Writings by Swami B.V. Yati

Virāṭ-rūpa — The Universal Form

Jul 15 2022 - Article
In this article we shall learn more about the ontology of the virāṭ-rūpa as a non-eternal material form superimposed on the spiritual form of the Lord, the subjective nature of the vision of virāṭ, and the special type of divine eyes (divya cakṣu) required to view it, the nature of worship of the... » more

Śrī Bhaktigaurava Narasiṅgha Pāda-padma Stavakaḥ

Sep 23 2021 - Krishna Talk 235
A song in eleven stanzas offered at the lotus feet of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja, describing the glories of His Divine Grace. » more

What Have You Got to Lose?

Jul 4 2014 - Krishna Talk 183
When the hazy conception of brahma-jijnasa takes a definite shape, it is krsnanusandhana – the search for Sri Krsna. » more

What is an Asrama?

Jan 1 2012 - Krishna Talk 136
An asrama is not a place for that ass of a man who thinks that if God exists then He is only meant to supply the material necessities of society. » more

The Highest Ideal

Jan 8 2011 - Krishna Talk 119
In our present condition the tendency to improve spiritually is laudable, but we should scrupulously cultivate only those qualities that are beneficial for our spiritual health. » more

Saranagati

Dec 25 2009 - Krishna Talk 103
Saranagati to the spiritual master is a prerequisite for any devotee aspiring for spiritual progress. Srila Sridhara Maharaja says, "In my study I found that saranagati alone is sufficient to produce all sorts of development in bhakti." » more

On Knowledge and Pure Devotion

Nov 14 2009 - Krishna Talk 97
In the famous talks between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Ramananda Raya (Ramananda Samvada), Ramananda Raya gives Mahaprabhu several propositions on what actually is the ultimate goal of life beginning from varnasrama-dharma, leading up to the ultimate conception. » more