Shastra Quiz 1

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

Attachments at the Time of Death

Question: You said that at the time of death, we remember important saṁskāras from our life. Why is this?    Answer: We have certain...   Read More

Why Do Good People Suffer?

Often people ask this question—why do good people suffer and bad people enjoy? This seems to be an age-old question. Such a doubt arose...   Read More

Lying for Kṛṣṇa; Potency of the Name

Question: My friend says that lying is fine if it is for Kṛṣṇa. She would lie to her parents and visit the popular Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Importance of Sādhu Seva

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In Anuccheda 238 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī describes the importance of service and association with Vaiṣṇavas. Citing the statements of Śrī Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Guru-sevā Is the Key to Success

In Anuccheda 236 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī explains that surrender to Bhagavān is the first step in pure devotion. However, Bhagavān is...   Read More

Surrender

Surrender is the most fundamental step on the path of bhakti. It is like the foundation for the edifice of bhakti. The foundation is...   Read More

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    If the nature of soul is bliss, then why would we be looking for bliss? If bliss is inside you, then no one can take it out. You can cover it from the outside, but it is still inside of you. It can be covered, but you cannot make it unavailable to itself. Soul does not know what happiness is. If it did, it would not do what it is doing now…Jiva does not have ananda in it. You get ananda – you get the seed that comes from the outside. The soul never knew God, otherwise, why would it come here?

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