Writings: Religion

Religiosity – Real and Apparent

Dec 4 2013 - Krishna Talk 173
Real religion remains in dormant condition when artificial religion dominates over the mental plane. » more

Vaisnavism and Religious Equality

Oct 10 2013 - Krishna Talk 168
A religion that has not understood the fundamental nature of God does not deserve to stand next to Vaisnavism. » more

Religion and Philosophy

Dec 4 2009 - Krishna Talk 100
From time immemorial the human race has acknowledged some form of higher presence or being than themselves. Clans, tribes or individuals all had their own idea. Some believe in a particular God, personalized or not. Some people follow nature. Others ascribe to the moon, the sun, the stars, or other... » more

More on Real Religion is Not Man Made

Jan 10 2008 - Krishna Talk 73
There is no such statement in the revealed scriptures [sastras] that Visnu/Krsna [God] reveals His teachings in many places simultaneously. When it is mentioned that religion is taught according to time, place and circumstances, then that is referring to bona-fide teachers of eternal religion like... » more

¿Por qué Peleamos?

Oct 9 2006 - Krishna Talk 74
Pregunta:Me he dado cuenta de que muchos de sus artículos tienen un giro un tanto controversial y hasta con un espíritu de lucha. ¿Cree que esto es realmente necesario? Respuesta:Sí, la prédica significa luchar, pelear contra la ilusión y el mal entendimiento. Nuestras armas son argumentos... » more

Why We Fight

Oct 9 2006 - Krishna Talk 64
Question: I have noticed that many of your Krishna Talk articles have a somewhat controversial spin and even a fighting spirit. Do you think this is actually necessary? Answer: Yes, preaching means fighting - fighting with illusion and misconception. Our weapons are philosophical arguments backed... » more

More on Christianity: Only Krsna Consciousness Can Enhance Krsna Consciousness

Sep 26 2006 - Krishna Talk 62
Wasn't there perhaps sincerity in some of these religions at the time when they emerged? God is omnipresent and, after all, a man in the desert who had some desire to know truth would experience an aspect of God's beauty, power, love etc. He could feel that to be God and not yet know about Sri... » more

Real Religion is not Man-made

Sep 8 2006 - Krishna Talk 61
During a recent visit to Europe I had some informal discussions about religious conceptions with other Gaudiya Vaisnavas and I was surprised to hear some devotees speak about such groups as the Sufis, Whirling Dervishes, Jews, Christians, Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Muslims as being deeply '... » more

Hinduism and Krsna Consciousness

Date Unknown - Article
There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents Hinduism. Krsna consciousness is in no way a faith or religion that seeks to defeat other faiths or religions. Rather, it is an essential cultural movement for the entire human society and does not consider any particular... » more

Evolution of  Theism

Evolution of Theism
Gosai Publishers has reprinted Evolution of Theism, which delineates the progressive evolution of theistic thought starting from Lord Buddha and Adi Sankara to the great Vaisnava acaryas Ramanuja and Madhva, culminating in the appearance of Sri Caitanyadeva and His philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda... » more

Kumbha Mela - The Worlds Largest Act of Faith

Once every twelve years, Jupiter enters Aries, and the sun simultaneously enters Capricorn. According to the Vedas, this astral conjunction provides a prime opportunity for spiritual enlightenment. To celebrate this event, millions gather on the banks of the Ganges, creating the world's largest act... » more