My dear Maharaja,
Dandavat pranams. Ram Ram.
Yes, basically I think we are in agreement.
Thank you. I appreciate your responses.
do you plan to continue contemplating the advice and meditations of great Saints as part of your effort to realize the presence of Lord everywhere?
Obviously yes. It is not easy. Only good thing is that I am born in Kaliyuga and have the knowledge of bhakti. Such birth is even rare for devatas. Hopefully, I will utilize this opportunity.
There are places where he makes translations that differnet groups would feel are distortions. I can't explain all these things.
Gosvami Tulsidas accepts that his writings are full of faults. He asks the readers to fix the faults in their minds while reading his writings. I apply the same to Prabhupada. I don't have any doubts. I also don't need any explanation. If Krishna inspires from within, I fix the writing and continue reading on.
Read the whole Caitanya caritamta, and that is the best way I kow of to consider these philosophical points in depth.
yes, I continue reading on. I read pastimes of Ram and Krishna. I don't read them for philosophy. I read them for ananda (bliss). I experience ananda when I give up philosophy. There is just pastime of Ram, there is just love of Ram and there is happiness in meditating on Him. No need to analyze it. No need to go in detail. Just enjoy the beauty of His form, beauty of His lila, beauty of His love for His devotees.................. There is love, happiness and beauty everywhere.
One more thing is that I have simplified my life. I don't go into philosophical details. Actually, philosophical details seem simple. More difficult thing is to realize those concepts. I am more focussed on realizing topics. For example - "Everything belongs to Krishna." This statements contains all the philosophy. I need to realize it. Now, I don't even need philosophical books etc.. Don't need philosophy also. I just want to realize basic principles of bhakti. Don't want to become great devotee. I am happy to be a simple devotee with simple philosophy.