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With a Case for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”.

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Segment 44
“My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada. Part 2.

Open Letter to Pope Paul VI,  Quebec, Canada December, 1968, Srila Prabhupada wrote:

“In regards to the matter of sex, the human society is gradually degrading, down to the level of animals; with some down even lower than animals.

As a result of unrestricted sense gratification, even ordinary dealings are affected.  A person cannot trust another person, because the cheating propensity of a person has increased beyond imagination.

Attraction of young boys for young girls is no longer a matter of love, but such attraction is only on the basis of sexual potency. And then as soon as there is slackening of sex life, there is immediately, the divorce petition.

In India, which was once the land of religion and Brahminical culture, things have deteriorated to such an extent that, a person in a higher caste is recognized simply by putting a piece of thread on the body as a sign of sanctity.

The so-called Swamis are cheating the public because the public also wants to be cheated, by a cheap method of self-realization. They are practicing so-called yoga performances for the matter of reducing fat, and keeping the body fit for sense gratification.

If somebody has no sufficient money, it is very hard for him to get justice from the court.

If anyone can simply bluff by so-called advancement of knowledge, he is offered the doctorate degree.

If a man is poor, he is at once accepted as non-civilized.

If a man is falsely proud, he is accepted as civilized.

By frustration, people are gradually becoming communists and hippies, and the guardians of a society, must now take up this situation, very seriously, without further delay.

You should also understand that the Krishna Consciousness movement is meant for overhauling the whole situation.  For this there is a requirement, to create persons of character, and at the same time, we are supposed to train them to become Lovers of God, or Krishna.”

All these things, we should keep in mind when we go forward with the reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s mission.

Moreover, from the very beginning, Srila Prabhupada requested that you chant 16 rounds of the Maha-mantra daily, and that you to refrain from the following four principles of degradation:

1.      Sex life outside of marriage,

2.      Meat eating, or eating of any animal food,

3.      All forms of intoxication,

4.      Gambling and idle sports.

You can see these instruction penned by Srila Prabhupada’s own hand, to his first initiated disciples at the end of this Segment.  However, it appears that many of you, his disciples, are having problems not keeping the vows you made when he initiated you.  That means that you no longer are his disciple, because being a disciple, means you follow the discipline instructed by your Spiritual Master.  There is a really a great reason why you should come back and start being his disciple again, by at least following the 4 regulations, and chanting 16 rounds a day without fail.  This story, I personally witnessed on June 6, 1976.

Once, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, a GBC and one of the 2 BBT-Trustees, left the shelter of Srila Prabhupada’s Lotus Feet, and returned to material life.  However, after many months had pasted, he considered returning.  In this one conversation with devotee’s in his Garden at the Los Angeles temple, this disciple was sitting in the back of the Garden along side of me, to my right.  At the end of this darshan, I noticed that he raised his hand, and was seeking recognition from Srila Prabhupada.  Srila Prabhupada looked at him and said,

“Yes?” 

This devotee said,

“Srila Prabhupada, you have told us that a devotee’s fall down could be intentional or accidental.  So, how and when does one know, if a devotee’s fall down, was accidental instead of intentional?”

Srila Prabhupada thought for a few minutes, no longer than two; it seemed that he was thinking on a response to his question, as he gazed up, looking up into the sky.  All the devotees attending this Garden Conversations, were full of anticipation.  We were all eager to hear the answer.

Then suddenly, Srila Prabhupada said,

“A devotee, if there is an accidental fall-down, the devotee again acts as my disciple and returns back and serves me, and therefore, Krishna will excuse.”

“But if the devotee persistently sins, and continues to not be my qualified disciple, then Krishna will allow some punishment for one’s correction, in this life time.  In addition, this fallen disciple will, without a doubt, take birth again, and in that life will be born in to an aristocratic family, a family of royalty, or in a brahminical family, where the devotee will get the opportunity to resume their Krishna-consciousness.”

In Addition, in the letter Pope Paul V, Srila Prabhupada Said,

“Our teachings are based on the authorized movement of Lord Caitanya, on the principles of Bhagavad-gita, as the beginning, and Srimad-bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta as the graduation, and the works of the Six Goswami’s as the post-graduation.  Srila Prabhupada’s mission is to establish that Krishna Stu Bhagavan Swayam. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness wants to establish that one God, one scripture, one mantra, and one service. One God is Krishna, one scripture is Bhagavad-gita, one mantra is Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, and one service, means everything for the Lord.”

