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Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Krsi goraksya vanijya. Krsi means ploughing or agriculture and goraksya, cow protection. These are the staples of society, this is what people live on. All living entities subsist on grains. So the ksatriyas may direct and instruct people, the brahmanas may perform their yajnas, but if they don't eat then giving shelter or instruction is not going to work. That eating is therefore the most essential aspect of life and this is why the vaisyas and their assistants, the...

Jun 12, 2019 -- 7,814 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Suddha-bhakti-cintamani deals with the subject of steadiness from several different perspectives. What does real steadiness mean? nasta-prayesv abhadresu nityam bhagavata-sevaya: “nasta-prayesu,” when almost all the inauspicious things in the heart, which are of so many variations, when they are more or less eradicated then there is steadiness. And this “more or less,” Srila Prabhupada said “75%,” so when 75% of impurities in the heart are eradicated, then...

Mar 1, 2019 -- 7,616 views
Hare Krishna By Sivarama Swami

I first met my spiritual master on March 6th 1975 in Dallas Texas. Srila Prabhupada had just been in South America and had toured the Southern United States. I was on travelling book distribution with a sankirtan party and had strayed quite a distance from Montreal my home base. While reporting to the temple president about our scores, we were informed that Srila Prabhupada was flying from Atlanta to Dallas the next day and would be there for some time. We immediately drove west to see with the idea to meet Prabhupada at the airport. By the time we arrived both Prabhupa...

Jan 17, 2019 -- 9,599 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

“So, you must practice how to love Krishna. First you have to rise early in the morning. You don’t like to, but you think, ‘I will rise early to satisfy Krishna.’ This is the beginning.” If we do not think we need to do it, or think we are advanced, then we will fall down… “We must rise early in the morning, bathe, attend mangala-arati, worship the Deities, chant the Hare Krishna mantra, study the Vedic literatures and follow all the rules prescribed by the acaryas and the spirit...

Aug 23, 2015 -- 6,911 views
By Sivarama Swami

Welcome to all of the members of the ILS festival that is taking place. This a leadership seminar and I have been asked to give class on a theme that I am not so versed on. Not that I am versed on many things but not on leadership. And this was the verse that was given to us, a very well-known verse from the Fifth Canto. I remember when the Fifth Canto came out, this Fifth Chapter was one of the ones that the devotees were very fond of learning and memorizing.

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Feb 16, 2014 -- 2,364 views
By Sivarama Swami

Who can be a siksa-guru for ISKCON's members and what are that person's qualifications? What is the siksa-guru's relationship to the diksa-guru and to Srila Prabhupada? Can Vaisnavas outside ISKCON act as its members' siksa-gurus? If so, how? If not, why not?

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May 30, 2010 -- 6,808 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

I am writing in response to the article on Dandavats.com entitled “Nine Reasons to Change the Design of the TVP.” I will not answer the nine reasons point by point because Ambarisa Prabhu has already done that. Instead, I would like to give one reason that may ring a bell with devotees concerned about the topic. Please bear with me.

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Aug 28, 2008 -- 5,575 views
Sivarama Swami: Regularly watching TV and movies: there are two main defects in this activity, whether they’re done regularly or even occasionally. The first is that this media always includes intoxication, graphic sex life, violence, and gambling....
Jul 5, 2008 -- 4,531 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ananda Tirtha das

March 8, 2008 (Disappearance day of Tamal Krishna Goswami) Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.13.17 Speaker: HH Sivarama Swami ( transcript and audio )

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Mar 17, 2008 -- 5,375 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Thirty years ago I was doing the Prabhupada marathon at the Chicago airport. One afternoon, we devotees were so intoxicated by distributing books that we decided to show that one doesn't have to speak to sell books, that book distribution just depends on our state of consciousness. So we didn't speak.

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Dec 20, 2007 -- 5,250 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

You don't need to say, "Oh welll, I'm a Hare Krishna, I've offered it to Krishna, and therefore I'm free from the reaction." It is questionable if you're free from the reaction. Why? Srila Prabhupada has made it clear that our duty is cow protection.

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Aug 9, 2007 -- 9,592 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jahnu Dasa

This is a debate on the existence of God between Sivarama Swami and Dr. Stephen Law (Royal Institute of Philosophy, D.Phil from Oxford University, affiliated to the Humanist Association). This debate took place on tuesday 12th October 2004 at UCL University in the U.K

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Jun 10, 2007 -- 7,478 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Arrived safely in Kaz and went straight to the farm. Arrived 2am and was horrified by the sight of destroyed uses. I am living in Govinda Maharaja’s house and it feels like living on the edge of a ghosttown.

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Nov 29, 2006 -- 4,644 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

This is the wonderful return of Krishna to Vrindavan that happens at this time of day. Learned Vaisnavas who try to think about the Lord meditate upon this pastime. In fact, Krishna’s pastimes as they happen throughout the twenty-four hours of the day are the subject of absorption of both practicing devotees as well as perfected devotees.

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Aug 1, 2006 -- 4,646 views
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