Philosophical Articles

Become Guru!

The following sannyasa initiation lecture was given by Srila Prabhupada in Mayapura on Gaura Purnima, March 16th 1976. On this day, Swami B.G. Narasingha...

The Panacea

Ill fated are those who are very eager to find fault in others and who have no time to find fault in themselves. The other side of your necessity is not to find defects in others, but to find their attributes.

The Significance of Purushottama-month

According to our almanac every three years, one month is added. This is done to harmonize the lunar month (Chandra-maas) with the solar month (Soar-Maas). The inserted month is known as 'Purusottama'...

Material Designations

by Srila B.B. Tirtha Goswami Maharaja Sree Sree Guru Gauranga Jayatah! The atma is sacchidananda—an eternally existing entity of knowledge and blissfulness. Upadhi means 'denomination or...

The Secret of Bhakti-yoga

by Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) There are various kinds of yoga; such as karma-yoga, based on purifying our activities; Jnana-yoga, based on acquiring spiritual...

Grha Pravesa – Entering a New House

On the morning of Friday, April 10, 1931, parama-bhagavata Sriyukta Nitya-Gopala Ghosa Mahasaya, one of the most important helpers of the preachers of Sri Gaudiya Matha, who has great faith in the Vaisnavas and who is dedicated to the Holy Name of the Lord, having finished constructing his new home.

God Plays

In various forms his reality overflows into the world of our experience, and sacred texts such as the Bhagavata try to capture and relate to us the essence of that expression.

Codeword for Sahajiyas

Both love in union and love in separation are most venerable.To intelligently discuss all this in context, one must be well studied. Most importantly, one must be highly realized to understand this topic in any real depth.

Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in "Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga" for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance...

Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

Q&A with Swami B.V. Tripurari Q. Is the visistadvaita (qualified oneness) philosophy of Ramanujacharya the same as the acintya-bhedabheda (inconceivable simultaneous oneness and difference) philosophy...