Srila Prabhupada had many disciples, and many of them are married couples. He got them married. Yes. He got them married. When he first met them they were young men, all within their twenties or thirties.  And similarly, the same for girls.   So, he made them happy in married life. The nature in the USA and other western countries, is much leaning towards “family-life”, and we should keep that in mind in reconstituting his mission.

Srila Prabhupada said that us disciples, we were not after so-called puffed-up material life. We could live very simply, with the least demands of bodily necessities, but thinking very high of Krishna consciousness. Srila Prabhupada was very hopeful and assured that his movement will go on.

Now us disciples, we are now old ourselves, just like Srila Prabhupada was in the years 1965 to 1977. I am personally 76 years old, have survived a cardiac-arrest, I am legally blind, and have End-stage Renal decease, and have been on dialysis for 9 years now, and I also can not walk, without the aid of a walker.  I have struggled for over a decade to make this website manifest.  So, you tell me, because I do not know what else we can do, that is more important in our life?  Yes! Us old disciples, who are interested with carrying his mission into the future, we need to surrender again to Srila Prabhupada orders and instructions.   Hence, in this way, “his Mission”,  will be successful.

 Srila Prabhupada came here 56 years ago, with the idea, that this Krishna consciousness movement should be started from America, the USA, because anything accepted by America; other people follow because America is considered to be the most powerful and advanced nation of the world.

Even more so today in 2022, there are many confused youths. The youth of today are more confused than the youth of the 1960’s.   For at least the near future, there will be no lack of conditioned jivas who will be candidates for all various kinds of Krishna-consciousness preaching.

So, with all these considerations, he came here, and he thought that it is not our proposition that Christians, you become Hindus, or you Muhammadans, you become Christians, or to increase our numerical strength. He stated many time that we did not want any numerical strength. 

Srila Prabhupada said in Lecture — New York, April 12, 1969:

“It is not our proposition that you are Christian, you become Hindu, or you are Muhammadan, you become Christian, increase our numerical strength. We don’t want. We don’t want any numerical strength. We want one sincere person who has learned to love God, Krishna. That’s all. I have come to your country with this mission, and if I find one or two boys or girls sincerely have learned how to love God, Krishna, then my mission is successful. I’m not after any number of… Because if I can turn one soul to this Krishna consciousness, he’ll do tremendous work, because he’ll be fire. You see? He can do tremendous work. …. One moon is complete to drive away the darkness of night, not millions of stars required. What these millions of stars can do? One moon is sufficient. So our propaganda is to create one moon. You see? But fortunately, by Krishna’s grace, many moonlike boys and girls have come to me. You see? Many moons. (chuckles) I was thinking of having only one moon, but Krishna… I am hopeful that there are many moons, and in future they’ll be doing very nice. This is para-upakara. To spread this Krishna consciousness movement is the best service to the humanity. Please try to understand this. It is not a bluffing thing.

… My Spiritual Master, Om Visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja Prabhupada, sometimes used to say that if after selling all of my property, I can convert one person to Krishna Consciousness factually, then I shall think my mission is successful. Similarly, I am also thinking like that if I could induce even one person to Krishna Consciousness through my publication, Bhagavad-gita As It Is, then I shall think my labor is successful.

Please try to understand this Krishna Consciousness movement as very, very great. The people are missing the point—love of Krishna, and if somehow or other they can revive their lost consciousness and be fixed up in Krishna Consciousness, all questions and problems of the world will be solved very easily.

So, I would again request you to take up the preaching work of this great movement. It does not matter whether you accept Sannyasa order of life or not. You can preach this Krishna Consciousness movement even along with your good wife, and why not this procedure? If you take up this work in right earnest, I am sure Srila Prabhupada will feel transcendental bliss.”

Morning Walk — December 12, 1973, Los Angeles:

Candanacarya:

“One time, Srila Prabhupada, you said, “I will go to hell,” but none of your disciples accepted that.”

Prajapati:

“Actually, coming to this country, this is hell.”

