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The Purpose of Prayer

QUESTION:   The more I seek to get closer to God, the more I find myself asking God for less and having less desires. ...   Read More

Vaikuṇṭha-Fall in Grammar

Question: In his Hari Nāmamṛta Vyākaraṇa, in one of his vṛtti commentaries, Jīva Gosvāmī analyzes the declension of words “vaikuṇṭha-dhvas” and “vaikuṇṭha-sras”, which both...   Read More

Dharma and Adharma—Śāstra Hermeneutics

Question: How do we understand the story of Pundalika who kept Viṭṭhala waiting until he finished serving his parents? Which was the right dharma?...   Read More

Does God Prefer Indian Culture?

Question: To be a devotee, is it really necessary to follow Indian culture? For example, is it necessary to wear a dhotī or sari,...   Read More

Brāhmaṇa by Birth or Qualification?

Question: Upon study of the Gosvāmī literature it is clear that: 1) Brāhminical initiation is only meant for children born in brāhminical families; 2)...   Read More

Eligibility of Brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas

Question: In SB 3.33.6, it is stated: tyan-nāmadheya-śravaṇānukīrtanād, yat-prahvaṇād yat-smaraṇād api kvacit śvādo ‘pi sadyaḥ savanāya kalpate,  kutaḥ punas te bhagavan nu darśanāt “To...   Read More

Brain and Mind / Progress in Bhakti

Relation of Brain and Mind Question: What is the role of the brain in Vedic Psychology and what is the relationship between mind and...   Read More

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