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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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Bhagavad-Gita Thematic #6

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 2 and consists of 101 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-thematic

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, November 2011-April 2012

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • The material nature is working under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Lord. She is authorized to do things, but cannot do anything without His potency.
  • Christians in their understanding of God are mixing up the ideas of Brahma, Maha-Vishnu, Supersoul.

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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

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #50

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Devotees quickly become righteous, pious.
  • We tend to mix mundane piety with devotion.
  • 06:00 The principle of forest life or farm life is to worship the Lord with what’s available in the forest or on the farm. Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #50

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #39

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Krishna’s attachment to devotees is purely based on expanding His experience, because He has no need of anything, while we have need for material relationship. We must understand these things to realize how Krishna is different from us. We are unreliable, but He is not like that. He doesn’t need to experience changes, but devotees require different varieties to see their connection to Krishna. The living entity is being assured that their needs will be taken care of, the Lord is the most selfless person.

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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