Prabhupada:

“No, I am not in hell. I am with the devotees, so how can I say I am in hell?  Naratama dasa Thakura says, tandera carana sevi bhakta-sane vas:

‘My duty is to serve my guru and live with the devotees.’

That is Krishna’s grace. ‘My mission is’ to serve my guru, but live with the devotees. ‘This is my desire life after life.’ A guru or bhakta does not aspire that he is going to Vaikuntha, Krishna. ‘Never mind.’ But their only desire, his only desire, is that to serve the predecessor acarya and live with devotees. That’s all. This is the only ambition. The place where the devotees are glorifying the Lord, Krishna is there. So, if Krishna is there with the devotees, then wherever devotees are there, that is Vaikuntha. That is Vaikuntha. Just like our temple. It is Vaikuntha. Because the devotees are chanting the glories of the Lord, so that is Vaikuntha. Vaikuntha is not limited. Vaikuntha, as Krishna can expand Himself, similarly, Vaikuntha can also be expand, Vrindavana can expand. So, wherever there is Krishna, that is Vaikuntha. And where is not Krishna? And that is to be appreciated. Then if anyone appreciates that Krishna is everywhere, then he is living in the Vaikuntha. He is not living in hell or Los Angeles.”

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.16 — Bombay, November 16, 1974, Srila Prabhupada Said:

“My mission is that ‘You Americans, you chant Hare Krishna so that the  people of India will see, ‘Oh, Americans, they are also chanting. Why not ourselves? It is our property.'”

Letter to: Mrs. Polly C. Perlmutter – Vrndavana, June 10, 1977 Srila Prabhupada Wrote:

“I am struggling against so many odds, but still my mission was to save human society. That is my only aim, and there are no personal motives. If I can save one person, I shall think my mission successful. So kindly help me, all of you intelligent devotees, that is my prayer to you.”

In Back to Godhead # 49, 197?, Srila Prabhupada Said:

“I have been deputed by my guru maharaja [spiritual master] to spread this Krishna consciousness movement in the Western world. That is his grace. Since Western people are intelligent, he wanted them to learn what Krishna consciousness is. So, my mission is in the Western countries, but it is not meant for any particular country or nation. It is meant for every living entity.

Now, there are many unfortunate living entities, and there are many fortunate living entities. We should again start preaching this Krishna consciousness movement in American, and the Western countries, so that fortunate persons will come. But if a few of them come and understand, then by their example and behavior, the whole population will be favorably influenced. It is not expected that cent percent of the population will be able to understand this philosophy of Krishna consciousness. But by the example of a few, it will. 

In Bhagavad-gita 3.21 Krishna says,

‘Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues’.

So, this is a very important scientific movement. I therefore I request learned scholars like you—government officials, scientists, philosophers—to study this. It is for them that I have written so many books.  It is not that we are simply chanting and dancing. If you are a philosopher, if you are a scholar, if you are a scientist. we can give you food for thought in a scientific, philosophical, scholarly way. So, my only request is that all the leaders of society come forward, study this movement and take to it, in a way that will be beneficial. We do not ask that they do so blindly, just as one follows some type of faith or religion blindly, and after some time gives it up. No. We say, sri-krsna-caitanya-daya karaha vicara. You just use your judgement about the mercy of Lord Caitanya, and if you do that, then you’ll find wonders in this movement.

Krishna simply wants us to give up our sinful activities and surrender to Him. This is shown by the story of Lord Caitanya’s deliverance of Jagai and Madhai. These brothers were very sinful, so much so, that they were certainly “demons” par excellent. They were engaging in illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating, gambling, and even murder and thievery. They had been born in a nice brahmana family, but by bad association they became drunkards, gamblers, meat-eaters, and prostitute hunters. They were simply, creating disturbances.

Such people will always create disturbances. The whole world is now disturbed. Why? Because it is full of these sinful persons: drunkards, gamblers, meat-eaters, and woman hunters. And people today expect peace. Nonsense. Where is peace? First of all, people have to be educated, people have to become sinless; then there will be peace. Otherwise, there cannot be peace.

So, these two brothers were creating a disturbance in the street, and a crowd had gathered. Lord Nityananda and Haridasa Thakura, close associates of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, were out for preaching.

Lord Nityananda saw the crowd and inquired,

‘What is this crowd?’

