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How to forgive ourselves if we have made a serious mistake?
How can we deal with our past conditionings that come in the way of our bhakti – Hindi?
How can we understand that we are servants of Krishna – Hindi?
How can we grow spiritually when we have to serve demanding people – Hindi?
When we chant, why does our mind get distracted – Hindi?
Our mind is our enemy – how can we control it – Hindi?
How can we avoid becoming disheartened on failing to give up bad habits – Hindi?
What to do when in a relationship that we can neither tolerate nor retaliate?
How does prayer affect karma?
Despite your conservative training how did you become so accommodating?
If a child was abused and God didn’t answer their prayers for protection, how can we help them develop faith now?
To protect ourselves, we sometimes become insensitive to others – how to avoid?
How can we help a non-Krishna conscious person overcome depression?
When Dhruva Maharaj started with a selfish motive, how did he attain Vaikuntha, the abode of selflessness?
Does becoming spiritual mean becoming unemotional – won’t that make our life flat?
Isn’t the Gita’s comparing women with vaishyas and shudras derogatory?
Does practicing bhakti at only the cultural level deprive us of intellectual and spiritual growth?
Can we choose whichever path we prefer – karma, jnana or bhakti?
How can we know whether we are succeeding or failling in bhakti?
How can we find which work bests suits our nature?
How can we know which spiritual path to follow?
When facing serious problems, should we first focus on solving problems and then practice bhakti?
Should a devotee profession try to become a CEO to demonstrate how devotees can be materially successful too?
Can you explain the various stages in chanting – namaprada, namabhasa, shudda-nama?
If we learn to depend on mentors, but then they aren’t available when needed, what can we do?
If someone is depressed and suicidal, how can we help them?
How can we de-stress ourselves in today’s high-pressure work environment?
How do we deal with fear of rejection?
Even after knowing eternal pleasures why do we keep chasing temporary pleasures?
Is the voice of conscience always the voice of God?
How can we practically keep our intention above our emotion?
When people are distressed, should we think philosophically or should we just help them?
Are we meant to face our destiny or to fulfill our destiny?
While being in family life how can we be detached?
How can we persuade followers of other Vaishnava sampradayas to accept that Lord Chaitanya’s teachings are the climax of the historical evolution of theism?
What can we do when we see terrible things happening in the world?
If the temple atmosphere is conflict-filled, should we practice bhakti at home?
What is the role of ritualistic activities in bhakti – should we continue the rituals from our family traditions?
How can we change the chain of thoughts in our mind?
What’s the most effective way to combat anger?
Does surrender come from devotion or devotion come from surrender?
If we are good at something that we do for our career, how can we bring Krishna into it?
If we stay in our comfort zone while doing service, how will we grow?
Is satisfaction an austerity of the mind or it is an illusion that traps us?
Does God take credit for our good deeds and give us blame for our bad deeds?
When does philosophical speculation change to mental speculation – what makes certain explanations of scripture unacceptable? (Vedic wisdom)
Why did Vidura not instruct Dhritarashtra to apologize to the Pandavas and to thereby become offense-free for practicing bhakti?
How can we persevere amidst distractions?
If we resolve to wake up at a particular time and wake up at that time without an alarm, is that due to our subconscious mind?
How can motivate us to move on in our spiritual life – can the saints’ realizations inspire – don’t we need our own experiences?
What is the significance of Shukadeva Goswami’s prayers in Bhagavatam 2.4?
If someone doesn’t do their allotted service properly, how can we deal with the resulting anger?
Can you explain the concepts of anvaya and vyatireka practically and as explained in Bhagavatam 3.9.36?
Why did the Dwarka Yadus kill each other?
While struggling with conditionings how can we avoid the extremes of becoming hopeless and becoming shameless?
When the holy name is self-fulfilling, why do we need other things such as elaborate analysis of the mind?
How can we share bhakti wisdom in the world today?
Was Vritrasura’s bhakti covered over because of his past offenses?
In Gita 09.32, why are women put in a separate category from the various varnas?
If we can’t chant attentively, is it better to chant less with greater attention?
Would a Prabhupada-bot, an artificial intelligence system that knows all of Prabhupada’s works, be equivalent to him or his books?
If Krishna’s love is unconditional, why didn’t he help Draupadi till she raised both her hands in surrender?
If Krishna takes hundred steps towards us when we take one step towards him, is he partial or impartial?
If genetically modified bacteria could clean the polluted Yamuna river, is that technology still bad?
How do we deal with fear of success because after success, failure will come?
How can I see spiritually my scientific research for solving serious problems such as incurable diseases?
For devotees practicing bhakti in the West, is it better to educate our children in India or in the West?
Does any Gita verse say that the soul is on a multi-life journey of spiritual evolution?
