Does God exist ?

Does God exist ?Does God exist ?
Karan kumar asked 4 years ago

I attended your chanters club sessions and many of my friends challenge me that how do you know that God exists Vedas are written by human how it is perfect can I convince laymen that God does exist…how can I convince them that Krishna mama is god

1 Answers
Madhu Pandit Dasa Staff answered 4 years ago

Hare Krishna Karan,

Let’s say someone asks a child – “Who is your father?” The child should just go to his mother and get an answer. It is the simplest method. In fact there is no other practical alternative to know the father. Similarly, one should ask or refer to the Vedic scriptures in the form of Shruti, Smriti, Puranas, etc. to get information on who is God, what are His capabilities, what is His name, address, activities, etc… and Vedas are not written by any mundane human being. That’s why it is said ‘apaurusheyah’; meaning not written by any human being with four basic imperfections like possessing imperfect senses, tendency to cheat others, getting illusioned and propensity to commit mistakes. Srila Vyasadeva, the literary incarnation of the Supreme Lord just compiled and put them all in the written format. That’s all. The Vedas were always existing. ‘Dharman tu saakshad bhagavat praneetam’. The true eternal religious principles that are constitutional to the soul, are directly revealed by the Supreme Lord Himself. And this knowledge is presented ‘As It Is’ by the unbroken chain of bonafide Guru-disciplic succession. HDG Srila Prabhupada is such a representative of Lord Krishna, Whose message is being broadcasted throughout the whole world. He has kindly gifted us the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, which is the Sound incarnation of the Lord as revealed in the numerous authentic Vedic literatures as revealed by Guru, sadhu and shastras – ‘kali kale name rupa Krsna avatara’ meaning ‘in this Age of Kali, Krishna descends from His eternal abode in the form of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.’ If we are lucky enough to have little faith (Shraddha) and then if we somehow start practicing the principles of Bhakti-yoga, then everything will be revealed automatically.