“Progressing in Spiritual Life” seminar given by HH. Bhaktividya Purna Swami at ISKCON Brisbane in 2011
Yesterday we were discussing the concept that the material world is a reflection of the spiritual world. That reflection is based on our material desire which we hear all the time, it’s fine. But the important element is in applying that knowledge, and this is where things become confusing. We talk about the spiritual world and Krishna and the cowherd boys and the gopis and everything’s fine. We talk about how the material world is a place of misery and this and that nonsense and it’s fine. But when we talk about the material world actually functioning on the same principles as the spiritual world, but that you don’t get the spiritual results unless you think of Krishna (only get the material results)if you follow the principles as laid down in the spiritual world then we have a serious problem. Because in our mind, there’s spiritual and there’s material and it’s a matter of an activity. This doesn’t mean that whatever activity we’re doing, as long as we think of Krishna it’s spiritual and if we don’t think of Krishna it’s material; there’s a big difference, and this one point makes the whole difference between whether your life progresses or not. Read full story..