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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

Bhagavatam Class 7.9.43 Sridham Mayapur

  • Everyone in the material world is making big plans, although their size differ.
  • People are bewildered because they do not know that they are just the instrument of material nature.

Continue reading Bhagavatam Class 7.9.43 Sridham Mayapur

Holocaust Explained

Reading from Nectar of Instruction Study Guide: The devotee’s duty is to practice forgiveness and show mercy.

HH BVPS Maharaja: Because forgiveness, it’s one of the, you could say, the shastras will talk that it’s one of the prominent qualities of the brahmana, if not the most important, is forgiveness. Because it’s harder when you add the mode of passion or the mode of ignorance, it’s very hard to effect forgiveness, so it’s a quality of goodness. So then forgiveness means that whatever is the cause of the problem has already been dropped. Continue reading Holocaust Explained

“The body of knowledge doesn’t change. If it’s connected to Krishna, then it’s considered knowledge, if it’s not connected to Krishna, the same facts and figures are ignorance. Why? Because they’ll bind you. It doesn’t mean it’s not a fact, but just you’ll become bound by it. But if it’s connected to Krishna, you are not bound by it, you are freed.”

– 4th Feb 2011, BG Sastra Caksus course, Mayapur


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


MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #10 Eger, Hungary, 4th Aug 2007 Part 2

HH BVPS Maharaja: Any more squash subjects?

Prabhu: You mentioned, Maharaja, that the women have to feel that the men are attached to them, but you also said that it actually should be that the women are more attached to men Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #10

“The experience of the mind situated in goodness is far greater than what is experienced in passion and ignorance. In comparison it may not look as great, just like if you run water through some rocks there is a lot of movement, a lot of waves. But if you run it through a deep crevice, then there is not a lot of waves. In other words, something shallow makes a lot of movement, something deep doesn’t.”

– 17th Aug 2001, Mahabharata lecture, Hungary