Articles in philosophy
“…may I be blessed with the grace of Gadadhara Pandita, the master of the Bhagavatam from whom Mahaprabhu listens to the Bhagavatam. I invoke his mercy.”
Wherever we go, our only duty is to serve Visnu and Vaisnava. We do not have any other duty. Our life is only meant for serving Visnu and Vaisnava.
The first principle of exploitation begins from the urge for self preservation, and that means eating. We must adjust our dealings with the environment in this most primitive necessity. If we can accomplish that, we can almost solve the whole problem.
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.
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.
Why does Bhagavan allow Maya to create obstacles even for a jiva in whom the desire to surrender to Him has been born?
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has shown by his own example how compassionate love for all animation arising in the context of the culture of uttama-bhakti precedes the attainment of bhakti-rasa.
The Vaisnavas want us to read the Bhagavatam, but we should be reading it with the view to apply ourselves in service.
As much as we are able to connect ourselves with Gaura lila, automatically we find that without any trouble we are already present in Krishna lila.
Many perennialists consider the terms “sanatana dharma” and perennialism to be synonymous – and conclude that all wisdom traditions end with eternal being. This pause is where Gaudiya Vedanta offers a second wind.
Regard for Siva and regard for Krishna are not at odds with one another. If we read and study the Bhagavatam we can find so much room to understand, accommodate, and appreciate Lord Siva.