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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Mind management

How to do mind management according to Bhagavad Gita? Thanks for asking this question. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita are certainly very helpful to regulate the mind’s activities. One needs to devote some time everyday by serving, reading about Lord Krishna’s glorious acts, chanting His Holy names (Hare Krishna Mahamantra). This helps to perform other …

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Burning the Bad Karma

Many people have the idea that bad karma can be reduced or removed through meditation, worship, samskara, or sacrifice. How can we really burn all our bad karma? The Vedic scriptures describe that devotional service to the Lord destroys the results of previous sins, in other words, bad karma. The effectiveness of the process depends …

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Intelligence and Mind

Q. I have ocd, so I cannot stop myself from having unwanted bad thoughts. Can God forgive me for this unwanted mental sin? Please suggest what to do? A. God helps them, those who help themselves. It may happen because of previous conditionings. Try to become more determined by taking shelter of the Supreme Lord. …

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Inside the Mind

Q. I cannot control my thoughts. Can Krishna forgive me for having bad thoughts? What to do to get His forgiveness? I maintain fasting every Ekadashi as Prabhu says it burns all sins. I want to be spiritual and a good person, What to do? Please suggest. A. The nature of the mind is to …

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