Three Ways The Mode Of Passion Is Like Making Progress In Illusion

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“Those situated in the mode of goodness gradually go upward to the higher planets; those in the mode of passion live on the earthly planets; and those in the mode of ignorance go down to the hellish worlds.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 14.18)

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We were asked this question when we were young. It came from teachers and parents, basically anyone who was an adult. Children are likely asked the same question today. It’s considered the most important issue, used as a way to assess progress and happiness.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The idea is that the individual should do something meaningful. The times are advanced; it is not like before where people had little choice. If you were born into royalty, that was your future. If the family owned a farm or business, the expectation was to keep…

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