Vedic Literature

Bhakti Prevails

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The confrontation between the four Kumaras and the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha is analyzed very wonderfully in Srila Jiva Gosvami's Bhagavat-sandarbha. The episode appears in the fifteenth chapter of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

The Yoga of Dejection

by Satyanarayana Dasa: We all have suffered from temporary phases of dejection at some point in our lives. Dejection overwhelms us when the unexpected transpires over the expected, when the bad overcomes the good, and when the evil visits us instead of the righteous. Being human, it is very normal for us to have expectations from people and things around us.

Basic Principles of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a part of the Vedas which are the oldest scriptures of the world. There are four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. Each Veda has a supplementary or secondary part. Ayurveda is the secondary part of Atharveda.

Women in Bhagavat Purana

Question: I wrote down my thoughts on SB 8.9.9-11, about women not being trustworthy. Please check if you agree and if not please correct...   Read More

Gita Discourses in Ancient Monastery

From April 25 to April 29th Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa gave a seminar on the second chapter of Bhagavad-gita to a group of yoga students...   Read More

Dating of Bhagavat Purana

Question: There are many different opinions about the date of the Bhagavatam, some even suggesting that if was compiled after Shankaracharya. I disagree with that after studying Tattva Sandarva, Siddhanta Darpana and a fine note by another Bengali stalwart scholar, Prabhupad Sri Shyamlala...

Addiction means Slavery of the Mind

Usually, the word ‘addiction’ is used in the negative sense. It has been defined with regard to psychoactive substances such as alcohol and tobacco which, if ingested, alter the mood and/or perception of the person consuming them. But addiction, in true sense of the word, is not limited only to alcohol and drugs, etc. One may become addicted to gambling, a particular type of food such as chocolate or coffee, sex, pornography, computers, video games, internet, work, exercise, TV, shopping and even spirituality.

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