Archive for the ‘Sanga’ Category

Rational Mysticism

March 13th, 2015 | Sanga, Sanga 2015 | webmaster | No Comments

Spiritual methodology has as its goal the wisdom that underlies love.

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Pujala Ragapata Gaurava Bhange

January 8th, 2015 | Sanga, Sanga 2015 | webmaster | No Comments

Assisting the mission of Mahaprabhu in disseminating the yuga dharma (hari-kirtana) opens the door to his inner life.

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The Ritvik House of Cards

October 27th, 2014 | Sanga, Sanga 2014 | webmaster | 1 Comment

This ritvik notion blinds its adherents from recognizing the qualified gurus among us, which if acknowledged, would bring the whole idea down like a house of cards.

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The Modern Mystics of Gaudiya Vaishnavism

September 27th, 2014 | Sanga, Sanga 2014 | webmaster | No Comments

Once practitioners reach the stage of nistha, enduring spiritual experience characterizes their practice, and as the stage of ruci is attained, the medicine of spiritual practices turns into the practitioner’s food.

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Units of Cognitive Existence

July 23rd, 2014 | Sanga, Sanga 2014 | webmaster | No Comments

We have a purpose, which is to love. Indeed, being sat-cit-ananda we are the true objects of love in this world.

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Preaching the Essential Truth of Gaudiya Vedanta

July 6th, 2014 | Sanga, Sanga 2014 | webmaster | 1 Comment

There is a great need for devotees to be educated as to the difference between the essential and non-essential aspects of Vaishnavism.

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The Planet of Faith

December 18th, 2013 | Sanga, Sanga 2013 | webmaster | No Comments

Faith in sastra really leads to faith in sadhus; sastra stresses this over and over again. Bhakti comes from bhakti in the context of sadhu sanga.

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The Guru Is Self-Effulgent

September 30th, 2013 | Sanga, Sanga 2013 | webmaster | 1 Comment

Guru is heavy, not light—heavy with knowledge and realization. This truth should be evident to all sincere, discerning Vaishnavas.

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Prasadam Is Bhakti

February 28th, 2013 | Sanga, Sanga 2013 | webmaster | No Comments

The sruti says that food is Brahman; food is rasa. Feeding people with this in mind will make the giver one with Brahman as well. It will enable all those involved to taste rasa—dynamic love of God.

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Varnashrama, Bhakti, and Vaisnavi Gurus

December 27th, 2012 | Sanga, Sanga 2012 | webmaster | 1 Comment

The Bhagavatam replaces the moral law of varnashrama dharma, with all its restraints, with the guidelines of the bhakti marg, thus opening the realm of ecstatic love of God to all and making the Bhagavatam a veritable New Testament of the East.

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