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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

Israel 2013 Lecture Notes

ISRAEL ARIAL 16 JULY 2013 HOME PROGRAM NOTES

  • Catuh-shloki Bhagavatam
  • How to see Krishna everywhere
  • Purpose of sending children to Gurukula
  • Training in lifestyle
  • “Are Gurukula kids trained in book distribution?”

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Austerity and Taste in Devotional Service

Prabhu: If the devotional service is the nature of the living entity, so that means that the devotional service must be performed in natural way and guided by taste or rasa. But opposite of that there is a part of austerity. So what’s the difference between these two things, are they opposite?

HH BVPS Maharaja: No. To do anything, it’s trouble. Continue reading Austerity and Taste in Devotional Service

Philosophical Definitions #2

PHILOSOPHICAL DEFINITIONS LECTURE #2, 19th Sep 2008, Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur

HH BVPS Maharaja:

Name, form, qualities and pastimes.

The name establishes the form, creates the attraction. Then the qualities one becomes attached to because of this one will engage in pastimes. That will bring about your sambandha, prayojana and abhidheya. Continue reading Philosophical Definitions #2

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

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #21

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #21 Budapest, Hungary, 10th Aug 2007 Part 1

The philosophy of Acintya-bhedabheda-tattva then affords an understanding that is hard to get within any other philosophy. You have the element that contradictory aspects can be reconciled with each other. So the point we will discuss is within this category of reconciliation is relationships. Relationships start at the spiritual realm, the concept of relationships is from there. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #21

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #22

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #22 Budapest, Hungary, 10th Aug 2007 Part 2

So this is the application of the philosophy into the culture. You see, it’s direct, as it’s explained, that’s the way it’s applied. Does that make sense? So much of the social difficulties we have is simply not understanding how the philosophy actually applies directly in our day-to-day ordinary life. Major principle is applied, we are not bewildered, “Am I servant of Krishna or not? Is Krishna God? Whether I should serve Krishna?” Means, these things the devotees are very fixed on, they are very good at philosophy. But transferring the philosophy into culture, then we see sometimes there is a loopholes. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #22

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #18

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #18 Eger, Hungary, 8th Aug 2007 Part 1

HH BVPS Maharaja: Some question?

Prabhu: So what is success in the grihastha ashrama, a family? Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #18

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #19

MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #19 Eger, Hungary, 8th Aug 2007 Part 2

HH BVPS Maharaja: We were on that other guy. Oh, he didn’t come, he is not here. We just start.

Prabhu: So I would like to go back to this question of trust. Continue reading MAN WOMAN INTERACTION LECTURE #19