Common Impediments: Misleaders

                                                                  Q. Why does a particular sampradaya not just teach as it is what it believes in, instead of trying to compare and contrast with other sampradayas and constantly try to prove its view point or interpretation as the last word?

                                                                  Q. I was watching Good Morning America and they did a story on a man that claims to be Jesus. The question is that when such individuals claim to be God what kind of bad karma will he get for saying he is God, what kind of punishment will this man have to endure for committing this act? I don't know why but this has been bothering me because I can't understand why people follow and believe in such people. When they should know that there is only one God, Krishna, why is it that people will believe anything that they are told?

                                                                  Q. I am coming to realize that a ship without a captain can have no direction and could get lost; in the same way I'm constantly thinking of choosing a Guru to help me understand and lead my life in the proper guided direction. How to make this difficult choice with so many great learned spiritual teachers (Gurus) out there?

                                                                  Q. I have heard that while killing Putana, Krishna closed His eyes. On this, various spotless Vaishnava Acharyas have written commentaries which differ from each other. One Acharya writes that Krishna closed His eyes so as not to see the heinous face of the infant-killer. Some other Acharya writes that because He was killing a female, He closed His eyes...  and so on. (Krishna Book, Ch 6) So, how to understand this phenomenon?