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Perfection in Imperfection
March 14, 2019 – 1:01 am | One Comment
Perfection in Imperfection

The concept that God should be impartial, generous and compassionate to all beings is not uncommon. Gaudiya Vaisnava theology, however, takes this conception one step further.

Parakiya Bhajan
March 11, 2019 – 1:01 am | One Comment
Parakiya Bhajan

To break the law should be the main characteristic of a Rupanuga Vaishnava. What I have conceived about this parakiya principle is important. I have thought it out in a particular way.

Are Shiva and Vishnu One or Different?
March 4, 2019 – 1:30 am | 8 Comments
Are Shiva and Vishnu One or Different?

Visvanatha Cakravarti explains the aparadha of differentiating between Siva and Vishnu.

Glimpses of the Bhagavatam with Swami Padmanabha – Part 1
February 25, 2019 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Glimpses of the Bhagavatam with Swami Padmanabha – Part 1

Swami Padmanabha gives an introductory discourse on the Srimad Bhavavatam.

From Emotion to Devotion
February 21, 2019 – 12:33 am | One Comment
From Emotion to Devotion

“I do not want to think of anything else, only your lotus feet.” This is devotion. A promotion from emotion to devotion comes in this way when we are in the proper line and have proper guidance.

Advaita Acarya and the Unique Compassion of Caitanya Mahaprabhu
February 11, 2019 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Advaita Acarya and the Unique Compassion of Caitanya Mahaprabhu

When Mahaprabhu appears in the world, he does not defy convention. Thus he appears at the request of Advaita Acarya, the Mahavishnu of Gaura-lila.

The Highest Attainment and Present Adjustment
January 31, 2019 – 3:24 am | No Comment
The Highest Attainment and Present Adjustment

The last and the greatest gift of the Supreme Personality to the theistic scholars, is the great Bhagavata Purana.

Setting the Stage for Srimad Bhagavatam
January 28, 2019 – 1:15 am | One Comment
Setting the Stage for Srimad Bhagavatam

Naked and appearing as though half mad, Sukadeva Goswami entered the assembly. All rose in respect and Sukadeva was unanimously given the chair of the speaker.

Doubt, Fear, and Mercy
January 21, 2019 – 3:17 am | No Comment
Doubt, Fear, and Mercy

One needs to study one’s own mind. If one’s mind has no attachment to any material pleasures whatsoever, the mind does not brood over sense pleasures, and the mind is naturally attracted to the Holy Name, then such a person will not take birth again.

Be a Transcendentalist
January 17, 2019 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Be a Transcendentalist

The more that our theoretical grasp improves, the better our practice will be, eventually grounding us in experience. That enables us to work in the world fully and passionately despite knowing that it’s not a complete or accurate picture of existence.

Charity Begins at Home
December 27, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Charity Begins at Home

We change our lives superficially, but not on the inside. We change without really changing. Our changes do not touch our self.