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Sadness and Material Attachment

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Question: I have been struggling for some time now with having a purpose. I am still not sure whether I believe in God because I...   Read More

Vaiṣṇava Attitude toward Lord Śiva

Question: Is there any pūjā or any kind of prayers for a family that has converted from Vaiṣṇava to Śaivite earlier? Answer: There is no pūjā for...   Read More

Vedic Cosmology, Golden Age

The Universe of the Purāṇas Question: Could you please shed light on how to reconcile puranic cosmology as described in the Purāṇas with that of...   Read More

Free Will or Forced to Act?

Question: There are different stages of existence. One is when we have no knowledge. Here we have no control over our mind—this is māyā...   Read More

The Purpose of Prayer

QUESTION:   The more I seek to get closer to God, the more I find myself asking God for less and having less desires. ...   Read More

Vaikuṇṭha-Fall in Grammar

Question: In his Hari Nāmamṛta Vyākaraṇa, in one of his vṛtti commentaries, Jīva Gosvāmī analyzes the declension of words “vaikuṇṭha-dhvas” and “vaikuṇṭha-sras”, which both...   Read More

Dharma and Adharma—Śāstra Hermeneutics

Question: How do we understand the story of Pundalika who kept Viṭṭhala waiting until he finished serving his parents? Which was the right dharma?...   Read More

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