If Krishna is all merciful, why is there suffering in this world?

Suffering is necessary. Hardcore sufferings are also necessary. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur gives the example of Gold, which is only gained in purity after intense hammering or beating, heating, etc. In case you are made to run for 10 km on a sunny day and at the end you are given a glass of cold water,…

Business Yoga or Aparādha Yoga? Choice is yours!

Gurave Gauracandrāya Rādhikāya tadālayeKṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa-bhaktāya tad bhaktāya namo namaḥ “I offer my humble pranams unto my Gurudeva, unto Śrī Gauracandra, unto Śrī Rādhā Kṛṣṇa and unto the devotees of devotees of Śrī Kṛṣṇa” One of the Namāparādha (offences to the Holy Names of the Lord) mentioned in Padma-Purāṇa is: satāṁ ninda-namnaḥ param aparādham vitanute,yataḥ khyātiṁ…

Indrayumna Swami: Exposed? refuting critics.

It has not been very shocking to see the internet keyboard warriors spreading hatred againt ISKCON Gurus, because these keyboard warriors and their activities are already predicted in the Shastras. As an instance, In Brahma Vaivarta Purana’s Krishna Janma Khanda, 90th chapter and 49th verse, it’s stated— “In the age of Kali, Uncivilized mlechas and…

Pushya Abhishek Fraud exposed? Controversy debunked.

I would like to thank Vrajachandra Prabhu (Pen name) for his extreme contribution to this article. Pushpa Abhishek/Pushya Abhishek is a practice among ISKCON & is claimed to be a non authorized and non shastrik practice. This article is intended to prove the authenticity of the practice beyond the range of doubt. To begin with,…

How to avoid committing Vaishnav Aparadh?

The following article is inspired with few additions, from the Srimad Bhagavatam class at Delhi by HG Sarvapriya prabhu on 15 feb 2021, on steps to deal with “Fault finding mentality”. When we notice something in a devotee, which from our perspective is inappropriate or wrong, we need to ask ourselves 5 questions— 1. Do…

Are scriptures mythology? The Hare Krishna response.

“How do we know scriptures are divine revelations” they say. His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, explains us in his work called ‘Rāja-Vidyā’, that there are two processes for attaining knowledge – one is inductive and the other is deductive. The deductive method is considered to be more perfect. We may take…

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu mentioned in Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Swetaswatara Upanishad 3.8 mentions Purusah as ‘Aditya Varnam’, ‘Aditya’ is sun, ‘Varnam’ means complexion, i.e. Golden or Yellowish complexioned Lord. Opponents claim that this doesn’t mention Mahaprabhu, for other deities also display Golden like complexion and luminosity. Also, Aditya Varnam can be interpreted as one who is as bright as the sun. But using argument…

Madhvacarya and Achintya Bhedabhed

Dr. Surendranath Das Gupta, a renowned Indologist, states— “The Gaudiyas do not differ from Madhva, but on the contrary, constructed in part, the superstructure of their doctrine on the basis of Madhva’s philosophy of difference between Jiva and Godhead.” Thus, though there may not be complete similarity, most of the principles are same. One of…

Does ‘Form’ limit God?Impersonalism vs Personalism.

The impersonalists often say that form limits God, the ultimate phase of Absolute truth is formless alone, He later happens to assume forms. But according to what Vaishnavas, Shastras, and logic says, It’s not “form” limiting someone, it’s matter (Pancabhootas) out of which a form is generally made of in the material world. The little…