The Implied Meaning of Śāstra

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Question: In SB 1.5.15, Nārada Muni, the father of all preachers of Bhāgavata-dharma, is heavily condemning all the works of Vyāsadeva because they encourage...   Read More

Bhakti Tirtha Course 4

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On October 15th, we will be launching into the fourth year of Bhakti Tirtha, which has now become an ongoing program at Jiva Institute....   Read More

Animal Sacrifice without Killing

Question: Throughout the Mahābhārata and the Bhāgavata there are references to animal sacrifices being performed by saintly kings. I’d like to more carefully understand...   Read More

The Duty of a Vaiṣṇavī Wife

Question: Please clarify the siddhānta spoken in Bhāgavata Purāṇa by Kṛṣṇa Himself that the highest religious duty for a woman is to sincerely serve her...   Read More

Stages of Bhakti, Doubts and Offenses

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

Śūdra or Vaiśya?

By Satyanarayana Dasa I have quite often heard the phrase, “In Kaliyuga everybody is a śūdra,” kalau śudrāḥ sambhvāḥ, although I am unable to...   Read More

Position of Lord Śiva

Question: I would like to know more about Lord Śiva’s position in the Gauḍīya sampradāya. Is he more powerful than Brahmā or is he...   Read More

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