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
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 ....
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
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
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
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
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."