The Place of Women in the Bhakti Movement

Question:  I personally appreciate the role of women within the bhakti movement in general and within the Vaiṣṇavism in particular. But sometimes I wonder where is the living spirit of Jāhnavā Mātā, now? Currently, who is the most representative gurvī in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism? Answer: ...

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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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Spiritual Traditions in Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Question: I have done spiritual research especially on Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy for several years and would like to clarify a few things. First, are there any similarities between Vaishnavism and Vaijirayana Buddhism? I started my spiritual path with Tibetan Buddhism and see similarities. Answer ...

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Possessed by Ghosts or Vata Disturbance?

Question: Can someone be possessed by ghosts without the hysteria, wild, scary symptoms, without even knowing this? Answer: Very interesting question. Yes, the ghost can be a quiet one, not a Poltergeist. Question: But can someone be possessed by Krishna and sometimes by ghosts? Answer: No. That is ...

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Relation between Jiva and Siddha Deha – Part 2

Question: Presently, we’re studying SB 1.6.28 wherein the topic of receiving (prayujyamāne) the sidda-deha is being described by Nārada. I’ve been hearing your 1st Canto lectures as well to help our study. This topic of siddha-deha lead to many questions, given the siddha-deha is ete ...

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