Love Beyond Love – Part 3

Love Beyond Love – Part 3

Continuation of the Commentary on Prīti Sandarbha (Anu 61) by Satyanarayana Dasa Further evidence that happiness and love are distinct entities is the fact that their opposites are also different. The opposite of happiness is misery, while the opposite of love is hate. To help us still further u ...

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Love Beyond Love – Part 2

Love Beyond Love – Part 2

In the first sixty anucchedas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has established that prīti is the ultimate puruṣārtha (object of human pursuit). As said earlier, traditionally in India, mokṣa or mukti is considered the highest puruṣārtha. Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī is establishing a new principle,

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Love Beyond Love – Part 1

Love Beyond Love – Part 1

I am currently translating and commenting on Prīti Sandarbha, and wanted to share the 61st anuccheda, in which Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the definition of prīti, given by Prahlāda in Viṣṇu Purāṇa. Translation Thus, prīti for Bhagavān is the highest objective of life. In Viṣṇu P ...

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ABORTION

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ABORTION

QUESTION: When I am doing japa, a memory keeps bothering me of something that happened 35 years ago. I had an abortion. I felt guilty about it back then, but it was the best I could do given my situation. I don’t know what to do now to deal with this recurring memory. What can […]

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ALCOHOLIC PARENT

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ALCOHOLIC PARENT

QUESTION: With the Vedic psychology tools that you have introduced I am trying to work on my old samskaras, but I still have many old unprocessed emotions that are bothering me: My alcoholic father tyrannized everyone in the family. Everything had to run according to his ideas and under his command ...

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