New Bhagavad Gītā Edition Released on Gītā Jayanti

On the auspicious day of Gītā Jayanti (Appearance of Bhagavad Gītā), Jiva Institute has released a new high quality edition of Bhagavad Gītā with...   Read More

Hinduism Course for Rutgers Students

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For the last five year, undergraduate students from the Department of Religion of Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey, USA, have been visiting...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (4)

The only argument which remains is that śabda-brahma or the Veda is not limited by time and space, therefore it also exists in the...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (3)

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When I was requested to comment on the discussion, I wrote as follows: “Jīva Gosvāmī has refuted sphota-vāda in Sarva-samvādini. It is not a...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (2)

While commenting upon SB 1.7.5 also, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī writes that a conditioned jīva is devoid of jñāna of Bhagavān, jīvānām anādi-bhagavad-ajñānam. In these...   Read More

Are the Vedas Inherent in the Heart? (1)

Question: I’m currently exploring Bhaktivinod Thakur’s understanding of the nature of sastra. He seems to suggest that sastra (Veda) is an expression of the...   Read More

Study Shastra Properly

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Question: Sometimes devotees argue that there is no need to study shastra. They give examples, such as the story from Caitanya Caritamrita of the...   Read More

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