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T. Krsna dasa

I am interested in Chaitanya Vaishnavism. This site is inspired by the teachings of Sri Satyanarayana dasa Babaji, scholar and practitioner.

ŚRĪ ŚRĪ ṢAḌ-GOSVĀMY-AṢṬAKAM 

Prayer to the Six Gosvāmīs by Śrīnivāsa Ācārya  (Śrī Babaji’s translation) (1)  kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhī dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bhārāvahantārakau vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva […]

Śruti-stuti – Prayers of the vedas personified

The Prayers of the Vedas personified appear in the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam SB 10.87.14–18. We present Babaji’s translations below. जय जय जह्यजामजित दोषगृभीतगुणांत्वमसि यदात्मना समवरुद्धसमस्तभग:अगजगदोकसामखिलशक्त्यवबोधक तेक्व‍‍चिदजयात्मना च चरतोऽनुचरेन्निगम: jaya jaya jahy ajām ajita doṣa-gṛbhīta-guṇāṁtvam asi yad ātmanā samavaruddha-samasta-bhagaḥaga-jagad-okasām akhila-śakty-avabodhaka tekvacid ajayātmanā ca carato ’nucaren nigamaḥ Be victorious! Be glorious! […]

Diagnosing apasiddhāntas

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 […]

How pratyakṣa is given by śabda

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 […]