First of all, my sympathies. I understand, it is very difficult to face one health issue after the other, The thing to understand is - what is ill is the body, you are not the body. You are simply living in that bod…"
You are right, this Q comes to most minds on this path. I also grappled with it for a long time before I arrived at the answer.
Whatever state we are in when we come to devotion, we are in that varnashram at that t…"
This is the first time I have heard that someone gets headache by chanting. My advise would be to continue chanting. Maybe one visit to the doctor can also help.
Radha Rasamayi DD"
Sorry for late response.
WHat you have mentioned is an honest, sincere account of what all devotees go through. Your purpose is very pure - you want love of Godhead as early as possible. For that, you are wary of committing…"
There was another person with the same id few months ago, had to be deleted. Not sure whether the same person has returned.
To answer your question, it is possible prabhuji. I know scores of devotees who have managed to f…"
To wear kanthi mala, tulsi beads on neck, the condition is - after wearing tulsi neck bead, none of the forbidden food should pass through the neck, be it non veg, alcohol, onion garlic.
One round can be worn by anyone pr…"
The colour of beadbag has no significance whatsoever. It is your taste and fancy. Please use yellow colour or any other colour bead bag. All the same.
Radha Rasamayi DD"
One has to find what suits one best, keeping the interest of bhakti in mind. Moving closer to temple or finding congregation in one's locality are 2 options that are very feasible.
One can be part of WhatsApp groups as we…"
The way we do in ISKCON is, we do arati for all the deities on the altar at the same time. All the items are offered one by one to all the deities, whether they are photos, or deity form.
Only Tulsi arati is done separate…"
Very sad to know about your brother and father. Dying of heart attack is a natural death, there is no reason to think he will not get a gross body in next birth. Heart attack happens when the soul leaves the body.
You must make one items everyday, offer to the lord and then give your family to eat. This is the best way to convert them to Krsna Consciousness. If possible, try to keep that utensil separate - as in a fresh utensil you b…"
The Abhishek procedure is given in the attachment in details. If you don't understand something from this, or you have any input, please contact me.
Regarding Dhanya Adivas, I don't have any idea. Maybe someone else can h…"
PLease refer to Beginner's Guide to Krsna Consciousness by HH Bhakti Vikas Maharaj.
The deities should face east or north, as far as I know.
The altar setup for ISKCON standard is mentioned in detail in that book. I have…"
To get second initiation, one has to be have harinaam initiation, then one has to have read a set of books, pass a set of exams or have Bhakti Shastri degree.
COncentrate on your studies now son. There is time for…"
PLease tell your friend the following:
Ideal situation is - one is either a full time brahmacari doing various services in the temple and staying in the temple, or one is a grihasta, staying outside the temple, earning an…"
Name / Initiated name
Radha Rasamayi DD
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
In Mayapur, in Dec 1989.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Temple, Chennai. Devotees who will know me - H.G. Dayaram Das, H.G. Prema Manjiri Devi Dasi, H.G. Ashray Gauranga Das, H.G. Mohan Govind Das, H.G. Leela Viharini D.D. HG Sumithra Krishna Das, HG Tarini Radha DD.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am an aspiring devotee. I have been chanting for past 28 years - chanting 16 since past 9 years. Materially, I am a CA & I am working with a corporate house.
What are your expectations from this community?
I want to be able to communicate with devotees through this site, get recipes, get updates about happenings around ISKCON world, read realisations from other devotees.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I would love to do any seva that I am thought worthy of.