Devotees Are the Cause of Bhakti

In the first part of Bhakti Sandarbha (Anuccheda 1-165), Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that the main process to achieve the ultimate goal of life,...   Read More

How One Attains Bhakti

In Anucchedas 179 to 185 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that bhakti descends into the heart of a jīva only by the...   Read More

Grace of a Devotee As Primary Cause of Bhakti

We have heard the famous payār from Caitanya Caritāmṛta—guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāye bhakti-latā-bīja—“one gets the seed of bhakti creeper by the grace of guru and Kṛṣṇa.”...   Read More

Bhakti Defined—Glimpses into Bhakti Sandarbha

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A word has a meaning, and often it may even many meanings. If we want to undersand the meaning of a sentence, we need...   Read More

Vedic Perspective on Sex and Niyoga

Question: Please explain the Vedic perspective on sex within marriage. Is the couple permitted to have a certain amount of sex? Answer: From the...   Read More

Beyond Logic: The Law of Karma

Question: It seems to me that the law of karma does not adequately explain individuality and differences in phenomenal existence. We need to invoke...   Read More

The Significance of Guru-pūrṇimā

Everyone is born in ignorance. Therefore, everyone is blind without a teacher to guide him. A mother is the first teacher of a child....   Read More

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    It is a natural tendency of the senses to go for sense objects. Every sense has got its raga (like) and dvesha (dislike). You don’t even need intelligence for that. The sense itself is designed for that. The sense becomes attracted or repelled, and then whether you act on it or not has to do with your intelligence. Restraint is done with intelligence, which is very difficult to do because you are not trained for that. But if Bhakti is there, then restraint comes naturally.

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