Thursday, 1 March 2012

Follow Srila Prabhupada instructions success is sure

 “…Spiritual master’s order, you have to accept. There is no argument. In this way you can make progress. Sadhu shastra guru vakya tinete kariya aikya. If we argue… Na tams tarkena yojayet. Achintyah khalu ye bhava na tams tarkena yojayet. Things which are inconceivable by you, you cannot argue. Then it will be a failure. You have to accept that axiomatic truth. It is not dogmatic. It is not dogmatic in this sense, because our predecessor acharyas, they accepted. What you are that you are arguing? So that is the proof. Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah [Cc. Madhya 17.186]. Tarko ‘pratishthah shrutayo vibhinna. If you argue, there is no conclusion. The argument will go on. You put some argument; I put some argument. That is not the process. Shrutayo vibhinna. Scriptures, in different countries, different circumstances, different scriptures, they’re also different. Then tarko ‘pratishthah shrutayo vibhinna nasau munir yasya matam na bhinnam. And so far philosophical speculation is concerned, one philosopher is putting some theory, another philosopher putting some theory — there is contradiction. And unless you defy another philosopher, you cannot be a famous philosopher. That is the way of philosophical…“Then where, how to get real information? That is stated, that dharmasya tattvam nihitam guhayam. The secret of religious process is lying in the cave or within the heart. So how to realize it? Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah [Cc. Madhya 17.186]. You have to follow great personalities. Therefore we are trying to follow Lord Krishna or Lord Chaitanya That is perfection. You have to take evidences from the Vedas. You have to follow the instruction. The success is sure. That’s all.”
- Lecture on Sri Ishopanishad, Mantra 5, Los Angeles, May 7, 1970

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