Integrating Vedic Models into Marriage
When asked about ‘Vedic’ marriage, I never know if the question is loaded. What is a Vedic marriage?
Following is an excerpt from a letter written by Srila Prabhupada to a devotee explaining how to deal with lust. Regarding your enemy, Mr. Lust: I have noted the difficulties, but we should always remember that Krishna is stronger than any demon, and Mr. Lust, or his father or his grandfather, nobody can do anything […]
“Enough is enough! It’s been two years; I can’t take it anymore. Divorce seems the only way out. But when I think of the kids I get cold feet”. Vinay said this, his eyes brimming with tears. This is the story of my dear friend Vinay. Vinay and Reema had married 10 years ago with […]
Why should devotees be at all concerned with social issues? Shouldn’t we just speak about Kṛṣṇa and topics directly related to Kṛṣṇa consciousness? Certainly, devotional service is ultimately a purely spiritual process, yet within this world psychological and social factors undeniably influence persons who are trying to cultivate spiritual consciousness. The outlook and attitudes of […]
This is a letter by Srila Prabhupada to a married disciple explaining that both the husband and wife should be responsible toward each other or else it would be difficult for them to continue in harmony. Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated September 8, 1972, and have noted the […]
In looking for your soulmate consider your attitude; are you thinking: “I am seeking someone so that I can avoid learning the lessons of life, a partner who won’t make learn patience or tolerance, because the perfect partner is meant to make me happy without requiring any improvement or progress from me.”? If you think […]
This is a letter by Srila Prabhupada giving practical guidance to parents on how to use everything in Krishna’s service. My Dear Lalit Kumar and Jambuvati dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents carefully. You may name your daughter Mitra dasi, I […]
Samskar means “purificatory rite.” To make their child Krishna conscious, the grihastha couple joyfully imparts the Vedic samskaras, right from his/her birth and thus help the child to eventually attain the spiritual platform. It should be realized that spiritual health and hence the well-being of the human society is greatly affected by the samskaras imparted […]
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada was traveling trough Orissa with his disciples. On one day as he was coming back from Saksi Gopal’s temple, some people on the way asked for alms from the married men who accompanied Srila Prabhupada, but none of them gave anything. Srila Prabhupada, in seeing this, stopped, sat down and started to […]
Srila Prabhupada wrote: “The actual system is that the husband is Spiritual Master to his wife, but if the wife can bring her husband into practicing this process, then it is all right that the husband accepts wife as Spiritual Master. Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said that anyone who knows the science of Krishna, that person […]
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