2017-06-16 05:39:53 UTC
These four bodily necessities are shared by all living entities. The
present global culture is a human creation of a world-wide
civilization revolving around these four base activities. Success in
society is measured by how well you eat, sleep, mate or defend.
Some sleep on a straw mat on the floor, others sleep on a box spring
mattress that cost 20.000 $. Only successful people do that.
Successful people defend themselves with guns and stinger missiles
and unsuccessful people defend themselves with clubs. Success is to
eat a bloody steak from a porcelain-plate with silver cutlery,
unsuccess is to eat rice from a banana-leaf-plate and so on, you get
In the modern Consumer civilization people are indoctrinated into
believing that sense-enjoyment will create happiness for them. Indeed,
sense-enjoyment is the only type of happiness the population is
Lets analyze what bodily and mental happiness is all about. Sex is
regarded by most people to be the highest joy available in the world.
But sex-lust and sex-enjoyment is merely an attempt to escape the
suffering of being without sex. It's misery to live in forced
celibacy. Anyone who has reached puberty can testify to that. Or
eating. To eat is considered to be one of life's major enjoyments. But
actually, to eat is just an attempt to escape the suffering of hunger.
People of the Western culture don't know what it means to suffer from
famine, but it is a great suffering experienced by many people in the
And that's how it is with most of the enjoyment we seek and
experience. Eating, sleeping, mating, and defending are the four
activities that are shared by all living entities. It is four urges
humans have in common with animals, birds, and all other living
entities on the planet. In the modern world it has become the foremost
goal to fulfill and satisfy these four urges. They have been made the
standard of happiness and enjoyment in life. What do we do together
with our loved ones, with our family and friends? We eat, sleep, mate,
and defend. The entire civilization revolves around these four
activities. That's an animal civilization.
A proper human civilization is running on a whole other set of
principles. As a human one is expected to have a higher standard of
life than animals. One is expected to have a higher goal than the mere
chasing after basic, animal urges. In the modern global culture entire
industries have been created to fulfill these four basic needs.
Millions of tons of iron are extracted from the earth to make pots,
knives and forks. Whole forests are cut down to make serviettes and
napkins. Add to that the industrial setup to manufacture cups and
glasses etc. A gigantic enterprise - all of it, just to eat.
Then they have more sense in India. In fact, Indians are more
civilized. They eat with the fingers from a banana-leaf plate. In the
west it is scoffed at as primitive and back-wards, but it shows higher
intelligence. No use for tons of iron to make knives and forks. No
dish-washing afterwards. You just throw your banana-leaf on the
compost heap and wash your hands. How easy is that?
The fact is that the western civilization is over-consuming nature's
resources. It is a greedy, exploitative civilization, that ruins
nature and puts her inhabitants through untold suffering.
Anyway, the happiness that can be obtained by surrendering to
Krishna's enjoyment is so far superior to the happiness that one can
squeeze out of matter, that sex with the most beautiful women becomes
like broken glass in comparison.
And who or what is to be blamed for the fact that the modern world
runs on animal principles? Atheism. Atheism reduces the human being to
nothing more than an animal. In reality, the human life-form is a
unique opportunity for the soul to realize his real, eternal identity.
The soul cannot realize itself in any other life-form. In other forms
of life, the soul is merely busy with eating, sleeping, mating, and
defending. The human form of life is a waste of time for the soul if
it is not used to learn about one's real self and one's relation to
The soul can relate to Krishna as his master, his father, his son, his
lover, or he can have a neutral relationship with Him. The point
being, that Krishna is the only center. He is the beloved of the soul.
When we love Krishna, who is the root of everything, we automatically
love all His parts and parcels - all other living entities. It's like
watering a tree. One does not benefit the tree by pouring water on its
every leaf and branch. Water is poured on the root. Then the whole
tree is nourished. In the same way all living entities are benefited
and nourished, when one loves and serves Krishna - the root of all
My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to
you this most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which
you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence. (Bg. 9.1)
This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all
secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct
perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of
religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed. (Bg. 9.2)
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