• Hare Krsna
    To distinguish between Maya and spirit, one needs divine vision. What is that?
    Actually whatever we see around us is made of the separated energy of the Lord or maya,i.e. earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intelligence and false ego. The entire universe is made of these elements and as such the entire universe and similar other universes are areas of Maya.
    In Bhagavad Gita 13.28 it is explained that one who see the soul accompanied by the supersoul in all bodies and know that neither the soul or the supersoul is ever destroyed actually sees. In other words those who have attained the divine vision can see like this and they can discriminate between matter and spirit, others cannot!
    Secondly as it is explained in the Bhakti Vedanta purports to the first canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, there is no difference between matter and spirit for Krsna, since they are both His energies. Therefore everything including all areas belong to Krsna. Those who have their eyes opened through service to Bhagavata (the book Bhagavata or the devotee Bhagavata) can see all this, others cannot though they may try!
    Hari Bol!
  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    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" ?

    Hare Krsna 

    • 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.


  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    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].

    An activity/idea with self as center is likely to be driven by maya(lust). An activity/idea with Krsna in the center favorably is spiritual. 

    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. 

    YS Bharat

  • 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.

  • Hare Krishna.,

    Please watch the vid. presented by ISCKON DESIRE TREE. Lecture by Srila Prabhupada.

    It is clearly explained.

    Hari Hari.

  • 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)

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