Basic Principles of Deity Worship

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QUESTION: In the śāstras an elaborate process of Deity worship is described. If, however, someone is living alone in the West, should they do...   Read More

The Gurukula System in Modern Age

Question: Could you explain the purpose and benefits of the gurukula system and if it still has a place in modern society? What are the qualities of a proper teacher and how are they exhibited in a gurukula? Answer: In the past, when a male brahmana child was seven or eight years old, he was ...

Preface to Tattva Sandarbha

Of the Six Sandarbhas, Tattva Sandarbha is the smallest in size, but not in importance. As its name suggests, it discusses the Reality (tattva)...   Read More

Radio Interview on the Vedic View of the Mind

The following is a Radio Interview with Babaji by Aneesha Holaday for Voice America Aneesha Holaday (Host): The chitta, or subconscious mind is our...   Read More

What Is Wrong with Onions and Garlic?

Question: What is the rational, logical reason behind not eating Garlic, Onions, (Carrots, etc)? It seems there is not logical reason, only a reference to...   Read More

God’s Love, Samadhi, Meditation on Intimate Pastimes

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Bhagavan’s Love Question: In Paramatma Sandarbha you write: “Bhagavan implies that the bliss of His loving exchange with His devotees is superior to Svarūpānanada...   Read More

The Importance of Nāma Kīrtana – 2

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Śravaṇam precedes kīrtanam and smaranam because it is impossible to remember or glorify something one has not yet heard about. Despite this practical primacy of śravaṇam, kīrtanam is actually of primary significance and importance, and, therefore special attention should be given to its practice.

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    When you don’t have the intelligence to understand and control your emotions, one solution in the material world is to forget about it and drink alcohol or do drugs. When people in spiritual circles who have made a vow not to use these vices can’t control their emotions, they turn to criticizing, gossiping, threatening, manipulating and controlling Guru, or others, instead of just facing squarely what is there inside their own heart.

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