Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Envy Among Devotees

Below is a section of Prīti Sandarbha (Anucchedas 287 and 288, along with my commentary) where Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī speaks about envy in perfected...   Read More

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...   Read More

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....   Read More

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...   Read More

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...   Read More

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 contented that Māyā has to delude the jīvas; therefore Māyā feels ashamed to face the Lord. One may ask, “If the Lord is all-powerful, why does He not intervene?”

Pride is the Opposite of Love – So Keep Quiet

The psychology of materialists is quite opposite the psychology of spiritualists. This is why materialistic people cannot understand the minds of spiritualists –vaiṣṇavera kriyā-mudrā vijṣeha nā bujhaya.

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