Sri Nam is Equal to Sri Krishna                   I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.   Our respectful obeisances are unto you,             O spiritual master, servant of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami.   You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya deva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism."      "O most munificent incarnation!   You are Krishna Himself appearing as Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu.   You have assumed the golden color of Srimati Radharani. and You are widely distributing pure love of Krishna.   We offer our respectful obeisances unto You."        "I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Krishna, who is the worshipable Deity for all brahmanas the well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas and the benefactor of the whole world.   I offer my repeated obeyances to the Personality of Godhead, known as Krishna and Govinda."             Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya,   Prabhu Nityananda,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Shrivasadi-gaura Bhakta-vrinda,             Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,   Krishna Krishna,   Hare Hare.   Hare Rama, Hare Rama,   Rama Rama,   Hare Hare!             Jai Srila Prabhupada!                   Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya,   Prabhu Nityananda,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Shrivasadi-gaura Bhakta-vrinda,            Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,   Krishna Krishna,   Hare Hare.   Hare Rama, Hare Rama,   Rama Rama,   Hare Hare!
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Is Bhakti a Science?
Segment 5
Matter is Not the True Basis of Reality, but Consciousness; and Consciousness Implies Being

In other words, matter is not the true basis of reality, but consciousness; and consciousness implies being.  We may not know anything about that being, but the inference is entirely reasonable, according to science; but science as now practiced cannot go beyond the inference. 

The material world, which has been taken for a world of blind mechanism, is in reality a spiritual world.  The truth is that not matter, not force, not any physical thing, but Mind, Personality is the central fact of the universe.  Contrary to the popular materialistic assumption that matter is the basic stuff of all existence, we have solid grounds to infer that consciousness, (or being), is the basis of reality, the central fact of the universe. 

Here we see that this inferred understanding, though so far unverifiable by science, for the very reason that our senses limit our access to that plane of reality, has cleared the way for the idea of a Personality of God, a Supreme Consciousness.  However, we must stress that as sensible as this sounds, science has no means to know this Being’s form, qualities, nature, and so on.  Conventional science can go no further, because both reason and 

the senses limit us to the experiential world; we have no access to the realm of being, that is the true basis of all reality. w us transcendent reality directly. 

Bhakti claims to transcend these limitations of conventional science.  Since conventional science is negated as an option by the discoveries made via that science itself, it is worth investigating the alternative; bhakti.  Incidentally, this “new” discovery of science, that this world is an illusory construct, is a cornerstone tenet of bhakti reaching back to very ancient times.  Similarly, the inference that being is the basis of reality, and that matter is generated from consciousness, rather than consciousness from matter, is also a cornerstone tenet of bhakti. 

Considering all this, we can stipulate, that it is only reasonable that we should investigate bhakti, to see if it holds fair promise, of taking us where conventional science admits it cannot go.  Upon finding the theoretical basis to be reasonably sound, we should then apply ourselves to the procedure bhakti prescribes, for putting us in touch with reality as it is, for bhakti promises this end result, “Bhakti can sho

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