Observation of the Yugas

Question: I have a new observation to share with you regarding the yugas.  SB 1.4.14 says that the Vyasa began his work when the...   Read More

Jiva Gosvami’s Sandarbhas

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Question 1): I am highly appreciating the depth of your work on the Sandarbhas and very much honoring Sri Jiva for his organization of the Bhagavat Siddhanta. Thank you so much for this offering. A few quick questions:

Krishna – A Warmonger?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: While traveling in the West and lecturing on the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most common questions asked by peace loving Western students is, “Why is Krishna preaching and almost forcing Arjuna to take up weapons against his own kinsmen while Arjuna shows no interest in it and argues against the ghastly warfare and its irreligious and immoral outcome?”

Questions on Caitanya Caritamrita

Question:  I read in a purport to Caitanya Caritamrita (Madhya 24) that the guru must be situated on the topmost platform of devotional service....   Read More

The Functions of VATA – Emotional and Physical Health

By Satyanarayana Dasa: According to Ayurveda, there are three vital bioenergies in relation to the constitution of the physical body, which are called doshas. They are vata, pitta and kapha. Here, we want to take a closer look at the function of vata. The word vata is derived from the Sanskrit root va, which means to blow, to go, or to move. Thus vata means that which blows around or moves. It denotes wind or air, but in Ayurveda it has a special meaning.

Near Death Experiences, Jivas, Catuhsloki

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Near Death Experiences Question:  People have near death experiences and during such experiences, they often see a bright light. Is this really just the...   Read More

Universal Form, Animal Killing, Bhagavata Commentaries

Question: Usually we hear that on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, only Arjuna saw the virata-rupa. But sometimes it is said that others saw it as well. Do you know where this alternate idea is stated specifically? I found a reference from Sridhara Maharaja's disciple, Govinda Maharaja.

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