Posts tagged: guru

Diksha Guru Is Also Shiksha Guru

The following are the last questions in the context of Babaji’s podcast interview with Namarasa.   Question: If dīkṣā and śikṣā are never separated,...   Read More

Karma, Guru–Disciple, Mantra-diksha

Question: What is the use of karma if person cannot remember what he has done wrong in a past life, but his karma fructifies this...   Read More

Female Guru

“Can a female be guru?” is a frequently asked question. Such a question did not arise in the minds of people a few decades...   Read More

Importance of Sādhu Seva

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In Anuccheda 238 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī describes the importance of service and association with Vaiṣṇavas. Citing the statements of Śrī Kṛṣṇa...   Read More

Guru-sevā Is the Key to Success

In Anuccheda 236 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī explains that surrender to Bhagavān is the first step in pure devotion. However, Bhagavān is...   Read More

Śravaṇa-guru, Śikṣā-guru, and Dīkṣā Guru

I receive many questions related to śīkṣā-guru and dīkṣā-guru. At present, the general understanding in the devotee community is that these two are different persons. I do...   Read More

Do We Need a Guru?

Question: May I kindly ask for a few minutes of your time to clarify the topic which I’ve come across recently while reading a...   Read More

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