Stages of Bhakti, Doubts and Offenses

Question: It seems that anyone who has doubts cannot completely “believe” in the words of śāstra. In SB 1.2.21 it is said that doubts...   Read More

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

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    To take a human birth is rare. What is more rare is to have association with a Sadhu. But even more rare than that is to get Bhakti. There is nothing more rare than Bhakti. Most of us don’t realize how rare and precious this opportunity we have is. Once we understand, then we don’t want to miss it because life can go away at any time. So we should make an effort for Bhakti. Our life is meant for this only.

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