What is The Eternal & Constitutional Function of The Jiva/Soul?
Extracted From Jaiva-dharma By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4

Introduction

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Part-1       Part-2       Part-3

Part 4       Part-5       Part-6

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Chapter  “O n e”

The Eternal & Temporary Natures of the Jiva/Soul.

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Segment 001:   The Definition of Dharma”.

Segment 002:   “What is it That is Called Vastu, and What is the Meaning of True Nature?”  Part 1

Segment 003:  “What is it That is Called Vastu, and What is the Meaning of True Nature?” Part 2

Segment 004:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 1

Segment 005:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 2

Segment 006:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 3

Segment 007: “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 4

Segment 008: “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 5

Segment 009:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 6

Segment 010:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 7

Segment 011:   “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 8

Segment 012:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 9

Segment 013:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 10

Segment 014:  Summary.

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Chapter  “T w o”

The Eternal Natural Position & Function of the Jiva/Soul

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Segment 015: “If the Jiva is Infinitesimal, How Can his Eternal Dharma be Full and Pure?  And if the Natural Function of the Jiva is Formed at the Time it is Constituted, How Can That Function be Eternal?  And What is the Nitya-Dharma, or Eternal, Constitutional Function of the Jiva?

Segment 016: “Who Was Sankaracarya?  In the Caitanya-Caritamrta, One Will Witness the Super-excellence of the Spotless Vaisnava-Dharma, Which Sri Caitanya has Revealed.  At That Time, Around 500 Years Ago, Sankaracarya’s Monistic Doctrine Flooded India and Became Very Prominent.  This Doctrine has a Contemptible Nature.  The Intense Emotions, Which Were Displayed by Sri Caitanya, is the Highest State of Concentrated Prema.  Is it Different From the Attainment of the Perfection of Absolute Oneness That Was Taught by Sankaracarya?”   

Segment 017: “What is Prema?”  Part 1

Segment 018: “What is Prema?” Part 2

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Chapter “Three”

The Circumstantial Function, Duty, Religion of a Conscious Being is to be Relinquished

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Segment 019: “Dharma Scriptures, State That the Brahmana Caste is the Highest Caste.  According to These Scriptures, Religious Rites Such as the Chanting of Vedic Mantras, Such as at Dawn, Noon, and Sunset, are Considered Nitya-karma (Eternal Duties) for the Brahmanas.  If These Activities Are Obligatory, Why is Vaisnava Behavior Opposed to Them?”

Segment 020: Now, How Will They Attain Good Fortune?  By What Means Can Remembrance of Krishna be Aroused in the Hearts of the Jivas Who Are Enthralled by Maya?”

Segment 021:  What Does It Mean to Adopt the Path of Karma” Part 1

Segment 022“What Does It Mean to Adopt the Path of Karma” Part 2

Segment 023: “From the Point of View of the Essential Nature of Things, the Nitya-dharma of the Jivas is Unalloyed Spiritual Practice, and all Other Types of Dharma are Naimittika”.

Segment 024: “Accepting Vows” 

Segment 025:  “What is Vaisnava-Dharma?”

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Chapter  “F o u r”

Vaisnava-dharma is Eternal-dharma.

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Segment 026: “If the Mind is Agitated by Such Fears, How Will one be Able to Fix it Upon Sri Krishna?”

Segment 027: “So far, it Appears That There is a Close Connection Between Nitya-Dharma and Vaisnava-Dharma.  Are These Two-Dharma s Identical?” Part 1

Segment 028: “So far, it Appears That There is a Close Connection Between Nitya-Dharma and Vaisnava-Dharma.  Are These Two-Dharma s Identical?” Part 2

Segment 029: “Some Claim That One is a Real Vaisnava Only if He Experiences the Path of Devotion Through Bhava (Emotions), so There is no Need for Knowledge.  How Much Truth is There in This Statement?”

Segment 030: “Bhagavan Has a Form.  Since Form is Limited by Spatial Considerations, How can Bhagavan be the Resting Place of the Limitless and All-pervading Brahman?  How Can Sri Krishna’s Form be Eternal, Since He Takes Birth, Performs Activities, and Gives up His Body?”

Segment 031: “When One Meditates on the Form of Sri Krishna, the Conception That Arises in the Heart is Limited by Time and Space.  How Can One Transcend Such Limitations and Meditate on Krishna’s Actual Form?  When Can One Receive the Mercy of the Lord and be Granted Such Spiritual Realization?  What is Spiritual Experience?”

Segment 032: “What is the Eternal Relationship That Exists Between Maya, the Jivas, and Krishna?  If Knowledge is Obtained by Academic Study, Must One be a Scholar to Become a Vaisnava?  What Should One do After Receiving Diksa and Siksa?”

Segment 033: “How Does One Perform Bhagavad-Bhajana?  What Are the Different Types of Sadhana, and How Are They Performed?”

Segment 034: “How is Adhikara (Eligibility) Determined, in Regard to Sadhana-Bhakti?  How is Eligibility Recognized?  How Does One Determine Their Own Eligibility?  Is Bhajana Not Feasible Without Adhering to the Tenets of Scripture.?”

Segment 035: “What is Prayojana-Tattva?”..

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