Women and Lust

by Satyanarayana Dasa There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: ...   Read More

Stages of bhakti, Kṛṣṇa’s Ānanda

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Question: If bhāva is the first ray of prema as per Bhakti-rasāmrita-sindhu, then what is the nature of the previous stages such as nisthā,...   Read More

New Jiva Project: Gauḍīya Grantha Mandir

By Jagadananda Das It is with great satisfaction that we announce that henceforth the On-line Gaudiya Grantha Mandir will be hosted by the Jiva...   Read More

Spiritual Substance, Interpretation of the Mahāmantra

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Question: Brahma-samhitā (5.29) mentions the term cintāmaṇi. In one of its purports, it is referred to as a transcendental gem: “Just as māyā builds this...   Read More

Jiva Underground Classic Now Published as E-book

We have decided to publish the treatise “In Vaikuṇṭha Not Even the Leaves Fall” as our first Kindle e-book since it is about to...   Read More

Short Questions and Answers

Samskāras Question: What is a saṁskāra? Answer: A saṁskāra is an impression in the unconscious mind (citta). Samskāras guide our thought processes and desires. ...   Read More

Jiva Students Enact Sanskrit Drama about Jiva Gosvami

Vrindavan Today, 2019.01.10 (VT): The 508th disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami was celebrated at the Jiva Institute with a short play in the Sanskrit language depicting...   Read More

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