Opinion

A running list of refutations

Below I provide links to the numerous assertions that I have examined and tried to refute on this website. I will update this post on a regular basis.

Prema is dormant in the ātmā
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The cause of the ātmā’s ignorance is envy for Kṛṣṇa.
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The atma has an original form, or “I am a flower or
a cow or a gopi in Goloka – which is my eternal svarupa” – vāda
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Bhakti is part of varṇāśrama, or varṇāśrama is part of bhakti
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“We made a choice to leave Vaikuntha” – vāda
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The ātmā is full of knowledge and bliss
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Preaching is a limb of uttamā bhakti
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The guru takes the karma of the disciple
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There are three stages of chanting: namābhāsa,
nāmāparādha and śuddha-nāma
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vaidhī bhakti leads to rāganugā bhakti
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Renunciation of family, wealth etc. is required
to advance on  the bhakti path
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There is such a thing as ajñāta-sukṛti
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The ācārya is allowed to modify scriptural
teachings for preaching
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The ātmā has free will
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Guru takes the karma of the disciple
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Like a drop of water and the ocean, the ātmā has
the same qualities as Bhagavān – it is sac-cid-ānanda
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The material world is a perverted
reflection of the spiritual world
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Anādi means from time immemorialLink
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Kṛṣṇa wishes to save lost soulsLink
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The universe is but a dream spun by Kṛṣṇa to entertain the minds of those
who are ‘envious’ of Him; everyone is in reality in Vaikuṇṭha
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