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States of Consciousness, Varṇas, Advancement

Question: Some Vedāntists assert that wakefulness (jagṛta–sthāna) is in sattva, the dream state (svapna-sthāna) is in rajas, and deep sleep (suṣupti-sthāna) is in tamas....   Read More

Ultimate Mukti Comes from Kṛṣṇa

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Question: What is the concept of jīvanmuktas in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism? And how similar or different is it from the concept of Advaitic jīvanmukta? Answer:...   Read More

Different Kinds of Bhakti, Dharma and Karma

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Question: Could you explain the difference between āropa-siddhā bhakti and karma-miśra bhakti as defined by Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī in Bhakti Sandarbha? Answer: Āropa-siddhā bhakti...   Read More

Result of Offense and Criticism

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Question: King Śatadhanu made an offense because he spoke with a heretic out of respect, since he was the friend of his military teacher....   Read More

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

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