Women in Vedic Culture

Question: Are women less intelligent? Answer: This is a vague question, I must say.  Intelligence is multifaceted; there are various types of intelligence. According to Howard Gardner, Professor of Education at Harvard University, there are nine types of intelligence. Similarly, according to Steven ...

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Bhagavān Is Not Biased (Part 2)

Commentary on Paramātma Sandarbha, Anuccheda 93, by Satyanarayana Dasa Śrī Jīva now responds to the second objection regarding the accusation that Bhagavān is biased. Earlier he established that Bhagavān acts only to give delight to His devotees, which seemingly implicates Him in bias. Śrī J ...

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Bhagavān Is Not Biased (Part 1)

By Satyanarayana Dasa The following article is part of Anuccheda 93 of Paramātma Sandarbha and my commentary (which will be posted next week). This anuccheda discusses the unbiased nature of Bhagavān. During the course of establishing this nature, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī also explains why there is s ...

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The Jīva’s Beginningless Nature and Bondage

The following is an excerpt from the commentary on Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī’s Tattva Sandarbha, Anuccheda 32, by Satyanarayana Dasa. The subject is the individual self (the jīva), which is distinct, conscious and subject to ignorance, and its involvement with Bhagavān’s deluding potency, māyā. ...

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Bhagavān’s Paradoxical Potency, Māyā

Excerpt from the commentary on Tattva Sandarbha, Anuccheda 33.1, by Satyanarayana Dasa: Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī has explained that Bhagavān is not contented that Māyā has to delude the jīvas; therefore Māyā feels ashamed to face the Lord. As Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī explained, Bhagavān is not ...

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