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As per the advice that most Gurus give, it's not beneficial to worship multiple deities for any particular individual. One must only worship his/her Ishta Devata and stick with it's worship only (without of course having any ill feelings towards other deities). Temples have multiple deities for other reasons but even then the presiding deity (or the Pradhana ...


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The purpose of worshiping multiple Gods is because of multiple desires fulfillment. For example worship of Indra is done in order to please him for rain. Worship of Kuber is done for the wealth etc. But one must stick to Supreme God or Parmatma in order to God realization. Swami Muktananda commentary on Bhagwat Gita Chapter 9 verse 25 clarifies this doubt: ...


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There are many changes Sri Ramanujacharya made to change mindset of the people. I will list a few Brahman and Jiva : He interprets Brahman as essentially a Personal God, of a real world, permeated and animated by His spirit. There is no distinction between Nirguna and Saguna Brahman. Brahman is Savisesha Brahman, i.e., Brahman with attributes- with the ...


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The difference between karma yoga and bhakti yoga is that in karma yoga is not recommended for this yuga. Karma yoga involves activities which are performed in the consciousness of Sri Krishna and all fruits are dedicated to him. Krishna says in Bhagvat Gita 3.9 yajñārthāt karmaṇo 'nyatra loko 'yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya mukta-...


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The pdfs can be found at the following links: https://archive.org/details/TheUjjwalaNilamaniRupaGoswamiKavyamala95/mode/2up (Includes the commentaries of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī and Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī) https://archive.org/details/UjjvalaNilamani/mode/2up (includes the commentary of Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī and Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī along with the hindi ...


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Yes, it is possible to get a vision of Lord Krishna even today in Kali yuga, but only if you are a soul dedicated to Him. When Lord Krishna see that you are a soul firmly grounded in faith dedicated and devoted to Him, He will reveal himself to you in some way, even in a vision or revelation of Him. But if you are not such a soul, He will not reveal himself ...


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The nimbArka school views sharaNAgati or prapatti as different from other sadhAnas. There are five sadhAnas, including bhakti and prapatti as separate members of the list. NimbArka also creates a distinction between prapatti and bhakti in his dashashloki: kR^ipAsya dainyadiyuji prajAyate yayA bhavetpremavisheShalakShaNA bhaktirhyananyAdhipatermahAtmanaH sA ...


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