Did Women Study the Veda in Ancient Times?

Question: We sometimes address the question of why women were categorically included amongst those who can’t study the Veda. This question accepts a basic...   Read More

Is a Guru Really Necessary?

There are mixed feelings about the role of guru in one’s spiritual life, and I am asked about it very often. Those who stick...   Read More

Deliverance through the Name

Question: The following quote is from CC, Antya Līla 3.50-54:  yavana-sakalera ‘mukti’ habe anāyāse ’hā rāma, hā rāma’ bali’ kahe nāmābhāse One day Śrī...   Read More

Do we Have to Reject Modern Science?

Question: Does a prema-bhakta know everything in the empirical realm as well? For example, can a prema-bhakta prove Fermat’s theorem or reconcile quantum mechanics...   Read More

Mukti, Destination before Perfection, Emotions in Gita

Mukti for a Bhakta Question: I have a question about mukti and would like your help in understanding this. We hear about 5 types...   Read More

Complain? Or be Grateful?

We have a choice: We can complain about what we are missing, or we can be grateful and celebrate what we have. Most people...   Read More

Is Karma an Effective Form of Justice?

Question: What is the real purpose of karma? Is it to hold jivas accountable and responsible for their actions? Or is it reform the...   Read More

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    Jiva has its own identity, separate from Bhagavan. If Bhagavan and Jiva are absolutely one, then there can’t be a relationship between worshipper and the worshipped, or master and servant, or lover and the beloved. For a relationship there must be two distinct individuals with their separate identities.  Advaitavada says that in the ultimate stage there is no distinction between Jiva and Brahman.  We don’t agree.

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