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God’s Justice, Free Will and Choice

Is God unjust? Question: How can a just God create some souls eternally free, whereas others eternally damned (eternally, backward in time, since everyone...   Read More

The Playful God beyond God – Part 2

Question: I am taking your view very seriously. It is plausible and searching, but so far I find such a God less attractive than the soul-making God I defend. Answer: There are two ways to know or understand God. One is from our view, the other is God's own view about Himself. They both can

The Playful God beyond God – Part 1

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Question: Allow me to share my reservations about the Playful God. I understand the psychology of wanting to serve the one you adore, but...   Read More

The Gurukula System in Modern Age

Question: Could you explain the purpose and benefits of the gurukula system and if it still has a place in modern society? What are the qualities of a proper teacher and how are they exhibited in a gurukula?Answer: In the past, when a male brahmana child was seven or eight years old, he was ...

What Is Wrong with Onions and Garlic?

Question: What is the rational, logical reason behind not eating Garlic, Onions, (Carrots, etc)? It seems there is not logical reason, only a reference to...   Read More

God’s Love, Samadhi, Meditation on Intimate Pastimes

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Bhagavan’s Love Question: In Paramatma Sandarbha you write: “Bhagavan implies that the bliss of His loving exchange with His devotees is superior to Svarūpānanada...   Read More

Advaita Vedanta, Shastra

Question: What is the concept of shakti in Advaita-vada?Answer: Brahman has no shakti but Isvara has.Question: From where does Isvara get his shakti? If Brahman, the cause, doesn’t have it, how can the effect have shakti?

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