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Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa
Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Yuktatama—A Devotee is the Best Yogī

In Bhagavad Gītā, Śrī Kṛṣṇa uses the word yukta many times. The word yukta is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, “to join or to meditate,” by applying the kṛdanta suffix kta in the sense of an agent. The word yukata can mean a person “balanced or regulated,” “endowed with,” “appropriate,” or “perfected or accomplished

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Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa Gaudiya Vaishnavas

Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas versus Smārta Brāhmaṇas

Question: As you know, the Smārtas, Śrī Vaiṣṇavas, and Madhvas differ philosophically. While people at times engage in polemical attacks on Smārtas, the attack on them has become a street fight. What is the attitude of traditional Gauḍīyas toward Smārtas? Do you think it is proper for Vaiṣṇavas to attack Smārta brāhmaṇas? Answer: Let us

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Ahankara vs. Ahankara

There are 24 evolutes of prakṛti, ahaṅkāra (egotism) being the second in the list. Although second, it is the boss and rules over everything else. Nothing happens without it. All emotions find their strength in it. Without the ahaṅkāra, one cannot even get angry. It is the locus of material bondage. Therefore, Śrī Kṛṣṇa instructs

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Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa Shastra

Gita’s Solution to Raga-Dvesha

According to Indian schools of thought, darśanas, the root cause of the suffering of a living being is its conditioning by ignorance, ajñāna, or avidyā. Avidyā results in moha, improper knowledge or delusion about one’s identity as the pure self or ātmā, an integral part of the taṭasthā-śakti of Paramātmā. Śrī Kṛṣṇa tells Arjuna, “The

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What is Anartha?

The word artha is derived from the Sanskrit root artha, which means “to desire.” Thus the word artha means a desirable object, purpose, goal, wealth, etc. Anartha means that which is not artha. On the path of bhakti, our goal or artha is prema. To achieve a goal, we also need the means. Then those

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Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa Sandarbhas

A Unique Interpretation of Tat Tvam Asi

In the first anuccheda of Prīti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī begins establishing love for Bhagavān, prīti, as the ultimate goal of human life, puruṣārtha. During the course of his explanation, he remarks that the famous mahāvākya (great statement) tat tvam asi (You are That) actually hints at the prīti between a jīva and Bhagavān. This

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Introduction to Bhagavad Gita – Be Determined

Bhagavad Gītā begins with a question asked by Dhṛtarāṣtra, the father of Duryodhana: dharma-kṣetre kuru-kṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś caiva kim akurvata sañjaya “O Sañjaya, having assembled in the holy land of Kurukṣetra eager to fight, what did my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu do?” Dhṛtarāṣtra was blind by birth. He was sitting in

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