Reference to Acharyas: Srila Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur

                                                                  Q. Is it by the mercy of Sri Krishna that those with Brahman realization are provided with `divine sunglasses', to see through His bright illumination to worship His personal feature?

                                                                  It is by the combined mercy of Krishna and guru, wherein the guru is the conduit or the instrument of Krishna's mercy.

                                                                  Why do the concshells blown by Lord Krishna, Arjuna and others on the Kuruksetra field have names? What is the significance of those names?
                                                                   
                                                                  At the time it was common practice for the important paraphernalia of warriors to be given names. For instance the bow of Arjuna was known as Gandiva, Krishna's club is known as Kaumodaki etc. They were named in much the same way people were named, to describe some quality, present or desirable, or some pastime related to it.

                                                                  Q. If Krishna can perform His hearing with His eyes, for example, then what is the purpose of His having eyes and also ears? Do jivas have the same capabilities?

                                                                  Q. How to understand the mercy which descends from Sri Guru? How can/do we recognize such mercy? Must we endeavor to receive such mercy?

                                                                  To address this question, I would like to quote this very nice purport from Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya Lila 19.152 which talks about the word Guru- prasada or spiritual master's mercy.

                                                                  Q. I've read information on Michael Cremo's web site (Drutakarma Prabhu) where he calculates earth age based on SB Canto 3-Chapter 11. His estimation is about 2 billion years. Today, the scientifically studied data reveals an age of 4 billion or so. How should we approach the difference when challenged (other then the limited vision prone to make mistakes example)?

                                                                  I presented this question to Drutakarma Prabhu directly, who replied as follows: