The Evergreen Philosophy

Krishna's Mercy

[Vedic books]“This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.24)

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acchedyo ‘yam adāhyo ‘yam

akledyo ‘śoṣya eva ca

nityaḥ sarva-gataḥ sthāṇur

acalo ‘yaṁ sanātanaḥ

Question: “What is the relevance of Krishna consciousness today? The world is completely different from the time of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The Vedas are profound philosophy; there is no doubt about this. But can words spoken to disciples living thousands of years ago have applicability in a time where inquisitive minds are hooked to smartphones and social media websites? In the upheaval of the modern day, what effectiveness can bhakti-yoga really have?”

It is natural to think that a certain philosophy has limited effectiveness. This is due to the ever-changing nature of the world we live in. As an example…

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