How to react when Krishna, His devotees and Scriptures are ill treated?
A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“If you only get time prabhu than do a counselling on this as i know there will be more devotee with much serious problems and you hardly get time in your hectic schedule. India is not just country, it is not just a piece of land. When i hear the news that some female devotees from foreign countries are being harrased during rath yatra (in jagannnath puri) and when they visit vrindavan, this really really makes me angry. When i see the way India TV has handled that Iskcon brahmachari news, when municipal corporation in odisha destroys the samadhi in Iskcon, when i see the people who wants to follow the path of dharma, they are harrased so badly in India. And this one specially boils my blood, when people cracks joke on Shri Krishna, our dharma, vedas, how should i handle it prabhu? I can’t handle the deteriorating condition of India , the land where shri rama and shri krishna came. I pray daily to shri krishna , give me next birth the chance to be a politician. A k.c. politician. But, srila prabhupada said not to join politics. I am just daily worried whenever i daily read such incidents. For this question hide my name prabhu. Hare Krishna.”
Dharma means truth.
Truth always prevails.
Our Sanatana Dharma is existing even after hundreds of years of foreign rulers ruling India.
India was under Moghul rules for hundreds of years and later under British rule.
Nothing happened to the sanathana dharma. It is intact even now.
Because, our dharma is backed by truth. Eternal facts.
HOW CULTURAL DETERIORATION HAPPENS IN INDIA?
So, NO FOREIGNER CAN DESTROY OUR DHARMA.
But, the real threat is OURSELVES.
Yes. WE OURSELVES ARE DESTROYING OUR GREAT CULTURE.
THIS POST explains our irresponsibility in protecting our country in detail.
We feel great when we follow foreign culture. Those who follow Indian culture are not respected.
A few years back, in Chennai, India, the horse race club banned the entry by the members who are wearing dhoti. Only those who wear pant and shirts were allowed. After facing criticism, that order was withdrawn.
Living together culture has been growing like virus in India.
Same gender marriages are legalized.
Immoral Relations beyond marriage has been freed from legal punishment.
Now, even the women have started to smoke and drink even in public places.
So, the CULTURE has been sacrificed in the name of INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY and EQUALITY OF PEOPLE’s RIGHTS in India.
Adult related contents are freely accessible in India. Even children are seeing them through their mobile phones and involve in immoralities. Because of this, even a small girl child has no security here and they are spoiled by the people having contaminated mind.
Crimes against women and even children has increased many folds in India.
The political ethics have been diminishing. The politics is to serve the people, not to make money. But, it is happening here.
Religion is to regulate the life of people and guide them to lead a life that will elevate us to higher status. But, the same religion is becoming a cause for most of the issues around the globe. Killings, suppression, unwanted spending, etc., are happening in the name of religion.
Thus, as said in Srimad Bhagavatham, the trend of kaliyuga is becoming worse.
However, the religions are growing. Great preachers come and go. Messengers of god come and go. But, the situation is becoming worse.
India was once a symbol for its glorious culture. But, now, the bodies of thousands of Indian girl children, women, etc., are getting displayed for the worldwide audience in the internet.
We can no more claim that we are backed by a strong culture. Because, having failed to destroy our culture, the world has destabilized the Indian culture using the technology like computers, smartphones, internet, etc. Now, Indians have become slaves for the technology and have become vulnerable to the accessment and exploitation by foreign forces.
In the kaliyuga, it is said that dharma will be standing on just a single leg. Three of its legs would have been cut. That means, three out of every four people will be unreliable in this kaliyuga and they will dare to violate dharma.
However, even in this kaliyuga, the remaining one out of every four people will be speaking and trying to follow dharma.
That is what happening now.
A minority section of the people are speaking about dharma here. We are trying to guide the majority people who are ready to violate dharma. These minority section of good people will always exist throughout this yuga.
But, these minority people like devotees will face severe disturbances from the majority of people. Even the rulers will start to loot the properties of people as said in Srimad Bhagavatham.
However, this trend will continue in this kaliyuga because it is the symptom of this yuga.
Now, it is the time to think what we can do for this.
You can’t change the entire world. Even great acharyas are able to change only a few thousands of people. Though their preaching has gone all the corners of this world, all the people will not give ears to them. Only a few from every place will accept their preaching and reform themselves.
For example, if you take ISKCON, though it has very high standard of concepts, only a few thousands of people have come to its fold out of 130+ crores of Indian population.
It is said by Krishna Himself. All people will not try to know Him. Only one among thousands will try to know Krishna.
That is why, none of the acharyas/ messengers could change the entire population, but, only a few hundreds or thousands or lakhs.
IS TOTAL REFORMATION & CLEAN WORLD POSSIBLE?
Reforming the entire world is impossible because to implement the reactions of karma of the individuals, the karma network needs bad people also.
If a good person is destined to be killed, the karma network needs a killer to kill that person. So, it needs some bad people also.
Thus, eradicating the sinners is impossible.
Particularly, those who are involved in devotional services will face more disturbances and discouragements.
If these devotees withstand these disturbances and serve the Lord, they will be rewarded by the Lord and relieved from these material pains permanently.
As I said already, we can’t change this global trend.
If a country makes its law strict to protect its people, the foreign forces will make everything to spoil the consciousness of the people of that country through their products, services and media.
Like the globalization of economy, the deteriorating culture too has been globalized and the entire world is following the liberalized life style.
One will speak against others’ god. They will speak against his god. By speaking ill of other gods, they are glorifying their gods.
We have to survive in this trend. No way.
Though we can’t change the entire world, we can just protect ourselves and guide atleast one or two persons known to us to make them follow a life of dharma. If you are talented, you can guide a group of people through a forum. But, still there will be majority of people who do not like to hear what is dharma. Though they somehow hear, all of them won’t follow that.
Festivals, rituals, etc are celebrated all over the country for different gods. There seems to be lakhs of devotees. However, there is a heavy crowd in front of liquor shops also. Lakhs of children and women pushed in flesh trade. Only because they have customers, these trades are flourishing.
So, there will be both the devotees as well as violators in this world for ever except in Satya yuga that has good people only. In Treta yuga, there will be 25% of the violators; In dvapar yuga, there will be 50% of the violators; In kaliyuga, there will be 75% of violators.
Since 75% of the population are the violators, we are able to see such violators everywhere we go.
If you worry for all these happenings, you can’t do your duties peacefully.
So, just try to reform atleast one or two persons.
That’s all we can do.
Other things will be taken care by the creator Himself.
REFORMATION THROUGH POLITICS IS ALSO DIFFICULT
You have written about becoming a politician. In today’s world, even becoming a politician involves some restrictions. They can’t insist anyone to follow only a particular god. As a politician or ruler, he has to go with the aspirations of the people. Otherwise, they can’t come to the rule next time. If the prime minister is very strict, he can’t get the support of even his counsil of ministers. This is the trend now a days.
Even a good district collector or a good Police Inspector gets transferred frequently to the far away places if he is very strict in upholding the law.
We could not protect even the father of our nation. This is the result of being sincere in this kaliyuga.
All a good politician can do is to follow the rule of law and constitution. He can’t violate the constitution. Even if you decide to change the constitution, you should have full majority in both the houses.
So, feel satisfied by trying to transform atleast one or two persons known to you. This itself will receive blessings from the Lord.
Hope you have understood the reality.