36 Hours at Jiva Institute

By Tanmaya Krsna Dasa My trip to India this month was rather hectic. I landed in Mumbai, and soon after, dashed off to Indore...   Read More

Scriptures on Islam and Christianity

Question: What is the true position of the scriptures on Islam and Christianity?  Answer: Our supreme pramāṇa are the Vedas and the Smṛtis, ie.,...   Read More

Mind’s Nature, Mood of Service, Siddha Svarūpa

Question: What is the nature of the mind?  Answer: The mind is the inner sense that perceives all the sensations coming from the external senses, as...   Read More

Vrindavan is Changing

Vrindavan is changing, but so is everything. Change always occurs—in the cells of the body, in our thoughts, and in the world around us....   Read More

The Holy Name is Always Pure

Question: It is recommended that one who chants with offenses should continue chanting to become free from those offenses. Does this mean that one...   Read More

Mukta-jīvas, Paramātmā-Aspect

Question: Kṛṣṇa’s friends in Goloka are called nitya-mukta-jīvas. Can nitya-mukta-jīvas be placed under antaranga śakti? Answer: No. Jīva is taṭastha śakti, both nitya-mukta as well as nitya-baddha. Moreover,...   Read More

Misapplication of “You Are Not this Body”

Every spiritual practice is based upon a philosophical principle. Indian schools of thought differ on specifics but share many common principles. One of the...   Read More

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