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BHAKTI - YOGA

  • Introduction
  • Doubts and Belief
  • Background
  • Philosophical issues
  • Current Issues
  • Modern Science
  • Interreligious issues
  • Prerequisites for spiritual practice

  • Food
  • Intoxication
  • Money
  • Sex
  • Spiritual practice
  • Guru and disciple
  • Devotee Stories
  • Bhakti (Devotional Service)

  • Introduction

    First questions
    Prabhupada: His message of the absolute world
    Chanting Hare Krsna maha-mantra
    ISKCON
    Contacting ISKCON
    ISKCON and non-ISKCON websites
    Initiating spiritual masters in ISKCON

     


    Doubts and Belief

    Suffering
    Agnosticism and doubts
    Belief
    God
    Seeing God
    What is exactly Krsna the god of?

     

    Background


    Hinduism and Vaisnavism
    Krishna
    What is hinduism?
    Hinduism
    Vaisnavism - historical and philosophical roots
    Universal religion of bhakti
    Bhagavad-gita

     


    Philosophical issues

    The Post Secular Age
    Karma
    Karma and Handicaps
    Reincarnation in a nutshell
    Liberation
    Nirvana

     


    Current Issues

    Abortion, euthanasia
    Blood transfusion, Blood and Organ Donation
    Homosexuality
    Suicide and ghosts
    War
    Women

     


    Modern Science

    Body and identity
    Consciousness
    Science
    Ancient Radioactivity
    Evolution - the modern conception of the creation
    Dinosaurs
    Vedic Universe - Arrangement of Planets
    On God and science

     


    Interreligious issues

    Brainwashing
    Guru-sastra-sadhu
    Calling on the Name of the Lord in the Bible
    Participating in Christian service and Vaisnava temple worship
    Orthodox monks from Mount Athos and their sadhana
    Satan
    Attitude toward impersonalism
    Sri Chaitanya and other sampradayas
    Madhva
    Guide to opponents in Kali yuga
    Connections: Ancient Vedic World

    Prerequisites for spiritual practice


    Food


    Hidden Price of Meat
    Vegetarianism
    Vegetarianism in Islam
    Fasting
    Onion and Garlic
    Naivedya: Food Offered To The Lord

     


    Intoxication


    Drugs and Krsna consciousness

     


    Money


    Gambling and Investing
    Money - Source Important, Transparency

     


    Sex


    Body
    Evil thoughts and lust
    Eight Aspects of Brahmacarya

     


    Spiritual practice


    Ajnata Sukrti
    Changing one's life
    Vedic Personality Inventory (testing one's gunas)
    Eight Types of Prajalpa
    Sleep
    Speculation
    Artha and Kama vs. Yoga
    Charity
    Chanting
    Japa and Japamala
    Offenseless chanting
    Bhakti
    Devotional Service - 81 Types
    Caranamrta: Water from the Feet of the Lord
    Vaisnava aparadha
    Secret of Krsna consciousness
    When Krsna is pleased, sin becomes dharma
    Lord's protection from disease and death
    NAMA HATTA - Congregation of ISKCON

     


    Guru and disciple

    Devotee
    Sincerity
    How to Become Humble
    Repentance
    Searching for a guru
    What is a Disciple?
    Expert (daksa)
    Diksa
    Guru-sastra-sadhu
    Dealing with gurus having problems or falling down
    Preaching
    Svarupa

     

    Devotee Stories


    Srila Prabhupada Touches People's Hearts (Gauri Das)
    Picture of Srila Prabhupada (Radha Raman Das)
    Mother Leaving Her Body (Indradyumna Swami)
    Mother Leaving Her Body
    KGB Speaks Out (Karma-jna Das)
    Protection on the road: London guide
    Do you know Gauranga Mahaprabhu?
    Krsna and Devotee - "I carried you"
    Don't come with chemicals!
    Protection by Lord Nrsimhadeva

    Bhakti (Devotional Service)

    krsna-tattva, bhakti-tattva, prema-tattva sara
    bhava-tattva, rasa-tattva, lila-tattva ara

    "Krsna consciousness means understanding the truth of Krsna, the truth of devotional service, the truth of love of Godhead, the truth of emotional ecstasy, the truth of transcendental mellows and the truth of the pastimes of the Lord." (CC 2.25.265)

    Panca Samskara: The Process of Initiation

    Vaidhi Sadhana

    Harinama: Holy Name of the Lord
    Karma, jnana and yoga ineffective in Kali-yuga
    The holy name is both the means and the end
    The spiritual identity of the holy name
    Two kinds of the holy name
    Three levels of chanting
    The pure name and namabhasa: different results
    Vyavadhana or 'disruption' causes offense (aparadha)
    Overcoming namabhasa and attaining prema
    Only the faithful are eligible to chant the omnipotent holy name

    Types of prayers

    holyname-japa_program_DOS.zip (a simple DOS japa-chanting software ;)
    Hare Krishna Handbook
    Introductory Handbook for Krsna Consciousness
    Bhakta Program (two versions)
    Vaishnava Etiquette Manual (Radhanatha M., .pdf)
    Bhakti vriksha manual (en)

    ISKCON Bhakta Programs in Europe, in English language:

    Radhadesh, Belgium, 3 months, 300 Euro
    Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, 3 months, 150 GBP

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