Chaitanuya Mahaprabhu

What is Rasabhasa?

Bhakti-siddhānta-viruddha refers to that which is against the principle of unity in diversity, philosophically known as acintya-bhedābheda-simultaneous oneness and difference-while rasābhāsa is something that may appear to be a transcendental mellow but actually is not. Those who are pure Vaiṣṇavas should avoid both these things opposed to devotional service. These misconceptions practically parallel the Māyāvāda […]

Is a devotee low caste or higher caste?

In the Bhagavad-gītā (9.32) the Lord says: “O son of Pṛthā, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth-women, vaiśyas (merchants), as well as śūdras (workers)-can attain the supreme destination.” The word pāpa-yonayaḥ means “born of lower-caste women.” The vaiśyas are merchants, and the śūdras or workers are servants. According to […]

Story of Vasudeva vipra

There was a brāhmaṇa named Vāsudeva, who was a great person but was suffering from leprosy. Indeed, his body was filled with living worms. Although suffering from leprosy, the brāhmaṇa Vāsudeva was enlightened. As soon as one worm fell from his body, he would pick it up and place it back again in the same […]