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Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 9 June 2024 English

Question: Often Vaiṣṇavas say that in the material world, there is only self-centered love or kāma, while kāma for Krsna is selfless love, or prema. But what about the selflessness, …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 2 June 2024 English

Jagadananda Das, a.k.a. Jan K. Brzezinski (b. 1950), joined the Hare Krishna movement in Toronto, Canada, in 1970 and was initiated by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1971 in …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 26 May 2024 English

Question: As you know, the Smārtas, Śrī Vaiṣṇavas, and Madhvas differ philosophically. While people at times engage in polemical attacks on Smārtas, the attack on them has become a street …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 19 May 2024 English

Syllabus Our new course will start on October 15th. The class schedule as per Indian Standard Time from Monday through Friday is as follows: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm IST …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 12 May 2024 English

Question: Within Vaiṣṇava circles, there is a huge emphasis on humility. One should consider oneself lower than a blade of grass, we ought to think that we have no devotion, …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 5 May 2024 English

Question: How does one find and recognize the correct guru for oneself? Answer: Guru means a teacher. As regards to spirituality, guru means a spiritual teacher. A qualified teacher should …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 28 April 2024 English

Question: I am reading your book Tattva Sandarbha, and have been reminded of a question that I could not find a proper answer for. The story of Parīkṣit Mahārāja is …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 21 April 2024 English

Question: Were Jaya and Vijaya, by definition, practicing uttamā-bhakti by their original decision to take on these roles despite their manifested aggression towards Kṛṣṇa? Answer: Technically speaking yes, because if …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 14 April 2024 English

There are 24 evolutes of prakṛti, ahaṅkāra (egotism) being the second in the list. Although second, it is the boss and rules over everything else. Nothing happens without it. All …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 7 April 2024 English

Question: Does ākāśa (ether) record almost everything in existence—all information, activities, thoughts, and actions? Answer: No. Question: What does? Answer: The mahat-tattva. * Question: At what time does Kṛṣṇa have …