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The Holy Name is Always Pure

Question: It is recommended that one who chants with offenses should continue chanting to become free from those offenses. Does this mean that one...   Read More

Mukta-jīvas, Paramātmā-Aspect

Question: Kṛṣṇa’s friends in Goloka are called nitya-mukta-jīvas. Can nitya-mukta-jīvas be placed under antaranga śakti? Answer: No. Jīva is taṭastha śakti, both nitya-mukta as well as nitya-baddha. Moreover,...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Different Rasas?

Question: When the guru is situated in a particular rasa and his or her disciples have affinity for another rasa, how is such a...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Saṅga

Question: You wrote that if one’s guru falls down, then one should accept another guru. However, some disciples of such a controversial guru argue...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Dīkṣā- and Śikṣā-guru

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Question: A dīkṣā-guru is accepted by taking a mantra in a ceremony, but how is a śikṣā-guru accepted? Could any Vaiṣṇava, from whom we...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Necessity of Guru

Question:  I would like your educated opinion about the necessity of a “living” i.e. physically present guru. There are a lot of strong opinions...   Read More

Souls and Cells

Question: What happens at the time of conception? How does an ātmā choose a sperm or an egg cell? Does each sperm cell have...   Read More

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    In the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad it is said that the Vedas came out on the breath of God. Just like you are breathing without thinking, for God, this Vedic knowledge is as natural. Therefore, God gave the Vedic knowledge effortlessly, just like breathing. If God wants to bring out the Vedas through breathing, He can do that. For Him every sense can do the function of any another sense because He is beyond duality. He is Absolute so His senses are also absolute.

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