I am upset both in material and spiritual lives. What to do?

Posted or Updated on April 6th, 2020I am upset both in material and spiritual lives. What to do? A woman devotee (name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji….pls help me m in a great problem….m a married women surviving with my husband n one year old baby…practising devotion (words changed) frm last one year…I … Continue reading “I am upset both in material and spiritual lives. What to do?”

I feel shy to follow devotion in front of my family members. What to do?

Posted or Updated on December 5th, 2019I feel shy to follow devotion in front of my family members. What to do? A male devotee (name hidden) asked like this: Hare Krishna..can u give some tips on how to follow Krishna consciousness on a trip with family members who are not devotees and when I feel … Continue reading “I feel shy to follow devotion in front of my family members. What to do?”

11 Tips for starting and managing Krishna Consciousness for starters!

Posted or Updated on November 18th, 201911 Tips for starting and managing Krishna Consciousness for starters! A Woman devotee asked like this: “Haribol prabhu ji..i would like learn more on KC..i often read ur post counselling great as well..just i would like to know more on hw  new devotees could prepare or should do before … Continue reading “11 Tips for starting and managing Krishna Consciousness for starters!”

Compulsory Rituals for Busy Krishna Devotees that should never be avoided!

Posted or Updated on November 2nd, 2019Compulsory Rituals for Busy Krishna Devotees that should never be avoided! I had a query about the daily rituals for busily working or studying Krishna devotees!  Hence this Post. This advice is only for those devotees who have not taken initiation or diksha from a spiritual master. In case … Continue reading “Compulsory Rituals for Busy Krishna Devotees that should never be avoided!”

Is Shaligram Shila & Deity worship not recommended at Home For all?

Posted or Updated on August 25th, 2020Is Shaligram Shila & Deity worship not recommended at Home For all? Two devotees asked: (1) Koena Ghosh: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji. I heard that women can’t worship shaligram Shila. Is it true? But i read that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mother Saci Devi used to worship Shaligram and Nityananda Prabhu’s wife … Continue reading “Is Shaligram Shila & Deity worship not recommended at Home For all?”

I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting?

Posted or Updated on July 3rd, 2019I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu ji. I am writing to you with a heavy heart though I know it’s all Krishna’s planning to make me grow into … Continue reading “I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting?”

What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? – PART – 2

Posted or Updated on June 12th, 2019What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? – PART – 2 A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Prabhuji, most of the people who have started coming to ————- (Spiritual organisation name hidden)  are facing the serious Resistance from family members…. Please guide on this topic, … Continue reading “What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? – PART – 2”

What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? – PART-1

Posted or Updated on June 12th, 2019What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? A frustrated male devotee has asked like this on condition of anonymity: “Prabhuji… I’m currently facing lots of problems in life.. Mainly at home.. With goodness I suggest and talk about god n how to attain him but everyone is … Continue reading “What if my family accuses my following Krishna Consciousness? – PART-1”

PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES WHILE FIGHTING BETWEEN DEVOTION AND MATERIAL LIFE – A CASE STUDY!

Posted or Updated on May 6th, 2019PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES WHILE FIGHTING BETWEEN DEVOTION AND MATERIAL LIFE – A CASE STUDY! Today’s COUNSELLING analyzes the case of this male devotee who is interested in devotion, but, unable to follow because of his material performances also that causes psychological problems and treatments and he also starts to hate … Continue reading “PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES WHILE FIGHTING BETWEEN DEVOTION AND MATERIAL LIFE – A CASE STUDY!”

Serving Krishna even when we struggle in (or) for life? – My Own Experience!

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019Serving Krishna even when we struggle in (or) for life? – My Own Experience! HOW I SERVED KRISHNA EVEN FROM HOSPITAL BED! Actually, I, a middle aged person, never did any health check ups in my life time and I did only the last month when I had continuous … Continue reading “Serving Krishna even when we struggle in (or) for life? – My Own Experience!”

WHAT TO DO TO AVOID FORGETTING KRISHNA BECAUSE OF BUSY LIFE?

