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Civilization and Transcendence
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Replies to a Questionnaire From Bhavan’s Journal June 28, 1976 1. Religion …
1. Religion With No Conception Of God?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this questionnaire was sent to you by Bhavan’s Journal, a cultural and religious magazine in Bombay. …
2. Progressing Beyond “Progress”
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Question number two? Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: “The traditional charge against Hinduism is that it is fatalistic, …
3. Concocted Religion
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Question number three. “It is said that the greatest strength of Hinduism is its catholicity, or breadth of …
4. Caste System Cast Out
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Next question, Śrīla Prabhupāda. “Will the fundamental values of the Vedic religion be in any way affected by …
5. Eternal Truths Vs. Everyday Realities
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Would you like to hear another question, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: “It is said that …
6. The Ultimate Knowledge
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this is the next question: “In the Kali-yuga, the current age of quarrel and hypocrisy, bhakti …
7. Getting Spiritual Guidance
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: May I ask another question, Śrīla Prabhupāda? “Is a guru essential for one to enter the spiritual path …
8. Civilization Means Regulation
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: May I ask the next question, Śrīla Prabhupāda? “Are fasting and other dietary regulations necessary for leading a …
9. Cleansing The Heart
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Next question, Śrīla Prabhupāda? “What is the role of rituals in religion? Are they to be discouraged, as …
10. The Process Of Purification
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, the next question somewhat echoes the previous one: “There are various saṁskāras, or purificatory ceremonies, prescribed …
11. “Feel The Oneness” … With A Difference
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: This next question is rather interesting, Śrīla Prabhupāda. “Is it not possible for all kinds of spiritualists – …