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Prīti Sandarbha (continued) - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Vaiśeṣika Sūtras of Kaṇāda with Praśastapāda Bhāṣya - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Sanskrit for Beginners by Gururaja
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The Essence of Philosophy

Question:  I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was in his last life the parrot of Krishna, and in this life first he was a Brahman-realized person. How to understand this, if he’s an eternal associate of the Lord? Is this lila? Answer: Try to understand the essence of the philosophy. These stories are there to explain the

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Different Types of Yoga

Question: What is the difference between the yoga which Krishna describes in the Gita or which Lord Kapila describes in the Bhagavatam and the process given by Patanjali and this sampradaya from Lord Siva? Answer: It is the same thing, but Lord Kapila is speaking from the devotional point of view. Patanjali has nothing to

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First śraddhā or sādhu-saṅga?

Question:  I am confused about a fundamental aspect of the bhakti-krama, or the gradual development of devotion, as discussed in Rūpa Gosvāmin’s Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu, as well as the commentaries on this, e.g. Jīva Gosvāmin’s Durgamasaṅgamanī and Viśvanātha Cakravartin’s Mādhuryakādambinī. My question is – in the development of śuddha-bhakti, what comes first, śraddhā or sādhu-saṅga?  I am

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Observation of the Yugas

Question: I have a new observation to share with you regarding the yugas.  SB 1.4.14 says that the Vyasa began his work when the Second Age was on the verge of beginning. SB 1.4.20 says that he began by creating the Rg and other three Vedas.  SB 1.4.23 indicates that the further development of literature

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Jiva Gosvami’s Sandarbhas

Question 1): I am highly appreciating the depth of your work on the Sandarbhas and very much honoring Sri Jiva for his organization of the Bhagavat Siddhanta. Thank you so much for this offering. A few quick questions:

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Questions on Caitanya Caritamrita

Question:  I read in a purport to Caitanya Caritamrita (Madhya 24) that the guru must be situated on the topmost platform of devotional service. If this is so, what happens when someone on a lower class accepts disciples? Answer: Both guru and disciple remain in ignorance, if they are not sincere. If they are sincere,

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Near Death Experiences, Jivas, Catuhsloki

Near Death Experiences Question:  People have near death experiences and during such experiences, they often see a bright light. Is this really just the self shining in its own presence cut from the senses for a brief moment, or is it some samskara they are experiencing of many eons ago possibly merging with Brahman in

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