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The Best Welfare Activity


This paropakara, welfare activities to spread krishna consciousness all over the world, is the most important business at the present moment. It r'l unite everyone politically, socially, culturally, religiously, in every way. krishna is the centre. That's a fact. It is making progress. And if we endeavour more and more, it will make more and more progress.7The practical effect of our spreading the krishna consciousness movement all over the world is that now the most degraded debauchees are becoming the most elevated saints. This is only one Indian's humble service to the world. If all Indians had taken to this path, as advised by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, India would have given a unique gift to the world, and thus India would have been glorified. Now, however, India is known as a poverty-stricken country, and whenever anyone from America or another opulent country goes to India, he sees many people lying by the footpaths for whom there are not even provisions«for two meals a day. There are also institutions collecting money from all parts' of the world in the name of welfare activities for poverty-stricken people, but they are spending it for their own sense gratification. Now, on the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the krishna consciousness movement has been started, and people are benefitting from this movement. Therefore it is now the duty of the leading men of India to consider the importance of this movement and train many Indians to go outside of India to preach this cult. People will accept it, there will be cooperation among the Indian people and among the other people of the world, and the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will then be fulfilled. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will then be glorified all over the world, and people will naturally be happy, peaceful and prosperous, not only in this life but also in the next, for as stated in Bhagavad-glta, anyone who understands krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, will very easily get salvation, or freedom from the repetition of birth and death, and go back home, back to Godhead. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu therefore requests every Indian to become a preacher of His cult to save the world from disastrous confusion.This is not only the duty of Indians but the duty of everyone, and we are very happy that American and European boys and girls are seriously cooperating with this movement. One should know definitely that the best welfare activity for all of human society is to awaken man's God consciousness, or krishna consciousness.


Therefore everyone should help this great movement.8Everyone born in India, especially as a human being, can achieve the supreme success through the Vedic literature and its practical application in life. When one is perfect, he can render service for the self-realization of the entire human society. This is the best way to perform humanitarian work.9Of all welfare activities, this krishna-upadesa, instructing people about the primary principles of Bhagavad-gTta, is the best {paropakara). People do not know how to become happy. They are simply struggling for existence by mental concoction. But there is no solution. Therefore every Indian should study Bhagavad-gita and if possible Srimad-Bhagavatam, assimilate it, and preach all over the world. This is the duty of India. India has no other duty than paropakara (spiritual welfare activities).10