Is Krishna unfair to us?

Question: Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī writes in his Paramātma Sandarbha (44): tad evam ananta eva jīvākhya taṭasthaḥ śaktayaḥ. tatra tāsāṁ varga dvayaṁ. eko vargaḥ anādita...   Read More

Meditation in Bhakti

Question: Can meditation help you on the bhakti marga? From my understanding and experience of meditation I feel it helps you to be calmer;...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (6)

Anuccheda 159 Offenses slacken Bhakti Similarly, the elephant Gajendra, during his stage of sensual engagement, is an example of a devotee who became absorbed in...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (5)

Anuccheda 157 Offenses Make One Materially Oriented We will now discuss the third effect of aparādha—namely, absorption in other objects that erode one’s faith...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (4)

Anuccheda 155 Offense Leads To Faithlessness Now we will discuss aśraddhā, faithlessness, which is the second of the five primary effects of aparādha. After...   Read More

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (3)

[The explanation of kauṭilya, or crookedness, is continued here.] Similarly, the devotees of Bhagavān also bless those who are simple-hearted yet ignorant, but not those who are crooked and scholarly, as Śrī Camasa told King Nimi:

INFLUENCE OF OFFENSES (2)

Commentary by Satyanarayana Dasa (on Anuccheda 153, see previous post): After showing the purifying power even of a semblance of bhakti, Śrī Jīva goes...   Read More

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    Indeed for a patient it is more crucial to know what is prohibited than what is prescribed because if he eats the prohibited item that may end his life. Similarly, it is more important to know the offenses than the limbs of bhakti, because an offense can bring an end to devotional life.

    — Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
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