Karma, Sex, Sincerity and Buddhist Mantra

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Question: Karma is a complex process in evolution. At what point is the sadhaka, who has a sad-guru and is strictly following the process of bhajan, subjected to karma, and when is the karma nullified and the will of the Lord acting?

The Transcendental Nature of the Holy Name – Part 2

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By Satyanarayana Dasa: It is common experience that to achieve something in the material world one has to work very hard. Based on this knowledge, it is very hard to believe that one can attain anything, spiritual or material, merely by chanting some sounds, even if they are identified as Holy Names.

The Transcendental Nature of the Holy Name – Part 1

By Satyanarayana Dasa: In his Bhagavata-sandarbha, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī establishes on the basis of various Vedic scriptures that the birth and actions of the Lord are transcendental and distinct from those of mortal beings. Jīva Gosvāmī furthermore verifies that Kṛṣṇa’s names are also spiritual. The Lord is called anāmā (lit. nameless), because He does not have material names.

Questions and Answers about Free Will, Tantra, Prostitutes

Question: Is free will an illusion?Answer: Yes, more or less. Unless one has spiritual knowledge, it is an illusion only.Question: Sometimes in shastra there are references to free will and that human life is the only with free will, but it seems also that many times in shastra there are statements that indicate that KRSNA is really the only actor.

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The Greatness of Bhakti

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Question: Jiva Goswami writes in his tika of Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu 1.1.22 that the dog-eater needs to take another birth to qualify for the soma yaga, and quotes Sridhara Swami who says that his immediate qualification for sacrifice means that he is given the respect due to a qualified person ...

Haribhakti Vilasa, Krishna’s Avatara

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The Status of Haribhakti Vilasa Question: I have a few questions about the status of Haribhakti Vilasa. Was it written for both devotees and...   Read More

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