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121. Is a degree in medicine the king of education?
Many parents are crazy about getting their children into medicine or other high earning material professions. They will ensure the children work hard at school and will spend all their accumulated wealth on their children’s education. At the time of death, will the degree in Medicine help the parents or the children?

Bhagvan Shri Krishna

A student of medicine will study hundreds of books. Will the Bhagavad-Gita be one of those books?

At death, all our degrees are completely useless. Those who have some intelligence will study medicine or get some other high level education, and at the same time they will also gain some spiritual knowledge, by studying the Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. The result of this is that they will earn good money by practicing medicine or other high level professions and at death,

because they gained some spiritual knowledge, they will get a chance to advance in spiritual life in their next life by being born in families who are engaged in devotional service. Then eventually they will be advanced enough in spiritual knowledge to go back to the spiritual creation called Vaikuntha, where everyone has a beautiful body that is eternal, full of bliss, and knowledge.

Those who are less intelligent will not be interested in gaining spiritual knowledge from the Bhagavad-Gita, and will focus only on the material education. At death, because they have no spiritual knowledge, they will take birth in families who are in darkness because they have no interest in spirituality. Those who are in darkness gradually sink into lower human species and eventually back into the animal and plant kingdoms.

“This is the purest knowledge, the king of education, the king of the most confidential knowledge. It is the highest knowledge, most righteous, and everlasting.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.2)

Lord Krishna states that the Bhagavad-Gita is the king of education. This knowledge will eternally benefit you. Will your knowledge of medicine benefit you, life after life?

I am not saying don’t study or don’t become a doctor. My point is that will it hurt to add one more book (The Bhagavad-Gita) to the list of hundreds of books that a student will study?

Some people say that they will worry about God and religion later in life after they are settled with a degree, house, good job, and so on. Do you have a certificate saying you will live to retirement age or even the next moment? Death can come at any moment for anyone. Many people die young. Michael Jackson thought he would live to 150, but he made a thriller, he was out at 50. Most people are short sighted, because they think about how they can be happy and live well for the 40-60 years that most live, but what about the trillions of years after this life?

122. What is the result of material education but no spiritual education?
An intelligent person will realize that a degree in Law or Medicine will be completely useless at the time of death and beyond this life. Material education only has temporary benefits.

When a person becomes materially engrossed, he has no capacity to hear about spiritual existence. Forgetfulness of spiritual existence entangles a man more and more in material existence. Such is the result of sinful life. Various bodies are developed with the material ingredients because of different types of sinful activities.

“At death, those who have developed the mode of goodness, will go to the higher planets where the saintly persons live. Those who have developed the mode of passion will take birth among those engaged in materialistic activities. Those who have developed the mode of ignorance, will take birth in the animal kingdom.”(Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.14-15)

Spiritual education has permanent benefits. The result of spiritual ignorance is that one falls down into the plant and animal kingdoms. At the end of this life, the souls of spiritually ignorant people go through the evolutionary process of transmigration from one body to another. After going through 8 million species in the plant and animal kingdoms, the soul will once again get another human body, which takes billions of years. We should not waste our short life on material development and ignorance of spirituality.
You should become materially educated to get a good job and earn money to pay the bills, but at the same time, you should get some spiritual education and engage in Bhakti Yoga to ensure the soul does not fall down into lower species after this life.

Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein were both very well materially educated, but where are they now? Where are all those well educated people that you once knew or came across? Do they now live eternally in the same body?

Did the material education help them to overcome birth, old age, disease, misery, and death? Does any University professor guarantee that by becoming well educated, one will be able to live in the same body eternally with no problems?

The thousands of Vedic saints like Swami Srila Prabhupada, guarantee that if one becomes well educated in the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita, and practices it by performing Bhakti Yoga. Then at death, one will immediately be transferred to the spiritual creation, where people live in the same beautiful body eternally with no misery.

123. What is the caste system?
Based on the Vedic scriptures, there is no caste system because the word ‘caste’ implies that which is fixed from birth and not changeable. But there is a Vedic class system, which is defined in the Bhagavad-Gita as follows:
“Brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas, and sudras are determined by their nature, qualities, and work performed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita Original 18.41)

What this means is that based on the qualities developed and the actions taken by a person. A person will belong to one of four classes:

Brahmans:- Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness. Those who possess these qualities should be the leaders in society.

