Best of Hitopadesha (Part 1): Knowledge – Highest Wealth

by Satyanarayana Dasa: About 1,500 years ago the King of Iran got hold of a book that contained the secret of how to raise the dead by means of rasayana, an elixir of life. The book explained the procedure to extract the elixir from herbs and trees growing on the high mountains of India. Eager to sample this elixir, the King sent his chief minister on a quest for the prescribed herbs and trees

Best of Hitopadesha (Part 2): The Four Goals of Life

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Below is an extract taken from the first chapter of Hitopadesha. I have selected the twenty-sixth couplet from this chapter. This is the second write-up of a series of total three articles that will be published in future. “If one does not attain any of the goals of religion, economic development, regulated sense-gratification, and liberation, one’s life is useless, like the milk-less nipples hanging from a goat’s neck.”

The Journey after Death

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Life is a journey that continues even after death. Death is like changing a vehicle to travel to another destination. Human life is like a bridge from where there are four routes. If you do not follow any moral discipline, lead a life of gross sense pleasures, are attached to the material body ...

Experience of Rasas

Question: I am trying to understand if a liberated jiva in the spiritual world is bereft of any aspect or Rasa of the Supreme lord. As per Sri Vaishnavism, a mukta jiva is all FIT to experience all rasas with the lord. To understand the Gaudiya concept better, I came across the Govinda bhasya...

Dating of Bhagavat Purana

Question: There are many different opinions about the date of the Bhagavatam, some even suggesting that if was compiled after Shankaracharya. I disagree with that after studying Tattva Sandarva, Siddhanta Darpana and a fine note by another Bengali stalwart scholar, Prabhupad Sri Shyamlala...

Jiva Institute Digital Library

We are pleased to announce the launch of Jiva Institute Digital Library where you can watch daily class on Srimad Bhagavatam at your convenience....   Read More

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