Bhakti

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

Bhakti and Neuroscience

Question: In a seminar about the nature of the mind, you had mentioned that the subtle body (manas, buddhi, ahaṅkāra, citta) expresses itself through...   Read More

No Bhakti Without Surrender

Question: I understand that there are two ways to practice rāganugā-bhakti: 1) sādhaka-rupa-sevā – Chant, serve guru.  2) siddha-rupa-sevā – Serve Sri Radha, Sri...   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

Freedom from Envy – Qualification for Bhakti

By Satyanarayana Dasa Different spiritual paths have different requirements for success. The path of karma yoga requires tenacious adherence to the Vedic injunctions. The...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 3

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Question: In Paramātma Sandarbha, Annucheda 93, it is said, “Bhagavān did not rescue Gajendra out of empathy for his pain, but rather because of...   Read More

Love Beyond Love – Part 1

I am currently translating and commenting on Prīti Sandarbha, and wanted to share the 61st anuccheda, in which Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the definition...   Read More

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    Have you ever seen a camel grazing? It goes here and there for food and it never comes back. Similarly, our mind is like a camel mind, running here and there and it never comes home. Our mind is going somewhere all time time, getting the food of raga (like) and dvesha (dislike). That is its food. It is getting its energy from that. We are always moving in the grooves of like and dislike. We have to bring it back from there. That is the sadhana. Are you in yourself or are you somewhere else?

    — Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
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