Did Women Study the Veda in Ancient Times?

Question: We sometimes address the question of why women were categorically included amongst those who can’t study the Veda. This question accepts a basic supposition that women indeed were not permitted to study the Veda. However, I have strong doubts that this supposition is correct. Indeed ...

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Deliverance through the Name

Question: The following quote is from CC, Antya Līla 3.50-54:  yavana-sakalera ‘mukti’ habe anāyāse ’hā rāma, hā rāma’ bali’ kahe nāmābhāse One day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu met Haridāsa Ṭhākura as usual, and in the course of discussion He inquired as follows, “My dea ...

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Do we Have to Reject Modern Science?

Question: Does a prema-bhakta know everything in the empirical realm as well? For example, can a prema-bhakta prove Fermat’s theorem or reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity? Can statements from a prema bhakta on the empirical realm be wrong? If yes, then how is a sādhaka to know what to ...

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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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Is Karma an Effective Form of Justice?

Question: What is the real purpose of karma? Is it to hold jivas accountable and responsible for their actions? Or is it reform the jiva and help it return to the spiritual world? Answer: The immediate purpose of karma is to make the jiva responsible for his/her actions. The ultimate purpose is to h ...

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