Mukti, Destination before Perfection, Emotions in Gita

Mukti for a Bhakta Question: I have a question about mukti and would like your help in understanding this. We hear about 5 types of mukti (below) described in Srimad Bhagavatam. Which type is for our line? Is it the combination of all 4 types except for sayujya or is there one specific type for [&he

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY – DYING

QUESTION My grandfather has lived a long life but is having problems letting go of the body. He is filled with fear and I try to ease him by talking to him and reading to him. I have shared my thoughts with him on ego, purusha and prakruti. He’s approaching the end and is in great […]

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My Visit to Jiva Institute

My name is Hemal P. Trivedi and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University finishing a Masters in Religious Studies with a specialization in Indian philosophy. From September 2016 to January 2017, I had the honor of living at Jīva Institute while completing my third semester and applying to Ph.D ...

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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 Essence of Dharma

Question: Babaji, can you tell me in brief the essence of dharma? I have read books on dharma, but there are so many principles that sometimes it is difficult to decide what is proper behavior. Answer: The purpose of dharma is to maintain discipline in an individual and in society so that the indivi ...

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