Five Reasons To Quote From Shastra When Discussing Spiritual Topics

Krishna's Mercy

[writing shastra]“Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Brahman, the ultimate, the supreme abode and purifier, the Absolute Truth and the eternal divine person. You are the primal God, transcendental and original, and You are the unborn and all-pervading beauty. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala, and Vyasa proclaim this of You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.” (Bhagavad-gita, 10.12-13)

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Along with politics it is one of the more volatile subject matters for discussion. Civil conversation can turn into a heated argument rather quickly. There is strong sentiment, after all. There is risk of offense even with the most benign comment.

“How dare you say your god is superior? It is amazing that you are still able to speak, that your tongue continues to function, after you have insulted the goddess in that way. You are the greatest sinner…

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