Re: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion

Madhudvisah dasa Swami (
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 18:28:54 GMT (Volker Hetzer) wrote:

> (Madhudvisah dasa Swami) writes:
>>Not "oracle". An authority. Someone who knows what's going on. It is
>And how does someone become an authority? Authority doesn't mean only
>knowledge but acceptance as well. How does someone convince somebody
>else that the first one is an authority? How do I somebody else
>convince of me beeing an authority?

An authority, is one who accepts the previous bonafide authority as his
authority. That is how the descending process of knowledge works. As soon
as one changes the knowledge by injecting his own particular
interpretation he is no longer an authority. He has to present the same
knowledge as his bonafide spiritual master taught him... And as far as
people accepting such an authority, they may or they may not, but the
knowledge he speaks is perfect.

>>I don't know if these things are so important. But you can work it out. We
>>don't need to know such things. You make so many complicated things and
>>spend all your life trying to understand them... But life doesn't have to
>>be so complicated... [You know, the cows, the bulls, the land, the
>You should'nt make comments about how important this is for you. We
>simply would reagrd any sensible answer as a proof of the existence of
>your authority.
>And we don't MAKE these things. They ARE.

True. We just discover them. Someone else makes them!

Thank you. Hare Krishna!

Madhudvisah dasa Swami

All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!