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  • in reply to: The inspiration for action #14768
    Sri Vasudeva Das
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    Thank you so much prabhuji for so beautifully elaborating the point, I just read the post also, it is very beautiful.

    in reply to: The inspiration for action #14764
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you very much prabhuji for the in depth explanation, regarding the knowledge which becomes an inspiration for work, is 18.20 describing how the knowledge can be an inspiration for acts of goodness. Does 18.20 practically imply that we should meditate on Atma/Paramatma’s presence in every being? Thus it will inspire for right action

    in reply to: Darwinian Evolution #14698
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    This was very thorough and very deep explanation. I could very well understand this and appreciate the statements regarding the evolution.

    Thank you very much

    in reply to: Deeper understanding of Transcendence #14565
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you prabhuji, not just by answering my questions but by helping me see my motivations also.

    in reply to: Overcoming mind #14562
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Yes prabhuji I can appreciate, thank you for the deep response especially your snippet explanation of the sikshashtakam verses line by line was very beautiful.

    in reply to: Overcoming mind #14560
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you for the wonderful insight on this. Especially the last line was very deep, how sometimes the rope may wear off faster than the wheel. As you mention enthusiasm can you please write an article/book on the flow of Upadeshamrita by Srila Rupa Goswami, how the instructions progress and what is the link for what stage. How enthusiasm helps us, and is it really a choice to be enthusiastic.

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #14530
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you Prabhuji, yes the question had the assumption that we don’t have the Guna. The post you quoted was also helpful.
    Thank you very much again.

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #14520
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    https://blog.shabda.co/2022/07/12/free-will-self-control-vs-other-control/

    Glad to see a wonderful article dedicated to this. This so clearly explains our role in the whole free will vs determinism. But in regards to this you explain how our free will is merely to dissociate with matter which you usually call ‘free won’t’ and associate with spiritual aspects which you call ‘free will’. So as we know we cannot control matter, so how does it happen with reference to the mechanism explained in the article. to choose the ‘Guna’ we associate with, which is not as per our Prakriti. This should be possible as even Krishna refers that in SB 11.19.37 that we can overcome our svabhav.

    in reply to: Explaining How Brahman, Allah, YHWH is the Same One God #14119
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Hare Krishna Rishiraj prabhuji

    I was thinking on the explanation you gave regarding the leeway dharma. But this opens door to further many important questions especially in Kali Yuga. When people are so far from dharma and engaged in such sinful acts that if meat eating was allowed for kshatriya what all should be put in this category of ‘leeway’ dharma.

    Taking into consideration the stands of government on abortion, prostitution and the like, what do you say on this.

    Also within our influence how we should understand and apply this principle of not making things worse. This demands a lot of maturity I feel.

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #14036
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you for clarifying prabhuji

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #14014
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    I was reflecting on our discussions prabhuji, do you have a book on this topic also?
    Also with regards to the slide 10 of the presentation, in the deterministic cycle of how nature controls a soul usually there is a phase of ‘good deeds’ aren’t these the actions as per our apara dharma and should thus give us freedom, so how does this in a deterministic way lead to bad deeds further.

    Also you mentioned how spiritual life is about improving from tamo Guna to rajas and further on. But can we choose the modes(independent of spiritual life) as the only choice which Gita describes is  to surrender to Krishna. Can you give a reference for this if possible.

    Also what is the situation of a jivan Mukta as per 14.22-25 it feels he merely witnesses the modes acting now and does not engage the modes for a purpose.

    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Wonderful explanation. Thank you.

    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Hare Krishna Rishiraj prabhuji

    With respect to the above, in approaching God it all seems fine. But especially when we talk about the apara dharma what is the consequence when people follow their own version of religion which is not Vedic. I mean to say that religions like islam do allow for meat eating and as far as I know cow killing also which is very sinful as per Vedic injunctions. What happens to them?

    The matter is further complicated in 5.26.15 of Bhagavatam where Srila Prabhupad writes “An atheist, or nästika, is one who does not believe in the Vedas. However, even if one takes up a different system of religion, according to this verse he must follow the religious principles he has accepted. Whether one is a Hindu, or a Mohammedan or a Christian, he should follow his own religious principles.”

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #13983
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you so much prabhuji, for your time, patience,  with deep and prompt replies. I feel so indebted everytime.

    in reply to: How Free is the ‘Free Will’ #13979
    Sri Vasudeva Das
    Participant

    Thank you very much prabhuji, everything makes sense now.

    Just a last clarification, in your first statement of ‘free will is always there, freedom is limited’, we know from the presentation that until we practice religion we are only like an animal in the hands of Prakriti thinking ourselves the ‘doer’. Otherwise when practicing religion we have free will.

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