Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Cultivating Pure Bhakti

Question: My question has a few parts to it and ultimately it is about the nature of studying one’s own mind and inclinations. Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that tattva bhrama (misconception about the Absolute Reality) is an anartha, since anarthas are impediments on the devotional path, presumabl ...

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Keep Your Practice and Realizations Secret

Keep Your Practice and Realizations Secret

The following article is an extract from Bhakti Sandarbha Text 339 by Jīva Gosvāmī (the second to last text of Bhakti Sandarbha), with commentary of Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa. The path of devotion has thus been outlined in this book. If, by the mercy bestowed by guru or Bhagavān, one has realize ...

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Beginningless Bondage, Samsara-duhkha and Brahma-sayujya

Beginningless Bondage, Samsara-duhkha and Brahma-sayujya

Question:  I very much favor your interpretation of the shastras on the topic of Sayujya-mukti and Bliss in Brahman (http://www.jiva.org/suyujya-mukti-and-bliss-in-brahman/). It differs much, or so I view it, from the interpretation given by some other Gaudiya Vaishnavas. It seems to me that your a ...

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Bhakti-tirtha Course at Jiva Institute in October 2016

Bhakti-tirtha Course at Jiva Institute in October 2016

In India, there are two types of spiritual organizations, one is called parampara and the other is called sant-mat. A parampara is based on scriptures, specifically the prasthana trayi, which includes the ten principal Upanishads, Vedanta-sutra and Bhagavad Gita. Examples of parampara are Advaita-Ve ...

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New Bhagavad Gītā Edition Released on Gītā Jayanti

New Bhagavad Gītā Edition Released on Gītā Jayanti

On the auspicious day of Gītā Jayanti (Appearance of Bhagavad Gītā), Jiva Institute has released a new high quality edition of Bhagavad Gītā with chapter summeries and anvaya, translated by  Babaji Satyanaryana Dasa. This new “Bhagavad Gītā — Sāra-samanvitā” comes with a ...

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