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 […]

Continue Reading

No One Falls From Vaikuṇṭha – Part 1 (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 51)

(3) No one falls down from that abode (tato’skhalanam). Śrī Kapiladeva says: Thereafter, they do not hanker after any opulence stored for them by My māyā, nor for the eight ensuing yogic paranormal powers, nor even for the transcendental glory of God, and yet these benign gifts become effortle ...

Continue Reading

Vaikuṇṭha Is Beyond the Material World (Bhagavat Sandarbha, 50)

 Anuccheda 50 (2) Vaikuṇṭha is transcendental to the manifested cosmos (prapañcātītatvam). Rudra declares this truth to the Pracetas: sva-dharma-niṣṭhaḥ śata-janmabhiḥ pumān viriñcatām eti tataḥ paraṁ hi mām avyākṛtaṁ bhāgavato’tha vaiṣṇavaṁ padaṁ yathāhaṁ ...

Continue Reading

Yoga Sutras, Bhava, Bhagavatam

Question: The goal of Yoga being attainable thru devotion to the Lord and Arjuna asking to be taught. These verses intersect to me in subject…Surrendering to God…asking God??? Yes? No? Answer: The difference is that in Yoga Sutras 1.23 there is option and Arjuna sees no other option

Continue Reading

Chanting Namabhasa

Question: Bhaktivinoda writes in Harinam Cintamani 3.27 — yavat sambandha jnana sthira nahi haya | tavat anarthe namabhasera asraya ||27| “But until he is solidly grounded on the sambandha-jnana understanding, his chanting will be polluted by anarthas. This is namabhasa. In this stage, t ...

Continue Reading