Fear of Rebirth and Doubt, Causeless Mercy

Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have become discouraged in my practice because of doubts, thus I...   Read More

Faith

by Satyanarayana Dasa Faith is a very important part of our character and our life. New Oxford American Dictionary defines it as, “Complete trust or...   Read More

Bhāva, Kurukṣetra, Worship

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Anu- or Sāttvika- Bhāva Question: As far as I know, sāttvika-bhāvas are a subset of anubhāvas (i.e., they are both citta-stha-bhāvāna avabhodaka) but sāttvika-bhāvas are distinct...   Read More

Jīvas, Absolute Reality, Brahman, and Bhagavān

The Nature of Jīvas Question: One thing you could confirm is the definition of adrṣtā within Gaudīya Vedānta. I’m looking at Govinda Bhāṣya 2.3.49...   Read More

Long Awaited: Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha Released!

The Jiva Institute of Vaiśnava Studies is happy to announce the publication and availability of the fourth book in the Ṣaṭ Sandarbha series, the Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Kāma-sūtra: Transcending Through Lust

by Jaya Devi Contrary to popular understanding, the Kāma-sūtra is not a manual exclusively for sensual enjoyment between lovers – a topic covering only...   Read More

Was Cāṇakya a Male Chauvinist?

by Jaya Devi Cāṇakya, a great scholar of polity whose theories of administration are unparalleled anywhere in the world, has often been criticized for...   Read More

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    Don’t get discouraged to study Sanskrit. To live and survive like animals in the material world you need only 4% of your brain. You need 1% of your brain for eating, 1% for sleeping, 1% for defending yourself, and 1% for pro-creating. You still have 96% of your brain to use. Why is the other 96% of your brain there?  Why did God make us like that?  That is to study sastra. And we need to understand Sanskrit to study sastra.

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