Someone replied,

‘There are two most sinful brothers, and they are creating a disturbance. So there is a crowd.’

Nityananda Prabhu said to Haridasa Öhakura,

Why not deliver these two brothers? Then it will be a great credit for Caitanya Mahaprabhu.’

That is the mood of a preacher. He wants the credit to go to his master, not himself, even if he risks his life.

When Lord Nityananda approached Jagai and Madhai, to ask them to chant Hare Krishna, one of the brothers hit him in the head with a stone, and blood came out.

Lord Nityananda said,

‘All right. You have hurt Me. Blood is oozing out. That doesn’t matter. Chant Hare Krishna.’

Lord Nityananda is showing us how we must preach. It is not that we only stay safely somewhere, and chant Hare Krishna. No. We have to go out and meet the Jagais and Madhais. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission, because the world is full of Jagais and Madhais.

When Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu heard that one of the brothers had injured Nityananda Prabhu, He became angry—like fire. If a devotee sees Visnu or a Vaisnava insulted, he should be fire like. Lord Caitanya taught that a devotee should be as humble as straw in the street. But when a devotee sees the Lord or the Lord’s devotee insulted, the devotee should not be like a straw—he should be like fire. Caitanya Mahaprabhu showed this by example. He became very very angry,

‘I shall kill these two brothers immediately!’

But Nityananda Prabhu entreated,

‘Oh, My dear sir, in this incarnation You have promised not to accept any weapon. In Your incarnation as Lord Ramacandra You took up weapons. As Krishna also You took up weapons. But this time You wanted to deliver these poor souls. So don’t kill them. Excuse them. Accept them.’

Nityananda Prabhu is the original guru, and He was showing that the guru’s business is to be very merciful.

Jagai and Madhai fell at Lord Caitanya’s feet and said,

‘We are so sinful. We have done wrong. Kindly excuse us.’

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu made one condition:

‘Your life is full of sinful activities. So, if you simply promise, ‘I shall not sin anymore,’ then I can accept you.’

Jagai and Madhai said.

‘Sir, we’ll not do these sinful things anymore.’

That vow is required. When you are initiated, you promise:

‘No illicit sex, no intoxication, no meat-eating, no gambling.'”

Srila Prabhupada said that if you privately do these things, then what kind of person are you? Do not be a cheater. When you promise not to do these things, do not do them again. Then you will remain in goodness. Nobody can disturb you. And if you pollute yourself silently, then goodness will go away.

At the end of his Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.26, Lecture, Los Angeles, October 1, 1972, Srila Prabhupada gave us this warning:

“Once you are initiated, on the promise that you shall not do these nonsense things, then you remain perfectly in goodness. Maya cannot do anything. But if you cheat yourself, cheat your spiritual master, cheat God, then you will be cheated by maya.”

In Purport to Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya 16.66 Srila Prabhupada Wrote:

“Lord Caitanya’s mission is to deliver the fallen souls of this age. In this Age of Kali, practically cent percent of the population is fallen. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu certainly delivered many fallen souls, but His disciples mainly came from the upper classes. For example, He delivered Srila Rupa Gosvami, Sanatana Gosvami, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya and many others who were socially elevated, but fallen from the spiritual point of view. Srila Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis were situated in government service, and Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya was the topmost scholar of India. Similarly, Prakacananda Sarasvati was a leader of many thousands of Mayavadi sannyasis.

It was Srila Nityananda Prabhu, however, who delivered persons like Jagai and Madhai. Therefore, Lord Caitanya says, amara ‘duskarakarma, toma haite haye. Jagai and Madhai were delivered solely by Nityananda Prabhu’s mercy. When they injured Nityananda Prabhu, Lord Caitanya became angry and decided to kill them with His Sudarçana cakra, but Nityananda Prabhu saved them from the Lord’s wrath and delivered them. In the incarnation of Gaura-Nitai, the Lord is not supposed to kill demons but is supposed to deliver them by preaching Krishna consciousness. In the case of Jagai and Madhai, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was so angry that He would have immediately killed them, but Nityananda Prabhu was so kind that He not only saved them from death, but elevated them to the transcendental position. Thus, what was not possible for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was carried out by Nityananda Prabhu.

