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Stories in Srimad Bhagavata: literal or allegorical?

Question: Apart from the known allegorical stories in the Bhāgavata, can we take the rest of the pastimes as literal? I ask because the cosmology...   Read More

Spiritual Bodies and the Internal Potency

Question: Would you please explain about spiritual body of the jīva? When the jīva enters spiritual realm of Kṛṣṇa, does the soul get a...   Read More

Dealings among Devotees, Krishna’s Involvement

Question: How shall I deal with a situation when a person in the position of an authority is acting inappropriately? As I consider you...   Read More

Bhagavān’s Potencies

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Question: In Anuccheda 16 of the Bhagavat Sandarbha, it is explained that Bhagavān’s potencies are intrinsic to Him because He alone existed before anything...   Read More

Namabhasa, Improper Behavior of Gurus in Shastra

Nāmābhāsa Question: Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Antya 3.65 states that nāmābhāsa is sufficient to give a jīva mukti. Mukti (liberation from material world) happens after citta-śuddhi....   Read More

Brahma’s Vision, Karma, Levels of Sound, and the Order of the Holy Names

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Question: In Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 10, it is said Brahmā’s vision was of Bhagavān in His Nārāyaṇa form. But then Jīva Gosvāmī says it...   Read More

Different Aspects of Krishna’s Lila

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Question: Śaivites in my circle claim that Lord Kṛṣṇa worshipped Lord Śiva to get a son, who was named Sāmba. Is this true? Answer:...   Read More

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