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Qualities of the Jivas

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Question: You seem to say that ananda is only in the svarupa-shakti. However the jiva shakti would not even be able to experience prakritic...   Read More

Raganuga Bhakti not Inspired by Injunction

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Question: I am confused about Jiva Goswami’s view of raganuga bhakti. It seems somewhat different from that of Rupa Goswami and Visvanatha Cakravartipad. In...   Read More

Sakama Karma in Sastra

Question: Can you name references in sastra to sakama [action based on the desire for sense enjoyment] Answer: The reference for sakama karma, usually...   Read More

Questions on Interpolation

Question: There seem to be many interpolated passages in the 10th skandha of Bhagavat Purana. In other parts of the purana, there are numerous lone verses here and there, but the 10th skandha has whole passages and chapters of interpolated text and some commentars mention that.

Krishna’s Relation with the Jivas

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Question: I seem to remember that somewhere Sri Jiva Prabhu has written in the Sandarbhas that Sri Krishna does not directly take part in...   Read More

Diminution of Dharma in Kali Yuga

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Question: In SB 1.17.2, 12, 24 and 25 it is mentioned that the bull Dharma had only one of its four legs left in...   Read More

Love and Relationships from a Spiritual Perspective

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Question: There is a Korean word for a daughter that conveys concepts of love, respect, obedience, humility and service to your parents.  That word...   Read More

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