VOICE OF PEOPLE


"Vox populi is not vox dei, but vox dei should be vox populi. Popular opinion is not the same as God's opinion; rather, pious people should adopt His opinion. This is what the inahajanas instruct. Cij-jada-samanvaya-vadis (those who propose mixing spirit with matter) say just the opposite—yata mata tata patha: "As many opinions, as many ways." The popular voice should be the opinion of the Supreme Lord and the path of attaining Him. Yet how amazing it is that where popular opinion is dharma, love of the Supreme Lord is banished, and where public support is the testing stone for ascertaining the Absolute Truth, non-duplicitous truth disappears!'"


Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, SPU 157-8

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