In Vrindavan, the transcendental abode, even the cows, the deer, the birds–everyone–is enchanted by the sweet vibration of Krishna’s flute and the fascinating beauty of His person. This is one of the qualities which only the Supreme Personality of Godhead can possess. His superexcellent beauty can not be matched by anyone.
One God–Lord Sri Krishna, one scripture–Bhagavad-gita As It Is, one hymn-Hare Krishna, one work-Loving service to the Lord and the result will be one World of peace and prosperity.
Those who relish Srimad-Bhagavatam are compared to swans that enjoy pleasant ponds of water, scenic and natural, whereas materialists are compared to the crows who prefer to enjoy the garbage of refuse heaps.
By pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead, we please everyone, and there is no question of scarcity. Because people do not know this secret of success, they are making their own independent plans to be happy.
I asked Haihaya whether the people of Mexico City were taking Krishna consciousness seriously. He replied, “Many of them come with beads and chant Hare Krishna just like full-time devotees. After they buy books, they always read them and ask for more. Also, many of them take to a vegetarian diet after hearing our philosophy.”
Not a single scientific advancement has lessened the existence or potency of God, and none ever will. Nor has science made man any more secure in his position or powerful in conquering the stringent laws of nature that attack him at every moment.
Everyone requires possessions such as food grains, clothing, money and other things necessary for maintenance of the body, but one should not collect more than his actual basic needs. If we follow this natural principle there will be no difficulty in maintaining body and soul together.
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