Being Entangled in This Material Life

Instead of producing goods to be offered in yajna, if we simply produce goods for our sense gratification, then the very same activity of production (which by channeling toward the service of Visnu is purified), entangles us in this material life. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more

Achieving Perfection

Under the guidance of the brahmanas in the varnasrama society, anyone performing work according to that can attain all perfection, by engaging his proclivity in the service of Krishna: sva karmana tam abhyarca siddhim vindati manavah. By worshiping the Supreme Lord by performance of their work, then everyone can achieve perfection. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more

Our Real Necessity of Life

So the varnasrama system is a system of interface between material desires and necessities, and spiritual necessities, by engaging people according to their proclivity and ability and focusing that, channeling that, toward Krishna – understanding that everything here is temporary and therefore although our present proclivity may be towards producing goods or serving others, our real necessity of life is to understand Krishna. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more

Varnasrama System – The Scientific Division of Society:

So the varnasrama system is the scientific division of society in which it is recognized that there are differences, and people are trained to act in a manner that is suitable for their ability and proclivity. And that is guided by the brahmanas, who understand that the purpose of human life is not simply production of goods and management of production of goods, but that’s only to facilitate the actual goal of life, which is understanding what is Brahman – kim tad brahma kim adhyatma – to understand what is absolute truth, what is spirit. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more

Everyone Cannot Come Up to The Highest Level

If we say “Well, everyone should be at the same capacity,” then what actually happens is that everyone comes down – standards come down – because not everyone can come up to the highest level. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more

Everyone is Not Equal in All Respects

To artificially state that all are equal in all respects ignores the reality that everyone is not equal in all respects. Some people have different mentalities and different capabilities which make them better suited for different kinds of occupation. 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 Factories The temples of modern India are the factories – they say so. No one is happy in the factories. No Read more