Posted or Updated on January 25th, 2019WHAT TO DO TO AVOID FORGETTING KRISHNA BECAUSE OF BUSY LIFE? “Hare Krishna Prabhu.  Being able to see your counselling and the pictures you share in this page is such a blessing.Thank you for that prabhu.   I have a question. Due to my busy lifestyle with (work and classes) … Continue reading “WHAT TO DO TO AVOID FORGETTING KRISHNA BECAUSE OF BUSY LIFE?”

Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money?

Posted or Updated on January 20th, 2019Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money? “A Male devotee” asked like this: “hare krishna. apke chrno me prnaam.    how a person can hve n do love with krishna while doing material job for earning the money..  pls advise..” REPLY: We can … Continue reading “Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money?”

TIPS ON PERMISSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS IN SERVING KRISHNA DURING OUR AILMENTS!

Posted or Updated on December 13th, 2018TIPS ON PERMISSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS IN SERVING KRISHNA DURING OUR AILMENTS! Roshini Dubey asked like this: “Hare Krishna Anna, Today when I read in post that you are not well so I was thinking that how do Anna manage , I mean as you live alone at your home then … Continue reading “TIPS ON PERMISSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS IN SERVING KRISHNA DURING OUR AILMENTS!”

WHAT IF QUITTING ONION AND GARLIC AFFECTS MY HEALTH? HOW TO FOLLOW DEVOTION IN OUTSTATION?

Posted or Updated on December 12th, 2018WHAT IF QUITTING ONION AND GARLIC AFFECTS MY HEALTH? HOW TO FOLLOW DEVOTION IN OUTSTATION?! TWO QUESTIONS ON THE SAME TOPIC: (1) A devotee asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu ji. I just read this of your posts and found it absolutely true. I too want to lead a … Continue reading “WHAT IF QUITTING ONION AND GARLIC AFFECTS MY HEALTH? HOW TO FOLLOW DEVOTION IN OUTSTATION?”

CHANGES IN THE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES (SADHANAS) FOR GENUINE REASONS – COMPLETE GUIDE!

Posted or Updated on November 16th, 2018CHANGES IN THE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES (SADHANAS) FOR GENUINE REASONS – COMPLETE GUIDE! A woman devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: hare Krishna prabhuji.. by krishna’s grace I am a mother of baby who is recently born. My question is 1. since nowdays I can’t participate in krishna’s services offerings … Continue reading “CHANGES IN THE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES (SADHANAS) FOR GENUINE REASONS – COMPLETE GUIDE!”

How do I manage my career/personal life as a devotee?

Posted or Updated on November 12th, 2018How do I manage my career/personal life as a devotee? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare krishna prabhu. Each day one thing revolves in my mind whenever i feel low, that there is Rajan Prabhu,who is consistently, without even a single day break updating post related … Continue reading “How do I manage my career/personal life as a devotee?”

Is donating to Krishna and His service necessary since Krishna is Self Sufficient?

Posted or Updated on February 13th, 2020Is donating to Krishna and His service necessary since Krishna is Self Sufficient? A male devotee who requested anonymity asked like this: “Hare krishna prabhuji please don’t open up my name   Iam a professional and a devotee as well. Every month i spare a fixed amount of my salary … Continue reading “Is donating to Krishna and His service necessary since Krishna is Self Sufficient?”

Is it right for a devotee distancing himself from friends and relatives?

Posted or Updated on October 25th, 2018Is it right for a devotee distancing himself from friends and relatives? A Girl devotee asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu, I have been worshipping Krishna from childhood but am very new to the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. Now coming into KC, I have lost the desire for material … Continue reading “Is it right for a devotee distancing himself from friends and relatives?”

DAILY SCHEDULE OF A STUDYING OR WORKING KRISHNA DEVOTEE!

Posted or Updated on October 18th, 2018DAILY SCHEDULE OF A STUDYING OR WORKING KRISHNA DEVOTEE! A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “hare krishna. namaste master. can you please share daily works, to do as a krishna devotee(from morning to night). i want to follow krishna consciousness. ofcourse i know some rules about it. but … Continue reading “DAILY SCHEDULE OF A STUDYING OR WORKING KRISHNA DEVOTEE!”

