Is it wrong for devotees watching Mahabharatha and Ramayana on TV?

Posted or Updated on August 21st, 2020Is it wrong for devotees watching Mahabharatha and Ramayana on TV? The question from a girl devotee (Name hidden): “I watched Mahabharath in STAR channel.  In a few places, I found some differences from the original script. A temple devotee advised that devotees should not watch such serials based … Continue reading “Is it wrong for devotees watching Mahabharatha and Ramayana on TV?”

The illicit activities that should be avoided by the devotees!

Posted or Updated on August 18th, 2020The illicit activities that should be avoided by the devotees! A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “I want to know what exactly does illicit relations mean? And interms of me and him what would be considered illicit relation? A hug and a kiss is illicit? Romantic talk is … Continue reading “The illicit activities that should be avoided by the devotees!”

No Mating or Mating to get devotee children – Which is good  for devotee couples?

Posted or Updated on March 21st, 2020No Mating or Mating to get devotee children – Which is good  for devotee couples? A Girl Devotee (Name hidden by me) messaged like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji. In one of the post you wrote that even when partners engage in sexual contact for producing children they experience pleasure. … Continue reading “No Mating or Mating to get devotee children – Which is good  for devotee couples?”

Dealing with a rude devotee without Vaishnava offense – Best Tips!

Posted or Updated on February 14th, 2020Dealing with a rude devotee without Vaishnava offense – Best Tips! A male devotee asked like this: “why some Krishna devotees are very rude to other Krishna devotee? The devotees do not know that anger leads to destruction of there mind and self? 2nd question is that some Krishna … Continue reading “Dealing with a rude devotee without Vaishnava offense – Best Tips!”

Devotees should be Humble, Not Coward! – An Interesting Analysis!

Posted or Updated on February 13th, 2020Devotees should be Humble, Not Coward! – An Interesting Analysis! Being humble is really a good nature.  But, it should not go to the level of allowing ourselves to be cheated.  If anyone intends to cheat us, we should not allow that since he is a devotee or a … Continue reading “Devotees should be Humble, Not Coward! – An Interesting Analysis!”

Why should the devotees be Simple and Pure in their daily life?

Posted or Updated on February 10th, 2020Why should the devotees be Simple and Pure in their daily life? PURITY AND SIMPLICITY REFLECTS THE INNER BEAUTY of SOUL. Yes. This is true. Until a person is identifying himself with his body, he will be interested more in decorating his body and surroundings. (What are the recommended … Continue reading “Why should the devotees be Simple and Pure in their daily life?”

HOW SHOULD WOMEN LIVE PERFECTLY AS PER THE SCRIPTURES?

Posted or Updated on December 16th, 2019HOW SHOULD WOMEN LIVE PERFECTLY AS PER THE SCRIPTURES? A Girl Devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “N how should women live as per srila prabhupad n scriptures say…” REPLY: If I write what Manu Samhita says, what Bhagavatham says, what Acharyas say on how should women live, you … Continue reading “HOW SHOULD WOMEN LIVE PERFECTLY AS PER THE SCRIPTURES?”

It is wrong going to temples without bathing and wearing unwashed dress?

Posted or Updated on December 7th, 2019It is wrong going to temples without bathing and wearing unwashed dress? “Hare Krishna… Prabhu…Many time I go to temple with unwashed dress cz I m at another city where I m studying n doing my articles ship so I HV use one set of dress for 3 days….Is … Continue reading “It is wrong going to temples without bathing and wearing unwashed dress?”

What if a devotee finds avoiding offences difficult in kaliyuga?

Posted or Updated on November 25th, 2019What if a devotee finds avoiding offences difficult in kaliyuga? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: asked like this: Hare Krishna Prabhu , Dandvat Pranam ..i ‘d a question to ask…in this age of kali ??????AVOIDING OFFENSES is very difficult…. not to think anything if you have … Continue reading “What if a devotee finds avoiding offences difficult in kaliyuga?”

As a devotee, my simplicity is not respected in my company.  What to do?

Posted or Updated on October 12th, 2019As a devotee, my simplicity is not respected in my company.  What to do? A male devotee (Name hidden on request) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji, i like your counselling very much on different subjects..I also need to get guidance from you on a matter. My name is … Continue reading “As a devotee, my simplicity is not respected in my company.  What to do?”

I am unable to have association with my friends from other religions? What to do?

