Why does God Create the World?

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Question: Bhāgavat Sandarbha, anuccheda 49 states: “lokavat tu līlā-kaivalyam,” the Lord’s pastimes, without motive, are similar to actions in this world. (Brahma-sūtra 2.1.33) In...   Read More

Prīti Gīti – Devotional Songs and Prayers

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This Songbook has been compiled for the use of students at Jiva Institute and friends. The songs and prayers contained in it are the...   Read More

Short Questions and Answers

Preaching Question: Is preaching one purpose for Śrī Caitanya’s appearance? He ordered Śrī Nityānanda to beg people to chant Kṛṣṇa’s names from door to...   Read More

External and Internal Uncleanliness

Dharma-śāstra gives a detailed description of situations that cause us to be aśuca (“unclean”). The death of a relative, birth or miscarriage of a...   Read More

Eternal Associates of Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Question: Are all the 16000 queens of Dvārakā nitya-siddhas, like the eight prime queens of Kṛṣṇa? I’m curious to know if there are some...   Read More

Spiritual Names and Their Powers

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Question:  The second nāmāparādha, mentioned in Padma Purāṇa, Brahma-khaṇḍa 25.15, says: “One who sees differences between any of Lord Śiva’s qualities and names and...   Read More

Liberated and Empowered Beings

Question: Is there any difference between objects which are originally from svarūpa-śakti and those that are tādātmya prāpta (iron in contact with fire acts like...   Read More

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