Sandarbhas

Grace of a Devotee As Primary Cause of Bhakti

We have heard the famous payār from Caitanya Caritāmṛta—guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāye bhakti-latā-bīja—“one gets the seed of bhakti creeper by the grace of guru and Kṛṣṇa.”...   Read More

Bhakti Defined—Glimpses into Bhakti Sandarbha

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A word has a meaning, and often it may even many meanings. If we want to undersand the meaning of a sentence, we need...   Read More

Sandarbhas Now Available as E-books

Jīva Institute has started to publish the Ṣad Sandarbhas and other books as E-books. Currently, Tattva Sandarbha and Bhagavat Sandarbha are available through Amazon Kindle...   Read More

Solution for Rāga and Dveṣa

Attraction and repulsion, rāga and dveṣa, are the two primary emotions experienced by human beings. They are the offspring of avidyā, or primordial ignorance...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (6)

Anuccheda 159 Offenses slacken Bhakti Similarly, the elephant Gajendra, during his stage of sensual engagement, is an example of a devotee who became absorbed in...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (5)

Anuccheda 157 Offenses Make One Materially Oriented We will now discuss the third effect of aparādha—namely, absorption in other objects that erode one’s faith...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (4)

Anuccheda 155 Offense Leads To Faithlessness Now we will discuss aśraddhā, faithlessness, which is the second of the five primary effects of aparādha. After...   Read More

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