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India's culture depends on the acaryas. Just like Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Sankaracarya, Nimbarka, Visnu Svami, like that. So in the Bhagavad-gita it is said, acaryopasanam. So India's culture is still, up to date, it is followed by the acaryas

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"India's culture depends on the ācārya. Just like Rāmānujācārya, Madhvācārya, Śaṅkarācārya, Nimbārka, Viṣṇu Svāmī, like that. So in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, ācāryopāsanam. So India's culture is still, up to date, it is followed by the ācāryas"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1974 Conversations and Morning Walks

India's culture depends on the acaryas. Just like Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Sankaracarya, Nimbarka, Visnu Svami, like that. So in the Bhagavad-gita it is said, acaryopasanam. So India's culture is still, up to date, it is followed by the acaryas.


Devotee: Well, at the end of Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa says, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja (BG 18.66).

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: He says: "Give up all this religiousness and surrender to Me." The whole purport of the Bhagavad-gītā. He's telling Arjuna to fight, but ultimately, in the end, He's saying: "Just forget about all these ideas you have in your head, and surrender to Me."

Prabhupāda: Yes, Kṛṣṇa.

Devotee: Yes.

Prabhupāda: "Me" means Kṛṣṇa.

Devotee: Right.

Prabhupāda: So then Kṛṣṇa is everything.

Devotee: Mām ekam.

Prabhupāda: Yes, mām ekam, "only to Me." So anyone who has studied Bhagavad-gītā rightly, he'll do that, surrender to Kṛṣṇa.

Roger Maria: (French)

Yogeśvara: He says he accepts that as being . . . he says that's an opinion, just like there are many other opinions.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Yogeśvara: He says that is an opinion, just as there are so many other opinions.

Prabhupāda: But this opinion is followed by all the ācāryas.

Bhagavān: This is Kṛṣṇa's opinion.

Prabhupāda: India's culture, India's culture depends on the ācārya. Just like Rāmānujācārya, Madhvācārya, Śaṅkarācārya, Nimbārka, Viṣṇu Svāmī, like that. So in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, ācāryopāsanam. So India's culture is still, up to date, it is followed by the ācāryas. Anyone you'll find in India who claims to become a Hindu, he must have followed the ācārya. So all the ācārya accept Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.