Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON

We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually not at all good for human society. But unfortunately our society (ISKCON) has become compromised. Now we are promoting that we have to feed the school children so that they can get a better start in life, so they can study better. “Study better” means to study all those things which will take them away from Krishna. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can Read more Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, Read more Organizing The Society Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part Read more Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more Our Real Self Interest When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense Read more

Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities

We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can just go on as we are. Temples are there, people give donations, and people can become devotees living at home.” That’s true, but people becoming devotees living at home [means that] mostly their situation is not at all favorable for Krishna consciousness – working such long hours, associating with nondevotees, and then they have to send their children to the schools, where they are educated how to become a demon. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually Read more Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, Read more Organizing The Society Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part Read more Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more Our Real Self Interest When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense Read more

Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement

In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, we are very busy becoming part of the modern society, because we are dictated to by the economics of the modern society, in that we rely on the donations of people who are dedicated to the misguided concept of life, so we may be afraid to tell them clearly that this way of life is not good for you. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually Read more Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can Read more Organizing The Society Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part Read more Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more Our Real Self Interest When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense Read more

Organizing The Society

Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part of this modern society. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually Read more Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can Read more Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, Read more Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more Our Real Self Interest When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense Read more

Factories

The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No one feels peace of mind in the factories. “Factory,” as Prabhupada states, is another name of hell. But modern India is very eagerly creating hell more and more. So this we should understand, and preach also. Generally now in our Krishna consciousness movement we don’t discuss these things; somehow or other it has become unwanted to discuss these things. But Prabhupada discussed these things all the time. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually Read more Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can Read more Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, Read more Organizing The Society Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part Read more Our Real Self Interest When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense Read more

Our Real Self Interest

When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense gratification, then we will think, “Why shouldn’t we do whatever we like as long as it doesn’t harm others?” But they don’t know that we are harming ourselves by such a mentality, because: na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum, our real self interest is to understand Krishna; and any activity performed without this in mind is apasvartha, or that which is not actually in our self interest. Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan’08 – Tirupati Demoniac Society’s Effect on ISKCON We are in the clutches of what is actually a demoniac society, and what they think is good is actually Read more Importance of Having Devotee Varnasrama Communities We may think, “Well, we don’t really need to have our own way of life (devotee varnasrama communities). We can Read more Modern Krishna Consciousness Movement In the modern Krishna consciousness movement we don’t hear much being said about Prabhupada’s desire to have alternative societies; rather, Read more Organizing The Society Unless we organize society in a manner that is conducive for Krishna consciousness, we will be forced to become part Read more Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more