BENEFITS OF DIKSHA (INITIATION) AND HOW IT WORKS! EXAMPLES!

Posted or Updated on April 22nd, 2020BENEFITS OF DIKSHA (INITIATION) AND HOW IT WORKS! EXAMPLES! Guru and Spirituality are inseparable. Without guru, no spiritual growth. This Post explains why with the details of the BENEFITS OF DIKSHA (INITIATION) AND HOW IT WORKS! Not only the common man, all the great personalities and even the Lord … Continue reading “BENEFITS OF DIKSHA (INITIATION) AND HOW IT WORKS! EXAMPLES!”

Why should we worship Guru who has material body instead of Krishna only?

Posted or Updated on January 9th, 2020Why should we worship Guru who has material body instead of Krishna only? “A Girl devotee” asked like this: “Good morning .  m so confused regarding the mysteries of life n m nt getting answers from anywhere…my mind is full of so many questions that i dnt knw from … Continue reading “Why should we worship Guru who has material body instead of Krishna only?”

Are women Priests, Sanyasis and Gurus allowed in Sanathana Dharma?

Posted or Updated on November 27th, 2019Are women Priests, Sanyasis and Gurus allowed in Sanathana Dharma? A Girl Devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hare Krishna prabhuji. Does shastra allow women to be priests? Recently many women are conducting marriage ceremonies as priests. Is this allowed? If not then why did the vedas refer to … Continue reading “Are women Priests, Sanyasis and Gurus allowed in Sanathana Dharma?”

Is the Mercy of Guru and Krishna only for selected devotees?

Posted or Updated on September 14th, 2019Is the Mercy of Guru and Krishna only for selected devotees? A woman devotee (Name hidden) asked this question: “Radhe Krishna…I have a question : It is said that there is ‘vishesh kripa’ of Guru and Krishna on a particular person, and hence he/she is progressing in Krishna Bhakti. … Continue reading “Is the Mercy of Guru and Krishna only for selected devotees?”

Surrender to Krishna and Surrender to Guru – which is important? A detailed analysis!

Posted or Updated on July 17th, 2019Surrender to Krishna and Surrender to Guru – which is important? A detailed analysis! Sivadasa asked like this: “namaste! sir my question is 1.  What is essence of surrender than bhakti yoga? 2. how we safer at the feet of acharya’s than the feet of krishna?” REPLY: (1) Surrendering … Continue reading “Surrender to Krishna and Surrender to Guru – which is important? A detailed analysis!”

Why Krishna allow the health of devotees and gurus to be affected seriously?

Posted or Updated on June 19th, 2019Why Krishna allow the health of devotees and gurus to be affected seriously? A male devotee (name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna prabhu ji, I have one question, when we are sincere devotee of lord krishna, even though in our past we might have done some henious acts … Continue reading “Why Krishna allow the health of devotees and gurus to be affected seriously?”

How can I accept a guru without ascertaining his eligibility?

Posted or Updated on June 18th, 2019How can I accept a guru without ascertaining his eligibility? A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hare Krishna prabhuji. I need your help. One year back , coincidentally I came across one iskcon video about gajendra moksha and that one class of one Prabhu, changed my whole … Continue reading “How can I accept a guru without ascertaining his eligibility?”

What is the meaning of getting initiated by a guru? How to get a guru?

Posted or Updated on May 10th, 2019What is the meaning of getting initiated by a guru? How to get a guru? Two devotees asked these two basic questions that will be useful for all. (1) Sangeeta Pahwa Kashyap asked like this: What does initiated devotee mean?  What do you mean by ‘ accepting a spiritual master’? … Continue reading “What is the meaning of getting initiated by a guru? How to get a guru?”

Why should we worship the guru and devotees of Krishna? Why not directly Krishna?

Posted or Updated on April 8th, 2019Why should we worship the guru and devotees of Krishna? Why not directly Krishna? Varshini Shree asked as given above. REPLY: There are hundreds of pages of reply for this question.  However, let us see a very few basic points about this.  Other points will be included in future … Continue reading “Why should we worship the guru and devotees of Krishna? Why not directly Krishna?”

