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The Purpose behind Storytelling in the Bhagavatam

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Question:  I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was Krsna’s parrot in his last life, and in this life he was a brahman-realized person. How is...   Read More

Madhvacarya’s Line, Vedanta’s View of Reality, God’s Energies

Question: Is it true that Madhvacarya is coming in the disciplic line of Sankara and that upon reading the Bhagavata he changed his allegiance to the Vaishnava school? In Manimanjari, the hagiological work of the Sanakadis, it is stated that his lineage is traced to the Suddha-Vaishnavas.

Bhakti without Guru

Question: I understand that there are different types of bhakti. If a person practices bhakti without a guru according to the rules of vaidhi...   Read More

Dhama Tattva

Question: I have a question about the holy dhama of the Lord. When the Lord descends to this world, He also manifests His eternal...   Read More

Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Question: My question has a few parts to it and ultimately it is about the nature of studying one’s own mind and inclinations. Bhaktivinoda...   Read More

Beginningless Bondage, Samsara-duhkha and Brahma-sayujya

Question:  I very much favor your interpretation of the shastras on the topic of Sayujya-mukti and Bliss in Brahman (https://www.jiva.org/suyujya-mukti-and-bliss-in-brahman/). It differs much, or...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (4)

The only argument which remains is that śabda-brahma or the Veda is not limited by time and space, therefore it also exists in the...   Read More

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