Who Is a Qualified Teacher

To practice spiritual life, one needs to study from a teacher. There are various types of spiritual paths such as Jñāna Yoga, Aṣṭāṅga Yoga,...   Read More

Don’t Take Me Seriously–My [Anādi] Lighter Side

Vaiṣṇavas are gracious in general, but some go out of their way to pull others onto their way. I experienced this recently through a...   Read More

Two Types of Śraddhā – Laukīkī and Śāstrīya

In Anucchedas 186 to 202, Śrī Jiva Gosvāmī describes various types of sādhus belonging to the paths  of karma, jñāna and bhakti. His intention...   Read More

Devotees Are the Cause of Bhakti

In the first part of Bhakti Sandarbha (Anuccheda 1-165), Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that the main process to achieve the ultimate goal of life,...   Read More

How One Attains Bhakti

In Anucchedas 179 to 185 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī establishes that bhakti descends into the heart of a jīva only by the...   Read More

Grace of a Devotee As Primary Cause of Bhakti

We have heard the famous payār from Caitanya Caritāmṛta—guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāye bhakti-latā-bīja—“one gets the seed of bhakti creeper by the grace of guru and Kṛṣṇa.”...   Read More

Bhakti Defined—Glimpses into Bhakti Sandarbha

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A word has a meaning, and often it may even many meanings. If we want to undersand the meaning of a sentence, we need...   Read More

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    We like to be naked because then we are free from the dress – the conditioning. That is why everyday we want to undress completely and experience dreamless sleep. Our clothes, our house, our possessions – these are all our dresses. Sometimes it is good to meditate on deep sleep. When we are in deep sleep, we are free from the dress. And when we wake up, we should deliberate that this is just my dress, so we don’t become too much attached to it. Deep sleep is an experience of our own inner self.

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