In a previous post, I examined the objections of Advaitins to svarūpa-śakti in the paraṁ tattva, as presented by Śrī Jīva Goswami in his Sarva-samvādinī commentary. Here, I will examine his refutation. Śrī Jīva starts with the Śrī Vaiṣṇava response to Advaitins: śrī-vaiṣṇavās tv evaṁ vadanti—bhāva-rūpasyaiva tasya tattvasya […]
I continue translating Śrī Jīva Goswami’s commentary on the definition of uttamā bhakti given in the Bhakti rasāmṛta sindhu by Śrī Rūpa Goswami. In the first article, I examined the meaning of kṛṣṇānuśīlanam. Śrī Jīva writes: kṛṣṇa-śabdaś cātra svayaṁbhagavataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇasya tad-rūpāṇāṁ cānyeṣām api grāhakaḥ | tāratamyaṁ cāgre vivecanīyam […]
At the request of reader Ananta Krsna dasa, I have decided to post 15 min Gītā videos on youtube. The plan is to take the reader word-by-word through Cakravartīpāda’s commentary. The first video is here – -Tkd
I recently acquired a copy of a Sanskrit commentary on the Sarva-samvādinī, which is a commentary by Śrī Jīva Goswami on his Sandarbhas. It is written by Śrī Ānanda Gopāla Vedānta-tirtha, who is a Gauḍiya-Vedānta scholar currently based in Rādhā-kund. The book was published by the Jīva Institute […]
The laws of nature are immutable and apply to everything in nature. As an example, the first law of thermodynamics states that the total energy of any isolated system is constant. (By definition, an isolated system cannot exchange matter and energy with the surroundings) There are laws that […]
This site appears to be rapidly growing in popularity or notoriety- I am not sure which one. I get many comments and questions. The best questions are those that I have no answer for, and this has compelled me to learn more and more. I also get many […]
I find that the guru is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the Caitanya tradition. I decided to put together an FAQ that should help readers in their journey on the bhakti path. I do not cite scripture here, for that, the interested reader is referred to […]
Lata Mangeshkar, singing genius and the voice of India, passed away a few days ago.
Śrī Kṛṣṇa has zero interest in saving lost souls. Nor is He suffering due to separation from them.