Smart Quote of the Day, April 6, 2016

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" . . . The instructions of Krishna are not meaningless dogma. . . In other words, do not follow blindly, on the basis of sentiment alone. One who fails to apply logic can easily be misled by unscrupulous persons."

Today's Smart Quote is from A Second Chance, Chapter 14, in the section entitled, "Logic and Reason."

The instructions of Krishna are not meaningless dogma. Religion often gives rise to dogmatism, but the author of Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja, urges us to try to understand Lord Caitanya and the philosophy of Krishna consciousness according to logic. In other words, do not follow blindly, on the basis of sentiment alone. One who fails to apply logic can easily be misled by unscrupulous persons. For example, some so-called missionaries advertise that man can become God, and they attract millions of sentimental followers. But how is it possible? Where is there evidence of any man becoming God? This false propaganda is not at all logical. One should use his intelligence to understand Krishna consciousness.