I find no Guru in my locality to accept him as my guru. What to do?

Posted or Updated on February 28th, 2019I find no Guru in my locality to accept him as my guru. What to do? A male devotee (name hidden) asked like this: “I follow Krishna–have studied the Bhagavad Gita and Swami Prabupada’s writings–I still do. Literature tells me I need to have a Guru–I live in an … Continue reading “I find no Guru in my locality to accept him as my guru. What to do?”

Is taking diksha from a rich family man wearing gold and living posh life effective?

Posted or Updated on December 5th, 2018Is taking diksha from a rich family man wearing gold and living posh life effective? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Radhe Radhe Prabhuji thnq for clearing all my doubts. I have a question related to Guru. I wanted to take deeksha from …………………. from Shri Sampraday. … Continue reading “Is taking diksha from a rich family man wearing gold and living posh life effective?”

RITVIK INITIATION (DIKSHA) AND LIVING GURU INITIATION – DIFFERENCES!

Posted or Updated on November 29th, 2018RITVIK INITIATION (DIKSHA) AND LIVING GURU INITIATION – DIFFERENCES! A male devotee (name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu, pamho, dandavthpranam, please give detailed explanation regarding Hare Krishna’s Ritvik followers n our ISKCON followers. Why we have many Gurus? What is the need of writing of other books … Continue reading “RITVIK INITIATION (DIKSHA) AND LIVING GURU INITIATION – DIFFERENCES!”

DOES A DIKSHA GURU OR SIKSHA GURU ACCEPT THE KARMA OF DISCIPLES? HOW?

Posted or Updated on November 16th, 2018DOES A DIKSHA GURU OR SIKSHA GURU ACCEPT THE KARMA OF DISCIPLES? HOW? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hk Prabhu ji. I always treat you my siksha guru. I joined iskcon only after reading all your posts from 2013. Your writings are the driving force for … Continue reading “DOES A DIKSHA GURU OR SIKSHA GURU ACCEPT THE KARMA OF DISCIPLES? HOW?”

QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GURU AND A DISICPLE – FROM THE SCRIPTURES!

Posted or Updated on November 16th, 2018QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GURU AND TO BE A DISCiPLE – FROM THE SCRIPTURES! A girl devotee (Name hiden) asked like this: Hare Krishna Prabhuji. Prabhuji can u please advice me how should I further increase my love for Krishna? I dont know whom to make Guru am sinnest … Continue reading “QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GURU AND A DISICPLE – FROM THE SCRIPTURES!”

Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation?

Posted or Updated on May 8th, 2018Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation? Roshini Dubey asked like this: “Hare Krishna, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya Lila Chapter 15 The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya , Verse 108 … Continue reading “Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation?”

Should I tell about my premarital violations to my guru before taking diksha?

Posted or Updated on July 23rd, 2018Should I tell about my premarital violations to my guru before taking diksha? Actual Question from a girl devotee (Name was hidden by myself): Prabhuji I read your post today I have question that should a discipline tell his master about his or her premarital violations during deeksha ceremony … Continue reading “Should I tell about my premarital violations to my guru before taking diksha?”

If a devotee dies thinking of his Guru (Spiritual Master), will he go back to Krishna?

Posted or Updated on March 16th, 2018If a devotee dies thinking of his Guru (Spiritual Master), will he go back to Krishna? Actual Question from B S Mahesh Kumar: Haribol.  Dandavat pranam prabhu.  I have a question to ask you that, what if one at the time of his last breathing or last few countings … Continue reading “If a devotee dies thinking of his Guru (Spiritual Master), will he go back to Krishna?”

How to take Diksha (Initiation) and become a disciple of a guru (spiritual master) in ISKCON?

Posted or Updated on February 17th, 2018How to take Diksha (Initiation) and become a disciple of a guru (spiritual master) in ISKCON? Actual Question from three devotees: (1) A Girl devotee asked like this (Name hidden): “Prabhuji I want deeksha. Can you tell me about the process regarding it?” (2) A male devotee who requested … Continue reading “How to take Diksha (Initiation) and become a disciple of a guru (spiritual master) in ISKCON?”

