Spiritual Status of the Four Kumaras and Jaya-Vijaya

Spiritual Status of the Four Kumaras and Jaya-Vijaya

Question: How could the Lord’s associates like Jaya and Vijaya be cursed to live in the material world when in Vaikuntha no one can fall under illusion. Answer: This was not a fall down in the normal sense of the world. They came down for three lives and went back to their original position. I ...

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Does God Answer Our Prayers?

Does God Answer Our Prayers?

Question: Does God Answer Prayers? I think the answer is “no.” Could you review my thinking, below, and let me know if it’s wrong? Brahman, certainly does not. Brahman recognizes no distinct entities, so there is no one to hear and no one to answer. Paramātmā is absolutely neutral. You may p ...

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: PTSD

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: PTSD

QUESTION: I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 12 years and many of those years I took care of sick, critically injured, and dying children. There are some serious situations I have been involved in that have left me with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I currently am in charge ...

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Prayers of the Baby in the Womb

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?

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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