"Pada Seva means to serve the lotus feet of Guru and Krishna.You cannot serve Krishna without Guru, or serve just Guru without serving Krishna. They must be served or offered pada seva simultaneously." - Srila Prabhupada

  • "A highly advanced Vaisnava lives in such a way that no one can understand what he is or what he was." (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 7.3.14, Purport)
  • "... there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees." (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Page 341)
  • "By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krsna. Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement." (Sri Sri Gurv-astaka, Verse 8)
  • "A pure devotee cannot forget the Supreme Lord for a moment, and similarly, the Supreme Lord cannot forget His pure devotee for a moment." (Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 8.15, Purport)
  • "The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. " (Srila Prabhupada letter, 12/01/73)
  • "I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torchlight of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him." (Sri Guru Pranama)
  • "My dear Partha, one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee." (Lord Krsna, Adi Purana)
  • "Pure devotees of the Lord are more powerful than the waters of the sacred river Ganges. One can derive spiritual benefit out of prolonged use of the Ganges waters. But one can be sanctified at once by the mercy of a pure devotee of the Lord." (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 1.1.15, Purport)
  • "No one can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly. One must approach Him through His pure devotees." (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 12)
  • "Real knowledge can be obtained from a person who is in perfect Krsna consciousness. Therefore, one has to seek out such a bona fide spiritual master and, under him, learn what Krsna consciousness is. The spiritual master can drive away all nescience, as the sun drives away darkness." (Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 5.16, Purport)
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The Vedic Concept of Time - Krishna’s energy

  

Vedic Concept Time | Sabita Biswas | Padaseva.in


Time is the ongoing sequence of events taking place continually; the past, present and future. We are all under the influence of time. Since we wake up in the morning, all through the day until night, all our activities are continuously controlled by time. Day, night, weeks, months and seasons of the year, keep changing endlessly in a wonderfully orchestrated manner.

The influence of time on us begins even before we are born. The effect of time is perceptible soon after the mother conceives and the growth of the embryo in the mother’s womb matches with the passage of time. After birth, we express the time duration a person has spent in this world, as his age (number of years).


When did time come into existence?

Our Vedic scriptures tell us that with the creation of the universe, time comes into existence, and time is one of Lord Krishna’s energies. Time is the imperceptible formless aspect of the Lord. The universe is created by the omnipotency of the Supreme Lord and it involves stepwise transformations and reactions of His material energy. With the incarnation of the first purusa (Karandakasayi Visnu/ Maha Visnu) and the subsequent formation of the principles of material creation (mahatattva), time is manifested. Hence, Kāla, or time, is the transformed manifestation of the principles of material creation. In simple words, time is a manifestation of the Lord’s energy and the ultimate source is Narayana or Vasudeva. This is stated in Srimad Bhagavatam


After the incarnation of the first puruṣa [Kāraṇārṇavaśāyī Viṣṇu], the mahat-tattva, or the principles of material creation, take place, and then time is manifested, and in course of time the three qualities appear.

- Srimad Bhagavatam 2.5.22


In the Bhagawad gita, when Lord Krishna explains His opulence to Arjuna, He states that He is the inexhaustible time.


Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahmā.

- Bhagavad Gita 10.33


Time is the representative of Lord Krishna and everything – living and non-living is under the control of time.

With the concept of time, two qualities emerge – temporary and eternal. Temporary is transient, non-permanent and perishable; while eternal is non-perishable and without an end. It is said that the soul is eternal but the material world is temporary. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that we are His parts and parcel and we existed in the past and will continue to exist in the future without interruption.


Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

Bhagavad Gita 2.12


On the other hand, it is said that this material world is temporary and Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON frequently quotes from Bhagavad Gita as ‘dukhalayam asasvatam’ i.e. to say this material world is temporary and full of miseries.


Krishna is tri-kaal-jna

As human beings we have limited memory of the past and cannot foretell the future. The Lord has a transcendental body and so He knows the past, present and future.  In the opening verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Vyasdeva while offering obeisances to Lord  Krishna addresses Him as "abhijñaḥ svarāṭ", which Srila Prabhupad translates as "fully cognizant and fully independent".  The Lord knows all that is happening for every living entity as He is situated in the heart of every living entity as the Supersoul. He is the upa-drishta or the witness for all our activities throughout our life.  Lord Krishna also remembers the past. 

