The Essence of Dharma

Question: Babaji, can you tell me in brief the essence of dharma? I have read books on dharma, but there are so many principles...   Read More

Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Question: My question has a few parts to it and ultimately it is about the nature of studying one’s own mind and inclinations. Bhaktivinoda...   Read More

Keep Your Practice and Realizations Secret

The following article is an extract from Bhakti Sandarbha Text 339 by Jīva Gosvāmī (the second to last text of Bhakti Sandarbha), with commentary...   Read More

Beginningless Bondage, Samsara-duhkha and Brahma-sayujya

Question:  I very much favor your interpretation of the shastras on the topic of Sayujya-mukti and Bliss in Brahman (https://www.jiva.org/suyujya-mukti-and-bliss-in-brahman/). It differs much, or...   Read More

Bhakti-tirtha Course at Jiva Institute in October 2016

In India, there are two types of spiritual organizations, one is called parampara and the other is called sant-mat. A parampara is based on...   Read More

New Bhagavad Gītā Edition Released on Gītā Jayanti

On the auspicious day of Gītā Jayanti (Appearance of Bhagavad Gītā), Jiva Institute has released a new high quality edition of Bhagavad Gītā with...   Read More

Hinduism Course for Rutgers Students

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For the last five year, undergraduate students from the Department of Religion of Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey, USA, have been visiting...   Read More

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    Mother is the first guru. The mother is 1,000 times more important than the father because she keeps the baby in the womb, and later nourishes her physically as well as mentally. Thus mother supplies both the hardware as well as the software of the baby. The baby absorbs the mother’s emotions like a sponge. This gets programmed in the chitta of the baby, and influences her character for the rest of her life.

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