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Bhakti Prevails

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The confrontation between the four Kumaras and the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha is analyzed very wonderfully in Srila Jiva Gosvami's Bhagavat-sandarbha. The episode appears in the fifteenth chapter of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Expansions of Jaya and Vijaya

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Question: In Srimad Bhagavat 8.21.16-17, it is said that Jay and Vijay combatted the demons [outside of Vaikuntha]. In his tika, Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipad...   Read More

The Yoga of Dejection

by Satyanarayana Dasa: We all have suffered from temporary phases of dejection at some point in our lives. Dejection overwhelms us when the unexpected transpires over the expected, when the bad overcomes the good, and when the evil visits us instead of the righteous. Being human, it is very normal for us to have expectations from people and things around us.

Vishuddha Sattva is not of this World

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One of the very important verses of Srimad Bhagavatam (4.3.23) speaks about the manifestation of the Lord: sattvam visuddham vasudeva-sabditam yad iyate tatra puman...   Read More

The Meaning of Spiritual Love

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Priti is translated as love, but people have many different concepts of it. Priti and prema are synonyms, but specifically what we mean by priti or prema is hardly understood by anybody. If we want to achieve spiritual love or priti, we must know what it means so we don’t try for something we do not really want.

Introduction: Vedic Psychology

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Psychology in Greek means the science of the soul. Vedic psychology is also related to the soul. The soul  makes matter function. Vedic psychology...   Read More

Different Interpretations

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Question: We have many cases of interpretations where acharyas differ from each other, or where they give additional information not mentioned in shastra. What...   Read More

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