Issue Two Hundred Eighty-two, Page — 2
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With reference to the boys holding
independently, our propaganda should be like that.That people may open different centers of theirown, or each and every householder may havehis own class at home. It is not that everyone isrequired to join the Society; they may take the ideafrom the Society and introduce in their private life. And if possible, let us sell to them the paraphernaliaof
, deities, etc. (Letterto Mandali Bhadra, 2 April 1972) We want every house to be a temple, not that ourplace should be the only place for the people tocome. No, this should be the process: that they learnat our place, and then establish the same thing athome. (Letter to Bhavananda, 14 April 1972)Householder life is also a perfect platform forrendering devotional service to Krishna. Any stationof life — whether you are unmarried, married,or in any occupation of life — you can achievethe highest goal by adopting and practicing theprinciples of devotional service. You are marriedand your husband is striving to become a devoteeof Krishna, so you become his devotee, that is theposition of husband and wife, that the husband will become a great devotee of Krishna by his wife’s assistance, and the wife will take benefit andadvance in spiritual life by serving her husband. You are anxious about the rules and regulations,but without rules and regulations there is morefrustration. So it may be a little difficult at first,but if you are sincere to achieve the highest resultof your lifetime, then you can be assured that by your efforts in Krishna consciousness that you will very quickly become happy more and more. Thedifficulties of this material world will shrink to nomore than the size of a hoof-print left by a calf. Actually there is no difference between devoteesliving inside the temple and devotees living outsidethe temple. You are right that the important thing is toremember Krishna, whatever is your activity. So try toremember Krishna always by following the principlesas you know them, namely, rising early, taking bath,cleansing, attending
, reading scriptures at leastone hour or two hours daily, chanting sixteen roundson beads of Hare Krishna mantra, going for street
, offering all your foodstuffs to Krishna,like that. In this way very quickly you will makeprogress in Krishna consciousness and become very, very happy in your life. (Letter to SusanBeckham, 20 September 1972)
Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja
It is the order of the Supreme Lord that
should be established inthe human society of
, the conditionedsouls of this material world.
cätur-varëyaà mayä såñtaà guëa-karma-vibhägaçaù
isnot determined according to birth but is determinedaccording to one’s
and karma, qualities andactivities. That is the order of the Supreme Lord inthe
, and it should be followed insociety. People should be taught real science. Whatis that? They should follow
under the expert guidance of a
.In Kali-yuga there are two types of
is now prominent.
is destroyed in Kali-yuga.The purpose of
— one must offer theresults of his activity for the pleasure of Lord Hari.If one uses the results of one’s activity for one’sown enjoyment, for one’s
dharma, artha, käma,or mokña
, then one is not following the principlesof
. This is the principleof
. If one acts selfishly — and even acting for
, for liberation, isselfish — that becomes duplicity,
. This is what is going on in
.Bhakti performed under the regulation of
, an inferior, indirect path.
, a path of devotion, butit is secondary, not chief.
ismeant for conditioned souls, not for liberated souls who are situated in their constitutional position. Itis not pure devotion.By offering the fruits of one’s activity for thepleasure of Lord Hari, the heart will becomepurified of material desires. When one becomesfree from desires for one’s own enjoyment andhappiness, and under the guidance of a bona fide