Posted or Updated on October 10th, 2019I am unable to have association with my friends from other religions? What to do? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Haribol namaste Hare Krishna Prahabu, my question is…rejecting the social gatherings invitations, for staying at home always, for being alone always… this is being introvert or … Continue reading “I am unable to have association with my friends from other religions? What to do?”

Do we hurt the plants by plucking flowers and fruits for Krishna and us?

Posted or Updated on September 26th, 2019Do we hurt the plants by plucking flowers and fruits for Krishna and us? “A Girl devotee” asked like this: “hare krishna sir …… I wanted to clear a doubt of mine which is very silly but i wanted to clear so i request u to help me by … Continue reading “Do we hurt the plants by plucking flowers and fruits for Krishna and us?”

Why Krishna wears a tilak that marks Tulasi and His own Feet?

Posted or Updated on September 20th, 2019Why Krishna wears a tilak that marks Tulasi and His own Feet? A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna!! Why vaishnav tilak is applied on lord Krishna as vaishnav tilak described as combination of lord’s lotus feet and tulsi leaf. Tulsi should be offered at lord’s … Continue reading “Why Krishna wears a tilak that marks Tulasi and His own Feet?”

Dealing with Gossiping persons among devotees and non devotees!

Posted or Updated on July 31st, 2019Dealing with Gossiping persons among devotees and non devotees! A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Radheshyam Prabhuji This is my muma account I have deleted all social sites to focus on devotion. But, have encountered one problem. Prabhuji, I know some devotees who talk wrong about other … Continue reading “Dealing with Gossiping persons among devotees and non devotees!”

Can an initiated devotee attend family functions and cook meat for others?

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2019Can an initiated devotee attend family functions and cook meat for others? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krsna. If a devotee is practising Krsna Consciousness and has taken initiation, can he/she take part in a family discussion on arranging non veg food for the family function … Continue reading “Can an initiated devotee attend family functions and cook meat for others?”

I started to use liquor to reduce cholesterol, and forgot Krishna.  What to do?

Posted or Updated on April 20th, 2019I started to use liquor to reduce cholesterol, and forgot Krishna.  What to do? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “I’m getting attached to all the materialistic things & forgetting Krishna. The more I attach the more I fear and do sins. I think every night that … Continue reading “I started to use liquor to reduce cholesterol, and forgot Krishna.  What to do?”

Grahastha Rule of ONLY ONCE A MONTH relations and Childlessness! – A Case Study!

Posted or Updated on April 15th, 2019Grahastha Rule of ONLY ONCE A MONTH relations and Childlessness! – A Case Study! A woman devotee who requested anonymity asked like this : “Hare krishna.. I am telling this to you thinking you like my brother.   I am the wife of a devotee husband  who is  not initiated … Continue reading “Grahastha Rule of ONLY ONCE A MONTH relations and Childlessness! – A Case Study!”

How to deal if we find any devotee committing offenses?

Posted or Updated on April 1st, 2019How to deal if we find any devotee committing offenses? A devotee (Name hidden by me)  asked like this: “Hare krishna prabhuji, sometimes we after many efforts also, tend to observe the mistakes of our spiritual master or our spiritual brothers and sisters, will it destroy whatever advancement we … Continue reading “How to deal if we find any devotee committing offenses?”

Can I use medicines that contain alcohol and non vegetarian ingredients?

Posted or Updated on March 22nd, 2019Can I use medicines that contain alcohol and non vegetarian ingredients? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “In this kalyug, almost everything is eother Tamsik or Rajsik. Even some medicines also contains Alcohol. Every time we consume medicine, we are actually consuming the Alcohol in it.   So my … Continue reading “Can I use medicines that contain alcohol and non vegetarian ingredients?”

Is wearing dhoti, Sari and Kaupin as underwear compulsory for devotees?

Posted or Updated on March 21st, 2019Is wearing dhoti, Sari and Kaupin as underwear compulsory for devotees? A male devotee (name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna ! Please can you explain the science behind Kaupin. Why Indian sadhus and brahmacharis wears Kaupin. Why one should wear Kaupin. Who can wear Kaupin. If there is … Continue reading “Is wearing dhoti, Sari and Kaupin as underwear compulsory for devotees?”

Is taking meat rarely also offensive? What can I do in compelling situations?

Posted or Updated on March 18th, 2019Is taking meat rarely also offensive? What can I do in compelling situations? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “I am a non- vegetarian but not like that of others who regularly kerp on eating such kinds of meals. When there is parcel or someone cooks for us … Continue reading “Is taking meat rarely also offensive? What can I do in compelling situations?”

To what level we can interact with the persons of opposite gender?

