Definition of yukta-vairāgya

Vairāgya literally means a state in which a person is devoid of attachment or rāga for things. In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, we come across the curious term ‘yukta-vairāgya’, or literally, ‘appropriate’ vairāgya. Here we examine the definition of yukta-vairāgya as given by Śrī Rūpa Goswami, and examine Śrī Jīva’s […]

Glitches in wordpress

Dear readers, We have been struggling with some glitches associated with wordpress. We tried to migrate away from it, but have now returned as wordpress has some features that are not easily available elsewhere. Unfortunately, we lost many comments that were added to different articles in the month […]

Misconceptions about the ātmā

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 […]