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The Simultaneous Inherency and Bestowal of Bhakti—Part 18: Concluding Words

November 3rd, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Each school of Vedānta has to reconcile the apparent difference between the world—with all its variety—and the Vedāntic understanding of advaya-jñāna-tattva (one nondual Absolute Truth). The way that Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism explains this apparent contradiction is through śakti—the Lord is one and different with his śaktis


The Simultaneous Inherency and Bestowal of Bhakti—Part 9: Unmanifest Qualities of the Soul

October 3rd, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

“The jīva’s qualities which are similar to the Lord’s are hidden. From meditation on the Supreme Lord, a śakti which defies darkness appears by the mercy of the Lord, like the power of a medicine.” This comment very clearly shows simultaneous inherence and bestowal because it says that the jīva’s hidden qualities (śakti) manifest by the mercy of the Lord



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