Why Offense Should Be Avoided

Question: Please kindly help me to understand why aparādhas to the deities, dhām, etc should be avoided. I understand that everything in the śāstras has a scientific...   Read More

Customs of Worship, Vision, Golden Age

Question: What are the scriptural instructions on women chanting the Gāyatrī mantra?  Answer: I think it would be better to be specific. India is...   Read More

The Reason for Loneliness

The real identity of ātmā is that it is part of Kṛṣṇa’s intermediary potency, taṭasthā-śakti, as Kṛṣṇa proclaims in Bhagavat Gīta 15.7: mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke...   Read More

Worship of Śrī Śrī Gaura Gadādhara

Question: I wanted to know whether your paramparā has any scope for Gaura Gadādhara upāsanā. We know that many of the Nadiyā bhaktas wrote...   Read More

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

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