During the Kuruksetra battle, when the Lord imparts transcendental knowledge to Arjuna, He says that He had given this knowledge millions of years ago, to Vivasvan the Sun God.  Arjuna was then perplexed as to how could this be possible, and then the Lord tells him that He remembers all His previous births.


The Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.

- Bhagavad Gita 4.1


The Personality of Godhead said: Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O sub-duer of the enemy!

- Bhagavad Gita 4.5


O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.

- Bhagavad Gita 7.26 


The Lord also predicted victory for the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war when He showed Arjuna His virat rupa (universal form).

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds, and I have come here to destroy all people. With the exception of you the (Pāṇḍavas), all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.

- Bhagavad Gita 11.32

 Thus we see that the Lord is the knower of the past, present and future.


Time is the ultimate controller

We are all under the influence of time and time is the inevitable controller of us all. It is said that time or Kāla, is identical with the Lord Himself. Everything in this material world is under the influence of time and as a result, has a beginning and an end. This is true for all living entities - human beings, animals, plants and even for non-living objects; ultimately everything is perishable. A flower initially is a bud, it grows and blooms, after a few days it withers and ultimately gets destroyed. Similarly, in this material world, all living and non-living entities continually undergo change with time. These changes are discernable over variable time durations, it could be days – months – years - decades or millenniums; but ultimately there is aging and destruction.

Our scriptures call this destruction as pralaya, which in Sanskrit means dissolution, annihilation or death. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes 4 types of pralayas - constant, occasional, material and final. 

(1)

The destruction happening constantly at every moment, invisibly transforming our bodies and the bodies of all living entities is nitya pralaya.  

(2)

When a person attains knowledge of the Absolute (liberation), he is liberated and it is called atyantika or final annihilation.  

(3)

The annihilation happening at the end of Brahma’s day is occasional or Naimittika pralaya.

(4)

The annihilation that happens at the end of Brahma’s life is called material or Prakritika pralaya. 

Hence we see that among all kinds of killers, time is the ultimate because time silently devours everything. Time is the representative of Krishna and in due course of time everything will be annihilated.

At the end of the Kurukshetra war Bhismadeva was injured, was lying on a bed of arrows, about to die. Sympathizing with the sufferings of the Pandavas he said that this was all due to the influence of irreversible time. He said that time controls the world just as the wind controls the clouds.


In my opinion this is all due to inevitable time, under whose control everyone in every planet is carried, just as the clouds are carried by wind.

- Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.14


Srila Prabhupad explains that Kāla or time controls even the action of the air and other elements. Everything is controlled by the supreme Kāla, a forceful representative of the Lord within the material world.


Time concept in the material world differs from that in the spiritual world

In the spiritual world, time is unlimited and eternal. Time has no ability to control the Lord, rather the Lord is the controller of time. As explained in the Brahma-saṁhitā it is said that the entire duration of the life of Brahma is less than a second of the Lord’s time.

yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam athāvalambya

jīvanti loma-vilajā jagad-aṇḍa-nāthāḥ

viṣṇur mahān sa iha yasya kalā-viśeṣo

govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi

In essence, the entire duration of Brahma’s life is equal to the time occupied in the Lord’s one breath.

- Brahma-saṁhitā (5.48)


 kālo ’yaṁ dvi-parārdhākhyo

 nimeṣa upacaryate

 avyākṛtasyānantasya

 hy anāder jagad-ātmanaḥ


It is also known that the duration of Brahmā’s life, is equal to one nimeṣa [less than a second] for the Supreme Personality of Godhead and that one day for Brahma is equivalent to 1000 caturyugas. (SB 3.11.19, SB 3.11.22).  Since one caturyuga comprises of four milleniums – Satya, Treta, Dvapar, and Kali; we can now understand that in comparison to time in the spiritual world, our life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Hence it is said that the Supreme Lord is eternal, unchanging and unlimited. Similarly, we can now also believe that it is not difficult for the supreme Lord to be actually present in the archa vigraha deity form that we worship in the temple.

- Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.38


Take away message

  • The material world is temporary and we are only temporary caretakers of our families, wealth, property and possessions. We should conduct ourselves keeping in mind that we finally have to part with all these and that everything ultimately belongs to the Lord.
  • It is because of our illusion that we believe this material world to be our permanent residence and spend much time and effort, trying to make ourselves comfortable here.
  • The Lord is a witness to all our thoughts and actions. We can hide from everyone, but we cannot hide from the Lord.
  • Joy and sorrow in our lives are transient. Our one life is as brief as a flash of lightning in the long journey back to Godhead.
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Newton's Story | Big Bang Theory | Evolution of Our Universe | The Truth: God or Evolution

When thoughtful humans look into the dark sky and witness moon and numerous illuminating stars, they immediately split into two groups - One who recognizes The Creator and One who theorizes the Evolution of Our Universe.

Sharing a story from the life of Sir Isaac Newton

Source: The Truth: God or evolution? 
by Marshall and Sandra Hall, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI


Sir Issac Newton's Story


Sir Isaac had an accomplished artisan fashion for him a small scale model of our solar system, which was to be put in a room in Newton's home when completed. The assignment was finished and installed on a large table. The workman had done a very commendable job, simulating not only the various sizes of the planets and their relative proximities, but also so constructing the model that everything rotated and orbited when a crank was turned. It was an interesting, even fascinating work, as you can imagine, particularly to anyone schooled in the sciences.



Newton's atheist-scientist friend came by for a visit. Seeing the model, he was naturally intrigued and proceeded to examine it with undisguised admiration for the high quality of the workmanship. 

"My, what an exquisite thing this is!" he exclaimed. "Who made it?

Paying little attention to him, Sir Isaac answered, "Nobody.

Stopping his inspection, the visitor turned and said, "Evidently you did not understand my question. I asked who made this.

Newton, enjoying himself immensely no doubt, replied in a still more serious tone, "Nobody. What you see just happened to assume the form it now has.

"You must think I am a fool!" the visitor retorted heatedly, "Of course somebody made it, and he is a genius, and I would like to know who he is!

Newton then spoke to his friend in a polite yet firm way: "This thing is but a puny imitation of a much grander system whose laws you know, and I am not able to convince you that this mere toy is without a designer or maker; yet you profess to believe that the great original from which the design is taken has come into being without either designer or maker! Now tell me by what sort of reasoning do you reach such an incongruous conclusion?"

Newton's friend quickly understood how foolish he had been. He realized that there had to be a Master Designer and Creator for everything! 

It is not difficult for a logical human to accept the existence of God if one observes the world with an open mind.

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Existence of God: Simple observation of the world.

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Who are we? | Our Identity as Revealed by Science





Sometimes, if not always, we get this question - “Who am I?”

This question has kept spiritualist, philosophers, poets, scientists engaged for a long time. And this is a very vital question for the human race.

The Vedanta-sutra (1.1.1) states, athato brahma jijnasa: "Now one should inquire about Brahman - The absolute truth, the transcendental, spiritual nature"

The first aphorism in the Vedanta-sutra is athato brahma jijnasa. In the human form of life one should put many questions to himself and to his intelligence. In the various forms of life lower than human life the intelligence does not go beyond the range of life's primary necessities--namely eating, sleeping, mating and defending. Dogs, cats and tigers are always busy trying to find something to eat or a place to sleep, trying to defend and have sexual intercourse successfully. In the human form of life, however, one should be intelligent enough to ask what he is, why he has come into the world, what his duty is, who is the supreme controller, what is the difference between dull matter and the living entity, etc. There are so many questions, and the person who is actually intelligent should simply inquire about the supreme source of everything: athato brahma jijnasa.
[SB. Canto 4, Chapter 25, Text 5, Text26, purport]


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Existence of God: Simple observation of the world.



A very common question asked by many "Does God exist?" can easily be answered if one "observes" the world closely.

When we look at some beautiful piece of man-made work around us (like painting, sculpture, monument, etc.), we always inquire about the person behind it, i.e, we ask about the "creator".

