Pramada Japa (Inattentive chanting)

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Srila Sanatana Gosvami in his Hari-bhakti Vilasa (17.132-3) says: pralapan va japed yavat tavan nishphalam ucyate vadan na gacchan na svapan nanyam kim api samsmaran na kshuj jrimbhana hikkadi vikalikrita manasah mantra-siddhim … Read More

Mahat-tattva, Pradhana and Prakriti

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What are they? What is the difference between Mahat-tattva, Pradhana and Prakriti?   Pradhana and Prakriti We find an answer in Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.10. sri-bhagavan uvaca yat tat tri-gunam avyaktam  nityam sad-asad-atmakam pradhanam … Read More

What is Mayavada, the philosophy of illusion

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  Introduction Mayavada is a doctrine which teaches that everything is illusion (maya=illusion, vada=teaching). Mayavada philosophy rejects all forms and manifestations – as well as personality itself – as illusion. Advocates of … Read More

Ranga Devi, the seventh of the varistha gopis.

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Rangadevi is the seventh of the varistha gopis. She is seven days younger than Srimati Radharani, and is 14 years, 2 months and 4 1/2 days of age. Her parents are Karuna-devi … Read More

Description of Sri Krishna’s physical appearance

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  In this folder you find description of Sri Krishna physical appearance. We are going to add and correct the documents quite often, so go back reading it. In the future you’ll … Read More

Campakalata, the third of Radharani’s main sakhis

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Campakalata (or Campakamallika)   Who is she Campakalata is the third of the varistha-gopis. Physical color Her complexion is the color of a blossoming yellow campaka flower. Garments Her garments are the … Read More

On defending and the other necessities of the material body

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Answer to a question Dear devotee, Srila Prabhupada mentions various times the four necessities of the soul identified with a material body, which are eating, sleeping, mating and defending. In Caitanya Caritamrita … Read More

About Visvarupa (Lord Caitanya’s brother)

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  It is said that Sankararanya was the sannyasa name of Srila Visvarupa, who was the elder brother of Visvambhara (the original name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu). Sankararanya expired in 1432 Sakabda … Read More

Five types of liberation

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  Answer to a question There are five types of liberation one can achieve. The first four are called sarsti, sarupya, samipya and salokya. Sarsti is the power to achieve opulences equal … Read More

What is karma

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  The word karma comes from the sanskrit root kr, which more or less means “to do”. Every single action enacted by us will provoke a reaction of similar nature. Therefore it … Read More

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