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The Psychology of Freewill

Are we free to act or are we forced to act due to destiny? To what extent are we able to exercise our freedom? What exactly constitutes free will and freedom? If everything is pre-destined according to the laws of nature, what is the meaning or purpose of desire? These and similar questions naturally arise…

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Did Lord Caitanaya Mahaprabhu reject varnasrama?

Very often this argument is presented by some devotees, i.e., the position of Lord Caitanya giving less importance to varnasrama or even rejecting varnasrama, both in his conversation with Ramananda Raya and also in his conversation with the Tattvavadis when visiting South India. We need to analyze these discussions very closely. Actually, Lord Caitanya did…

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About Vedic Farming

Hare Krishna Maharaj, Dandavat Pranam! I came to know about you in BTG magazine where it’s issue title was “sustainability classless society and Krishna”. My spiritual master is HH Bhavkti Swarup Damodar Swami Maharaj. I’m interested also want to adapt daiva varnasrama way of living . Actually currently I’m working as software engineer ,Kolkata,India. But…

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Answer of the Questions from Henry Roche about Materialistic World

Dear Henry, Hare Krishna. Thank you for your inquiry. Actually you had written quite some time back and for various reasons I could not reply. I hope this may still be of some help to you. Hello there Swami ji, Myself Henry Roche, I’m a trader at Wallstreet. I have been in this field for the past…

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HH Bhakti Raghava Swami schedule 2016

13-May, Friday Hong Kong China 23-May, Monday Hyderabad India 27-May, Friday New Narasimhapally India 30-May, Monday New Gokul Australia 7-Jun, Tuesday Siem Reap Cambodia 15-Jun, Wednesday Balaram Desh Bahrain 24-Jun, Friday Zurich Switzerland 29-Jun, Wednesday Montreal Canada 1-Jul, Friday Ottawa-Canada Day Canada 9-Jul, Saturday Montreal Ratha Yatra Canada 16-Jul, Saturday Toronto Ratha Yatra Canada 1-Aug,…

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No one has any right to end another person’s life

Question The medical world is now very advanced. We can see the growth of a embryo in the womb in very detail from time to time. In some cases, we can see the early abnormal growth that can cause miscarriage and/or birth of a baby who is physically or mentally handicapped. This examination can usually…

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The Concept of God

Greetings, I am a lifelong Orthodox Christian and have recently been invited to ISKCON temple in Detroit, and have been attending and studying. Am struggling with reconciling the concept of God The Father (YHWH) and Jesus Christ with something that appears so foreign, so different. Is Krishna/Vishnu the same as YHWH/Jehovah/God the Father? Did God…

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Whether there are any methods of definition of Varna?

ISKCON DAIVA VARNASRAMA MINISTRY (IDVM) Promoting Rural Development in India IDVM Secretariat: Room 137, Cakra Bldg, Sri Mayapur, W. Bengal, India Rural Base: Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) (Near Hebri Town) District Udupi, Karnataka, INDIA Camp: ISKCON Siem Reap My dear Timur, Om Sri Surabhyai namah! Om Sri Gurave namah! Please accept the blessings…

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Resources for study of Jyotisa, Vastu, and Ayurveda

I am a resident aspiring devotee at Sri Sri Kishore-Kishori Mandir in Chicago, USA. I was hoping you might suggest resources for the study of jyotisa, vastu, and ayurveda. Recently one young student was asking about Vedic astronomy / astrology, so I would like to share some resources with him to encourage his inquisitiveness. I…

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Suicide

Question from the website.. My cousin brother committed suicide yesterday night. It is very unfortunate that we couldn’t preach him or save him. Somehow the incident happened on ekadasi night. My question is – will he be given any exempt as it was ekadasi? Does suicide also come under Krishna’s will? Can we do anything…

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