Śūdra or Vaiśya?

By Satyanarayana Dasa I have quite often heard the phrase, “In Kaliyuga everybody is a śūdra,” kalau śudrāḥ sambhvāḥ, although I am unable to...   Read More

Position of Lord Śiva

Question: I would like to know more about Lord Śiva’s position in the Gauḍīya sampradāya. Is he more powerful than Brahmā or is he...   Read More

Spiritual and Material Love

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Question: Let’s say the disciple loves the guru. How is it possible that all his or her experiences of love, before coming in contact...   Read More

Power of the Holy Name

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Question:  Suppose a neophyte devotee chants the Holy Names loudly while making so many nāma aparādhas and suppose the listener, who is free from offenses, hears those...   Read More

The Vedic View on Homosexuality

Question: What is the Vedic view of the śāstras on homosexuals and their love for each other? Answer: I have not read anything specific about it...   Read More

Freedom from Envy – Qualification for Bhakti

By Satyanarayana Dasa Different spiritual paths have different requirements for success. The path of karma yoga requires tenacious adherence to the Vedic injunctions. The...   Read More

Offenses, Siddha Devotees, Purañjana Story

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Question: If a person has no contact with bhakti or devotees, can one also commit offense even with a different concept of God in...   Read More

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