Hindu Studies Program

The following text has been published on the website of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Internationally-Acclaimed Indian Scholar To Teach Hindu Studies...   Read More

Knowledge from the Vedas

The Upanishads are part of the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of the world. There are four Vedas, namely the Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva...   Read More

Rasa in the Spiritual World

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Question: How can there be samanjasa rati [selfless love satisfying worldly standards of righteous conduct], and sadharani rati [related to one’s desire to receive...   Read More

A different View

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Nobody likes to be put into trouble. At least I do not know anyone who would relish being faced with misery. After the trouble is over, we may see that problematic event as an occasion for learning, though while undergoing the experience, we wish it would end as quickly as

Questions on Krishna-Lila

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Question: Does Yashoda know that Krishna is God? Answer: There is no need for her to know it. There is stage of consciousness in which someone is not interested to know it. The first stage is to know God, and the need love of Him, but at a more advanced level God isn’t anymore God for you.

Bhakti Prevails

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The confrontation between the four Kumaras and the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha is analyzed very wonderfully in Srila Jiva Gosvami's Bhagavat-sandarbha. The episode appears in the fifteenth chapter of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Expansions of Jaya and Vijaya

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Question: In Srimad Bhagavat 8.21.16-17, it is said that Jay and Vijay combatted the demons [outside of Vaikuntha]. In his tika, Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipad...   Read More

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    If it was possible to make a change by being in anxiety, then you should take out more time for worrying. Schedule it as part of your day, just like taking time each day for eating. But, it doesn’t work like that. Most of the time people worry for no good reason. Worrying does not accomplish anything other than distract you from the present moment, where peace patiently awaits you.

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