Posted or Updated on March 13th, 2019To what level we can interact with the persons of opposite gender? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “HK prabhuji, PAMHO, agtsp! I’m wearing kantimala n following 4 regulative principles n 16 rounds! I am love with a girl but she isn’t devotee but she is very … Continue reading “To what level we can interact with the persons of opposite gender?”

I like to try Lottery once to help my parents. Is it allowed for genuine reasons?

Posted or Updated on February 21st, 2019I like to try Lottery once to help my parents. Is it allowed for genuine reasons? A  girl devotee who requested anonymity asked like this: “Hare Krsna Prabhu,   3 years ago, I became vegetarian after getting inspired spiritually through the Bhagavad Gita.  I have been struggling and still is … Continue reading “I like to try Lottery once to help my parents. Is it allowed for genuine reasons?”

What sin we acquire if we do not follow 4 regulative principles and Ekadasi fasts?

Posted or Updated on February 8th, 2019What sin we acquire if we do not follow 4 regulative principles and Ekadasi fasts? A WOMAN DEVOTEE ASKED LIKE THIS: Hk.. i would like to ask one question behalf of my one of devotee fren… Wat are the sins if one devotees did not follow 4 prinicipal 1) … Continue reading “What sin we acquire if we do not follow 4 regulative principles and Ekadasi fasts?”

Is having boy friends or girl friends by a girl or boy devotee allowed?

Posted or Updated on January 10th, 2019Is having boy friends or girl friends by a girl or boy devotee allowed?  Two questions from two devotees: (1) A male devotee whose name I have hidden asked like this: “i want to say that i don’t have any friend in females. what should i do .  i … Continue reading “Is having boy friends or girl friends by a girl or boy devotee allowed?”

What is the punishment for the parents who desert their children?

Posted or Updated on January 7th, 2019What is the punishment for the parents who desert their children? A devotee asked like this: “what about hurting, misbehaving, uncaring and deserting children by their parents.?? Because it is responsibility of parents first to care, well behaving and give sanskara to their children. why don’t you write about … Continue reading “What is the punishment for the parents who desert their children?”

My family compels me to eat meat for strength violating regulative principle. What to do?

Posted or Updated on December 27th, 2018My family compels me to eat meat for strength violating regulative principle. What to do? Three similar problems of three devotees: (1) Hare Krsna Prabhuji Dandavat pranam. My question is a couple have taken their first Diksha and after 4 to 5 years one of them fall in sick … Continue reading “My family compels me to eat meat for strength violating regulative principle. What to do?”

KRISHNA’S ADVICE IN BHAGAVAD GITA TO AVOID ONION & GARLIC AND STORIES BEHIND THEM!

Posted or Updated on December 20th, 2018KRISHNA’S ADVICE IN BHAGAVAD GITA TO AVOID ONION & GARLIC AND STORIES BEHIND THEM! Has Krishna said about Onion and Garlic in Bhagavad Gita? Yes. Krishna has said. Krishna has not listed the recipes in Bhagavad Gita, but, He has listed the nature of foods to be avoided. Onion … Continue reading “KRISHNA’S ADVICE IN BHAGAVAD GITA TO AVOID ONION & GARLIC AND STORIES BEHIND THEM!”

How can the people remain chaste in this kaliyuga as insisted by the scriptures?

Posted or Updated on December 10th, 2018How can the people remain chaste in this kaliyuga as insisted by the scriptures? A woman devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Shastras prescribe a woman to be chaste and faithful, how should one maintain in this age, plz give tips for that also. Out of Doubt, I wish … Continue reading “How can the people remain chaste in this kaliyuga as insisted by the scriptures?”

Can a devotee having past illicit violations get the mercy of Krishna?

Posted or Updated on September 26th, 2018Can a devotee having past illicit violations get the mercy of Krishna? Two questions from two devotees: (1) A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu ji, Thanks for your all postings it is helping me a lot to progress towards Lord Krishna , as i … Continue reading “Can a devotee having past illicit violations get the mercy of Krishna?”

My family members do not support me avoiding onion and garlic. How to manage?

Posted or Updated on September 25th, 2018My family members do not support me avoiding onion and garlic. How to manage? A woman devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Hare Krsna Prabhuji, After reading your posts to avoid onion, garlic, coffee, tea,non- veg, mushrooms, I am very much inspired to lead a life without them and … Continue reading “My family members do not support me avoiding onion and garlic. How to manage?”

