Śrī Babaji answers question in Pearls of Wisdom – Question: Having recently read Rajiv Malhotra’s “Being Different” and your commentary on Bhagavat Sandarbha, I think that there are pitfalls for Western people approaching Indian thought, including Gauḍīya siddhānta, which can lead to the gross and subtle misunderstanding of […]
Q: I have a thought. Please correct me if I am wrong. I have often heard devotees saying that devotees are not able to practise bhakti properly because they are not following varṇāṣrama. I have heard that the problems with bhakti arise because varṇāṣrama is not established properly. […]
Q: Do the Goswamis say that women are less intelligent than men? A: I am not aware of any statement, anywhere, in any of the Goswamis’ copious writings, that women are less intelligent than men. Q: I ask because an ācārya has made many such statements about women. […]
Śrī Babaji answers a question in the book Pearls of Wisdom: Question: We read in the Bhāgavata about the austerities of King Pṛthu: “In the summer, he placed fires around himself in the four directions, with the sun burning overhead. During the monsoon season he tolerated the torrents […]
From Pearls of Wisdom – A Questions and Answer Anthology Question: What is the destination of a person who practices devotion on an individual basis and is not part of an institution but takes guidance regarding sādhana from genuine sādhūs? Answer: When Kṛṣṇa played on His flute on […]
Many a young person becomes sucked up in the comfort of belonging to a religious organization or sect. They are eager to prove the degree of their surrender and conviction by quitting their profession and careers. Unfortunately, they don’t know what lies ahead, and gamble too much on […]
I received a long reply from a proponent of the jiva-choice theory- but I did not publish it as it violates the rules for posting on this site. I will answer one question, which is worth answering: The writer quotes me from the previous article: Question: You yourself […]
Maharajji answers questions in Śrī Guru Darśanam, p 490 Question: Many people believe if they just leave their body here in Vṛndāvana, they will go to Kṛṣṇa-loka. What is the actual destination of somebody who leaves his body in Vṛndāvana? Answer: Just by dying you do not go to the […]
Maharajji answers questions in Śrī Guru Darśanam.
Maharajji answers questions in Śrī Guru Darśanam, p 20 Question: Can you explain how Bhagavān is devoid of different types of bhedas? Answer: Bhagavān has potencies; and between śakti (potency) and śaktimāna (who possesses the potency), there is no bheda (difference) or abheda (non-difference). He is the only one who […]
Question: What is the function of yoga-māyā?
Question: Is your article on Brahman realization referring to realization in the material body? Answer: Yes, Brahman realization can occur in the material body. So can the direct experience of Bhagavān. Question: Then doesn’t the material body need to survive by eating etc. What will the person do […]