CHANGING THE GURU

SRI HIT PREMANANDAJIVrindavan – Radhavallabha Sampradaya Question & Answers, CAN ONE CHANGE THEIR GURU? The original Video can be played from YouTube. This page brings also the English translation from Hindi, translated by Hari Radhacharan Das. (reverence and contact and the end oft the page) A foreword from Jagadananda das ‘Vrindavan’ about this video: This […]

Narada Munis Reise

Eine sehr schöne Klasse über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Brihat-bhagavatamrita Mathura, Indien, 5. September 2003 Dies ist die zehnte Klasse, einer Serie von Klassen (original in Hindi) von Srila Narayana Maharaj, über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Srimad Brihat-bhagavatamrita. Um die vorherigen Klassen kurz zusammenzufassen: Sri Narada Rsi reiste durch das ganze Universum um die erhabendsten Gottgeweihten zu suchen, […]

Guru–Shishya Tradition

The guru–shishya tradition, or parampara (“lineage”), denotes a succession of teachers and disciples in traditional Vedic culture and religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism (Tibetan and Zen tradition). It is the tradition of spiritual relationship and mentoring where teachings are transmitted from a guru “teacher” (Sanskrit: गुरु) to a śiṣya “disciple” (Sanskrit: शिष्य). Such knowledge, whether it be Vedic, agamic, architectural, musical or spiritual, is imparted through the developing relationship between the guru and the disciple.

The Origin of Sin

Even if a person such as Satan exists, he is no more than a special Jiva under the control of God, and has no power to do anything that is opposed to God’s will. However, in my opinion, it is not possible for such a monstrous living entity to exist. No activity can take place that is contrary to the will of Iswara, nor is any living entity independent of the Lord.

Civilization and Science

What you describe as civilization has no good qualities, because truthfulness and simplicity are really the only good qualities. In modern times, civilization has come to mean keeping one’s depravity concealed within. The word sabhyata literally means fitness to participate in a sabha, or a virtuous assembly. In reality, civilization that is free from sin and deception is only found among Vaishnavas. Non-Vaishavas very much appreciate civilization that is saturated with sin. The civilization that you speak of is not related to the nitya-dharma of the Jihva.

Die Lehren der Vedas

Wir können daher nicht erwarten, Wissen oder Veda mit unseren unvollkommenen Sinnen zu erwerben. Auch können wir mit all diesen Unzulänglichkeiten des bedingten Lebens niemandem vollkommenes Wissen vermitteln. Noch sind wir selber vollkommen. Aus diesem Grund nehmen wir die Vedas so an wie sie sind.