Jaanvi, 27th February 2015
How could one convince anyone who is materially involved and see materialistic lifestyle as very normal due to the external atmosphere where most people from all the culture are very material and living life to the fullest in the material sense?
Premananda das, 28th February 2015
Please accept my humble obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
According to the Bhagavad Gita 16.11-12 the demoniac are always after sense gratification and have concept of after life.They believe only in this life and make plans to enjoy this life to the utmost.
Their belief is any activity can be done there is no sin accrued and their is no karma .
Even at the point of death these foolish people ask the physical to prolong life for another 4 to 5 years as their desires are not fulfilled but fail to recognize that as soon as the notice comes by the laws of nature or destiny the physician will be unable to help him.
According to the Upanishad there are 2 birds sitting on the same tree one is enjoying or suffering the fruits of his activities and the other is witnessing all the activities.Unfortunately they do not believe in the concept of soul and Supersoul .
Even if they heard about this concept they do not beleive and have no conception of God.Their only wish is to fulfill their hundreds and thousands of desires and will use all the illegal ways and means to accumulate wealth and gratify their senses .
Honestly rather than convincing the materially involved people who due to external or illusory energy want to live life to the fullest if they are known to you feed them prasadam and pray to Srila Prabhupada .
As in if you hit your head on the wall it will hurt your head.
Therefore it is said you can lead the horse to water but can’t make him drink .
Bhakta Sunil, 28th February 2015
Hare Krishna mataji
Hope you are doing well
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Many of us are so accustomed or conditioned to lower tastes that it is not easy or quick for many of us to get convinced of taste higher than material pleasure which has become a culture as all in all meaning of living life to the fullest
It is a question of replacing low taste to high taste , for tasting cannot be stopped or renunciated , as Heart is by nature always pleasure seeking
You may try the following tips to convince of Higher Taste or the “Highest Pleasure” :
a) Establish your Divinity first and share as much as you know : For example you can cook and offer to Lord , then give them to “taste”. This is one of the easiest way to convince
b) You can show them transcendental art ( Photos from Iskcon Books ) and allow them to take Darshan from Iskcon Temple Direct broadcasts online
c) You can share poetic thoughts of Senior Devotees , which are easily imbibed or rhyming to the listener. For example “, quotes like “If you give mercy , you get mercy” , and “If you fail to plan , you plan to fail” , and many quotes and even understanding of Scriptures from Iskcon web-pages. Do research on Google
d) Play melodious kirtans and automatically they can listen
Depending on their reaction , you may down-titrate or up-titrate the transcendental prescription
Hope this helps,
Sacinandana Das, 28th February 2015
Hare Krsna Dear Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All Glories to Srila Gurudev and Srimati Gurumata ji.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
By performing Kirtan and giving Prasadam.
Jaanvi, 13th March 2015
Thanks for sharing all your advice.
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