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We believe in the spiritual truth, but does that mean that our material truth does not exist?

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"He's saying that we believe in the spiritual truth, but does that mean that our material truth does not exist"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

It is conditional. Just like your body exists for a certain days only. But it is not eternal. But you, soul, you are eternal.
Meeting with Italian Printer -- August 5, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm):

Translator: But he's asking where we're finding that truth. Can we find it only in the scriptures, in following all the regulative principles we're following day after day, or can we find also that truth by following our own path, by keeping our own freedom to do whatever we like?

Prabhupāda: No, you have no freedom. You have to accept some way for freedom.

Translator: He says that this very truth is contained in the scriptures. So right from the beginning, to start with, he has to accept the scriptures.

Bhagavān: He is printing the scriptures, so he must accept them.

Yogeśvara: He finds it difficult to accept that the truth is something that you can put down in black and white. He seems to feel that it's more something you can realize through meditation.

Prabhupāda: How you'll realize? Unless you learn ABCD, how you can realize truth?

Translator: He's saying that we believe in the spiritual truth, but does that mean that our material truth does not exist?

Prabhupāda: It is conditional. Just like your body exists for a certain days only. But it is not eternal. But you, soul, you are eternal.

Translator: For the truth, since each one finds the truth in himself, does that mean that the truth is different for each person? Each person has his truth.

Prabhupāda: Yes, he's truth, he's soul, but he thinks as untruth, he thinks he's body.

Translator: He says that the truth is one, but as individuals we all realize that truth at different levels.

Prabhupāda: That is rascaldom. Truth is one.

Translator: He says in terms of knowledge, one has a higher knowledge of that truth and one has a lower.

Prabhupāda: That is different thing, but truth is one. Just like top floor is one. And one has gone few steps, another hundred steps, one has got ten steps, that is depending. But top is one.

Bhūgarbha: Can he find the truth on his level, because he hasn't arrived at your level.

Prabhupāda: How he can? If the top floor is hundred steps, how you can get it at ten steps?

Bhagavān: The point is that he has to at least be aiming in the right direction.

Prabhupāda: Yes, that right direction you can take everybody's going, but one who has gone ten steps and one who has gone thousand steps, they are not equal. (man says "d'accord, d'accord.") What is "d'acca?"

Translator: He's agreeing.

SunitaS +  and Rishab +
August 15, 0011 JL +
August 13, 0012 JL +
BG: 0 +, SB: 0 +, CC: 0 +, OB: 0 +, Lec: 0 +, Conv: 1 +  and Let: 0 +