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Did Prabhupada believe in Flat earth theory?

From the book which you have linked in your Question, answer depends upon what Bhagvatam says about the shape of the earth (which seems No). On page 147, the author writes: My second question to ...
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Does SB 4.25.41 give a hint to the thing that women like men who are expert in rape?

No it doesn't say so. Translation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.25.41 is as follows: O my dear hero, who in this world will not accept a husband like you? You are so famous, so magnanimous, so beautiful and ...
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Regulative principles for sex life

First of all, let me explicitly state that I assumed that you are asking about the rules & regulations that a husband and his wife should abide by.Because ,sexual activities, of any other forms ...
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Did Ramakrishna eat cow's meat during his time as a muslim?

Swami Nirantarananda in Prabuddha Bharata (October, 2006) says that Ramakrishna had developed a deep urge for consuming beef but was requested by a disciple not to eat. Sri Ramakrishna: The ...
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What is the source of "ārādhanānāṁ sarveṣāṁ viṣṇor ārādhanaṁ param" (of all methods of worship, Viṣṇu worship is the topmost)?

The verse is to be found in the Padma Purana Motilal Vol. 3 through Vol. 10, Uttarakhanda chapter 253, verses 175-179 (precisely it's verse 176 actually), page 3322. However it seems that the ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

No the two are not the same and wikipedia is actually right on this point. According to this excerpt from the Vishnu Purana they are certainly different: When the-three worlds are but one mighty ...
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Regulative principles for sex life

The question is on the premises of below verse. BG 7.11 - ... dharmāviruddho bhūteṣu kāmo ’smi bharatarṣabha ... ... I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles ... But the ...
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What Hindu Scriptures say that Universe has diameter of fifty crore yojana?

I think Prabhupada is stating diameter of Universe from this verse of Srimad Bhagvatam: एतावाळ् लोक-विन्यासो मान-लक्षण-संस्थाभिर् विचिन्तितः कविभिः स तु । पञ्चाशत्-कोटि-गणितस्य भू-गोलस्य तुरीय-भा...
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BG 14.8 - What is the source of the scriptural definition of "mode of ignorance"?

First, in his translation, Prabhupāda is trying to reach a broad foreign audience not familiar with Vedantic terms. Rather than translate ‘tamah’ as ‘mode of ignorance’ it is better to just use the ...
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Regulative principles for sex life

I agree with @iammilind that the translation of BG 7.11 you cite in your question is a bit misleading and changes the whole meaning or intent of your question. This by no means undermines Prabhupada's ...
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What is meant by hridaya or heart?

I have also wondered exactly which place is regarded as the region of heart. Because, after we have sipped during Achamana we are required to touch the seven holes of the head as well as the seat of ...
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Did Swami Chinmayananda and Srila Prabhupada ever participate in a debate against each other?

As far as I can tell, Srila Prabhupada and Swami Chinmayananda never had a debate. However Srila Prabhupada once invited Swami Chinmayananda to a debate over whether the latter was an Avatara, but ...
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What is the direct relation between Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada?

Srila Prabhupada comes in the direct line of succession of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His parampara can be found relatively easily if you search online: https://www.iskconbangalore.org/guru-parampara/ ...
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Is it true that Vivekananda never insulted anyone by taking name?

Swami Vivekananda was unhappy with Pratap Chandra Mazoomdar, the Brahmo representative who also visited Chicago, for his slanders against him as is clear from the letter given below. XVIII To Miss ...
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A question regarding the 'pranama-mantra' of 'Prabhupada'

The letters and personal conversations are more very contextual and you may just see contrary statements depending on the person and context elsewhere. Books are more authoritative than the personal ...
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SB 5.25.12 - Does bhūgolam mean earth or the universe?

It is wrongly translated. Traditional translators are often not scientific and rigorous. Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 1899 lists only earth-related senses. Note that it even cites BhP ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

According to Padma Purana too, Padma Kalpa and Varaha Kalpa both are not same. Padma Purana, Srishti Khanda, Chapter 3 - Kinds of creation: At the end of the night which is of the same measure (...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

The above answer is partially correct because Sveta Varaha kalpa can also be called Padma kalpa. A kalpa is called Padma when there is a manifestation of the universe from lotus. Sri Viswanath ...
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Is meat offered to Goddess Kali only for restricting the sense gratification of meat-eaters as Srila Prabhupada claims?

Ancient history is full of ice ages, earthquakes, tsunamis and other calamities, natural and man-made such as wars. During that time it would be difficult to find fruits, vegetables or grow grains. ...
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SB 5.25.12 - Does bhūgolam mean earth or the universe?

Earth or BhuMandal (भूमंडल) seems to be fit in this context rather than entire universe: Similar verses are there in Devi Bhagvatam: Skandha 8: Chapter 21 too: मूर्धन्यर्पितमणुवत्सहस्रमूर्ध्नो ...
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What is meant by hridaya or heart?

The cave of the heart is mentioned in many Upanishads. Realising through self-contemplation that primal God, difficult to be seen, deeply hidden, set in the cave (of the heart), dwelling in the ...
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Did Ramakrishna eat cow's meat during his time as a muslim?

Initiated by Sufi Govinda, the Master succeeded in the Sadhana Thought was immediately followed by action. The Master expressed his desire to Govinda, became initiated and engaged himself in ...
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What is the correct meaning of the verse that establishes Caitanya's divinity?

The Original Sanskrit Verse is - कृष्णवर्णं त्विषाकृष्णं साङ्गोपाङ्गास्त्रपार्षदम् । यज्ञै: सङ्कीर्तनप्रायैर्यजन्ति हि सुमेधस: ॥ ३२ ॥ I'm giving the translation from two other sources (which for ...
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Why bhagavatam is authentic for Iskcon?

Because Srimad Bhagvatam itself Declared it the Greatest and same thing is confirmed in Garud Puran, Padma Puran, Skanda Puran, Matsya Puran etc. This is also confirmed by Acharyas of all 4 ...
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A question regarding the 'pranama-mantra' of 'Prabhupada'

This is one thing I felt Sri Prabhupada was wrong in thinking. Unfortunately neither Christianity nor Islam is compatible/ or very similar in essence with Vaishnavism. In Vaishnavism you are not ...
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Is there any relation between ISKCON and Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Ashrama?

Both founders of Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Ashram (Swami B.G. Narasimha and Swami B.B. Vishnu) are initiated (dīkṣita) disciples of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON. In the ...
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Is reading Srila Prabhupada's books the same as carrying out the process of Sravanam?

Sravanam - hearing, is not the same as reading books, whether it is Prabhupada's or others. Sravanam technically refers to hearing Sri Krishna's name (during japa), hear about his glories, his leelas, ...
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Did Prabhupada believe in Flat earth theory?

Following is Śrīla Prabhupāda letter to one of His disiples where He clearly says that it appears flat but it is round. Letter to: Madhava -- Vrindaban 3 October, 1976 My dear Madhava, Please accept ...
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