Life’s Dilemma

I recently got an email from one of my students. He wrote, “I’m sitting here in a park, looking at the blue sky, and...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 17

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This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

Brahma’s Daughter, Touching Feet, Yugas, Confidential Items

Question: In Bhāgavata Purāṇa 3.12, we find Brahmā desiring and becoming passionate about his own daughter Vāk. Since Brahmā’s daughter is called Vāk (“spoken...   Read More

No Jñāna Without Bhakti

 Every school of thought has some distinctive principles that make it different from other schools. In the Gaudīya school, one such principle is that...   Read More

New Edition of Bhakti Sandarbha Just Published!

Bhakti Sandarbha, which is the fifth volume in the anthology, deals with abhidheya, the prescribed method to actualize our relation with Bhagavān. After in...   Read More

Shastra Quiz 16

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This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary...   Read More

The Nature of Absolute Nondual Reality

Question: In Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 3, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī cites Viṣṇu Purāṇa (6.5.66–69): That which is unmanifest, free from aging, inconceivable, unborn, never decaying,...   Read More

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