Ksatriyas:- Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity and leadership. Those who possess these qualities should be the administrators in society.

Vaisyas:- Farming, cow protection and business. Those who possess these qualities should be the business owners and farmers.

Sudras:- Labor and service to others. Those who possess these qualities should work under the guidance of the above classes.

Every corporation in the world uses the Vedic class system. For example, in a corporation people are employed based on the qualities of work they have developed. Some are vice presidents, some are managers, some are admin clerks, and some are janitors.

It is a fact that everyone is not the same. This can be proven by the fact that not everyone has developed all qualities to the same degree. By following the Vedic class system, everyone will strive to become the best among men. Those at the top (Brahmans) will strive to keep their high position, and those below will strive to advance to a higher position. At work, do you want to advance or would you prefer to stay in the same position?

Everyone would agree that at work, there should be opportunities for advancement for everyone based on the effort put in by each worker. If there are no opportunities for advancement based on the efforts of the workers, then everyone loses the motivation to work and the quality of workers diminishes. This would result in the collapse of the corporation.

In a classless society, there is no motivation to develop good qualities and everyone becomes degraded into the lowest class. This is the case everywhere in the World today. The leaders in most countries around the World are thieves, liars, and have no spiritual knowledge. The result of this is that the public suffers with injustice, high taxes, inflation, unemployment, and insecurity.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the Politicians were peaceful, self-controlled, pure, tolerant, honest, knowledgeable, and religious? This is the aim of the Vedic class system. To ensure that suitably qualified personnel are appointed suitable roles in society. This concept is already used in corporations around the world.

The current caste system in India is a complete corruption of the Vedic class system that is prescribed by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita and so it should be rejected. Currently the son of a Brahman is also called a Brahman, even though the son only has the qualities of a Sudra. Can the son of a high court judge also be called a judge? Can the son of a doctor be also called a doctor? The simple answer is no. One can only be called a judge or doctor, if one has developed the qualities of a judge or doctor.

Those outside India, often attack Sanatan-Dharma (the Eternal Religion) due to the Vedic class system, but they have a history of human slavery, hatred, violence against those who don’t follow their recently created religion, they want to practice their religion freely everywhere in the world, but will not allow others to do the same (wickedness), they impose a tax on those who don’t follow their religion, no equal rights for those who don’t follow their religion, and curse others a life of eternal hell for simply following a religion given to them by God Himself. The Vedic class system is civilized, logical, and justice for all. Slavery, hatred, violence, wickedness, unjust tax, non-equality, and wishing hell for anyone is uncivilized.

124. What are the symptoms of purity in a person?
“The ability to chant mantras, perform fire sacrifice, practice penance, and sacrifice animals does not make one a brahmana, just as a sudra remains a sudra, despite the ability to perform all these activities.” (Bhavisya Purana 41.11)

“A devotee who faithfully engages in the worship of the Deity in the temple but does not behave properly toward other devotees or people in general is called a prakrta-bhakta, a materialistic devotee, and is considered to be in the lowest position.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.2.47)

“As long as one is not compassionate to people in general in his devotional service to the Lord, he is a third-class devotee. The first-class devotee gives assurance to every living being that there is no fear of this material existence: “Let us live in Krsna consciousness and conquer the nescience of material existence.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam purport 3.21.31)

First of all it is important to understand that animal sacrifices are prescribed in the Vedic scriptures for the purpose of releasing the soul from the animal body so they get a human body and NOT for food. Also the animal sacrifices can only be performed by qualified brahmanas and in the current age of Kali, there are no qualified brahmanas who have the knowledge or the purity to perform animal sacrifices and thus animal sacrifices are forbidden.

Just because someone dresses or is employed as a Police officer, it does not mean that he is a Police officer. Only if a Police uniformed person upholds the law of the land then he can be called a Police officer and not otherwise. In a similar way, just by wearing a dhoti, performing penances and vibrating the mouth, does not make one a devotee. There are other actions that need to be taken as listed by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita which qualifies one to be called a brahmana/devotee.

