Simple living (as explained by Radhanath baba)

Simple living (as explained by Radhanath baba)

One more brilliant quote taken from baba’s book “The Journey within” and often quoted on the internet by his disciples and Radhanath baba posted it on his facebook page. As usual, we took the liberty to insert most appropriate photo.

Contrary to this nonsense, Prabhupada was very practical in his explanation what is simple living:

“The devotee’s life should be yāvad artha-prayojanam. We require material necessities as much as it is required, no artificial life. That is spiritual life. Simply increasing artificial life, even for shaving, a big machine is required. What is this? Simply wasting time. Devil’s workshop. Make life very simple. And simple living, high thinking, and always conscious to go back to home, back to Kṛṣṇa. That is life. Not this life, that simply machine, machine, machine, machine. So if you show practical example that how you are living simple life and how you are advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then people will learn from you.” (Lecture on SB 6.1.49 — New Orleans Farm, August 1, 1975)

Letter to Radha Krishna Dhawan — Honolulu 10 June, 1975: Yes, we are trying to set a perfect example according to the Bhagavad-gita as it is, how to execute simple living and high thinking. We are not interested in any material comforts of life which are limited and temporary. We are interested in solving the real problems of life, birth, death, old-age, and disease. These problems must be solved, and Krishna gives the formula in the Bhagavad-gita. So, we are preaching that simple formula given by Krishna, and people are trying it and finding real happiness in life, therefore the Hare Krishna movement is an undeniable success.

Do you see the difference between Radhanath baba’s nonsense and the power of real acarya?

Now, do me favor, go through all quotes about simple living on vaniquotes and find me one quote where Prabhupada mentions “well-wishing heart” nonsense. You will find that Prabhupada didn’t mention “well-wishing heart” even once. Even dog has a well-wishing heart.


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