INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (3)

[The explanation of kauṭilya, or crookedness, is continued here.] Similarly, the devotees of Bhagavān also bless those who are simple-hearted yet ignorant, but not those who are crooked and scholarly, as Śrī Camasa told King Nimi:

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (2)

Commentary by Satyanarayana Dasa (on Anuccheda 153, see previous post): After showing the purifying power even of a semblance of bhakti, Śrī Jīva goes...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (1)

By Satyanarayana Dasa In Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the supreme potency of bhakti. He writes that even a semblance of bhakti, bhaktyābhāsa, has...   Read More

Different Types of Chanting

QUESTION: I have a few questions that are important to me. It would be very kind of you to speak to them. Of the sādhanāṅga…...   Read More

Vedic Psychology – OFFENSIVE DEVOTEE

QUESTION: I am having a very hard time processing feelings of anger and disgust toward a fellow devotee. I have been in the company...   Read More

The Importance of Human Birth

Among all species of life, human birth is very rare and important. In Śānti-parva of Māhābhārata (chapter 180), the great devotee Bhīsma, one of...   Read More

Form according to Bhāva / Uttama-bhakti

Changing Form according to Bhāva QUESTION: In Chāndogya Upaniṣad, it is mentioned that a mukta jīva can expand into many bodies. How is this possible...   Read More

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