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Bhakti Sastri Examination given in Los Angeles on Janmastami - September 4th, 1969

Tridandi Goswami

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

International Society For Krishna Consciousness
CENTER : 1975 So La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034

DATE September 4th, 1969

time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon                         Janmastami Ceremony

Answer any ten of the following questions with reference to the context of scriptures like Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Brahma Samhita and Ishopanishad. The full mark for each question is 100.

1. Who is Krsna?
2. What is your relationship with Krsna?
3. What are you expected to do with your relationship to Krsna?
4. What is the aim of Krsna Consciousness?
5. What do you mean by religion?
6. Is Krsna Consciousness a type of religion or religious faith?
7. How do you distinguish between religion and faith?
8. Can religion or faith be changed from one type to another?
9. How do you distinguish between changeable and eternal religion?
10. What are the different types of religious faiths?
11. Can religion be manufactured by philosophical speculation?
Who created religion first?
12. What is the greatest common engagement of religious men?
13. Do you believe that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead?
14. If you believe, how do you substantiate? If not, what is your reason?
15. What is Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan?

NB: Answer papers with some contribution to my book fund may be submitted to me. I shall personally examine the papers, and those who will pass will be sent a certificate of Bhaktisastri in due course. The minimum passing mark is 300 out of 1,000.

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami