The Ontology of the Jīva – Part 4

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Advaita-vādīs raise an objection to this necessity of accepting illuminating power (dharma-bhūta jñāna) as a quality possessed by ātmā: “Consciousness (jñāna) cannot be the...   Read More

The Ontology of the Jīva – Part 3

 Verse Six evaṁ parābhidhyānena kartṛtvaṁ prakṛteḥ pumān karmasu kriyamāṇeṣu guṇair ātmāni manyate Prakṛti is the entity that carries out material activities, but the ātmā...   Read More

The Ontology of the Jīva – Part 2

The sixth verse will make it clear that the cause of the ātmā’s union with prakṛti is his own inclination towards and infatuation with...   Read More

The Ontology of the Jīva – Part 1

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By Satyanarayana Dasa: This article describes the nature of the individual living being (jīva). It is based on a commentary on verses three through seven of the 26th Chapter of the Third Canto of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam by Śri Vīrarāghava Ācārya of the Śrī-sampradāya. I have included my own explanatory statements where required.

Jiva Garden – Krishna was the First Environmentalist

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by JoAn Street: I spent three weeks at Jiva Institute in Vrindavan India during the month of Kartik this past fall of 2013. The purpose was to help implement a permaculture design that was done the previous year by Rico Zook, a wise pioneer of permaculture and two of his Indian students

Relation between Jnana and Bhakti

Question: How is jnana dependent on bhakti? Does it mean a jnani has to practice bhakti along with his practice of jnana to be...   Read More

The State of Atma while Dreaming

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Question: Srila Prabhupada said many times in his books that while dreaming the soul in his subtle body “goes places”. At least that is...   Read More

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