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Liberation of the Cave Dwellers

Liberation of the Cave Dwellers

In Plato's Republic, Socrates uses the allegory of the cave to illustrate the nature of man's attachment to the illusory things of this material universe. He tells of men living…

Acquiring Perfect Knowledge

Acquiring Perfect Knowledge

Logic and reason are useful in the search for the Absolute Truth. But they're not enough to obtain perfect knowledge, we must overcome four basic human defects.…

The Process of Surrender in God Realization

Surrendering all unto the Supreme Lord is a difficult if not impossible task for must people. This is because they are not aware of the peace such surrender brings.…

On the Constitution of the Soul

On the Constitution of the Soul

The soul can never be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can he be moistened by the water, nor withered by the wind. This individual soul is unbreakable and…

Flip Out and Stay

Realization is not something we learn in a book or hear in a lecture. Realization is living the life for which man is intended. Realization does not imply withdrawal; realization…

Fate, Free Will and You

Fate, Free Will and You

The philosophical question of fate versus free will is an old one. Are our thoughts and actions completely determined by forces over which we have no control? Or, are we…

Existentialism — The Hidden God

Existentialism — The Hidden God

In recent years there have been many philosophies based around the premise of the nonexistence of God. One such philosophy, existentialism, which emerged in a shattered France during World War…

Freedom from All Miseries

I have strong evidence to support the fact that there is no happiness in the material world and I have equally strong evidence to prove that any human being can…

Philosophy: The Quest for Certainty

Philosophy: The Quest for Certainty

A frequent criticism of the Krsna consciousness philosophical tradition is that it places too much emphasis on authority. This is not surprising, seeing as how philosophy in the modern world…

Sufferings of Humanity — Is Providence responsible for it?

No. Providence is not responsible for the sufferings of humanity. The suffering of humanity is the result of its misuse of discriminative power or the little independence which is given…

Philosophical Problems Within Social Awareness

In the relative truth everything can be known within the purview of time, space and thought but in the realm of the Absolute no such method of scientific thought can…

Theosophy Concluded

The Theosophist knows, by his knowledge of the pattern, that men have not come together to form communities because of greed or for the purpose of self-protection; but that they…

Theosophy Concluded

The Theosophist believes in a Personalised Consciousness or a Directing Will behind the operation of the universal activity. This conclusion is logical as we see in every field of our…

Devotion and Rationalism

Truth cannot be realized by unremitting study of the Scriptures, by passing examinations, testing scholarly knowledge, by dint of intellectual power, or by outwitting unsophisticated folk in verbal jugglery by…

A Study in Mysticism

A Study in Mysticism

What is ego? I am pure soul, but with my intelligence and mind I am in contact with matter, and I have identified myself with matter—and this is false ego.…

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om, Kundalini, Reincarnation, the Astral World, and More

Om is a manifestation of the Supreme Lord in the form of sound vibration. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. So, Hare Krsna and om have practically the same value,…

Are You Free?

Are You Free?

Many people are under the illusion that they were really happy in their youth. But once the fourfold miseries of material life—birth, disease, old-age and death—manifest themselves, the evanescence of…

The Logic of the Absolute

The Logic of the Absolute

People often ask us, "Can you prove the existence of God?" Proof indicates a conclusive demonstration that establishes the validity of an assertion, in this case the assertion that God…

Three Features of the Absolute

Three Features of the Absolute

One class of transcendentalists are the devotees, who have realized the Absolute Truth to be the Supreme Person. A second class are the yogis, who have realized the Supersoul. And…

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

This material nature is constituted in such a way that we have to suffer; it is God's law. And we are trying to relieve the suffering by patchwork remedies. Everyone…

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