The Holy Name is Always Pure

Question: It is recommended that one who chants with offenses should continue chanting to become free from those offenses. Does this mean that one...   Read More

Mukta-jīvas, Paramātmā-Aspect

Question: Kṛṣṇa’s friends in Goloka are called nitya-mukta-jīvas. Can nitya-mukta-jīvas be placed under antaranga śakti? Answer: No. Jīva is taṭastha śakti, both nitya-mukta as well as nitya-baddha. Moreover,...   Read More

Misapplication of “You Are Not this Body”

Every spiritual practice is based upon a philosophical principle. Indian schools of thought differ on specifics but share many common principles. One of the...   Read More

New Publication: Vedānta-syamantaka

We are glad to announce the release of the Vedanta-syamantaka, composed by Sri Radha-Damodara Gosvami, whose foremost disciple was Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana. This book,...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Different Rasas?

Question: When the guru is situated in a particular rasa and his or her disciples have affinity for another rasa, how is such a...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Different Kinds of Dīkṣā

Question: Bhāgavata-vidhi and Pañcarātrika-vidhi are different kinds of initiations. Is Pañcarātrika-vidhi the first initiation? Answer: The initiation process that is practiced in the Caitanya...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Saṅga

Question: You wrote that if one’s guru falls down, then one should accept another guru. However, some disciples of such a controversial guru argue...   Read More

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