Similarly, if one is true to Gaura-Nitai’s service in the disciplic succession, he can even excel Nityananda Prabhu’s service. This is the process of disciplic succession. Nityananda Prabhu delivered Jagai and Madhai, but a servant of Nityananda Prabhu, by His grace, can deliver many thousands of Jagais and Madhais. That is the special benediction of the disciplic succession. One who is situated in the disciplic succession can be understood by the result of his activities. This is always true as far as the activities of the Lord and His devotees are concerned. Therefore, Lord Siva says:

‘Of all types of worship, worship of Lord Visnu is best, and better than the worship of Lord Visnu is the worship of His devotee, the Vaisnava.’ (Padma Purana)

By the grace of Visnu, a Vaisnava can render better service than Visnu; that is the special prerogative of a Vaisnava. The Lord actually wants to see His servants work more gloriously than Himself. For instance, on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, Sri Krishna provoked Arjuna to fight because all the warriors on the battlefield were to die by Krishna’s plan. Krishna Himself did not want to take credit; rather, He wanted Arjuna to take credit. Therefore, He asked him to fight and win fame:

‘Therefore, get up. Prepare to fight and win glory. Conquer your enemies and enjoy a flourishing kingdom. They are already put to death by My arrangement, and you can be but an instrument in the fight.’ (Bhagavad-gita 11.33)

Thus, the Supreme Personality of Godhead gives credit to a devotee who performs any heavy task perfectly. Hanumanji,  the servant of Lord Ramacandra, serves as another example. It was Hanumanji who jumped over the sea in one leap and reached the shore of Lanka from the shore of Bharata-varsa. When Lord Ramacandra chose to go there, He paved the way with stones, although by His will the stones were able to float on the sea.

If we simply follow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s instructions and follow in the footsteps of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, this Krishna consciousness movement can advance, and even more difficult tasks can be performed by the preachers remaining faithful to the service of the Lord.”

At the present “time, place, and circumstance”, one can understand, that the human civilization on planet Earth, is considerably, demoniac.  The  Estimated Population in 2020 and 2050 follow below. The first figure is Estimated Total World Population, and the second figure is the Estimated Urban[1] Population, and the percentage of the Total Population.

  • 2020          7,794,798,739     4,378,993,944          56 %   
  • 2050          9,735,033,990     6,679,756,162          69 %.

This is the world that Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna-consciousness movement will have as their preaching field.  One fact that can be concluded is that by the middle of this century, 70% of the world’s population will live is Urban Cities. This fact must be considered in the reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s mission. 

Will High Technology be a big favorable factor, in the future of Krishna-consciousness preaching? Considering the level of Scientific Technology today, and the exponential growth it will experience by 2050; one can conclude that, it will be unbelievable, and almost unimaginable to us today.

This presents a very difficult situation, because we will have to create a reconstitution of the Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna-consciousness movement, using modern technology that is conducive to spreading Krishna-consciousness throughout the diverse nations, and cultures, of this world; while taking in to consideration the principle of “time, place, and circumstance”., This will essential be, “Going Forward”.

In Bhagavad-gita 7.16, Krishna says,

“O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me—the distressed, the desire of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.”

What does Srila Prabhupada say the meaning of “pious” is?

Srimad-bhagavatam 1.1.2 Lecture — London, August 18, 1971, :

Prabhupada:

“Now, formerly… Now also. Those who are not atheists, when there are problems, they turn to God, who are theists. Those who are atheists, they will not. That is, two classes of men there are: atheists and theists. The theist, who believes in God, whenever he is distressed, whenever he is facing some problem, he turns towards God: “God save us.” That is nice, very nice. They are called pious. When there are problems, when they look towards God, such person is called pious. It is described in Bhagavad-gita, catur-vidha bhajante mam sukrtinah arjuna. Sukrtina means pious. Su means good, and krtina means activities. And similarly, the opposite number, that is called duskrtina.. Dus means bad, and krtina means activities.

So, there are two classes of men. One class of men who are pious…

Pious means those who are regularly following the religious principles. It does not matter what religion you follow. If you follow the religious principles in whichever religion you accept, then you are pious.

If you do not follow the religious principles, then you are impious, duskrtina.

