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Grains on Ekadashi

Why can we not eat grains on Ekadashi? Krishna never mentioned this in Bhagavad Gita. Ekadashi is a special day, which appears twice a month – once on the waxing moon and the next on the waning moon. And according to the Puranas, fasting from grains and beans is mandatory on this day. It is …

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Service to the Supreme Lord

If Krishna is self-sufficient then why did He create us? Is it to serve Him? Yes, Krishna is self-sufficient, however we are not self-sufficient. He is perfect, however we are not. He is self-satisfied, however we are not. He is completely independent, however we depend on Him. It was our desire to be separate from …

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With love and devotion

It is mentioned in a book by ISKCON that red hibiscus flower is not offered to Krishna. When He has created this beautiful flower then why not offer it to Him? Krishna is Bhava Grahi Janardhana. He has even accepted a banana peel from Vidura’s wife. Without the basic principle of bhakti or devotion, nothing …

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Oats on Ekadashi

Can we eat oats on Ekadashi? Is it a grain? Yes oats is grain. We cannot eat grains on Ekadasi. Follow the traditional Ekadasi diet.

Bhaktivedanta purports

Previous Acharyas have already written many commentaries on Bhagavad Gita.  Then why did Srila Prabhupada write another commentary? The Bhaktivedanta purports as Srila Prabhupada‘s commentary popularly called are based on the commentaries of the previous acaryas. Srila Prabhupada would work from a Bengali translation of the Bhagavatam, with commentaries by twelve acaryas, such as Vishvanatha …

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‘Maya’ attack

When we chant the Mahamantra we are taking the names of Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. Then why are we disturbed by Mayadevi?   The transcendental sound vibration ‘Hare Krishna’ is non-different than Krishna Himself. When we are chanting, Krishna is personally present on the tongue, however because we do not have taste for …

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Nitai Gaura Hari Bol!

I am new in ISKCON. I want to know about deity left to Lord Krishna (Gaur Nimai), so that I can worship Them sincerely. It is very nice to hear from you that you are interested to know about Them. I would to like to make few corrections. Deities right to Krishna are Sri Sri …

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Bead bag mystery!

Chanting is recommended in every religion. Why do devotees in ISKCON hide their beads while chanting? Chanting beads are very sacred and their sanctity should be preserved. While chanting, beads should not be touching ground or our feet. If they are kept open, they are likely to become more dirty. To avoid these circumstances we …

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