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Unintentional Pious Deeds and the Nature of Bhakti

Question: I heard that the term “ajnata sukriti” is an invention and doesn’t exist. Bhakti comes by the mercy of the Lord and His devotee and is based on knowledge and proper understanding. However, the stories in Bhakti Sandarbha of the mouse dying while offering ghee-lamp to the deities with its burning tail, and of

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Experience of Rasas

Question: I am trying to understand if a liberated jiva in the spiritual world is bereft of any aspect or Rasa of the Supreme lord. As per Sri Vaishnavism, a mukta jiva is all FIT to experience all rasas with the lord. To understand the Gaudiya concept better, I came across the Govinda bhasya...

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Dating of Bhagavat Purana

Question: There are many different opinions about the date of the Bhagavatam, some even suggesting that if was compiled after Shankaracharya. I disagree with that after studying Tattva Sandarva, Siddhanta Darpana and a fine note by another Bengali stalwart scholar, Prabhupad Sri Shyamlala...

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Proper Use of Tulasi Leaves

Question: I’d like to ask you about Tulasi in order to avoid using Her leaves for material purposes. I have often heard that Tulasi is called Ocimum sanctum by botanists. Other sources say that Ocimum tenuiflorum, too. Some expand this list even further, to other Ocimum species, for instance, Vana Tulasi (Ocimum gratissimum), etc. In

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Questions on Ekadasi

This section presents a selection of questions and answers with Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa on a variety of topics on Vaishnava philosophy and culture. The postings will be updated regularly. Questions may also be submitted through this webpage.

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Gross and Subtle Bodies

Question: I want to ask about the material energy … more specifically the bodies which are made up of material energy: If we are separate from and have no connection with the material energy, and if the gross and subtle bodies are merely part and parcel of the material energy – then this means that

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Short Questions and Answers

1. Thinking of Krishna at the Time of Death Q: Is going to Goloka (Krishna’s transcendental abode) really as simple and mechanical as visualizing Krishna and all other material representations of him… or is my understanding incomplete? Because if this is the case, it seems like a rather easily manipulatable system. About as manipulatable as

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