The Need for Interpretation
Bhagavad-gītā 4.2 | November 15, 2014 |
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February 8, 2012 |
Question: How do we understand the statements of Srila Prabhupada that defy common sense? My question is not specific to what I could eat to make my body happy, but "how do we understand statements by pure devotees that defy common sense?" One might be able to explain away sentences such as in the purport… Expand>
How do we understand the statements of Srila Prabhupada that defy common sense?
My question is not specific to what I could eat to make my body happy, but "how do we understand statements by pure devotees that defy common sense?" One might be able to explain away sentences such as in the purport of CC 2.4.169 Srila Prabhupada mentions that, "One should not eat fish or other non-vegetarian food during the month of Kartika. A non-vegetarian diet means fish and meat. Similarly, masura dhal and urad dhal are also considered non-vegetarian. These two dhals contain a great amount of protein, and food rich in protein is considered non-vegetarian," however if you have to give to an intelligent reader they defy common sense. So, then comes the question of hermeneutics. In our parampara, it is not just important to understand the scriptures, but the writings of acaryas such as Srila Prabhupada. I refuse to compromise myself saying that some parts of Srila Prabhupada's writings from which I can't extract sense from should be avoided.
June 26, 2011 |
Question: Why do many people from the Western world go to ISKCON instead of Christianity that is apart of the Western culture? Could you please explain this?
August 19, 2011 |
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January 16, 2016 |
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June 14, 2015 |
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April 16, 2011 |
Question: One who acquires spiritual knowledge and engages in devotional service gradually loses interest in material endeavors, including cultivation of mundane education. What should a student do if he or she does not want to continue with current career prospects, but at the same time, wants to make scholarly and socially-relevant contributions in bhakti?
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October 31, 2013 |
Question: I have been wondering, (1) Why chanting the name of the Lord is considered to be service. How are you serving the Lord by just chanting His name? (2) Why chanting the name of the Lord is considered to be glorification of Him. When are we glorifying him while chanting?
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