The Self and Free Will in the Caitanya Sampradāya – Part 1

By Satyanaryana Dasa Part 1: The Nature of Ātmā - Different schools of Indian philosophy and theology present different doctrines regarding the agency, enjoyership and knowership of ātmā, the individual self. Among them, the Vedānta schools accept the authority

Difference between Jnana-mishra and Uttama Bhakti

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Question: In the Brhad Bhagavatamrta, part one, chapter five, text 16-17, Sanatana Gosvami writes in his Digdarsini commentary that “uttamaa visuddhaa vaa prema-laksanaa vaa...   Read More

Bhagavan’s External Energy

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Question: I was reading the Tattva Sandarbha edition that was translated by you. In anuccheda 31 you have commented that: “In the Bhagavad-gita  (7.5)...   Read More

Ksetrajna, Atma and Prakriti

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Question: What exactly is the ksetrajna in terms of the Samkhya tattva categories? Answer: Ksetrajna and atma are synonyms. The conditioned atma is called...   Read More

Do We Need a Guru?

Question: May I kindly ask for a few minutes of your time to clarify the topic which I’ve come across recently while reading a...   Read More

Conceptions of God and His Energy

Question: In Western theology there’s a prominent concept that God is almighty and can do anything. I think that’s not exactly wrong, but a...   Read More

Happiness and Suffering

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Question: Is there any difference between the happiness and distress caused by karma and the happiness and distress that are caused by the Lord’s...   Read More

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