Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Vaikuṇṭha Is Beyond the Material World (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 50)

 Anuccheda 50 (2) Vaikuṇṭha is transcendental to the manifested cosmos (prapañcātītatvam). Rudra declares this truth to the Pracetas: sva-dharma-niṣṭhaḥ śata-janmabhiḥ pumān viriñcatām eti tataḥ...   Read More

Vaikuṇṭha Is Part of the Lord’s Svarūpa (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 49 – Part 2)

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(Continuation of translation and commentary on Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 49 by Satyanarayana Dasa) In this section, Jīva Gosvāmī first explains that Vaikuṇṭha cannot be attained by dualistic action, or in other words, by result-oriented action of any kind.

Vaikuṇṭha Is Part of the Lord’s Svarūpa (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 49 – Part 1)

The following in an excerpt of Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji's translation and commentary of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī's BHAGAVAT SANDARBHA. We are starting with anuccheda 49 [editor's choice] and will weekly post consecutive sections.

“Freedom versus Protection of Women” by Satyanarayana Dasa

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Recently there was a tragic incident of gang rape in Delhi in which the victim was killed. This crime caught the attention of the entire nation. Since then much has been written about the safety, freedom and protection of women in India. In this article, I contrast the status of women in the Vedic period in India with their status in today’s modern times.

Reality & the Transcendental Body of a Vaiṣṇava – Part 3

Viśvanāth Cakravārtī Ṭhākura further elaborates on this as follows: Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself has explained how a mortal being can attain Him (SB 11.29.34):  martyo...   Read More

Reality & the Transcendental Body of a Vaiṣṇava – Part 2

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The two words pratyak and praśāntaṁ in the verse under discussion (SB 5.12.11) refer to Paramātmā, who is an expansion of Bhagavān to control...   Read More

Reality & the Transcendental Body of a Vaiṣṇava – Part 1

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By Satyanārāyana Dāsa. The 5th Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (also called Bhagavat Purāṇa ) contains a description of a meeting between the great sage Jaḍa Bharata and King Rahūgaṇa. One day King Rahūgaṇa went to see Sage Kapila to take spiritual instructions from him.

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