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Username:          Gyanishwar Haridev Gareeb
                    28 Mar 2006

Hare Krishna
I have difficulty in trying to meditate or concentrate .
Please can you help?

Editor's reply:
Dear Gyanishwar Haridev Gareeb,

Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Here are some suggestions on how to meditate and concentrate better.
Do your meditation early in the morning before sunrise. This time is the most auspicious for spiritual progress because it is very quiet and peaceful at this time, and the mind is the most alert and rested (of course, you should go to bed early enough to get sufficient rest)
Have a special place reserved just for your meditation... a spiritually potent place with pictures of Radha and Krishna, the spiritual master and other saintly personalities.
According to the Vedas, the Kali Santarana Upanishad, of all the forms of meditation in this Age of Quarrel and Hypocrisy, the best is the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord, specifically the Maha Mantra
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama  Hare Hare
By the regular recitation of this mantra, out loud or silently, the mind becomes peaceful and serene.
Is this helpful?
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari,
Username:          Shailesh Sharma
                    11 Mar 2006


What is meaning of love in world perspective and Indian perspective (As per Indian Vedanta Culture)?

Editor's reply:

Dear Shailesh Sharma,

Hare Krishna,
There are 2 kinds of love, material and spiritual.
Love in the material world is based on the idea that we are the body, and therefore love means to care for and please the body and the senses, either our own body or the body of our family and loved ones. This love is temporary and not very satisfying.
Love in the spiritual world is based on the idea that we are eternal spirit souls, part and parcel of the Supreme Spirit. By awakening our spiritual eternal love for the Supreme Soul and all the other eternal souls, we experience an eternally growing sense of well-being and happiness.
In this Age of Quarrel, Kali Yuga, the recommended method of awakening our spiritual love is Hari Nama, chanting the Names of God, specifically the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
If you are interested, I can send you the different shlokas from the Vedas that confirm these statements.
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari
Username:          Ramesh Mamtora
                     25 Feb 2006


Is it possible to read this in Gujarati or Hindi because I don't have knowledge more in english just I can understand. So if it is possible please arrange in above mentioned language.

Thank you, Ramesh.

Editor's reply:

Dear Ramesh Mamtora

Hare Krishna! Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Thank you for visiting the site of His Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari.
Unfortunately, at this time, the site is only in English and translated some into French.
I'm sorry that we are not able to accomodate your need for this information to be presented in Gujarat or Hindi. Perhaps someone can translate for you?
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari
Username:          Maria Moreno
                     20 Feb 2006


I would like to receive the lectures from selfrealization on line. Thank you!

Editor's reply:

Dear Maria Moreno,

Hare Krishna! Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva!
You can go to the following lecture page and download to your computer up to 150 lectures given last year on Self-Realisation by His Grace Sankarshan Das Gurudeva.
Click on this link and it will take you there:
Once there right click on any of the blue titles and it will start downloading that lecture to your computer. Pay attention to which folder it is saved on your computer so you can find it later. What I do is I have a special folder just for these lectures.
If you have any problems, let me know and I will try to help you.
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari,
Username:          JAMEL BAROUDY
                    20 Feb 2006



Editor's reply:

Dear Jamel Baroudy,

Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
The offering of prayers is described by great authorities in Vedic wisdom as being one of the nine processes of devotional service, beginning with hearing, chanting, remembering topics about Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
There are many many prayers composed by the saintly devotees of the Lord, and one should learn them and recite them regularly.
Of course, the main prayer that is recommended in the scriptures for this age of Kali, is the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, or the great chant for deliverance:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
It is said that there is no hard and fast rule for chanting this prayer, either out loud or softly, together with many people or alone, in private or in public, and at any time of the day or night. Hare refers to the Spiritual Energy of God, and Krishna and Rama are different names of God in the Sanskrit language. The prayer simply means "O Energy of God, O God, please engage me in Your service."
Besides this, there are thousands of powerful prayers to the Lord and His devotees to obtain spiritual benedictions. The Bhagavad-gita, the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Caitanya-Caritamrita are full of such superexcellent prayers.
You can read these books online at
or order them from
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari


