The Purpose behind Storytelling in the Bhagavatam

Question:  I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was Krsna’s parrot in his last life, and in this life he was a brahman-realized person. How is one to understand this, if he’s an eternal associate of the Lord? Is this a lila or something else? Answer: There are various types of stories related to Sukad ...

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Madhvacarya’s Line, Vedanta’s View of Reality, God’s Energies

Question: Is it true that Madhvacarya is coming in the disciplic line of Sankara and that upon reading the Bhagavata he changed his allegiance to the Vaishnava school? In Manimanjari, the hagiological work of the Sanakadis, it is stated that his lineage is traced to the Suddha-Vaishnavas.

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Bhakti without Guru

Question: I understand that there are different types of bhakti. If a person practices bhakti without a guru according to the rules of vaidhi and focuses on activities which are in themselves bhakti, such as worship and chanting the Lord’s Names, then it seems that this person can make some pr ...

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Dhama Tattva

Question: I have a question about the holy dhama of the Lord. When the Lord descends to this world, He also manifests His eternal abode, associates, etc. After the disappearance of the Lord and His associates from the vision of the people, the dhama of the Lord still remains manifest to the people o ...

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Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Question: My question has a few parts to it and ultimately it is about the nature of studying one’s own mind and inclinations. Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that tattva bhrama (misconception about the Absolute Reality) is an anartha, since anarthas are impediments on the devotional path, presumabl ...

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