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Q: For some, Balarama’s age is a controversy. 1 year is mentioned in Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Krishna-janma-khanda 13.235.

However, many Gaudiya vaisnavas say this contradicts other descriptions. Most acaryas seem to concur that the difference was just a few days.

August 21, 2017

If you want to preserve the Hare Krishna movement that our Founder-Acarya gave to all of you, read Prabhupada’s books. Read them carefully. Read them so that you can understand the intention of our Founder-Acarya.

August 14, 2017

Prabhupada came with a message. The message is revival of Krsna Consciousness. Message is the message of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The message is to take shelter of the holy name, and the purification that comes to one who sincerely takes shelter of the holy name, that will awaken self realization and God realization very quickly!

August 7, 2017

The capacity for spiritual strength to carry out service comes from Balarama. That is what His name means; “Bala” means strength, spiritual strength. Through His mercy and through Radha’s mercy, we become inspired to carry out the service. We cannot do without strength. That’s obvious. We get tossed around by waves of material energy really easy. We need strength and we need direction that comes from Balarama, the original spiritual master.

Adapted from a lecture by HH Romapada Swami on Lord Balarama’s appearance day in Chicago, August 2014.

July 31, 2017

Part of helping others to become Krishna Conscious is to have loving relationships with other devotees. It is pleasing to our Founder Acarya to do what he wanted and what he wanted was to spread Krishna consciousness, but that is just one half. Not only did he want more devotees, he wanted happier devotees. and happy devotees are those who are feeling fulfilled in their relationships amongst each other.

Q: In the Temple we are discussing SB Canto 3 which touched on the subject of the world being under one flag. I was shown a flag with Hanuman on it and we were told we will be under one flag again. I don’t understand. Could you explain this to me?

Q: In Varanashrama Dharma, are there any specific set of rules for each Social division (Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya, Sudra) ? I understand that whatever the Social division is, they should work and live in Krsna Consciousness, But how Krsna Consciousness is differently applied to each of these division. For example a Brahmana Devotes His full time to Krsna, but other Divisions do their Professional Job and they will not have so much time as Brahmana to devote to Krsna. Also does the four Spiritual orders (Brahmacari, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa) apply to all Social Orders?



Q: From Science Of Self Realization book, below paragraph convinced me of why we should surrender and go Back to Krishna

“The beginning of our present material life cannot be traced, nor is it necessary for us to know how we became conditioned in material existence. We have to be satisfied with the understanding that somehow or other this material life has been going on since time immemorial and now our duty is to surrender unto the Supreme Lord, who is the original cause of all causes”

But From BG 8.3  in the last paragraph of the Purport it says

Q: I have been in Iskcon for about 5 years now and practising Krishna Consciousness. I have seen that in the Gaudiya literatures like Chaitanya Charitamrita , Mayavada philosophy is condemned. I do understand the fundamental principle of Advaita, Acintya Bheda Abheda and Dwaita philosophies and very much agree to our Acintya BhedaAbheda tattva. My question is, when Adi Sankaracharya has written few songs like Bhaja Govindam and Jagannatha Ashtakam, where he glorifies Krishna exhaustively, what is the reason that still Mayavadism is condemned in our society? I am very much confused because of this. Please kindly clarify my doubt.

July 24, 2017

The Personality of Godhead is supremely deserving of love because He gives spiritual instructions for everyone’s benefit. He removes everyone’s unhappiness, as the sun is to its rays. He is the Supreme self of all the jivas and He possesses all super-excellent qualities .