Monarchy or Democracy
dharmah — religiosity; projjhita — completely rejected; kaitavah — covered by fruitive intention; atra — herein; paramah — the highest; nirmatsaranam — of the one-hundred-percent pure in heart; satam — devotees; vedyam — understandable; vastavam — factual; atra — herein; vastu — substance; sivadam — well-being; tapa-traya — threefold miseries; unmulanam — causing uprooting of; srimat — beautiful; bhagavate — the Bhagavata Purana; maha-muni — the great sage (Vyasadeva); krte — having compiled; kim — what is; va — the need; paraih — others; isvarah — the Supreme Lord; sadyah — at once; hrdi — within the heart; avarudhyate — become compact; atra — herein; krtibhih — by the pious men; susrusubhih — by culture; tat-ksanat — without delay.TRANSLATION
[Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhagavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyasadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.]
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.1.2
nasta — destroyed; prayesu — almost to nil; abhadresu — all that is inauspicious; nityam — regularly; bhagavata — Srimad-Bhagavatam, or the pure devotee; sevaya — by serving; bhagavati — unto the Personality of Godhead; uttama — transcendental; sloke — prayers; bhaktih — loving service; bhavati — comes into being; naisthiki — irrevocable.
[By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.]
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.2.18
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Please accept my humble obeisances and dandavats!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
and all pure devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead!
Srila Prabhupada liked to focus on the Sadhana Bhakti which is referred to in these quotes as chanting the names of God (the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra: HARE KRSNA, HARE KRSNA, KRSNA KRSNA, HARE HARE, HARE RAMA, HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE). When we engage in these activities we are with the vaisnava brahmanas, vaisnava sannyasis, and Vaisnava Acaryas.
Then, what about the fact that certain concerns in society are so bad that they could be referred to as “screaming” concerns? If private citizens and private organizations cannot do enough to minimize hellishness, then the governments need to use tax money to minimize all hellishness.
Of course, it is the great ideal to glorify God so nice that God takes care of everything and we won’t even need very much machinery. But, at least for now, there are some problems in the world that may be demanding the immediate attention of those who may be ready, willing, qualified and have necessary facilities.
Please keep me informed how I can do more to serve Krsna Katha.
Your humble servant for Krsna consciousness
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