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Why and how to perform the Shradh Ceremony?

In Srimad Bhagvatam, it is mentioned that "Devarṣi-bhūtāpta-nṛṇāṁ pitṝṇāṁ na kiṅkaro nāyam ṛṇī ca rājan sarvātmanā yaḥ śaraṇaṁ śaraṇyaṁ gato mukundaṁ parihṛtya kartam" (SB 11.5.41) Every human being is obliged and has an obligation? We are under whose obligation?...
How to serve Krishna

How to serve Krishna

It is very easy to find this out. There are millions of ways. Every single living entity has one to one relationship with Krishna and in that one to one relationship you can serve him. A famous example we have is Hanuman. He went to Lanka and Ravana put fire to his...

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Surrender to Krishna

Surrender to Krishna

Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes 6 kinds of surrender, he says - "anukulyasya sankalpah pratikulyasya vajranam raksisyatiti visvaso goptrtve varanam tatha atma-niksepa - karpanye sad-vidha saranagati. " There are 6 kinds of saranagati. "anukulyasya sankalpah", whatever...

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Good Community

Good Community

Good community means solid goal and a solid leader. Goal is not to make gold, money, a comfortable life or honey. Nothing else than Krsna, that is the goal. We have our common leader and our leader is Krsna, our leader is Prabhupada, and then people stop at...

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Relation between one soul and other

Relation between one soul and other

It is stated by Srila Rupa Goswami in Ujjvala Nilamani and Bhakri Rasamrita Sindhu and all his literatures ofcourse that one living entity is supposed to love other living entity more than himself, not only that but He says that one living entity must trust other...

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Krsna Consciousness in Children

Krsna Consciousness in Children

Actually, with children it is very easy because they are children, their minds are fresh, they are not so much conditioned, they have not so many bad habits. Just like Prabhupada says, “If the tree is in beginning stage, you can bend it the way you like, you can...

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How can we best serve other devotees?

How can we best serve other devotees?

How can we best serve other devotees? It is very easy if you want to serve. First of all, you want to serve, that’s the idea and if you’re fixed that I want to serve then sincerity and seriousness to serve, you should be dead serious, “I want to serve devotees,” dead...

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How important food is in yoga system?

How important food is in yoga system?

It is very important. You also say that "you're what you eat", so if you eat chicken legs then your body will become of chicken and cells of your body will become of chicken legs, yellow meat, red meat, most of the time rotten meat. They rot meat in order to make it...

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How can we be equal ?

How can we be equal ?

We have to first understand that there is one common father to all living entities, that is Krishna. And Krishna resides in the heart of all living beings. So those devotees of the Lord who have trained themselves to see Krishna everywhere, can see everybody on an...

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Simplicity in Krishna Consciousness

Simplicity in Krishna Consciousness

Srila Prabhupada's most important slogan is 'Simple Living and High Thinking', so the simpler you live, the more peaceful, blissful and happy you will become. The more complication you bring in your life, you may screw yourself up. So for that reason, we should live...

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Why should I go to temple?

Why should I go to temple?

Why go to temple when I’ve deities at home, I can worship at home? Why go to pub? Bottle is at home, wine is at home, everything at home, cheaper at home, everything at home, why go to pub? Why? Because there we have association of other drunkards and we would learn...

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Krishna’s Mercy

Krishna’s Mercy

Krishna is merciful to every living entity but we have to attract his attention, that is what it means- surrendering, praying. The best prayer in the whole Vedic literature is chanting the holy name, Hare Krishna hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare...

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How we can enhance the quality of japa?

How we can enhance the quality of japa?

Quality means one has to endeavor to bring out the best. One has to endeavor then quality can come. Otherwise, if you don’t need quality then you don’t have to give lot of efforts. Quality means you’ve to give time, you’ve to give lot of efforts. So, how we can bring...

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Accidental Fall down

Accidental Fall down

Accidental fall down means that you're yourself somewhere, out there doing sankirtan or whatever activity you’re doing and you get attracted to drink say, coca cola and somebody offers you and you say, "Okay, I'm all by myself and here is a person and I see Krishna...

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सबसे बड़ा दुख क्या है?

सबसे बड़ा दुख क्या है?

हमारी कई-कई उत्क्रांती हुई तब हम कृष्ण भक्त बने, कितना कड़ा दुख झेलकर हम भक्त बने। ऐसा क्यों? क्योंकि वैष्णव खाली कृष्ण की सेवा करते है और गुरु की सेवा करते है, अगर वो गुरु वैष्णव है तो, और उनमें भी कई कई वैष्णव, कई कई प्रकार की उपासना करते है। तो, खाली कृष्ण की सेवा...

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Choosing Spiritual Master!

Choosing Spiritual Master!

Is it possible to choose a spiritual master without him letting know? Yes, but if you let him know then immediately the process will start, loving relationship between Guru and disciple, blessings, taking care, teaching and preaching, the relationship starts. So, even...

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How to get back on track from falldown?

How to get back on track from falldown?

Krishna says at many places that my devotees may have some temporary fall down but they must be considered sadhus because in due course of time they come back on track. “Api cet su duracharo,  bhajate maam anaya-bhaak saadhur eva sa mantavayah samyag vyavasito hi sah....

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Process of Krishna Consciousness

Process of Krishna Consciousness

What is the process of coming to Krishna consciousness? Somebody must have done some kind of piety in previous life or this life doesn’t matter. That piety in connection to devotion to Krishna or it can be in connection with swargs.  Somebody wants to go to Swarga and...

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How can one practice yoga?

How can one practice yoga?

All yoga culminates in Bhakti yoga. In other words, the goal of all yoga is to bring us to the point of Bhakti yoga, very simple. So in order to execute Bhakti yoga, it is stated that "yada vineyetam chitam", 'chitam' the mind and 'vineyetam', particularly discipline....

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