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Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Firstly you have said “But hearing them will all be a useless waste of time. Worse than a waste of time because if they are not pure then hearing from them will make us impure.” You said about television being a waste of time and said worse than that the we will be bogged down with materialistic concepts or so something like this
Prabhuji these things seem implicitly a waste of time also which are the hearing making us impure and the absorbing materialistic concepts and destroying Krsna Consciousness.
Let me explain. First of all it is already a 100% waste of time.
So here is the implicit thing. Getting impure or Krsna Consciousness destroyed by the materialistic concepts will take us away from Krsna Consciousness. You already waste time plus you will be baffled and waste more time in confusion, and more desire to do the sinful thing, and plus if you more unfortunate act on the materialistic concepts, plus difficulty starting Krsna Consciousness which will take time. And plus when you start Krsna Consciosuness again it will take more time as you have more karma and desires to eradicate and plus more time to get noticeable results.
Second, you talked about hearing. How can you help a person who is deaf to be Krsna Consciousness. He cannot hear the Hare Krsna mantra so how can he speak? Although they might be ways to make the deaf person speak. What do you say.
» Posted By Issac On April 14, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji
This is the definition of philosophy i came across on dictionary.com. And yes i know it is a English word.
1.the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
2.any of the three branches, namely natural philosophy, moral philosophy, and metaphysical philosophy, that are accepted as composing this study.
3.a particular system of thought based on such study or investigation: the philosophy of Spinoza.
4.the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge, especially with a view to improving or reconstituting them: the philosophy of science.
5.a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs.
About rational i don’t understand much. I met some person and he was talking about mental speculation or intellectual process to know if god exists and then he extends to finding physically if he exists. And another person tells i talk also talks about philosophy and says God is not absolute truth. He said Absolute truth does not exist. So i am or was confused about the definition of philosophy. And i think i was talking to him about philosophy being useless and all i said i don’t need philosophy class. And then i said or at least thought that philosophy or mental speculation goal is Krsna Consciousness. And even i know or feel that of course you ask questions in order to get answers. But they is a problem. With questions they can be many answers. And with those answers you ask more questions. For example What is God. The answer is god is an all powerful, all knowing being. How can God be all powerful and all knowing being. What does all powerful or all knowing really mean or feel like?
So from this definition i came to know philosophy can be thoughts/ideas/speculations of some particular person like the philosophy of spinoza or philosophy of socrates.
And also about critical study of a particular knowledge. For example philosophy of science or economics. They can be various views of science and in science. They can be various viewpoints of people who study economics about economics like Gandhian economics (is a school of economic thought based on the socio-economic principles expounded by Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi) or Keynesian economics derives from John Maynard Keynes an economist (whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, and informed the economic policies of governments.) Or philosophy of religion
And from this definition philosophy is only consist of three branches, namely natural philosophy, moral philosophy, and metaphysical philosophy, that are accepted as composing this study.
Philosophy of religion is a branch of philosophy concerned with questions regarding religion, including the nature and existence of God, the examination of religious experience, analysis of religious vocabulary and texts, and the relationship of religion and science. From wikipedia not dictionary.
Well if you have any comment or reply or criticism to what i said above i will be glad. But now the question is What is the purpose of philosphy from Krsna Conscious perspective. That is really the treasure(the answer to the purpose of philosophy from Krsna Conscios perspective) i am after.
» Posted By Issac On April 13, 2014 @ 10:56 am
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Are trees alive in the winter even though a lot of them shed leaves to hear the Hare Krsna mantra which will benefit them?
» Posted By Issac On November 15, 2014 @ 3:43 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. You said devotees often read Srila Prabhupada’s book in their minds. Is it something I should be concerned about. To be honest I read everything aloud never much of a person who reads in my mind. And plus I have read or heard that I should read aloud the books as I will hear and that will beneficial just like that and also beneficial because I am hearing. So really it will be beneficial both just like that and because I am hearing which will also be beneficial in terms of hearing.
» Posted By Issac On April 14, 2014 @ 7:56 am
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I have been chanting Hare Krsna mantra while walking and saw a cat(wild cat in our development) and went towards it so that it can hear. It ran away and got into past someone’s house gate so i stopped running after it to make the cat hear Hare Krsna mantra.
Anyways my question is do i advance in Krsna Consciousness or get spiritual karma if they is any concept like that by chanting Hare Krsna and reading books aloud myself and also advance from people, cats, ants, worms and other countless living entities big or small.
