Definitions of viśeṣaṇa, upādhi and upalakṣaṇa.
We present Śrī Babaji’s translations of the famous Śrī Dāmodarāṣṭaka from the Padma Purāṇa.
To what extent can such adjustments be made without totally obscuring the sampradāya?
Uddhava’s praise of the gopīs appears in the Bhāgavata purāṇa 10.47.58-63. We present Śrī Babaji’s translations below.
We present Śrī Babaji’s commentary and translations of the famous Bhramara Gītā from the Bhāgavatam 10.47.12–21 below.
We present Śrī Babaji’s translation of the famous eight instructions by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
Frequently one comes across the concept that Kṛṣṇa’s names are Kṛṣṇa Himself. The reason this is a difficult concept is that śabda or a word, in our experience, at best gives parokṣa jñāna or knowledge that is obstructed from the seer or subject’s perception in some way. If […]
Śrī Jīva Goswami presents what he calls a paribhāsā sūtra of the Bhāgavata in Anuccheda 28 of Kṛṣṇa Sandarbha. He states that this sūtra, like a great heroic emperor (महावीरराज) overrules hundreds of opposing statements, assimilating them into itself. The emperor statement are the words kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayaṁ […]
Sanskrit is a complex language that can take years to master. Instruction in Sanskrit typically involves a lot of memorization. Memorizing forms of the various nouns and verbs etc. can take years, and even after all this effort, the language seems impenetrable. More than any inherent impenetrability of […]
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 […]
This song is sung by the young gopīs in a state called pūrva-rāga—they were immersed in love for Kṛṣṇa, but had not yet met Him directly. In this state, their desire to meet Him personally was very intense because they had only heard about Him and seen Him […]
Śrī Viśvanātha Cakravarti’s commentary on the 10th canto is invaluable in understanding Krṣṇa līlā. We have already seen in a couple of posts how he teaches the significance of the Dāmodara līlā. Here we discuss a verse that in his opinion functions as a paribhāṣā sūtra of Krṣṇa […]