Questions On... Family Life, Family Members
Pages in category "Questions On... Family Life, Family Members"
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- Are your followers encouraged to visit with their... (all family members, children, husband, wife, they are present there. How do you say it is against family? Wrong criticism)?
- As a mother loves the child in pure love, does that help her to also find the pure love in the spiritual world?
- At what point is a householder to know when he should leave his family or her family?
- But if they're committing so many sinful activities, murdering their father and like this, then how will they get to that stage of being able to approach Krsna consciousness?
- But if you're actually followers of God, then why are you breaking up the families? Shouldn't you have love for everyone?
- But people are objecting that: If we cannot get divorced, then we are forced to live with each other even if we hate each other
- But the question comes up that you have given a vow against fire at the time of marriage that the husband will look after the wife and the family. Then how does that fit in when you leave the family all of a sudden?
- Did you say that having a family necessarily interferes with Krsna consciousness?
- Do the living entities who are born from perspiration require a mother and father?
- Do you think it is possible, for instance, to have the husband being involved in this movement and not his wife?
- Do you think that my father is in any way different in his parentage of me from God in His parentage of me?
- Does one have to leave one's family? I think everybody lives in the temple, don't they?
- Does she (Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mother) give Him her blessing finally?
- Does that (love towards relatives is also bondage) mean you should not love your parents?
- Does that mean he (a dedicated disciple) must give up his family, and come and live here?
- How about love towards relatives? They say, "Love your parents," or "Love your wife and children." Isn't that also bondage?
- How about serving the parents?
- How can any materialist manage more than a few wives without divorce?
- How could father feed even the child (they say they may become pregnant and have children, but the men should take care of the children, equally... They get milk from the mother, not from the father)?
- I got a telegram from family in Manipur saying that the grandfather expired, and so they want me come back for few days to do the ceremonial rites. So do you think shall I go for a few days, Srila Prabhupada?
- I have a question, Srila Prabhupada. At what point is a householder to know when he should leave his family or her family?
- I know some of the devotees have had to sever relationships, so to speak, with their material world parents, and it gives them some degree of grief, because their parents don't understand. Now what do you tell them to kind of make this easier?
- I'll be getting married the end of this summer... And the devotees say that the householders only have sex to conceive a child. And I cannot picture myself at all in such a position, and... What kind of sex life can one lead, living in the material world?
- If a man reaches his maturity of years and leaves a western school, and he has the words which say "Know thyself," may he reject his family ties?
- If somebody's son comes to us to become devotee, I have experienced, the father and mother immediately come: "Oh, Swamiji, what you are doing?" But his son becomes hippie - he will tolerate
- If the parents are good, then there is a remarkable possibility that the children may have a chance to be. Is that not true?
- If, say, the husband is not present, then the oldest son is supposed to be in charge and he is a brahmacari, in what way is the mother cared for?
- In America, supposing a householder family pays for a room in our temple building. So they can have their sex life and family life?
- Is it (there is no love in this world. That is illusion) like service to parents without expecting anything from them because they have raised you, they have...?
- Is it better for grhasthas to be self-supporting and living outside the temple? Like somebody working all day and following the regulative principles?
- Is it possible to live a household life and at the same time a spiritual life?
- Is it the nature of the Kali-yuga that mother and father always separate? Is it the nature of the Kali-yuga that this family separation is always happening?
- Is there a spiritual planet where Krsna plays the part of one's father?
- Same, they (the child and the father) are different people aren't they?
- Separate quarters in the apartment. And the husband would not see his wife during the day?
- She (whose husband is not at home) won't take bath?
- She can keep him and teach him all the time? Until he's older and so on (he complained that "My boy is not being properly..." So I said that "You teach your son")?
- She must become dependent on her son because her husband would ideally become a sannyasi. Is that...?
- She's (Mrs.Marchand) asking that since in these Western countries the families are so broken up and the women sometimes cannot find a qualified husband, what should she do?
- So is this (separate quarters in the apartment and the husband would not see his wife during the day) the standard we should develop in our movement?
- So sometimes the attachment (so the Vaisnava son sometimes thinks of the father and mother. So they are getting the benefit) is beneficial, then?
- So then how we can let them live together, man and woman?
- So when they are grhastha, they make advancement?
- Srila Prabhupada, in your society, if sometimes householder devotee, they do very big, big job, I mean they are advanced then?
- Srila Prabhupada, what is the responsibility of some person towards the father who has given the material body to him?
- Supposing half of those men that are in our movement are householders. Would it not be more beneficial that everyone engages in preaching work, or is that impractical?
- Swamiji, could you speak a bit about the proper attitude of the child towards the father? Is it one of fear, respect, love?
- Swamiji, I get two thoughts. Number one: having acquired a family, I am willing to renounce, but would I not be running away from the responsibility, in the name of Lord Krsna, for the bringing up and educating the children?
- What about (being "subordinate to the man" for) women who do not have children?
- What about the grhastha's duty toward his family, like looking after his family and children?
- What about the idea that "You do not have to move into a temple, give up your family and everything, but you can actually chant Hare Krsna in your own home," that idea that "It is available to you..."?
- What can an ordinary man do? I mean the Krsna consciousness movement involves shaving the head and wearing the saffron robe. What can the man who is caught up in family life do?
- What is the correct sexual etiquette for a strict Grhastha; and what is spiritual family planning?
- What is the easiest method of attaining moksa while in family life?
- What kind of liberation does the family of a pure devotee get?
- What should I do if I'd like to preach more and become free from my family entanglements?
- When householder women raise their children in Krsna consciousness, this seems to be an indirect service for Krsna, or is raising children and just having the household function, is that enough service?
- Where do they send that (pregnant) mother?... If the man sends the woman away, where does she...?
- Who was Jesus's father?
- Why does that (identical twins born together) happen, if there are two brothers who are identically looking the same in features?
- Why would someone who is not Krsna conscious have one hundred children? For example, why would someone like Dhrtarastra, who is not particularly Krsna conscious...?
- Would it not be better for them to leave the father and devote their status, instead, to the Lord?