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Author: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
ISBN: 0912776625
Language: English
Pages: 110 pages
Category: New Age & Spirituality
Publisher: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (May 1, 1983)
Rating: 4.4
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Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness. A Peace Corps worker, Bob Cohen, traveling in India meets a sadhu and asks many questions and for the first time in his life gets perfect answers for his questions. Purchase Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers. Prabhupada Books Perfect Questions, Perfect.

Perfect Questions Perfect Answers Paperback – May 1, 1983. Abhay Charanaravinda (. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) was the Founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON; the "Hare Krishna Movement"). by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Author).

yāmasundara: Or God’s representative. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers.

Srila Prabhupada seemed pleased with me, and over the next several days, he answered my questions. I asked them mostly from an academic point of view, but he always gave me personal answers so that I would actually spiritualize my life. His answers were logical, scientific, satisfying and amazingly lucid. Categories: Religion. Publisher: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

It is believed that Bhaktivedanta Swami's most significant contribution are his books. Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers (1977). For their authority, depth, and clarity, his books have won praise from professors.

Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers. His Divine Grace A. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Prabhupada was asked by his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English.

Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada majestic darshan in. .

Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada majestic darshan in Bombay 1974. the final lesson - the passing away of srila prabhupada. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust was established in 1972 to publish his works, and it has also published his multi-volume biography, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, that according to Larry Shinn will "certainly be one of the most complete records of the life and work of any modern religious figure". Prabhupada reminded his devotees before his death that he would live.

God, spiritual life-those were such vague terms to me before I met Srila Prabhupada

God, spiritual life-those were such vague terms to me before I met Srila Prabhupada. I have always been interested in religion, but before I met the Krishna conscious devotees, somehow I did not have the proper perspective needed to inquire fruitfully about spiritual life. The existence of a Creator is only common sense-but who is God? Who am I? I had been to Hebrew School and had studied Oriental philosophy, but I could never get satisfying answers to my questions.

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Whitestone
Bob Cohen gets to ask a spiritual master questions from a scientific point of view and get answers that are striking and shift ones point of view. Years after these questions are asked Bob becomes a disciple. I found this book a good read. Very thought provoking. Glad I bought it.
Akinozuru
My favorite
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Abhay Charanaravinda (A.C.) Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) was the Founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON; the "Hare Krishna Movement"). He wrote many books/booklets, such as Krsna: The Supreme Personality of Godhead,The Nectar of Devotion: The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga,The Path of Perfection, Yoga for the Modern Age,The scientific basis of Krsna consciousness,The Perfection of Yoga,Beyond Birth and Death , etc., and translated many East Indian scriptures, such as Bhagavad-Gita As It Is,Srimad-Bhagavatam, First Canto, etc. His "authorized" biography is: Prabhupada: He Built a House in Which the Whole World Can Live.

Bob Cohen, the Peace Corps worker, wrote in his 1974 Introduction to this book, "In India I first met Krsna consciousness devotees at a festival... The devotees explained to me the purpose of yoga and the need to inquire about spiritual life. I began to feel that the rituals and ceremonies they practiced were not dull, sentimental obligations, but a real, sensible way of life. At first, however, it was very difficult for me to understand the philosophy of Krsna consciousness... Fortunately the devotees convinced me of the need to practice a few basic austerities, and in this way I began to gain some insight into spiritual life... I met Srila Prabhupada briefly ... in November of 1971---and shortly thereafter I decided to become a vegetarian. ( I was proud of being a vegetarian, but later Srila Prabhupada reminded me that even pigeons are, too.)" (Pg. viii)

He questions Prabhupada, "BC: If a person who wants to become rich prays to Krsna, will he become rich? SR: Oh, yes!... Because Krsna is all-powerful, if you pray to Krsna to become rich, Krsna will make you rich. BC: If somebody lives an evil life but prays to become rich, he may still become rich? SP: Yes. Praying to Krsna is not evil." (Pg. 3-4) But Prabhupada also says, "our Vedic system is first of all to train a boy as a Brahmacari---no sex life. The Vedic principle is to reduce attachment, not to increase it." (Pg. 16)

Prabhupada explains, "we have started this Krsna consciousness movement to educate people in the essential principles of spiritual life. It is not a sectarian religious movement. It is a cultural movement for everyone's benefit." (Pg. 20) He adds, "the guru is God's representative. The guru is the external manifestation of Krsna." (Pg. 27) He cautions, "Krsna excuses. But those who are doing something willingly are not excused. On the strength that I am a devotee, if I think, 'Because I am chanting, I may therefore commit all this nonsense, and it will be nullified,' that is the greatest offense." (Pg. 82)

Of Christians who claim that Jesus is guiding them, Prabhupada says, "they are not taking the guidance... Jesus is guiding them, 'Thou shalt not kill,' but they are killing. Where is the Jesus guidance?.. Nobody is being guided by Jesus Christ. Their claim is false. It is very hard to find a man who is actually being guided by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ's guidance is available, but nobody is caring for him. They have taken Jesus Christ as contractor to take up their sins... They commit all kinds of sins, and poor Jesus Christ will be responsible... They have no sympathy for Jesus Christ. He died for our sins. Why should we commit sins again? Such a great life has been sacrificed for our sins, so we should be guided by Jesus Christ." (Pg. 93)

Prabhupada's books will be of great interest to anyone interested in the Krishna movement.
Marirne
A fascinating journey but then again, i was the one on the journey. The book is in 40 languages to date.
Mitynarit
Excellent answers. These are the same questions that I had too. Really perfect answers that clarified in simple easy to understand English.