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Prīti Sandarbha (continued) - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Vaiśeṣika Sūtras of Kaṇāda with Praśastapāda Bhāṣya - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Sanskrit for Beginners by Gururaja
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Humility and Self-esteem

Question: Within Vaiṣṇava circles, there is a huge emphasis on humility. One should consider oneself lower than a blade of grass, we ought to think that we have no devotion, that we are lower than the lowest, etc. What differentiates this humility from low self-esteem, and how can a sādhaka cultivate such a level of

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Guru Questions & Answers

Recognizing a Qualified Teacher

Question: How does one find and recognize the correct guru for oneself? Answer: Guru means a teacher. As regards to spirituality, guru means a spiritual teacher. A qualified teacher should have three qualities. The first is that he knows the subject well; the second is that he likes to teach, and the third is that

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Understanding the True Intention of Shastra

Question: I am reading your book Tattva Sandarbha, and have been reminded of a question that I could not find a proper answer for. The story of Parīkṣit Mahārāja is explained in both Mahābhārata and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, but the story is described differently in these two texts. The version in Bhāgavatam is well known—he went

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Bhakti Questions & Answers

The Most Essential Principles of Bhakti

Question: Were Jaya and Vijaya, by definition, practicing uttamā-bhakti by their original decision to take on these roles despite their manifested aggression towards Kṛṣṇa? Answer: Technically speaking yes, because if you consider their original decision and take the fight as a play then it is bhakti. However, the way it is depicted in śāstra, it

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Krishna’s Routine, Dharma, Catur-vyuha

Question: Does ākāśa (ether) record almost everything in existence—all information, activities, thoughts, and actions?  Answer: No.  Question: What does? Answer: The mahat-tattva. * Question: At what time does Kṛṣṇa have breakfast in prakaṭa-līlā and what does His menu consist of? Answer: Frankly speaking, such a question assumes that He has a watch, and He does

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Near Death, Devotee’s Anger, Varna

Question: When someone goes through a near-death experience, he vividly remembers what he felt, saw, and experienced while the body was medically dead. Does this mean that our subtle or mental body can be active without a physical body? In this situation, people may experience feelings of calmness and happiness akin to bliss. As the

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Advaitavada and Gaudiya Philosophy

Question: Recently some people have spoken with me about Advaitavāda and Māyāvāda. One person said that Advaitavāda is different from Māyāvāda. He accepts Advaitavāda and says that it cannot be defeated, but he does not accept Māyāvāda.  What is the difference between Advaitavāda and Māyāvāda? Throughout your Sandarbha commentaries, the word Advaitavāda is used synonymously

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