Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

No Real Relation Without Bhagavān

There is an important sūtra of Purva-mīmāṁsā (3.1.22): guṇānāṁ ca parārthatvāt asambandhaḥ samatvāt syāt. Its translation is very technical, so I will explain it in a simplified manner. The...   Read More

Memory and Imagination—Boon or Curse?

Human beings are special because of their inner senses which have the ability to function in the past and future. Progress in humanity, material...   Read More

Life’s Dilemma

I recently got an email from one of my students. He wrote, “I’m sitting here in a park, looking at the blue sky, and...   Read More

How to Avoid the Miseries of Bad Karma

Every human being suffers from three types of misery: ādhyātmika, ādhibhautika, and ādhidaivika roga. The word ādhyātmika means that which is related to the...   Read More

The Importance of Hearing Śrīmad Bhāgavata

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Hearing about Kṛṣṇa is the first step in bhakti. There are various scriptures that describe stories about Kṛṣṇa. Among them, Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇam is...   Read More

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

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