Originally posted by Dasa
The Mahabharata having over 90,000 verses is the longest poem on earth - and it is also the most spiritually instructive literature on earth as well apart from the Srimad Bhagavatam.
In the Mahabharata there are over 90,000 Sanskrit verses of sweet and often dramatic instructive content - and some may be surprised to know that the famous Bhagavad Gita is em ...[text shortened]... mplore every person to only study Vedic literatures translated by Srila Prabhupada
Sorry I read one of the Krishna Consciousness books and wasn't impressed. The book reported a debate between him and some other people. His "proof" that animals had souls was "proof" by analogy. It took as an axiom, which he wasn't prepared to discuss, that humans had souls, and then argued something along the lines that because two different types of transport had various properties in common, wheels etc., and one had an engine and so does the other, then he listed some properties that animals and humans had in common and on the basis that humans have souls so must animals. Which just doesn't follow at all. You could argue that that increases our confidence that animals have souls, iff humans have souls, but it doesn't prove
anything. I think if I ever get around to reading the Vedas I'll keep my own council as to whose translation to read.