New Publication: Gaura-gana-svarupa-tattva-candrika

One of the aims of Jiva Institute is to publish rare books. Dr. Demian Martins discovered this previously unknown work of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura...   Read More

Pride is the Opposite of Love – So Keep Quiet

The psychology of materialists is quite opposite the psychology of spiritualists. This is why materialistic people cannot understand the minds of spiritualists –vaiṣṇavera kriyā-mudrā vijṣeha nā bujhaya.

The Essence of Dharma

Question: Babaji, can you tell me in brief the essence of dharma? I have read books on dharma, but there are so many principles...   Read More

Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Question: My question has a few parts to it and ultimately it is about the nature of studying one’s own mind and inclinations. Bhaktivinoda...   Read More

Keep Your Practice and Realizations Secret

The following article is an extract from Bhakti Sandarbha Text 339 by Jīva Gosvāmī (the second to last text of Bhakti Sandarbha), with commentary...   Read More

Beginningless Bondage, Samsara-duhkha and Brahma-sayujya

Question:  I very much favor your interpretation of the shastras on the topic of Sayujya-mukti and Bliss in Brahman (https://www.jiva.org/suyujya-mukti-and-bliss-in-brahman/). It differs much, or...   Read More

Bhakti-tirtha Course at Jiva Institute in October 2016

In India, there are two types of spiritual organizations, one is called parampara and the other is called sant-mat. A parampara is based on...   Read More

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    Making mistakes is good because this is how you learn. This is how you develop the muscles of your brain. That is why in sastra there are wrong examples given so you know what is wrong. To know what is pramana you also have to know what is error… Love means to make mistakes together. Then he went on to explain, Sanksrit is the language of love, so we join everything together.

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