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Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva
April 3, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva

Anupama, Murari Gupta, and the various Rama bhaktas of South India all appeared in Mahaprabhu’s lila, and we should appreciate the real devotion of any bhakta who fans the flame of spiritual partiality in their hearts.

Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya
March 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

In Ramanuja’s view, a special relationship exists between Brahman, the jivas, and the world. He calls this relationship aprthak-siddhi, or inseparability. With this term Ramanuja seeks to logically explain the identity and difference of Brahman.

The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities
March 27, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities

The Uttarakhand high court on Monday declared the Ganga and Yamuna living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person, a move that could help in efforts to clean the pollution-choked rivers.

What We Cannot Know
March 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
What We Cannot Know

Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?

Joy of Self: Revealed Sound
March 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Joy of Self: Revealed Sound

The Veda does not claim that by studying its words with our intellect we will know the truth. It is the self-established truth imploring us to take up the means of experiencing the truth ourselves.

Maya: The Paradoxical Potency of Bhagavan
March 16, 2017 – 12:33 am | 22 Comments
Maya: The Paradoxical Potency of Bhagavan

Why does Bhagavan allow Maya to create obstacles even for a jiva in whom the desire to surrender to Him has been born?