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Srila Prabhupada or by a full title His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krsna consciousness and the pioneer in introducing devotional service in the Western countries. He is a pure devotee of Lord Krsna coming in the Gaudiya Vaisnava disciplic succession of realized spiritual masters. His numerous translations of ancient Vedic texts are recognized by scholars from Harvard, Cambridge, Princeton, Oxford, La Sorbonne and other major universities. He initiates all sincere souls into the knowledge of bhakti-yoga through his teachings.

Engage The Senses Properly

The intelligent man situated in Krsna consciousness does not try to forcibly stop his senses from acting. Rather, he engages his senses in the service of Krsna. No one can stop a child from playing by leaving him inactive; rather, one can stop the child from engaging in nonsense by engaging him in superior activities. Similarly, the forceful restraint of sense activities by the eight principles of yoga is recommended for inferior men; superior men, being engaged in the superior activities of Krsna consciousness, naturally retire from the inferior activities of material existence.

(Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-lila, Preface)

Krsna Provides

Our philosophy is, if anyone comes, let him take prasada, chant Hare Krsna and be happy. Everything is being supplied by Krsna, Krsna is not poor, so why we should deny them? This should be done at any cost. There is no difficulty, it simply requires nice management. At the end of the day you may sell or give away. If we believe that Krsna is providing and maintaining everyone, then why should we be misers? This means losing faith in Krsna, and thinking that we are the doers and suppliers. We are confident Krsna will supply! Let the whole world come, we can feed them. So please do this nicely, begin at once.

(Srila Prabhupada´s Letter to: All Iskcon Temple Presidents — Calcutta 18 January, 1977)

El Estado Debe Detener Absolutamente Los Juegos De Azar, La Bebida, La Prostitución Y La Falsedad

Siguiendo los pasos de Mahārāja Parīkṣit, todos los jefes de Estado tienen el deber de procurar que en el Estado se establezcan los principios de la religión, es decir, la austeridad, la limpieza, la misericordia y la veracidad, y que se detengan por todos los medios los principios de la irreligión, a saber, el orgullo, la relación ilícita con mujeres o la prostitución, la embriaguez y estados similares, y la falsedad.

Y para sacar el mejor provecho de una mala compra, la personalidad de Kali puede ser trasladada a lugares en los que haya juego, bebida, prostitución y mataderos, si los hay. Aquellos que están adictos a esos hábitos irreligiosos, pueden ser regulados por medio de las disposiciones de la Escritura. Ningún Estado debe animarlos bajo ninguna circunstancia. En otras palabras, el Estado debe detener absolutamente los juegos de azar, la bebida, la prostitución y la falsedad.


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