Can’t thinking why something bad has happened help us to better address the situation?
Can you explain the significance of the ten offenses in practical terms?
Are science and religion in conflict with each other?
Are ritvikas who reject Krishna’s pure devotees better or worse than the Mayavadis who reject Krishna’s personal form?
Does Krishna have plans only for his pure devotees?
How can we ensure that our conscience deters us but doesn’t discourage us?
How can we use anger constructively in parenting?
If someone gets a special service that we long for, how can we see that devotionally?
How can we clear our subconscious mind?
Can a devotee scientist do animal testing for professional research?
Should we fight for our service or should we cooperate?
When we feel that we can’t do something, how can we know that our mind is not keeping us in comfort zone?
If our bhakti practice is not removing our conditionings, how to avoid being discouraged?
How may we be misled by externals when seeking a spiritual guide?
What is the difference between consciousness, conscience and guilt?
As bhakti-yoga requires faith, do we need to give up our questioning nature?
If the mind pushes us forcefully towards wrong, how can the mind be directable?
Is our real problem the original sin in the heart – not the mind – and is believing in Jesus the only solution?
Why does Jagannatha Puri temple forbid non-Hindus from entering?
By helping others we may feel a sense of self-worth, but won’t it increase our ego too?
The Gita tells us to do karma, but also asks us to understand karma – what karma does it refer to?
Are negative emotions due to a lack of compassion towards oneself?
What is the significance of Duryodhana’s use of the past tense in Gita 01.09?
Amidst problems, how can we avoid giving up the things that give us strength?
Is the mind a covering on consciousness or does the mind contain the covering?
How do we understand Prabhupada’s statement – vegetarianism and nonviolence are not qualifications for devotion?
If we are already complete as parts of the Complete, how can we feel incomplete?
If material deprivation makes us discouraged in devotion, what can we do?
If we don’t feel like practicing bhakti, should we pray to Krishna for help?
How can we have a spiritual relationship with everyone?
Was Sati’s reaction to her father’s actions justified or was she also implicated?
How can we consider the consequences of our actions without becoming speculative?
Can saying that Krishna sees inside-out lead to devotees refusing to be accountable to other devotees?
Does becoming spiritually advanced means treating all situations and all people equally?
Are Krishna’s feelings like our feelings or different from our feelings?
Does fear of temptation indicate lack of devotion?
Isn’t the rasa-lila too exalted to discuss in our regular classes?
If after some wrongdoing, we feel guilty and don’t feel like coming close to Krishna, what can we do?
If bhakti practice doesn’t make us joyful, what can we do?
Is remembering Krishna the highest service and all other services are for those who can’t remember him constantly?
Who or what is Krishna?
Is our attempt to mitigate destiny also determined by destiny?
Is not trusting those who have cheated us a weakness of the mind?
If good karma can’t change bad karma, how does atonement work?
If Krishna already knew that Duryodhana wasn’t going to agree to peace, then did Duryodhana have free will to choose?
If Duryodhana was generous enough to give the arrows to Arjuna why was he so hateful?
Doesn’t the universal form vision indicate that the war was destined?
Was the Kurukshetra war Krishna’s plan?
Does Gita 6.28 refer to brahman or to bhakti to bhagavan? (Bhagavad-gita)
Why is Kurukshetra known as Dharma-kshetra – why was it chosen as the venue for the Mahabarata war?
Why does Western science find it so difficult accept the concept of the soul?
Should we be attached to or affectionate to our spiritual master?
What is the difference between attachment and affection?
Does reading on the net decrease the quality of reading?
In the Daksha-Shiva conflict, why did Shiva not clarify to Daksha about why he hadn’t offered respects?
Does repeated exposure to something we are averse always increase our aversion – doesn’t krishna-bhakti taste like poison initially and nectar eventually?
Is having negative opinions about others a subtle form of Vaishnava apradha?
Why didn’t Indra become sober even after Govardhana lila?
How could Samba abduct Lakshmana against her will?
How can we process criticism without feeling hurt?
If we are criticized, should we neglect it or try to correct ourselves?
If we resentful towards some other devotee, how can we overcome the resentment?
Does the mind have any power to change reality or does everything happen according to karma?
If gender is a biological feature, then why are some men feminist and some women masculine?
In taking care of people’s emotional needs, isn’t there a danger of deviating from the spiritual?
If bhakti practice and devotee association agitates our mind, can we practice bhakti in isolation?
Where does hostility towards God and the godly come from?
Does God suffer?
Are all of God’s names the same or are there gradations of intimacy?
Is God male or is he transcendental?
Why does ISKCON stop its devotees from associating with Gaudiya Math devotees?
If we feel inspired to do a service other than what we are instructed, what should we do?
