The Vrajavasis’ Special Love for Krishna

Question: After the Govardhana episode, the Bhāgavatam makes several statements that the Vrajavāsīs (vrajaukasaḥ) were aware of Kṛṣṇa as Īśvara: “They worshipped Kṛṣṇa with...   Read More

Considerations of Cleanliness, Veganism

Question: In Bhagavad Gītā 17. 22, Kṛṣṇa says that charity, dāna, performed “adeśa-kāle,” at the “wrong place and time,” is dāna dominated by tamas....   Read More

No Real Relation Without Bhagavān

There is an important sūtra of Purva-mīmāṁsā (3.1.22): guṇānāṁ ca parārthatvāt asambandhaḥ samatvāt syāt. Its translation is very technical, so I will explain it in a simplified manner. The...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 30

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

The Nature of Atma and Its Relation with Bhagavan

Question: Is the ātmā a separate entity compared to Paramātmā? Answer:  The ātmā has its own distinct identity. It is not absolutely identical with...   Read More

Śrī Rādhā in Bhāgavata Purāṇa 

Question: Why is Rādhā’s name not mentioned in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa? Answer: This is a big mystery. Śrīmad Bhāgavata is primarily a book about...   Read More

Shastra Hermeneutics—How to Understand …?

Question: Can you explain the term “inertia,” pertaining to the bahiraṅgā-śakti? It is clear to me that a stone or inanimate object lacks consciousness,...   Read More

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