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Six Obstacles in Bhakti

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Question: Can you please explain the meaning of the six obstacles in bhakti: kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya.   Answer: Kama literally means...   Read More

Taste beyond Injunctions

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Question: I have a question about this verse from Bhakti Sandarbha (312), from Gautamiya Tantra: prItir atra tAdRza-ruciH …. na japo nArcanaM naiva dhyAnaM...   Read More

Sahajiyas, Tapasvis and Rasa

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Question: It is said in shastra – ataeva kama prema bahut antara – kama andhatama prema nirmala bhaskara. Prema and kama are totally different...   Read More

Trips to Vaikuntha

Question: I came across the following verses from Bhavisyottara Purana, quoted in Haribhakti Vilasa: Text 284 putra-santanam arogyam saubhagyam atulam labhet satya dharma rato...   Read More

Questions on Bhakti and Jnana

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Question: How is jnana dependent on bhakti? Does it mean a jnani has to practice bhakti with his practice of jnana to be successful?...   Read More

Questions and Answers on Tilak, Gopis and Krishna’s Age

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Question: It is said that all items of Krishna 's appearance, including His dress and ornaments, are parts of His sandhini shakti and are eternal. However, there are many different types of tilak of Krishna described in the Gosvamis' books - kumkum, chandan, gorocana or musk (kasturI tilakaM lalATa paTale).

Miscellaneous Questions on Philosophy

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Question: Bhakti doesn’t come by tapasya, but because of Grace and through association. It is yadrcchaya. However, according to Mahabharata, the bhakti to the Supreme Lord arises in the heart of an individual as a result of penances performed in the thousands of the previous birth. What is the reason for giving a different explanation of bhakti?

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