Sandarbhas

Importance of the Holy Name

In Anuccheda 256 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, writes about the importance of hearing the name of Bhagavān before engaging in meditation on...   Read More

Is Kṛṣṇa a Warmonger?

Some may read Bhagavad Gītā and think that Śrī Kṛṣṇa spoke in order to inspire Arjuna to fight for dharma. Being a kṣatriya, it...   Read More

Importance of Sādhu Seva

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In Anuccheda 238 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī describes the importance of service and association with Vaiṣṇavas. Citing the statements of Śrī Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Guru-sevā Is the Key to Success

In Anuccheda 236 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī explains that surrender to Bhagavān is the first step in pure devotion. However, Bhagavān is...   Read More

Surrender

Surrender is the most fundamental step on the path of bhakti. It is like the foundation for the edifice of bhakti. The foundation is...   Read More

Why Do We Need To Study from a Guru?

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To engage in the practice of bhakti, a practitioner needs the requisite knowledge about the practice and the goal to be achieved. These are...   Read More

Śravaṇa-guru, Śikṣā-guru, and Dīkṣā Guru

I receive many questions related to śīkṣā-guru and dīkṣā-guru. At present, the general understanding in the devotee community is that these two are different persons. I do...   Read More

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