A-Z TIPS TO FOLLOW AND AVOID BY WOMEN DEVOTEES DURING MONTHLY PERIODS! 

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2018A-Z TIPS TO FOLLOW AND AVOID BY WOMEN DEVOTEES DURING MONTHLY PERIODS!  A WOMAN DEVOTEE (Name hidden) asked like this: Namaste. I heard people saying u can chant vishnu sahasranama during monthly periods too is that right? And I know we shouldn’t touch gods pics or gods book in … Continue reading “A-Z TIPS TO FOLLOW AND AVOID BY WOMEN DEVOTEES DURING MONTHLY PERIODS! “

What are the devotional practices to be done even without taking bath?

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2018What are the devotional practices to be done even without taking bath? A Girl devotee asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu,   I seize this opportunity to thank you for all your posts that have really helped me, I have some questions,can you please reply me: Can someone read the … Continue reading “What are the devotional practices to be done even without taking bath?”

What to do if the doctor prescribes onion and garlic and advices us to take it compulsorily?

Posted or Updated on May 30th, 2018What to do if the doctor prescribes onion and garlic and advices us to take it compulsorily? A male devotee asked like this: “Hk Prabhuji. I am sorry to say, I have taken garlic coz my doctor recommended it. I had repeated cold and cough atleast once a week. … Continue reading “What to do if the doctor prescribes onion and garlic and advices us to take it compulsorily?”

Why Coffee, Tea and Chocolates are prohibited for devotees? What is the alternative?

Posted or Updated on May 19th, 2018A devotee who wanted anonymity asked like this about why Coffee, Tea and Chocolates are prohibited for devotees: “Hare Krsna! I request you not to disclose my name. I had a query with regard to the consumption of cocoa (and chocolate products), tea and coffee. May I know why … Continue reading “Why Coffee, Tea and Chocolates are prohibited for devotees? What is the alternative?”

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?”

Can Senior Devotees / Preachers give solutions for the personal problems of the married devotees?

Posted or Updated on September 25th, 2018Can Senior Devotees / Preachers give solutions for the personal problems of the married devotees? Actual Question from a male devotee (Name hidden): “Can a temple President promote n advice people to divorce wilthout consideration of both. Husband n wife??” REPLY: Usually, it is not advisable. Prepare, Analyze & … Continue reading “Can Senior Devotees / Preachers give solutions for the personal problems of the married devotees?”

Why the dress codes for women though even the girls of vedic period were wearing skirts only?

Posted or Updated on March 22nd, 2018Why the dress codes for women though even the girls of vedic period were wearing skirts only? Two Questions from two Girl devotees: (1) Hare Krishna Rajan Prabhu!!!! U explained that girl should wear sari. But if you see the old sculptures depicting Lord Krishna or other demigods like … Continue reading “Why the dress codes for women though even the girls of vedic period were wearing skirts only?”

12 PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR USING COSMETICS AND ‘MAKE-UP’ FOR THE DEVOTEES!

Posted or Updated on February 20th, 201812 PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR USING COSMETICS AND ‘MAKE-UP’ FOR THE DEVOTEES! Actual Question from a girl devotee (Name hidden): “Hare Krishna Prabhu . I have a question but wish to remain anonymous. Im still learning about Krishna consciousness and the way of life. I used to use make up … Continue reading “12 PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR USING COSMETICS AND ‘MAKE-UP’ FOR THE DEVOTEES!”

Why should we support the temples instead of supporting the poor people?

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019Why should we support the temples instead of supporting the poor people? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Some doubts are burning in my mind, as we know many people don’t have food to eat clothes to wear in winter many are dying due to cold hunger even … Continue reading “Why should we support the temples instead of supporting the poor people?”

10 REASONS WHY DISCIPLINE AND REGULATIVE PRINCIPLES ARE COMPULSORY FOR THE DEVOTEES!

Posted or Updated on July 23rd, 201810 REASONS WHY DISCIPLINE AND REGULATIVE PRINCIPLES ARE COMPULSORY FOR THE DEVOTEES! The four regulative principles recommended for the devotees of Krishna are: Please Remember!  The following four regulative Principles are the primary requirement for every devotee and failing to follow them will definitely delay the advancement in devotion: … Continue reading “10 REASONS WHY DISCIPLINE AND REGULATIVE PRINCIPLES ARE COMPULSORY FOR THE DEVOTEES!”

