The originator of the yatha mat tatha pat -”all paths lead to the same goal”doctrine is a so-called Indian incarnation. Born in the 19th century, this person proclaimed to become the Supreme God, the cause of all causes and foolish persons lacking mature discrimination believed him. Any sane reasonable man will ask though: “If God is eternal and absolute, how can He ever become God? What was before He became God and who gave birth to such a cheap God?” Only a fool can accept an ordinary man, who is subjected to the laws of nature as God. Nevertheless the rascal philosophies of these so-called incarnations of God are confusing people until this day. Although completely off from the conclusions of the Vedic scriptures(which are considered to be the top most authority in the matter of India’s rich and deep spiritual knowledge), these twisted nonsense conceptions have actually become the fundamental basis of the Western society’s excuse for spiritual life.
The following is an interview between Craig MacKie(I), a sociologist from Concordia university and Purujit Dasa(P), a devotee of Krsna about how time is viewed upon from the perspective of the Vedic civilization.
I: Okay, so, ah, first, um, do you mind if I ask you some questions about your perception of time and your opinions about the end of time? Or whether or not you believe in it?
P: …the second part of the question?
I: Ummm, whether the…okay, so…about your perception of time? So how you see it? And then your opinions about the end of time, whether you believe in the end of time or not, why or why not, those kind of questions.
P: Well, see we don’t follow what is called the ascending process of acquiring knowledge. Ascending means by your limited mind and so on, and so on. We accept the Vedic authority, the Vedas, you know? The spiritual master and so on and so on and we are acquiring knowledge by the descending process, the knowledge is already perfect and it descends through a disciplic line so we don’t actually accept things like “my individual perception” or we don’t accept them as perfect, you see? So, what we accept as the time…there are two types of time. One time is eternal, the time is eternal, it’s coming from Krishna, from the Supreme Absolute Truth and the other time is, that’s the absolute time, the absolute time…the other time is the relative time. Relative time is related to our body, you know? Like in the body whatever you perceive as past, present, future is because we are in the body. As soon as you become liberated from the bodily conception there is no past, present, future and this is the beginning of spiritual realization to understand that you are not this body. So Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita, He says that dehino smin yatha dehe kaumara yauvana jara tatha dehantara praptih dhiras tatra namuhyanti” He says that as you had a body of a small boy in the beginning, then later on you had a body of a teenager now you have a grown-up body, similarly you will have an old body. The body changes but you, the observer of the changes, you don’t change. Your body changes, your mind changes, your intelligence changes, but you, the pure you, behind all these coverings, you know, we have different coverings, the body conception, you know? People think I’m the body, man, woman, ugly, beautiful, American, Canadian, this is illusion. Similarly, a little bit more elevated, mental speculators, intellectuals, they identify with the mind, mental.
So only one who has Krishna riding in his chariot and giving him instructions: “You shoot here,” “You do this now,” “You go here now,” “You get married,” “You don’t get married,” “You do this” — only he is able to know what is to be done, what is not to be done. Others, they only do the wrong thing, always do the wrong thing. Krishna consciousness is not artificial. Either we come to the point of having that Krishna-sun arisen in our heart, thereby being able to understand Krishna’s desire and the relative and absolute, or we have to remain on the mental platform, speculating what is to be done, what is not to be done.
The following debate took place:
bahu-sakha hy anantas ca
“Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.”
( Bg 2.41) Keep Reading
If we were to name one single book, which connects all the devotees of Krsna in the world, it would be the Bhagavad-gita. Spoken 5000 years ago, on a battlefield, it is a recorded conversation between Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and Arjuna, his confidential associate. In the Second Chapter of this exalted literature. Lord Krsna explains the fundamental teaching of spiritual knowledge:
As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.
Mantra is a repetitive sound that focuses your mind in a particular direction. for example, you are taking a long trip and you have many things to pack. “don’t forget the keys” – you say to yourself on and on while you are grabbing different other things to take with you on the plane. This is a mantra. In Sanskrit the word mantra can be divided into two: man-which refers to the mind and tra-which means to deliver. shortly it can be translated as “freeing yourself from your mind”. Keep Reading