ISKCON introduces croquet-guru tattva

ISKCON introduces croquet-guru tattva

We should be very cautious not to waste a single moment without Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So we have got so many activities. If we have no activities, then we can polish the floor of the Temple. That is not very difficult. If I am illiterate, I have no interest in reading books, I have no interest in chanting or I cannot do it constantly, then take something and mop over the temple and cleanse the temple. That is also service. It is not that one who is engaged in the Deity worship, he is better engaged, and one who is polishing the floor, he is less engaged. No. Both of them will get equal benefit. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is so nice. So find out some business for Kṛṣṇa. Don’t waste time. That is the perfection of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. (Lecture on SB 1.16.6 — Los Angeles, January 3, 1974:

We read Bhāgavatam, authorized. We read Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā. We read Brahma-saṁhitā. Not rascal’s book. What these rascals can write? They’re imperfect. So don’t waste your time. Simply always pour in, give aural reception to the message of Urukrama. Don’t waste a single moment. This should be your life’s policy. Avyartha-kālatvam (Cc. Madhya 23.18-19). Rūpa Gosvāmī advises an advanced devotee should always look “Whether my time is wasted?” Avyartha-kālatvam. Vyartha means useless. So that is, that should be one of the, mean, target of devotees, that “Whether I am wasting my time?Don’t waste your time. Always pour in the activities of the Lord, Kṛṣṇa. Always, twenty-four hours. Kīrtaniyaḥ sadā hariḥ (CC Adi 17.31), Caitanya Mahāprabhu says. Sadā. Sadā means always, twenty-four hours. Otherwise, it is the snake hole. Similarly, jihvāsatī dārdurikeva sūta. Dārdurikeva. A frog’s tongue, ka-ka-kanh, ka-ka-kanh. No. Dārdurikeva sūta na copagāyaty urugāya-gāthāḥ. Urugāya. Glorious activities. This should be our motto of life. (Lecture on SB 2.3.20-21 — Los Angeles, June 17, 1972)

So we should be very careful. We have got this opportunity of understanding Kṛṣṇa consciousness. We should not waste a single moment without Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Avyartha-kālatvam (Cc. Madhya 23.18-19). That is advised by Rūpa Gosvāmī. Every moment we shall count, “Whether I have wasted it or utilized it?” This is life. (Lecture on SB 5.6.4 — Vrndavana, November 26, 1976)

Conclusion

Croquet gurus thrive only in the movement comprised of retards and cheap people (Hanuman-astaka 31.128)

Conclusion by Hridayananda das Goswami

Srila Prabhupada didn’t translate whole Srimad Bhagavatam, but only upto a 10 Canto. Rest of it was done by Hridayananda das Goswami. In the purport for verse 12.3.33, Hridayananda das Goswami writes:

In Vedic culture, at the age of fifty, couples retire to sacred places for austere life and spiritual perfection. In countries like America, however, retirement cities have been constructed wherein elderly people can make fools of themselves by wasting the last years of their lives playing golf, ping-pong and shuffleboard and by engaging in pathetic attempts at love affairs even while their bodies are horribly rotting and their minds are growing senile. This shameless abuse of the venerable last years of life denotes a stubborn unwillingness to acknowledge the actual purpose of human life and is certainly an offense against God.


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