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Dealings among Devotees, Krishna’s Involvement

Question: How shall I deal with a situation when a person in the position of an authority is acting inappropriately? As I consider you...   Read More

Bhagavān’s Potencies

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Question: In Anuccheda 16 of the Bhagavat Sandarbha, it is explained that Bhagavān’s potencies are intrinsic to Him because He alone existed before anything...   Read More

Namabhasa, Improper Behavior of Gurus in Shastra

Nāmābhāsa Question: Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Antya 3.65 states that nāmābhāsa is sufficient to give a jīva mukti. Mukti (liberation from material world) happens after citta-śuddhi....   Read More

Brahma’s Vision, Karma, Levels of Sound, and the Order of the Holy Names

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Question: In Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 10, it is said Brahmā’s vision was of Bhagavān in His Nārāyaṇa form. But then Jīva Gosvāmī says it...   Read More

Different Aspects of Krishna’s Lila

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Question: Śaivites in my circle claim that Lord Kṛṣṇa worshipped Lord Śiva to get a son, who was named Sāmba. Is this true? Answer:...   Read More

Chanting and Realizing the Holy Name

Question: In the introduction to Bhagavat Sandarbha, you write: “Similarly, just as Bhagavān’s form is non-different from His essential being, so too His name...   Read More

Absorption in Krishna, Lila, Narada’s Past Life

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Question: I was going through the commentary on SB 5.8.26 where Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura talks about two kinds of prārabdha – śobhanam and...   Read More

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