Krishna Consciousness & Ecological Awareness


Excerpt from Light of the Bhagavata by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
July 30, 2008, 6:00 am
Filed under: Vedic Ecology

“The wind carries the clouds to different parts of the globe, and the clouds distribute rains, to the satisfaction of the people in general, just as rich kings and merchants distribute their accumulated wealth, inspired by religious priests.”

Light of the Bhagavata, Verse 21

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Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint
July 24, 2008, 1:08 am
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One morning we were walking on Juhu beach while birds were flying overhead in perfect formation.  These birds would fly in a line or make a u-turn all together.  So I asked Prabhupada, “How do these birds fly in a perfect formation? How do they communicate with each other?”  And Prabhupada’s response was, “They are not less intelligent like you are.”        

-Lokanatha Swami, Memories: Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint

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Intelligent Design
July 18, 2008, 1:08 am
Filed under: The Mother of Science

One question that people have been trying to answer for thousands of years is whether God exists or not.  Science is approaching the point where we can begin to deal with this question, particularly with molecular biology.

 

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Excerpt from Light of the Bhagavata
July 12, 2008, 6:00 am
Filed under: Vedic Ecology

“Fierce torrents of rain break over the strands and the partition walls of the paddy field. These disturbances resemble those created by the seasonal opponents of the standard principles of the Vedas, who are influenced by the age of Kali.”

Light of the Bhagavata, Verse 20

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Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint
July 6, 2008, 1:08 am
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Srila Prabhupada said, “We should always be considering, “What is my duty?'”  I thought, “Duty.  Okay.”  I was hearing-impaired since I was young, and between Prabhupada’s accent, my inability to hear, and the psychedelics residually floating in my brain cells, I was having a hard time understanding.  Prabhupada pointed to his coffee table and said, “Do you see this ant?”  I looked carefully.  I knew that Srila Prabhupada was the external representative of Supersoul, and if he said there was an ant, then there was an ant.  But there was no ant.

I didn’t want to say “No” and appear stupid to not see the spiritual or whatever ant that was there, and I didn’t want to say “Yes” and be proven a liar because I couldn’t see the ant.  Srila Prabhupada looked at me intensely, as though the ant issue was now solved.  He wanted to get on to real business.  He said, “My job is to understand, “What is my duty to this ant?'”  Not only was there there an ant that I couldn’t see, but now I had a duty to it.  Prabhupada looked at me almost beseechingly, “Somehow I have to help this ant.   Maybe I can chant Hare Krishna to it or feed it a little prasadam.  If we can help one ant become Krishna conscious, then our whole movement is a glorious success.”

-Nara Narayan, Memories: Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint

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