Dialectic Spiritualism: Vedic Views on Western Philosophy

In Srila Prabhupada’s own words “We are discussing Socratic philosophy in order to strengthen our Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Therefore the ultimate goal is Kṛṣṇa; otherwise we are not interested in criticizing or accepting anyone’s philosophy. We are neutral.” In this way he discussed: 1. Socrates2. Plato3. Aristotle4. Origen5. Augustine6. Thomas Aquinas7. Kierkegaard8. Schopenhauer9. Darwin10. John Stuart Mill11. Marx12. Nietzsche13. Freud14. Sartre15. Carl Jung Srila Prabhupada would always give credit where credit

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Teachings of Queen Kunti

As they appear in the First Canto of the Bhāgavatam, Queen Kuntī’s celebrated prayers consist of only twenty-six couplets (verses 18 through 43 of the eighth chapter), yet they are considered a philosophical, theological, and literary masterpiece. The present book (Teachings of Queen Kuntī) includes those inspired verses and an illuminating commentary by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, founder-ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and renowned Vedic scholar

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Civilization and Transcendence

Srila Prabhupada’s replies to a questionnaire from Bhavan’s Journal. An overview of Krishna consciousness. In this small book Srila Prabhupada addresses the fallacies of our modern so-called advanced civilization. After pointing out that today the vast majority of people do not know what real progress is, he explains that in the Vedic civilization people strive not for the false progress of economic development but rather for the true advancement of

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Light of the Bhagavata

This book is so special for me. “It was written in Vṛndāvana in 1961 in response to an invitation to attend a world conference, the Congress for Cultivating the Human Spirit, held in Japan. As most of the participants to the Conference were from the Orient, Śrīla Prabhupāda considered deeply how he could best present the timeless teachings of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam suitable to the Oriental people. Śrīla Prabhupāda knew that the Oriental

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Path of Perfection

When we see a book with a title like The Path of Perfection, we may react with a bit of common skepticism: “Oh, another book claiming to give all the answers. One more do-it-yourself enlightenment scheme.” And certainly, it seems that such skepticism is justified nowadays. Our natural desire for ultimate meaning, happiness, enlightenment, liberation, and salvation has become the most exploited commodity of the twenty-first century, creating what one contemporary theologian

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Life Comes from Life

This is the book that really manifests Srila Prabhupada’s lion-like mood of an unconquerable vaisnava acarya. Absolute truth and common sense shall prevail. Most brain-puzzling scientific mysteries are resolved. With a clear logic and sastric reference Srila Prabhupada is challenging every scientific statement that excludes God. Basically he establishes what real science is. In the science of Krishna Consciousness there is no space for mental speculation, blind faith, money-wasting theories,

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