Sakama Karma in Sastra

Question: Can you name references in sastra to sakama [action based on the desire for sense enjoyment] Answer: The reference for sakama karma, usually...   Read More

Education for Intellect and Soul

By Satyanarayana Dasa: There’s an expression “the child is father to the man.” It simply means that, since a child grows to be a man or woman, what is inside a child's mind will be inside the adult’s mind.To make a good “father” out of a child, however, the man must give the child a proper education. Otherwise, the child will remain uncultured and may become a source of trouble for society.

Questions on Interpolation

Question: There seem to be many interpolated passages in the 10th skandha of Bhagavat Purana. In other parts of the purana, there are numerous lone verses here and there, but the 10th skandha has whole passages and chapters of interpolated text and some commentars mention that.

A Vedic Solution to Terrorism

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially, as a means of coercion. It has always existed in society. From the ancient scriptures of India, we know how evil forces such as Raakshasas (demoniac kings) frightened the devotees of Lord Vishnu (the second in the Hindu Trinity). In the epic Ramyana, demon king Ravana wanted to get even with Lord Rama, so he kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita and tormented her. Similarly, according to Shrimad Bhagavata Purana, Kamsa wanted to kill Lord Krishna.

Krishna’s Relation with the Jivas

Question: I seem to remember that somewhere Sri Jiva Prabhu has written in the Sandarbhas that Sri Krishna does not directly take part in...   Read More

Stress

by Satyanarayana Dasa The mind is the fountainhead of desires and emotions. It appears that it cannot survive without them. Desires appear in the...   Read More

Diminution of Dharma in Kali Yuga

Question: In SB 1.17.2, 12, 24 and 25 it is mentioned that the bull Dharma had only one of its four legs left in...   Read More

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