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

Guru-tattva: Message of the Ācāryas

Question: I have a question on guru-paramparā. I was thinking that the inner meaning of ācārya-paramparā is the core message or the Truth. I...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Criteria of Re-Initiation

Question: I would like to hear from you some words about the criteria and sensibility to leave one’s guru and take re-initiation, since it´s...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Dīkṣā- and Śikṣā-guru

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Question: A dīkṣā-guru is accepted by taking a mantra in a ceremony, but how is a śikṣā-guru accepted? Could any Vaiṣṇava, from whom we...   Read More

Guru-tattva: Necessity of Guru

Question:  I would like your educated opinion about the necessity of a “living” i.e. physically present guru. There are a lot of strong opinions...   Read More

Souls and Cells

Question: What happens at the time of conception? How does an ātmā choose a sperm or an egg cell? Does each sperm cell have...   Read More

Bhakti Tirtha Level 4

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On October 15th, we launched into the fourth year of Bhakti Tirtha, which has now become an ongoing program at Jiva Institute. People who...   Read More

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