“Humility, pridelessness, nonviolence, forgiveness, honesty, simplicity, service to a genuine spiritual master (guru), good thoughts/words and physical cleanliness, steadfastness and self-control, aversion for the objects of sense gratification, absence of ego, constant reflection on the pain and suffering of birth, old age, disease, and death, nonattachment with family members, home, etc., steadiness amid pleasant and unpleasant events, constant and unalloyed devotion to Me [Krishna], taste for solitude, distaste for social gatherings and gossips, steadfastness in acquiring the knowledge of self-realization, and search for the absolute truth— I declare all this to be real knowledge. That which is contrary to this is ignorance. (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 13.8-12)
Humility – You should share your belongings with others, become a servant of everyone by serving them (Das/Dasi).

Pridelessness:- You should not look down on others, nobody is lower than you, you are not higher than others, you should give all respects to others, and you should bow down to others.

Nonviolence:- Don’t say/use harsh words, these will hurt the feelings of others, don’t say things which might agitate others, don’t hurt or kill animals.

Forgiveness:- People do make mistakes or do the wrong things due to forceful situations and so be prepared to forgive them. A new hour means a new start, forget what happened in the last hour.

Honesty:- Always speak the truth, side with those who speak the truth, and never hide anything.

Simplicity:- Don’t bother others, don’t give others a hard time, eat whatever is available according to you income/situation, be satisfied with what you have or what you receive, don’t make demands, sleep on the floor if there is no bed, wear whatever is available, share things with others.

Ego:- The human body is nothing but stool, and all kinds of nasty chemicals and fluids. Realize that one bag of stool is competing with another bag of stool, this is the rat race of the material world. It’s worthless to think one bag of stool is superior to another.

Steadiness:- If it’s Monday then Tuesday will come for sure, if it’s Night, then Day will come for sure. In a similar way, happiness and distress will come and go for sure. Don’t get disturbed by anything that happens in your life, stay fixed on the spiritual path.
Self-control – The trees stand still, even though it rains, wind blows, and people/dogs pee on them. In a similar way, if someone speaks harsh words to you, ignore them, if someone swears, ignore them. If someone cuts you up on the road, don’t open your mouth, just ignore them.

Social gatherings:- Stay away from parties, because it’s from these places where the degradation and bad association starts. Stay away from places/events where there is meat, alcohol, drugs, illicit scenes, and spiritually ignorant people.
Lord Krishna – He is the only proven and seen God, and thus you should always think of Krishna and serve Him as best as you can, using your time, money, and energy.

Regardless of the external physical looks, only if one exhibits all the above symptoms then he/she can be called a real devotee. One of the main differences between a real brahmana and a Sudra is that a brahmana is always truthful and compassionate, where as a sudra is not.

Don’t judge a person by the looks, because looks are deceiving. Judge by the actions the person takes and has taken. Don’t judge a book by its cover, judge based on the contents. Be aware, there are many wolves in sheep clothing.

If one sincerely follows the Bhagavad-Gita teachings, then he/she will become the purest human being and this will be the last miserable life. At death, the soul will be immediately transferred to the spiritual creation where everyone lives eternally in the same body that is completely beautiful, full of bliss/love, full of knowledge, no old age, no disease, and no misery of any kind.

125. What takes away the good qualities in a person?
Bad association, lack of proper knowledge, and wrong knowledge, deteriorates the good qualities in a person. When we are born, we have pure thoughts. A child doesn’t see any difference between White, Asian, and Black people. Everyone is fun to play with and there is no such thing as money. Everything belongs to everyone. But as the child grows up, due to the association with adults, the child slowly develops a mentality of likes and dislikes towards people and things. Parents and relatives condition the children.

Modern lifestyle of partying, discoing (western culture), irreligious values (envy and hatred), Bollywood movies, and ignorance (lack of knowledge and misunderstanding) slowly and unknowingly drain away the righteous qualities in a person.

“Just as the wind can carry away a boat on the water. The mind that gives in to one of the roaming senses, can carry away the intelligence of a person.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.67)

“By thinking about sense objects, a person develops attachment to the objects, and from attachment, desires develop. When the desires are not fulfilled, anger develops. From anger, arises delusion, from delusion there is confusion and loss of reasoning. This results is loss of intelligence, and when intelligence is lost, one falls down into lower species.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.62-63)

126. How do I achieve peace of mind?
Don’t satisfy all your desires.

Every day we desire to buy something, we go here and there, and do this and that, and so on We must realize that satisfying our desires today will only result in more desires tomorrow. So try to stop satisfying your desires by saying no you don’t need that, you don’t need to go there, you can live without it and so on.

