Radio Interview on the Vedic View of the Mind

The following is a Radio Interview with Babaji by Aneesha Holaday for Voice America Aneesha Holaday (Host): The chitta, or subconscious mind is our...   Read More

What Is Wrong with Onions and Garlic?

Question: What is the rational, logical reason behind not eating Garlic, Onions, (Carrots, etc)? It seems there is not logical reason, only a reference to...   Read More

God’s Love, Samadhi, Meditation on Intimate Pastimes

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Bhagavan’s Love Question: In Paramatma Sandarbha you write: “Bhagavan implies that the bliss of His loving exchange with His devotees is superior to Svarūpānanada...   Read More

The Importance of Nāma Kīrtana – 2

Articles by Satyanarayana DasaGaudiya PhilosophyComments Off on The Importance of Nāma Kīrtana – 2

Śravaṇam precedes kīrtanam and smaranam because it is impossible to remember or glorify something one has not yet heard about. Despite this practical primacy of śravaṇam, kīrtanam is actually of primary significance and importance, and, therefore special attention should be given to its practice.

The Importance of Nāma Kīrtana – 1

In the 7th Canto of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Śrī Prahlāda speaks two verses to his demoniac father Hiraṇyakaśipu, which, in brief, contain the essence of...   Read More

Advaita Vedanta, Shastra

Question: What is the concept of shakti in Advaita-vada?Answer: Brahman has no shakti but Isvara has.Question: From where does Isvara get his shakti? If Brahman, the cause, doesn’t have it, how can the effect have shakti?

Different Ways of Chanting, Focus during Japa

Question: I would like to know which chanting is more powerful, in the mind or audibly.1) Srila Jiva Gosvami writes in his Krama sandarbha: “The names of God should be chanted loudly.”2) Baladeva Vidyabhusana explain in the Stava malabibhusana bhasya, “If one chants the Hare Krsna mantra loudly, Krsna personally dances on his tongue.”

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    If we know we have a snake in our room, we won’t be cool-headed – we will try to get it out. Samskaras that hold painful emotions are like snakes that need to be cleaned out of the chitta. Instead, we go on blaming others or asking them to change. This won’t get rid of your problem.

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