The Purpose of Prayer

QUESTION:   The more I seek to get closer to God, the more I find myself asking God for less and having less desires. ...   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

Bhakti Tirtha Course – Review and Preview

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“I only expected ten people when I first conceived of this program several years ago,” said Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa at the closing ceremony of...   Read More

Dharma and Adharma—Śāstra Hermeneutics

Question: How do we understand the story of Pundalika who kept Viṭṭhala waiting until he finished serving his parents? Which was the right dharma?...   Read More

Does God Prefer Indian Culture?

Question: To be a devotee, is it really necessary to follow Indian culture? For example, is it necessary to wear a dhotī or sari,...   Read More

Love and Control

In Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa says that those influenced by rajas take birth on earth (14.18), which indicates that human birth is predominantly rājasika. Rajas inspires action...   Read More

Brāhmaṇa by Birth or Qualification?

Question: Upon study of the Gosvāmī literature it is clear that: 1) Brāhminical initiation is only meant for children born in brāhminical families; 2)...   Read More

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    This is the great festival of the ego, as it thinks, ‘I am better than you. Don’t you know who I am? I will smash you. You will know who I am!’ Because of this kind of thinking, we remain disturbed. In fact, most of the disturbance in our mind is because somebody didn’t say what I wanted to hear or do what I wanted them to do, or behave as per my wish.  Most of the time we are disturbed because of our own egoism.

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