Bharat replied to Sanjoy Dey's discussion Demigod Worship
"Hare Krsna 
how to make laxmi devi happy
Why do u want to make Lakshmi devi happy ?
Hare Krsna"
Nov 14
Bharat replied to Sumeet Razdan's discussion Planetary Systems Clarifications Required!!!
"Hare Krsna 
Is pitra lok a permanent residing place for some or it is only a temporary place ?
every loka in the 14 planetary system within the material universe from the bottom most hellish planets to topmost brahmaloka is temporary. Pitru loka  is…"
Nov 6
Bharat replied to Manish kumar's discussion Shri Ram
"Hare Krsna
Please don't feel bad, you have given an explanation of Fools. 
Mataji has given a brilliant explanation which fools cannot understand. I do feel bad for such fools. 
 By manipulating the scriptures to extract a new meaning, you are…"
Oct 6
Bharat replied to Harsh's discussion Can we drink Softdrinks like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Limca?
"Hare Krsna 
It would be best for you to ask this to the devotees who are guiding you in practice of Krsna consciousness. 
Hare Krsna"
Oct 5
Bharat replied to Kristen Eastman's discussion Ekdashi
"Hare Krsna 
I am not aware of any specific rules  from any scripture for the day prior to ekadashi. But some devotees (brahmacaris) follow this as they say it helps them perform Ekadashi better. But I have not come across this as a requirement from…"
Oct 5
Bharat replied to Dipin Preet's discussion Which is the most comforting verse from the Bhagavad-gita?
"Hare Krsna 
क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति ।कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि न मे भक्त: प्रणश्यति ॥ ३१ ॥

kṣipraṁ bhavati dharmātmāśaśvac-chāntiṁ nigacchatikaunteya pratijānīhina me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati
He quickly becomes righteous and attains…"
Sep 23
Bharat replied to Gaur nitai's discussion Hearing katha from other sampradaya
"Hare Krsna 
If you have taken spiritual initiation or have decided to take spiritual initiation from a guru, it is better to ask this question to your guru. If not then it is alright to read or hear from Vaishnava sampradaya
Hare Krsna"
Sep 22
Bharat replied to Niroj Prasad's discussion Doubt on mahamantra
"Hare Krsna 
Yes that is absolutely correct. Even lord shiva chants the holy names of Rama constantly and glorifies it. 
राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥
Please chant the holy names of Lord Sri Rama 
Hare Krsna"
Sep 22
Bharat replied to Niroj Prasad's discussion Doubt on mahamantra
"Hare Krsna 
According to vedas, whose worship is said as best?
This exact question was asked by Emperor Yudishtira to Mahajana Bhishma as follows 
युधिष्ठिर उवाचकिमॆकं दैवतं लॊकॆ किं वा‌உप्यॆकं परायणंस्तुवन्तः कं कमर्चन्तः प्राप्नुयुर्–मानवाः…"
Sep 21
Bharat replied to Ashwini Kedar Joshi's discussion Can we read scriptures
"Hare Krsna 
To read Vedas one must be a disciple of Brahmana guru and learn how to read vedas from that guru. 
To read shastras like Vastu Shastra, Jyotish shastra, ayurveda which more like skills there are no restrictions. But there is no guarantee…"
Sep 20
Bharat replied to Dipin Preet's discussion Humility is the foremost requirement when it comes to chanting the names of Krsna. Does it mean that one who can chant is humble?
"Hare Krsna
The beauty of humility is that one who is humble will not know/believe that they are humble. And one who thinks they are humble may not be so in eyes of Krsna. Shikshashtaka very beautifully integrates the internal attitude of humility…"
Sep 20
Bharat replied to Stephen's discussion Why surrender?
"Hare Krsna 
Why does Krishna want our surrender ?   
Lord Sri Krsna is not in need of anyone's surrender. The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna is complete in bliss. Kunti devi in Srimad Bhagavatam addresses Sri Krsna as 
ātmārāmāya śāntāya…"
Sep 9
Bharat replied to Abhyuthan Srivastava's discussion Can we trim/shave on Ekadashi?
"Hare Krsna
Can we trim/shave on Ekadashi ?
It is not recommended. 
Can people drink plain soda (unflavored Sparkling water) on Ekadashi fast? 
There is no specific prohibhition. So yes it can be consume without brreaking EKadashi Vrat. 
Hare Krsna"
Sep 8
Bharat replied to Ashvini's discussion Chef
"Hare Krsna
If you can't handle discussions/differences in thoughts than stay away from anything called a FORUM. 
I am capable of handling discussions/ differences as long as they are rooted in scriptures. As far as thoughts are concerned, each can…"
Sep 8
Bharat replied to Ashvini's discussion Chef
"Hare Krsna 
Since we say Lakshmi Devi is the one who blesses with wealth, she's been blessing the meat eaters
I have not come accress any scripture that says Lakshmi Devi blesses meat eaters. If you have across such a reference from any scripture…"
Sep 6
Bharat replied to Ashvini's discussion Chef
"Hare Krsna 
What do scriptures say about this?
The Manu Samhita tells us that all the persons/entities involved in killing/meat eating get reactionAnumantaa vishasitaa nihantaa krayavikrayii. Samskartaa chopahartaa cha khaadakashchetighaatakaah…"
Sep 4
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