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Gopi Gita

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Sri Chaitanya taught that kirtana is the most efficacious means of spiritual attainment in this age, sarvatma-snapanam. Jiva Goswami has explained in Bhakti-sandarbha that in Kali-yuga all of the other limbs of bhakti enunciated by Sri Prahlada in Srimad Bhagavatam must be accompanied by kirtana to be effective.

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Dying to Live

March 24th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Life is about death, and in understanding death, there is life.

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Nitya and Sadhana—Both are Siddha

February 19th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

In the Gaudiya sampradaya there have been thousands of gurus, and there will be many more as time goes on. Currently there is a tendency among some to promote the idea that most gurus are eternally-perfect souls (nitya-siddhas), descended from Krishna lila to cultivate others’bhakti such that they might ascend to perfection as well. In actuality, most […]

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Mahadeva Siva and Vaishnavism

February 12th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Regard for Siva and regard for Krishna are not at odds with one another. If we read and study the Bhagavatam we can find so much room to understand, accommodate, and appreciate Lord Siva.

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Writing, Rasa Sastra, and Rasabhasa

February 11th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 2 Comments

Writing rasa sastra, as with reading rasa sastra, must be done according to spiritual qualification, which itself will become clear through engaging in Harinama-sankirtana, guru-seva, and the study of Gaudiya siddhanta. Thus it is these activities that we ought be concerned with.

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Diksa, Siksa, and Sri Guru

February 8th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

First we shall sit with the guru, hear from and observe him while he simultaneously observes us. Then diksa follows and is further supported by siksa.

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Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and Raganuga-Bhakti

February 4th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

In honor of the avirbhava of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, Swami Tripurari discusses Bhaktisiddhanta’s approach to raganuga sadhana

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Karma and Sri Guru

January 30th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Although it is said that the guru takes the karma of the disciple, this means that the guru takes it away by engaging the disciple in sadhana bhakti and blessing him or her.

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Bimala and Lalita Prasada

January 26th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Swami B. V. Tripurari offers a historical overview of the relationship between Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura and his brother, Lalita Prasada.

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On Faith

January 22nd, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

In the West, and in Christianity in particular, faith has become synonymous with belief. William Cantwell Smith has documented this in his important book, Faith and Belief. This blurring of faith and belief has contributed considerably to the development of the dominant kanistha adhikari expression of Christianity, in which mere belief in doctrine characterizes the faithful. […]

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