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Q: How do we determine our prescribed duty? As the socio-spiritual structure of varnasrama is not prevalent today, we seem to have some liberty to choose for us our profession, according to our talents and propensities which can be introspected to a certain extent. So, can our professional duty be regarded as our prescribed duty? According to the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is verse 2.47, what type of activities are included in "prescribed duty" and what activities are not included in it? Are we at a liberty to call any activity we want to do as our "prescribed duty"?

Festival of Holy Name

Below you will find the live relay links for Festival of Holy Name. Also attached is the schedule.

*Video relay:*

http://romapadaswamimedia.com/live
http://www.iskconchicago.com/youtube-live/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglKKiS_XuOdi31G8lYYeOg

*Audio relay:(Only Saturday and Sunday)*
•On Phone: (701) 801-1220
•MeetingID: 646-449-508
•Web:https://www.startmeeting.com/wall/646-449-508

Q: I have severe Hereditary Bronchial Asthma, suffering from my childhood days. I started with Japa in the early morning for a few days. But during winter months I cannot do Japa attentively. What should I do since my health does not permit me doing Japa so regularly?

 

If during the winter months you are not able to chant in the mornings, then whenever time permits during the day you should make sure to chant your japa.  You can also sincerely pray to Krishna to give you the strength and ability to serve Him. When Krsna sees our sincere desire to serve Him, He can award us situations which are conducive to carry out our service.

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June 20, 2016

During the 64 round day, a eleven year old girl chanted a hundred rounds. Wow! She was fixed. Some of the young people who chanted 64 rounds are now chanting 16 rounds everyday. So, the intention of the 32 round day is to increase our chanting qualitatively and quantitatively.

Adapted from a lecture by HH Romapada Swami entitled Feeling COMPLETE with the Holy name delivered during the Festival of Holy Name in Chicago, 2015

 

Q: I was listening to one lecture in which I heard that there was one king who has a prime minister who was a devotee of Krishna, in every situation he said  mercy of Krishna.
  One day king's finger has been cut, so prime minister said mercy of Krishna.
  So, King said what type of mercy is this and put him in the jail.
  The King appointed another prime minister who was jealous of the first prime minister.
  One day in jungle some dacoits captured king and the new prime minister and they thought to sacrifice King in the KALI puja. When they were sacrificing, the head priest saw that the king was missing one finger; he said that he is imperfect, so he cannot be sacrificed.

Japa Retreat GN
June 13, 2016

Although many of us heard Krsna's name before coming in contact with Krsna consciousness, we had to receive the Hare Krsna maha-mantra before we actually started chanting. In a deeper sense, receiving means more than just the syllables. Or, as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura spoke, chanting should not be lip deep, but heart deep.

Q: Since Lord Krishna is the actual beneficiary of our results, why is Krishna known to be a renounced person?
 

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May 23, 2016

When you want to build trust in relationships you want to speak the truth.

Q: Generally people know about Vishnu or Kshirodakasayi Vishnu. The general public has not heard about other Vishnu forms- Karanodayakasayi Visnu, Garbhodaka sayi Vishnu etc. and other expansions of Krishna: Immediate expansion as Balarama and subsequent expansions. Where in this information in sastras is available?
  We would like to know more about these details of different forms of Krishna's expansions and about Universal egg.