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Brahman and Jivas

Question: My understanding is that on a superior level of analysis, Brahman is made of persons: Jivas, like light is made of photons. Am I right? Answer: No, Brahman is not made of jivas. Jivas are the tatastha sakti of Bhagavan and Brahman is Bhagavan with unmanifest qualities. Moreover, Brahman has no parts. If it were made of jivas, it would have parts in it.

Questions about Jñāna and its Relation to the Self

Question: I read the article on jñāna on your website and have some questions: What is the difference between self-luminous and self-conscious? Answer: Self-luminous means an object which does not need the help of another luminous object to see it or perceive it. For example, a burning candle is self-luminous because you do not need another burning candle or light source to see it. However a book or table is not self-luminous because you need a light source to see it.

Practices of Raganuga Bhakti

Question: Eight years ago, by his mercy my guru Pandita Ananta das Babaji Maharaja informed me about my siddha deha (ekadash bhava). Gradually I came to understand that raganuga bhakti is not possible to practice unless and until one receives siddha pranali. Many devotees take initiation but they do not know about this fact ...

Questions on Bhakti

Upanishads and Kamasutra Question: The Upanishads state that everything is a sacrifice – including the sex act in which woman’s sexual organs are seen...   Read More

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 3

Continuation of a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Another one of God’s most important characteristics is that He has inconceivable power....   Read More

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 2

Continuation of a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Every morning, Krishna’s mother Yashoda used to make butter from milk. She heated...   Read More

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 1

The following is an excerpt from a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Part I Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji: We accept some kind...   Read More

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