Question: Bhakti doesn’t come by tapasya, but because of Grace and through association. It is yadrcchaya. However, according to Mahabharata, the bhakti to the Supreme Lord arises in the heart of an individual as a result of penances performed in the thousands of the previous birth. What is the reason for giving a different explanation of bhakti?
By Satyanarayana Dasa: “Charity begins at home,” is an old adage. Unfortunately, charity at home is very much missing at present. We are increasingly neglecting our families. We are failing to see that the current problems of society are deeply rooted within the family unit, for society is merely a combination of family units. Therefore, the new adage should be “Problems begin at home.”
Question: In my country organ donation will become compulsory. Therefore I would like to know the Vaishnava perspective on this. Some say that one... Read More
By Satyanarayana Dasa: With the evolution of civilization and advancement of technology, life has become more unpredictable and prone to stress. The current economic crisis is one of the biggest causes of worry for people, even in the most advanced countries. The World Health Organization predicts that stress will be the number one killer in the world by the year 2020.
Question: When Brahma’s life ends after 100 of his years or 311,040,000,000,000 earth years, this universe faces a final dissolution and all the living entities... Read More
The Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies is pleased to introduce live channel called “JivaLIVE” offering hundreds of Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa’s video lectures on the... Read More
Question: You seem to say that ananda is only in the svarupa-shakti. However the jiva shakti would not even be able to experience prakritic... Read More