Neither Religion Nor Irreligion


Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

A class given by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja in Murwillumbah, Australia, January 20, 2000

na dharmam nadharmam sruti-gana niruktam kila kuru
vraje radha-krsna pracura-paricaryam iha tanu
saci-sunum nandisvara-pati-sutatve guru-varam
mukunda-presthatve smara param ajasram nanu manah

Do you know the meaning? (To devotee) You should read the meaning, and then I will explain. (To all) You should be like this. Please hear carefully – it will give you strength in the process for chanting hari nama ( so very soon you will have taste in chanting. Don't weep for problems. Don't. Chant, and all problems will go by your service to gurudeva and Krishna. This is the remedy. Weep for Krishna, lament for Krishna. Go on.


Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speaking

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speaking

What are the Vedas?
A lecture by His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Ladies and gentlemen, today’s subject matter is the teachings of the Vedas. What are the Vedas?

The Sanskrit verbal root of veda can be interpreted variously, but the purpose is finally one. Veda means knowledge. Any knowledge you accept is veda, for the teachings of the Vedas are the original knowledge. In the conditioned state, our knowledge is subjected to many deficiencies. The difference between a conditioned soul and a liberated soul is that the conditioned soul has four kinds of defects.


George Harrison and Spiritual Master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

George Harrison and Spiritual Master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Hare Krishna in popular culture

In Music
After coming in contact with the Hare Krishnas in 1969, some of the Beatles took an interest in the movement. This interest is reflected in songs recorded by the band and its members.
The Hare Krishna mantra can be heard sung by George Harrison in the backing vocals of his song "My Sweet Lord" (1970) meaning

Holy Talks of the Supreme Lord

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada


 By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja

The derivative meaning of maya is 'what is measurable.' Bhagavan is the Lord of maya; (Illusion)
He cannot be measured. Where there is attempt to measure God, there is maya and not God.


As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.

As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood
to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death.
The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.

One should pray to the Lord to be able to chant His holy name at the time of death:

[The priests at King Nabhi's sacrifice to Lord Visnu]: Dear Lord, we may not be able to remember Your name, form and qualities, due to stumbling, hunger, falling down, yawning or being in a miserable diseased condition at the time of death when there is a high fever. We therefore pray unto You, O Lord, for You are very affectionate to Your devotees. Please help us remember You and utter Your holy names, attributes and activities, which can dispel all the reactions of our sinful lives.

The real success in life is ante narayana−smrtih−remembering the holy name, attributes, activities and form of the Lord at the time of death. Although we may be engaged in the Lord's devotional service in the temple, material conditions are so tough and inevitable that we may forget the Lord at the time of death due to a diseased condition or mental derangement. Therefore we should pray to the Lord to be able to remember His lotus feet without fail at the time of death, when we are in such a precarious condition.

- Srimad Bhagavatam 5.3.12

The Meaning Of Life

So what is the meaning of life?
Wisdom says that the meaning of life is to relish joy and bliss – to be happy. In the Vedanta-sutra there is an aphorism, anandamayo 'bhyasat
"By nature the



Hare Krishna, we have changed our program schedule, which now includes Lincoln.


In the following section we will examine what the sastras have to say about karma; and in what way if any, a devotee of God is under the influence of his past karma.


In the ancient Mediterranean world there was a long standing philosophical battle between Fatalists and proponents of Freewill. It would be inappropriate to discuss their viewpoints, but suffice it to say that such a controversy clearly indicates an imperfect understanding of the law of karma. Life is essentially an interplay of both fate and freewill where our fate is simply the reaction to our previous exercise of freewill. At every point in time we find ourselves in different environments which present different options for us to choose from. We have the freedom to choose "a" or "b," but once we have made the choice, we don't have the freedom to accept or reject the reactions to our choice. We have to accept! The reaction may be instantaneous or it may take many lifetimes before it fructifies.

Scientist Disagrees With Darwin

Research scientist Dr Donald L Ewert, a research microbiologist, disagrees with Darwin. Listen to his reasons here



Our Next Program Is On Sunday the 20th January In Grimsby

Hare Krishna, we are having a nice program at The Louise Healing Centre at No 47 Newmarketstreet Grimsby, on Sunday the 20th January at 5.00pm, with lots of  bhajan and kirtan (Life traditional Indian music) and deep  meditation. There will be Arti (offerings of light) and lovely prasadam, sanctified vegetarian food offered with love and devotion to Lord Krishna. We are going to have a nice wonderful day, singing and chanting Hare Krishna together and talking about this great philosophy. Come and invite those who you think might like Krishna Consciousness to. Your visit is completely non committal and no one is putting you on the spot,  just bring yourself the way you are, relax and enjoy the atmosphere like we do. Entrance is free and we finish at about 7.00pm.

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