Reference to Vaishnava Literatures: Brahma Samhita

                                                                  Q. As a householder we do not have to give up our job, but change our consciousness in doing it. One way of doing it is to donate a portion of the income coming from the job for Lord Shri Krishna's service and use the rest to maintain and raise the family in Krishna consciousness.

                                                                  Q. Recently I read this quote attributed to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura purported to be published in the Harmonist (Sri Sajjana Tosani, Interview with Professor Johans, head of the Department of Philosophy, St. Xaviers College):

                                                                  Q. I have a question that is bothering me. I went last year to see MATA AMRITANDAMAYI also known as AMMA. She is a big devotee of Lord Krishna, always speaks of Lord Krishna's glories. She has the same message to humankind that our place is with the Lord and that we have to go back to Lord Krishna. My question is, I have seen devotees of amma chanting "om nama shivaya". So I am confused. What is the difference between the maha mantra and this mantra?

                                                                  I hope you would enlighten me on this.

                                                                  Q. In SB 3.8.21, it says, "Thus, controlling all objectives, he concentrated his mind on the Supreme Lord." Does Brahma know about the Lord already or what does he meditate on?

                                                                  Q. I was just going through the Bhagavatam and came across this section -- 8.7.21 to 8.7.35 where the Prajapatis glorify Lord Siva as being the Supreme. This was a bit disturbing to my mind because I used to think that there is no ambiguity in the Bhagavatam regarding who is Supreme. Similarly, when the trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, and Lord Vishnu appear before the father of Dattatreya, they say that all three of them are same.