Offenses at the Stage of Bhāva

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Question: It seems that anyone who has doubts cannot completely believe in the words of śāstra. In SB 1.2.21 it is said that doubts...   Read More

Worship and Rituals in the Gauḍīya Tradition

Question: I have spent a lot of time looking at the traditions of the Śrī Vaiṣṇavas. Their texts are so much more codified than anything...   Read More

The Purpose of the Law of Karma

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Question: Karmic reactions are often compared with punishment by an authority. But the difference is that there is a clear cause / effect relation...   Read More

Ekādaśī, Caitanya, Gosvāmīs, Ātmā

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Question: As Vaiṣṇavas, we don’t follow Ekādaśī with a material motive and to attain a certain result, but we do because it enhances and...   Read More

States of Consciousness, Varṇas, Advancement

Question: Some Vedāntists assert that wakefulness (jagṛta–sthāna) is in sattva, the dream state (svapna-sthāna) is in rajas, and deep sleep (suṣupti-sthāna) is in tamas....   Read More

Verbal Violence

Non-violence (ahiṁsā) is a fundamental principle of dharma. “Do not be violent towards any living being” (mā hiṁsyāt sarva-bhūtāni) is a universally accepted injunction....   Read More

Academics, Different Readings

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Question: As a student of Religious Studies, I notice that the general focus of scholars in this field is on context, society, institutions, power...   Read More

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