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# Los Angeles, May 7, 1970

Prabhupäda: Govindam ädi-puruñaà tam ahaà bhajämi **. Where is Hayagréva prabhu? Oh, that's all right. So you have to construct a temple there like this.

Hayagréva: By August, Prabhupäda.

Prabhupäda: Eh?

Hayagréva: By August, Prabhupäda.

So this is explained here. This is Vedic mantra. This is the proof, Veda mantra. Why we are attached to Veda mantra? Veda mantra is the proof of everything. Whatever is said in the Vedas, that is fact. Unless you take some axiomatic truth in that way, you cannot make progress. Just like in geometry there are so many axiomatic truths, we have to accept it. "A point has no length, no breadth." "Things equal to the same thing are equal to one another." These are axiomatic truths. Similarly the Vedas, they are truth. We have to accept. Just like I've given example in my book: The conchshell is the bone of an animal. So Vedic injunction is if you touch the bone of an animal, immediately you become impure and you have to take your bath. But here is a bone which is used in the Deity room. But you cannot argue, "Oh, you said that bone is impure. As soon as you touch it, you become impure. And you are putting into the Deity room?" No argument. You have to accept it. This is Veda. You cannot argue. Similarly, spiritual master's order, you have to accept. There is no argument. In this way you can make progress. Sädhu çästra guru väkya tinete kariyä aikya. If we argue... Na täàs tarkeëa yojayet. Acintyäù khalu ye bhävä na täàs tarkeëa yojayet. Things which are inconceivable by you, you cannot argue. Then it will be a failure. You have to accept that axiomatic truth. It is not dogmatic. It is not dogmatic in this sense, because our predecessor äcäryas, they accepted. What you are that you are arguing? So that is the proof. Mahäjano yena gataù sa panthäù [Cc. Madhya 17.186]. Tarko 'pratiñöhaù çrutayo vibhinnä. If you argue, there is no conclusion. The argument will go on. You put some argument; I put some argument. That is not the process. Çrutayo vibhinnä. Scriptures, in different countries, different circumstances, different scriptures, they're also different. Then tarko 'pratiñöhaù çrutayo vibhinnä näsau munir yasya mataà na bhinnam. And so far philosophical speculation is concerned, one philosopher is putting some theory, another philosopher putting some theory—there is contradiction. And unless you defy another philosopher, you cannot be a famous philosopher. That is the way of philosophical...

Then where, how to get real information? That is stated, that dharmasya tattvaà nihitaà guhäyäm. The secret of religious process is lying in the cave or within the heart. So how to realize it? Mahäjano yena gataù sa panthäù [Cc. Madhya 17.186]. You have to follow great personalities. Therefore we are trying to follow Lord Kåñëa or Lord Caitanya. That is perfection. You have to take evidences from the Vedas. You have to follow the instruction. The success is sure. That's all.

Thank you very much. Chant Hare Kåñëa. (end)

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