Krishna Upasaka (Level 4)
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Upasaka
I will fulfill the following standards of devotional service and I shall receive the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Govinda and Srila Prabhupada to practice Krishna Consciousness as a Upasaka:

1. I will chant twelve to sixteen rounds of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra everyday.

2. I will worship Tulasi Devi on a day-to-day basis.

3. I will accept the acharyas in the Gaudiya Parampara.

4. I will observe fasting for the appearance and disappearance of the previous acharyas as given in the Vaishnava Calendar.

5. I will observe fasting for the appearance days of the Lord as given in the Vaishnava Calendar.

Books to Read

1. Science of Self realization chapter 4 - 5

2. Bhagavad Gita As It Is chapter 7 -12

3. Recommended – Krishna book

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Your Teacher's Name *
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How Often do you attend classes at the temple (Including Online)? *
How many online classes do you attend every month? (Name The Classes) *
How many rounds of Hare Krishna maha mantra do you chant every day? *
How long does it take to chant your rounds? *
When do you chant most of your rounds? *
Where do you chant most of your rounds? *
List all the books of Srila Prabhupada that you have read and indicate against each book whether you have read fully or partially. *
Do you accept Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead? *
Why do you accept Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead *
What is the position of Devatas? Name a few. *
Are you willing to do devotional service in ISKCON on special days and Sundays? *
Are you a vegetarian? (Tick the correct alternative) *
According to the shastras, how does one see womenother than one's wife? *
Which of the following Deities or pictures do youworship on your altar? *
Describe the process of offering foodstuffs to the Lord.Write the mantras you chant. *
Do you observe fasting on Ekadashi and other festivaldays as recommended in the Vaishnava calendar? *
What are the forbidden food items on Ekadashi days? *
What time do you rise in the morning? *
Do you worship Tulasi everyday? *
Do you water Tulasi plant everyday? *
Do you circumambulate Tulasi at least three timesevery day? *
Do you know the prayers that we chant beforehonoring Prasadam?a. Yesb. Noc. I will learn soon *
Write the Pancha Tattva mantra below: *
What are the four pillars of dharma? State what sinfulactivity destroys each of them. *
Explain the difference between the body and the self? *
Describe your service connected to the temple on aregular basis. *
List the Ten offenses to be avoided against the HolyName. *
Do you avoid the following ?
Onion / Garlic *
Coffee / Tea *
Cakes / Ice Creams with Eggs *
Paan *
Do you avoid the following? *
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Questions on The Science of Self Realization Chapter 4 and 5:
What do you mean by Absolute truth? Explain the threeaspects of the absolute truth. *
What are special and ordinary respects? When do youapply them? *
Is soul present in the animals/ plants? Isn’t killing a plantsinful? How does one avoid the sin of killing plants? *
What are differences between atma and paramatma ? *
What are the different processes of self realization inthe four Yugas? What is recommended in the age of Kali? *
What is an Avatara? Is Sri Krishna Caitanya, an Avatara? *
What perfections can a yogi achieve? Is practicingKrishna Consciousness beyond this perfection? *
Who all share the karmic reactions of killing an animal? *
Write the meaning of the first 6 prayers of SriSikshastaka? *
Questions on Bhagavad Gita As It Is chapter 7 to 12:
Referring chapter 7, describe the "purusa avataras"? *
How does Lord Caitanya's philosophy of "acintya bhedaabheda” resolve the apparent conflict betweenpersonalism and impersonalism? *
Describe, "mudha," "naradhama," "mayayapahrtajnana," and "asurim bhavam asritah." *
How is it possible to remember the Lord at death? *
"The life of Brahma seems fantastic and interminable,but from the viewpoint of eternity it is as brief as alightning flash." Explain. *
Describe a "mahatma." Give examples *
Explain, how one engaged in the devotional service to Krsna has already performed all the sacrifices? *
How does Krsna help the less intelligent devotee? *
Name and define the two kinds of expansions of theLord. *
Explain the significance of the word "nimitta matram." *
List two reasons why bhakti is superior to the practiceof meditating on the impersonal. *
Name and explain 10 qualities of a devotee mentionedin the final section of chapter 12. *
Why a spiritual master must be connected with Krsna? *
Explain the word "asamaurdhva." Who can be like this? *
List and explain any Ten Opulences of the SupremePersonality of Godhead of your choice. *
How is a devotee purified of any accidental faults? *
Give reasons why Krsna calls this spiritual knowledge"raja vidya" and "raja guhyam." *
There are auspicious and inauspicious times forquitting a body for a yogi. How do the devotees preparefor leaving their bodies? *
Explain the analogy of the "sun and the cloud." *
Why can't the demigods infuse the living entities withan affinity for worshipping them? *
Describe the differences between demigod worshipand devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. *
Are there any questions or doubts that you have in the previous chapters of Bhagavad Gita or Science of Self Realization? *
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