Feb 032017

  The Lord has explained the field of activities and the knower of the field. He has also explained the process of knowing the knower of the field of activities. Now He begins to explain the knowable, first the soul and then the Supersoul. By knowledge of the knower, both the soul and the Supersoul, […more]

Jan 252017

Devotee: When someone enters Goloka or Vaikuntha, some spiritual position, you said that the others who are already there, they may be seeing that temporarily he was mad. How is that possible? Srila Sridhar Maharaj: That is another side. When a baddha-jiva, a fallen soul, conditioned soul, enters the unconditional area, then they do not […more]

Dec 242016

In Srila Jiva Goswami´s “Bhakti Sandarbha”, Anuccheda 112, we find more shastric evidence for the siddha deha being NOT inherent in the svarupa of the jiva. Bhakti continues even at the stage of liberation Scriptures describe that bhakti is performed even after the heart is made free from the desire for kama by love of God, […more]

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Oct 222016

Anuccheda 22 The Jīva Is Not Mere Consciousness  It was said earlier by Jāmātṛ Muni, “The ātmā is not mere consciousness” [ jñāna-mātrātmako na ca, quality no. 5]. What exactly does this mean? It means that even while being purely of the nature of consciousness, the jīva has the capacity to know (jñāna-śaktitva), just as […more]

Oct 082016

Anuccheda 21 (Paramatma Sandarbha) – The Jīva Is Free of Modifications The Jīva Is Free of Modifications Denying the mutability of the jīva [quality no. 4], Śrī Dattātreya told Yadu: visargādyāḥ śmaśānāntā bhāvā dehasya nātmanaḥ kalānām iva candrasya kālenāvyakta-vartmanā The various states beginning with birth and ending with death are caused by time, whose course cannot […more]

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Oct 032016

The theistic understanding of the jivas’ situation in this world, gleaned from analyzing Srila Vyasadeva’s trance, is that Maya cannot tolerate the jivas’ perversion of root attention away from the Supreme Lord, due to beginningless ignorance. She thus covers the knowledge of the jivas’ true ontological identity and binds them to empiric identification. Maya’s principal […more]

Aug 092016

According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, māyā’s conditioning of the jīva has no beginning; it is anādi. Although statements such as, “she covers the real nature of the jīva” seemingly imply a beginning, in fact there is no beginning to the jīva’s bondage. Śrī Kṛṣṇa confirms this:  prakṛtiṁ puruṣaṁ caiva viddhy anādi ubhav api vikārāṁś ca guṇāṁś caiva viddhi […more]

Jul 272016

Was Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu a fall-vadi? DECEMBER 27, 2016 / TARUN GOVINDA DAS CLAIM: The 5th verse of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu´s “Siksastakam” clearly proves that the jiva soul fell down from Goloka Vrindavana. ayi nanda-tanuja kiṅkaraṁ patitāṁ māṁ viṣame bhavāmbudhau kṛpayā tava pāda paṅkaja sthita dhūlīsadṛśaṁ vicintaya O Son of Mahārāja Nanda (Kṛṣṇa)! I have fallen into the […more]