[The following interview about
var ṇ āśrama was conducted on 30 May 2017 by Nagarī Mātājī (BVKS) for the Russian website of HH Bhakti Vikāsa Swami’s disciples.]
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, edited by dd (BBGS) Sulālitā Balaram Briant from Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur)
Nagarī Mātājī : What is the essence, or the foundation, of var ṇ āśrama? Many devotees confuse it with the caste system.
HH Bhaktividyā Pūr ṇ a 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
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
ISRAEL ARIAL 16 JULY 2013 HOME PROGRAM NOTES
How to see Krishna everywhere
Purpose of sending children to Gurukula
Training in lifestyle
“Are Gurukula kids trained in book distribution?”
Continue reading Israel 2013 Lecture Notes
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TOPIC 13 LAWS CONCERNING WOMEN
Nothing must be done independently by a woman.
Woman should never seek to separate from husband, father, son.
Woman should always be cheerful, expert in house management, careful in cleaning and economical in expenditure.
Continue reading BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #24
This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 2 and consists of 101 lectures, available on:
The religious life of the naradhamas is not based on actual religion, sanatana-dharma.
The mudha aspect is emphasis on working hard, even though the work may be very refined.
Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Thematic #15
This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:
Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011
The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.
People discuss free will, independence etc, but then everyone acts according to their nature and their modes anyway.
Just our false ego feels a little better that we are forced to act the way we do.
Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #86
MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #17 Eger, Hungary, 7th Aug 2007 Part 3
HH BVPS Maharaja: So where were we? Who was asking the question? Oh, you were.
Prabhu: I would like understand nature according to work.
Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #17
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