“The ocean is always being filled by waters from different rivers, but still it remains steady. Like-wise, a person who is not disturbed by the constant flow of desires can achieve peace, and not the person who fulfills all his desires. A person, who gives up all desires, ego, and sense of ownership, can alone achieve peace.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.70-71)

A person says ‘I want peace’. If you remove the ‘I’ (ego), and the ‘want’ (desires). Then you will be left with ‘peace’.

127. How do I become happy?
The bad news is that only those who are in complete ignorance or those who are completely wise can be happy in the material creation. The others cannot always be happy.

The good news is that we can make this our last material life and go back to the spiritual creation, Vaikuntha. There we can live in the same beautiful body eternally, with complete happiness, full of bliss, full of knowledge, and no trace of anxiety. One who practices Bhakti Yoga can achieve this.

“The great souls, who have achieved perfection, attain me [Krishna]. They do not take birth again in this material creation, which is temporary and full of miseries.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 8.15)

In our short lives, before going back to the spiritual creation, we can minimize our suffering by being satisfied with whatever we have and not being disturbed by what others have or say. Don’t be disturbed by whatever good or bad that happens to you or others.
“If one can tolerate the urges of desires and anger, he can become happy in this life.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 5.23)

Be satisfied with yourself, the people around you, your job/business, your house, and all the material possessions you have. Satisfaction is absence of emptiness. Greed comes from feeling emptiness. Greed wants to make you acquire everything material to make you think this will make you happy. The truth is that you will never be satisfied with material possessions.

128. Is life on all planets miserable?
Many people believe that if they go to heaven, they will be happy. But this is not the case. Those who go to the heavenly planets will enjoy heavenly delights but they also grow old, become diseased, and die one day. Then they come back down to Earth or other similar planet, and again have to go through the pains in the womb, baby life (crying), infant life (wanting candies and toys, none of which will satisfy), teenage life (acne and stress of education), adulthood (marital problems, anxiety, and working stress), old age, disease, and death. Then go through the whole thing again and again.

The only way out is to go back to the spiritual creation called Vaikuntha. This can only be achieved by developing the good qualities listed in “moral values of civilized humans” and “Bhakti Yoga” questions. On the spiritual planets, people live in beautiful bodies that are eternal, full of bliss, full of knowledge, no terrorism, no marital problems, no taxes, no violence, no thieves, no liars, no cheaters, no corruption, no hatred, and so on.

“Everyone on the lowest planet to the highest planet of Brahmaloka, in the material creation is subjected to the miseries of repeated birth and death. But those who attain Me [Krishna], never take birth again.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 8.16)

129. What are the three modes of material nature?
One is always forced to act in one of three modes of material nature, goodness, passion and ignorance. These modes compete in exerting their influence upon us.

“Goodness, passion, and ignorance are the three modes of material nature. The qualities developed by a person are based on these three modes.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.5)

The Mode of Goodness – A person in the mode of goodness is free from all sinful reactions and is in a condition of happiness and knowledge. One who dies in the mode of goodness attains the higher planets.

“The mode of goodness is purity. This mode illuminates and frees one from sinful reactions. Those situated in this mode become inclined to happiness, spiritual knowledge, and pure thoughts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.6)

The Mode of Passion – A person in the mode of passion is plagued by unlimited desires for material enjoyment, greed and lust (especially sexual pleasures). To satisfy these desires, one is always forced to engage in hard work that binds the person to sinful reactions, resulting in misery. A person in this mode is never satisfied with the position already acquired. One who dies in the mode of passion, takes birth again on planets like Earth among persons who are full of desires, greed, and lust.

“The mode of passion is intense craving for sense gratification. This mode creates desires and lust. Those situated in this mode become bound to materialistic activities.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.7)

The Mode of Ignorance – A person in the mode of ignorance is in delusion. It fosters laziness, foolishness and madness. One who dies in the mode of ignorance takes birth in the animal kingdom or on the hellish planets.

“The mode of ignorance is darkness or delusion. This mode creates carelessness, madness, and laziness. Those situated in this mode become degraded.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.8)

By understanding that the three modes are active and not you (the soul) and by realizing that you are separate from the modes of nature, the influence of material nature on you will gradually diminish.

