God is all-good; God is all-merciful
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The Supreme Lord is so full that for the deliverance of the conditioned soul He is the supplier and digester of foodstuff, the witness of his activity, and the giver of knowledge in the form of theVedas and as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna, the teacher of the Bhagavad-gita. He is worshipable by the conditioned soul. Thus God […]

Doesn’t the idea that devotees deliver their ancestors indicate bodily identification?
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From: Shivam Saraogi This is in relation to the Srila Prabhupada quote “Is a devotee an escapist.” It is said that 20 generations of a devotee goes back to the spiritual world with him. Isn’t this a bodily identification? Please clarify (and forgive if i have committed any offense by asking this question). To hear […]

10.14 – Life is too precious to be wasted in doubting
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“This doesn’t make sense.” We may get such doubts while studying Gita wisdom. To ensure that doubts don’t swamp our spiritual prospects, we need to focus on the Gita’s essential message: a call for endless spiritual love between us and Krishna. The Gita elucidates this eternal message with contextual examples drawn from the culture in […]

What is the purpose of the Bhagavad-gita?
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The purpose of Bhagavad-gita is to deliver mankind from the nescience of material existence. Every man is in difficulty in so many ways, as Arjuna also was in difficulty in having to fight the Battle of Kuruksetra. Arjuna surrendered unto Sri Krsna, and consequently this Bhagavad-gita was spoken Bhagavad-gita As It Is Introduction

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Many site visitors have asked for transcriptions of the audio, especially the QAs. We have a team of volunteers who are working diligently at it. To accelerate the transcription, a devotee Ronak Prabhu has offered to sponsor the transcription, providing Rs 250 for every hour of transcription. This may involve about 7-8 QAs for transcription […]

Matter, not spirit, is formless
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The Bhagavad-gita (2.20) clearly says that after the destruction of the material body the living entity is not annihilated, nor does he lose his identity. The identity of the living entity is never impersonal or formless; on the contrary, it is the material dress that is formless and that takes a shape according to the form of […]

To end our forgetfulness, let’s first commit to end our forgetfulness of our forgetfulness (08.08)
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We may sometimes become discouraged in our spiritual life: “I keep forgetting Krishna repeatedly even after practicing devotional service for so long. Is my practice of any use?” Yes, it definitely is. Because it ends our forgetfulness of our forgetfulness. And that’s the only way to progress towards ending our forgetfulness. When we drive a […]

The Gita is not self-contradictory, but self-revelatory (9.4-5)
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“That’s self-contradictory.” We may feel thus on reading some sections of the Bhagavad-gita. For example, the Gita (9.4) states, mat-sthani sarva bhutani “All of existence is situated in me.” And the next verse (9.5) states na ca mat sthani bhutani “Existence is not situated in me.” Is the Gita self-contradictory? No, it is self-revelatory. Being […]

Isn’t it better to do one thing at a time instead of chanting inattentively while doing other things?
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From: sourabh i see devotees of iskcon chanting in whatever way the can. i mean they chant while walking,talking,speaking to someone,working on mobile phone,looking out of the window of train nd chanting how do u justify such inattentive chanting? wouldnt it be better to do 1 thing at a time? To hear the answer podcast, please […]

16.01 – Fearlessness comes not by the absence of fear, but by the awareness of a presence that dwarfs fear
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Heart attack. Recession. Earthquake. All of us have our fears. Fears that check even choke our energy, making things far more difficult than they need to be. How do we deal with fear? Some people increase their wealth or power, hoping that one day they will become so big that no fear will intimidate them. […]