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Does the Theory of Evolution Throw out God?

Scientist: You mentioned that the Bhāgavata has stories because contemporary people did not understand the language of modern science. Could Vyāsadeva write a Bhāgavata...   Read More

On the Theory of Evolution—A Dialogue

(Transcript from a conversation) Scientist: In the Sarva-saṁvādinī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī quotes Vācaspati Miśra from the Bhāmati. Vācaspati Miśra is considering ordinary sense perception...   Read More

Other Religions in View of the Bhāgavata

QUESTION: I am wondering if you are able to shed any light on Jīva Gosvāmī's (or any other important pre-colonial Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava author) views on non-Vedically aligned traditions, such as those of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc. 

The Functions of Paramātmā, Bhagavān, and Mahā-Viṣṇu

Question: I´m experiencing some duality regarding the functional aspect of the Paramātmā. On one side we hear that his role as Antaryāmī is neutral; only...   Read More

Why Offense Should Be Avoided

Question: Please kindly help me to understand why aparādhas to the deities, dhām, etc should be avoided. I understand that everything in the śāstras has a scientific...   Read More

Customs of Worship, Vision, Golden Age

Question: What are the scriptural instructions on women chanting the Gāyatrī mantra?  Answer: I think it would be better to be specific. India is...   Read More

Worship of Śrī Śrī Gaura Gadādhara

Question: I wanted to know whether your paramparā has any scope for Gaura Gadādhara upāsanā. We know that many of the Nadiyā bhaktas wrote...   Read More

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    The senses come from inside, residing in the subtle body. The senses need sense organs in the physical body to function. The sense of sight lies in your subtle body, so you cannot see without the visible eyes that reside in the gross body. That is why ghosts like to possess a gross body and then enjoy through the sense organs of the possessed.

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