My Visit to Jiva Institute

My name is Hemal P. Trivedi and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University finishing a Masters in Religious Studies with a specialization...   Read More

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY – INJUSTICE

QUESTION I am feeling overwhelmed regarding the current political situation in the United States.  While I have been trying to cultivate equanimity and compassion...   Read More

Love Beyond Love – Part 4

If one performs yajña without material motive, the result is subduing of rajas and tamas and predominance of sattva. In turn, this grants clear knowledge of the self, jñāna. Kṛṣṇa confirms this in the (Gīta 4.33), sarva karmākhilaṁ pārtha jñāne parisamāpyate, “O Arjuna all endeavors culminate in jñāna.” Therefore jñāna, too, can be created.

Love Beyond Love – Part 3

Continuation of the Commentary on Prīti Sandarbha (Anu 61) by Satyanarayana Dasa Further evidence that happiness and love are distinct entities is the fact that their opposites...   Read More

Love Beyond Love – Part 2

In the first sixty anucchedas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has established that prīti is the ultimate puruṣārtha (object of human pursuit). As said earlier, traditionally in India, mokṣa or mukti is considered the highest puruṣārtha. Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī is establishing a new principle,

Love Beyond Love – Part 1

I am currently translating and commenting on Prīti Sandarbha, and wanted to share the 61st anuccheda, in which Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the definition...   Read More

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ABORTION

QUESTION: When I am doing japa, a memory keeps bothering me of something that happened 35 years ago. I had an abortion. I felt...   Read More

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