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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 …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 31 March 2024 English

Sometimes, a wife may ask someone, “Please pray for my sick husband”. We don’t usually take the time to contemplate this kind of statement, or to understand what it really …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 24 March 2024 English

Question: When someone goes through a near-death experience, he vividly remembers what he felt, saw, and experienced while the body was medically dead. Does this mean that our subtle or …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 17 March 2024 English

Question: Recently some people have spoken with me about Advaitavāda and Māyāvāda. One person said that Advaitavāda is different from Māyāvāda. He accepts Advaitavāda and says that it cannot be …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 10 March 2024 English

Question: I am looking for good, authoritative definitions of the word kṛṣṇa, particularly in terms of the oft-repeated “all-attractive” derivation. I am aware of the other, more common meanings, but …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 6 March 2024 English

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gauḍīya philosophy properly. The …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 3 March 2024 English

Question: The progress of science is an important part of modern civilization, but traditionally there are huge contradictions between religion and science. Answer: Can you cite some examples of contradictions? …


Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies · 25 February 2024 English

According to Indian schools of thought, darśanas, the root cause of the suffering of a living being is its conditioning by ignorance, ajñāna, or avidyā. Avidyā results in moha, improper …