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Questions on Sri Caitanya

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Sri Caitanya’s Initiation Question: I had a question regarding Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s initiation. Some friends and I were talking about His pastimes and wondering...   Read More

New Publication: Gaura-gana-svarupa-tattva-candrika

One of the aims of Jiva Institute is to publish rare books. Dr. Demian Martins discovered this previously unknown work of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (1)

Question: I’m currently exploring Bhaktivinod Thakur’s understanding of the nature of sastra. He seems to suggest that sastra (Veda) is an expression of the...   Read More

Śrī Guru Darśanam – New Publication

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On the occasion of Śrī Haridāsa Śāstrī Mahārāja's Tirobhava Mahotsava at Kalidaha on October 14th, a new book was published and presented:Śrī Guru Darśanam - An Anthology of Questions and Answers with Śrī Śrī Haridāsa Śāstrī Mahārāja Navatīrtha

Memories of Kurma Rupa Prabhu

by Satyanarayana Dasa When I first joined Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula, Vrindavan in 1987 as a Sanskrit teacher, Kurma Rupa prabhu was the first faculty...   Read More

Babaji Awarded the Position of Mahanta in Vrindavan

On January 25th 2015, thousands of renounced Vaishnavas and other guests gathered at Jiva Institute to commence the official installment of Babaji Sri Satyanarayana...   Read More

Shastric References for the Proper Use of Tulasi?

Question: Can Tulasi also be used for consumption, in food and beverages? Answer: Vaisnavas do not use Tulasi plant or leaves as food or...   Read More

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    Right now we are busy with our body-mind complex, so we are not free for God. Our mind is full of material attachments and desires. Consequently, there is no room for God. If we invite God into our house, and all of the chairs are occupied, where will he sit? When we make ourself free from our attachments, our suffering and happiness, then our mind will become clear and God can enter.

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