to do?
How do we gain trust while interacting with unknown people?
How can we avoid labelling and judging others?
When different people consider different courses of action as right, how to reconcile?
Amidst so many materialistic temptations today, how can we stay devotional?
How can we alert others to future dangers without discouraging them?
Were Internet and wifi present at the time of the Mahabharata?
Why does Krishna make it so difficult for us to come to him?
Do intellectuals find it more difficult to love Krishna?
If peer pressure makes us do materialistic things, what to do?
When the abducted Sita was not the real Sita, why was Rama distressed by her abduction?
When the mind wants to change unchangeable circumstances, what to do?
If we are to hate the sin, aren’t we to be averse to sin?
How to decide how much to be satisfied with?
How are some people emotionally tough even when they don’t practice bhakti?
If we identify that we are feeling self-pity, what do we do next?
If we are already connected with Krishna, why do we need to chant?
Are rocks alive – can we become rocks in our future life?
If someone takes retirement and then feels unengaged and disoriented, what should they do?
Does the mind look for change and the soul look for the unchanging?
Does our spiritual master know everything about us?
How can we explain morality to moral relativists?
Will anxiety be addressed in the long-term by bhakti or should we try to address it in the short-term too?
How can we remember Krishna while we are working in a materialistic environment?
If during a class some children are distracting everyone, why isn’t anything done about it?
How can we perceive Krishna’s love amidst our and others distresses and conditionings?
Is our attraction to Krishna a conditional attraction generated by devotional conditions?
During chanting, can we have aids to get the mind from the physical level to the spiritual level?
When science requires only working assumptions, why do you say that science requires faith?
Why is the population increasing?
How can we develop our relationship with the eternal using the temporary mind?
If I don’t have much work at my office, should I go and ask for more work?
Is Krishna situated in the mind or the heart – how are the two related?
Does accepting our emotions mean that our getting angry is not a matter of concern?
How can we avoid making a ruinous mistake like Ravana made?
When we are telling ourselves to concentrate, who is telling this – the soul or the intelligence – and to whom?
If some Vaishnava sampradayas reject the worship of Radharani, how to respond?
How do we know that Krishna accepts our gratitude?
When we can’t remember Krishna purely now, how will our remembering him at death take us to him?
Was Ravana a good person who just committed one mistake?
How can the mind be our friend?
Do we need to give up guilt and worry to practice bhakti?
If my office workload has decreased but I can’t chant or hear much, what should I do?
How does bhakti shelter us amidst physical and emotional pain?
How to reconcile the Gita – do your own duty, even if imperfectly – with the Gita – do what you are good at, according to your nature?
When our nature is to be spiritual, why are we not attracted to Krishna?
If we move to a temple whose mood is different from that of our native temple, what to do?
How can we internalize the mood and mission of our teachers?
Is purification of the intelligence the same as purification of the mind?
While analyzing our mind, how to avoid paralysis by analysis?
When we are not the doers – material nature is – why are we held responsible for our actions?
If we feel more attracted to managerial services than scriptural study, are we in the mode of passion?
Will future scientific progress explain consciousness and spirituality in mathematical terms?
How do we strengthen the intelligence?
How do the modes correlate with an analysis of the mind’s functioning?
If meeting our expectations makes us over-confident, what can we do?
By engaging our material nature in bhakti, are we constructing our spiritual nature or reviving it?
How to go through dry phases in our chanting?
Do we seek only an operational knowledge of scripture and not actual knowledge?
Does repeated practice improve our instincts?
Does anyone who die in a dhama on a holy day go back to Godhead?
If a desire is irresistible, what to do?
Should we take other devotees plates for washing if they don’t want to give?
Should we have expectations while practicing bhakti?
Shouldn’t we speak strongly to get everyone on the fast track to Krishna?
Are we the sum of our thoughts?
What is the destination of good non-spiritual people such as Stephen Hawking?
Can we say that intelligence comprises of knowledge processing, discrimination, analysis and determination?
How should we deal with people involved in non-devotional dharmic causes?
Is determination situated in the intelligence or in the mind?
