Is the Bhagavad Gîtå Pluralistic? No and Yes!

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Steven Tsoukalas. (2022). Is the Bhagavad Gîtå Pluralistic? No and Yes! Journal of Vaishnava Studies. Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 19(1), 97–111. Retrieved from


Many Vaishnavas view Bhakti-yoga (“union [with Krishna] through devotion”) in a pluralistic sense; they see devotion to Krrishna expressed in various ways through various religious traditions. Prabhupåda and most Vaishnavas therefore see in the Gîtå the teaching
that certain sincere persons can gain entrance into the kingdom of God through the teaching of self-realized souls in other religious traditions.

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