Four Examples Of Where Utility Is The Principle

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“Sometimes people ask us, ‘Why are you utilizing material products if you condemn the advancement of material civilization?’ But actually we do not condemn. We simply ask people to do whatever they are doing in Krishna consciousness. This is the same principle on which, in the Bhagavad-gita, Krishna advised Arjuna to utilize his fighting abilities in devotional service.” (Shrila Prabhupada, The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 14)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada advises against suddenly changing occupations. No need to quit the home, leave the family, and retreat to the forest. No need to stop talking to every single person you speak to on a regular basis. No need to shave the head right away, wear different clothes, and live in a new place.

At the same time, there aren’t any absolute rules for progressing in the path of self-realization. This is…

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