Category Archives: Teachings of Lord Chaitanya

Caste and Family Lineage in Devotional Life (Bhakti) | Sri Prema Vivarta

(The Following is an excerpt from Srila Jagadananda Pandita’s ‘Sri Prema Vivarta‘ )

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Family Lineage and the eligibility to worship the Lord

If one has faith, then he/she is qualified to chant the holy name of the Lord. The quarrels of dry speculators concerning one’s caste and creed do not count for anything in this matter. A noble birth in the family of brahmanas does not inevitably make one suitable for practicing devotion. Similarly, a person having faith and born in a lower caste is not expelled from the path of devotional service.

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Laws of Karma | Transcending Material Nature | Teachings of Lord Chaitanya

Karma is a Sanskrit term meaning action, work or deed. According to Wikipedia, ‘Karma’ also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect whereby the intent or the actions of an individual (the cause) influences the future of that particular individual (the effect). Good intent and good deeds contribute to good results while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad results. This, in a nutshell, constitutes the Laws of karma. So now let us try to delve deep into this topic to understand what these good or bad deeds are, what the results of performing these deeds are and how one should instead strive to rise above Karma, to achieve the ultimate goal of his/her life.Continue Reading…


Did God create the Caste system? | Krishna Chaitanya lays the foundation of a casteless society

 

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Hare Krishna, welcome to this session with ‘The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal’. This is your servant Diptiman Gaurahari das. So in this video we are going to talk about the Indian caste system, the so-called division of the Indian society on the basis of higher and lower castes.. 

We are going to discuss whether this caste system is bonafide and whether it finds mention in the Vedic scriptures. As we all know that this caste system has been a source of major controversy and has led to deep unrest within the Indian society. So in this video we are going to try and learn more about this so-called indian caste system and try to determine its authenticity.Continue Reading…


Duty, True Religion, Consciousness & Inherent Nature of Man -A Crash Course on Philosophy

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Hare Krishna, Welcome to this session with ‘The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal’. This is your servant Diptiman Gaurahari das. So in this video we are going to talk about the eternal duty of man; we are going to discuss about the nature of the soul. We are going to talk about who we actually are, what we are made up of, and our eternal tendencies, natural characteristics and our intrinsic nature that wants to find its expression in our day to day lives.

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