I mean it sounds similar to people doing good pious actions to get good karma so that they can benefit and/or enjoy in life.
Well it is the same with chanting Hare Krsna, reading Srila Prabhupada books or anything that any person can hear or just about any other devotional activities(including hearing activities and just one more thing just came in mind which is taste.)
Although one more thing i want to be really honest about. Some of my intention of advancing in Krsna Consciousness or getting spiritual karma is so that i can neutralize my bad karma, if i do some sinful activity in the future also get neutralized to the degree i have spiritual karma and to be successful or get success or acheive good results in my activities(especially the ones i do for Krsna).
» Posted By Issac On April 13, 2014 @ 5:24 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. This is the perfect place to the ask questions regarding philosophy. Prabhuji what is philosophy or the definition of philosophy really? I have heard and/or as far as i seem to know that philosophy is about questions not the answers. Or i really don’t know which is really why am i asking you. And another question came to mind what is the purpose of philosophy?
Are questions like Who am i? Why am i suffering in this world? And how i can make solution of all the suffering? philosophical questions.
» Posted By Issac On April 8, 2014 @ 7:56 am
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I have a bad habit called shoplifting or stealing in a way not noticeable in stores. And on top of that i acted on my urge to shoplift this times. Out of many times sometimes i give in the urge or temptation to do it. And top of it i know it is a bad thing to do but still i do it and know it is a bad thing and somewhat know when i am doing the thing that i am doing offense on the strength of the holy names. What can i do. most of the times i take food from there and other times some stationary like three erasers and pencil lead packet. It is not that i do not get it that i do. It is a habit of getting the thing without paying for it at times.
» Posted By Issac On March 22, 2015 @ 3:43 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Firstly is all types of investments in the world like gold, real estate or any type of investment gambling. I feel like there needs to be something in the savings when i retire. I can’t be working all my life to earn money so i need money for basic things like food water shelter etc and also for serving Krsna after retirement. So can i invest in something which does not fall under the category of gambling to have money for after retirement. So how to go about this issue of money after retirement.
I understand what gambling is. And it is very bad. But how does it relate to honesty or truthfulness. Or necessarily involve dishonesty. How is truthfulness or honesty described.
» Posted By Issac On January 28, 2015 @ 6:29 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I have a question. When you mean any problem who mean any whether big or small. Lately a lot of small issues that should bother me bother me a lot. Like not being able to go on krishna.org or read about it in some places like some places in college especially non-class setting or some other small issues like these. Can you tell anything so that my mind don’t get occupied or worried of these type of small issues and not do anything else in life mainly chanting and reading books.
» Posted By Issac On March 30, 2014 @ 6:01 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji.
You said “Everyone has to be killed because after the Kali-yuga there will be a new golden age, another satya-yuga. So the kali-yuga people can not go into the satya-yuga. They have to be killed. Everything has to be refreshed and rejuvenated in-between the kali-yuga and the satya-yuga and the world will be populated with a new batch of living entities for the satya-yuga. This is always happening. The material universe is constantly being created and destroyed. So it is no problem to kill everyone and start again with a new batch of living entities.”
I remembered reading something somewhere that they are two people hiding in some village who will at the end of kali yuga start the dynasty of the sun and moon.
I don’t want to offend you or anything. i really do not. I searched “the sun and moon dynasty after kali yuga” on google. The first site came was vedabase.com Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration. The section was the “The Symptoms of Kali-yuga”
This is what i came to read.
“The chapter ends with a brief description of the future dynasties of the sun and moon coming from Vaivasvata Manu in the next Satya-yuga. Even now two saintly kṣatriyas are living who at the end of this Kali-yuga will reinitiate the pious dynasties of the sun-god, Vivasvān, and the moon-god, Candra. One of these kings is Devāpi, a brother of Mahārāja Śantanu, and the other is Maru, a descendant of Ikṣvāku. They are biding their time incognito in a village named Kalāpa.”
And i searched the name of the village Kalāpa. And even on the information that i came i looked up Devapi and Maru. The thing is i did not wanted to offend you by ststaing the iskcon version of Srimad Bhagavatam so i am really sorry.
But from these two kings who are currently in hiding will the new batch of people come and so the two dynasties ruling earth.
» Posted By Issac On April 15, 2014 @ 12:47 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa. Why the number 10,000 years. Can sankirtan not be performed by 10,000 years or what is the deal. And plus at least some people are spiritual or devotees of the lord till the end of Kali Yuga.? Like the parents of Lord Kalki for example. I mean if they are not devotees of the lord then why would Lord Kalki take birth from them. And who does Kalki kill exactly. Who will he kill really because he cannot kill everyone. Otherwise human race will cease to exist and no more population.
