Symptoms of Śraddhā

The following article is based upon Bhakti Sandarbha (Anuccheda 172–173). In these two anucchedas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī describes śraddhā as the basic qualification of...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 6

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This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

Chanting and Realizing the Holy Name

Question: In the introduction to Bhagavat Sandarbha, you write: “Similarly, just as Bhagavān’s form is non-different from His essential being, so too His name...   Read More

No Place for Jealousy in Bhakti

We all have acquired certain deceptive attitudes as a consequence of identifying ourselves with the mind-body complex. Such identification naturally puts the preservation of...   Read More

Absorption in Krishna, Lila, Narada’s Past Life

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Question: I was going through the commentary on SB 5.8.26 where Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura talks about two kinds of prārabdha – śobhanam and...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 5

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

Prayers to Guru, Faith and Grace

Question: If the Guru leaves this world and attains the nitya-līlā of Radha-Govinda, how does he actually hear the prayers of his disciples? He...   Read More

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