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Kirtan and Philosophy

Question: Namaskara, I have read the question and answers section of your web site with great interest. Coming from the Gaudiya Vaishnava parampara myself,...   Read More

Chanting the Holy Names

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Question: I have a question regarding the following verse: sanketyam parihasyam va stobham helanam eva va vaikuntha-nama-grahanam aseshagha-haram viduh: "One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins ...

Women in Bhagavat Purana

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Question: I wrote down my thoughts on SB 8.9.9-11, about women not being trustworthy. Please check if you agree and if not please correct...   Read More

Rasa Tattva

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Question: I wanted to ask you how your sect understands Brs. 2.5.128, as different Gaudiya sects hold rather different understandings of it. I will...   Read More

Unintentional Pious Deeds and the Nature of Bhakti

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Question: I heard that the term “ajnata sukriti” is an invention and doesn’t exist. Bhakti comes by the mercy of the Lord and His...   Read More

Experience of Rasas

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Question: I am trying to understand if a liberated jiva in the spiritual world is bereft of any aspect or Rasa of the Supreme lord. As per Sri Vaishnavism, a mukta jiva is all FIT to experience all rasas with the lord. To understand the Gaudiya concept better, I came across the Govinda bhasya...

Dating of Bhagavat Purana

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Question: There are many different opinions about the date of the Bhagavatam, some even suggesting that if was compiled after Shankaracharya. I disagree with that after studying Tattva Sandarva, Siddhanta Darpana and a fine note by another Bengali stalwart scholar, Prabhupad Sri Shyamlala...

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