Deliverance through the Name

Question: The following quote is from CC, Antya Līla 3.50-54:  yavana-sakalera ‘mukti’ habe anāyāse ’hā rāma, hā rāma’ bali’ kahe nāmābhāse One day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu met Haridāsa Ṭhākura as usual, and in the course of discussion He inquired as follows, “My dea ...

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Knowledge through Parampara

Question: Is parampara a two way street? Many times I have heard that we should not jump over our personal Guru and go straight to the writings of the previous acaryas. Although I understand and accept that we should not have the arrogance of jumping over our Guru, I have also experienced that by un ...

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Prayers of the Baby in the Womb

One of the most important but underappreciated topics in the field of scriptural study is the topic of hermeneutics. Whether one is academically oriented or a staunch practitioner of a particular tradition, in order to gain an authentic understanding of the profound and esoteric meanings of ancient ...

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Dormant Love in Priti Sandarbha?

Question: Recently, I read my Gurudeva´s Vilapa Kusumanjali, verse 65. In his tika to that verse, my Gurudeva quotes a verse from Sripad Jiva Goswami´s Priti Sandarbha, Anuccheda 65: tasyā hlādinyā eva kvāpisarvānandātiśāyinī vṛttir nityaṁ bhakta-vṛndeṣveva nikṣipyamānā bhagav ...

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Bhagavān Is Not Biased (Part 2)

Commentary on Paramātma Sandarbha, Anuccheda 93, by Satyanarayana Dasa Śrī Jīva now responds to the second objection regarding the accusation that Bhagavān is biased. Earlier he established that Bhagavān acts only to give delight to His devotees, which seemingly implicates Him in bias. Śrī J ...

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