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Apparent Contradictions in Shastra

Question: Srila Jiva Gosvami’s Bhakti Sandarbha, anuccheda 286 says : “The asuras, or demons, however, who participated in the Lord’s pastimes in this world,...   Read More

Gopi svarupa or Indian Girl?

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Question: Is it correct to say that if one meditates wrongly one can take the next birth as a material Indian girl; one can...   Read More

Prakriti and Purusha

Question: I have studied Sankhya very briefly as part of another course I took at the Hindu University.  But, I have been very interested...   Read More

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

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