No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 1 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

(3) No one falls down from that abode (tato’skhalanam). Śrī Kapiladeva says: Thereafter, they do not hanker after any opulence stored for them by My māyā, nor for the eight ensuing yogic paranormal powers, nor even for the transcendental glory of God, and yet these benign gifts become effortle ...

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Vaikuṇṭha Is Beyond the Material World (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 50)

 Anuccheda 50 (2) Vaikuṇṭha is transcendental to the manifested cosmos (prapañcātītatvam). Rudra declares this truth to the Pracetas: sva-dharma-niṣṭhaḥ śata-janmabhiḥ pumān viriñcatām eti tataḥ paraṁ hi mām avyākṛtaṁ bhāgavato’tha vaiṣṇavaṁ padaṁ yathāhaṁ ...

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Yoga Sutras, Bhava, Bhagavatam

Question: The goal of Yoga being attainable thru devotion to the Lord and Arjuna asking to be taught. These verses intersect to me in subject…Surrendering to God…asking God??? Yes? No? Answer: The difference is that in Yoga Sutras 1.23 there is option and Arjuna sees no other option

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Chanting Namabhasa

Question: Bhaktivinoda writes in Harinam Cintamani 3.27 – yavat sambandha jnana sthira nahi haya | tavat anarthe namabhasera asraya ||27| “But until he is solidly grounded on the sambandha-jnana understanding, his chanting will be polluted by anarthas. This is namabhasa. In this stage, t ...

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Sakama Karma in Sastra

Question: Can you name references in sastra to sakama [action based on the desire for sense enjoyment] Answer: The reference for sakama karma, usually called kamya karma, can be found in many places. The first is in Gita itself kamyanam karmana nyasam …. (18.2)  The other places are Gitabhusa ...

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