Realizing Kṛṣṇa’s Sweetness

Question: In Bhakti Rāsāmṛta Sindhu 1.2.24, Śri Rupa Gosvāmipāda quotes SB 3.25.26 about Śri Kṛṣṇa’s beauty, and how a bhakta can never desire any...   Read More

1000 x the Result in Holy Places

Question: In a lecture you said that one cannot achieve 100 or 1000 times the result of their sādhanā in the holy dhāma compared...   Read More

New Publication: Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Siddhanta-ratnam

Jiva Institute has now released Siddhanta-ratnam, a new publication translated by Dr. Demian Martin, which is now available in our Online Store.  Written by...   Read More

Interpretation of Yoga Sūtra

Question: In class, I presented my translation of Yoga Sūtra 2.38, “Firmly established in celibacy, strength/power is attained.” The class brought up the topic...   Read More

Dealing with Traumatic Situations

Question: How can uncovering repressed traumatic memories benefit a person? Answer:  Our neurological and psychological systems have natural mechanisms to suppress and forget a traumatic...   Read More

Studying Śastra: Jñāna or Bhakti?

Jñāna is the popular form of the word jñānam, which is most commonly defined as “knowledge” or “understanding.” Specifically, jñāna means, “that by which...   Read More

Arjuna’s Destination after Kurukṣetra

Question: Some people deny the authority of Bhagavad Gītā because Arjuna did not attain liberation after hearing it. If he attained heaven, which is...   Read More

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    You have to understand what is service. It means you do activities for the pleasure of the person you are serving. Service is that your intention is that you want to please the person you serve. It is not that I want to gain something from it. Service itself is its own reward. If you are trying to get something then it is not really service. If it has any other motive then you can say it looks like service, but it is not really.

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