Hare Krishna to All,

I am a little bit into Krishna consciousness(KC), you can say half of the first step itself. 

A question I want to ask here is, is it compulsory to attend KC programs, aartis, poojas, trips “physically”?

Sometimes my parents ask me to visit the temple, to attend programs and spiritual trips. But somehow I don’t feel comfortable to attend programs, I don’t know why?. And even if I attend it , I feel like I am faking it. I can’t feel that satisfaction and peace.

Instead of that I am much more comfortable in reading KC books all alone. I have read quite  few smaller books initially, then I read Bhagavad-Gita. Now I am reading “Perfect questions Perfect answers”. KC related reading gives me more inner satisfaction and I feel peace in heart.

So, what should I do? Which way should I follow?

 

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One more thing, you may find my language little harsh and foul. I am very much frustrated with situation, so please excuse me if I offend anybody in anyway.

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              • Thanks again for such nice words,

                I think, I need time to think to reply u r message..

                Thanks again, prabhuji

                • Volunteer

                  Hare Krishna,

                  Please accept my humble obeisances.

                  After the bloody Kurukshetra war, Dhritarashtra asked Krishna, “I
                  had hundred sons and all of them were killed in the war. Why? Krishna
                  replied, “Fifty lifetimes ago, you were a hunter. While hunting, you
                  tried to shoot a male bird, but it flew away. In anger, you ruthlessly
                  slaughtered the hundred baby birds that were there in the nest. The
                  father-bird had to watch in helpless agony. Because you caused that
                  father-bird the pain of seeing the death of his hundreds sons, you too
                  had to bear the pain of your hundred sons dying
                  Dhritarashtra thought about it and then asked, “But why did I have to
                  wait for fifty lifetimes?” Krishna answered, “You were accumulating
                  punya (pious credits) during the last fifty lifetimes to get a hundred
                  sons because that requires a lot of punya. Then you got the reaction
                  for the papa (sin) that you have done fifty lifetimes ago.”


                  The Bhagavad-gita (4.17) informs us gahana karmano gatih, that
                  the way in which action and reaction works is very complex. Taxing
                  our brain to find the specific karmic seed that caused the present
                  reversal is futile. The Bhagavad-gita (4.17) emphasizes that the
                  intricate workings of karma are too complex for the human mind
                  to comprehend. This incomprehensibility can arise from several
                  reasons like several karmic seeds fructifying together as one event
                  or one karmic seed fructifying as a series of events
                  Therefore, some reaction may come in this lifetime, some in the next and some in a distant future lifetime.

                  Download all of Srila Prabupada's MP3s or buy a cd set and listen daily for atleast 30 mins. chant Hare Krishna mahamantra on beads if not already doing....

                  http://audio.iskcondesiretree.info/index.php?q=f&f=%2F01_-_His_...

                  if you want to listen to sweet Krishna's baal leela in hindi, please listen to HH Radha Govind Goswami Maharaj audio lectures on Krishna Leela.

                  http://audio.iskcondesiretree.info/index.php?q=f&f=%2F02_-_ISKC...

                  and for listening to above MP3s, you do not need to leave the house.

                  Hare Krishna, Hari Bol

                  your servant

                  • Volunteer

                    Hare Krsna Sunil Prabhu!

                    While karma plays a role in the events of our life, that doesn't mean we hold ourselves down when something sinful is happening. When we address karma, it's to explain why a certain event happened or is happening, not justification for the lack of action on our part. In that situation you mentioned, a KC person should most definitely help out the girl. The reason I should and not would, is because of group mentality and this is the reason why we have onlookers while a rape is going on, and nothing happens. We each think to ourselves I will make the move only if another person does something, and while we wait for that one person, the rape goes on and is completed. Only after it's completed do people realize what happened, and then we have people who want to do something about it...

                    But an important thing that is also missing from your scenario is the past lives of those 6 people. It could be very well that those 6 were raped in their previous lives by that girl, or it could be wrong. But that, by no means, can justify any lack of action on our part. 

                    To address your first part, yes there is no problem in being disabled or anything. In relative terms, we all have had a disabled body at some point in time, because society defines this as having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities, which is seen in sport injuries and old age, etc. This is Kali Yuga though, our thoughts and actions are very sinful, we prefer to engage in activities that boast and praise oneself and that's why there is that negative treatment to disabled people. 

                     

                    Dhritarastra was given so many chances to avert the Kurukshetra War, but each time he made the wrong decision. So if you do have Krsna's mercy, then you can change your karma. For example, if my karma has my hand to be chopped off, but I am a good devotee of Krsna, etc. Krsna can arrange that I keep my hand, and pay for my karma (I would get a scratch or something). Dritarashta had so many devotees of Krsna around him, thus Krsna gave him an opportunity to save his Dynasty.

                  • Hi,

                    Thank you prabhuji for reply.

                    Is this as simple as that. Like I have done some sin in past life that's why I am getting punished or reaction of it. It means as this is reaction to my own karmas or sins there is no problem to be like that. who the heck cares,as it's result of my own sins, isnt it? what an excuse!! that's the basic reason why disabled people get treated like piece of shit in India.

                    Now, please tell me what KC person will do in following situation:

                    A decent girl is being raped on public place by 6 peoples. She is craving for help, sometime to peoples around her and sometimes she calling "BHAGWAN" for help. If KC person is there, how he/she should react?

                    Notes: As we know, she is getting punished for her past life sins, it is perfectly all right that she is being raped by 6 peoples. She deserve it, isn't it?

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