Writings: Articles

A Brief Response to "Ratha Yatra in Navadwip"

Nov 2 2000 - Krishna Talk 9
In our original article there were some details regarding dates and such that were corrected by B. V. Madhava Maharaja in his article. I thank B. V. Madhava Maharaja for this information although these additions to our original article do not change the main issues at hand. » more

Sridhar Maharaja — "Follow the Angels" Book Announcement

Nov 1 2000 - Krishna Talk 8
Our KrsnaTalk readers will be very happy to know that the latest publication of Srila B. R. Sridhar Deva Goswami Maharaja, "Follow the Angels" is completed and off the press. » more

Способствовали ли Веды развитию цивилизации?

Sep 19 2000 - Krishna Talk 7
Способствовали ли Веды развитию цивилизации? Если да, то как? » more

Byla védská civilizace pokročilá?

Sep 19 2000 - Krishna Talk 7
Byla védská civilizace pokročilá? Pokud ano, tak jak? » more

Have the Vedas advanced civilization?

Sep 19 2000 - Krishna Talk 7
Have the Vedas advanced civilization? If yes, how? » more

Ratha Yatra in Navadvipa

Sep 5 2000 - Krishna Talk 6
Many of the devotees that I have spoken with are very disturbed about this matter and would like to hear your explanation and clarification on this topic. Could you please explain? » more

Ратха-Ятра в Навадвипе

Sep 5 2000 - Krishna Talk 6
Многие преданные, с которыми я говорил, очень обеспокоены по этому поводу и хотели бы услышать Ваши объяснения и уточнения по этому вопросу. Не могли бы Вы, пожалуйста, объяснить? » more

Всезнание?

Aug 30 2000 - Krishna Talk 5
Является ли чистый преданный, гуру, или ачария, всезнающим? » more

Omniscience?

Aug 30 2000 - Krishna Talk 5
Is a pure devotee, the guru or an acarya, omniscient? » more

Существует ли Бог?

Aug 12 2000 - Krishna Talk 4
У меня есть друг, который говорит, что Вы не можете знать существует ли Бог потому, что Вы не можете Его видеть, поэтому он говорит, что неправильно базировать свою жизнь на догадке. Он также спрашивает, почему преданные приводят цитаты из писаний, неужели они не могут думать сами? » more

Existuje Bůh?

Aug 12 2000 - Krishna Talk 4
Mám kamaráda, který říká, že nemůžeme vědět, zda Bůh existuje, protože ho nemůžeme vidět. Proto říká, že není dobré založit svůj život jen na nějaké domněnce. Také se ptá, proč zbožní lidé citují písma - nejsou schopni myslet sami za sebe? » more

¿Existe Dios?

Aug 12 2000 - Krishna Talk 4
Tengo un amigo que dice que no se puede saber si Dios existe, porque no puedes verlo, por lo que él dice que es un error basar tu vida en una suposición. También se pregunta ¿Por qué los devotos citan las Escrituras? ¿No Son capaces de pensar por sí mismos? » more

Does God Exist?

Aug 12 2000 - Krishna Talk 4
I have a friend who says that you cannot know whether God exists, because you cannot see Him, so he says it is wrong to base your life upon a guess. He also asks why devotees quote the scriptures; aren¹t they able to think for themselves? » more

Слушая Расика Ачарию

Aug 2 2000 - Krishna Talk 3
Правда ли, что для продвижения в сознании Кришны нужно слушать расика-ачарию (духовного учителя, продвинутого в наслаждении вкусом чистой преданности), находящегося на уровне Вишванатха Чакраварти Тхакура? » more

Hearing from A Rasika Acarya

Aug 2 2000 - Krishna Talk 3
Is it true that to make advancement in Krsna consciousness one should hear from a rasika-acarya (a spiritual master advanced in relishing mellows of pure devotion) on the level of Viswanatha Cakravarthi Thakura? » more

Медитация и Святое Имя

Jul 16 2000 - Krishna Talk 2
На что нужно направлять свой ум во время повторения Святых Имён Господа? » more

Meditation And The Holy Name

Jul 16 2000 - Krishna Talk 2
What should be the meditation of the mind while engaged in chanting the Holy Names of the Lord? » more

Частичка пыли

Jun 13 2000 - Krishna Talk 1
Kаким должно быть высочайшее стремление Гаудиа Вайшнава? Должен ли кто-то стремиться к положению манджари, которая может войти в рощи Вриндавана, чтобы служить Радхе и Кришне? Каково должно быть наше стремление? » more

A Particle of Dust

Jun 13 2000 - Krishna Talk 1
What should be the highest aspiration of a Gaudiya Vaishnava? Should one aspire after the position of a manjari who can enter the groves of Vrindavana to serve Radha and Krsna? What should be our aspiration? » more

Guru Parampara and Ritvik

Mar 17 2000 - Article
Many devotees are disqualified from understanding finer siddhantic truths by virtue of their impurities, material desires, subtle and gross deviations from the strict line of Sri Rupanuga-varga, and particularly because of their offenses to other Vaisnavas. » more

Sri Guru Pranali — Siddha Pranali

Sep 28 1998 - Article
A conversation between Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja and a sannyasa disciple, held on Durga Puja, Sept. 28, 1998, Gopinatha Gaudiya Matha, Cakra Tirtha, Jagannatha Puri. » more

Pujala Raga-patha Gaurava Bhange by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Date Unknown - Article
This song was composed by Guru Maharaja himself when we moved from the hired house in Calcutta (Bhaktivinoda Asana). The Deities were moved to a constructed matha (Bagh Bazaar Gaudiya Matha). The Deities were carried on a chariot and we were dancing and singing just in front of Them. At that... » more

Vaishnava Aparadha and The Path of Spiritual Caution - Introduction to "The Heart of Krsna" book

Date Unknown - Article
Offenses committed at the lotus feet of Vaishnavas, the Devotees, distance one from devotional service to the Supreme Lord. But in a higher sense it means to be removed from the service of Sri Radha. All divine service to Krishna is being conducted under her direction. To offend her servitors is to... » more

Salagrama-sila

Date Unknown - Article
Salagrama-silas are sacred black stones that come from the Gandaki River valley of the Himalayas. Sila means stone. The qualities and characteristics of the Salagrama-silas are not found on stones anywhere on earth except in the Gandaki region. » more

Planets of Faith

Date Unknown - Article
Recently, we came across a discussion on the internet regarding sraddha - the importance of faith. Is it essential or only a necessity for the beginner? It is an area of siddhanta that is little understood by a vast majority of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas residing in western countries. » more