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Jiva Gosvami’s Sandarbhas

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Question 1): I am highly appreciating the depth of your work on the Sandarbhas and very much honoring Sri Jiva for his organization of the Bhagavat Siddhanta. Thank you so much for this offering. A few quick questions:

Questions on Caitanya Caritamrita

Question:  I read in a purport to Caitanya Caritamrita (Madhya 24) that the guru must be situated on the topmost platform of devotional service....   Read More

Near Death Experiences, Jivas, Catuhsloki

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Near Death Experiences Question:  People have near death experiences and during such experiences, they often see a bright light. Is this really just the...   Read More

Universal Form, Animal Killing, Bhagavata Commentaries

Question: Usually we hear that on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, only Arjuna saw the virata-rupa. But sometimes it is said that others saw it as well. Do you know where this alternate idea is stated specifically? I found a reference from Sridhara Maharaja's disciple, Govinda Maharaja.

Karma, Sex, Sincerity and Buddhist Mantra

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Question: Karma is a complex process in evolution. At what point is the sadhaka, who has a sad-guru and is strictly following the process of bhajan, subjected to karma, and when is the karma nullified and the will of the Lord acting?

Questions and Answers about Free Will, Tantra, Prostitutes

Question: Is free will an illusion?Answer: Yes, more or less. Unless one has spiritual knowledge, it is an illusion only.Question: Sometimes in shastra there are references to free will and that human life is the only with free will, but it seems also that many times in shastra there are statements that indicate that KRSNA is really the only actor.

The Greatness of Bhakti

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Question: Jiva Goswami writes in his tika of Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu 1.1.22 that the dog-eater needs to take another birth to qualify for the soma yaga, and quotes Sridhara Swami who says that his immediate qualification for sacrifice means that he is given the respect due to a qualified person ...

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