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By Satyanarayana Dasa: Long ago there lived a philosopher in India by the name of Charvak (lit., one whose speech is very enticing). Charvak propounded a philosophy akin to Epicureanism—that this is the only life and thus we should enjoy ...

Astanga and Bhakti Yoga

Questions and Answers with Babaji. Question: I am wondering how this astanga-yoga is connected with bhakti-yoga, or if it is connected at all? Answer: No, it is not connected. Question: Then why is Krsna bothering to explain it?

“Art of Love” at Jiva Institute

From March 10th to 17th Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa will teach the seminar "ART OF LOVE" at Jiva Institute in Vrindavan. Everyone is looking for happiness. Some seek it in food, some in sports, some in wealth, and some in sex. But real happiness is found only in love.

How to Deal with Adversity

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Nobody, except masochists, likes to suffer, but no one can avoid adversity. Bhagavan Krishna calls the material world an abode of misery, duhkhalayam (Gita 8.15), but He qualifies it as asasvatam, or temporary, meaning that misery does not endure.

Summer Schedule

Here is Babaji's tentative summer program schedule from April through October 2012. Topics will be added in due course. Please contact us for further details. 18th April: Flight to Munich; 23rd – 27th April: Pierre Chatel, Terre de Ciel, France: Bhagavad Gita; 28th-29th April: Terre de Ciel: Sexuality and Spirituality

Bhakti Is More Powerful

Question: In Bhakti Sandarbha (173) it is said: “The ananya bhak-ness (exclusive devotion) which is mentioned in the Gita (9.30) verse: ‘Even if one commits very bad acts but is exclusively devoted to Me he is considered a saint’ refers to popular faith which is attained through hearsay, as is referred to in the Gita (17.1) verse:

Need or Greed?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: There are many functions in our bodies, such as the beating of the heart, breathing and digestion of food, which happen involuntarily and are fundamental to survival. All these functions consume energy which needs to be replenished ...

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