Hierarchy of Beings

Question: In Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (5.5.21-22), the following hierarchy of jīvas is given: bhūteṣu vīrudbhya uduttamā ye sarīsṛpās teṣu sabodha-niṣṭhāḥ tato manuṣyāh pramathās tato ‘pi...   Read More

Vedic Literature, Impurity, Saṁskāra Ceremony

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Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Purāṇas and Itihāsas? Question: Could you please kindly explain the difference between...   Read More

What is a Kaniṣṭhādhikāri?

Question: Recently, while discussing with devotees, we churned out some points from the verse defining kaniṣṭhādhikāri in the Bhāgavata. I want to check with...   Read More

36 Hours at Jiva Institute

By Tanmaya Krsna Dasa My trip to India this month was rather hectic. I landed in Mumbai, and soon after, dashed off to Indore...   Read More

Scriptures on Islam and Christianity

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Question: What is the true position of the scriptures on Islam and Christianity?  Answer: Our supreme pramāṇa are the Vedas and the Smṛtis, ie.,...   Read More

Mind’s Nature, Mood of Service, Siddha Svarūpa

Question: What is the nature of the mind?  Answer: The mind is the inner sense that perceives all the sensations coming from the external senses, as...   Read More

Vrindavan is Changing

Vrindavan is changing, but so is everything. Change always occurs—in the cells of the body, in our thoughts, and in the world around us....   Read More

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