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Bhakti Questions & Answers

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 and focuses on activities which are in themselves bhakti, such as worship and chanting the Lord’s Names, then it seems that this person can make some progress. But after a certain

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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 abode, associates, etc. After the disappearance of the Lord and His associates from the vision of the people, the dhama of the Lord still remains manifest to the people of this

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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 Thakura explains that tattva bhrama (misconception about the Absolute Reality) is an anartha, since anarthas are impediments on the devotional path, presumably a lack of clarity in terms of siddhanta will

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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 so I view it, from the interpretation given by some other Gaudiya Vaishnavas. It seems to me that your approach of explaining things presents this tradition a bit more open-mindedly. Answer:

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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 ātmā. About this I have already written above that this is acceptable, but then you have to explain the statements that say that the jīva is ignorant of Bhagavān. You cannot

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Gaudiya Philosophy Questions & Answers

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (3)

When I was requested to comment on the discussion, I wrote as follows: “Jīva Gosvāmī has refuted sphota-vāda in Sarva-samvādini. It is not a question of citing some verses to prove a point but to understand the complete system. Does acintya-bhedabheda-vāda of Jīva Gosvāmī entertain the idea of sphota-vāda or the Veda or love being

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Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (1)

Question: I’m currently exploring Bhaktivinod Thakur’s understanding of the nature of sastra. He seems to suggest that sastra (Veda) is an expression of the inherent knowledge of the jiva. Here is a fairly clear statement expressing this position (from ch. 3 of his Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala): Q: How can one know the truth about the Lord (bhagavat-tattva)?

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