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Perception of Lila, Daksha’s Path of Karma

Question: Does aprakata-līlā take place on earth in a form unmanifested to ordinary souls or does it take place in Goloka, which is beyond...   Read More

Does Bhagavan Feel the Suffering of the Jivas?

Question: In Paramātma Sandarbha 93.5, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī explains in detail how Bhagavān has no experience of material misery. I still have some doubts...   Read More

The Vrajavasis’ Special Love for Krishna

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Question: After the Govardhana episode, the Bhāgavatam makes several statements that the Vrajavāsīs (vrajaukasaḥ) were aware of Kṛṣṇa as Īśvara: “They worshipped Kṛṣṇa with...   Read More

Considerations of Cleanliness, Veganism

Question: In Bhagavad Gītā 17. 22, Kṛṣṇa says that charity, dāna, performed “adeśa-kāle,” at the “wrong place and time,” is dāna dominated by tamas....   Read More

The Nature of Atma and Its Relation with Bhagavan

Question: Is the ātmā a separate entity compared to Paramātmā? Answer:  The ātmā has its own distinct identity. It is not absolutely identical with...   Read More

Shastra Hermeneutics—How to Understand …?

Question: Can you explain the term “inertia,” pertaining to the bahiraṅgā-śakti? It is clear to me that a stone or inanimate object lacks consciousness,...   Read More

Bhakti Principles and the Mood of the Gopis

Question: In Paramātmā Sandarbha 93, Śrī Jīva states that the seed of bhakti is imperishable, which seems to contradict what Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī writes...   Read More

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