What Is Wrong with Pratiṣṭhā?

Pratiṣṭhā means “fame, glory, renown, celebrity, high position, etc.” We all have taste for it. We work for it and feel happy when we...   Read More

Wife’s Benefit, Association, Sannyāsa

Question: How does the vow of pativrata help a wife to advance in spiritual life if the husband is not a devotee and is...   Read More

Spiritual Bodies

Variety and Difference Question: Due to our previous saṁsakāras and saṅga, our desires vary from sādhaka to sādhaka. But in the spiritual world also...   Read More

Reconciling Conflicting Statements

Question: As you often cite Gītā verse 7.14 to support that only bhakti to Kṛṣṇa delivers one from the material world, what would you...   Read More

Women and Lust

by Satyanarayana Dasa There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: ...   Read More

Stages of bhakti, Kṛṣṇa’s Ānanda

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Question: If bhāva is the first ray of prema as per Bhakti-rasāmrita-sindhu, then what is the nature of the previous stages such as nisthā,...   Read More

New Jiva Project: Gauḍīya Grantha Mandir

By Jagadananda Das It is with great satisfaction that we announce that henceforth the On-line Gaudiya Grantha Mandir will be hosted by the Jiva...   Read More

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