Sandarbhas

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (6)

Anuccheda 159 Offenses slacken Bhakti Similarly, the elephant Gajendra, during his stage of sensual engagement, is an example of a devotee who became absorbed in...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (5)

Anuccheda 157 Offenses Make One Materially Oriented We will now discuss the third effect of aparādha—namely, absorption in other objects that erode one’s faith...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (4)

Anuccheda 155 Offense Leads To Faithlessness Now we will discuss aśraddhā, faithlessness, which is the second of the five primary effects of aparādha. After...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (3)

[The explanation of kauṭilya, or crookedness, is continued here.] Similarly, the devotees of Bhagavān also bless those who are simple-hearted yet ignorant, but not those who are crooked and scholarly, as Śrī Camasa told King Nimi:

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (2)

Commentary by Satyanarayana Dasa (on Anuccheda 153, see previous post): After showing the purifying power even of a semblance of bhakti, Śrī Jīva goes...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (1)

By Satyanarayana Dasa In Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the supreme potency of bhakti. He writes that even a semblance of bhakti, bhaktyābhāsa, has...   Read More

Love Beyond Love – Part 4

If one performs yajña without material motive, the result is subduing of rajas and tamas and predominance of sattva. In turn, this grants clear knowledge of the self, jñāna. Kṛṣṇa confirms this in the (Gīta 4.33), sarva karmākhilaṁ pārtha jñāne parisamāpyate, “O Arjuna all endeavors culminate in jñāna.” Therefore jñāna, too, can be created.

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