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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY – DYING

QUESTION My grandfather has lived a long life but is having problems letting go of the body. He is filled with fear and I...   Read More

My Visit to Jiva Institute

My name is Hemal P. Trivedi and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University finishing a Masters in Religious Studies with a specialization...   Read More

Renunciation in Bhakti

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Question:  We hear in the Bhagavatam about the austerities of King Prthu: “In the summer he placed fires around himself in the four directions,...   Read More

The Essence of Dharma

Question: Babaji, can you tell me in brief the essence of dharma? I have read books on dharma, but there are so many principles...   Read More

Keep Your Practice and Realizations Secret

The following article is an extract from Bhakti Sandarbha Text 339 by Jīva Gosvāmī (the second to last text of Bhakti Sandarbha), with commentary...   Read More

Study Shastra Properly

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Question: Sometimes devotees argue that there is no need to study shastra. They give examples, such as the story from Caitanya Caritamrita of the...   Read More

Is Bhakti Dependent on Indian Culture?

QUESTION: Why can I not be a devotee of Kṛṣṇa without subscribing to Vedic or rather Indian customs? Why do I have to dress like an Indian, which even modern Indians don’t do? This may be alright while one is living in India, but to carry these customs to the West makes one look weird ...

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    You can offer anything to Krishna, but you have to offer it with love. You have to offer it with some awareness. You really have to offer it from your heart. Don’t just offer it mechanically. Even if you have some bad habit, offer it to God. Because eventually your consciousness will change and you will think, why am I doing this to God?

    — Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
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