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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

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

“Management is an art, it’s something that shudras can do very nicely. There are shudras who their art is management, they are very expert, but they can’t give shelter to people, they can only manage. So when you see management without shelter, you are dealing with vaishyas or shudras. But a good vaishya will give some shelter because he wants profit, and a good shudra, if he doesn’t want to be fired, he has to at least deal nicely with the people enough so that they don’t get  upset, otherwise his boss will kick him out. Because generally he will be hired by brahmanas, or vaishyas, or like that. Otherwise, the kshatriya, he is going to give shelter himself, he doesn’t need them to do it. But in any case, the people are sheltered.”

-13th Mar 1999, Manu Samhita Overview, Sri Mayapur