I. Can one with predominance of Rajas and Tamas worship Lord Vishnu?
Yes. Those with Rajasic and Tamasic Guna predominance can become devotees of Vishnu. Where Vishnu is considered the Supreme, though in his Saguna form as Vishnu he is sattvic, yet as the Supreme God he is the Lord of Maya and above these gunas which are in fact a product of Maya. ŚB 6.1. ...
The Purana is using sexual imagery to describe the relationship between Bhakta and God. There is no need to read the imagery literally.
I am adding this material in response to the request in the comment for a credible commentary. There are available three explanations of the Rasalila episode (also given in Srimad Bhagavatam).
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This is a well kept secret of Achyuta Nanda tradition of Jyotish which roots back to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself, and has been recently been revealed by Pt. Sanjay Rath and his students through various texts.
So my question is, is there some kind of rule that all incarnations of Vishnu have their Janma Rashi and Janma Lagna as the same?
Almost there. The ...
All those Krishna-Gopi episodes happened when Krishna's age was LESS than 11 ie before he left braja.
Mahābhārata/Harivaṃśa & Śrīmad Bhāgavata DO NOT describe sexual intercourse in these episodes .
They describe love,passion & desire of Gopis for the young boy Krishna.
Brahmavaivarta Purāṇa is a later purana which had left handed tantric influence(...
Bhagavan Krishna engaged in sexual intercourse with gopis.
Several scriptures do mention it, including the references from the Brahma Vaivarta purana you mentioned.
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One need to understand it in detail. It is a Leela performed by Krishna. Scriptures clearly say that (Rasa) Leela shouln't be imitated by humans. ...
There's a verse in Srimad Bhagavatam that explains this directly.
kāma-lobhādayaś ca ye
ceta etair anāviddhaṁ
sthitaṁ sattve prasīdati
Translation: As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in
the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance,
such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. ...
There is a similar instance told in 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚,𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐲𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐥𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟏.𝟓𝟗 onwards
eka-dina dvārakāte kṛṣṇa dekhibāre
brahmā āilā, — dvāra-pāla jānāila kṛṣṇere
“Once, when Kṛṣṇa was ruling Dvārakā, Lord Brahmā came to see Him, and the doorman immediately informed Lord Kṛṣṇa of Brahmā’s arrival.
Krishna was a Brahmacharya. He could not perform Grihasta duties.
Radha Krishna, like Sita Ram are Spiritual Unions.
Tantric influences of post- modern Usa influences of New Age and interpolated traded texts, did warped the real meanings.
AtheIndriya Gyaan = Non attached to substance of the senses, true Knowledge , wich ...
A better translation of the aforesaid Brahma Vaivarta Purana verses.
ददर्श रुक्णिी देवीमतीव नवयौवनाम्।
रत्नपर्यङ्कमारुह्य शयानां सस्मितां मुदा।।४॥
अप्रौढां च नवोढां तां नवसंगमलज्जिताम्।
दृष्ट्वा कृष्णं भीष्मकन्या सहसा प्रणनाम् सा॥६॥
" Rukmiņi who was quite youthful was found ...
It is very clear from the Purport on this Verse from the Same edition of 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐀𝐬 𝐈𝐭 𝐈𝐬.
❞ One’s occupational duty is prescribed in Bhagavad-gītā. As already discussed in previous verses, the duties of a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra are prescribed according to their particular modes of nature. 𝐀 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐧𝐚�...