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

Fear of Rebirth and Doubt, Causeless Mercy

Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have become discouraged in my practice because of doubts, thus I...   Read More

Faith

by Satyanarayana Dasa Faith is a very important part of our character and our life. New Oxford American Dictionary defines it as, “Complete trust or...   Read More

Bhāva, Kurukṣetra, Worship

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Anu- or Sāttvika- Bhāva Question: As far as I know, sāttvika-bhāvas are a subset of anubhāvas (i.e., they are both citta-stha-bhāvāna avabhodaka) but sāttvika-bhāvas are distinct...   Read More

Jīvas, Absolute Reality, Brahman, and Bhagavān

The Nature of Jīvas Question: One thing you could confirm is the definition of adrṣtā within Gaudīya Vedānta. I’m looking at Govinda Bhāṣya 2.3.49...   Read More

Long Awaited: Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha Released!

The Jiva Institute of Vaiśnava Studies is happy to announce the publication and availability of the fourth book in the Ṣaṭ Sandarbha series, the Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Kāma-sūtra: Transcending Through Lust

by Jaya Devi Contrary to popular understanding, the Kāma-sūtra is not a manual exclusively for sensual enjoyment between lovers – a topic covering only...   Read More

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    Happiness which comes from sense contact is the very thing which brings you suffering. If you analyze all of your suffering, you will find the root cause is some material pleasure. There is no material enjoyment that will not lead to suffering. But because of the time gap, we don’t put two plus two together. So we don’t realize the connection between suffering and enjoyment. If anything has given you happiness, also know that it is going to give you trouble.

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