Relation between Jiva and Siddha Deha – Part 2

Question: Presently, we’re studying SB 1.6.28 wherein the topic of receiving (prayujyamāne) the sidda-deha is being described by Nārada. I’ve been hearing your 1st Canto lectures as well to help our study. This topic of siddha-deha lead to many questions, given the siddha-deha is ete ...

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Relation between Jiva and Siddha Deha – Part 1

Question: When the atma attains Vaikuntha, he/she gets a spiritual form which is different from its form in this material world (1/10,000 the size of the tip of hair). How can we say that atma undergoes no modifications? Answer:  Getting a spiritual body is not a modification of atma, just as getti ...

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Chanting the Name without Offense

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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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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Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (3)

When I was requested to comment on the discussion, I wrote as follows: “Jīva Gosvāmī has refuted sphota-vāda in Sarva-samvādini. It is not a question of citing some verses to prove a point but to understand the complete system. Does acintya-bhedabheda-vāda of Jīva Gosvāmī entertain the id ...

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