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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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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