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  • Hare Krishna ! Sri Radhaji Probably you have misunderstood when I said you have only one relative that is Krishna. I am sorry, but that is the naked truth. Nobody is saying to dump our material world relatives, friends, acquaintances just like that. We should try (but not force) to bring them in to Krishna Consciousness movement. Shrila Prabhupad has said this :- NOT TO PREACH KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN KRISHNA, very clearly. So you don't have to apply pressure. If they come into KC welcome and help them progres in KC, but if they don't come YOU SHOULD NOT LEAVE KC just because your relatives are not coming. You should continue without further worrying about them. Prahlad Maharaj left his father and mother though he tried but failed, to being them into KC. Prahlad Maharaj did not leave the path of KC even when his family members were not interested in KC and he succeeded in liberating 21 generations of his family.
  • hare krshna......
    i agree with u fully that it is our moral duty to bring our relative who are parcels of Krshna to KC bcoj every one here is with some purpose.........
    though it is not necessary that they will be convinced.....but to tell them about KC is not harmful in any way because at that time too v r remembering the supreme personality........
  • Hare Krishna !
    It is by the mercy of Krishna one comes into the path of Krishna Consciousness. Don't worry, don't pursuade your family members. They are leading their life according to their previous lives' "karma Fal". hrimad Bhagwatam clearly states you should not get entangled in Aasakti of this world and Worldly bodies. You are nobody to guide them. Krishna will guide them. You worry about your spiritual upliftment. Others will be lifted automatically by the mercy of Krishna. You remember Prahlada asking Lord Narsinhadev to liberate his father Hiranyakashyipu from the sins he committed. Lord Narsinhadev replied that alm has already been given. A devotee in a family liberate 21 generations of his "kula".
    • hare krishna prabhu g.....
      thnks for ur reply......
      but ignorance of ur dear ones sometimes persuade u not to do what is right......
      v the fallen souls can't convince them.....so KC is the one and only solution........
      Thats v want not only our upliftment and theirs too because afterall they are our dearones and by the mercy of Krsna they gave us a beautiful life..........
      please guide me further..........

      hare krishna......
      • Hare Krishna ! It sounds harsh to hear that : You (soul) have only one relative and that is Krishna. All other relations that you presumed are only temporary for the present life only, till you or they are alive or even shorter period. Norrmally Nobody dies for other relative in case a situation arrives when you have to choose between you and your relative, you will definitely choose yourself to gain or live, and let the relative suffer a loss or even die. That proves the futility of such materialistic relations. As far as you can manage them it is O.K. otherwise leave them. Keep Krishna and yourself on the topmost relation. Don't sacrifice your and Krishna's relation for any worldly relation. Mercy will be definitely bestowed upon your so-called dear and near ones when their time comes. Krishna will never forget them. So don't worry. Remember always that your beautiful life is a gift to you from Krishna and not from your relatives (they were only a media to deliver what Krishna wanted to deliver to you). This does not mean you start neglecting the worldly relation. You should serve these relations as if you are serving your Lord Krishna who is within them, and within everything of this world. This will help you get released from "Maya Devi" easily because interactivity with Krishna does not bind you with this material world. Maya devi can bind you only Non-Krishnaite activities.
        I hope what I am trying to tell you has reached you. Many a times I do not find appropriate words in English to express my thoughts. I am comfortable with my mothertongue Hindi.
  • PAMHO AGTSP,

    HARE KRISHNA,

    I was told something very special 3 years ago and I still cherish it deep within me, so I will share it with you. I am a big believer in Krishna and Self-motivation.

    1) The more people that see you follow your prescribed dutes daily the more they become used to it. "Familiarity"
    2) "Material" insanity- doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. "Does not apply to KC"
    3) The only way to change the world is to start with yourself first (meaning show more LOVE,COMPASSION AND HUMBLENESS). "Persuading"

    Hope that helps

    Hare Krishna,
    • hare krishna.......
      u r absoluterly right.......
      thnks for this beautiful guidance....
      hare krishna
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