Krishna Talk

The Legacy

Oct 12 2021 - Krishna Talk 238
Śrīla Prabhupāda has written that, “Satisfaction of the self realized spiritual master is the secret of success in spiritual life.” In essence, this refers to service that is known to be what the spiritual master desires, wherever and whenever it is performed. » more

Initiation into Spritual Life

Oct 4 2021 - Krishna Talk 237
The good preceptor although he appears to belong to this world is not really of this world. No one who belongs to this world can deliver us from worldliness. The good preceptor is a denizen of the spiritual world who has been enabled by the will of God to appear in this world in order to enable us... » more

Systematic Knowledge & Real Progress

Vyasadeva
Sep 25 2021 - Krishna Talk 236
Progress means to leave the former position, and go forward. But only the one who is hopeful of a bright future, should leave the former position and advance. Those of doubtful mentality, suspicious mentality, it is better for them to stick to the former position, which is their already... » more

Śrī Bhaktigaurava Narasiṅgha Pāda-padma Stavakaḥ

Sep 23 2021 - Krishna Talk 235
A song in eleven stanzas offered at the lotus feet of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja, describing the glories of His Divine Grace. » more

The Bhagavata — Its Philosophy, Its Ethics, and Its Theology

Sukadeva Goswami Speaking Bhagavatam
Sep 20 2021 - Krishna Talk 234
The Vaiṣṇava is ready to honour all great men without distinction of caste, because they are filled with the energy of God. See how universal is the religion of Bhāgavata. It is not intended for a certain class of the Hindus alone but it is a gift to man at large in whatever country he is born and... » more

Our Approach to the Higher Plane

Krishna with the Gopis
Sep 17 2021 - Krishna Talk 233
Not to minimise the rāsa-līla of Kṛṣṇa, but one should not jump over all that Kṛṣṇa has said, and all that Kṛṣṇa has done, and arrive at the most esoteric part of Kṛṣṇa's līla. If one does this, then one will face problems and even possible destruction. » more

The Greatest Gift - Part 2

Pilgrims at Kumbha Mela
May 23 2021 - Krishna Talk 232
We are very far from the Infinite, yet the simple process of chanting His Holy Name, which is non-different from the Lord Himself, allows us to touch His essence, to experience a closeness with Him and His wonderful pastimes. » more

On Hankering and Satisfaction

May 14 2021 - Krishna Talk 231
Don't feel satisfied, try to feel an increased necessity. Within this hankering comes the feeling of fulfilment also. Just fulfilment, as it stands alone, is not in our favor. It will not bring us and keep us in touch with the devotees in this life. It will not enable us to substantially remain in... » more

The Greatest Gift - Part 1

May 1 2021 - Krishna Talk 230
Devotional life or Bhakti-yoga is a science which follows very exact guidelines — which are both very easy to follow and at the same time difficult for many, because their feet may be firmly rooted in material desires and sinful activities. Yet the Holy Name chanted purely will pull them out of the... » more

The Divine Intervention of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Feb 25 2021 - Krishna Talk 229
If someone says I accept the divinity of Mahāprabhu but not the divinity of Nityānanda Prabhu, then he is a philosopher of this half-hen philosophy. The whole thing is spoiled. So from Nityānanda Prabhu, our fortune begins. » more

Keeping the Vision

Jan 9 2021 - Krishna Talk 228
By the constant process of hearing, chanting and associating we will grow more and more to that more substantial plane where faith is the most important thing and where we find ourselves always in the position of surrender and catching everything coming from above instead of just struggling up the... » more

The Vision of Govindaji Gardens

Aug 15 2020 - Krishna Talk 227
You've come here to put to practice what you read about in Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahāraj's books and Śrīla Puri Mahāraj's and in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books. That's the reason you've come here, to put it into practice. To live it. To become a deep thinker. To try to enter into the substantial realm of Kṛṣṇa... » more

Mahāprabhu as Prabhupāda

Feb 4 2020 - Krishna Talk 224
Prabhupāda is not a title applicable only to Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda or even to only Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda. » more

Giants—Myth or Fact?

Jun 28 2019 - Krishna Talk 222
Could giants have walked the Earth in bygone ages? » more

Vedic Global Culture

Jun 23 2019 - Krishna Talk 221
In ancient times there was indeed a shared culture and technology/knowledge that originated as part of Vedic culture. » more

The Life & Example of Srimati Krsnamayi Devi

Jun 12 2019 - Krishna Talk 220
Despite so many good qualities and capabilities, she remained quiet and humble in the shadow of her guru. » more

A Few Words on the Rasa of Srila Prabhupada and the ‘Suicide Squad’

Mar 17 2019 - Krishna Talk 219
Such intimacies are better kept secret - not to be told here and there and certainly not to be forced upon others. » more

Srila Puri Maharaja's Pranama Mantra

Oct 12 2018 - Krishna Talk 218
Uddhava said the gopis were the greatest devotees of Krsna. Similarly, in his adult life, Srila Puri Maharaja carried the message of krsna-bhakti to the world. » more

Srila Prabhupada – in a Class by Himself…?

Sep 4 2018 - Krishna Talk 217
He is not in a class by himself – he is in the top class of the servants of the Lord, who live eternally in the Lord’s company » more

Sri Sri Radha-Krsna – The Fountainhead of All Tattvas


Sep 2 2018 - Krishna Talk 216
Just as Sri Krsna is the universal father, Sri Radha is the universal mother. Both of them are fundamentally the same. » more

The Removal of Anarthas

Aug 17 2018 - Krishna Talk 215
From Prakrta-rasa Sata-dusini by Sarasvati Thakura, with commentary by Swami B.G. Narasingha. » more

Hard as a Thunderbolt, Soft as a Flower

Jul 31 2018 - Krishna Talk 214
Swami Sadananda was the first western adherent to Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy in the 20th century. He traveled to India and became an initiated disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. » more

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Jun 16 2018 - Krishna Talk 213
If Srila Tirtha Maharaja had actually accepted our Guru Maharaja’s request back in 1965, then there would be no ISKCON! » more

My Diksa & Siksa-Gurus

Jun 13 2018 - Krishna Talk 212
I received hari-nama from Srila B.P. Puri Maharaja, gayatri from Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and sannyasa from Srila Prabhupada » more

Guru-padasraya

Jun 10 2018 - Krishna Talk 211
“Who am I serving? Under who's asraya am I reading and hearing hari-katha?” Reading sastra without asraya of our guru is knowledge-seeking » more

Jivas and the Desire of Krsna

Jun 9 2018 - Krishna Talk 210
We have to earn our position in Vaikuntha by a life or even lifetimes of devotion, purifying ourselves through volumes of service. » more

Diksa & Siksa

Jun 7 2018 - Krishna Talk 209
There are probably 100 initiating gurus in the Hare Krsna movement, but a vast majority of them are simply institutional gurus » more

Adhoksaja Visnu And Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja

Apr 15 2018 - Krishna Talk 208
Our story begins in 1888, with the appearance of Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja in a renowned brahmana Goswami family of the Nityananda-vamsa lineage » more

Instructing the Guru

Apr 7 2018 - Krishna Talk 207
How are we to understand that a disciple appears to be instructing her guru? » more

A Second Letter – From Disciple to Guru

Apr 5 2018 - Krishna Talk 206
We present another recent letter from a Vaisnavi who has also written to an ISCON guru about the inspiration that she has felt reading the words of Srila Sridhara Maharaja. » more