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Brahma’s Vision, Karma, Levels of Sound, and the Order of the Holy Names

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Question: In Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 10, it is said Brahmā’s vision was of Bhagavān in His Nārāyaṇa form. But then Jīva Gosvāmī says it...   Read More

Different Aspects of Krishna’s Lila

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Question: Śaivites in my circle claim that Lord Kṛṣṇa worshipped Lord Śiva to get a son, who was named Sāmba. Is this true? Answer:...   Read More

Chanting and Realizing the Holy Name

Question: In the introduction to Bhagavat Sandarbha, you write: “Similarly, just as Bhagavān’s form is non-different from His essential being, so too His name...   Read More

Absorption in Krishna, Lila, Narada’s Past Life

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Question: I was going through the commentary on SB 5.8.26 where Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura talks about two kinds of prārabdha – śobhanam and...   Read More

Prayers to Guru, Faith and Grace

Question: If the Guru leaves this world and attains the nitya-līlā of Radha-Govinda, how does he actually hear the prayers of his disciples? He...   Read More

Different Visions of Krishna

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Seeing Kṛṣṇa as per One’s Bhāva Question: In a Bhagavat Sandarbha lecture, you mentioned that God appears in a mutually exclusive way to devotees,...   Read More

Buddhist Conceptions

Question: Certain schools of thought, namely Buddhism, put forward the idea of momentariness. The flow of events gives rise to a continuum of consciousness, but...   Read More

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