|NITAAI-Veda.nyf > Soul Science God Philosophy > A Message to the Youth of India > Causes of India's Downfall > India Should Have Distributed Spiritual Knowledge|
India Should Have Distributed Spiritual Knowledge
They are instructing, "If you want economic development, why go to the church or temple? Just start industry. You'll get money." That propaganda is going on in India. "Forget God and the temples. Just try to imitate America. Become industrialized overnight." But they are not teaching them that in the Western countries, after industrialization, they are producing hippies. That they do not see. They are seeing only one side, that, "America and the Western countries have become prosperous by industrialization. Let us imitate them." Actually, India, after independence, should have distributed this spiritual knowledge. Why should we compete with industrialization? The Westerners have got also a demand, for spiritual knowledge. So India should have given spiritual knowledge to the Western countries instead of competing with industry.Fortunately in India we have got everything, but our modem leaders are neglecting their own thing. They are Degging technology from other countries. That is their misfortune. I am singlehandedly trying to present the original Vedic culture. People all over the world are accepting it very happily. India should have tried for this. The government should have known better. Unfortunately, they are all bereft of knowledge of their own culture. There is a Bengali verse: apana dhana bilaya diye bhiksa mage parera kache. They have lost their own culture; now they are begging from other countries. The whole country has gone to hell.36Knowledge is meant for distribution. Although there is already much scientific knowledge, whenever scientists or philosophers awaken to a particular type of knowledge, they try to distribute it throughout the world, for otherwise the knowledge gradually dries up and no one benefits from it. India has the knowledge of Bhagavad-gita, but unfortunately, for some reason or other, this sublime knowledge of the science of God w'as not distributed throughout the world, although it is meant for all of human society. Therefore krishna Himself appeared as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and ordered all Indians to take up the cause of distributing the knowledge of Bhagavad-gTta throughout the entire world.
yare dekha, tare kaha 'krishna'upadesa
amara ajnaya guru hand tdra' ei desa
"Instruct everyone 10 follow the orders of Lord Sri krishna as they are given in Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. In this way become a spiritual master and try to liberate everyone in this land." (Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 7.128) Although India has the sublime knowledge of Bhagava ' gitd, Indians have not done their proper duty of distributing it. Now, therefore, the krishna consciousness movement has been set up to distribute this knowledge as it is, without distortion. Although previously there were attempts to distribute the knowledge of Bhagavad-gita, these attempts involved distortion and compromise with mundane knowledge. But now the krishna consciousness movement, without mundane compromises, is distributing Bhagavad-gita as it is, and people are deriving the benefits of awakening to krishna consciousness and becoming devotees of Lord krishna. Therefore the proper distribution of knowledge has begun by which not only will the whole world benefit, but India's glory will be magnified in human society . . . The real knowledge of Bhagavad-gTta was being choked by unscrupulous Indian leaders, with the result that India's culture, and knowledge of the Supreme were being lost. Now, however, because krishna consciousness is spreading, the proper use of Bhagavad-gTta is being attempted.37