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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

Bhagavad-Gita Thematic #14

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 faith in the demigod is given by the Supreme Lord, but still the demigod is just an officer and cannot give anything without the sanction of the Supreme Lord.
  • By worshiping demigods it only appears that we are not bothering the Supreme Lord. In any case, He has to arrange everything.

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Bhagavad-Gita Thematic #3

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.

  • If we are surrendered to Krishna, the results of whatever we do belong to Him.
  • Mayavadis have serious authority issues.
  • The living entity is always subordinate, both in karma and jnana.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #89

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.

  • Things are only forms to achieve particular qualities.
  • We may be perplexed – how to give up this form? – but such worry is useless, because we are aspiring to attain Krishna, and if we attain certain quality, it does not matter which form it is.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #86

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.

  • 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.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #71

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.

  • Lord is beyond, He is different. We can only understand the Lord when He explains about Himself. Otherwise, there is a limit to our own understanding
  • We relate to things only how they are connected to our qualities.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #70

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 is the condensed form of Brahman.
  • Brahman is the common platform of interaction with Krishna.
  • Being bound by the modes is to be on the material platform.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #54

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.

  • The qualities everyone manifests are Krishna’s.
  • All experiences gained from different activities are the same.
  • 7:40 A human being may see things as any of the 8,400,000 species of life, but we should cultivate understanding in the mode of goodness. Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #54

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #23

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 reciprocates as we surrender – both in the material and in the spiritual world.
  • Friendship in another person comes from Krishna, if we deal properly with a friend, we receive a nice response – that means, Krishna reciprocates.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #19

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.

  • 02:45 There is no material solution to material problems, if there are problems, it means the material world is going on in the right way. The only solution is spiritual. (Examples of varieties of cooking, women’s needs, and diseases)
  • 10:45 You don’t have to do material things with material energy

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