Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada
|An Appeal About Us Donate Contact Us|
hare krishna Prabhuji, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
devotional service Esp. Pure Devotional Service is the area of krishna , rest other is area of maya (materialism)
Please watch the vid. presented by ISCKON DESIRE TREE. Lecture by Srila Prabhupada.
It is clearly explained.
By regular and sincere chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra as well - Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare, Hare Rāma Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma Hare Hare, one gets spiritual enlightenment, guidance and power from within to distinguish between right and wrong things.
Could you please provide reference from scriptures for this statement made by you - "in the end there is no right and wrong. In fact there is no good or wrong" ?
I think you misunderstood my statement. I never mentioned ["in the end there is no right and wrong. In fact there is no good or wrong" ?]
What I mentioned is one gets enlightened about the basic understanding "to distinguish between what are right things and wrong things in this world" by the power of Holy names and guidance from devotees.
How to distinguish between areas of Maya and areas of Krishna ?
It can be done based on 2 aspects - Intention/Purpose & Effect
Intention/Purpose is the "why" aspect of any activity/idea
ātmendriya-prīti-vāñchā — tāre bali ‘kāma’
kṛṣṇendriya-prīti-icchā dhare ‘prema’ nāma
The desire to gratify one’s own senses is kāma [lust], but the desire to please the senses of Lord Kṛṣṇa is prema [love].
Effect is the result of the activity.
Sometimes a person may not have any intention to perform spiritual activity, but they still it could be considered spiritual because it is favorable to Krsna or His dear devotees. Initially when Srila Prabhupada arrived in America, there were many boys and girls who helped Srila Prabhupada. Although they may have known very little about Krsna or had little faith in Krsna, the assistance they gave to Srila Prabhupada is spiritual because Krsna's dear devotee is pleased with their assistance.
So before we act we need to check that our purpose/intention is to please Krsna / Krsna's dear devotee in addition to ensure the result of the activity is not detrimental to Krsna or Krsna's devotees.
Especially our intention and purpose is 100% entirely up to us at all times and circumstances. We have full control on our intentions. So we need to use our intentions for Krsna's pleasure & not our own pleasure.