0 Gyming Posted by Anonymous on August 4, 2014 at 1:58am in Krishna Hare Krishna!Is gyming for or against KC? You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT to add comments! Join ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT Email me when people reply – Follow
Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
Like everything else in spirituality, gymming is just an instrument. The consciousness in which gymming is done is important. If you are going to the gym to have the best body in the world or town, then it is on the material platform and will only make you spend your money and make you vain. If it is to keep body and soul together, such that you can use this body to serve the Supreme Lord without hindrances of unfit body, such that you (atma) use this body to progress further in spirituality and make this body the last birth in the material world, then it is on the spiritual platform.
Take your pick - what is your consciousness? Like how we go to the gym to develop the body, that same way we do sadhana to develop the consiousness. So even if you dont have the correct consciousness right now, you can develop if gradually by sadhana.
I know of some sanyasis who go to the gym regularly. Their take is that - they are sanyasis, if they fall ill, who will take care of them. Better they take care of themselves and use their time to fulfill the mission of Srila Prabhupada undisturbed.
I hope I have been able to explain.
Thank you for your time.
To be honest, I'm easily distracted. I had joined the gym for a month during my vacation with the intention of developing a healthy physical state so that my body does not cause hindrances to my spiritual practice. But soon I realized that my intention of going there had changed. This is why I feel I should stay away from gyming. At least till (if ) there comes a time when I will be able to completely focus on my priorities.
Thank you once again, Mataji.
Please let me know if I should correct my thinking in any way.
Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
Staying fit is very important in today's world. You could do morning walk with headphones of kirtan or lecture, and alternate days do yoga (or morning go for walk, and evening do yoga, if you have the time). Do not become lazy and unfit in the name of Krsna Consciousness.
Eating sattvic food and maintaining good consciousness is very important to progress in spiritual life.
Good going prabhu.