In India, Vedas and Upanisads are regarded  as authentic Scriptures by all, but in case of PURANS, their opinions are different.Some of them are saying that the stories which are written in Purans,Mahabharat and Ramayana are imaginary.Some of them are saying that the cosmological descriptions which are written in 'Puran's,Mahabharata and Ramayana are not supported by Veda.

Some Scholars, such as Swami Vivekananda,Swami Dayananda Saraswati  etc are saying that our

Purans are not authentic.Some historians (whose books are prescribed as the text books in Schools of West Bengal) are saying that the 'Bhagavad Gita' was later included in the original text of Mahabharata.Our most students of West-Bengal are only familiar with these words of the historians and the scholars (such as Swami Vivekananda).

So, I want to know the original fact from the Devotees.


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  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna dear Dwaipayan Ghosh Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances! all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Please, find nice Devotees and render service to them by accepting Prasadam from them or giving them Prasadam or accepting gifts from them or receiving, and after becoming friends open Your heart to them and help them to solve their problems.

    And also try to follow Temple Sadhana waking up before Brahma Muhurta and attentively chanting Your 16 rounds. Then reading Bhagavad Gita. Then Srimad Bhagavatam.

    And try to attend Kirtans, dance for full enjoyment.

    And for sure if You do these things regularly Krishna will reply to You. The Holy Name will reply to You. And suspicions will burn away.

    Speculations will fly away.

    Association of sincere Devotees is very IMPORTANT!!!

    And humility is the first qualification for getting knowledge and mercy of the Lord.

    Please forgive me for being a child giving some advice to You learned Person! 

    Your servant, 

    • Hare Krishna Devotees

      Please don't get upset with my words.

      Its very normal for many people(especially neo-phyte) to ask these kind of doubts.

      I joined this website recently thinking that I will get more knowledge but looks like I end up in getting more doubts which I never wanted.

      I wanted to enjoy the blind faith and love for Lord Krishna.  is that possible?

      I have heard one more topic about Lord Shiva in http://www.krishna.com/lord-shiva spoken by ISKCON devotee.

      There I understood that Lord Krishna himself had send  Śańkarācārya (considered to be incarnation of Lord shiva) to spread Mayavadi Philosophy.Why would lord Krishna do that ?

      At one place Lord Krishna says "It's right to fight(violence) to protect dharma"

      In other times his incarnation Buddha teaches non-voilence.

      Does somebody has some simple explanation for this.

      Lord Shiva | Krishna.com
      • Volunteer

        Hare Krishna Mataji. Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

        /*I wanted to enjoy the blind faith and love for Lord Krishna.  is that possible?*/

        a little knowledge is very dangerous.........

        Mataji few questions to you

        Are you reading Srila Prabhupada Books?  are you associating with devotees in temple ? are you taking prasadam ? Are you hearing lectures specially HG Radheshyam Prabhu, HG Gaurango prabhu ?

        Forgive me am asking this beacuse all your query and doubts can only be answered if you are doing the above things

        Your aspiring servant

        Hari Bol

        • Hare Krishna Prabhuji

          No problem for asking questions. :)

          I do associate with devotees for satsang/sankirtan

          I do chant 4 minimum  rounds.

          I do pooja/aarti at my home and take prasadam.

          Reading books.. I read couple of years back (BG and some books of Srila prabhupada) .. not reading regularly now.

          Well my questions still stays same.

          Like a small child just blindly believes her mother whatever she says.Same way without full knowledge , is it even possible to gain that blind faith and love without questioning.

          hari bol.

          • Volunteer

            Hare Krishna Mataji. Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

            No without knowledge, blind faith would fade away infront of strong opposition. To love a person one need to know about the person. It is good to have doubt and ask question to progress in KC , But Prabhupada has given all the answers of this kind of query in his books if one read throughly.

            yes shankaracharya was Lord Shiva himself. And he came to propogate the confusing philosophy as it is confirmed in Padma Purana in the below verse:

            Padma Purana (Uttara khanda 25.7) that reveals the hidden identity of Shankaracarya:

            mayavadam asac-chastram
            pracchannam bauddham ucyate
            mayaiva vihitam devi
            kalau brahmana-murtina

            "The Mayavada philosophy, Siva informed his wife Parvati, is covered Buddhism. In the form of a brahmana in the kali-yuga, I teach this imagined philosophy." Shankaracarya is thus widely accepted as an incarnation of Shiva.

            Actually it was needed at that time to rescue the santana dharma from the clutches of buddhism / sunyavada by establishing  the authority of vedas in a pseudo buddhism way.

            Krishna Came as Lord Buddha beacuse people were missinterpreting Vedas in regard to animal sacrifice thats why to stop animal killing unnecessarily He taught non-violence philosophy at that time.

            But all the voidism of Buddha and mayavada of Shankara was given according to time,place and audience but eternal philosophy is what Krishna himself taught to Arjuna.

            your aspiring servant

            Hari Bol

            • Hare Krishna Sudipta prabhuji

              I like your answer

              "No without knowledge, blind faith would fade away infront of strong opposition."

              Thank you for answering other questions as well.

  • Volunteer

    Vivekananda's contribution  lies in unfolding the glory of India before the Western world . He was worshiped by famous revolutionaries of India. As far as his spiritual doctrines are concerned, they are all imperfect. 

  • Volunteer

    Rightly said, Sudipta prabhu. Vivekananda's preachings are full of contradictions. One one hand, he says, God is formless, on the other hand he says the world  runs under the will of divine mother. That is why, most of the people in Bengal worship Shakti forgetting the Supreme Purush. He can be a great saint but his philosophies are incomplete and self-defeating.

  • Volunteer

    Plz don't doubt the authenticity of the scriptures. As Krishna says in Gita-

    ajnas casraddadhanas ca

    samsayatma vinasyati

    nayam loko 'sti na paro

    na sukham samsayatmanah


    But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness; they fall down. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next.-Bhagavad-gita As It Is 4.40


    Out of many standard and authoritative revealed scriptures, the Bhagavad-gita is the best. Persons who are almost like animals have no faith in, or knowledge of, the standard revealed scriptures; and some, even though they have knowledge of, or can cite passages from, the revealed scriptures, have actually no faith in these words. And even though others may have faith in scriptures like Bhagavad-gita, they do not believe in or worship the Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. Such persons cannot have any standing in Krsna consciousness. They fall down. Out of all the above-mentioned persons, those who have no faith and are always doubtful make no progress at all. Men without faith in God and His revealed word find no good in this world, nor in the next. For them there is no happiness whatsoever. One should therefore follow the principles of revealed scriptures with faith and thereby be raised to the platform of knowledge. Only this knowledge will help one become promoted to the transcendental platform of spiritual understanding. In other words, doubtful persons have no status whatsoever in spiritual emancipation. One should therefore follow in the footsteps of great acaryas who are in the disciplic succession and thereby attain success.

    • Volunteer

      All the great Acharyas in history starting from  Shankaracharya (the leader of impersonalists) and the vaisanava acharya's Ramanujacharya,Madhavacharya,Vishnuswami,Sridhar swami,Chaitanya mahaprabhu never ever says that puranas are not authentic and Gita is later interpolated. Who the hell is this Rascal Vivekanada to say like this?????????????................I am sorry for my harsh word but I must say as Srila Prabhupada never compromised in this matter ever..I am from bengal and for this vivekananda I can see what is the religious and spiritual situation of Bengal now...just pathetic

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