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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

States of Consciousness, Varṇas, Advancement

Question: Some Vedāntists assert that wakefulness (jagṛta–sthāna) is in sattva, the dream state (svapna-sthāna) is in rajas, and deep sleep (suṣupti-sthāna) is in tamas....   Read More

Ultimate Mukti Comes from Kṛṣṇa

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Question: What is the concept of jīvanmuktas in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism? And how similar or different is it from the concept of Advaitic jīvanmukta? Answer:...   Read More

Different Kinds of Bhakti, Dharma and Karma

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Question: Could you explain the difference between āropa-siddhā bhakti and karma-miśra bhakti as defined by Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī in Bhakti Sandarbha? Answer: Āropa-siddhā bhakti...   Read More

Result of Offense and Criticism

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Question: King Śatadhanu made an offense because he spoke with a heretic out of respect, since he was the friend of his military teacher....   Read More

Hierarchy of Beings

Question: In Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (5.5.21-22), the following hierarchy of jīvas is given: bhūteṣu vīrudbhya uduttamā ye sarīsṛpās teṣu sabodha-niṣṭhāḥ tato manuṣyāh pramathās tato ‘pi...   Read More

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