Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Symptoms of Śraddhā

The following article is based upon Bhakti Sandarbha (Anuccheda 172–173). In these two anucchedas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī describes śraddhā as the basic qualification of...   Read More

No Place for Jealousy in Bhakti

We all have acquired certain deceptive attitudes as a consequence of identifying ourselves with the mind-body complex. Such identification naturally puts the preservation of...   Read More

Is Kṛṣṇa a Warmonger?

Some may read Bhagavad Gītā and think that Śrī Kṛṣṇa spoke in order to inspire Arjuna to fight for dharma. Being a kṣatriya, it...   Read More

Gossip: The Quickest Route to Spiritual Suicide

We repeatedly hear that Vaiṣṇavas shouldn’t gossip. We all know that it is a big offense to gossip about another Vaiṣṇava, and a catastrophic...   Read More

Female Guru

“Can a female be guru?” is a frequently asked question. Such a question did not arise in the minds of people a few decades...   Read More

Why Do Good People Suffer?

Often people ask this question—why do good people suffer and bad people enjoy? This seems to be an age-old question. Such a doubt arose...   Read More

Are We Biased to Believe?

Many years ago, while studying Nyāya and Vedānta, my Nyāya teacher said:   tattva-pakṣa-pāto hi dhiyāṁ svabhāvaḥ “The nature of the intellect is definitely biased...   Read More

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