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First śraddhā or sādhu-saṅga?

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Question:  I am confused about a fundamental aspect of the bhakti-krama, or the gradual development of devotion, as discussed in Rūpa Gosvāmin’s Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu, as...   Read More

Observation of the Yugas

Question: I have a new observation to share with you regarding the yugas.  SB 1.4.14 says that the Vyasa began his work when the...   Read More

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?

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