Free Will or Forced to Act?

Question: There are different stages of existence. One is when we have no knowledge. Here we have no control over our mind—this is māyā...   Read More

Cultural Principles in the Gauḍīya line

Question: In Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Antya 12.37 it is said: peṭāṅgi-gāya kare daṇḍavat-namaskāra govinda kahe śrīkānta āge peṭāṅgi utāra When Śrīkānta offered obeisances to the...   Read More

Vāsudevaḥ Sarvam Iti

When we were born, we were tiny beings, a few pounds and just about a foot and a half long. Over the years, we...   Read More

The Purpose of Prayer

QUESTION:   The more I seek to get closer to God, the more I find myself asking God for less and having less desires. ...   Read More

Vaikuṇṭha-Fall in Grammar

Question: In his Hari Nāmamṛta Vyākaraṇa, in one of his vṛtti commentaries, Jīva Gosvāmī analyzes the declension of words “vaikuṇṭha-dhvas” and “vaikuṇṭha-sras”, which both...   Read More

Bhakti Tirtha Course – Review and Preview

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“I only expected ten people when I first conceived of this program several years ago,” said Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa at the closing ceremony of...   Read More

Dharma and Adharma—Śāstra Hermeneutics

Question: How do we understand the story of Pundalika who kept Viṭṭhala waiting until he finished serving his parents? Which was the right dharma?...   Read More

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    The cells in the body are cooperating so this whole unit can survive. If the cells start becoming independent by fighting with each other, then you will die. That is what cancer is. In a healthy body, cells are not independent and they are surrendered to the system. The same principle is everywhere. If you want to have a nice kirtan then everybody has to sing together. This universe has a rhythm and everything has a rhythm. Jiva Gosvami is trying to bring out this rhythm. That is his purpose.

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