Sanskrit Classes at Jiva Institute

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By Vinode Vani Devi Dasi As we move into 2018 during year two of the Bhakti-tirtha course, our residential students have comfortably settled into the...   Read More

Success Is where Krishna Is

Bhagavad Gītā begins with Arjuna’s dilemma – whether to fight or to abandon the battle. Arjuna is leaning toward giving up arms and abandoning...   Read More

Other Religions in View of the Bhāgavata

QUESTION: I am wondering if you are able to shed any light on Jīva Gosvāmī's (or any other important pre-colonial Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava author) views on non-Vedically aligned traditions, such as those of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc. 

Jīva Gosvāmi’s Disappearance Celebration at Jiva

Today the Tirobhāva Mahotsava for Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī Prabhupāda held at Jiva Institute. The following is an excerpt from the talk by Satyanarayana das Babaji...   Read More

The Functions of Paramātmā, Bhagavān, and Mahā-Viṣṇu

Question: I´m experiencing some duality regarding the functional aspect of the Paramātmā. On one side we hear that his role as Antaryāmī is neutral; only...   Read More

Why Offense Should Be Avoided

Question: Please kindly help me to understand why aparādhas to the deities, dhām, etc should be avoided. I understand that everything in the śāstras has a scientific...   Read More

Customs of Worship, Vision, Golden Age

Question: What are the scriptural instructions on women chanting the Gāyatrī mantra?  Answer: I think it would be better to be specific. India is...   Read More

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    The spiritual ahankara is giving energy to the material ahankara. The spiritual I gives consciousness to the material I, so you think that, ‘I am this body.’  This identification is very deep and it is not easy to get out of it. It is very difficult to transcend the maya because the atma itself doesn’t have any potency to get out of it. It needs the intrinsic potency. That is why Bhakti is necessary.

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