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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.

Jiva Institute’s Online School

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Jiva Institute has committed itself to teach various areas of knowledge that will help to establish a peaceful, harmonious society and make the understanding...   Read More

Questions about Jñāna and its Relation to the Self

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Question: I read the article on jñāna on your website and have some questions: What is the difference between self-luminous and self-conscious? Answer: Self-luminous means an object which does not need the help of another luminous object to see it or perceive it. For example, a burning candle is self-luminous because you do not need another burning candle or light source to see it. However a book or table is not self-luminous because you need a light source to see it.

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 3

Continuation of a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Another one of God’s most important characteristics is that He has inconceivable power....   Read More

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 2

Continuation of a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Every morning, Krishna’s mother Yashoda used to make butter from milk. She heated...   Read More

God’s Personal and Impersonal Features – Part 1

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The following is an excerpt from a discussion following a seminar in Terre de Ciel: Part I Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji: We accept some kind...   Read More

Questions on Sankhya and Buddhism

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Question:  I have studied Sankhya very briefly as part of another course I took at the Hindu University and I have been interested in...   Read More

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