Should we accept a living guru instead of a deceased guru?

Posted or Updated on February 15th, 2018Should we accept a living guru instead of a deceased guru? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna, A very important question. Must the guru be one of the guru’s in Iskcon or can the Guru be also from another Brahma Sampradaya or some other vaisnava sampradaya? … Continue reading “Should we accept a living guru instead of a deceased guru?”

SHAKTIPAD or SHAKTIPADA – COMPLETE DETAILS INCLUDING TYPES, EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURES, RULES, ETC!

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019SHAKTIPAD or SHAKTIPADA – COMPLETE DETAILS INCLUDING TYPES, EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURES, RULES, ETC! Actual Question from Amrita Patra: “jai shree Krishna… can you please explain what is shaktipat and it’s importance.” REPLY: WHAT IS SHAKTIPAD or SHAKTIPADA? Shaktipada is a DIKSHA or INITIATION. Prepare, Analyze & Match horoscopes; Release … Continue reading “SHAKTIPAD or SHAKTIPADA – COMPLETE DETAILS INCLUDING TYPES, EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURES, RULES, ETC!”

What are the types of Diksha / initiation? Is Diksha in Dream valid?

Posted or Updated on December 10th, 2017What are the types of Diksha / initiation? Is Diksha in Dream valid? Actual Question from a girl devotee: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji. All glories to Srila Prabhupad. Dandavat pranam. I have a question regarding 2 dreams I had of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad. I have … Continue reading “What are the types of Diksha / initiation? Is Diksha in Dream valid?”

WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF CHEATING IN THE NAME OF GOD?– A RESEARCH!

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF CHEATING IN THE NAME OF GOD?– A RESEARCH! (Kindly note:   This reply is intended to protect the innocent people from getting cheated by a few bogus guys in the name of god.  The bonafide gurus from authorized sampradhayas and the genuine … Continue reading “WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF CHEATING IN THE NAME OF GOD?– A RESEARCH!”

How women should select and follow a guru safely as per the scriptures?

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019How women should select and follow a guru safely as per the scriptures? (Kindly note:   This reply is to protect the innocent people from getting cheated.  I request the genuine gurus and the bonafide gurus from authorized bonafied sampradhayas and other genuine gurus who are doing sincere service to … Continue reading “How women should select and follow a guru safely as per the scriptures?”

How to chant without diversions? Do we need a guru to start chanting?

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017How to chant without diversions? Do we need a guru to start chanting? ACTUAL QUESTION: Dear sir, I m confused. I have no guru so far. Can I chant or wait for guru. Advise me to chant without distraction. Thank you. REPLY: (1) The Brahma Muhurtha time, ie, about … Continue reading “How to chant without diversions? Do we need a guru to start chanting?”

SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA –  STORY Interestingly,  there is a story that shows  that  King Janaka was the initiating Spritual master for Sri Sukhadev Gosvami. Let us read that story: In the previous ages,  Saints gave initiation to their disciples only after putting them through very … Continue reading “SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA – STORY”

Is initiation (diksha) compulsory to get the love of Krishna?

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017Is initiation (diksha) compulsory to get the love of Krishna? ACTUAL QUESTION: Hare Krishna prabhu Ji. I always thought that by reading bhagavad Gita ji and bhagavam and chanting Hare Krishna Mala I can get krishna love. But in Shastra I read that without guru we can’t reach to … Continue reading “Is initiation (diksha) compulsory to get the love of Krishna?”

I, an initiated male devotee committed violation with my co-staff. What to do?

Posted or Updated on August 8th, 2018I, an initiated male devotee committed violation with my co-staff. What to do? Question in detail: An initiated male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hare krishna prabhuji, I am ……….. yrs old male and have taken harinama diksha year ………….. I am very seriously following 4 principles and … Continue reading “I, an initiated male devotee committed violation with my co-staff. What to do?”