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Mukta-jīvas, Paramātmā-Aspect

Question: Kṛṣṇa’s friends in Goloka are called nitya-mukta-jīvas. Can nitya-mukta-jīvas be placed under antaranga śakti? Answer: No. Jīva is taṭastha śakti, both nitya-mukta as well as nitya-baddha. Moreover,...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Different Rasas?

Question: When the guru is situated in a particular rasa and his or her disciples have affinity for another rasa, how is such a...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Saṅga

Question: You wrote that if one’s guru falls down, then one should accept another guru. However, some disciples of such a controversial guru argue...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Dīkṣā- and Śikṣā-guru

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Question: A dīkṣā-guru is accepted by taking a mantra in a ceremony, but how is a śikṣā-guru accepted? Could any Vaiṣṇava, from whom we...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Necessity of Guru

Question:  I would like your educated opinion about the necessity of a “living” i.e. physically present guru. There are a lot of strong opinions...   Read More

Souls and Cells

Question: What happens at the time of conception? How does an ātmā choose a sperm or an egg cell? Does each sperm cell have...   Read More

Bhakti and Neuroscience

Question: In a seminar about the nature of the mind, you had mentioned that the subtle body (manas, buddhi, ahaṅkāra, citta) expresses itself through...   Read More

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