Q: We are said to adjust ourselves to the environment. How to deal with such things as conscription (or compulsory military service)? - You have to obey and, at the same time, you may have to go against the non-violence principle. — Depending on how strong is your faith. Krishna consciousness is the priority – it will dictate the course to follow. — Rupa and Sanatana waiting for Mahaprabhu to “evolve” into a devotee. — Temporarily you may accept an undesirable position, anticipating becoming an exclusive servitor. — “Jadi Gaura na ho’to” of Vasudev Ghosh: Mahaprabhu came to spend the glories of Srimati Radharani; if He did not come — how could we live? — Just in anticipation. — Krishna consciousness is the reality, everything else is just trash.
(25:12) — Q: Is the best offering you can make to your Guru to bring him new people for initiation? Are you, kind of, responsible for those whom you brought into some connection with Krishna consciousness? — To extend spiritual knowledge to others is the best thing to do. — Value of the gift of Sri Guru. — The real purpose of Vamanadev is to get the heart of Bali Maharaj (self-giving). — Offer yourself as an instrument. — Everyone has some unique contribution to make. — Pure devotion can attract Krishna. That can happen just under the guidance, influence, inspiration. — We want to be under Srimati Radharani’s guidance.
(46:07) Q: What is the significance of “Dasa-mula-tattva” by Bhaktivinod Thakur? — Summary of Sri Chaitanya Dev and Goswamis’ teachings.
(48:16) Q: If God controls everything then why is there evil in this world? If God is kind — why do we suffer? — Exercising your free will in the world of action and reaction, God is not interfering. — Freedom: right to do wrong. — Suffering helps to achieve a certain level of purity. — When one has taken shelter of the Lord and His devotees, obstacles can be seen as something worshipable. — Is Krishna against me or for me? — Compassion may not come in a way that you think. — Bhakti-yoga practice: sweet balls and other stuff. — Krishna — ocean of compassion. — Mahaprabhu’s uncontrolled senses.