Deity Installation, Varṇa and Jāti

Question: I have been doing some research on deity installations and the idea of invoking the Lord directly into the fire and came across...   Read More

Negative Feelings, Preaching, Līlā

Question: I am bombarded by negative feelings (precisely dveṣa) when I have to deal with my extended relatives who are not on the path...   Read More

Vedic Wisdom

Traditional Indian society was organized by the sages of India who had a deeper and holistic view of the world and life principles. The...   Read More

Who Is a Qualified Teacher

To practice spiritual life, one needs to study from a teacher. There are various types of spiritual paths such as Jñāna Yoga, Aṣṭāṅga Yoga,...   Read More

Don’t Take Me Seriously–My [Anādi] Lighter Side

Vaiṣṇavas are gracious in general, but some go out of their way to pull others onto their way. I experienced this recently through a...   Read More

Two Types of Śraddhā – Laukīkī and Śāstrīya

In Anucchedas 186 to 202, Śrī Jiva Gosvāmī describes various types of sādhus belonging to the paths  of karma, jñāna and bhakti. His intention...   Read More

Devotees Are the Cause of Bhakti

In the first part of Bhakti Sandarbha (Anuccheda 1-165), Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that the main process to achieve the ultimate goal of life,...   Read More

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    Making mistakes is good because this is how you learn. This is how you develop the muscles of your brain. That is why in sastra there are wrong examples given so you know what is wrong. To know what is pramana you also have to know what is error… Love means to make mistakes together. Then he went on to explain, Sanksrit is the language of love, so we join everything together.

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