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Spiritual Substance, Interpretation of the Mahāmantra

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Question: Brahma-samhitā (5.29) mentions the term cintāmaṇi. In one of its purports, it is referred to as a transcendental gem: “Just as māyā builds this...   Read More

Fear of Rebirth and Doubt, Causeless Mercy

Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have become discouraged in my practice because of doubts, thus I...   Read More

Bhāva, Kurukṣetra, Worship

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Anu- or Sāttvika- Bhāva Question: As far as I know, sāttvika-bhāvas are a subset of anubhāvas (i.e., they are both citta-stha-bhāvāna avabhodaka) but sāttvika-bhāvas are distinct...   Read More

Jīvas, Absolute Reality, Brahman, and Bhagavān

The Nature of Jīvas Question: One thing you could confirm is the definition of adrṣtā within Gaudīya Vedānta. I’m looking at Govinda Bhāṣya 2.3.49...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 3

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Question: In Paramātma Sandarbha, Annucheda 93, it is said, “Bhagavān did not rescue Gajendra out of empathy for his pain, but rather because of...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 2

Question: Thank you for your reply. You have raised some interesting points. My understanding is that Jīva Gosvāmi ultimately admits that there is no harm in...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 1

Question: I would like to discuss an apparent contradiction concerning the impassibility of God (the theological concept that God does not experience pain or...   Read More

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