Brāhmaṇa by Birth or Qualification?

Question: Upon study of the Gosvāmī literature it is clear that: 1) Brāhminical initiation is only meant for children born in brāhminical families; 2)...   Read More

Eligibility of Brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas

Question: In SB 3.33.6, it is stated: tyan-nāmadheya-śravaṇānukīrtanād, yat-prahvaṇād yat-smaraṇād api kvacit śvādo ‘pi sadyaḥ savanāya kalpate,  kutaḥ punas te bhagavan nu darśanāt “To...   Read More

Brain and Mind / Progress in Bhakti

Relation of Brain and Mind Question: What is the role of the brain in Vedic Psychology and what is the relationship between mind and...   Read More

Why Think Bad about Others?

Questions & AnswersComments Off on Why Think Bad about Others?

Question: I am not a devotee of Ṡri Hari because I do not follow the rules and regulations nor do I chant. However, I...   Read More

Does the Theory of Evolution Throw out God?

Scientist: You mentioned that the Bhāgavata has stories because contemporary people did not understand the language of modern science. Could Vyāsadeva write a Bhāgavata...   Read More

Protection of the Dhāma and Dharma

Question: I have read and heard that Lord Śiva always protects the holy dhāma where Lord Kṛṣṇa has performed His pastime. What sort of...   Read More

New Publication: Daily Deliberations Workbook

Book publicationsVedic PsychologyComments Off on New Publication: Daily Deliberations Workbook

Jiva Institute just released Daily Deliberations for Peace of Mind and Healthy Relations. It is an introspection workbook that one can use to stay...   Read More

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    We tend to blame others for our problems. But if we analyze, we find that we are the cause of our own problems. We think that everyone else is the cause of my problem but me. It is very comfortable for my ego to think that others create my problem. Not me. It is very painful to think that I am the cause of my own problem. Our intellect becomes blind to our own mistakes because of pride. Pride doesn’t allow us to see our own defects. It magnifies others defects and covers our own faults.

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