Hari Om Introduction Sri Madhvacharya evolved a dualistic system of philosophy out of the Prasthana-Traya, viz., the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras. It is an unqualified dualism. Madhva’s Vaishnavism is called Sad-Vaishnavism, in order to distinguish it from the Sri Vaishnavism of Ramanujacharya. Madhva makes an absolute distinction between God, and animate and … Continue reading The Dvaita Philosophy Of Sri Madhvacharya
Hari Om The Pilgrimage to Brindában With the coming of early autumn the Master's mind turned to His pilgrimage. He secretly took counsel with Rámánanda and Swarup, saying, "If you two help me, I can visit Brindában. At night I shall quit my bed and escape by the forest path without taking a single attendant. … Continue reading Chaitanya Mahāprabhu – The Pilgrimage to Brindában
Hari Om [The Master continued His teaching of Sanátan thus:] "God in His all-embracing form dwells in the highest Space (para-byom). The diverse Vaikunthas are beyond count. The extent of each Vaikuntha is millions and millions of miles. Ananda inspired by chit fills all the Vaikunthas. All of [His] attendants are filled with the six … Continue reading Chaitanya Mahāprabhu On Sweetness of Krishna’s Attributes, Devotion and Divine Love
Hari Om The Master (Sri Chaitanya Mahāprabhu) travelled very extensively in the South, visiting thousands of holy places. At His touch they became the holiest of holy places. Under the pretext of a pilgrimage He delivered the people of that country. I shall only give a list of the places without arranging them in the … Continue reading Sri Chaitanya Mahāprabhu –The Pilgrimage to the South
Hari Om Navadwip, a town in the Nadia district of Bengal, situated on the river Ganges, 75 miles north of Calcutta, was a great trading centre and seat of Hindu learning in the 15th century. Sanskrit logic (nyáy) for which Bengal is most famous among all the provinces of India, was very highly developed and … Continue reading THE LIFE OF CHAITANYA MAHĀPRABHU
Introduction In the sixth century before the Christian era, religion was forgotten in India. The lofty teachings of the Vedas were thrown into the background. There was much priestcraft everywhere. The insincere priests traded on religion. They duped the people in a variety of ways and amassed wealth for themselves. They were quite irreligious. In … Continue reading Lord Buddha – The Founder of Buddhism
Hari Om Swami Chidananda says, "Satsanga is the very salt of life. The power of Satsanga is indescribable. In Satsanga alone you begin to see clearly, think clearly and know things clearly. Satsanga gradually dispels the Avichara and Aviveka. It gives you insight into the real nature of the fleeting phenomenon of this world. It … Continue reading Glory of Satsanga
Hari Om From the Bhagavad-Gita, it can be understood that although God is equal to all and shows no particular preference or favor to anyone, He responds to the love of his true devotees who fills their minds exclusively with him, remain ever absorbed in him and worship him with supreme devotion. They are the … Continue reading Who are Dearer to God?