Chanting the Name

Question: Cakravarti Thakur writes: “Even so, the Yamadutas, the messengers of Yamaraj, are powerless to attack anyone who chant the Holy Name, even offenders, for the Bhagavatam says, “[These devotees] do not see Yama’s noose-bearing servants even in their dreams, for they are free from ...

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Sri Caitanya – His Initation, Associates and Mood

Sri Caitanya’s Initiation Question: I had a question regarding Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s initiation. Some friends and I were talking about His pastimes and wondering why Mahaprabhu took sannyasa initiation from Keshava Bharati, even though he was against Mayavadi philosophy? If you could please ...

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Free Will and Conditioned Will

Question: You have mentioned about our free will and to exercise it properly we have our scriptures. Now my question is how far can this free will act? Is it upon us/ our will to accept and follow the Scriptures (without  Bhagavan’s will) and became a bhakta OR with Bhagavan’s will only ...

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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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