1. Manufacturing truth

    I cannot fashion truth. Truth is true. Fire is hot. That is true. If I imagine that fire is cold, is that philosophy? Who does not know what is truth, they imagine or manufacture truth. Just like Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, yata mata tata patha, “You can manufacture your truth.” That is going on. The hippies, they are manufacturing their truth. So truth cannot be manufactured. Truth is truth. That is called absolute truth. Not relative truth, absolute truth. You can manufacture relative truth, but absolute truth is one, just like Bhagavata says. Who is meditated upon? Who is worshiped? The Absolute Truth. So they have no knowledge of the absolute. All they know is the relative truth.

    Srila Prabhupada, Conversation regarding philosopher Kierkegaard.