Bhakta Sunil change, 2nd January 2014
Hare Krishna everyone
Please accept my humble obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
When I tried to tell a person about Krishna Consciousness , he mentioned that he follows Advaita Philosophy
If I remember correctly , I read in Srila Prabhupada’s book that there is actually no conflict between Advaita philosophy and Bhakti yoga process
Please tell , is Advaita philosophy also a God-realization process?
and what to tell to a person who follows Advaita philosophy?
Mahabhagavat Das SDA, 4th January 2014
Hare Krishna Dear Sunil,
Here are some points you can rely upon:
1. Advaita means “One without a second” – Krishna is undisputedly One without a second, no one is comparable to Sri Krishna. Therefore, the perfection of Advaita philosophy is to surrender to Krishna, the real Advaita.
2. The foremost propounder of Advaita philosophy is Adi Shankaracharya who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva who is the topmost Vaishnava. So the deep inner meaning of Advaita philosophy is Krishna consciousness.
3. The famous “Bhaja Govindam” song is written by Adi Shankaracharya himself, so any so-called follower of Advaita philosphy must take shelter of Krishna as instructed in the song.
4. Our philosophy is given by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and is called “Achintya Bheda Abheda Tattva”, or “Simultaneous Oneness and difference”. Krishna’s creation is also Krishna, but is also different from Krishna the person, this is the secret, just as the sun cannot be separated from the sunshine, still the sun is the source of the sunshine and is therefore different from the sunshine.
There are many more points, but main thing is to give Srila Prabhupada’s books and encourage them to read…
Bhakta Sunil, 4th January 2014
Thank you very much Mahabhagavat Prabhu
Your reply is very nice and helpful
your insignificat servant,
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