Few examples:



What we subconsciously know and understand is 
  • every Art has to have an Artist
  • every Beautiful Organization needs an Organizer
  • every Design has to have a Designer
  • every Law has to have a Law Maker
  • that means every Creation has to have a Creator

We call this logical or common-sense. If we come across anyone who says otherwise, we will not consider him very wise.

However our logic and common-sense suddenly goes for a toss when we come across beautiful natural objects.

We tend to ignore a Beautiful Art in Nature, we do not see How organized the world, viz, the solar system is. If for once we would have seen then we would have certainly inquired about the "Brain  / Mastermind Behind It"



We tend to discard the fact of an intelligent being behind everything, just on the pretext of the so-called advancement of material (modern) science.

So let us take some time to see what some of the most eminent scientists, who were the pioneers of modern science, had to say:

Albert Einstein: 
There is a perfect brain behind all the natural physical laws.

Erwin Schrodinger:
I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but is ghastly silent about all that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously.

Lord Kelvin:
 Overwhelming strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie around us.

I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism.

The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research, the more I believe that science excludes atheism.

The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I do not see how I can put it in words.

Do not be afraid of being free thinkers. If you think strongly enough you will be forced by science to the belief in God, which is the foundation of all religion. You will find science not antagonistic but helpful to religion.

Sir Issac Newton:

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being . . . This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God.

When I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose.

The true God is a living, intelligent and powerful Being . . . He governs all things, and knows all things that are or can be done.

Max Born:
We, the atom and I, have been on friendly terms, until recently. I saw in it the key to the deepest secrets of Nature, and it revealed to me the greatness of creation and the Creator.

Srinivasa Ramanujan
An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God. 

Werner Heisenberg
There is a higher power, not influenced by our wishes, which finally decides and judges.

Michael Faraday
I bow before Him who is Lord of all, and hope to be kept waiting patiently for His time and mode of releasing me according to His Divine Word and the great and precious promises whereby His people are made partakers of the Divine nature.

We ought to value the privilege of knowing God’s truth far beyond anything we can have in this world.

Some of the misleading scientific "myth" theories

Before we look into the topic, let me share with you a true incident that happened with me. On the way to my office, I pass by a construction site, filled with sand, bricks, concrete, iron bars, kept ready for construction. Yesterday, as usual, on the way to my office, I was crossing the same site.

Suddenly bang!!!

A massive explosion happened. While my ears were still recovering the impact, I saw myself trapped amidst clouds of fiery smoke and dust. It took almost an hour to realize I was lying on the ground, covered with soot. Slowly as the air got cleared, I saw, miracle!!! There was a beautiful flyover, out of nowhere, at the site of the explosion. Wao!! Yes definitely, it was red hot then. But as it cooled down, it slowly revealed its beauty!!!




You don't believe me??!! Why??? Did I miss something??? What if I put in some jargon, some fancy names, let's call this incident Small Bang Theory of Construction!! Still, don't believe me? What if some scientists manage to "attach" a mathematical formula? Still, won't believe it? WHY? 

The simple answer is - Because it lacks logic. 

  • An explosion can result in devastation and not construction.
  • A sudden appearance of an object, with beauty and perfect design, can ONLY & ONLY happen in fairy tales.
  • Every law of physics and harmony getting applied by chance is not science

Again, we are logically intelligent so far. But what happens to our intelligence when we hear The BIG - BANG Theory, which states;
According to the Big Bang theory, the universe was born about 13.8 billion years ago. All the matter that exists today was once squished into an infinitely denseinfinitely tiny, ultra-hot point called a singularity. This tiny fireball then exploded and gave rise to the early universe.
Does it even sound like science?

From where did this single point/singularity come? How did the matter which exists today, came into this point of singularity? How and why was it squeezed in? So many questions that are never answered by any scientist so far, yet we believe in this theory.


Wrapping up
Today our society is turning Godless just on the pretext of "so-called" scientific advancement, but as Lord Kelvin said

If you think strongly enough you will be forced by science to the belief in God.

The purpose of this article was to emphasize on the fact that true science and intelligent scientists acknowledge a Supreme Creator and not refuses Him. When we look around us, we should try to be intelligent enough to understand that nothing happened by chance.


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Existence of God: See the magic around !!!



