The position of isvara is that of supreme consciousness. The jivas, or the living entities, being parts and parcels of the Supreme Lord, are also conscious. Both the living entity and material nature are explained as prakrti, the energy of the Supreme Lord, but one of the two, the jiva, is conscious. The other prakrti is not conscious. That is the difference. Therefore the jiva-prakrti is called superior because the jiva has consciousness which is similar to the Lord’s.

As we have increased our volume of activities, now I think a Governing Body Commission (hereinafter referred to as the GBC) should be established. I am getting old, 75 years old, therefore at any time I may be out of the scene, therefore I think it is necessary to give instruction to my disciples how they shall manage the whole […]


Our dream of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is going to be fulfilled after centuries. Even after 75 years of independence, we were still carrying the insignia of slavery on the ensign of our Navy. We were following English traditions in the capital Delhi, next to the Indian Parliament. We have worked to change them with full confidence. We have given our heritage, Indian ideas the place they deserve.

तुमने कभी ख्याल किया कि कब तुम बूढ़े होने शुरू हो जाते हो! ठीक पैंतीस वर्ष की उम्र में तुम बूढ़े होने शुरू हो जाते हो। पता तुम्हें शायद पचास साल की उम्र में चलता है, वह दूसरी बात है। लेकिन बूढ़े तो तुम पैंतीस साल के–अगर तुम सत्तर साल जीने वाले हो, तो वर्तुल सत्तर साल में पूरा होगा, तो पैंतीस साल में आखिरी ऊंचाई छू लेगा।

The matters set forth in paragraphs FIRST through EIGHTH of this certificate were determined at a meeting held for that purpose pursuant to Section 192 of the Religious Corporation Law on July 6, 1966 at No. 26 Second Avenue in the City, County and State of New York. Said meeting was held pursuant to due written notice as provided in Section 191 of the Religious Corporation Law.

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