Archive for December, 2012

Questions and Answers from The Book Jaiva Dharma

THE JAIVA DHARMA The following is a short excerpt from Srila Bhaktivinodha Thakuras famous book Jaiva Dharma Chapter 16. The book was translated from Bengali into Hindi by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja and then into English by his disciples./ Please find several further resource links about this remarkable book at the end of the article. […]

The Impetus for Sense Gratification

The Impetus for Sense Gratification by Srila Bhakti Kumuda Santa Gosvami Maharaja Categories of Jivas We observe many types of jivas around us. A jiva is a conscious being: “jivati iti jivah – that which has life is a jiva.” They have been divided into five categories, namely,

The All Is One Philosophy Is Based On A Grand Illusion

An exerpt from Srila Bhaktivinodha Thakuras Jaiva Dharma “The nature of the soul” Vrajanatha: What is this philosophy called Mayavada? I am unable to understand it. Babaji: Listen carefully. Maya-sakti is just a perverted reflection of the spiritual kingdom, and it is also the controller of the material world which the jiva enters when he […]

Lord Krishna Is the Supreme Absolute Truth

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The famous atheist Kapila propagated the Sankhya philosophy. He concluded that the material world consists of twenty-four material elements namely, earth, water, fire, air, and ether; form, taste, smell, sound, and touch; eyes, tongue, nose, ears, and skin; mouth, hands, legs, anus, and genitals; mind, intelligence, and […]

Big Bang Idea Is A Big Bang

Big questions about the big bang When examined closely, the cosmologists’ confident explanation of the origin and structure of the universe falls apart Look up at the night sky, full of stars and planets. Where did it all come from? These days most scientists will answer that question with some version of the big bang […]