5 SIMPLE TIPS TO AVOID GAMBLING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES!

Posted or Updated on July 23rd, 20185 SIMPLE TIPS TO AVOID GAMBLING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES! The four regulative principles recommended for the devotees of Krishna are: Please Remember!  The following four regulative Principles are the primary requirement for every devotee and failing to follow them will definitely delay the advancement in … Continue reading “5 SIMPLE TIPS TO AVOID GAMBLING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES!”

10 NICE TIPS TO AVOID ILLICIT AFFAIRS AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES!

Posted or Updated on July 23rd, 201810 NICE TIPS TO AVOID ILLICIT AFFAIRS AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES! The four regulative principles recommended for the devotees of Krishna are: Please Remember!  The following four regulative Principles are the primary requirement for every devotee and failing to follow them will definitely delay the advancement … Continue reading “10 NICE TIPS TO AVOID ILLICIT AFFAIRS AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE FOR KRISHNA DEVOTEES!”

10 REASONS TO QUIT INTOXICANTS LIKE CIGARETTE, LIQUOR, ETC AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE!

Posted or Updated on December 29th, 201710 REASONS TO QUIT INTOXICANTS LIKE CIGARETTE, LIQUOR, ETC AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE! The four regulative principles recommended for the devotees of Krishna are: Please Remember!  The following four regulative Principles are the primary requirement for every devotee and failing to follow them will definitely delay the advancement in … Continue reading “10 REASONS TO QUIT INTOXICANTS LIKE CIGARETTE, LIQUOR, ETC AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE!”

10 SCIENTIFIC REASONS TO AVOID MEAT EATING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE!

Posted or Updated on July 23rd, 201810 SCIENTIFIC REASONS TO AVOID MEAT EATING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE! The four regulative principles recommended for the devotees of Krishna are: Please Remember!  The following four regulative Principles are the primary requirement for every devotee and failing to follow them will definitely delay the advancement in devotion: (1) … Continue reading “10 SCIENTIFIC REASONS TO AVOID MEAT EATING AS A REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE!”

Though they have advanced knowledge of God, why many Indians violate the disciplinary rules in public places?

Posted or Updated on December 11th, 2017Though they have advanced knowledge of God, why many Indians violate the disciplinary rules in public places? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhuji. I got this doubt, “If god has created the whole universe why other countries people don’t know about God like as … Continue reading “Though they have advanced knowledge of God, why many Indians violate the disciplinary rules in public places?”

Do animals have soul or not and can they be killed since they have no soul?

Posted or Updated on December 23rd, 2017Do animals have soul or not and can they be killed since they have no soul? ACTUAL QUESTION from a girl devotee: Hare Krishna Prabhuji dandavat pranam…. Prabhuji I am now a M. Com student, living at hostel, maintaining a spiritual life also by chanting praying presenting bhoga etc … Continue reading “Do animals have soul or not and can they be killed since they have no soul?”

Should a devotee vote in elections and select wrong candidates?

Posted or Updated on August 22nd, 2019Should a devotee vote in elections and select wrong candidates? Actual Question from a male devotee: Whether we should be politically active or not….Prabhuji, We have been studying in both Bhagwadgita and Shreemad Bhagwatam that in this age of kaliyuga,The so called politicians almost have mentality of unhealthy  vision … Continue reading “Should a devotee vote in elections and select wrong candidates?”

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?”

How can a devotee girl protect herself from the Premarital relations?

Posted or Updated on September 19th, 2020How can a devotee girl protect herself from the Premarital relations? QUESTION FROM A GIRL DEVOTEE (Name hidden): Hare Krishna Prabhuji I was blessed child from the birth because from the birth my mother taught me some devotional practices which I used to follow. I was in 12th and … Continue reading “How can a devotee girl protect herself from the Premarital relations?”

Are Bad thoughts also sinful though I do not do them in action?

Posted or Updated on July 30th, 2020Are Bad thoughts also sinful though I do not do them in action? Actual Question: how to avoid creating bad and sinful Karmas through thoughts and imagination…. is these kinds of karma creates as dreadful results as sin created through actions…. I usually think and imagine which I should … Continue reading “Are Bad thoughts also sinful though I do not do them in action?”

Sense Disturbances while following Devotion. What to do?

Posted or Updated on February 12th, 2020Sense Disturbances while following Devotion. What to do? Qn. In detail from a boy (Name hidden):  Namaste……………, I’m ………………, everyday I’m doing praying lord Krishna, everyday I’m chanting hare Krishna manthra regularly, regularly I’m reading bagavath geetha.  My age is 25, not married yet, even after doing all this … Continue reading “Sense Disturbances while following Devotion. What to do?”