Username:         Gabriel Seeraj
Date:                     31 Jan 2006
has the word 'thought' instead of 'though'

"Because even thought there are these many gods there are millions of
them! a"

Editor's note: Thank you very much, Gabriel Seeraj, for pointing out this error. We need all the help we can get to clear up our faults. The error has been corrected. Sincerely, PBd

Username:         Dilesh P
Date:             28 Jan 2006

Thank you for doing such a great sevice to humanity/Mankind.Keep it up.
Dilesh P

Username:         Sita Pisapati
Date:             17 Jan 2006

Respected Prabhuji and Mataji,

PAMHO, All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Thank you for giving all the lectures online so that less fortunate
people like me can take advantage of it and try to become Krishna

Hare Krishna!

Username:         Sjef
Date:             15 Jan 2006

I also wish to pour out my many thanks to you.I am so pleased with
this wonderful website which expresses so much love to the devotee. I am
listening to all your lectures step by step by downloading on my Mp3
player and hoping so to make a little advance forward to what I want.
Thank you again

Username:         Prashant kumar
Date:             03 Jan 2006

dear prabhuji / Mataji,
very happy to see such a informative website.
thank you

Username:         Randy Helsdon
Date:             12 Dec 2005

I wish to pour out my many thanks to you blessed souls and especially 
to our wonderful teacher Adhikari. I have been a lost soul for much time 
and continue to be one. It is such a struggle to avoid all of the 
pitfalls this world puts in our way. Money, job, family worries can consume 
us. I have a real problem with guilt over past mistakes. These feelings 
are so powerful as to cloud over all real sight. Thank you for the daily 
thoughts to help push me back to proper thoughts. Bless you all for 
your devotion and your love for us all out here, struggling to love the 
Lord properly.

Username:         Bruce Gatten
Date:             04 Nov 2005

I have just now found your web-site and it looks very nice; I would
like to ask if you have any online correspondence courses as, being an
uninitiated devotee and beginning to read Srimad Bhagavatam from the
beginning (hopefully to the end) I am sure there will be many questions (I
hope not too foolish) which I may wish to ask...Can you tell me how much
the course will cost, etc.  Please contact me at your convenience; I
don't know how I can be of service to Guru and Gauranga, as I don't live
in a temple and have little face-to-face contact with the devotees of
Caitanya Mahaprabhu, all glories to them and Srila Prabhupada!  Thank
you and Hare Krsna!

Editor: Visit the
Services page to sign up for the free correspondence course and daily emails from Srila Sankarshan Gurudeva.

Username:         Muraleedharan. K.V.
Date:             25 Oct 2005

This is my first viewing of your website.  It is very very informative
and is helpful for the devotees of Lord Krsna for their spiritual

Username:         Bhakta Michael
Date:             22 Oct 2005

I have enjoyed your e-mails for a long time now and you have answered
several questions for me.  I have been looking for a Sanskrit-English
dictionary that has Sanskrit words in a phonetic spelling.  All the
dictionaries I have found have the Sanskrit in written Sanskrit form.  Do
you know where I can find one, I want to be able to look up words like
"namo", "bhagavate", etc.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hare Krsna,
Bhakta Michael


I don't think they are yet publishing a Sanskrit-English dictionary that uses roman transliteration of the Sanskrit words.What I do when I want to look up the meaning of a word is to turn to my copy of Vedabase and do a query on the Sanskrit word and I see all the ways the word is used in Srila Prabhupada's books. Do you have a copy of the Bhaktivedanta Vedabase? It is available at the Bhaktivedanta Archives... or you can order it directly from Srila Sankarshan Gurudeva's online store at

