The Appearance of Material Advancement

Good Things Come Slow and to Stay

The modern civilization of industrialism and capitalism is no material advancement. It is rather material exploitation. When one gets the basic necessities of life, namely peaceful home, sumptuous eating, some romantic life, and feeling of security, that constitutes material advancement. In the absence of such four preliminary necessities of life, there is not question of material advancement.

According to the Vedic civilization, one is considered rich when one has got sufficient grains and cows. In the modern civilization we have neither sufficient grains or cows, but we have plenty of paper that we call money. When a catastrophe takes place, this bunch of papers will neither supply milk or grains and people will starve. Real money are provisions for real needs. Thus the saying, “One who has grains and cows is rich.”

1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977. The founder and the spiritual guide (the acharya) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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