Souls and Cells

Question: What happens at the time of conception? How does an ātmā choose a sperm or an egg cell? Does each sperm cell have...   Read More

Bhakti Tirtha Level 4

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

Yuga Theory in the Gauḍīya Tradition

Question: I am working on my honors thesis in religion.  My project is a comparison of the ways in which the Gauḍīya and Swāmi...   Read More

Bhakti and Neuroscience

Question: In a seminar about the nature of the mind, you had mentioned that the subtle body (manas, buddhi, ahaṅkāra, citta) expresses itself through...   Read More

No Bhakti Without Surrender

Question: I understand that there are two ways to practice rāganugā-bhakti: 1) sādhaka-rupa-sevā – Chant, serve guru.  2) siddha-rupa-sevā – Serve Sri Radha, Sri...   Read More

Understanding Śāstra Properly

Question: In Bhagavad Gīta 4.12, Śrī Kṛṣṇa states that people approach the devas for quick benefits. It is also said that devas like Lord...   Read More

Solution for Rāga and Dveṣa

Attraction and repulsion, rāga and dveṣa, are the two primary emotions experienced by human beings. They are the offspring of avidyā, or primordial ignorance...   Read More

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    The ego likes to praise itself and criticize others. This is the big pleasure of the ego. The ego hates being criticized. A healthy way of dealing with criticism is to see if there is any truth in it?  But you have to be detached from your ego for this. Take the comment as if it is true, and then use it to improve yourself. The doctor gives injection to get rid of the disease. It may hurt, but it can help you.

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