We present Śrī Babaji’s translations of the famous Śrī Dāmodarāṣṭaka from the Padma Purāṇa.
What does the word apasiddhānta mean? How is a seeker to diagnose whether he or she is being taught apasiddhāntas? I have been thinking of this question specifically in the context of the Caitanya sampradāya. In science, there is the notion of ‘error’ between a ground truth value […]
To what extent can such adjustments be made without totally obscuring the sampradāya?
Uddhava’s praise of the gopīs appears in the Bhāgavata purāṇa 10.47.58-63. We present Śrī Babaji’s translations below.
We present Śrī Babaji’s commentary and translations of the famous Bhramara Gītā from the Bhāgavatam 10.47.12–21 below.
We present Śrī Babaji’s translation of the famous eight instructions by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
Frequently one comes across the concept that Kṛṣṇa’s names are Kṛṣṇa Himself. The reason this is a difficult concept is that śabda or a word, in our experience, at best gives parokṣa jñāna or knowledge that is obstructed from the seer or subject’s perception in some way. If […]
Today was the first day of the Bhakti-ratna course at Jīva institute. This is year six in the course-series. So far, the courses have covered nyāya, alaṅkāra, Sanskrit, advaita vedānta, pūrva mimāṁsā and of course the Sandarbhas themselves. Śrī Babaji explained the importance of study in bhakti on […]
Śrī Jīva Goswami presents what he calls a paribhāsā sūtra of the Bhāgavata in Anuccheda 28 of Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha. He states that this sūtra, like a great heroic emperor (महावीरराज) overrules hundreds of opposing statements, assimilating them into itself. The emperor statement are the words kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayaṁ […]
Sanskrit is a complex language that can take years to master. Instruction in Sanskrit typically involves a lot of memorization. Memorizing forms of the various nouns and verbs etc. can take years, and even after all this effort, the language seems impenetrable. More than any inherent impenetrability of […]