» Posted By Issac On April 8, 2014 @ 7:26 am
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. i cannot find the comment that says to read the Sanskrit text version also along with English text version of the verses. You said to read the Sanskrit text version along with English text version as these are mantras. Mantras meaning that they are spiritual mantras that will have spiritually benefit if i read out loud and hear the sound vibration of the mantras.
What do you say to what i have. Can you confirm the parts that i have said is right ? And reply accordingly to have full understanding of what i am trying to understand about reading the Sanskrit version along with the English version of the text and its benefit(s)?
» Posted By Issac On January 28, 2015 @ 7:08 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I am sorry for you to utilize the time you have for this inquiry but have to ask.
You said “Of course there may be some pure devotees. Who can know. But if they show themselves as actually surrendered to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna they will be quickly driven out of ISKCON.”
Why would they be pure devotees in Iskcon if iskcon hates pure devotees and would not let them live in iskcon if iskcon understands them to be pure devotees.
And why would pure devotees choose to live in iskcon and not “show themselves as actually surrendered to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna” to not be thrown out of iskcon. There must be really good reasons for pure devotees to live in iskcon according to logic but i don’t think they is any good reason. And how can anyone even be a pure devotee living in iskcon. It is impossible to be a pure devotee in iskcon and even if you are to not show that you are surrendered to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna.
» Posted By Issac On January 28, 2015 @ 6:57 pm
Hare Krsna prabhuji. I thought non-devotees in general whether they be my parents, people i have met, counselor or just non-devotees of any kind no matter who they are (including regular people, mental-speculators, Iskcon , others) were my problems.
And others would also include mayavadis.But never thought Mayavadis or their ideas were also a real problem for me.
I already felt angry,upset frustrated confused over the whole world because i seem to be in the dark and blame the world for it. Now i am even more angry and confused and all the four things i mentioned of the world.
» Posted By Issac On April 15, 2014 @ 8:57 am
I already wrote to you but i think i forgot to ask. The ideas that come in our head are not really ours. I mean either the ideas can be of Maya or Krsna. It is my idea in the sense that i thought of it otherwise it is Krsna or Maya’s idea.
And ultimately everything spiritual and material is Krsna. So even the ideas of Maya are ultimately Krsna’s.
» Posted By Issac On April 14, 2014 @ 4:23 pm
I don’t understand Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. We think and all and Krsna gives us the intelligence and tools to bring that idea to life. Plus every knowledge material or spiritual is Krsna’s. So ultimately any idea material or of maya or spiritual should also be of Krsna even though we come up with and it and are unique individual. I was watching the Mahabharata by BR.chopra and Bhisma says to his father while talking to him that the he has no knowledge every knowledge is of God. Although it is a tv serial and could be made by a materialist still i want to know about this questions that arose in my mind to your reply.
» Posted By Issac On April 14, 2014 @ 4:15 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I have a idea. Krsna put it in my head. Every idea in this world’s Krsna. Prabhuji i want to ask if you can create a way on site where people can search particular comments of yours or anyone in all the articles throughout this site.
Along with searching yours or any particular person’s, i would like to search on the basis on time like the date,year, time like for example April 17, 2013 at 7:56 am and the article the comment is on.
» Posted By Issac On April 13, 2014 @ 3:53 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa. I have heard that Jesus can turn water into wine. Jesus drank wine and ate meat. I looked about Jesus on prabhupadabooks.com and Srila prabhupada all he has to say is he is not a drunkard and about meat a long time ago I read that he did not mention about maintaining slaughterhouse or eating meat from the slaughterhouse. Something like that. Can you enlighten or explain me about Jesus that I am mentioning here
» Posted By Issac On April 13, 2014 @ 1:45 pm
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. You said “Not that we serve Krishna so we can enjoy transcendental bliss… No. The transcendental bliss is the result of serving Krishna. A devotee’s every action is motivated by the desire to please his spiritual master by following his orders and in this way to please Krishna.”
If we are not serving Krsna for transcendental bliss which you said then are we serving Krsna. Is it just to please Srila Prabhupada through which we will please Krsna( so “…..that we become Krishna consciousness, we uncover our original spiritual nature and we enjoy an ever-increasing ocean of transcendental bliss.”)
Really what is the purpose of serving Krsna?
» Posted By Issac On April 12, 2014 @ 10:38 am