HH BVPS Maharaja: Something else? Yes, there is a hand, the unembodied hand.
Prabhu (behind a pillar): Recently we had a visiting sannyasi and the discussion went into who is qualified to be Guru and how do you choose a Guru. So the contention was from my side that the institution that we are part of, which Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati said, ‘Organized religion is a necessary evil,’ but the contention was that you have to ask sadhus who is qualified to be a spiritual master. Continue reading THE ROLE OF THE INSTITUTION IN CHOOSING ONE’S SPIRITUAL MASTER→
‘This is what I feel, if I can find other people that feel like that, that’s truth.’
Because of the identifying so strongly, as we are saying here, with the modern culture, especially the Protestant, as the prominent element of the First World culture… Means it doesn’t mean… You can be any religion, but the whole social economic thrust is Protestant, meaning, it’s just you and your feelings because that’s what the Protestant is, ‘me and God and my bhava.’ Continue reading The Protestant Approach→
HH BVPS Maharaja: So now we will begin our study of the basic scriptures that Srila Prabhupada had mentioned, what’s known generally in ISKCON in giving a Bhakti-sastri degree. In the Academy here that will give you a different degree. Because we will be studying many, many different aspects or elements. Continue reading Philosophical Definitions #1→
Śrīla Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Svāmī Vaikuṇṭha Vāṇī श्रील भक्तिविद्या पूर्ण स्वामी वैकुण्ठ वाणी