Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Two Types of Śraddhā – Laukīkī and Śāstrīya

In Anucchedas 186 to 202, Śrī Jiva Gosvāmī describes various types of sādhus belonging to the paths  of karma, jñāna and bhakti. His intention...   Read More

How One Attains Bhakti

In Anucchedas 179 to 185 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that bhakti descends into the heart of a jīva only by the...   Read More

Verbal Violence

Non-violence (ahiṁsā) is a fundamental principle of dharma. “Do not be violent towards any living being” (mā hiṁsyāt sarva-bhūtāni) is a universally accepted injunction....   Read More

From Corona to Karuṇā

Everyone is talking about coronavirus. There does not seem to be any other subject of discussion. Social Media is full of Corona news. Everyone...   Read More

Viveka–Proper Discrimination

The word “discrimination” has negative connotations, because we very often use it in negative contexts. For example, “racial discrimination,” “caste discrimination,” “gender discrimination,” etc....   Read More

Solution for Rāga and Dveṣa

Attraction and repulsion, rāga and dveṣa, are the two primary emotions experienced by human beings. They are the offspring of avidyā, or primordial ignorance...   Read More

Studying Śastra: Jñāna or Bhakti?

Jñāna is the popular form of the word jñānam, which is most commonly defined as “knowledge” or “understanding.” Specifically, jñāna means, “that by which...   Read More

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    The authority of the Guru is coming from sastra only. Guru and sastra are not independent. They go together. Guru is the embodiment of sastra. You will not know sastra because you are going to study it with your samskaras. You need a Guru who has risen above that conditioning and who can give you the light of the sastra.

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