Society Plaing Living and High Thinking

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Plain Living and High Thinking

It is possible to live a comfortable, simple life in harmony with nature. All that is required is some land, cows and food grains. With these three necessities we can obtain everything required for a simple life.

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  1. Mathur says:

    Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. I want to adopt this lifestyle or whatever it can be called and work on or start a farm and live on Plain living and high thinking concept and lifestyle. What are the steps and procedures for it. Can you please tell me. This is all i am asking in short. Thank-you for at least taking the time to read. And would benefit me if you will reply to this question. That is all i ask. Thank-you again for everything else.

    • You have to become Krishna conscious in your current situation. There is no question of changing our position and thinking that we will be Krishna conscious in some other position. We have to become Krishna conscious in our current position. A devotee does not do what he wants to do, he does what Krishna wants him to do. So there is no way of knowing what Krishna wants you to do unless you become Krishna conscious first. So you have to read Srila Prabhupada’s books and surrender to the basic things like strictly following the four regulative principles, getting out of bed before 4:00AM, attending or offering Mangal-Aroti, chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, strictly following the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling, no intoxication] and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. Without these things it is not Krishna consciousness, it is just meaningless sentimentalism.

      And when you are properly situated you can understand what Prabhupada wants you to do. We have to do what Srila Prabhupada wants us to do, that is surrender, that is service. Not what we want to do ourselves.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Mathur says:

        Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Is there anything in wanting to live this lifestyle. i am not saying you are wrong. You are right. But prabhuji i like the idea of Plain living and High thinking. Prabhuji is living a simple life against Krsna Consciousness? And besides i want to become Krsna conscious no matter what situation i am in.

        Prabhuji what is my position in life? i don\’t know if i am brahmana, kstriya, vaisya or sudra. I don\’t know my pychophysical nature. And you said it is broken but still does not mean i don\’t have pychophysical nature which resembles one of these four classes.

        Do you remember one of your comments. College is slaughterhouse. Again you said the right thing about Krsna Consciousness. And besides i have no position in terms of what i want to do to living and when i read this along with your college is slaughterhouse i for once knew what i can do. So what now? Sorry i am being very argumentative. Being argumentative is in my nature. Although what you said is 100% true. The comment below is what i was talking about.

        Madhudvisa dasa says:
        July 19, 2014 at 4:41 am
        You have to first chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily and strictly follow the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and read Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. Only when you surrender to these things will your Krishna consciousness start. If you have only ever chanted 2 to 4 rounds then you are not serious. And Krishna consciousness is not so easy that people who are not serious about getting it can get it. So you have to become serious, you have to surrender to the process, and then you have a chance of becoming Krishna consciousness. If you do not surrender and follow the process you can not become Krishna conscious.

        And there is no way that studying from the demons is a service to Krishna. Hearing from the demons will only reinforce your material bodily concept of life and immerse you more and more in maya. Srila Prabhupada called these colleges and universities slaughterhouses because they take young people, who could be trained up in spiritual life, but they slaughter them instead by filling their minds with the demonic materialistic bodily concept of life. In this way their hopes for spiritual advancement in life are totally destroyed.

        Of course you may have to do it to get some job to support your family in the future. But this is not service to Krishna. Hearing from the demons in a college or university. That is maya, that is not Krishna consciousness.

        Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

        Madhudvisa dasa

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        And what is wrong with it.

        • Your problem is you ask questions but you will never accept the answer to the questions.

          There is no point asking questions to someone who you will not accept their answer. You only accept the answer if it is the answer you want to hear. Which means you think you know the answer yourself. So why bother asking me questions. You will only accept my answers if I tell you what you want to hear.

          You do not understand Krishna consciousness. And that is because you refuse to surrender to the basic things. Chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, strictly following the four regulative principles and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. This is the beginning. First you have to concentrate on being properly situated in following these things and then automatically you will get the instructions from Srila Prabhupada as you read his books and from Krishna who is present in your heart. But without following the principles and chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books there is no Krishna consciousness, it is just sentimentalism.

          There is no point in me answering your questions because you will never accept my answers.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  2. leonar says:

    glooria a krishna ,o deus de todo o universo.


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My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna."I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can.That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental!That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!


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