Update: Bhakti Tirtha Course at Jiva Institute

Update: Bhakti Tirtha Course at Jiva Institute

As the time is approaching for the commencement of the Bhakti Tirtha Course on 16th October 2016, we want to send this reminder for any late student to register for it. This is a unique opportunity to study Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessar ...

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Free Will and Conditioned Will

Free Will and Conditioned Will

Question: You have mentioned about our free will and to exercise it properly we have our scriptures. Now my question is how far can this free will act? Is it upon us/ our will to accept and follow the Scriptures (without  Bhagavan’s will) and became a bhakta OR with Bhagavan’s will only ...

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Renunciation in Bhakti

Renunciation in Bhakti

Question:  We hear in the Bhagavatam about the austerities of King Prthu: “In the summer he placed fires around himself in the four directions, with the sun burning overhead. During the monsoon season he tolerated the torrents of rain. During the dewy season he stood up to his neck in cold water ...

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The Purpose behind Storytelling in the Bhagavatam

The Purpose behind Storytelling in the Bhagavatam

Question:  I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was Krsna’s parrot in his last life, and in this life he was a brahman-realized person. How is one to understand this, if he’s an eternal associate of the Lord? Is this a lila or something else? Answer: There are various types of stories related to Sukad ...

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Madhvacarya’s Line, Vedanta’s View of Reality, God’s Energies

Madhvacarya’s Line, Vedanta’s View of Reality, God’s Energies

Question: Is it true that Madhvacarya is coming in the disciplic line of Sankara and that upon reading the Bhagavata he changed his allegiance to the Vaishnava school? In Manimanjari, the hagiological work of the Sanakadis, it is stated that his lineage is traced to the Suddha-Vaishnavas.

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