Words of wisdom

Manidhara Das
17 Dec 2022

So far, only memories, words, or direct evidence, even recitations, from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada have been quoted in this website.

So far as I am concerned, I found no more wisdom or more evidence of the existence of God being presented by anybody I came across in the 69 years I live in this body as by Srila Prabhupada. Nobody living surpasses Srila Prabhupada in wisdom and the concise way it is presented.

Only those who are directly connected to the Supreme Person of Godhead and reflect His infinite wisdom can have such realized knowledge.
Even though Srila Prabhupada was respectful of the bona fide religious path being presented in the name of the Koran and Bible, none of these scriptures reveal such detailed knowledge about God and His abode, including the ways His energies are manifested in this material world, as the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedic Scriptures do.
Srila Prabhupada truly gave us EVERYTHING.

Still, he was able to pick up gold even from a filthy place; he was never dogmatic and always open to new sources of inspiration, commenting "from a vedic point of view" and always aware that Krsna can give partial knowledge to EVERYONE, including a dog and a hog.

In a book called Spiritual Dialectism, sometimes criticized for its incomplete presentation of various philosophers being quoted there, it is revealed what kind of genie Srila Prabhupada was as he commented on various thinkers in the western tradition as they were presented by Shyamasundara Prabhu. He must have known that he has to rely completely on Shyamasundara Prabhus presentation, but still he dared to comment from Krsna conscious point of view, finding such book being important.

In similar fashion we can pick up words of wisdom from persons who we are even not fully informed about as long these words can be verified by the absolute knowledge we find in Krishna Consciousness. The majority of the wisdom we find among non-pure devotees is derived from empiric experience, which can be considered subjective and thus compromised. Still, there are patterns that material nature manifests, such as the four seasons, and specifically in regards to the description of the workings of illusion, there are undoubtedly thinkers who have been blessed with realizations concerning human social dealings and the ways they conduct their daily lives.

In the very same book, Spiritual Dialectism, we can also follow the downfall of human intelligence, which is chronologically depicted from the times of Aristoteles up to the times of demoniacs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as Darwin and Sartre. Already there, we can learn that this degradation of human values and thought documents Kalis' presence and his age of hypocricy and quarell, the age we are living in. In the name of "progress" we are degrading in fast fashion to a level that cannot even be defined as animalistic, as animals are regulated by the laws of God and do not revolt against them. Today's humans do.

And so we can only look back to find some wisdom in order to improve our future.
It is for this purpose that this division of my website was started. I am certain that some may find inspiration in the quotes. Each single one of them can be backed up by the words of Srila Prabhupada in Krishna Consciousness fashion. It is mayavada, or impersonal, to believe that Krsna cannot give intelligence to anyone. To think that EVERYONE is the same and can speak the truth is also mayavada, as there are varieties of intelligence being given to us according to our desires and what we deserve to know. True knowledge is the result of tapasya, or austerity, rather than, as is commonly assumed today, the accumulation of academic data. Understanding that one can only marvel at the wit of some and the stupidity of others as both are derived from the same source, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna, He has the ability to make humans infinitely intelligent or infinitely stupid. It all depends on our motivation and willingness to recognize His supremacy.