Please accept my humble obessiences, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
My Question is on Gambling. Though I do never gamble, never buy lotteries or gone to casino or done betting.
However the question arises about my profession. I am a graduate and have done a degree in International Banking and Capital Markets, I am employed by a well known Investment bank as a Currency Trader, in addition I am also a mentor to new members in the organisation. Few of my devotee friends tell me that because I am into stockmarket and Forex Trading, it is gambling, therefore I am not eligible t be in KC
I want to pursue my career as well as my spiritual practice within ISKCON. I read Bhagavad Gita everyday and Chant 16 rounds and also abide by the 4 regulatory principles.
Today the entire economy is powered by the financial services, FOREX and STOCKMARKET volume daily is worth $4.5 TRILLION Dollars, Everyone is related to stockmarket. If Investments stops then the world stops......... we go back to stone age!, we now have a population of nearly 8BILLION, I know of many initiated devotees who are in FOREx Trading, Investments, hedge fund managers.
Is my profession classed as Gambling? please help as I am very confused!