God’s Compassion – Part 1

Question: I would like to discuss an apparent contradiction concerning the impassibility of God (the theological concept that God does not experience pain or...   Read More

Intricacies of Kṛṣṇa–līlā

Identity of asuras Question: When the asuras take on a body in Kṛṣṇa’s līlā, is that body eternal, and if not how to understand...   Read More

Qualification for Karma or Bhakti?

Question: I read in Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākur’s commentary on SB 6.2.10 that the Lord himself will cause the continuance of sin in order that other...   Read More

Why does God Create the World?

Question: Bhāgavat Sandarbha, anuccheda 49 states: “lokavat tu līlā-kaivalyam,” the Lord’s pastimes, without motive, are similar to actions in this world. (Brahma-sūtra 2.1.33) In...   Read More

Prīti Gīti – Devotional Songs and Prayers

This Songbook has been compiled for the use of students at Jiva Institute and friends. The songs and prayers contained in it are the...   Read More

Short Questions and Answers

Preaching Question: Is preaching one purpose for Śrī Caitanya’s appearance? He ordered Śrī Nityānanda to beg people to chant Kṛṣṇa’s names from door to...   Read More

External and Internal Uncleanliness

Dharma-śāstra gives a detailed description of situations that cause us to be aśuca (“unclean”). The death of a relative, birth or miscarriage of a...   Read More

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    Some people say that Bhakti is already present in the jiva and then it just manifests by doing sadhana. In this Anuccheda (47), Sri Jiva Gosvami does not agree with this view. Bhakti is the intrinsic potency of Bhagavan and it is with Bhagavan and his devotees. The very reason jiva is covered by maya is because it does not have Bhakti. If jiva had Bhakti, it could not be covered by maya.

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