Work for Krsna

Hare krsna dear devotees, this is a main question...when i read or hear from devotees that we don't have to change our job but the conciousness behind the immediately there comes a question in my mind...does that statement apply to a butcher's profession too?? How to understand this?

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  • Hare Krsna

    How to understand this?

    If you are doing it for Krsna then whatever it is including butchery is good.

    If you are doing it for yourself or others then no matter how good, it is but bad.

  • By obtaining temporary fruits from  material work, unhappiness which comes from ignorance is the only result.  Even while enjoying the fruits of the work, people are filled with lamentation.

    On another side, those who fix their consciousness on Lord, giving up all material desires, enjoy divine  happiness that can not possibly be experienced by those engaged in sense gratification.
    One who does not desire anything within this world, who has achieved peace by controlling his senses, whose consciousness is equal in all conditions and whose mind is completely satisfied in Lord, finds only happiness wherever he goes.
  • Materialistic teachers encourage  less intelligent people in economical development and sense gratification, but those who are intelligent enough should not waste the time and effort like others.

    In hopes of becoming happy in this material world, the foolish conditioned soul performs fruitive activities that result only in suffering. But by rendering service to the Lord, one becomes free from such false desires.

  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Pls dont tax yourself endlessly with these questions. You are an engineer, not a butcher. You bother about your consciousness - what mode are you serving in. You can be an engineer, working somewhere and doing your devotion, married, having a Krsna Conscious family. Pls work towards this - rather than these questions whihc will lead you nowhere.

    If you personally know any butcher who is going through this dillema, send them to me - i will help them.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

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