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Samskāras Question: What is a saṁskāra? Answer: A saṁskāra is an impression in the unconscious mind (citta). Samskāras guide our thought processes and desires. ...   Read More

Jiva Students Enact Sanskrit Drama about Jiva Gosvami

Vrindavan Today, 2019.01.10 (VT): The 508th disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami was celebrated at the Jiva Institute with a short play in the Sanskrit language depicting...   Read More

Fear of Rebirth and Doubt, Causeless Mercy

Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have become discouraged in my practice because of doubts, thus I...   Read More

Faith

by Satyanarayana Dasa Faith is a very important part of our character and our life. New Oxford American Dictionary defines it as, “Complete trust or...   Read More

Bhāva, Kurukṣetra, Worship

Anu- or Sāttvika- Bhāva Question: As far as I know, sāttvika-bhāvas are a subset of anubhāvas (i.e., they are both citta-stha-bhāvāna avabhodaka) but sāttvika-bhāvas are distinct...   Read More

Jīvas, Absolute Reality, Brahman, and Bhagavān

The Nature of Jīvas Question: One thing you could confirm is the definition of adrṣtā within Gaudīya Vedānta. I’m looking at Govinda Bhāṣya 2.3.49...   Read More

Long Awaited: Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha Released!

The Jiva Institute of Vaiśnava Studies is happy to announce the publication and availability of the fourth book in the Ṣaṭ Sandarbha series, the Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

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