Question: To be a devotee, is it really necessary to follow Indian culture? For example, is it necessary to wear a dhotī or sari,... Read More
Question: Upon study of the Gosvāmī literature it is clear that: 1) Brāhminical initiation is only meant for children born in brāhminical families; 2)... Read More
Question: In SB 3.33.6, it is stated: tyan-nāmadheya-śravaṇānukīrtanād, yat-prahvaṇād yat-smaraṇād api kvacit śvādo ‘pi sadyaḥ savanāya kalpate, kutaḥ punas te bhagavan nu darśanāt “To... Read More
Question: Previously, was there any distinction of dress between Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the regular population in India, and for the different varnas? What did... Read More
Question: Are women less intelligent? Answer: This is a vague question, I must say. Intelligence is multifaceted; there are various types of intelligence. According... Read More
Question: Could you explain the purpose and benefits of the gurukula system and if it still has a place in modern society? What are the qualities of a proper teacher and how are they exhibited in a gurukula?Answer: In the past, when a male brahmana child was seven or eight years old, he was ...