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Hierarchy of Beings

Question: In Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (5.5.21-22), the following hierarchy of jīvas is given: bhūteṣu vīrudbhya uduttamā ye sarīsṛpās teṣu sabodha-niṣṭhāḥ tato manuṣyāh pramathās tato ‘pi...   Read More

Vedic Literature, Impurity, Saṁskāra Ceremony

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Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Purāṇas and Itihāsas? Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between...   Read More

What is a Kaniṣṭhādhikāri?

Question: Recently, while discussing with devotees, we churned out some points from the verse defining kaniṣṭhādhikāri in the Bhāgavata. I want to check with...   Read More

Scriptures on Islam and Christianity

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Question: What is the true position of the scriptures on Islam and Christianity?  Answer: Our supreme pramāṇa are the Vedas and the Smṛtis, ie.,...   Read More

Mind’s Nature, Mood of Service, Siddha Svarūpa

Question: What is the nature of the mind?  Answer: The mind is the inner sense that perceives all the sensations coming from the external senses, as...   Read More

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

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    If you commit an offense, it will cover your wisdom to make proper decisions. Your intelligence gets covered and then you trouble and blame others. You rationalize your behavior and you can’t recognize your wrong actions. You become slack in your practice and you start finding faults with others, and you lose faith. And then you will create more offenses. Offenses should be carefully avoided.

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