What is Shastra?

What is Shastra?

It is well known that to get a clear understanding of Prabhupada’s view on a particular topic, we must look at all his statements on that topic. Prabhupada clearly taught that we follow guru-sadhu-shastra, and he made equally clear that

Left Vs. Right – The Dangers of Extremism

Left Vs. Right – The Dangers of Extremism

Serious studies now show that many western universities, especially in the humanities, have become virtual indoctrination centers for leftist ideology. Even learned, reasonable conservative speech is often harassed on campus. Just as the extreme right rejects legitimate science on issues like climate change so the hard left rejects science on various issues, such as gender [...]
Self-evident foundation of authoritative Shastra

Self-evident foundation of authoritative Shastra

Prabhupada stated that atheists, agnostics and so-called philosophers don’t understand real philosophy. And Prabhupada wanted as many disciples as possible to understand real philosophy, as I pointed out in my last letter. So what is real philosophy, apart from just listing quotes or true conclusions? What does it mean to reason in Krishna consciousness, as [...]
Vyasa-puja Book Offerings Deadline – October 25th

Vyasa-puja Book Offerings Deadline – October 25th

Dear spiritual family, The 2018 Vyasa-Puja Book offerings are pouring in! Thank you! If you have not submitted yours yet, there’s still time, by clicking on the link https://hdgoswami.com/vpsubmit/ , or sending an e-mail to: [email protected] for Vyasa-Puja Book Offerings 2018 Link instructions: 1. Add your name (displayed in the book w/ your offering); 2. Your e-mail; [...]
H.D.Goswami’s Offering to Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja 2018

H.D.Goswami’s Offering to Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja 2018

Nama Om Visnu-padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine Namas te Sarasvate Deve Gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine   I bow to my eternal spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada. This year, I will reflect on a sublime period that I think of as a golden age of ISKCON’s mission in the West. I speak of the time from [...]