Bhagavatam Historiography

Bhagavatam Historiography

Question: Could it be considered that the ācāryas composed a ‘mythic’ (pseudo-historical) narrative, to present a set of esoteric teachings that were their main concern? In the first book of Sanātana Gosvāmī’s Bṛhad-Bhāgavatamṛta, he ‘composes’ a genealogy for ...

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Bhakti-tirtha – A Review of the First Semester

Bhakti-tirtha – A Review of the First Semester

The first semester of the Jiva Bhakti-tirtha course has been successfully completed. Babaji started this program in the autumn of 2016 with around 30 students from different parts of the world. The goal of this five-year course is to get a thorough understanding of the philosophy of Sri Caitanya Mah ...

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY – DYING

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY – DYING

QUESTION My grandfather has lived a long life but is having problems letting go of the body. He is filled with fear and I try to ease him by talking to him and reading to him. I have shared my thoughts with him on ego, purusha and prakruti. He’s approaching the end and is in great […]

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Varnashrama Dharma in Modern Context

Varnashrama Dharma in Modern Context

Question: I would like to ask you about particular question about Varnashrama Dharma. I found myself this topic is struggling in some parts, so please Babaji give me some light on this. As far as I know, civilized humans have four primarily natures, and they are attributed by certain qualities each ...

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My Visit to Jiva Institute

My Visit to Jiva Institute

My name is Hemal P. Trivedi and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University finishing a Masters in Religious Studies with a specialization in Indian philosophy. From September 2016 to January 2017, I had the honor of living at Jīva Institute while completing my third semester and applying to Ph.D ...

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