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Relation between Jnana and Bhakti

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

The State of Atma while Dreaming

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Question: Srila Prabhupada said many times in his books that while dreaming the soul in his subtle body “goes places”. At least that is...   Read More

Meateaters, Cows, Tulasi

Question: What is the factual punishment for meat eaters in Kaliyuga? The reason for our question is that in some cases it appears to...   Read More

Pitfalls in Approaching Indian Thought

Question:  Having, recently, read Rajiv Malhotra’s Being Different and your excellent, soon be published, commentary to Bhagavat Sandharba I have come to realize that...   Read More

Questions and Answers on Mercy, Samskaras and Gita

Mercy Question:  What is mercy? Answer: That which fixes your mind on Krishna. In other words, that which makes you a devotee. Question:  What...   Read More

Gradations of Prema

Question: In his tika on Ujjvala Nilamani 8.137 Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur appears to grade the prema of five groups of sakhis with the parama-prestha...   Read More

Varnashrama and Individual Nature

Question: I am reading “The Yoga of Dejection” again. On page 153, when answering a question about varnasrama, you say: “Aptitudes can be ascertained...   Read More

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    The Gopi’s happiness and suffering is not independent of Krishna. If Krishna is not suffering, then the Gopi’s are not suffering. If Krishna is happy, even in separation from them, the Gopis feel happy because Krishna is happy. Our problem is that our happiness and suffering is independent of Krishna and Guru. Therefore, we approach Guru with the unconscious desire that he can make us feel happy, not the other way around.

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