Love Beyond Love – Part 2

Love Beyond Love – Part 2

In the first sixty anucchedas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has established that prīti is the ultimate puruṣārtha (object of human pursuit). As said earlier, traditionally in India, mokṣa or mukti is considered the highest puruṣārtha. Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī is establishing a new principle,

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Love Beyond Love – Part 1

Love Beyond Love – Part 1

I am currently translating and commenting on Prīti Sandarbha, and wanted to share the 61st anuccheda, in which Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī discusses the definition of prīti, given by Prahlāda in Viṣṇu Purāṇa. Translation Thus, prīti for Bhagavān is the highest objective of life. In Viṣṇu P ...

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ABORTION

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ABORTION

QUESTION: When I am doing japa, a memory keeps bothering me of something that happened 35 years ago. I had an abortion. I felt guilty about it back then, but it was the best I could do given my situation. I don’t know what to do now to deal with this recurring memory. What can […]

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VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ALCOHOLIC PARENT

VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: ALCOHOLIC PARENT

QUESTION: With the Vedic psychology tools that you have introduced I am trying to work on my old samskaras, but I still have many old unprocessed emotions that are bothering me: My alcoholic father tyrannized everyone in the family. Everything had to run according to his ideas and under his command ...

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Spiritual Status of the Four Kumaras and Jaya-Vijaya

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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