Shastra

The Transcendental Nature of the Holy Name – Part 1

By Satyanarayana Dasa: In his Bhagavata-sandarbha, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī establishes on the basis of various Vedic scriptures that the birth and actions of the Lord are transcendental and distinct from those of mortal beings. Jīva Gosvāmī furthermore verifies that Kṛṣṇa’s names are also spiritual. The Lord is called anāmā (lit. nameless), because He does not have material names.

The Greatness of Bhakti

PhilosophyQuestions & AnswersShastraComments Off on The Greatness of Bhakti

Question: Jiva Goswami writes in his tika of Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu 1.1.22 that the dog-eater needs to take another birth to qualify for the soma yaga, and quotes Sridhara Swami who says that his immediate qualification for sacrifice means that he is given the respect due to a qualified person ...

Haribhakti Vilasa, Krishna’s Avatara

PhilosophyQuestions & AnswersShastraComments Off on Haribhakti Vilasa, Krishna’s Avatara

The Status of Haribhakti Vilasa Question: I have a few questions about the status of Haribhakti Vilasa. Was it written for both devotees and...   Read More

What Is Jnana?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: The word “jnana” is usually translated as “knowledge,” but, in fact, it is not that simple. In English, one says, “I know the name of a good restaurant,” or “I know Java,” and it is easily understood. But the simplicity of these terms is not the same in Sanskrit ....

Sin and Karma for Different People

PhilosophyQuestions & AnswersShastraComments Off on Sin and Karma for Different People

Question: I have been arguing with myself about the meaning of the following verse, particularly whether or not repetition of sin does or does...   Read More

Yoga Sutras, Bhava, Bhagavatam

PhilosophyQuestions & AnswersShastraVedic LiteratureComments Off on Yoga Sutras, Bhava, Bhagavatam

Question: The goal of Yoga being attainable thru devotion to the Lord and Arjuna asking to be taught. These verses intersect to me in subject...Surrendering to God...asking God??? Yes? No? Answer: The difference is that in Yoga Sutras 1.23 there is option and Arjuna sees no other option

  • Satyanarayana Dasa

    Satyanarayana Dasa
  • Daily Bhakti Byte

    Don’t lose peace because of others’ mistakes and mood swings.

    — Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
  • Videos with Bababji

  • Payment

    If you want to donate to Jiva Institute, please contact info@jiva.org.
  • Subscribe

  • Article Archive

  • Chronological Archive

© 2017 JIVA.ORG. All rights reserved.