People from other sampradāyas often visit this site. These people seek to teach me, sometimes directly, and sometimes indirectly, that Śrī Jīva Goswami copied major parts of his theology from others like Śrī Rāmānujacārya, Śrī Madhvācārya and even Śrī Śankarācārya. They want to imply that he was a […]
I recently talked with Śrī Babaji, and asked him about the reason for the widespread theological deviations in the Caitanya tradition. Below I present what I took away from the conversation, and also present my own views on the current state of affairs. Unlike other Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas, the […]
Why is Śrī Jīva Goswami important? Why should one study his Sandarbhas? I can think of no better answer to this question than two verses that Śrī Babaji has composed which I reproduce below. They appear at the beginning of each of the Sandarbha books that he has […]
You are in a religious cult if one of more of these apply to you: You look down upon anyone not in your religious group You consider only members of your religious group as worthy of making friendships or maintaining relations You have broken off your old relations […]
I present a simple rule to live by for bhaktas
To what extent can such adjustments be made without totally obscuring the sampradāya?
I occasionally come across individuals who joined what they thought was an authentic bhakti sect, but end up experiencing coercion by motivated individuals. Such people are emotionally manipulated and trapped in inauthentic sects and find themselves powerless to leave for fear of isolation and slander. Generally, people who […]
The Sandarbhas are *the* siddhānta, and the litmus test for any claims in the Caitanya tradition.
Śrī Babaji’s new book Jīva tattva is a compilation of question and answers. The questions were put to Babaji over almost a decade. Many questions were repeated constantly, so he decided to write a book to address them once and for all. Owing to the propagation of many […]
Of the many amazing teachings of Śrī Jīva Goswami are his superb explanations of bhakti yoga, and its total difference from karma yoga and jñāna yoga. I heard these terms and frustratingly fruitless discussions about them from many others years ago. For example, in one current and prominent […]
In the cast of stellar Indian theologians, Śrī Jīva Goswami occupies an important position. He made several unique contributions to Indian theology that were not present before his advent. Śrī Jīva’s theology stands out not only because it draws exclusively from the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, but also because he […]
Logical fallacies are tricks that are typically used to fool people. One might commit logical fallacies to also fool oneself. Generally, people are not trained to notice fallacies, and therefore are liable to fall victim to predatory organizations including marketing agencies, political parties, and pertinent to this website, […]