Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

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....   Read More

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...   Read More

The Blame Game

There is a general tendency to blame others for our difficulties. The ego experiences a sense of satisfaction by blaming others for our problems....   Read More

Why Radha Is Not Mentioned in Bhagavata Purana

By Satyanarayana Dasa I am asked many times why Rādhā is not mentioned in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. Bhāgavata Purāṇa is the supreme pramāna for...   Read More


Śrī Kṛṣṇa counts forgiveness among the divine qualities (Gītā 16.3). The question often arises—should we always exercise forgiveness, or are there situations where we...   Read More

Mañjarī Puzzle

One of the most popular questions I receive concerns the mañjarīs in Kṛṣṇa-līlā. There seems to be an ongoing debate amongst the devotees, with...   Read More

Śrīmad Bhāgavata Is Nondifferent from Kṛṣṇa

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Śrī Kṛṣṇa has two types of manifestations, namely sound form, śabda-brahma and His personal form, param-brahma—śabda-brahma paraṁ brahma mamobhe śāśvatī tanū (SB 6.16.51). Maitreya...   Read More

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    When we feel empty and unloved inside, then we try to control others to get their love. But in true love, we do not feel empty inside because we are full of love, and we are not trying to get love or attention from the other – we are only thinking of giving love to the other, and naturally to all the others that our beloved one loves.

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