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The   Ultimate  Solution


Doubts can be countered by bringing them into the open and engaging in dialogue about them. And we should avoid sources of contaminating skepticism. But ultimately the weapons of higher knowledge cannot be useful to us until we gain strength from the Lord Himself. In other words, it is Krsna Himself who can vanquish doubts. "Krsna or Godhead is light, where there is light, there is not darkness." The Krsna sun has to appear in our heart. If we see Krsna and know Him, there will be no doubt. "The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: 'Now hear. . . how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt" {Bg. 7.1). Krsna consciousness is not merely an intellectual position, or a political party. It is a state of grace and enlightenment which drives away all ignorance. It is stated in the Krsna book that the appearance of Krsna in the world vanquishes  all  speculative iconography. People may wonder and doubt about the identity of God, but when He actually appears,then all the doubts go away. Similarly, when Krsna appears in your heart and in your life, when you are overflowing with transcendental realization and happiness, then there is no room for doubts. At this stage, you do not have to be a good debater or logician (although such may be used in Krsna's service).


Krsna appears in the heart by His own grace, but He can be attracted by practices of Krsna con­sciousness and by contact with a pure devotee. The pure devotee defeats doubts not only by his argu­mentation, but also by the godliness that emanates from his person. Prabhupada convinced us by arguments but also by stating, "Krsna consciousness is such a nice thing." Coming from him, the words of faith were convincing. As Prabhupada said of Lord Buddha, "He created faith in the faithless."