I was taking my morning walk when I noticed there were white fluffy bits of cotton strewn around on the grass in one corner of the park. I looked up and saw that there was huge silk cotton (semal) tree which had many open pods on its branches and these pods contained fluffy cotton. I picked up a pod lying nearby and looked at it closely; it contained a handful of soft, silky, cotton with few scattered black seeds within it. I thought for a moment, "cotton-growing directly on a tree how amazing!!". This triggered numerous similar thoughts. The banyan tree (one of the largest trees on earth) can spread over a few acres. This tree grows to a massive size just from a seed which is only a few millimeters in size, how is this possible?    

When a child is born, he grows for the initial few years, then stops growing and after some years gradually starts aging. All this happens in such an orderly, programmed manner this itself is a miracle.

I once attended a show on under-water aquatic life. Life underwater in the ocean is truly amazing. Despite spending millions on exploration and research; most of the information and facts remain unknown to us, unexplored. Nature – mountains, forests, deserts continually show us such breath-taking sights but do we ever think who designed this or how was this created?  Who is the creator? 

Because we see all these changes - day and night, change of the seasons, people growing up and then aging all happen before us right from childhood, day in-day out, year after year; we consider these as routine usual activities and take them for granted.

Lord Krishna tells us in the Bhagavad Gita: 
This material nature which is one of My energies is working under My direction O son of Kunti, producing all moving and non-moving beings. Under its rule, this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.                                         
Bhagavad Gita 9.10

Wherever we look, whether it is nature or the human body or our awesome universe; it is absolutely amazing. 

If we appreciate the beauty around us, we would certainly develop a sense of responsibility towards nature and also show gratitude towards our creator. We would then learn to use our natural resources responsibly, not just to satisfy our selfish needs. We spend hours in a queue to buy tickets for a magic show but fail to appreciate the magic and beauty around us happening every moment, each day.


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Is Modern Science A Blind Faith?




Today we all are living in the world of science and technology and slowly everyone is getting accustomed to it without even thinking about the authenticity of it. But when it comes to the spiritual science every Tom Dick and Harry raise the question for its authenticity and also they have devised a new term called “Myth” which means a widely held but false belief or idea.

Now many would question here - can be believing in God be called spiritual science?

Actually, science is the real knowledge of the things as it is. Vedas means knowledge. The knowledge of everything in this material universe and beyond is contained in Vedas (or Vedic Scriptures). Everything a human brain can ponder upon is revealed in Vedic Scriptures. Hence Vedic Scriptures is the highest knowledge of everything. Everything has got the ultimate, the supreme summum bonum. That summum bonum of Vedic knowledge or Vedānta is Krishna, because Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita "vedaiś ca sarvair aham" which means - "By all the Vedas, I am to be known". Krishna being the summum bonum of entire knowledge, Krishna Consciousness is the topmost science.

But how many would accept this? Not many. Lord Krishna himself says in Bhagavad Gita

Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavour for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in Truth. 
Bhagavad Gita 7.3

Only a person who has the intelligence and pure heart, will have faith in Bhagavad Gita and accepts it as it is without a doubt. This unflinching faith can be achieved by only by hearing from a bonafide person from a bonafide sampradaya. After hearing from a bonafide source, if the person sincerely try to regulate his life, then gradually he comes to a stage where he clearly understands that The Supreme God none other than Lord Krishna, the speaker of Bhagavad Gita, as confirmed in Brahma Samhita

isvarah paramah krsnah, sac-cid-ananda-vigrahah,anadir adir govindah, sarva-karana- karanam


Krishna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes.

Now after reading this who cannot understand that Krishna is God? This can be answered as there are three types of ignorant people who cannot understand it.

