Questions and Answers

Can I practice Krsna consciousness if I am in a monogamous homosexual relationship?

There are many ISKCON devotees with a homosexual orientation. Many years ago, ISKCON did not have such an enlightened view on the matter, but today most devotees, including leaders, are simply happy to see a person taking to Krishna consciousness.  Can I practice Krsna consciousness if I am in a monogamous homosexual relationship?

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Mother?

I present here evidence from Śāstra regarding how men address women in Vaiṣṇava/Vedic culture. I will first present the main forms of respectful address, and then give evidence that men also call non-wife women by name in Vedic culture.
1. ‘Bhadre’ is the vocative (direct address) form of bhadrā (masculine bhadra) which means: Mother?

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What does ego really mean to you? Is ego bad?

Ego is the Greek pronoun “I”, and Sanskrit aham. In the dictionary and in our culture, it has at least one negative meaning. For Freud, of course, it didn’t have any negative meanings, the ego was just a person. It does have at least one pejorative sense in our culture.  What does ego really mean to you? Is ego bad?

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The difference between false ego and self-respect

I try to be fair about it, evaluate objectively.  As far as feeling bad, if we see ourselves the way God sees us, we won’t feel bad.  If you know that you are infinitely loved, that the greatest conscious being thinks very highly of you, then you won’t feel bad.  The difference between false ego and self-respect

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H.D.Goswami