Feb 232015
 

The perfection of action is to act as an offering to Krishna and His devotees. What we like or want count to nothing. Whoever is able to work as a service to Krishna, Guru and Sadhu makes speedy advancement, achieve liberation and ultimately pure devotional service. By Manonatha Dasa

Feb 232015
 

Virendra Kumar Trivedi  Beg you to please explain why they should also not be offered grains? Manonatha Dasa  Ekadasi fasts (mainly no grains) is for purification. The Deities do not need to get purified so we always offer Them all kind of foodstuff even in Ekadasi. Ekadasi is for us, not for Deities. However Sri […more]

Feb 232015
 

Questions Dear Guru Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you and Srila Prabhupada. I am confused when I hear the words internal, external and marginal energies. I have an idea that internal energy may refer to spiritual energy. And external energy may refer to material energy. However, when marginal energy is mentioned […more]

Feb 232015
 

Excerpt from the private correspondence   Question:  … Do you have any regret in your life? Something you would have liked to do and were not able to do? Some devotional dream?… Answer:  The principle of devotional life is service itself. That should be the dream and desire of any sincere devotee. I wanted to […more]

Feb 232015
 

Intelligence is the ability to discriminate. When the soul thinks to be another energy, begins to discern starting from a wrong base. So the spiritual intelligence becomes material. Our mind follows the same fate and so the senses, and with them all the other basic characteristics of life. – By Manonatha Dasa

Feb 222015
 

Question: Namaste, Thank you very much for hearing my questions. I have been chanting the Gayatri mantra for about a month. I was also told that because of some health problems I should also chant the Mrtyunjaya mantra. I am going to start doing this but I’d also like to chant the Hare Krishna mantra […more]

Feb 222015
 

Question My question was about vaidhi bhakti and raganuga bhakti. As I have understand from books of Srila Prabhupada, we must first stricktly follow vaidhi bhakti – sravanam, kirtanam ….and of course 4 regulative principals, and then, in our pure heart, will awake spontanious love toward Sri Krisna. But I heard from some devotee that […more]