QUESTIONS & ANSWERS :
1/ who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead?
Krishna (or Krsna)
Balarama (Krsna's brother) and Krsna
2/ What is mantra meditation?
Itís an ancient method used to free the mind and the soul from the miseries experienced in this material world .
3/ who is Prabhupada?
He is the founder of ISKCON.
3b/ What is ISKCON ?
International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
4/ What is Prabhupadaís mission ?
To give knowledge of God all over the world and to teach what we already knew but have forgotten.
5/ Why ?
To save people from this material world because he was full of compassion for the human beings ;and
to follow his spiritual masterís instruction which was to propagate Krishna consciousness all over the World.
6/ What is the Maha Mantra?
It is a prayer to free us from the mindís fascination with material life and bestows love of God upon the chanting :
Hare Krishna , Hare Krishna , Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama , Hare Rama , Rama Rama , Hare Hare.
7/ What s the Maha Mantra for ?
It is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness and to cleanse away all misgiving within our hearts.
8/ What are the main Vedic scriptures ?
The Bhagavad- GÓta
The Srimad Bhagavatam.
9/ Who is Lord Caitanaya ?
He Ďs the incarnation of Krishna ; he appeared 500 years ago to teach love of God through the process of congressional chanting of the Holy names of the Lord . ( Hare Krishna Maha Mantra )
10/ What age are we in ?
The Age of Kali ; itís called a fallen age ; the age of quarrel and hypocrisy;
11/ Whereís the Supersoul ?
In everyoneís heart. It can witness everyoneís activities , past , present and future within every atom.
( in short , everywhere)
12/What is Maya?
The material atmosphere , in which we are now living , is called Maya or illusion : the illusion is that weíre trying to be lords of material nature; the illusion is that we are these bodies .
13/ Am I this body ?
No , Iím not . Iím a spiritual soul .
14/ What is a Guru - a bona fide spiritual master - for ?
To bring his disciples from darkness to light ; to guide his disciples to go back to Godhead.
15/ What are the 4 regulative principles a devotee follow ?
no meat eating ;that includes no fish , no eggs.
no illicit sex
no intoxication ; that includes no alcohol , no cigarettes , no coffee , no tea .
15b / Why ?
Because they belong to the mode of ignorance and passion .
16/ What is Bhakti- Yoga ?
Itís devotional love for Krishna : devotional service linking you with God.
17/ Why do we offer our food ?
For it to become spiritual. For Godís satisfaction ; by so doing material elements become spiritual elements.
18/ Why is it important to be vegetarian ?
Because the soul transmigrates from one body to another . ( You could be eating your uncle !)
19/ How many forms of life are there ?
8 400 000
20/ what is Reincarnation ?
Itís the transmigration of the soul from a body to another one.
21/ How can we stop the repetition of birth and death in different forms of life ?
We must transcend the covering of material nature and come to the platform of pure consciousness. Therefore , a human being must take advantage of the rare opportunity of human life by understanding his relationship with God and acting accordingly and then get out of the cycle of birth and death in different forms of life and go back home , back to Godhead.(Birth and death shouldnít be ; it is a compromise.)
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