Re^2: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion

Marcus C. Gottwald (
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 22:16:00 +0200

Good Morning!

I quote...
('' (Madhudvisah dasa Swami) wrote this
on the topic of "Re: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion".)

s> An authority, is one who accepts the previous bonafide authority as his
s> authority. That is how the descending process of knowledge works. As soon
s> as one changes the knowledge by injecting his own particular
s> interpretation he is no longer an authority. He has to present the same
s> knowledge as his bonafide spiritual master taught him... And as far as
s> people accepting such an authority, they may or they may not, but the
s> knowledge he speaks is perfect.
^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^
So that's what it all comes down to. I have sort of waited for
this sentence to appear.
First, one would have to believe in this to do all the other
things you have told us to do, like accepting knowledge from an
Now tell me: Who does this just like that? Why would/should I do
it? If I walked up to someone and said: "I have climbed a
mountain, got a vision, I know everything, you have to accept my
knowledge!", do you think, they would do it? No, because their
common sense tells them not to.
So why do some people do it? Mostly, because their parents told
them to do so, when they were little. Why did the parents do it?
Because they were told to. And why did they start? Well, God only
If I believe in something - and I do -, I might believe in it,
because I have not found bad sides. But I *have* to be open to
the possibilty, that some things may be wrong and then stop
believing in it, find reasons for them to be right or just think
it all over again. But I'll have to change something!

See ya, Professor


"Das Niveau ist hoch - ist nur keiner d'rauf."

*Marcus C. Gottwald* **

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