Bhagavatam Historiography

Question: Could it be considered that the ācāryas composed a ‘mythic’ (pseudo-historical) narrative, to present a set of esoteric teachings that were their main concern? In the first book of Sanātana Gosvāmī’s Bṛhad-Bhāgavatamṛta, he ‘composes’ a genealogy for ...

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Varnashrama Dharma in Modern Context

Question: I would like to ask you about particular question about Varnashrama Dharma. I found myself this topic is struggling in some parts, so please Babaji give me some light on this. As far as I know, civilized humans have four primarily natures, and they are attributed by certain qualities each ...

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Spiritual Status of the Four Kumaras and Jaya-Vijaya

Question: How could the Lord’s associates like Jaya and Vijaya be cursed to live in the material world when in Vaikuntha no one can fall under illusion. Answer: This was not a fall down in the normal sense of the world. They came down for three lives and went back to their original position. I ...

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Does God Answer Our Prayers?

Question: Does God Answer Prayers? I think the answer is “no.” Could you review my thinking, below, and let me know if it’s wrong? Brahman, certainly does not. Brahman recognizes no distinct entities, so there is no one to hear and no one to answer. Paramātmā is absolutely neutral. You may p ...

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Dormant Love in Priti Sandarbha?

Question: Recently, I read my Gurudeva´s Vilapa Kusumanjali, verse 65. In his tika to that verse, my Gurudeva quotes a verse from Sripad Jiva Goswami´s Priti Sandarbha, Anuccheda 65: tasyā hlādinyā eva kvāpisarvānandātiśāyinī vṛttir nityaṁ bhakta-vṛndeṣveva nikṣipyamānā bhagav ...

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