Question: You seem to say that ananda is only in the svarupa-shakti. However the jiva shakti would not even be able to experience prakritic... Read More
Question: I am confused about Jiva Goswami’s view of raganuga bhakti. It seems somewhat different from that of Rupa Goswami and Visvanatha Cakravartipad. In... Read More
Question: Can you name references in sastra to sakama [action based on the desire for sense enjoyment] Answer: The reference for sakama karma, usually... Read More
India has a tradition that any great acarya, in particular a founder of a particular sampradaya, had to write commentaries on Vedanta Sutra, the principle Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Vishnu Sahasra Nama. They had to show that their philosophy was based on these four pillars ...
The word yoga has two somewhat different meanings. One meaning is to unite, the other meaning is to be distinct from everything else, thus... Read More
by Satyanarayana Dasa: Nobody likes to be put into trouble. At least I do not know anyone who would relish being faced with misery. After the trouble is over, we may see that problematic event as an occasion for learning, though while undergoing the experience, we wish it would end as quickly as
Question: Does Yashoda know that Krishna is God? Answer: There is no need for her to know it. There is stage of consciousness in which someone is not interested to know it. The first stage is to know God, and the need love of Him, but at a more advanced level God isn’t anymore God for you.