(1)
One who is born in the human family but leading an animal-like life, interested only in eating-sleeping-defending-mating (ahara, nidra, bhaya, maithun). These four activities are the center of focus in every species life including human. But if a human engages his entire life in doing only these activities, then he is no better than an animal. At a gross level, today's modern civilization is engaged in ONLY these activities. A real human being is one who follows a dharma - Seeking The Higher Reality, searching God, as said in Mahabharat

āhāra-nidrā-bhaya-maithunaṁ ca
sāmānyam etat paśubhir narāṇām
dharmo hi teṣām adhiko viśeṣo
dharmeṇa hīnāḥ paśubhiḥ samānāḥ

Eating, sleeping, sex, and defense—these four principles are common to both human beings and animals. The distinction between human life and animal life is that a man can search after God but an animal cannot. That is the difference. Therefore a man without that urge for searching after God is no better than an animal.
Mahabharat, Shanti Parv, 294.29

So basically without God realization, a human is just a two-legged animal. Day by day the Godless civilization is increasing and how is it? Modern education is one of the root cause of this calamity. They are giving the knowledge to earn bread but missing the important aspect, God. Problem is many parents do not know by themselves about the science of God, so what can they imbibe into their children? Ironically, especially in India, we have accepted that we are secular and no religion-based countries. Thus becoming Godless has become a sign of progressive rational modern culture. But we should know this human life is too precious to be wasted like an animal.

(2)
The second type are the ones who know the scriptures but after hearing all the scriptures, they still do not have faith and thinks it to be imaginary / mythology. Krishna says;

Some look on the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all.  
Bhagavad Gita 2.29

In fact these people have blind faith in their senses. However, the matter of fact is our senses in itself are imperfect and limited. Example: one cannot see the object very near or very far. Same is the case with all other senses. Most of the time, any speculation made based on these limited and imperfect senses becomes a fairy tale. Example the infamous Darwin’s Theory. Around 150 years ago Darwin thought about evolution and gave an atheistic explanation termed as the survival of the fittest. As per this theory one progenitor gives birth to another form of progenitor-like the future living beings are born with some new features which are different from their parents and the one who is fittest survives and life carries on and the weak perish in the span of time. In this way, Darwin thought that monkeys are the forefather of human beings and as time passed they have evolved. Similarly Darwin thought to himself and goes still backward in evolution like the scrolling animal and further, the trees, birds and aquatics should be their predecessors. Beyond that Darwin thought that single cell bacteria are the actual father of all the living entities that exist today. 

Don’t you think it is funny that when you visit a big palace you find pictures of one's forefather and slowly you can see a picture of bacteria? Ah! Here are my forefather bacteria. Darwin theory didn't stop at this, it further speculated some million of years ago some reactive materials collided amongst each other and the first life form appeared from it. Few so-called intellectuals supported this and slowly through propaganda it got accepted worldwide. Ironically even though Darwin's Theory has been scientifically proven wrong, school syllabus are still polluting the young minds with this fantasy theory

As Lord Krishna says about those who can actually accept the truth and not such propaganda.

Therefore, one who has renounced the fruits of action, whose doubts are destroyed by transcendental knowledge, and who is situated firmly in the self, is not bound by works, O conqueror of riches.   
Bhagavad Gita 4.41

People like Darwin come up with such concocted interpretation because they do not want to accept that everything is controlled by a controller. Anyone by the normal brain can understand that we are all controlled, like sleeping every day, similarly, no one likes old age but everyone is forced to become old with the time. So there should be some controller of all these and should be the Supreme among us which scriptures reveal to us.


O conquerer of wealth [Arjuna], there is no Truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
Bhagavad Gita 7.7


Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin, for, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and the sages.
Bhagavad Gita 10.2


I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me.
Bhagavad Gita 10.8



By these statement once again a normal person can easily understand who actually God is.


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Finally, the third type people are the one who says that all the things written in scriptures are impossible to follow and it cannot be achieved. This shows their lack of faith in the words of scriptures, caused by ignorance. This weak faith can be strengthened with the sword of knowledge, which can cut through this ignorance by the constant sublime touch of the nine processes of devotional service as mentioned in scriptures.

sravanam kirtanam visnoh smaranam pada-sevanamarcanam vandanam dasyam sakhyam atma-nivedanam

Hearing, chanting, remembering, serving, worship, prayers, becoming servant, becoming best friend and surrendering everything one has to Lord Krishna. This is the process explained by Prahalada Maharaj in Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5.23

So a request to every reader that please do come and associate with the devotees nearby you and try to follow the instruction of The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, as spirituality is the science which can redefine ones way of thinking and live life happily amidst of all the hypocrisy.

With this request all readers to chant loudly with me Hare Krishna!


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