Vijay Somasundaram replied to Parvesh Taneja's discussion If god gave man free will, How is everything part of god's plan
"Very nice explanation Balaji Prabhu.

Another question that might arise from this is whether God knows the future or not. If He knows the future, then how could we have free will? If He doesn't know the future, then He's "not" omniscient.

Well, the…"
May 15, 2019
Vijay Somasundaram replied to 0uquzj627l2g1's discussion bakthi yoga vs gnana yoga vs karma yoga
"Karma Yoga - Followers of this yoga practice varnasrama dharma and follow all vedic ritualistic actvities as an offering to Lord Vishnu.
Different types of karma yoga will lead to different results. Sakama karma yoga (karma yoga with desires for the…"
May 15, 2019
Vijay Somasundaram replied to 02qb7yr0keeqe's discussion Difference between Sadhana Bhakthi and Prema Bhakthi
"This is clearly explained in Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu, Eastern Section.

When bhakti is accomplished by actions of senses (such as hearing, chanting, etc), it's called sadhana bhakti. In sadhana bhakti, the direct realization of the Lord may not be…"
May 15, 2019
Vijay Somasundaram replied to Manish Srivastav's discussion Shall we chew Tulasi leaves or swallow?
"Please check HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu's reply on this ->"
May 15, 2019
Vijay Somasundaram replied to supreme kumar lenka's discussion Is Salvation (mukti) Possible without a Guru or not ? if not then why ?
"Technically yes. But practically no.
The problems with directly reading the books are, there are so many translations of Bhagavad Gita. Which version a person should read? If you try to directly interpret the Sanskrit text, then it's difficult to…"
May 15, 2019
Vijay Somasundaram commented on ISKCON Derire Tree's blog post Pancaratrika-vidhi versus Bhagavad-vidhi by Nrsimha Kavaca dasa
"> The principles of raga-marga are especially meant for devotees who are elevated to the Vrndavana platform.

Wondering what's this Vrndavana platform? The raga-marga, according to Vishwanatha Chakravarthy's raga-vartama-candrika should be practiced…"
May 15, 2019