The cutting edge of discrimination ()

by Chaitanya Charan dasNovember 13, 2011

The devotional quest rests on the ability to see the substance beyond the surface, the spiritual underlying the material. This ability comes from viveka or “discriminative vision”, which is the intellectual sharpness to cut through at right angles the surface of illusion and access the substance of reality. This metaphysical rationality is missing in worldly rationalists whose logic mistakes the surface of reality to be the whole of reality. Those with discrimination can cut through both the façade of material pleasure to see the misery latent in it and the façade of spiritual austerity to see the joy dormant in it.

Unlike the cutting edge of technology that comes by innovation, the cutting edge of discrimination comes by rejuvenation, by refreshing our devotional convictions with daily spiritual practice, regular philosophical study and periodic devotional analysis.

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2 Comments
  • Lakshminarsimha Das
    November 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hare Krishna Prabhu

    AGTSP; AGTSG&G; AGTRGGM

    Dandvat Pranam

    All glories to Chaitnya Charan Prabhuji as well ! I was attending ur lectures in Aundh Road area, Pune. almost 10 yrs ago. I donot remember missing any of your articles in spiritual scientist, I call them “Revitalising Bhakti Vitamin Capsules” and daily dose assures about gain of devotional strength. I just started with a freak coincident, but with your bhakti vitamin capsules i am in to the league of devotees. As a result, this kartik “HH Radhagovind Goswami Maharaj” bestowed his mercy upon me. The foundation was laid by you prabhu !!!!!.

    Please keep bestowing ur mercy on me as you have done always

  • kiran Wagadari
    September 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I Will regularly sharpen my ‘viveka’ by Studying SLP Books .thank U Very much prji

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