About this Website

The title of this Website – The Absolute Truth – which at first glance may sound somewhat pompous – is already quite comprehensively explained on the HOME page of this site.

 

The original idea of this site was to form a “Non-Institutional Aspiring Vaishnava Association.” Non-Institutional is still very much part of the idea, but in the end I did not want to promote any (misleading) ideas that their is any type of organisation behind this site. There is none. For now, it is just me – trying to share Krishna Consciousness in a modest way according to my present means and capacity.

Yours faithfully,
Atmavidya Das
May 11, 2019

What follows are the words on religious institutions  from my Parama Guru (the spiritual master of my spiritual master) His Divine Grace Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Goswami Ṭhākura:

 

“But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of, nor the favourer of, any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise the chance of denigrating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.
The idea of an organized church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement.
The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose.
They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher. The people of this world understand preventive systems, (but) they have no idea at all of the unprevented positive eternal life. Neither can there be any earthy contrivance for the permanent preservation of the life eternal on this mundane plane on the popular scale.”

 

 


Quote for June 2019

tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo

bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam

hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk

 

My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.

(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.14.8)