What is The Eternal & Constitutional Function of The Jiva/Soul?

Extracted From Jaiva-dharma, By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Chapter “Six”

 Eternal Dharma, Race & Caste

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Extracted From Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Jaiva-dharma (1896); without his Novel and Stories, which was meant to introduce the Gaudiya Vaisnava Philosophy to the general population of India that existed in the late 1880’s.

 Translation by Nabadwip Dasa in the mid-1990’s.

Extraction, Editing, and Formatting by Upendranath Dasa in 2012 – 2022

“First Division”

The Fundamentals of Nitya- and Naimittika-dharma

Chapter 1: The Eternal & Temporary Natures of the Jiva/Soul

Chapter 2: The Eternal Natural Position & Function of the Jiva/Soul

Chapter 3: The Circumstantial Function, Duty, & Religion of a Conscious Being is to be Relinquished

Chapter 4: Vaisnava-dharma is Eternal-dharma

Chapter 5: Vaidhi-bhakti is Nitya (Eternal), Not Naimittika (Causal, Circumstantial & Temporary)

Chapter 6: Eternal Dharma, Race & Caste

Chapter 7: Nitya-dharma & Material Existence

Chapter 8: Nitya-dharma & Vaisnava Behavior

Chapters Nine to Twenty-Five are Currently Work in Progress

Nitya-dharma, Material Science & Civilization

 Nitya-dharma & History

 Nitya-dharma & Idolatry

 Nitya-dharma & Sadhana

“Second Division”

The Fundamentals of Sambandha, Abhideya, and Prayojana

Prameya & The Commencement of Prameya

Prameya: Sakti-tattva

Prameya: Jiva-tattva

Prameya: Jivas Free from Maya

Prameya: Jivas Free from Maya

Prameya: Bhedabheda-tattva

Prameya: Abhidheya-tattva

Prameya: Abhidheya–Vaidhi-sadhana-bhakti

Prameya: Abhidheya–Raganuga-sadhana-bhakti

Prameya: The Commencement of Prayojana-tattva

Prameya: Nama-tattva

Prameya: Namaparadha

Prameya: Namabhasa

Segment 042:

  1. Question1:Is caste, eternally invariable?  Is it constant, rigid, set, unchanging, inflexible, and consistent?  Are the Vaisnavas and Hindus not become fallen by associating with Christians, Muslims, and Jew? 
  2. Question2: However, does that mean that there is no caste distinction between Vaisnavas, Christians, Muslims, and Jew?  Is there no difference in terms of birth? 
  3. Question: On the other hand, does the difference between Vaisnavas & Hindus or Muslims & Christians & Jews, consist of nothing more than the difference in clothing and other such things? 
  4. Question4: Then how can Muslims/Christians/Jews be Vaisnavas, and how can respectable Vaisnavas associate with them?”
 

Segment 043: “According to this progression, one cannot become a Vaisnava without first completing one’s eligibility for Karma.  Muslims/Christians/Jews are not eligible even to perform the prescribed Karma within the Varna system, because they are outcastes, so how can they become eligible for Bhakti?”

Segment 044: How can the defect of degraded birth be removedCan a defect relating to one’s birth be removed without taking another birth?” 

Segment 045:

  1. Question: “What is the cause of eligibility for Karma, and what is the cause of eligibility for Bhakti
  2. Question: What is meant by ‘nature, birth, and other practical causes’ that make one suitable for a particular type of work; are these sources of eligibility?”
 

Segment 046: What is meant by faith in the Absolute Truth?  What if some people have developed faith in the Scriptures; although their natures are not elevated?  Are such people also eligible for Bhakti?”

Segment 047: ,” What if one does not accept the authority of Srimad-Bhagavatam?” Part 1.”

Segment 048:  “What if one does not accept the authority of Srimad-Bhagavatam?” Part 2.”

Segment 049:  “How does Sraddha (Faith) develop?  Muslims/Jews/Christians, do not perform Sat-Karma, so how can they be eligible for Bhakti?

Segment 050: Please explain clearly what you mean by Bhakta-sanga (association with devotees), and Bhakti-kriya-sanga (contact with acts of devotion).  From what type of Sukrti do these arise?

Segment 051:

  1. Question: Does this mean that Nitya-sukrti comes about by chance?
  2. Question: What is the circumstance by which the Jiva first entered the cycle of Karma?

Segment 052: Chapter 6, Is There no difference between an Aryan and a Yavana?

+Segment 53: What is meant by a Vyavaharika difference between Aryans and Yavanas?

Segment 054: “hen how can there possibly be no cifference between Aryans and Yavanas from the Absolute point of view?

Segment 055: How can Rrice, Bbeans, Fruit, Milk, Nuts, & Vegetables be Spiritual?

Segment 056: What is the proper vehavior between the Yavanas and Vaisnavas?

Segment 057: Can You Eat Food, Drink Water, & other such actitities with a Yavana who Has truly become a Vaisnava?

Segment 058: Then why is it that Yavana Vaisnavas are not permitted to worship & werve the Deities in the Vainava Temples”

Segment 059: Sudras are not eligible to study the Vedas, so can a Sudra study the Vedas when he becomes a Vaisnava?

Segment 060: Then do you people conclude that the Vedas that promote tattva teach only vaisnava-dharma and no other religion?

“Click” : Here for “Links” to Other “What is the Eternal & Constitutional Function of the Jiva/Soul, Chapter Menus

Extracted From Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Jaiva-dharma (1896); without his Novel and Stories, which was meant to introduce the Gaudiya Vaisnava Philosophy to the general population of India that existed in the late 1880’s.

 Translation by Nabadwip Dasa in the mid-1990’s.

Extraction, Editing, and Formatting by Upendranath Dasa in 2012 – 2022

“First Division”

The Fundamentals of Nitya- and Naimittika-dharma

Chapter 1: The Eternal & Temporary Natures of the Jiva/Soul

Chapter 2: The Eternal Natural Position & Function of the Jiva/Soul

Chapter 3: The Circumstantial Function, Duty, & Religion of a Conscious Being is to be Relinquished

Chapter 4: Vaisnava-dharma is Eternal-dharma

Chapter 5: Vaidhi-bhakti is Nitya (Eternal), Not Naimittika (Causal, Circumstantial & Temporary)

Chapter 6: Eternal Dharma, Race & Caste

Chapter 7: Nitya-dharma & Material Existence

Chapter 8: Nitya-dharma & Vaisnava Behavior

Chapters Nine to Twenty-Five are Currently Work in Progress

Nitya-dharma, Material Science & Civilization

 Nitya-dharma & History

 Nitya-dharma & Idolatry

 Nitya-dharma & Sadhana

“Second Division”

The Fundamentals of Sambandha, Abhideya, and Prayojana

Prameya & The Commencement of Prameya

Prameya: Sakti-tattva

Prameya: Jiva-tattva

Prameya: Jivas Free from Maya

Prameya: Jivas Free from Maya

Prameya: Bhedabheda-tattva

Prameya: Abhidheya-tattva

Prameya: Abhidheya–Vaidhi-sadhana-bhakti

Prameya: Abhidheya–Raganuga-sadhana-bhakti

Prameya: The Commencement of Prayojana-tattva

Prameya: Nama-tattva

Prameya: Namaparadha

Prameya: Namabhasa

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