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
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.
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 […]
One of the frequently asked questions in Caitanya Vaiṣṇava circles is about one’s svarūpa.
How memory works needs to be properly understood.
The root cause of suffering is the jīva’s identification with the body. Is this identification real?
Some offer the analogy that the jīva is related to Bhagavān in the same way as a drop of the ocean relates to the ocean. The drop of the ocean:ocean analogy has been used to propagate the notion that the jīva is ‘qualitatively similar’ to Bhagavān, but quantitatively […]
That the ātmā is distinct from the body is accepted in most Indian schools of thought. Mīmāṁsā, Vedānta, Yoga and Sāṅkhya all accept this, but do not agree on the ātmā’s svarūpa or essential characteristics. There are many points about the ātmā on which there is agreement among […]