The Significance of Guru-pūrṇimā

Everyone is born in ignorance. Therefore, everyone is blind without a teacher to guide him. A mother is the first teacher of a child....   Read More

Science and Spirituality

The following is a conversation between Babaji and a devotee scientist Scientist: What is the difference between science and spirituality, and can these two...   Read More

Offenses at the Stage of Bhāva

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Question: It seems that anyone who has doubts cannot completely believe in the words of śāstra. In SB 1.2.21 it is said that doubts...   Read More

Worship and Rituals in the Gauḍīya Tradition

Question: I have spent a lot of time looking at the traditions of the Śrī Vaiṣṇavas. Their texts are so much more codified than anything...   Read More

The Purpose of the Law of Karma

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Question: Karmic reactions are often compared with punishment by an authority. But the difference is that there is a clear cause / effect relation...   Read More

Ekādaśī, Caitanya, Gosvāmīs, Ātmā

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Question: As Vaiṣṇavas, we don’t follow Ekādaśī with a material motive and to attain a certain result, but we do because it enhances and...   Read More

States of Consciousness, Varṇas, Advancement

Question: Some Vedāntists assert that wakefulness (jagṛta–sthāna) is in sattva, the dream state (svapna-sthāna) is in rajas, and deep sleep (suṣupti-sthāna) is in tamas....   Read More

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    If you want to change samskaras, you have to do the opposite of it repeatedly, regularly, consciously…right now your mind is wild and your chitta keeps on throwing up thoughts and desires and you act on it. You have to use your buddhi to be aware of every thought you are having and ask yourself, where is this thought, feeling, behavior taking me? …If your understanding is improper, then your actions will be improper.

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