How to manage our devotion ignoring the materialistic people around us?

Posted or Updated on August 10th, 2018How to manage our devotion ignoring the materialistic people around us? A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hare Krishna Prabhuji, My question is that how must a person deal with his family members & relatives who are more into material things? When i see people around me, … Continue reading “How to manage our devotion ignoring the materialistic people around us?”

I have no interest in material life after following devotion. What to do?

Posted or Updated on August 10th, 2018I have no interest in material life after following devotion. What to do? Two Questions from two devotees: (1) Hare Krishna Prabhu. Pranam. I like how you handle personal queries. I thought to ask my query. Prabhu, after coming in contact with Krishna consciousness i feel so much detachment … Continue reading “I have no interest in material life after following devotion. What to do?”

What to do if I am unable to follow both renouncement and balancing devotion?

Posted or Updated on September 25th, 2018What to do if I am unable to follow both renouncement and balancing devotion? A girl devotee asked like this: “When I was materially much attached and was desperately seeking material happiness. That time my elder brother gifted me the whole book set of Srimad Bhagvatam by Srila Prabupada … Continue reading “What to do if I am unable to follow both renouncement and balancing devotion?”

How to take right decisions related to Devotion, Personal and Professional life?

Posted or Updated on July 19th, 2018How to take right decisions related to Devotion, Personal and Professional life? Meera asked like this: “Hi Anna, “As you know I really appreciate your service and I really like your attitude in spiritual advancement with logic. In Bhagavad Gita (2-7): “O Krishna. I am confused about my duty, … Continue reading “How to take right decisions related to Devotion, Personal and Professional life?”

What is the right way of donating for charity and beggars? Can we gift old clothes?

Posted or Updated on June 11th, 2018What is the right way of donating for charity and beggars? Can we gift old clothes? Ambika rane asked like this: “Hare Krishna Rajan Prabhuji!  I have read somewhere that it is not right to give old used clothes for charity. Then how do we dispose old clothes?” REPLY: … Continue reading “What is the right way of donating for charity and beggars? Can we gift old clothes?”

My hostel room mate is from another religion that irritates me. What to do?

Posted or Updated on June 9th, 2018My hostel room mate is from another religion that irritates me. What to do? A girl devotee asked like this: Jai shree krishna, I’m staying in hostel for first time and very far away from my home and parents. In our village, I went to temple every morning and … Continue reading “My hostel room mate is from another religion that irritates me. What to do?”

I like to quit my job to follow devotional rules seriously since it involves touring. Is it right?

Posted or Updated on June 7th, 2018I like to quit my job to follow devotional rules seriously since it involves touring. Is it right? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “HK Prbu, pamho, dndvthprnm, I’m —————- native of ————–. I’m writing this letter to let u know abt me n my situation n … Continue reading “I like to quit my job to follow devotional rules seriously since it involves touring. Is it right?”

I like to study only Bhagavad Gita instead of material education.  Can I proceed?

Posted or Updated on September 25th, 2018I like to study only Bhagavad Gita instead of material education.  Can I proceed? A girl devotee (Name hidden on request) asked like this: “radhe radhe prabhuji!! I am a final year master degree(science) student. My parents are urging me to do phd. am not at all interested in … Continue reading “I like to study only Bhagavad Gita instead of material education.  Can I proceed?”

I am oscillating between Krishna Consciousness and unavoidable problems that makes me guilty. Help me.

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019I am oscillating between Krishna Consciousness and unavoidable problems that makes me guilty. Help me. Condensed Question from a girl devotee (Name hidden): “Hare Krishna Prabhuji. I am very happy to read your posts. I am trying my best to follow them, but, I can’t follow because of my … Continue reading “I am oscillating between Krishna Consciousness and unavoidable problems that makes me guilty. Help me.”

WHAT TO DO IF I AM UNABLE TO SERVE KRISHNA BECAUSE OF QUARRELS IN THE FAMILY?