130. Should we be kind and tolerant like a tree?
The trees stand in the cold and heat. They give fruits, vegetables, and shade to all living beings. They don’t discriminate against any living being. Whether they get little water or no water, they will still try to provide for all. We should become tolerant and kind like the trees.

Don’t kill trees, plant more trees in your gardens.

131. How can I go to the kingdom of God?
Give up all sinful activities like meat eating, gambling, drinking, smoking/chewing tobacco, partying, discoing, and relationships outside marriage. Realize that there is only one God, and be friendly to all living beings. This mentality will lead you to the kingdom of God.

“By pure devotional service unto Me [Krishna], one can know Me as the Supreme person in truth, and thereafter one can enter into My kingdom.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.55)

132. Is your mind your friend or your enemy?
The mind is always flickering and agitating. When it is controlled, it becomes the friend of the soul, and when it is not controlled, it becomes the enemy of the soul. How many times have you had two opposite thoughts about doing something? This is your mind and the soul and/or super soul (God).

“The mind is a friend to those who have control over it, and the mind is the enemy for those who do not control it.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 6.6)

133. Should we only eat fresh food?
Yes, we should try to only eat freshly cooked foods. Processed, frozen, micro waved food, and meat is dear to those in darkness.
“People in the mode of ignorance like to eat foods that are prepared more than three hours before eating. Foods that have a bad smell [eggs], decomposed [meat], tasteless [not fresh], and stale [frozen food].” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 17.10)

134. Are wholesome foods good for us?
Yes.

“People in the mode of goodness like to eat foods that are juicy, fatty, and nutritious. These foods give strength, health, happiness, and increase duration of life.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 17.8)

135. Are hot and salty foods bad for us?
Yes.

“People in the mode of passion like to eat foods that are bitter, sour, salty, very hot, pungent, dry, and burning. These foods cause disease, distress, and misery.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 17.9)

136. Are same sex relationships wrong?
Yes, but we should help people of such inclinations advance in spirituality and not hate them or give them a hard time.

137. What are the moral values of civilized humans?
# Be kind to all living beings
# Be sociable. Visit your friends and relatives often
# Don’t eat your brothers and sisters (Vegetarianism)
# Share all your belongings with others
# Consider yourself to be the lowest (free from personal ego and pride)
# Treat others well whether you are in distress or happiness
# Be very tolerant in all situations
# Always be satisfied with whatever you get or don’t get
# Always control yourself
#Don’t be fussy with food, eat whatever is available or offered to you, provided its vegetarian
# Don’t be a miser, be miserly to yourself but not to others
# Give up all sense of ownership
# Be clean. Take bath at least once a day, brush teeth at least twice a day, and keep the home and work area clean. Men should be clean shaven (no beard)
# Never lie, always tell the truth
# Never cheat or mislead anyone
# Never gamble
# Never drink alcohol or take drugs
# Never smoke or chew tobacco
# Be free from lust. If you are a man, think of all women older than you as your elder sisters or mothers. All women younger than you, are your sisters or daughters. If you are a woman, think of all men older than you as your fathers or elder brothers. All men younger than you are your brothers or sons
# Don’t behave like the dogs on the street. No relationship outside marriage
# Always help others according to your ability
# Always be charitable according to your capacity
# Always be concerned for the welfare and wellness of others
# Accept that you are responsible for your own bills (Karma)
# Accept that you are the soul, which is eternal (Reincarnation)
You should follow and recite this list of good qualities at least once a week, to become purified and elevated to higher consciousness.

“Absence of fear, purity of heart, charitable, striving for spiritual knowledge by studying the Vedic scriptures, lives a simple life, always straight forward in his dealings, always truthful, not violent, free from anger, not greedy, always gentle, forgiving, very clean, not envious of others, compassionate to all living beings, doesn’t talk non-sense, has no pride, doesn’t mislead others – These are some of the qualities of those with divine nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)

138. What is Bhakti Yoga?
There are many types of Yoga Systems. The Yoga System described and recommended in the Bhagavad-Gita is Bhakti Yoga. This means to link with Lord Krishna (God), devotional service unto Lord Krishna:

# Become pure hearted. This can be accomplished by developing all the good qualities that are described in question 121
# Offer all foods that you cook first to Krishna then you can eat them (parsadam). Krishna will not accept meat, fish, eggs, onions, and garlic. The food must also be freshly cooked (less than 3 hours)
# Chant the maha mantra:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