So, at the present moment, practically all over the world they are no longer interested with God and religion. Just like in your city, London, there are so many churches for sale. Why? Because people have become duskrtina. They are no more interested in religion and God. Just see. Otherwise, why the churches should be sold? People are not interested. In India also, the temples, many temples, they are uncared for. They are not for sale. So maybe some of them are also for sale. But I have seen many temples uncared for. At night, one dog is entering and living within the temple. So, people have become disinterested in religion and God at the present moment. So therefore, according to Bhagavad-gita such persons are duskrtina. Duskrtina means miscreants or always engaged in sinful activities. If you are not religious, then you must act sinfully.

So, people are becoming duskrtina. Instead of becoming sukrtina, they are becoming duskrtina. And as a result of that, na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah [Bhagavad-gita 7.15].

‘Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me.’

They are becoming rascals and lowest of the mankind. And whatever their university degrees are there, that knowledge is useless. And they are not going to surrender to God. This is the present position. … Those who are coming to God, they are called sukrtina, pious. But generally common men, even though he is pious, he goes to God to get some material profit. That is being discussed.”

Pradyumna:

“But if such material gains are obtainable in other ways, then so-called religion is neglected. This is the situation in modern civilization.'”

In chapter 14 of Bhagavad-gita “The Divine and Demonic Natures”, Krishna describes and compares two kinds of qualities and those who possess them. The divine or transcendental qualities, in the mode of goodness, are conducive to spiritual progress; the demoniac qualities, in the modes of passion and ignorance, conversely, are detrimental to spiritual progress, and they lead to lower birth and further material bondage. Those who possess divine qualities live regulated lives, abiding by the authority of scripture, and attain perfection; those possessing demoniac qualities act whimsically (without reference to scripture) and are bound by material nature.

First, Krishna lists twenty-three transcendental qualities “born of the godly atmosphere” These qualities, as previously mentioned, are auspicious for progress on the path of liberation from the material world. Krishna then gives Arjuna a synopsis of the qualities of the demoniac (viz., arrogance, pride, anger, conceit, harshness and ignorance). Krishna states that the transcendental qualities lead to liberation whereas the demoniac qualities lead to bondage. He assures Arjuna that he need not worry, for he has been “born with transcendental qualities.” Krishna thus encourages Arjuna by indicating that Arjuna’s involvement in the Battle is not demoniac, for he is not acting under the influence of anger, false prestige or harshness. According to the scriptural injunctions governing his social order, fighting in a religious war is godly activity whereas refraining from such duty would be demoniac, or irreligious.

Krishna then gives a graphic description of the demoniac. Essentially, the demoniac are atheists and materialists who violate the scriptural injunctions guiding human behavior, both socially and spiritually. Such persons conceive the world to have no foundation or purpose, and thus they tend toward whimsical and destructive activities. For them, the ultimate goal of life is gratification of the senses. They are attracted by impermanent, material things. Bound by multitudinous material desires, they obtain money by any means. They are conceited, lusty, complacent and impudent, and there is no end to their anxiety. Such demoniac persons take birth in various lower species of life and “sink down to the most abominable position of existence,” wherein they can never approach Krishna. Every sane man, Krishna cautions, should give up lust, anger and greed, the “three gates leading down to hell.” By escaping these, one can elevate oneself to self-realization and “the supreme destination”.

Krishna concludes by saying that one who lives whimsically, without following the regulations of scripture (meant to elevate a person to spiritual realization), attains neither perfection nor happiness, whereas one who understands Vedic scriptural regulations and guides his life accordingly is gradually elevated (to spiritual perfection).

Therefore, there is no sacrality of both pious and impious human beings, today and in the near future.  Moreover, the quantity of impious is much greater than pious.  Nevertheless, the advent of Lord Caitanya and His Golden Age of Kali, will assure, that as the future progresses, the number of pious will eventually be greater than the impious, and will continue to get greater.  Therefore, the preaching opportunities look very “rosy” “Going Forward”.

Krishna says that, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Him,

 1. The distressed.

  2. The desire of wealth.

 3. The inquisitive.

 4. And he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.

Therefore, these four kinds of human beings will be there, “Going Forward”, and Srila Prabhupada Krishna-consciousness movement must be able to accommodate them with suitable preaching programs “Going Forward”.

[1]  Urban:   relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.

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