Posted or Updated on March 22nd, 2018WHAT TO DO IF I AM UNABLE TO SERVE KRISHNA BECAUSE OF QUARRELS IN THE FAMILY? Actual Question from a girl devotee requesting anonymity: Hare krsna prabhu ji, Iam an aspiring devotee, practicing kc from past 1 year something, chanting 16-20 rounds, following 4 principles. Iam the only girl … Continue reading “WHAT TO DO IF I AM UNABLE TO SERVE KRISHNA BECAUSE OF QUARRELS IN THE FAMILY?”

Is working and earning more to spend for serving Krishna a fruitive activity?

Posted or Updated on March 20th, 2018Is working and earning more to spend for serving Krishna a fruitive activity? Trisha Debnath asked like this: “namaskar pravu ji. hope your are doing well. i just want to ask a question. hope you can remove my doubt- pravu ji, i heard that a devotee should not have … Continue reading “Is working and earning more to spend for serving Krishna a fruitive activity?”

My taste in chanting reduced after marriage since I don’t get Prasadam there. What to do?

Posted or Updated on March 13th, 2018My taste in chanting reduced after marriage since I don’t get Prasadam there. What to do? Actual Question from a girl devotee: Hare krishna prabhuji mujhe aapse kuch puchna tha…I m basically from vaishnav family n got married to a non devotee family where i have to eat veg … Continue reading “My taste in chanting reduced after marriage since I don’t get Prasadam there. What to do?”

What is Karma Yoga? Will it reduce our Initiative for not expecting results?

Posted or Updated on June 3rd, 2020What is Karma Yoga? Will it reduce our Initiative for not expecting results? Actual Questions from three devotees: (1) NAVNEET BANZAL asked like this: Hare krsna prabhuji. Dandvat pranam. Prabhuji my question is it is mentioned that we have to do our prescribed duties such as job,Business by remembering krsna … Continue reading “What is Karma Yoga? Will it reduce our Initiative for not expecting results?”

How to serve Krishna through our job or business of earning money?

Posted or Updated on February 21st, 2018How to serve Krishna through our job or business of earning money? Actual Question from a devotee (Name hidden): “hare krishna. apke chrno me prnaam.     how a person can have n do love with krishna while doing metirial job for earning the money..  pls advise..” REPLY: We can’t quit … Continue reading “How to serve Krishna through our job or business of earning money?”

My family does not cooperate in my Krishna Conscious practices. What shall I do?

Posted or Updated on January 20th, 2018My family does not cooperate in my Krishna Conscious practices. What shall I do? Actual Question from a women devotee: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji! Pranam .. This is my question to you, kindly guide me. I am Krishna devotee, Is it far in my part that my family is not … Continue reading “My family does not cooperate in my Krishna Conscious practices. What shall I do?”

What to do when my parents criticize me for my appearance and devotion?

Posted or Updated on January 18th, 2018What to do when my parents criticize me for my appearance and devotion? Actual Questions from two girl devotees: (1) “Hare Krishna Prabhuji !!  I hope you are hale and hearty. My question is that what is difference between self respect and ego? Which is important with family members? … Continue reading “What to do when my parents criticize me for my appearance and devotion?”

I am unable to follow devotion and develop detachment from family because of my physical and mental illness. What to do?

Posted or Updated on January 15th, 2018I am unable to follow devotion and develop detachment from family because of my physical and mental illness. What to do? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “prabhuji i face many health problems. i am a fatty girl my height 5 ft n weight 72 kg..i am … Continue reading “I am unable to follow devotion and develop detachment from family because of my physical and mental illness. What to do?”

How to follow Krishna Consciousness in an irresponsible family?

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017How to follow Krishna Consciousness in an irresponsible family? Actual Question from a woman devotee:  (She has written all her problems): “Hare krishna prabhuji, I have this question stuck in my mind like a stone stuck in throat.. To my understanding this is obviously not good behavior of human, … Continue reading “How to follow Krishna Consciousness in an irresponsible family?”

How to balance my devotional practices during exam preparations?

