Hare Krsna yashvini ji ,
thank you also for raising this valuable question , but todays answer also puts me in mind of verse 35 ch 3 Bhagavad Gita , ....''it is better to discharge ones own prescribed duties , even though faultily'' ,…"
Here is the difficult question , to what extent do we accept technology to forward our Ideals ???
this is the problem with technology , we think that we have aleviated one situation by employing technology , bu…"
I am very worried that you will missunderstand my point , .... you are very nicely repeating what you have heard and I agree entirely that Srila Prabhupada and I quote your reference ....
''said once at Los Angeles in 1975 that…"
I beleive yes it could be possible although it would take a massive shift in consciousness (Krsna Consciousness), ...and it is our duty to do as lord Buddha taught and practice fewness of wishes , ..the Santosha of the Niyamas…"
I am so glad to see that you are in favour of the traditional rural made sari's as not only does this provide much needed work for rural families but it also keeps traditions alive .
you say your coments are India centric , …"
it is the most unfortunate truth that in this age of kali that no matter how hard we preach there will be many who cling to their ignorance and who are atheistic or aggnostic by nature even those who are willfully demoniac ....…"
hare Krsna ,
If we take a wife or husband , we must do so in the knowledge that this material life is one thing and our spiritual wellbeing is another , we must ballance these things , being married is two people working together…"
you ask .....
''Why do bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. This is in general the observation of people who are serious with life....?''
the article you quote gives one reason , that is that…"
this is a very nice story , this perfectly illustrates that the lord is not entertained by the Bhajan it self but that the lord is allways happy to receive our loving service how ever humble it is and no matter what we have to off…"
pranama's jagadatma das Ji
yours is a very nice reply ,
growing up in the west I have seen and had to live through this illusion that independance means happiness , woman blames man and man blames woman for their unhappiness , but in tru…"
Hare Krsna Chirag ji ,
you have every qualification to speak and will make a good husband when or if you decide to mary . you speak rightly to say that it is also the duty of the man to serve the wife and also the offspring of the marraig…"
this is a very nice article , I am in full agreement that we should strenghten our devotion within , but I am not sure of its relevance to this question ? ...in this article it there are references made to .....''the light…"
I will agree with you entirely , the sari is so beautifull , I do not understand why some young matajis prefer to wear jeans , I only ever wear jeans for very dirty work and heavy work , and I do not even find them comforta…"
thank you for your reply , and also for making this very valid point , ...''without Krishna being the center, sooner or later, we will revert to our old lifestyle. So it simply won't work. It may work for 5-10 years..but not for…"
thank you for this very nice link ,
Jai Jai ,Radhanath Swami ji for this very important initiative .
this is a very nice project , we must also remember that we do not have to be a part of a team working on such a pro…"
Please accept my humble obeicences ,
It is my first day here reading these posts, ... I agree , we should not be critical of others , and that we should be understanding of those who are taught to be suspicious of our beieif…"
Name / Initiated name
Ratikala devi dasi
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
aprox 1996 ? ...south london ...
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
used to be south london , shree shree Radha Krishna cultural center ....untill I moved away I visit occaisonaly now I have no local temple we are many miles from any temple , except our own at home Ananta Vijay das (south london, present temple president ) Haridas and Prem manjari devi dasi Coventry temple
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
If I had to describe my self I would say that I am a very private person with a deep love for our lordships , for Radha Madhava and all forms of divinity . Devotion to me is instinctive , I am not realy a born interlectual but am more reflective and put all knowledge and wisdom I posess down their lordships and my gurus mercy .
What are your expectations from this community?
I dont have expectations , satsangha is allways beautifull and to share and to encorage others is a pleasure . I will also always quietly learn from being in the company of devotees .
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
My favorite serva is decorating the shrine and prepairing for the deities , making costumes , teaching others to decorate , arrange flowers and make prepairations , helping others to understand the mood of devotion and serva .