Username:         Veerendra Ekbote
Date:             02 Oct 2005

Glories to Guru and Gauranga,
I am Veerendra mailing from Mumbai. His holiness Shri Shankarhan Das
Adhikari is coming to Mumbai around November 17. It is my deepest wish to
meet him in person, is he coming to RadhaGopinath Temple, Mumbai? I will
surely attend all the sunday lectures in the month of Oct, Nov and Dec.
The nectearean words of a Guru while he is giving discourses face to
face is the greatest spiritual gift one can have.
Yours truly,

Username:         Jim Mallory
Date:             25 Sep 2005

Having had the opportunity to read your newsletter over the past few
months, I'm very interested in taking more proactive steps into the
spiritual life you so elegantly describe. Please tell me more about the
steps I should now take.

Editor: You can contact your nearest temple for details on their devotional programs. For a complete worldwide list of ISKCON temples, visit You can also read Srila Prabhupada's books on Krishna Consciousness available at and chant Hare Krishna on Japa beads, also available from the online store.

Username:         karla shantal hernandez jaramillo
Date:             23 Sep 2005

Hi, my name is Karla and I am so into The Lord Krishna, please send me 
any information 
Sai Ram 
Username:         Geeta R.Trivedi,M.DRajendra M.Trivedi,M.D.
Date:             23 Sep 2005

Are you working as Iskcon Guru Like Niranjana Maharaja?
Keep serving with Mother Our Guru Maharajee and Help living on different
land and culture of nation that Krishnam Vande Jagatguru
With warm regards.
Geeta Rajendra Trivedi
Rajendra Mulshanker Trivedi
Username:         BrendaLee  Riley
Date:             22 Sep 2005

I seek spiritual perfection.  Is this possible?  I long to see God

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Username:         Dr.Rita Dutt
Date:             07 Sep 2005

full of peace giving thoughts, spreading love of Krishna. One can
actually feel that love, devotion and surrender at the Holy feet of Gurudeva
and Sri Krishna.
Username:         Patricia Mace
Date:             01 Sep 2005

How can I get thought of the day emailed to me?
Hare Krishna!

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Username:         palak sharda
Date:             30 Aug 2005

hare krishna,
             myself palak sharda from jalandhar,punjab,india.i just
want to ask if i wish to be a lifetime member of isckon society then how
is it possible?i beleive in krishna alot and i want to be one of you all
so that i can achieve my god.please do mail me back and tell me the
procedure of how to be the member of isckon society of india.i'll be very
thankfull to you if you mail me back with all the details of the things
asked above.
                          hare krishna
                          palak sharda

Editor: Contact your nearest temple for details on Life Membership programs. For a complete worldwide list of ISKCON temples, visit

Username:         Veerendra Ekbote
Date:             29 Aug 2005

Resp Adhikariji,
I am Veerendra Ekbote from Mumbai, India. I have been enlisted for
"Thought for the day" since Jan, 2005 and is getting lot of nice emails from
your side. I have a question because once I had a question which I had
emailed on your question email address but I think u didn't receive it.
   My question - Is Vishnu consciousness and Krishna consciousness are on
the same level because many  Indians  consider Krishna as 8th
incarnation of Vishnu but you preach that Krishna is above Vishnu. People
consider Krishna as a incarnation of Vishnu but you preach Krishna is unborn. I
know Krishna is eternally existing but for the general public I need
this clarification.
Hari Bol
Username:         Yogesh Samant
Date:             14 Aug 2005

I found your site very nice. I am interested in daily discussion on
Lord Krishna, devotional service to him, purification of heart etc. Can
you help me in this regard. How I can contribute to your activities ?

Editor: You can contact your nearest temple for details on their devotional programs. For a complete worldwide list of ISKCON temples, visit You can also read Srila Prabhupada's books on Krishna Consciousness available at and chant Hare Krishna on Japa beads, also available from the online store.

Username:         SHUBHRA ROY
Date:             07 Aug 2005

I am extreamely overwhelmed to read about this ultimate soul of spiritual world.
and extreamely willing to join the course without any delay.
With Kind regards,
Mrs. S. Roy

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