Sandarbhas Now Available as E-books

Jīva Institute has started to publish the Ṣad Sandarbhas and other books as E-books. Currently, Tattva Sandarbha and Bhagavat Sandarbha are available through Amazon Kindle...   Read More

Viveka–Proper Discrimination

The word “discrimination” has negative connotations, because we very often use it in negative contexts. For example, “racial discrimination,” “caste discrimination,” “gender discrimination,” etc....   Read More

Result of Offense and Criticism

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Question: King Śatadhanu made an offense because he spoke with a heretic out of respect, since he was the friend of his military teacher....   Read More

Hierarchy of Beings

Question: In Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (5.5.21-22), the following hierarchy of jīvas is given: bhūteṣu vīrudbhya uduttamā ye sarīsṛpās teṣu sabodha-niṣṭhāḥ tato manuṣyāh pramathās tato ‘pi...   Read More

Vedic Literature, Impurity, Saṁskāra Ceremony

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Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Purāṇas and Itihāsas? Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between...   Read More

What is a Kaniṣṭhādhikāri?

Question: Recently, while discussing with devotees, we churned out some points from the verse defining kaniṣṭhādhikāri in the Bhāgavata. I want to check with...   Read More

36 Hours at Jiva Institute

By Tanmaya Krsna Dasa My trip to India this month was rather hectic. I landed in Mumbai, and soon after, dashed off to Indore...   Read More

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