New Publication: Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Siddhanta-ratnam

Jiva Institute has now released Siddhanta-ratnam, a new publication translated by Dr. Demian Martin, which is now available in our Online Store.  Written by...   Read More

Interpretation of Yoga Sūtra

Question: In class, I presented my translation of Yoga Sūtra 2.38, “Firmly established in celibacy, strength/power is attained.” The class brought up the topic...   Read More

Dealing with Traumatic Situations

Question: How can uncovering repressed traumatic memories benefit a person? Answer:  Our neurological and psychological systems have natural mechanisms to suppress and forget a traumatic...   Read More

Studying Śastra: Jñāna or Bhakti?

Jñāna is the popular form of the word jñānam, which is most commonly defined as “knowledge” or “understanding.” Specifically, jñāna means, “that by which...   Read More

Arjuna’s Destination after Kurukṣetra

Question: Some people deny the authority of Bhagavad Gītā because Arjuna did not attain liberation after hearing it. If he attained heaven, which is...   Read More

Do We Need Astrology?

Question: It is generally known that we can’t fundamentally change the horoscope. According to our karma, we are awarded bodies. The law of karma...   Read More

The Implied Meaning of Śāstra

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Question: In SB 1.5.15, Nārada Muni, the father of all preachers of Bhāgavata-dharma, is heavily condemning all the works of Vyāsadeva because they encourage...   Read More

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