Philosophical Articles

Deviations of the Acarya

The acarya must be very careful not to depend too much on the disciples. In the beginning at least, they should rely more upon friends and godbrothers. If they depend too soon on their disciples then their relationship with the friendly circle will be slackened. Authority is a part of pratistha.

Spirit of the Environment

by Swami B.V. Tripurari Our present environmental crisis is in essence a spiritual crisis. Evidence of this has been documented in the well-known seminal work...

Sam Harris Does It Again

In his latest book, The Moral Landscape, he shot himself in the head.

Vaishnava Aparadha & The Path of Spiritual Caution

The Etymological development of the word aparadha is radhat arthat aradhanat- apagatah, which means "to be distanced from worship."

When the Transcendental Sound Makes His Appearance

In courting the Love of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya we must not busily equip ourselves with troublesome acquisitions of imperfect manifestations. Rather we must simply undergo an operation to remove our cataract via the beneficial spike of all His good teachings.

Equality, Varnasrama, and Transcendence

Varnasrama deals with ethics and morality, which do not constitute spiritual life proper. Thus engaging in varnasrama is not the goal of life. When we are concerned with ascertaining the ultimate goal...

Sastriya Sadhu-sanga

by Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami cintamanir jayati somagirir gurur me siksa-gurus ca bhagavan sikhi-pincha-maulih yat-pada-kalpataru-pallava-sekharesu lila-svayamvara-rasam labhate jayasrih “All glories to Cintamani, and my initiating spiritual master, Somagiri....

Follow the Angels

By Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami, originally published in Follow the Angels: The Path of Dedication. The practices (acharan) of mahajanas are more valuable than our...

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.

That is Pure Devotee

To serve Krsna, not for my benefit but Krsna's satisfaction. that is pure devotee. Guest: Swami, do you see a difference or a conflict between...