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Spiritual Culture Rejected


When we come to civilized life we should not waste our time like animals. Those who are born in India, Bharata-bhumi, are considered the topmost. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, bharata-bhumite haila manupa-janma yara, janma sarthaka kari' kara para-upakara. This is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission. Those who have taken birth in Bharata-bhumi should make their Me perfect by understanding the Vedic knowledge.The Supreme Lord Krsna comes here to teach the Vedic knowledge. He left Bhagavad-glta. Then Vyasadeva developed the idea of Krsna consciousness from Bhagavad-glta and Vedanta-sutra into Srlmad-Bhdgavatam. So we have got this advantage, but we are giving it up. The advantage is that we are born in India, and we have got the stock of knowledge left by great sages, rsis and the Supreme Personality of Godhead. But we are not taking advantage of it. How foolish we are becoming by so-called education!18

Spiritual culture is in India practically rejected. They are convinced that because of spiritual culture, we are so much behind materially. That is their full conviction.19