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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Krishna Consciousness means to be always satisfied and happy

I think something we can all appreciate and every devotee deeply imbibe within their heart these words. Hare Krishna!!

''My dear Tejiyas,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 10, 1972, and I am very much disturbed to hear from you that you have become disturbed in your mind. Do not be disturbed. There is no cause for anxiety. You are doing your best to serve Krishna, that is very much appreciated, so do not lose enthusiasm out of frustration, that will spoil everything. Krishna Consciousness means we should always be satisfied and happy, not that we must work something impossible, becoming overburdened, and then because we are unhappy by so much trouble we lose enthusiasm altogether and give up all hope. No, if too much endeavour is there, that is to be avoided. By all means we must preserve our spiritual status, that is the point, not that we are mad after big buildings, many devotees, life-members, this, that -- no, these are only ways to engage the devotees so that they may apply the principles of devotional living to some kind of work for practical realization of these principles. It is not the result of the work we want. If only one person daily, if we sincerely preach to such one person in a day, that is sufficient, never mind big, big programmes. So my request to you is that you do not be bothered by these things, and I have instructed Tamala Krishna and Syamasundara to send you men, so they will do it, rest assured. Krishna does not like to see His sincere devotee suffer or become frustrated or depressed. He will not stand idly by in any such case, so do not fear on that account. Krishna has got some plan for you, always think in that way, and very soon He will provide everything to your heart's desire.''

SP Letter to: Tejiyas  --  Bombay 19 December, 1972

Monday, March 21, 2016

Presuppositions of science

In order for science to operate, scientists have to assume certain unsaid things such as...
  1. Uniformity of the rules of the universe. These rules that govern the universe do not change across space and time.
  2. Human beings have the ability to collect data of the natural world in full through sensory and cognitive abilities. 
  3. The laws of logic are consistent everywhere.
  4. The adequacy of words and sentences (language) to describe the completeness of nature and behavior of nature.
  5. Inductive conclusions based on uniform natural laws are sufficient to describe the natural world around us.
  6. The natural world cannot exist outside the realms of the ability of man to make theories - theory-independent external world.
  7. The natural world can be explained fully empirically through numbers.

These are some assumptions science and scientists have to make to even conduct their experiments. In other words, reality or truth or fact of modern man is within the bounds of these assumptions. We will not be able to understand or explain an incident through scientific methods if it happens outside the bounds of these assumptions. In fact, anything that happens outside these bounds either do not exist in reality according to science or considered anomalies which is not given too much value. 

Hare Krishna

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mind over matter

We go one step above, consciousness is above mind which is above matter.

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.

- Max Planck - Quantum Physicist

Hare Krishna