Dialectic Spiritualism

I’ve been waiting for 2 years for this moment. If we type “Dialectic Spiritualism” in the searchbox of our beloved website Vedabase.io we shall find many conversations when Srila Prabhupada was asking again and again whether it was printed already or not. Early 1977. Thus we can appreciate the importance he gave to this brilliant book. Just see the chapters: 1. Socrates2. Plato3. Aristotle4. Origen5. Augustine6. Thomas Aquinas7. Kierkegaard8. Schopenhauer9.

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Perfecting Sravanam Makes It All Perfect

Therefore, even though the Lord may be present before our eyes, it is not possible to see Him unless we have the necessary vision. This necessary qualification is developed by the process of devotional service only, beginning with hearing about the Lord from the right sources.  The Bhagavad-gītā is one of the popular literatures which are generally heard, chanted, repeated, etc., by the people in general, but in spite of such hearing,

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Analogy #2 “This is a pencil”

One of my most favorite analogies. Many times we try to overcomplicate everything for ourselves & for others. But here guru-tattva is explained in such a simple & clear way. ••• “Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers” Chapter 2 Śrīla Prabhupāda: But you have to learn it through the disciplic succession, otherwise you will misunderstand it. Bob: But presently you do not receive information directly from Kṛṣṇa? It comes through the disciplic

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Analogy #1: Like a drop of water in the desert

This section took a long time to manifest – analogies! Srila Prabhupada often times explains philosophy in analogies, which are so brilliant, illustrative and simply relatable. There are so many of them! Being in ISKCON my whole life, i.e. more than 25 years, I remember at one point having an illusion of “I know everything”. But when I went through all of Srila Prabhupada’s books few years ago – that

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Signs of Love of God Are To Be Seen

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: But many people claim to have the best religion, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Śrīla Prabhupāda: But we have to look at the result.how will we decide what is real religion? Sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmaḥ yato bhaktir adhokṣaje: by seeing whether the followers have learned how to love God. If one has no love of God, then what is the use of claiming that one’s religion is the best? Where is the sign of

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“Accept Kṛṣṇa as your friend. You’ll be happy.”

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Next question, Śrīla Prabhupāda. “Do you envision a different role for the Vedic culture in the Western countries, where the influence of other great religions has been felt for centuries?” Śrīla Prabhupāda: No. There is no “different role.” God is one. God cannot be two. As Kṛṣṇa states in the Bhagavad-gītā [7.7], mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid asti dhanañjaya: “There is no authority superior to Me.” That is God. Now people have to understand that

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