Srila Prabhupada on the Ramacharitamanas & Goswami Tulsidasa

Conversation 1: So he became a great devotee of Rama, Tulasi das. His book, Rama- caritamanasa. ‘Thinking always of Rama’, that is his book. It is very famous book, and that is the only important literature in the Hindi language, Rama-caritamanasa. (Room conversation with Brahmananda, April 12, 1969) Conversation 2: And Tulasi dasa, he has also said……

Refutation of the claim “Rishi Dadhichi showed the vishwarupa” and the real meaning of Vamadeva and Indra’s statement on the oneness aspect

Refutation of the claim “Rishi Dadhichi showed the vishwarupa” and the real meaning of Vamadeva and Indra’s statement on the oneness aspect in the Rigveda/Brihad-aranyaka Up. and Kausitaki upanishad respectively 1.Refutation of the Claim: Rishi Dadhichi also displayed the universal form   It’s a really silly claim by the Mayavadis and Shaivas that Rishi Dadhichi…

Did Lord Krishna really forget the Bhagavad-gita as stated in the Anugita, Ashvamedha Parva of Mahabharata when Arjuna asks Krishna to recite the Bhagavad-gita again?

Did Lord Krishna really forget the Bhagavad-gita as stated in the Anugita, Ashvamedha Parva of Mahabharata when Arjuna asks Krishna to recite the Bhagavad-gita again? Answer: No. It is not possible for the Omni-scient Lord to forget anything. There are certain kinds of Pastimes of Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna and one of them…

Why does the Srimad Bhagavatam say the moon is larger than the sun?

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.10.38, Srila Prabhupada says, “The Sun is supposed to be 93,000,000 miles above the surface of the Earth, and from the SB, we understand that the Moon is 1,600,000 miles above the Sun. Therefore the distance between the Earth and the Moon would be about 95,000,000 miles.”

The Lord is All-pervading

Vedanta Sutra chapter 3, Pada 2: Adhikaraṇa 18: The Lord is All-pervading Viṣaya [thesis or statement]: Now, to show that the object of worship is always nearby, the truth that the Supreme Lord is all-pervading will be described. Otherwise, if the Supreme Lord were not always nearby, then there would not be enthusiasm to love the Lord,…

Frequently asked questions about the Vedic texts

OVERVIEW: What is Veda? How many Vedas are there? What or who is the source of the Vedas or Vedic texts? Are they human works? What is the meaning of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, Itihasa and Purana? How old they are? What is the theme or a summary of the above mentioned texts? What are the…

Dating/Antiquity of Srimad Bhagavatam

The Srimad Bhagavatam. Regarded by many to be the conclusion of Vedic scripture depicting the essence of Krsna and his stories. Throughout history many have wondered about this great work and its origins. The author of this work gives an in-depth analysis through various methods as to why this scripture is regarded as not only sacred but an ancient text.

Mayavadi (Advaita) Philosophy: Roots, Analysis and refutation

OVERVIEW: 1) ROOTS OF MAYAVADA 2) ANALYSIS AND REFUTATION 2.1 Flaws in Pratibimba-vada and Pariccheda-vada 2.2 Further Refutations of Pratibimba-vada and Pariccheda-vada 2.3 Inconsistencies in Advaita Monism 2.4 Shrila Vyasadeva’s Experience Does Not Support Advaita Monism 2.5 The Meaning of Monistic Statements 2.6 Monistic Statements Need Interpretation 3) CONCLUSION 1. Roots of Mayavada The Personality of Godhead Govinda ordered Lord Shiva to…