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Secret about Bhismadeva and Krishna’s relationship

This incidence is in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Bhismadeva.., when he was lying on his arrow bed before passing away, Lord Krishna, accompanied with the Pandavas, came to see him. Ordinarily, Bhismadeva was a worshipper of Lord Visnu, but he knew also that Krishna is the same Lord Visnu. When Krishna came to see Bhismadeva.. on his death […]

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What to offer to Krishna?

Regarding your question about the Prasadam recipes; Krishna is offered foodstuff in goodness. The foodstuffs in the modes of goodness are wheat, rice, pulse (beans, peas), sugar, honey, butter and all milk preparations, vegetables, flowers, fruits, grains. So these foods can be offered in any shape but prepared in various ways by the intelligence of the […]

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Difference between Jagannatha and Krishna murtis

What is the difference between Jagannatha deities and Krishna Murti and why is the latter not fed and cared for as well as the former and why are Jagannathas more tolerant?’ Answer Krishna means Himself and all His expansions, different expansions. So sometimes, Krishna appears as Vasudeva, sometimes as Sankarsana, sometimes as Jagannatha, sometimes as […]

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What is the meaning of this chanting? If we’re chanting all day long, do we have to reach a certain consciousness?

Yes. By chanting the holy name of God, you associate with God. God is absolute. He’s not different from His name. So when you chant God’s name means you immediately become in touch with God. And by chanting more and more, your association becomes more and more intimate. Then everything is disclosed to you. That […]

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Our Identity

Your question is what I am? So this what I am, you can search yourself by your mental speculation, that is one way. Another way to understand your position, from higher authority. So we take this process. We understand what I am from higher authority, Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa says that He is God, and He says, […]

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No physical barriers for spiritual affairs

Spiritual life is different from material life. The instruction given in my books is supposed to be personal instruction. When we read the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, it is understood that we are receiving personal instructions of Krsna. No physical barrier is there in the case of spiritual affairs. It is stated in the Srimad-Bhagavatam: […]

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State of an Initiated devotee

Regarding your question of an initiated person falling prey to the Maya, the answer is that so long we are in this material world, there is always a chance of being spoiled by Maya, so we must stick with the vow to the Lotus Feet of Krishna. An initiated devotee is given the chance for becoming […]

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Difference between Mind and Soul

About the difference between mind and soul, the mind is one of the senses, and the soul is the owner of the senses, including the mind. The mind is material, just like the material body, but when the material coverings are taken away, as we revive our spiritual body, similarly we revive our spiritual mind […]

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What determines our fortune?

Generally, when we are in the material world, we try to be prosperous by material opulence. Just like a common man tries to have a good house, a good wife, a good property, good social prestige, and this way, go on increasing the bodily concept of life, and possess more and more in relationship to […]

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