Can you explain the ladder of abstraction through practical examples?
Can practicing bhakti too seriously cause mental health problems?
If someone is in great pain and can’t understand philosophy, how can we help them?
Why has the zeal for outreach gone down in our movement?
How can we be absorbed in Krishna?
When our environment is filled with sexual temptations, how can we stay unaffected?
How does humility relate with willpower?
Can science free us from the evils of religion, as atheists argue?
Are religious people intellectually lazy and atheists more intellectually responsible?
If we should be purpose-driven, not goal-driven, why do we set goals for new devotees to increase their rounds?
If our mental software is corrupted, should we try to counter it or rise above it?
How practical is it to reach enlightenment in today’s fast-paced world?
Has science replaced philosophy?
Where does our personality come from?
Does becoming fully conscious make it difficult to connect with others who are not that conscious?
How can we help people who have dementia?
Do animal species have no intelligence?
Are destiny and God the same thing?
What is the subconscious mind as explained in books such as “The power of the subconscious mind”?
Is the world like a programmed algorithm of numbers?
Why was Ekalavya treated so unfairly?
How can renunciates sublimate the need for sexual pleasure?
Why does Shiva Puarana say that Shiva is the source of Brahma and Vishnu?
Why are Krishna and bhakti not mentioned in the Vedas?
If all religions come from God, why do they have contradictions?
How can bhakti wisdom help us to become more forgiving?
Does causeless mercy have any cause?
Why is Islam the most violent religion?
Does the teaching that we shouldn’t over-endeavor impede our career growth?
When people are so confused that they can’t discern their own material inclinations, how can we engage them in bhakti?
If sense objects seem more attractive than Krishna, what to do?
If forgiving unlimitedly a sign of humility?
Will all our anxieties take us towards Krishna?
Should we fast on every acharya’s appearance and disappearance – how important is austerity in bhakti?
How can we maintain our momentum in devotion?
For seva if our svadhyaya and sadhana go down, then are we going into Maya?
If temple management uses philosophy to explain away wrong actions of devotees, what should we do?
Can forgiveness be a negative attribute?
Should we correct devotees and become a bad guy in their eyes or just turn a blind eye to their wrongdoings?
If demons are devotees descending for mausala-lila, will they go to brahmajyoti on being liberated?
For building a big temple, should a community’s focus shift from preaching to fund-raising?
Who is the source of all incarnations – Vishnu or Krishna?
Is everything insentient in the universe deterministic?
Who is to be purified – mind or soul?
How can we explain UFOs?
Should we not do good to others because to get the good reaction we will have to take birth again?
With our current knowledge of the material world, what can we understand about the spiritual world?
If a couple has to divorce, do they keep getting the other’s karma even after divorce?
How is atheism self-refuting?
Might we have been created by some higher civilization instead of God?
How exactly is the bull dharma deluded as Prabhupada mentions in SB 1.17.23 purport?
Do Krishna’s personal attributes symbolize something higher?
Does following all religions lead to the same goal?
As devotees in Vaikuntha know the Lord’s position whereas those in Goloka don’t, is the influence of Yoga-Maya lesser in Vaikunta – Hindi?
Are all ungodly people vicious?
Were past sages more spiritually advanced that they could live in seclusion whereas we need relationships to grow spiritually?
Should we never take sides when two devotees are in conflict?
If someone can memorize a lot of verses, is that due to their determination or their memory?
Will Krishna be more pleased if we feed the hungry than offer opulent bhoga to the Deities?
Why does the Bhagavatam say that literature glorifying Krishna is imperfectly composed when such literature is meant to attract people to Krishna?
Why are great devotees sometimes subjected to baseless vicious accusations?
Why did Devaki suffer but Yashoda enjoyed Krishna’s association?
What is the traditional meaning of yoga in the Yoga sutras?
What is the difference between conscience and intelligence?
If someone is suffering but is not open to spirituality, how to help them?
When the mind starts misleading, does the Supersoul intervene?
If many other people are good in the area we are good, should we still persevere in that area?
If someone is very pessimistic about themselves, how to help them?
Will using our talents for Krishna lead to pure devotion?
When serving Krishna through our profession, should we try to become the best in that profession?
How can those in passion come to goodness to understand their nature?
Should we serve Krishna as we feel inspired or as we are instructed?
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?
Does living near the temple help in developing Krishna consciousness?
Can karmic reactions come at the mental level?
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?
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?
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?
If someone says that being spiritually open-minded means believing that life doesn’t have an objective purpose how to respond?
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?
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?
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?
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 act at the level that we are not our bodies – Hindi?
Why do our resolutions for inner transformation not last?
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?
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?
What are the causes of anger – how to deal with them – Hindi?
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