The Nature of Atma and Its Relation with Bhagavan

Question: Is the ātmā a separate entity compared to Paramātmā? Answer:  The ātmā has its own distinct identity. It is not absolutely identical with...   Read More

Śrī Rādhā in Bhāgavata Purāṇa 

Question: Why is Rādhā’s name not mentioned in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa? Answer: This is a big mystery. Śrīmad Bhāgavata is primarily a book about...   Read More

Shastra Hermeneutics—How to Understand …?

Question: Can you explain the term “inertia,” pertaining to the bahiraṅgā-śakti? It is clear to me that a stone or inanimate object lacks consciousness,...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 29

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

Beginningless Avidya—Coupled with Vidya

The jīva is conditioned by avidyā, which has no beginning—anādi-avidyā-yuktasya puruṣasya (SB 11.22.10). There was never a time that the jīva was not under...   Read More

Feminine Spirituality at Jiva Virtual Campus

Vedic scriptures reveal how the highest evolution of consciousness occurs when we have a loving relationship with God. Love is characterized by a desire...   Read More

Bhakti Principles and the Mood of the Gopis

Question: In Paramātmā Sandarbha 93, Śrī Jīva states that the seed of bhakti is imperishable, which seems to contradict what Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī writes...   Read More

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    The human mind is conditioned by material name and form. To get rid of this conditioning it needs to be fixed on spiritual name and form. It is very difficult to make it devoid of name and form. Therefore, Sri Krsna says that those who worship the unmanifest face big difficulty.

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