Category Archives: Man Woman Interaction

Women: Protection, Chastity and Satisfaction

Question: Why women need protection on all levels? Why do they need to develop those qualities, chastity and satisfaction? How are those two connected?

HH BVPS Maharaja: Okay, the element is that because the feminine nature represents the, or has the qualities of, variety, so that aspect of variety then is going to mean that there will be a need for expressing that variety. And so then you have what’s appropriate to do and what’s not appropriate to do. But how do you stay within what’s appropriate? That’s what the aspect of protection is. Because otherwise then, to create variety, one may go into inappropriate areas. Continue reading Women: Protection, Chastity and Satisfaction

Varṇāśrama Interview with HH Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Mahārāja

[The following interview about varāśrama was conducted on 30 May 2017 by Nagarī Mātājī (BVKS) for the Russian website of HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami’s disciples.]

(This Interview was transcribed and kindly supplied to our website by Sulālitā dd (BBGS), edited by Balaram Briant from Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur)

Varṇāśrama stereotypes

Nagarī Mātājī: What is the essence, or the foundation, of varāśrama? Many devotees confuse it with the caste system.

HH Bhaktividyā Pūra Mahārāja: Caste system, I see. If you listen to modern academics, if you listen to modern socially oriented people, they will try to make it into a caste system. Because the purpose is if make it look bad you don’t have to follow it. Continue reading Varṇāśrama Interview with HH Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Mahārāja

SB 5.18 The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambūdvīpa

CHAPTER 18 started 14th Apr 2016 Lecture 1 starting at about 00:41:48
  • Understanding of the Lord only comes when He reveals Himself. Any level of understanding of the Lord is because He has revealed it.
  • God is a person, He already has what He likes to do.
  • Rhetorical questions are only poetic means to make a point.

Continue reading SB 5.18 The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambūdvīpa

SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM CANTO 3 #55

23rd January 2015, Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sri Mayapur Dhama

Reading from Srimad Bhagavatam Study Guide: 23. The Supreme Lord continued: “The Emperor Svāyambhuva Manu, the son of Lord Brahmā, who is well known for his righteous acts, has his seat in Brahmāvarta and rules over the earth with its seven oceans. The day after tomorrow, O brāhmaṇa, that celebrated emperor, who is expert in religious activities, will come here with his queen, Śatarūpā, wishing to see you. He has a grown-up daughter whose eyes are black. She is ready for marriage, and she has good character and all good qualities. She is also searching for a good husband. My dear sir, her parents will come to see you, who are exactly suitable for her, just to deliver their daughter as your wife.” Continue reading SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM CANTO 3 #55

SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM CANTO 3 #53

16th January 2015, Bhaktivedanata Academy, Sri Mayapur Dhama

Reading from Srimad Bhagavatam Study guide: “Devotional service to His lotus feet is the root cause of all perfections a person can find in heaven, in liberation and in the subterranean regions and on earth (SB 10.81.19). It is further explained by Srila Prabhupada in his purport:

“In spite of his condemning persons who approach the Lord for material advantages, Kardama Muni expressed his material inability and desire before the Lord by saying, “Although I know that nothing material should be asked from You, I nevertheless desire to marry a girl of like disposition.” Continue reading SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM CANTO 3 #53

The Central Point of All Relationships

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu continued, ‘The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the central point of all relationships, acting in devotional service to Him is one’s real occupation, and the attainment of love of Godhead is the ultimate goal of life. These three subject matters are described in the Vedic literature. (CC Madhya 6.178)

Continue reading The Central Point of All Relationships

Family Relationship Seminar, Moscow 2007, Part 2

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP SEMINAR, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, 20TH AUGUST 2007, PART 2

QUESTIONS

Q.1: Is there any meaning in talking about demoniac influence on Grihastha Ashram? Is it the reason for most of the divorces?

HH BVPS Maharaja: Basically the Grihastha Ashram not working is just lack of knowledge of what one is doing. Continue reading Family Relationship Seminar, Moscow 2007, Part 2

Family Relationship Seminar, Moscow 2007, Part 1

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP SEMINAR, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, 19th AUGUST 2007, PART 1

Human life is meant to realize God. So that means everything in God’s creation is connected to Him. So what’s correct means it’s connected to God and what’s incorrect means it’s not connected to God. That’s the real definition of piety. Continue reading Family Relationship Seminar, Moscow 2007, Part 1

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #24

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #24 Budapest, Hungary, 10th Aug 2007

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

So human life is special. That specialness is that it can be connected, or one can understand one’s relationship with Godhead. Other species can’t understand these things. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #24

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23 Budapest, Hungary, 10th Aug 2007 Part 3

Prabhu: Maharaja, you were saying that the order of the mind is sambandha-prayojana-abhideya, and the order of the intelligence is sambandha-abhideya-prayojana…

HH BVPS Maharaja: Means, you are looking at it from… It’s which aspect you are looking at it from, the subject or the object. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #23