Meat Eating, Tulasi Tea, Women

Meat eating in Shastra Question: There is some evidence that Rama-Laksmana-Sita’s diet is meat from hunting. Some examples: In the Ayodhyakanda, on the first...   Read More

What Is Jnana?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: The word “jnana” is usually translated as “knowledge,” but, in fact, it is not that simple. In English, one says, “I know the name of a good restaurant,” or “I know Java,” and it is easily understood. But the simplicity of these terms is not the same in Sanskrit ....

Sin and Karma for Different People

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Question: I have been arguing with myself about the meaning of the following verse, particularly whether or not repetition of sin does or does...   Read More

Conversation with an Avowed Atheist

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Atheist: I believe what I see. If you can show me something higher, maybe I’ll believe it. I enjoy my life, have a nice...   Read More

Yoga Sutras, Bhava, Bhagavatam

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Question: The goal of Yoga being attainable thru devotion to the Lord and Arjuna asking to be taught. These verses intersect to me in subject...Surrendering to God...asking God??? Yes? No? Answer: The difference is that in Yoga Sutras 1.23 there is option and Arjuna sees no other option

Chanting Namabhasa

Question: Bhaktivinoda writes in Harinam Cintamani 3.27 – yavat sambandha jnana sthira nahi haya | tavat anarthe namabhasera asraya ||27| “But until he is...   Read More

Fire – The Transformational Energy

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Agnimile purohitam yagyasya devamrtvijam hotaram ratnadhatamam "O Agni, I adore Thee, O priest, O divine minister, Who officiates at the divine Sacrifice, Who is also the invoker, the Summoner, Who most bestows the divine wealth upon us."

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    Our life is running on these two currents of raga and dvesha. It is the same river, but sometimes we are on the love side of the river bank and sometimes we are on the hate side. But the river is only one. There is only one reality. It is our mind that makes a duality of the reality. As soon as something enters our mind, we automatically divide it into either like or dislike. When your mind is running in these two grooves, then you cannot see the reality.

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