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No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 1 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

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(3) No one falls down from that abode (tato’skhalanam). Śrī Kapiladeva says: Thereafter, they do not hanker after any opulence stored for them by My māyā, nor for the eight ensuing yogic paranormal powers, nor even for the transcendental glory of God, and yet these benign gifts become effortlessly available to them in My supreme abode

Vaikuṇṭha Is Beyond the Material World (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 50)

 Anuccheda 50 (2) Vaikuṇṭha is transcendental to the manifested cosmos (prapañcātītatvam). Rudra declares this truth to the Pracetas: sva-dharma-niṣṭhaḥ śata-janmabhiḥ pumān viriñcatām eti tataḥ...   Read More

Vaikuṇṭha Is Part of the Lord’s Svarūpa (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 49 – Part 2)

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(Continuation of translation and commentary on Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 49 by Satyanarayana Dasa) In this section, Jīva Gosvāmī first explains that Vaikuṇṭha cannot be attained by dualistic action, or in other words, by result-oriented action of any kind.

Vaikuṇṭha Is Part of the Lord’s Svarūpa (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 49 – Part 1)

The following in an excerpt of Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji's translation and commentary of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī's BHAGAVAT SANDARBHA. We are starting with anuccheda 49 [editor's choice] and will weekly post consecutive sections.

Reality & the Transcendental Body of a Vaiṣṇava – Part 1

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By Satyanārāyana Dāsa. The 5th Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (also called Bhagavat Purāṇa ) contains a description of a meeting between the great sage Jaḍa Bharata and King Rahūgaṇa. One day King Rahūgaṇa went to see Sage Kapila to take spiritual instructions from him.

The Essence of Philosophy

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Question:  I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was in his last life the parrot of Krishna, and in this life first he was a Brahman-realized...   Read More

The Transcendental Nature of the Holy Name – Part 2

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By Satyanarayana Dasa: It is common experience that to achieve something in the material world one has to work very hard. Based on this knowledge, it is very hard to believe that one can attain anything, spiritual or material, merely by chanting some sounds, even if they are identified as Holy Names.

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