Posted or Updated on December 19th, 2017How to balance my devotional practices during exam preparations? ACTUAL QUESTION (From a girl devotee): Hare krishna pamho Agtsp Prabhu ji i left fb few months ago but just joined it again to read ur posts. I am looking solution for a question. Pls help. My question after my … Continue reading “How to balance my devotional practices during exam preparations?”

Devotion affecting the Studies? Tips to do well in both!

Posted or Updated on August 23rd, 2020Devotion affecting the Studies? Tips to do well in both! Two Questions in Detail from two devotees: (1) From a student:  Hare Krishna! I’m a 17 year old neophyte devotee and I’ve started to hear and chant about Krishna. But I’m having a little problem in balancing spiritual and … Continue reading “Devotion affecting the Studies? Tips to do well in both!”

Tips to Convert our Material Career as Karma Yoga & Working for Krishna!

Posted or Updated on July 7th, 2020Tips to Convert our Material Career as Karma Yoga & Working for Krishna! Actual Question (Name hidden): Hare Krishna Prabhuji I am 21 yrs old. even I want to study further, get into good college and start earning and am confused that am I being materialistic now? What should … Continue reading “Tips to Convert our Material Career as Karma Yoga & Working for Krishna!”

A devotee with Materialistic spouse – Tips to Manage devotional practices!

Posted or Updated on June 26th, 2020A devotee with Materialistic spouse – Tips to Manage devotional practices! Qn. In detail from two woman devotees: (1) “sir. My husband is a materialistic guy and he always accused me for my devotion on krsna. We had quarrels frequently.  So, I am thinking of leaving him and stay … Continue reading “A devotee with Materialistic spouse – Tips to Manage devotional practices!”

Full time Service in temples by married devotees – Who can choose?

Posted or Updated on June 2nd, 2020Full time Service in temples by married devotees – Who can choose? Qn. In Detail: Namaste, my name is ………………, wen I was in second standard I felt to give up everything and pray lord Krishna all the time. But due to materialistic world I forgot Krishna, again after … Continue reading “Full time Service in temples by married devotees – Who can choose?”

Unable to do daily worship and sadhanas? How to manage them?

Posted or Updated on May 11th, 2020Unable to do daily worship and sadhanas? How to manage them?  A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hk prabhu… Prabhu,can you please tell me, how you manage your daily routines along with 16 rounds chanting. During Mangala and Sandhya arathi what all you chant n recite. I really … Continue reading “Unable to do daily worship and sadhanas? How to manage them?”

Work Renouncement (Sanyasa) and Karma Yoga – Which Krishna says, is better?

Posted or Updated on May 1st, 2020Work Renouncement (Sanyasa) and Karma Yoga – Which Krishna says, is better? Qn. In detail from a devotee: “I have a question. According to ‘Gita ‘, Lord said that we should do our own ‘karma ‘ by withdrawing the result of that.  Then why someone wants to be ‘sannyasi’ … Continue reading “Work Renouncement (Sanyasa) and Karma Yoga – Which Krishna says, is better?”

OBSERVING EKADASI FAST IN MEAT EATING FAMILY – USEFUL TIPS!

Posted or Updated on April 10th, 2020OBSERVING EKADASI FAST IN MEAT EATING FAMILY – USEFUL TIPS! Qn. In detail from a devotee (Name hidden): jai shree Krishna please guide me… I am very fond of Krishna… I started doing ekadasi but at my home they don’t fully understand… they cook nonveg on ekadasi… what shall … Continue reading “OBSERVING EKADASI FAST IN MEAT EATING FAMILY – USEFUL TIPS!”

How to make a non devotee husband and ‘would be’ as devotee?

Posted or Updated on February 7th, 2020How to make a non devotee husband and ‘would be’ as devotee? Powerful Tricks! Qn. In detail from an MBBS Student: “Hare krishna prabhuji…… I am a medical student and also love kanhaiya very much…i’ve a laddoo gopal and try to spend as much time possible thinking about gopal … Continue reading “How to make a non devotee husband and ‘would be’ as devotee?”