Gaudiya Philosophy

Different Kinds of Bhakti and Karma

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Question: Could you specify the difference between āropa-siddhā-bhakti and karma-miśrā-bhakti as defined by Srīla Jīva Gosvami in Bhakti Sandarbha? Answer: Āropa-siddhā-bhakti consists of activities...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Saṅga

Question: You wrote that if one’s guru falls down, then one should accept another guru. However, some disciples of such a controversial guru argue...   Read More

Jīvas, Absolute Reality, Brahman, and Bhagavān

The Nature of Jīvas Question: One thing you could confirm is the definition of adrṣtā within Gaudīya Vedānta. I’m looking at Govinda Bhāṣya 2.3.49...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 3

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Question: In Paramātma Sandarbha, Annucheda 93, it is said, “Bhagavān did not rescue Gajendra out of empathy for his pain, but rather because of...   Read More

God’s Compassion – Part 1

Question: I would like to discuss an apparent contradiction concerning the impassibility of God (the theological concept that God does not experience pain or...   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

Eligibility of Brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas

Question: In SB 3.33.6, it is stated: tyan-nāmadheya-śravaṇānukīrtanād, yat-prahvaṇād yat-smaraṇād api kvacit śvādo ‘pi sadyaḥ savanāya kalpate,  kutaḥ punas te bhagavan nu darśanāt “To...   Read More

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    You have to understand what is service. It means you do activities for the pleasure of the person you are serving. Service is that your intention is that you want to please the person you serve. It is not that I want to gain something from it. Service itself is its own reward. If you are trying to get something then it is not really service. If it has any other motive then you can say it looks like service, but it is not really.

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