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The Meaning of Non-Existence and its Implications on the Self’s Bondage

In Indian Logic (Nyāya), non-existence is called abhāva. There are various divisions and subdivisions of non-existence. Mutual non-existence” means non-existence due to being different. For instance, a table is different from a chair. In a table, a chair does not exist. This is true for all three phases of time.

Questions about Jñāna and its Relation to the Self

Question: I read the article on jñāna on your website and have some questions: What is the difference between self-luminous and self-conscious? Answer: Self-luminous means an object which does not need the help of another luminous object to see it or perceive it. For example, a burning candle is self-luminous because you do not need another burning candle or light source to see it. However a book or table is not self-luminous because you need a light source to see it.

Practices of Raganuga Bhakti

Question: Eight years ago, by his mercy my guru Pandita Ananta das Babaji Maharaja informed me about my siddha deha (ekadash bhava). Gradually I came to understand that raganuga bhakti is not possible to practice unless and until one receives siddha pranali. Many devotees take initiation but they do not know about this fact ...

New Seminars at Jiva Institute!

This year, Jiva Institute is offering several new seminars given by Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa Maharaja. Please don't miss the unique chance to attend them and make your booking now. Each seminar has an alternative date.

Questions on Bhakti

Upanishads and Kamasutra Question: The Upanishads state that everything is a sacrifice – including the sex act in which woman’s sexual organs are seen...   Read More

Indian Schools of Philosophy and Theology

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Indian civilization is the oldest living civilization in the world. The reason for it to survive even after being subject to the onslaught of foreign invaders and rulers for thousands of years is its roots that are grounded in philosophy

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