How can we practically make the intelligence the counsellor of the mind?
How can we encourage a devotee to do service with someone they don’t like?
Does the soul in an animal body learn anything spiritual?
What is the relationship between soul, consciousness and heart?
When Garuda is a pure devotee, why does he eat fish?
In Kali-yuga, thoughts don’t incur reactions – what does that mean practically?
How can we help materially entrapped people to become spiritual?
Ajamila knew scripture – yet he fell down. Why?
How can we balance between bhakti and studies?
Are our mistakes Krishna’s mercy?
If our spouse is sentimentally following a different spiritual path, how should we deal with it?
If our speaking about Krishna doesn’t transform others, does that mean we lack the purity that empowers senior devotees’ words to be transformational?
Is wanting to go back after death to Krishna selfish and wanting to go to Prabhupada selfless?
If we have free will, how does Krishna know the future?
How do we understand scriptural stories in which mountains are conscious?
Are pleasures such as traveling to see new places considered addictive?
Why is atma translated as the Supreme in Ishopanishad mantra 6?
In Paramatma realization, is God the subject or the object?
To show our world to others, we need to see it with fresh eyes
In the Prasthana-traya, what does nyaya mean – how does it relate with Vedanta-sutra?
What is the Moksha Dharma that Prabhupada sometimes quotes?
Where is the verse om purnam adah .. from – why is it included as the Ishopanishad invocation?
The Absolute truth covered by maya is called matter – What does this mean?
How are fruitive activities the engagements of one’s reactions from past good or bad deeds?
How can we say that we are spiritually equal when in the spiritual world every soul is different?
If bhakti is beyond the modes, why do we need to come to the mode of goodness?
How to avoid judging others?
Can capacity to find faults be an empowerment from Krishna?
When the mind is restless, how are performers like archers able to focus on one point?
If seva-dhyana comes in the way of nama-dhyana, what to do?
Did some of the leaders of our movement fall down because of being haunted by demonic forces?
Does destiny determine our free will too?
How are some people fearless of death?
How does bhakti-yoga help us overcome anger?
How can we use fear in Krishna’s service?
Can affirmations helps us to manifest our destiny?
Can an atheist be spiritual?
How can we be authentic while living according to others’ expectations?
How are some people such as skydivers more fearless than devotees?
How can we help our teenage kids who are infatuated with their gadgets?
When not being passionate is seen as weakness in a passionate world, how can we function as devotees?
How can we know whether our experience of Krishna is imagination or revelation?
If we fight against obstacles to serve Krishna in a particular way, are we not dependent on Krishna?
If we neglect all the emotions of the mind, are we being impersonalistic?
How did you come to Krishna consciousness – Hindi?
If wanting to do a lot of service spoils our health, how to stay balanced?
Are the past and the future illusions – is the present the only reality that we should live in?
We often direct our anger towards those who can’t hurt us – how to avoid getting angry – Hindi
When happiness is a subjective experience, can there be any absolute happiness?
While pursuing ultimate reality, is happiness the purpose or a byproduct?
What are the causes of anger – how to deal with them – Hindi?
If we don’t speak about high standards, won’t low standards become the standard
If our service forces us into agitating situations, how can we keep ourselves safe – Hindi?
If our contemplation doesn’t translate into determination, where are we getting stuck?
When our mind hears selectively, is that due to intelligence or ego?
How can we deal with our past conditionings that come in the way of our bhakti – Hindi?
If someone says that being spiritually open-minded means believing that life doesn’t have an objective purpose how to respond?
How can we grow spiritually when we have to serve demanding people – Hindi?
How are our present emotions related to our soul?
How does bhakti practice change the influence of the modes on us?
Why would Yudhishthira always choose the timid approach?
How can we understand that we are servants of Krishna – Hindi?
When people don’t offer us moral support but dishearten us by bombarding philosophy, what to do – Hindi?
If our aesthetic side is not nourished by regimented bhakti practices, what to do?
What can we do practically to make our devotional identity our defining identity?
Our mind is our enemy – how can we control it – Hindi?
Is everything that happens Krishna’s plan?
