A nyāya is a logical argument that is used to establish one’s point. Śrī Jīva Goswami and Śrī Visvanatha make copious use of nyāyas to support their conclusions. Being the main tool for argument and refutation, it is important to be able to construct nyāyas without defects. Many […]
T. Krsna dasa
I am interested in Chaitanya Vaishnavism. This site is inspired by the teachings of Sri Satyanarayana dasa Babaji, scholar and practitioner.
There are not 400,000 species of humans!
We examine the notoriously misinterpreted Bhāgavata 4.28.53 verse in this article.
An FAQ regarding the jīva’s svarūpa
I present a simple rule to live by for bhaktas
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.
Being taṭastha śakti, no jīva has the qualification to be a gopī. The gopīs are manifestations of Bhagavān’s svarūpa śakti.
We examine Śrī Jīva’s classification of the two types of jīvas.
Maharajji answers questions in Śrī Guru Darśanam, pp. 249-250 Question: What are the qualifications for someone to do this līlā-smaraṇam? Answer: The qualification for smaraṇam is that one should be free from the identification with the body and the senses. If one identifies with these things and does līlā-smaraṇam, […]
There are many sentences in śāstra which at first sight seem impossible. For example, śāstra contains the common example of a swan that can separate milk from water. Is this literally true? There is no mechanism in the swan’s beak to separate milk from water; also milk itself […]
The false cause fallacy is a fallacy in which a cause is incorrectly identified. As an example of this, consider the statement: “Money makes a man happy. “ Money may make some men happy, but it may make others miserable. This is an example of a false cause […]
In the Bhakti Sandarbha course that Śrī Babaji is teaching, there was a long discussion on whether the jiva has some kind of prīti in it – not the full blown love for Bhagavān, but some kind of prema, synonymous with the word ānanda or bliss. I summarize […]