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Mahamantra and Diksha Mantras

Question: As practicing Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, we chant the Hare Krishna mahāmantra. Did Śrī Caitanya and His associates chant the Hare Krishna mantra? In Caitanya-caritāmṛta...   Read More

Negative Feelings, Preaching, Līlā

Question: I am bombarded by negative feelings (precisely dveṣa) when I have to deal with my extended relatives who are not on the path...   Read More

Vedic Perspective on Sex and Niyoga

Question: Please explain the Vedic perspective on sex within marriage. Is the couple permitted to have a certain amount of sex? Answer: From the...   Read More

Beyond Logic: The Law of Karma

Question: It seems to me that the law of karma does not adequately explain individuality and differences in phenomenal existence. We need to invoke...   Read More

Worship and Rituals in the Gauḍīya Tradition

Question: I have spent a lot of time looking at the traditions of the Śrī Vaiṣṇavas. Their texts are so much more codified than anything...   Read More

The Purpose of the Law of Karma

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Question: Karmic reactions are often compared with punishment by an authority. But the difference is that there is a clear cause / effect relation...   Read More

Ekādaśī, Caitanya, Gosvāmīs, Ātmā

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Question: As Vaiṣṇavas, we don’t follow Ekādaśī with a material motive and to attain a certain result, but we do because it enhances and...   Read More

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