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The Nature of Atma and Its Relation with Bhagavan

Question: Is the ātmā a separate entity compared to Paramātmā? Answer:  The ātmā has its own distinct identity. It is not absolutely identical with...   Read More

Shastra Hermeneutics—How to Understand …?

Question: Can you explain the term “inertia,” pertaining to the bahiraṅgā-śakti? It is clear to me that a stone or inanimate object lacks consciousness,...   Read More

Bhakti Principles and the Mood of the Gopis

Question: In Paramātmā Sandarbha 93, Śrī Jīva states that the seed of bhakti is imperishable, which seems to contradict what Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī writes...   Read More

Expansion of the Siddha-svarupa

Question: We hear repeatedly that our goal is to become eternal servants of Śrī Rādhā Kṛṣṇa  in Goloka Vrindavan. So when one reaches that...   Read More

The Meaning of the word Anādi

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Question: I have a query regarding the use of the word anādi and the conditioning of the jīva as described in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa....   Read More

Development of Intelligence and the Meaning of Humility

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Question: I would like to know how intelligence evolves. Can you give an example of how this takes place?  Answer: Intelligence is the faculty...   Read More

Vedic View on Polygamy and Education

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Question: What is the Vedic view on polygamy? We have seen stories of kings who kept multiple wives and mistresses, not only in Vedic...   Read More

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