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No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 8 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

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Another objection could be raised: Conditioned souls are called patita, or fallen, and this implies that previously they were not fallen. When we say, “This is a mashed potato,” it means that it was not mashed previously. So, although we are unable to understand how we fell, we must have, otherwise we would not be designated as “fallen.

No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 3 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

Continuation of the commentary: Transcendental entities do not get converted from spiritual to material. Moreover, Vaikuṇṭha is unlimited—it has no bounds. It is anantam, as stated in the Bhāgavatam. This abode is truth, consciousness, the unlimited, the indestructible spiritual effulgence that silent sages witness in their trance

No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 2 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

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Commentary by Satyanarayana Dasa: In this anuccheda, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī proves that no one falls to the material world from Vaikuṇṭha. In other words, Vaikuṇṭha is acyuta-padam, a place devoid of falldown. Anuccheda 49 established that Vaikuṇṭha is not attained by karma ...

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 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.

Sri Gadadhara Pandita’s Role in the Gaudiya Sampradaya

Question: On your website [under Lineage], you say that “Jiva Gosvami’s uncles, Rupa and Sanatana Gosvami received diksha from Gadadhara Pandita and Jiva Gosvami followed in the line of his uncles.” I do not see that anywhere in our Vaishnava literature. Is that in Chaitanya Charitamrta?

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