The Source of All Sources: Śrī Kṛṣṇa as Svayaṁ Bhagavān – II

The word tu in kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam distinguishes Kṛṣṇa from all the avatāras mentioned in the preceding verses, including all the aṁśas, vibhūtis, and even the...   Read More

The Source of All Sources: Śrī Kṛṣṇa as Svayaṁ Bhagavān – I

By Satyanarayana Dasa Avatāra is a popular concept in Hinduism. It means that the Supreme Divinity descends into the cosmos and becomes visible to people...   Read More

Sadness and Material Attachment

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Question: I have been struggling for some time now with having a purpose. I am still not sure whether I believe in God because I...   Read More

Vaiṣṇava Attitude toward Lord Śiva

Question: Is there any pūjā or any kind of prayers for a family that has converted from Vaiṣṇava to Śaivite earlier? Answer: There is no pūjā for...   Read More

Vedic Cosmology, Golden Age

The Universe of the Purāṇas Question: Could you please shed light on how to reconcile puranic cosmology as described in the Purāṇas with that of...   Read More

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

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