Mukti, Destination before Perfection, Emotions in Gita

Mukti for a Bhakta Question: I have a question about mukti and would like your help in understanding this. We hear about 5 types...   Read More

Complain? Or be Grateful?

We have a choice: We can complain about what we are missing, or we can be grateful and celebrate what we have. Most people...   Read More

Is Karma an Effective Form of Justice?

Question: What is the real purpose of karma? Is it to hold jivas accountable and responsible for their actions? Or is it reform the...   Read More

On Vaishnava Culture and Customs

Question: Previously, was there any distinction of dress between Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the regular population in India, and for the different varnas? What did...   Read More

Knowledge through Parampara

PhilosophyQuestions & AnswersComments Off on Knowledge through Parampara

Question: Is parampara a two way street? Many times I have heard that we should not jump over our personal Guru and go straight...   Read More

Bhakti-tirtha Course

Bhakti-tirtha Level 2 at Jiva Institute Vrindavan has started on October 16th and will be running through March 30th 2018.  For a detailed description...   Read More

Bhagavatam Historiography

Question: Could it be considered that the ācāryas composed a ‘mythic’ (pseudo-historical) narrative, to present a set of esoteric teachings that were their main...   Read More

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    If you have seen a crane, he looks very nice standing on one leg like a great yogi meditating. But internally, he is only standing like that to catch a fish. Hypocrisy is like that. Outside you pose as a nice, gentle person. But inside you are cruel because you want to play a trick on a nice, innocent being. Krishna tears the beak to show what is inside.

    — Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
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