If thoughts come from the intelligence and feelings from the mind, then do thoughts grow into feelings?
In difficult relationships, at what point should we stop tolerating?
When the mind gets obsessed with desire, it becomes impossible to control – what to do – Hindi?
Our goals are the results we seek – how can we set goals but be detached from results?
In difficult relationships, are tolerating, mitigating and emigrating to be tried sequentially?
When we chant, why does our mind get distracted – Hindi?
Why do we have a mind at all – wouldn’t we function better without it?
You said if we do whatever we like, we end up disliking ourselves – isn’t varnashrama based on working according to our likings?
When pure devotees are beyond the modes, where does their nature come from?
How can we avoid becoming disheartened on failing to give up bad habits – Hindi?
Why do our resolutions for inner transformation not last?
How can we act at the level that we are not our bodies – Hindi?
What to do when in a relationship that we can neither tolerate nor retaliate?
How can we constantly remember that we are different from our mind?
Yoga tells us to become observers of our attachment and aversion – what does bhakti tell?
Does being open-minded mean learning from everyone but not following anyone?
Is the higher taste of bhakti available only for those who practice bhakti exclusively while living in a temple?
Is ISKCON’s initial portrayal of the purificatory potency of bhakti unrealistic?
If a couple can’t have a child, how can they serve Krishna?
Even when we accept a spiritual purpose, spiritual practice remains difficult – what to do?
When fear comes likes a forceful river, what to do?
If we feel Krishna has let us down in the past, how can we depend on him?
How can we love others without becoming attached?
How can we differentiate between what to hold on to and what to let go?
When we feel excessive fear, how can we correct the mind’s corrupted software?
How can we deal with past hurtful memories?
How are humility and honesty different – why are they needed in spirituality?
If I feel fearful because others keep reminding me of my past mistakes, what to do?
Does greater ambition lead to greater fear?
I am afraid of darkness – what can I do?
Why does Krishna test devotees?
How can we make the right choice a habit instead of an austerity?
Does maintaining an institute make managers rigid and impersonal?
With what attitude should we go for inter-faith programs – how do they help our mission?
If a Muslim wants to study the Gita but can’t accept God’s personal form, what to do?
Is God the cause of negativity in humans?
Should evolution be taught in schools?
If everything is under karma, are terrorists wrongdoers or simply instruments for punishing wrongdoers?
How does prayer affect karma?
Why are there many religions – can we believe in more than one religion?
How can we avoid becoming discouraged on seeing that the modes are pulling us down?
If I want to come first in my class, am I being attached to results?
What is spirituality?
If everyone is meant to be spiritual, why are so few people attracted to spirituality?
What happens to a person who commits suicide while remembering Krishna?
How can we seek higher purpose when things are going right, not just when things start going wrong?
What causes a midlife crisis – can devotees suffer from it?
Should evolution be taught in schools?
How can devotees learn to be satisfied with whatever services they can do?
Devotees who succeed in getting external results are looked up to in our movement – what to do?
What can brahmacharis do if they feel choked in their ashram?
How is our intelligence partly our friend and partly our enemy?
If we are too passionate to separate ourselves from our mind, what to do?
Wasn’t Arjuna passionate about archery – can we be passionate about something and still be devotional?
We want appreciation for making our contribution – what to do about this wanting?
When we live in a competitive world, how can we avoid comparing ourselves with others?
How can we avoid collateral damage while working in our offices?
When India is the land of spirituality, why was it overrun by so many invaders – why does it still have a colonial mentality?
Why is Hinduism portrayed so negatively in the media and academia?
Is satisfaction a brahminical virtue that is impractical for kshastriyas and other varnas?
Can self-help techniques be used in Krishna’s service?
Why are some people attached to godly things and some to ungodly things?
Can harmonization with contemporary culture lead to dilution of tradition?
How can we get rid of unwanted thoughts?
How does hypnosis work?
How is the moon the mind’s predominating deity?
With artificial intelligence advancing rapidly, what will differentiate humans from future machines?
How can we communicate the need of regulation to people who are gung-ho about freedom and rights?
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