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Guru-tattva: Message of the Ācāryas

Question: I have a question on guru-paramparā. I was thinking that the inner meaning of ācārya-paramparā is the core message or the Truth. I...   Read More

Yuga Theory in the Gauḍīya Tradition

Question: I am working on my honors thesis in religion.  My project is a comparison of the ways in which the Gauḍīya and Swāmi...   Read More

The Implied Meaning of Śāstra

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Question: In SB 1.5.15, Nārada Muni, the father of all preachers of Bhāgavata-dharma, is heavily condemning all the works of Vyāsadeva because they encourage...   Read More

Bhakti Tirtha Course 4

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On October 15th, we will be launching into the fourth year of Bhakti Tirtha, which has now become an ongoing program at Jiva Institute....   Read More

Animal Sacrifice without Killing

Question: Throughout the Mahābhārata and the Bhāgavata there are references to animal sacrifices being performed by saintly kings. I’d like to more carefully understand...   Read More

Position of Lord Śiva

Question: I would like to know more about Lord Śiva’s position in the Gauḍīya sampradāya. Is he more powerful than Brahmā or is he...   Read More

The Vedic View on Homosexuality

Question: What is the Vedic view of the śāstras on homosexuals and their love for each other? Answer: I have not read anything specific about it...   Read More

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