Atha Sadhu-sanga (Part 1)

Sri Rupa Gosvami says bhakti develops from sadhana to bhava by passing through eight steps (BRS 1.4.15-16). The first step, sraddha, leads to the second, sadhu-sanga: association with a sadhu, a Vaishnava saint. Commenting on these verses, Sri Jiva Gosvami writes that prior to attaining sraddha, a person

Jiva University

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This document presents a plan for establishing Jiva University–an initiative undertaken by Jiva Institute to create a world-class educational institution based on the traditional...   Read More

“Vrindavan-Anti Party” Is Provoked Again

Recently it was brought to my notice that an article entitled “The Vrndavana Anti-party” which criticizes my views, was published on HareKrsna.com. Many of my students have approached me about this and asked me to write a rejoined. I personally have no interest in getting into any such debates and controversies.

Questions and Answers on Mercy, Samskaras and Gita

Mercy Question:  What is mercy? Answer: That which fixes your mind on Krishna. In other words, that which makes you a devotee. Question:  What...   Read More

Bābājīs, Sahajiyās and Apasampradāyas

Recently an article entitled “Disobedience and Deviation is More Dangerous than a Falldown!” by Mahasrnga Dasa was published on the Sampradaya Sun website and brought to my notice. This article warns ISKCON devotees against associating with the bābājīs in Vraja, specifically Vrindavan and Rādhākuṇḍa.

Govinda Lilamrita Classes at Jiva Institute during Kartika

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Govinda-līlāmṛta, composed by Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī (author of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta), is an important and unique piece of literature for the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava community. The author himself declares that the purpose of this work is to inspire devotees to contemplate the various pastimes ...

Japa and Shastra Retreat in Switzerland

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The second annual retreat of Babaji Satyanarana Dasa’s students was recently held in Switzerland, drawing students from Europe, United States, Australia, and India. Although...   Read More

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    If the nature of soul is bliss, then why would we be looking for bliss? If bliss is inside you, then no one can take it out. You can cover it from the outside, but it is still inside of you. It can be covered, but you cannot make it unavailable to itself. Soul does not know what happiness is. If it did, it would not do what it is doing now…Jiva does not have ananda in it. You get ananda – you get the seed that comes from the outside. The soul never knew God, otherwise, why would it come here?

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