#Offer flowers and Tulsi leaves to Krishna daily. This requires planting of flower bearing (especially roses) and Tulsi plants in your gardens
# Perform deity worship of Radha and Krishna daily
# Engage in some service at your local temple
# Read the Vedic scriptures, especially the Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam
# Preach all the above to others. Preaching is the highest devotional service unto Lord Krishna

The above devotional service activities should be performed according to your capacity and ability, but do as much as you can and the result will be that this will be your last miserable material life. At death, you (the soul) will be immediately transferred to the spiritual creation, where you will live in the same beautiful body eternally on the same planet as Lord Narayan, an expansion of Lord Krishna, or on the planet of Lord Krishna Himself.

“The great souls bow down to Me [Krishna], worship Me, and always chant My names and glories, with determination and devotion.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.14)

“Just become My devotee, always think of Me, bow down to Me, and worship Me. Then you will come to Me, without fail. I promise you this, as you are very dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.65)

“If one who is devoted to Me, teaches this supreme secret to other devotees, he shall be performing the highest devotional service unto Me, and he will certainly come back to Me. There is no other servant on Earth, who is more dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.68-69)

A Bhakti Yogi is one who has given up desires for material possessions and all his activities are done only for the satisfaction of the Supreme person, Lord Krishna (Linked to the Supreme).

139. What keeps people in ignorance?
Not being open minded, high personal ego, bad association, lack of proper knowledge and understanding, keeps people in ignorance. Arjuna acquired the knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita to overcome his confused state. When Maharaj Pariksit was told he had 7 days to live, he acquired the knowledge of the Srimad-Bhagavatam to make his consciousness pure before his death. It’s the knowledge in the Vedic scriptures that will give you knowledge of God, and the knowledge to get through this miserable material life. Which will save you from sinful activities and make your consciousness pure.

“Just as a blazing fire turns firewood to ashes. Knowledge burns all reactions to material actions.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.37)

All negative qualities, such as lust, anger, violence, hatred, and greed, are nothing but a manifestation of ignorance.
The difference between a good doctor and an average one is that the good doctor will have more knowledge and understanding.

140. What is foolishness?
When one judges or makes decisions, based on his/her own knowledge, ability, experience, and perception, this is called foolishness.
Some people say no one has seen God. Have you seen what the 7 billion people in the World today or the trillions of people who lived in the past have seen? No! So how can you say that no one has seen God?

Some people say I haven’t seen my last life nor my next life and so this is the only life. Have you seen Japan? No! But you still believe there is a country called Japan, even though you have not seen it. You are willing to accept the authority of world maps created by people and also the words of people who have seen Japan. Why not accept the authority of a person who has appeared more than 18,000 times in His original form (same body) and each time proving He is the Supreme person? He says we are the soul which is eternal and the soul transmigrates from one body to another, life after life. There are also millions of His devotees who have seen Him face to face right here on this planet, and in the spiritual creation, trillions of living beings are seeing Him right now.
Some people say we have a form and we are not great, and so God cannot have a form because as he is great. You have a form and you are not a brain surgeon, does this mean that all brain surgeons must be formless?

Some people say we suffer because God is not present everywhere to help us. Just because you can’t be everywhere, does it mean that God can’t be everywhere?

Some people say if a person produces a small chunk of gold in his hand, then he must be God. What about the person who has created the gold mines?

Some say, people are born unfortunate in their only life so that they will be judged earlier than others. First of all, when is the Day of Judgment? No answer. Who would choose to be born blind in their only life, so they can be judged earlier?
Some people say their God will save them on the Day of Judgment, and until then they have to suffer. Will you work for a company that will pay you on the Day of Judgment?

A business who supplies goods to customers who promise to pay on the Day of Judgment, is most foolish.

If you go on a shopping spree, who should pay the bills? You or someone else?

If one thinks that someone else will pay for the crimes he commits, is evil and most foolish. Can a criminal say to the Judge, ‘hang someone else for my crimes’? Would any Judge accept this?

“The foolish persons cannot understand how a living entity quits one body to take another. But those with knowledge can see this.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.10)

“Foolish men, disregard Me when I appear in a human like body. They do not know that My nature is supreme, and I am the great Lord of everything.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.11)

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